CAMEROON

Recently, I had the pleasure of receiving this very nice photo-card taken by Rolf on the slopes of the active volcanic peak of Mt. Cameroon; the card was franked by a stamp showing the international symbol of AIDS awareness

GHANA

This colorful card was posted by a friend in Ghana, and shows a typical rural scene, with vendors selling fresh produce at a local market. This card was franked by a small stamp showing local fruit, and a commemorative issue celebrating the Universal Postal Union

FALKLAND IS.

This lovely card shows an Albatross and chick at the nest, one of many seabird species that nest and feed in the Falkland Islands. The card was franked with two lovely stamps, showing penguins and a colorful fungi species.

GIBRALTAR

This fantastic card comes from Gibraltar, one of the oldest British outposts, located strategically at the edge of Europe and just a few miles from the N. African coast. It was franked with several interesting stamps, including a pair of Woodchat Shrikes from a 2008 definitive series showing birds.

MOROCCO / Maroc

This interesting card comes from Morocco, and shows a trail outlined on the country's map noting several main cities and tourist centers. Gorgeous views show two historical sites preserved as cultural heritage.

SURINAM

This great card comes from Surinam in S. America, and shows the stunning Blue-gray Tanager, a common resident of gardens and open areas in Latin America. Those that have seen it will agree with me that its color is an otherworldly, indescribably shade of cerulean blue...

ST. MAARTEN

This tropical card shows scenery and the coastline of the isle of St. Maarten, whose administration is divided between Netherlands and France. It was franked by a lovely hummingbird stamp from the Neth. Antilles.

LESOTHO

This cultural scene shows traditional Basotho riders of Lesotho, and was sent by my friend Julius in Maseru. The card was franked with a very nice stamp depicting the coronation anniversary of King Letsie

BRITISH VIRGIN IS.

This great card shows the male and female of an endemic Caribbean species, the Antillean Crested Hummingbird. The card was franked with two stunning stamps, one showing a regatta in the 1984 Olympics and the other depicting the Large Iguana.

BOTSWANA

A great card to start 2014! Showing a herd of savannah elephants in Chobe National Park, one of the jewels of wild Botswana and a center for ecotourism.

AZORES

This amazing card came to me from a visitor to the island of Sao Miguel, in the Azores, and shows a forest waterfall and natural pool, one of the many attractions of this verdant Portuguese territory

TIBET

This stunning card shows the Ra"og Lake in Nyingchi, Tibet. It was franked with two amazing stamps showing a songbird in a traditional landscape painting.