These are some of the stunning postcards that have come to me from among the world's most remote places and islands, with a special focus on the scenery, wildlife and culture of Africa. If you live or travel in exotic places, send along a card to display on the site. See also "Africa Stamps" on Facebook or Contact: maravalman @ gmail.com
This elephant seal card comes from the legendary Galapagos Islands, home to many unique species and where Darwin crystalized his theory of evolution while observing local finches. The card was sent with a lovely Ecuadorian stamp featuring a Jaguar.
This amazing card from PNG shows a variety of birds of paradise, which are endemic to the island of New Guinea. The card was posted from Laucala Beach, Fiji, and franked with overprinted issues on a definitive birds issue.
This stunning long format card came to me recently from a friend visiting Namibia, and shows a sampling of the stark and stunning landscapes of this arid country. To my delight, the card came franked with a recent bird issue featuring the Dune Lark.
This lovely card shows a spring scene and flowers in the Aures region of Algeria, with a sweeping landscape view from the hills to the sea. It was franked with a local flowers issue showing petunias in bloom.
This lovely island scene was posted from what is perhaps the smallest stamp issuing territory in the world, with just under 50 inhabitants. The island is famed for its rugged beauty and stormy history, dating to the mutiny of the Bounty in 1789.