Sleep

 

 

Cambodia 2009
This driver of a tuk-tuk, or motorcycle taxi, is napping while waiting for his customers to return from sightseeing at Angkor Thom, Cambodia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Arizona-Utah 2001
Sleeping female bobcat (Lynx rufus), Tucson Desert Zoo, Arizona, United States. Twelve subspecies of this solitary cat are recognized, widely distributed across North America, from southern Canada south to central Mexico. It inhabits a number of different habitats, forests, grasslands, swamps, and semi-desert, as well as some suburban areas. Despite this adaptability, it is declining over much of its area, due to competition with the successful coyote (Canis latrans) and feral domestic dogs. – Pictures of various other cats are found elsewhere on this website, see Gallery: Animals – Cats. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydasien 1982-83
Children, sleeping on a sidewalk, Kathmandu, Nepal. The one in front has assumed an unusual posture, while the other is covered to protect it from flies. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tibet 1987
During a lull in his business, this shoemaker in Shigatse, Tibet, is napping in an alternative position. On the pavement, he has spread out shoe heels, metal fittings, and other items. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bali 2009
This young long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is sleeping with its mother on a wall near the Wenara Wana Temple (popularly called ‘Monkey Forest’), Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. – Read more about this species, and other monkeys, elsewhere on this website, see Animals: Monkeys and apes. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2013
During a long bus ride, these girls have fallen asleep, near Trisuli, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2014c
During a Daoist festival for the Mother Goddess Mazu, this handicapped man is selling fake money, which are burned as an offering, Fushing Temple, Xiluo, Taiwan. At the moment, his business is not doing so well, so he has fallen asleep. – Read about Daoism elsewhere on this website, see Religion: Daoism in Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Europa 1972-2005
Taxi drivers, sleeping on a wall in the midday heat, Lassithi, Crete, Greece. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Chile 2011a
Black cat, sleeping beneath a wall painting, depicting – a black cat, Valparaiso, Chile. – Read more about domestic cats on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1985
His head-strap still wrapped around his forehead, this tired porter takes a nap on the foundation of a small Hindu shrine, Kathmandu, Nepal. – Read about Hinduism on this website, see Religion: Hinduism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydøstasien 1975
The population of Borneo comprises many tribes, e.g. Iban, Punan, Kayan, Kelabit, and Penan, known by the common name of Dayaks. While her child is breast-feeding, this Dayak woman is sleeping on the deck of a boat on the Rajang River, Sarawak. – Read more about Dayaks on this website, see Travel episodes: Borneo 1975 – Canoe trip with Punan tribals. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tanzania 1993
Sleeping red-billed duck (Anas erythrorhyncha), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. This species is widely distributed in eastern and southern Africa. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bangkok 2005-07
This dog, sleeping on a sidewalk in Bangkok, Thailand, is indeed very warmly dressed, considering that the temperature was around 30 degrees Centigrade! The snout is pointing to the left. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Egypten 1999
During the midday heat, this man is sleeping in a niche inside the Hakim Mosque, Old Cairo, Egypt. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1997
Every year, thousands of Hindu pilgrims undertake the November pilgrimage to the Gandak River at Sonpur, Bihar, northern India. In connection with the festival, a huge market, or mela, is held. Despite the tremendous noise from numerous loudspeakers, this woman and her daughter are soundly asleep among their belongings. – Read more about Hinduism on this website, see Religion: Hinduism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydafrika-Namibia 1993
Standing on one leg, this red-billed francolin (Pternistis adspersus) is dozing, Etosha National Park, Namibia. This species is distributed in southern Africa, from Angola and Zambia southwards. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Everest 2010a
During a lull in his business, this roadside vendor is sleeping peacefully on a bench in the midday heat, Kendja, Solu, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Filippinerne 1984
Man, sleeping beside his pushcart, Manila, Luzon, Philippines. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Jylland 1977-90
During a forest hike, this little girl has fallen asleep on her father’s back, Jutland, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tanzania 1993
Napping black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. A tiny population of this globally threatened species is lingering in this crater, closely guarded by rangers against poachers, who sell rhino horns to middle men, who in turn export them to China, where they are used as an ingredient in traditional medicine. Read more about this illegal trade elsewhere on this website, see: Traditional medicine. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1994-95
This baby is very snug, lying on his mother’s front porch in the Ghunsa Valley, eastern Nepal. The dogs may seem asleep, but they make sure that nothing will harm the child. Note that one of the dogs has a half-open eye, watching whether my doings are harmless. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1982
