Stunning Close-Ups Starfish Photos By Alexander Semenov

7 02 2013

(Photo by Alexander Semenov)

The above photo of starfish by Alexander Semenov is so nice and it looks like some sea anemones.

I have never seen such photos before and I think that they are so beautiful.

Biologist Alexander Semenov uses  a macro lens to capture these stunning close-ups of vibrant starfish.

Mr. Semenov is chief of diving team at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS), in Russia.  

He graduated from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology in 2007.

Now Mr. Semenov organises all WSBS underwater projects.

He enjoys underwater photography and I think that he is really good at it.

I hope that I could see the real thing and take the beautiful pictures by myself.

By the way, here are some more stunning starfish photos by Alexander Semenov …

Please click here for more beautiful close-ups photos of starfish by Alexander Semenov.

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The Mystery of The Deforested Woods (Chapter 4: Trip To Russia)

10 12 2012

Please click here for, ‘The Mystery of The Deforested Woods (Chapter 3: Suspects)’

Od Woods

They all thought hard. “I know!” shouted Pete. “I think I know the person who cut down the trees in the woods. Henry! It should be him. It can’t be Ivan; because if Ivan cut down the trees, there won’t be any noise so we won’t be hearing the clattering sound. But first, we need to find out more information about Henry and Ivan. All lumberjacks in this country must be members of the Lumberjack Club and we can check their resumes at the club office,” continued Pete.

Safora and Mic volunteered to go to the Lumberjack Club to check if Henry and Ivan are members of the club. An hour later, they returned to Mic’s house with good news.

“Okay,” started Safora. “We have good news. They are both members of the Lumberjack Club and here is what we found out about them.” She took out her note-book and read, ” Henry is now 57 years old. He was born in Dillenburg, Netherlands. And Ivan is now 53 years old. He was born in the lands of Kolomenskoye, Russia.”

“And I have another good news,” said Mic excitedly. “Tomorrow my father is going to Russia and he is taking Reen and I along for a holiday. We’ll try to see if we can find more information about Ivan as our father will be meeting his old friend, a lumberjack named Akbar over there. Akbar was born in India but he now lives in Russia. Our father said that some of Akbar’s fingers had turned crooked or pointy, I can’t remember which; so he wants to visit him and see if he can help Akbar.”

“Where was Akbar born, Mic?” asked Pete.

“Agra, near the Taj Mahal. And I’ll try to ask him questions to find out if he came to Woodsland recently,” answered Mic.

The next day, Mic and Reen were very excited; they could hardly wait for the time to go to the airport. Their flight to Russia would be departing from the Woodsland International Airport or WIAIR at 12 o’clock noon and they were going to the airport two hours earlier. Mic and Reen said goodbye to Pete and Safora, and they promised to bring back something special from Russia for their friends.

“When will you be back from Russia?” asked Safora.

“We’ll be there for six days and we will be arriving back here at 7 o’clock in the morning on Monday,” answered Mic. “I have never been to Russia before and I hope that it is going to be fun over there,” continued Mic. Safora and Pete said goodbye to Mic, Reen and their parents as they departed for the airport.

Six days later at 7 o’clock in the morning, an AeroBratsk aeroplane landed on Woodsland International Airport’s runway from Russia.  Fifteen minutes later, out came some Russians from the aeroplane. Then a boy with his little brother walked out from the aeroplane together with their parents, followed by an Indian manIt was Mic and Reen and their parents. They came back to Woodsland together with their friend Akbar.

Two hours later, Pete, Safora, Mic and Reen got together at Mic’s house. They were so happy to see each other again. Mic and Reen told Pete and Safora about their experiences in Russia and gave them some beautiful Russian Nesting Dolls, snow globes and some Russian postage stamps. Akbar saw the children talking excitedly to each other in the garden, so he walked towards them. Reen introduced Akbar to Pete and Safora and as Akbar decided to join them, they could not discuss about the mystery. Looking at each other, they wondered, who could be the lumberjack who cut down the trees in the woods ….

