Tag Archives: Praslin

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Constance Lemuria is one of many hotels in Seychelles that follow conservation best-practices, and what follow is a unique experience with nature and creature comforts. For one you will experience wildlife much closer than normally, as wildlife is not intimidated, but wildlife will also find some of the amenities attractive, just like this moorhen that […]

Praslin, Seychelles

Every moment is unique. Every sunset is unique. My moment on this beach right outside my room in Praslin was that of “I’m so tired I simply have no energy to carry my gear to a sunset location with awesome granite boulders, only to take a quick look right outside my room. Just me and […]

Seychelles Parrot (Coracopsis barklyi)

Seychelles Parrot (Coracopsis barklyi)

The Seychelles parrot is as its name implies endemic to the archipelago, which means it’s a vulnerable species. In fact it’s only found on one island, Praslin. It’s an unusual species both in its rather bland appearance, with a plumage bland as a dry coconut, and vocalizations far from what you expect from a parrot. […]

Sea Coconut (Lodoicea maldivica)

Sea Coconut (Lodoicea maldivica)

This is the male inflorescence of the endemic sea coconut, or coco de mer. It is endemic to Praslin and its neighbouring island Curieuse, which means it is an endangered species. The incredibly large and unusually shaped seed makes it and extraordinarily popular item to humans, making it harder for the species to successfully reproduce […]

Praslin, Seychelles

Praslin, Seychelles

A very different experience when all colors are removed. Once upon a time Seychelles was part of the Gondwana supercontinent but now the granite islands are resting on the isolated North Seychelles Bank. All around is an abyss thousands of meters deep. Indeed Seychelles is an island domain above as well as below the ocean […]

Praslin, Seychelles

Once upon a time Seychelles was part of the Gondwana supercontinent but now the granite islands are resting on the isolated North Seychelles Bank. All around is an abyss thousands of meters deep. Indeed Seychelles is an island domain above as well as below the ocean surface. The granite boulders look smooth and inviting from […]