While waiting for their train at Delhi Railway Station, India, members of these families are sleeping on the platform. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2012a
Taiwanese dog, also called Takasago dog, sleeping in front of drying persimmons (Diospyros kaki), Xinpu, Taiwan. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guatemala 1998
During the Catholic Festival of the Dead, Guatemalan men drink huge amounts of a local alcohol, Quetzalteca, made from sugar cane. Despite rainy weather, this dead drunk man has fallen asleep in a street in the town of Todos Santos. – Read more about Guatemala on this website, see Travel episodes – Guatemala 1998: Land of the Mayans. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
Paria dog, sleeping with its head sticking out through a hole in a wall, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA-Canada 1992
While moulting, northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) spend a lot of time sleeping on their moulting site, as on this picture from Año Nuevo State Park, California, United States. Elephant seals derive their name from their great size and from the male’s large, inflatable proboscis, with which he makes loud roaring noises, especially during the mating season. Formerly, these large seals were hunted extensively for their blubber, from which oil was made, and by 1869 they had almost been extirpated. By 1890, only one group, comprising about 100 animals, was known to exist. The elephant seal managed to survive, and since the early 20th century it has been protected by law in Mexico and the United States. Subsequently, it has now recovered, counting more than 200,000 individuals. Today, it occurs in scattered colonies along the Pacific Coast, from Baja California to the Gulf of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Ladakh 2009
Relaxed rickshaw-driver, sleeping on his cycle, Delhi, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Hornborgasjön 2006
The Eurasian crane (Grus grus) is breeding from Scandinavia and the Baltic States, east across the entire Siberian taiga, with a patchy distribution in the rest of Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, and Tibet. This picture shows a bird, sleeping while standing on one leg in Lake Hornborgasjön, Sweden. This lake is visited by up to 10,000 cranes in March-April, resting here on their way to the breeding grounds. – More pictures of cranes are found elsewhere on this website, see Gallery: Animals – Cranes. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tanzania 1990
Sleeping African hunting dogs (Lycaon pictus), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Note that one of the dogs is wearing a radio collar for tracking. – Read more about African hunting dogs on this website, see Animals: Hunting dogs – nomads of the savanna. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Irland 1987-99
Tired little girl, sleeping in a chair, Kilcolgan, Ireland. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Jylland 1991-95
Cats have a fantastic sense of balance. This cat is sleeping on a fence, Jutland, Denmark. – Read more about domestic cats on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Kina 1987
Sleeping giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Chengdu Zoo, Sichuan Province, China. This black-and-white bear, in Chinese 大熊猫 (‘big bear-cat’), is native to south-central China. Despite being a carnivore, its diet is more than 99% bamboo stems and leaves, supplemented by other grasses, wild tubers, birds, rodents, and carrion. The giant panda is highly endangered, counting only about 2,000 individuals in the wild. An increase in available habitat provides support for the contention that its numbers are increasing. Forest protection and reforestation measures have supported an 11.8% increase in panda-occupied habitat, and a 6.3% increase in unoccupied, but suitable habitat. Although the panda population is currently increasing, climate change is predicted to eliminate more than 35% of its bamboo habitat in the next 80 years, and thus the population is projected to decline. (Source: iucnredlist.org/details/712/0). (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1991
The Hindu festival of Bisket Jatra is celebrated with vigor by the Newar population of the town of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. This Newar woman has wrapped a cloth around her sleeping child on her back. She has also applied charcoal around the eyes of the child to keep flies away. – Read more about Hinduism on this website, see Religion: Hinduism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydasien 1978-79
Boy, sleeping on a broken staircase, leading up to an ancient Buddhist temple, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tanzania 1990
Leopard (Panthera pardus), sleeping in a tree, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Read about this species on this website, see Animals: The leopard – spotted killer. For more pictures of leopards and other cats, see Gallery: Animals – Cats. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Vorsø 1988-99
Sleeping greenshank (Tringa nebularia), Horsens Fjord, Denmark. This wader is a common breeding bird in the northern subarctic zone, from northern Scotland and Scandinavia across the Siberian taiga to Chukotka and the Kamchatka Peninsula. It is migratory, spending the winter in Africa, southern Asia and Australia. It forms a superspecies together with the greater yellowlegs (T. melanoleuca) of North America and the spotted redshank (T. erythropus), which breeds in northern Scandinavia and Siberia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Ladakh 2009