To be continued …

Please click here for, The Mystery of The Deforested Woods (Chapter 5: Interviews)





Special Animal Friendships

4 12 2012
A baby rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) plays with a tiger cub at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, August 2, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A baby rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) plays with a tiger cub at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, August 2, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

I love to watch animals playing and being friends with other animals.

I think people must learn from animals and stop fighting with each other 😉

Even animals can make friends with other animals, so it is very sad to see humans hurting and killing each other everyday.

I know one cat who loves to ‘talk’ with crows.

It’s name is Primiligh and it’ll make birdlike meows when it meows to the birds (that’s what my sister always says).

So here are cute pictures of animals being friends with other animals.

(Please click the photos for bigger images.)

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Bodies Of Russian Accident Victims Laid To Rest In Their Hometowns

8 09 2012

The bodies of the two Malaysian students, who were killed in a road accident in Russia on Sunday, arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport late Friday.

Please read: Malaysian Medical Students Killed In Russian Accident.

Adzreen Dimyati, 22 who was a Public Service Department (PSD) scholar was laid to rest at the Precinct 20 Muslim Cemetery in Putrajaya later in the night.

Meanwhile the body of Hanisah Muhd Shah who was sponsored by MARA arrived at the Tengku Ampuan Intan Zaharah Mosque in Dungun at about 6.53am Saturday morning and was safely buried at the Syed Yahya Muslim Cemetery in Kampung Molek at about 7.55am.





M’sian Accident Victims In Russia Transferred To Nizhny

7 09 2012

The five medical students who were injured in a road accident in the Vladimirskaya region, Russia had been transferred from a hospital inViyazniky, Vladimirskaya to a hospital in Nizhny since two days ago.

The injured students are MARA-sponsored students Siti Nadiah Abdullah Sani, Nurul Amirah Mohd Nor, Nor Hidayah Jailuddin, Nur Liyana Kamarul Bahrin and Siti Romeza Abdul Reza.

Two other Malaysian medical students, Hanisah Muhd Shah from Dungun, Terengganu and Adzreen Binyati from Putrajaya were killed in the accident.

All of them are Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy fifth-year medical students.

NST reported that Umno Overseas Club chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said they would extend any help that they could give to the victims’ families.

Ahmad Shabery, who is also the Youth And Sports Minister, also said that the club, along with other government agencies, would try and bring the injured, who are being treated at the hospital, back to Malaysia if the need arises.

May Allah help them and their families.

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Bodies Of M’sian Students Killed In Russia To Arrive Home Thursday

5 09 2012

Distraught mother: Rokayah holding Hanisah’s photo (inset) at their house in Kg Gong Pasir in Dungun, Terengganu.

Mara director-general Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad said preparations were being made by the Mara director in Russia, Suhaimi Zainuldin, to bring back the bodies of  the medical students who were killed in an accident in Russia.

(Please click here for: Malaysian Medical Students Killed In Russian Accident)

The bodies of Hanisah Muhd Shah and Adzreen Binyati are scheduled to arrive in the country tomorrow.

Al-Fatihah to Kakak Hanisah and Kakak Adzreen.

I pray that may Allah gives the strength to their families.





Malaysian Medical Students Killed In Russian Accident

4 09 2012

Please click here for the latest update: Bodies Of Russian Accident Victims Laid To Rest In Their Hometowns.

(News Update: Bodies Of M’sian Students Killed In Russia To Arrive Home Thursday)

Seven Malaysian medical students were involved in a road accident in the Vladimirskaya region, Russia at about 11pm on September 2, 2012.

They were travelling from the Moscow Airport to Nizhny when the minibus they were in collided with a similar vehicle after spending Hari Raya in Malaysia.

Hanisah Muhd Shah died on the spot while Adzreen Binyati died on the way to the hospital.

Hanisah Muhd Shah was a MARA-sponsored student from Dungun, Terengganu while Adzreen Binyati was a JPA sponsored student from Putrajaya.

The injured students are MARA-sponsored students Siti Nadiah Abdullah Sani, Nurul Amirah Mohd Nor, Nor Hidayah Jailuddin, Nur Liyana Kamarul Bahrin and Siti Romeza Abdul Reza.

They are being treated at a hospital in Vladimirskaya.

All of them are Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy fifth-year medical students.

I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.








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