Photos of the day 2014

January

Flower and snail
Carob tree and Roman ruin
Menies Bay
The village of Maxeri, Apokorona
A field of Androcymbium rechingeri in Elafonisi
Androcymbium rechingeri and Sea Squills
Androcymbium rechingeri in Elafonisi
Detail of Androcymbium rechingeri
Elafonisi beach
Shells on Elafonisi beach
Elafonisi beach
Elafonisi general view
The Libyan Sea from high up
A perfect day in the mountains
Mavri Laki
The summits of Psiloritis and Kedros
Fog on the plateau of Askyfou
Olive grove
View of Balos Bay and Cape Tigani
View of Balos Bay and Cape Tigani
View of Balos Bay and Cape Tigani
Arisarum vulgare - Friar's cowl
Mandragora and Arisarum vulgare
Twins
With open arms
Red earth of Crete
Cretan bull
The bay of Kissamos
The footpath to Balos Bay
Balos Bay
The monastery of Arkadi

February

Courtyard of the monastery of Arkadi
A look inside a shrine
Sand dune and juniper
Sand dune and sea daffodil
Centaurea pumilio and Sea daffodil
Pink sand in Elafonisi
After the rain
A field of Oxalis in Maleme
Anemones by the beach of Agii Apostoli
Tamarisk tree on Gerani beach
Georgioupolis beach
Psiloritis
Psiloritis
Green fields by Archanes
Votive offerings
Votive offering
Balos Bay
Balos Bay
Gramvousa Bay
The Venetian fort of Imeri Gramvousa
Euphorbia above the sea
Gerani beach
Spring in Crete: flowering almond tree
Spring in Crete: chamomile in an olive grove
Spring in Crete: chamomile in an olive grove
Euphorbia helioscopia - Sun spurge
Ranunculus veronicae

March

Cretan cyclamen
The west coast of Crete
Loutro
Anemones in Anopolis
View from the acropolis of Polyrinia
View from the acropolis of Polyrinia
A beach at Falasarna
The fruits of Tordylium apulum
New snow on the mountains
The grave of Eleftherios Venizelos
A carpet of flowers
Giant fennel and a bee
Giant fennel
A warm spring day at Kalathas beach
Sweet Water Beach
A spring on Sweet Water beach
Dragon Arum
Loutro
Carob tree above the sea
Lotus cytisoides at Kalathas
Descending from the summit of Melindaou
View from the summit of Melindaou
Crocuses in the mountains
Crocus sieberi
Scilla nana

April

Lotus cytisoides by Maleme beach
Taking a break
Geranium lucidum
Lupins
Asphodeline lutea
Crocus sieberi
Gerani beach
Tulipa saxatilis
Spring in Omalos
Tulipa saxatilis on the plateau of Omalos
The monastery of Katholiko from above
The monastery of Katholiko
The Cave of Panagia Arkoudiotissa
Butterfly on clover
Butterfly drinking nectar
A small blue beetle
Spanish broom
On the way to the acropolis of Polyrinia
Spring flowers
Jerusalem sage
Jerusalem sage
Asphodeline lutea above Anopolis
The beach of Chryssi Akti
The bay of Loutro

May

Cretan peony
The summit of Troharis
The bay of Agia Roumeli
The cliffs of Samaria
On the path between Paleochora and Sougia
Returning from Samaria
Campanula tubulosa
Above Agia Roumeli
Poppy in a rock
Looking through a cypress tree
Maple tree in a cliff
The bay of Lissos
The bay of Lissos

June

On the coastal path to Paleochora
Solitary wasp on a thistle
View of Akrotiri from Platanias
In the gorge of Imbros
Young male kri-kri
Cretan Ebony in the gorge of Imbros
A plane tree growing out of a rock
The path connecting Omalos to the valley of Agia Irini
Loutro
The ferryboat leaves Hora Sfakion
Bee on a thistle
Old beehives in the mountains
The bay of Phoenix
Spiny globe thistle
The chapel of Agios Nikolaos
Thistle in a courtyard
Paronychia macrosepala
Summer in the White Mountains

July

In the high desert
Rock formations in the Ammoutsera valley
Sheep in the high desert
Summits of the White Mountains
Sunset time in the White Mountains
Blue sheep
Colorful sheep
Lichen on a rock
A valley in the White Mountains
July full moon
Pebbles on a beach
Cypress in the mountains
Juniper in the mountains
Taking it easy on Gerani beach
The summits of Gingilos and Volakies
Dawn over Souda Bay
By the Libyan Sea
On a sand dune in Falasarna
Beach in Falasarna
Beach in Falasarna
Evening on Gerani beach
Balos at sunrise
Balos at sunrise
The Venetian fort of Gramvoussa
Summer in the White Mountains
Eight past eight
In the White Mountains

August

The plateau of Omalos
Morning in Loutro
Turkish fort by Loutro
Early morning on the Chania sea front
Early morning on the Chania sea front
Malotiria - Cretan mountain tea
In the harbour of Chania
Arriving at the harbour of Chania
Night sky
Descending from the summit of Pachnes
Full moon rising as we descend Pachnes
Full moon on the summit of Pachnes
Full moon lighting the summit of Kakovoli
Griffon vultures
Griffon vulture getting ready to land
Griffon vulture arriving at the nest
Oak growing on a cypress trunk
Boat excursion to Gramvousa
Boat excursion to Gramvousa
Pachnes by night
Walking in a big landscape
Summits of the White Mountains
Night view of Chania airport and Rethymnon
Early morning in Balos
Early morning in Balos
The Balos lagoon
The beach at Balos
Seitan Limania in August
Seitan Limania in late afternoon

September

Sea daffodils
Sea daffodil
Sea daffodil
Clouds
The White Mountains at sunset time
Theodorou island from Gerani beach
Sea daffodils
Herons
Going to Lissos by boat
Ridges of the White Mountains
Seaside flowers
Sea and rocks by Agii Apostoli
View from a fort above Agia Roumeli
Rock spires and cypresses
Walking in the White Mountains
View of the village of Livaniana

October

Above the gorge of Aradena
The power of flowers
Ascending Pachnes
Autumn flowers
Above the gorge of Samaria
Old cypress tree in the fog
Turkish fort in Agia Roumeli
The ferryboat on its way to Sougia
Cliffs in the Lissos gorge
Cliffs in the Lissos gorge
End of season in Sougia
End of season in Sougia
On the beach by Agia Marina
On the beach by Agia Marina
CAutumn rain
Sunset in the bay of Agia Roumeli

November

Sunset in the bay of Agia Roumeli
Monastery in Frangokastello
Orthi Ammos beach
Kalderimi
The path to Agia Roumeli
Early morning on Kalathas beach
Early morning on Kalathas beach

December

Cyclamen confusum
View from the summit of Volakies
A view of Gingilos from the South
The gorge of Samaria at dusk
Walking above the clouds
Falasarna
Falasarna
Falasarna
Androcymbium rechingeri and Crocus cartwrightianus
Androcymbium rechingeri
Androcymbium rechingeri in Elafonisi
Elafonisi in winter
Almyros Bay from the northern White Mountains
The peninsula of Akrotiri seen from the northern White Mountains
Chania seen from Malaxa
A cypress on the slopes of the White Mountains
View of Rodopou from Gramvoussa
The coast along the peninsula of Gramvoussa

 

 

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