Season's Greetings
09 April 2007

 

Fig (1)

An African Monarch Butterfly

The photo was taken in park in Cairo.

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist

 

On 9 April 2007, Egypt celebrated the Sham en Nessim festival, an ancient spring feast that has been celebrated for thousands of years. As season's greetings, Mr. Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist, would like to present some of his wildlife photos to the readers of the PSC website.

 

The photo gallery below features images of the African Monarch Butterfly, the Small White Butterfly and the Rose-ringed Parakeet.

 

Picture Gallery

 

 

Fig (2)

African Monarch Butterfly Close-up

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist

 

 

Fig (3)

African Monarch Butterfly Close-up

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist


 



 

Fig (4)

An African Monarch Butterfly Feeding on a Flower

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist

     

 

Fig (5)

African Monarch Butterfly Close-up

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist


 

 

Fig (6)

Small White Butterfly Close-up

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist


 

 

Fig (7)

A Small White Butterfly Feeding on a Flower

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist

  

 

Fig (8)

Rose-ringed Parakees

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist

The Rose-ringed Parakeet is a tropical bird that was successfully colonized in Egypt, early in the 20th century. It can be commonly observed in several parks in Cairo and Alexandria. In his vacations, Aymen Ibrahem enjoys observing this.

  

Fig (9)

Rose-ringed Parakeet Close-up

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist


 

 

Fig (10)

A Pair of Rose-ringed Parakeets in the Nest

The nest was punched in a palm tree, over 12 m high.

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist

  

Fig (11)

Control Tower

A Rose-ringed Parakeet appears to be observing the ground

Photo by Aymen Ibrahem, Senior Astronomy Specialist

Further reading

Calm after the Storm

http://www.bibalex.org/eclipse2006/News_Details.aspx?id=199

Glowing Beauties

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Aymen Mohamed Ibrahem

Senior Astronomy Specialist

 

    
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