A personal selection of photographs with their stories in English, Portuguese, and Dutch (scroll down for the Portuguese and Dutch texts).
AUGUST 2007: Cicada
The start of the Brazilian spring is announced with a lot of noise. A penetrating noise, as if someone had activated the alarm system in a factory. Surprisingly, this sound is produced by an insect: a cicada. Brazilians call it a cigarra. The cicadas live in trees. The sound they produce is developed by a special organ at their anterior abdominal region. The first days are used to test and to optimize the sound quality. Then they please their neighbors with serenades from dawn to dusk. The cicadas are not fixed to one tree, but they move…
View original post 216 more words