Nature Mauritius

Picture of the Day: Forest on Shipwreck Island

In this reflective beauty by Bruce Hood, we see the shipwrecked SS Ayrfield in Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia. The photograph was taken from Wentworth point, and what truly remarkable are all of the trees growing on the abandoned ship! Nature always finds a way

19 Apr 2013,

Picture of the Day: Zhangye Danxia Landform

Zhangye Danxia Landform is concentrated predominantly in Linze and Sunan counties in Gansu Province. It is both the largest and the most typical of China's arid area danxia landforms. Because of aridity, the Zhangye Danxia Landform differs from that of south China. It is very dry and desolate, without any vegetation, so geologists call this "window lattice and palace-shaped Danxia topography”.

18 Apr 2013,

Picture of the Day: Atop Earth’s Atmosphere

In this breathtaking photograph we see the crescent moon through the top of Earth’s atmosphere. The image was taken above 21.5°N, 113.3°E by International Space Station crew Expedition 13 on July 20, 2006 over the South China Sea, just south of Macau.

17 Apr 2013,

Picture of the Day: First Flight

In this momentous occasion, we see two baby common goldeneye ducks leaving the nest and taking to the air for their first ever flight. The expressions on their face are priceless! What an amazing event to witness :)

15 Apr 2013,

Picture of the Day: The Black Iceberg

In this rare sighting we see a black iceberg. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia:Most icebergs are white except along freshly calved ice cliffs, which tend to appear blue. Others may appear green, brown or black, or combinations of these colours.

09 Apr 2013,

Decouverte du Grand Sud campaign

Mauritians will have a one-off opportunity to discover the natural reserves and “domains” in the south of the island on July 2 and 3 thanks to a promotional campaign launched by the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure.

30 Jun 2011,

Mauritius has received UNESCO’s green light

Mauritius has received UNESCO’s green light to nominate the Black River Gorges as a World Heritage Site.

29 Apr 2011,

Mauritius is proposing Black River Gorges to UNESCO

The inscription of Black River Gorges would add another historical site to the existing rich heritage of the country

19 Apr 2011,