Evening

 

 

Sunset behind umbrella acacias (Vachellia tortilis), Tarangire National Park, northern Tanzania. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Dusk at Loch nan Uamh, Sound of Arisaig, Scotland. To the left a wrecked boat. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

This illuminated wooden bridge is leading out to the Ngoc Son Temple in the Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Spruce trees, illuminated by the evening sun, Oberpfälzerwald Nature Park, Bavaria, southern Germany. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

It is the evening of the day.
I sit and watch the children play.
Smiling faces I can see,
But not for me.
I sit and watch,
As tears go by.

 

From the song As Tears Go By (1964), written by Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (both born 1943). As the story goes, their manager Andrew Loog Oldham (born 1944) locked them in a kitchen in order to force them to write a song together. Initially, the last line of the verse above was As time goes by, but Oldham insisted that it should be replaced by As tears go by, which greatly improved the poem.

Marianne Faithfull (born 1946) recorded and released the song as a single in 1964, and it became a huge success. Later, the Rolling Stones recorded their own version.

 

 

 

 

Vorsø is a small nature reserve in Horsens Fjord, Denmark, which has been largely untouched by Man since 1928. You may read about this interesting reserve on the page Nature Reserve Vorsø.

 

 

Colony of great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo ssp. sinensis) at sunset, Vorsø. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening light creates alpenglow on Mt. Ruapehu, with the peaks Tahurangi (2797 m) (left) and Girdlestone Peak (2658 m), Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Stone fence in evening light, Møn, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening atmosphere in a restaurant, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset behind Iron Age standing stones, Stammershalle, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

The felucca is a small type of sailboat, which originated in the eastern Mediterranean. Today, it is especially common on the Nile River.

 

 

Feluccas on the Nile at sunset, Luxor, Egypt. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Bright red evening clouds, Funen, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

At dusk, the sky above Alishan National Forest, central Taiwan, assumes a delicate shade of orange. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Evening sunshine, illuminating trees in Alishan National Forest. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

At dusk, people go out to collect sea food at low tide, Bwejuu Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Boat in evening light, Lac de Grand Lieu, Loire Atlantique, France. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Women and children, carrying burdens at sunset, Caspian Sea, Iran. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Nodding thistles (Carduus nutans) in evening light, Pamukkale, western Turkey. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

An illuminated restaurant is reflected in Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Bangweulu is a huge wetland area in northern Zambia, described in depth on the page Countries and places: Bangweulu – where water meets the sky.

 

 

At dusk, cumulus clouds gather above the Bangweulu Swamps. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Linden trees (Tilia) are described on the page Plants: Plants in folklore and poetry.

 

 

Evening light on rows of common linden (Tilia x europaea), Jutland, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Glorious evening sky over Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening light on mountains, seen from Passo di Valparola (2192 m), Dolomites, Italy. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

At dusk, this angler tries his luck from the wharf in Longdong, north-eastern Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

On the page Travel episodes – Tanzania 1988: Experiencing African bureaucracy, you may read about our bird counts along the Tanzanian coast.

 

 

Late afternoon sun, illuminating mangrove with feeding birds, including dimorphic egrets (Egretta dimorpha) and a crab plover (Dromas ardeola), Ras Pombwa, Tanzania. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening light in an agricultural area near Kalø Vig, Jutland, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Late in the afternoon, rain clouds gather over the Zambezi River, Zimbabwe. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Drift wood, casting long evening shadows on a sandy beach, Dueodde, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

The yellow-necked spurfowl (Pternistis leucoscepus) is distributed from Eritrea southwards to northern Tanzania, westwards to eastern Uganda and South Sudan. The popular name stems from its yellow throat patch and the spurs that the males have on the back of their legs.

 

 

At dusk, a yellow-necked spurfowl is calling from a termite mound, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Alpenglow on the Ala Dağları Mountains, near the village of Çukurbağ, Turkey. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening fog, Dasyueshan National Forest, central Taiwan. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening clouds, Steinwald Nature Park, southern Germany. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

The fantastic nature in Namibia is described in depth on the page Countries and places: Namibia – a desert country.

 

 

Sand dunes in late afternoon light, Sossusvlei, Namibia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Bolgoda is a large lake in south-western Sri Lanka. You may read about my adventures here on the page Travel episodes – Sri Lanka 1976: Among alcohol brewers.

 

 

Towards evening, a fisherman paddles his canoe past fish traps in Lake Bolgoda, made of split bamboo stems, which have been tied together to form mats. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening clouds, Bühlertal, Schwarzwald, southern Germany. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow evening sky behind a species of cactus spurge (Euphorbia), Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening atmosphere, Roskilde Fjord, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

The commonest African fruit-bat is the straw-coloured fruit-bat (Eidolon helvum), which lives in sub-Saharan savannas and forest, southwards to South Africa, and also in the south-western part of the Arabian Peninsula.

 

 

At dusk, great numbers of straw-coloured fruit-bats leave their day roost in Kasanka National Park, Zambia, in search of ripe fruit. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

The herring gull (Larus argentatus) and several other species of gull are described on the page Nature: Urban nature.

 

 

On their way to their night roost, herring gulls are soaring over Christiansø, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening light on eroded rock formations around the Hill Ruins of Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Dusk at a lake, Scotland. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

A large number of pictures, depicting the gorgeous autumn foliage of sugar maple (Acer saccharum), and numerous other trees, are found on the page Autumn.

 

 

Sugar maple, illuminated by the evening sun, North Egremont, Massachusetts, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Orange evening light on high-rise buildings, Taichung, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Late afternoon sun, illuminating a herd of grazing plains zebras (Equus quagga ssp. boehmi), Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Rural road in evening light, Pamukkale, western Turkey. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Bamboo at sunset, Yujing, southern Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Dusk, London. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening traffic, Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening sky, Aaker Plantation, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Evening silhouette of Saint Dominique Church, Portland, Maine, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

 

 

Bruddesta, Öland, Sweden, in evening light. This abandoned fishing village has been preserved as a museum, including huts, boats, and winches, the purpose of which was to haul the boats on land. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

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(Latest update December 2020)