Homeless children, sleeping in the street, Delhi, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guatemala 1998
While selling fruits at a market in Antigua, Guatemala, this woman has wrapped a cloth around her sleeping child on her back. – Read more about Guatemala on this website, see Travel episodes – Guatemala 1998: Land of the Mayans. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydafrika-Namibia 1993
There are two widely separated populations of the brown, or Afro-Australian, fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus), the South African, or Cape, fur seal (A. p. pusillus), and the Australian fur seal (A. p. doriferus). The Cape fur seal ranges along the southern coasts of Africa, from Ilha dos Tigres in southern Angola, along the Namibian coast to Algoa Bay in South Africa, while the Australian subspecies lives in south-eastern Australian waters, along the coasts of Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, with the largest concentration in the Bass Strait. Their preferred breeding habitats are rocky islands, and pebble or boulder beaches. The population of the Cape fur seal is approximately 2 million, while that of the Australian fur seal is around 120,000. (Source: iucnredlist.org/details/2060/0). – Surrounded by his harem in the breeding colony at Cape Cross, Namibia, this bull Cape fur seal is enjoying a break in his wrestling with other males, which will try to mate with his females. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydasien 1978-79
These women have got a lift on the back of a truck, Hetauda, southern Nepal. One of them has fallen asleep on sacks of grain. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Malaysia 1984-85
While trying to sell her goods, this street vendor in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, has fallen asleep. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
During the Hindu festival Holi, or ‘Festival of Colours’, this dog in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India, has been sprayed with coloured water. – Read more about the Holi festival on this website, see Travel episodes – India 1991: Attending Hindu festivals in Rajasthan. About dogs, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Asien 1972-73
One day, while staying on the peninsula Mian Kaleh in the Caspian Sea, northern Iran, I heard a snoring sound from a dense patch of grass. As it turned out, the sound stemmed from a wild boar (Sus scrofa), sleeping in its nest. When I approached too close, it suddenly jumped up and took off at a tremendous speed, while my heart jumped into my mouth. – Read more about Mian Kaleh and the Caspian Sea elsewhere on this website, see Travel episodes – Iran 1973: Car breakdown at the Caspian Sea. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2010
This driver of a tuk-tuk, or motorcycle taxi, is napping while waiting for his customers to return from sightseeing at Roluos (Hariharalaya), Angkor, Cambodia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Jylland 1996-99
A little girl and a wire-haired dachshund, sleeping together on a sofa, Jutland, Denmark. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Myanmar 2007
Many places in Asia, a pig sty is a very simple affair – or simply lacking. These pigs in central Myanmar have been tied to a tree at the road side. – Read more about pigs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Yunnan 2007
This sign along a highway in Yunnan Province, China displays remarkable English. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2009a
This six-metre-long sculpture of Vishnu at Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, called ‘The Sleeping Vishnu’, has been carved from one huge rock. He is depicted reclining in The Cosmic Ocean, resting on a somewhat unusual bed – the eleven-headed cobra Anantha Naga. In this picture, the face of the statue is being cleaned ritually with milk during the festival Haribondhi Ekadasi. – Read more about Vishnu and other Hindu gods, and about Hinduism in general, on this website, see Religion: Hinduism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydasien 1976-77
Sleeping Sinhalese boy, Sri Lanka. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Fyn 2005-09
A cat and her kittens, sleeping in a wooden box, Funen, Denmark. – Read more about domestic cats on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Norden 1967-86
During a hike at Fokstumyr, Dovrefjell, Norway, Danish ornithologist Knud Pedersen is sleeping in a relaxed posture. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1982
Homeless man, sleeping on a sidewalk, Delhi, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tanzania 1988
During a trip to make research on the occurrence of waders along the Tanzanian coast, Danish biologist Ib Krag Petersen assumes an alternative resting position on board our research boat ‘Gaia Quest’. – Read more about this research elsewhere on this website, see Travel episodes – Tanzania 1988: Experiencing African bureaucracy. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Jylland 1996-99
Usually, dogs and cats are sworn enemies, but if they grow up together, like this cat and wire-haired dachshund, they can be the best of friends. – Read more about domestic cats and dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bali-Lombok 2012
Mother and child, sleeping on a sidewalk, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Lahaul-Ladakh 2014
These dogs have found a peaceful place to sleep near the Hadimba Temple, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India. – Read more about this temple, and about Hinduism in general, on this website, see Religion: Hinduism. About dogs, see Animals: Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Egypten 1999
