Pig-tailed Langur, Simias concolor
In the early summer of 2017 I met a young man. In his facial expressions and his physical expressiveness I immediately noticed a Spirit Animal monkey. As I have already said elsewhere, communication with an Spirit Animal does not take place in the words provided by thinking. It requires an inner silence for me in which the reception of subtle impulses and their insightful translation becomes possible.
Habitat: Mentawei Islands off the west coast of Sumatra
Tristan Albatross, Diomedea dabbenena
Eight years ago, I met the Spirit Animal Albatross with a young woman. She had been injured by events in her childhood, in her trust in life and her ability to relate. She was ready to dream, to go into states that made her forget her mental injuries. On the other hand, she was gifted in getting in touch with people who brought her traumatic memories back to life. Sometimes she lived for days on the streets, with or without drugs, in a state of intoxication, surrounded by youth and feelings of eternity. For albatrosses it is exhausting to take up the flight and also to land again, but in their dynamic gliding they are carried by an endurance, by a special ability to take it up also with the very stormy weather conditions. The young woman maneuvered herself through difficult experiences and emotions. I experienced her determined to master her life. Read More
James’ Flamingo. Phoenicoparrus jamesi
In the high altitudes of the Andes, the flamingo colonies give the low vegetation landscape on the salt water lakes a brilliant play of colours. The James’ Flamingo is the smaller species of South American flamingo. He lives exclusively in the Andes, only from an altitude of 2000m. The beak of the James’ Flamingo is bright yellow and as with all flaming species occupied with the contrasting black end. The type of beak itself, whereby the flamingos catch the planktonic algae and small crabs by filtration, is unique in the bird world. The feathers of the flamingos only turn red when they eat this special food and the colour intensity and type of colouring is different for each of the flamingo species and remains only temporary. The James’ Flamingo is rather overall white, a little pink at the head, in addition it carries a red triangle under the wings and its decorative feathers are mostly streaked by strong red. Read More