The Black-breasted Puffleg is one of the most rare hummingbirds in the world. It can only be found in a restricted range in the country of Ecuador. It is critically endangered and threatened with extinction.
Mock Turtle Soup is a meaty and hearty meal that is great on a cold day. It lemony and savory flavor will warm you and satisfy you on a blustery winter afternoon.
The Mindo-Nambillo protected forest is one of the most biodiverse areas of the world. The Hacienda San Vicente (Yellow House) lies in the center of this tropical rainforest provided numerous opportunities to enjoy the...
White-necked Puffbird (Hotharchus hyperrhynchos) Steven L. Herrmann Deforestation has become a bane for the many inhabitants of the tropical rainforests around the world. Although the exotic trees are a boon for the...
The Black-tailed Trainbearer is a beautifully adorned hummingbird with a bright green coloring and an impressively long tail. It is common throughout the central Andean valley and can frequently be seen on the streets...
Although Mindo Ecuador is best known as a world class birding location, there are many activities available for the entire family. From horseback riding to rock climbing, there is something for everyone.
Creating vector graphics of butterflies can be a relatively simple project in Adobe Illustrator. With a little practice these beautiful images can be accomplished in less that 20 minutes.
Mustached Antpitta (Grallaria alleni) considered vulnerable Steven L. Herrmann Due to its size and biodiversity, Ecuador can be considered one of the premier avian wonders of the world. Although countries such...
Jerusalem Park Steven L. Herrmann Jerusalem Park, or Bosque Protector Jerusalén in Spanish, is an area of protected dry forest a short distance north of Quito Ecuador. Most people come to this tiny nation...
The Sword-billed Hummingbird is one of the most fascinating species in the hummingbird family. Its exceptionally long bill and graceful flight amazes the fortunate observer.
Ecuadorian Rainforest Steven L. Herrmann The tropical rainforest, for many, is a wonderland of exotic animals, brightly adorned birds, towering trees and unfathomable mystery. It is a place that is frequently dreamt...
Lemon-rumped Tanagers Steven L. Herrmann Regardless of how many years photographers may practice their trade; a true artist will always look for avenues of expanding their photographic vision. This experimentation may...
Carrot Cake Steven L. Herrmann I began cooking when I was seventeen and became enamored with creating culinary pleasures. I was always up to a challenge. When someone told me that a particular dish would be difficult...
The Green Honeycreeper is a beautifully colored bird that resides in the tropical rainforest of the Andes Mountains. It can be seen visiting the fruit trees in the foothills of Ecuador.