Sunday, May 25, 2014

I had a few hours before my flight back home. I spent this time in the Papua New Guinea National Museum & Art Gallery (http://www.museumpng.gov.pg/). The exhibition simply blow my mind away. As taking photos was forbidden, but there was nothing about making sketches, I brought my sketchbook with me. Here are some of the best exhibition pieces:

Cult figure (right) and a human figure devoured by hornbills:

















Wooden mask (had a cley-like quality):

















Wooden mask (was huge, some 1,5 m long):

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Mountain Peltops is catching flying insects, like a flycatcher. Such birds are great models:


















This clearing was made by local villagers for gardening. Those bare trees were the favourite spots of this bird. The surrounding forests hold Raggiana Bird of Paradise, Magnificent BoP, Growling Riflebird.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The expedition discovered at least 6 frog and reptile species that are new to science. I had the opportunity to study some of these first hand. Here are 2 Papuascincus skink species:











A photo of this latter one:














And a Prasinohaema species (these skinks have green blood, because instead of iron, they have copper in it):