While trying to sell peas, this street vendor has fallen asleep, Aswan, Egypt. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Filippinerne 1984
The art of relaxation: Man, sleeping on board a ferry between Luzon and Mindoro, Philippines. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Kina 1987
In the warm summer sun, this elderly man has fallen asleep in his chair in the street, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1987
While begging, this one-legged man fell asleep, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bangkok 2005-07
Female street vendor, sleeping on a sidewalk with her two dogs, Bangkok, Thailand. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1991a
Cat, sleeping in drying wheat, Siduwa, Arun Valley, eastern Nepal. – Read more about domestic cats on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sri Lanka 1974-75
Homeless beggar, sleeping in a shelter at a bus stop, surrounded by his few belongings, Panadura, Sri Lanka. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydafrika-Namibia 1993
Lioness (Panthera leo), sleeping in the shade of a tree, Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa. – More pictures of lions and other cats are found elsewhere on this website, see Gallery: Animals – Cats. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 2000-01
Homeless beggar, sleeping on a sidewalk, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India. The script on the wall is Tamil. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydøstasien 1975
Truck driver, sleeping in his cabin, Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydspanien 2005
Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus), sleeping on a wall atop the Gibraltar Rock, southern Spain. This rock is home to a population of about 300 of these monkeys, divided into five troops. The species was possibly introduced to the rock by the Moors. – Read more about this species, as well as many other monkeys, elsewhere on this website, see Animals: Monkeys and apes. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydasien 1978-79
Man, sleeping among sacks of grain, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2014c
During a Taiwanese Daoist festival, dedicated to the Mother Goddess Mazu, pilgrims often walk for days, from temple to temple. This tired pilgrim has fallen asleep in the Fushing Temple, Xiluo. – Read about Daoism elsewhere on this website, see Religion: Daoism in Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1991
This dog in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, probably ate the bird and fell asleep beside it. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tanzania 1993
Sleeping hippo (Hippopotamus amphibious), resting its head on a companion’s back, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Read about hippos on this website, see Animals: Hippo – the river horse that lives on both sides. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tibet 1987
Workers, napping on stacked timber during their midday break, Shigatse, Tibet. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Island-Færøerne 1999
This little boy, dressed for cold weather, is sleeping in a pram, Þingvellir, Iceland. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Jylland 1996-99
Sleeping pup of wire-haired dachshund, 3 weeks old, Jutland, Denmark. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1991
While waiting for his train, this passenger is sleeping on the platform at Varanasi Railway Station, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA 1992
Sleeping grey fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), Tucson Desert Zoo, Arizona, Unites States. This species is widely distributed, found from southern Canada, south through Central America to Columbia and Venezuela. – More pictures of foxes and other members of the dog family are found elsewhere on this website, see Gallery: Animals – Dogs. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1994
Homeless boy and his dog, sleeping on a sidewalk, Kathmandu, Nepal. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Uttarakhand 2008
Wearing a hat against the winter cold (but no socks), this tired rickshaw-driver is napping on his bicycle, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Varanasi 2008
Paria bitch, sleeping with her pups in a heap of garbage, Varanasi, India. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Vorsø 1975-87
Common teal (Anas crecca), sleeping while standing on a submerged tree trunk in a pond, Horsens Fjord, Denmark. This small duck has an enormous distribution, breeding in most Northern Temperate and Arctic areas, with the exception of Greenland and northern Canada. It winters further south, in subtropical and tropical areas of Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. The American subspecies, called green-winged teal, is often regarded as a separate species, Anas carolinensis. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Myanmar 2007
This dog is sleeping atop a staircase, which seemingly is leading into empty space, Nyaung Shwe, Lake Inle, Myanmar. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1994
Man, napping in the doorway to a Shiva temple, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Yunnan 2007
Dog, sleeping outside a shop, Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China. – Read more about dogs on this website, see Animals – Animals as servants of Man. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1985
Tibetan women and their dog, napping in the courtyard in the warm midday sun, Pokhara, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

(Uploaded January 2018)

 

(Revised continuously)