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Rana Cristal (Centrolenidae): Tienen el abdomen transparente dejando ver sus órganos internos. Son ranas arbóreas que generalmente se encuentran cerca de ríos y arroyos. Somos muy afortunados que en Colombia se encuentran en casi todo el territorio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wildlife_perfection #wildlife #wildlifephotography #discoveramerica #discoverychannel #rainforestalliance #rainforest #natgeotravel #natgeohd #conservationphotography #conservation #photoaday #photooftheday #photojournalism #safechoco #nuqui #choco #colombia #trekking #exploring #explore #followthefrog #natgeo #naturephotography #nature_perfection #amphibians #frog #poisondartfrog #areasprotegidas #rainforestpartnershipphoto

Black bellied whistling duck struck by late afternoon light at the Green Cay Wetlands in Palm Beach County, Florida. Never encountered them before but they were fun to watch with there constant chatter. Good light and happy photo making! www.RothGalleries.com . Camera: Canon Mark IV Lens: Canon 100-400mm with 1.4x extender Focal length: 560mm Aperture: f/8 Shutter: 1/640 sec. ISO: 6400 Tripod: Gitzo . . . #rothgalleries #greencay #greencaywetlands #florida #sunshinestate #gitzoinspires #framedongitzo #mycanonstory #photography #palmbeachcounty #boyntonbeach #delraybeach #artwork #florida_greatshots #floridaliving #floridaphotography #floridalife #floridaphotographer #naturephotography #naturelover #floridanaturephotography #conservationphotography #nature #visitflorida #birdphotography #wildlifephotography #birding #bird #birds #pbcparks

Zebra #5 Serengeti National park Tanzania Link in profile https://judithmorganphotography.smugmug.com/

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The birds of Panama make up approximately 10% of the world’s known birds. Most are permanent residents, observable throughout the year. Want to know more? Check out our free guide (Link in Bio). #panama #birds #bird #explorepanama #birding #birdwatching #nature #wildlife_shots #your_best_birds #birds_adored #bns_birds #your_best_birds #kings_birds_ #bird_brilliance #nuts_about_birds #pocket_birds #earthcapture #best_birds_of_ig #feather_perfection #featured_wildlife #live_love_wildlife #conservation #conservationphotography #birdsofafeather #birdinginthewild #wildbirding #nationalgeographic #landedtravel #birdsofpanama #panamabirds @ilcp_photographers @natgeoimagecollection @BBCEarth

Actualmente existen cinco especies: el rinoceronte blanco y el rinoceronte negro en África y el rinoceronte de Java, el rinoceronte de la India y el rinoceronte de Sumatra en Asia. Según la clasificación de estado de conservación confeccionada por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, las especies de rinocerontes de Java, Sumatra y negro se encuentran en "peligro crítico"'; el de la India está en "peligro", y el blanco se considera "vulnerable". @ilcp_photographers #nature #naturephotography #naturelover #photooftheday #picoftheday #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #conservationphotography #oceanconservation #conservationist #artofvisuals #passionpassport #roamtheplanet #canonespaña #naturaleza #endangeredspecies #environment #davidyarrow #bioparcvalencia @bioparcvalencia #rhinoceros #rhino

“The secret life of starlings” For those who missed the December issue of @natgeo Magazine Italy, here is the story I photographed in team with @joepetersburger and with the text of Alessandro Montemaggiori. A work lasted several months, preceded by in-depth research and carried out with the help of biologists, researchers, drone pilots and various contacts to obtain information and get access to the locations to photograph. People without whom this story would not have been possible. A special thanks goes to the staff of Nat Geo Italia who believed in this project about a species famous for its murmuration and their hypnotic flight, but to which never before a feature had been dedicated. The story will be published soon in other magazines in other countries, so stay tuned! - - #starlings #birds #torreguaceto #puglia #italy #birdphotography #yearofthebird #birdstagram #biodiversity #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #conservationphotography #nikonmaster #nikoneurope #nikonofficial #nital #nikon #natgeo #nationalgeographic #wildlifeconservation @torreguaceto @nikoneurope @nikonitalia @nikonfr @nikonproeurope @natgeophotographers @natgeoimagecollection @natgeo @natgeofineart

NUEVO POST en el blog! Hablemos de arañas ¿sabes algunas de sus peculiaridades y el importante papel que desempeñan en los ecosistemas? Te animo a descubrirlo en el post de hoy (enlace en la biografía) • www.fotografialauraraya.blogspot 🌍 NEW POST on the blog! Let's talk about spiders. Do you know some of their peculiarities and the important role they play in ecosystems? I encourage you to discover it in today's post (link in the biography) • www.fotografialauraraya.blogspot © #fotografialauraraya 📸🌿 #spiders #spider #arañas #araña #animalphotography #naturaleza #nikond7200 #wildlife #fotografia #naturephoto #macro #macrofotografia #naturephotography #wild #conservationphotography #nature #photography #animal #macrophoto #fotografiadenaturaleza #nikon #naturelovers #ecologia #ecology #naturephotographer #environment #wildlifephotography #blog

Everyone loves a long tailed tit! Will these tiny bundles of fluff show up for your @rspb_love_nature #biggardenbirdwatch this weekend? Usually found in flocks, they are getting more common on garden feeders. #longtailedtit #gardenbirds #springwatch #rspb #nature_photography #cute #ig_birdlovers #chickadee #ig_birdwatchers #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #bestbirdshots #conservationphotography #total_birds #wildlifephotography #ukpotd #rsa_nature #followme #ukwildlifeimages #anime #animeanimals @thewildlifetrusts @sussexwildlifetrust @lumixuk #fz72

Life is a journey, make absolutely sure you enjoy every single second of it! 🌳 . Taken with my #nikon #d7200 . #conservationphotography #conservation, #wildlife #travel #life #inspiration #nature #spain #greatpyrenees #pyrenees #travelgram #yoga

Hello, this is @ronaldzimmerman.nl doing a takeover for @unbiodiversity this week. I will share my passion for amphibians and reptiles. This time a very colourful frog from Pacific Costa Rica. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Granular Poison Frog (Oophaga granulifera) is one of the most popular, beautiful, and well-known anuran species of Costa Rica. The Granular Poison Frog belongs to the Neotropical endemic family of poison frogs (Dendrobatidae), and is distributed along the lowlands and adjacent foothills from the central Pacific of Costa Rica into southwestern Panama. In Costa Rica this species can be at times locally common, but rarely approaching the population densities of its Costa Rican congener, Oophaga pumilio. The generic name “Oophaga” comes from the Greek words “oo” (meaning egg) and “phaga” (meaning eat). The generic name is given due to the behaviour of the larvae of this genus eating infertile nourishment eggs provided by the mother frogs. The specific name granulifera comes from the Latin words granul (meaning a little grain), and fer (to have or carry). The “little grain” is clearly visible on the photo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species listed the species as vulnerable with a decreasing population. The habitat of this species is fragmented, and is under threat of becoming further fragmented due to forest destruction. Logging, agriculture, and expanding human settlement present the greatest threats. What is your favourite Oophaga of Costa Rica? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ © 2016 Ronald Zimmerman. All rights reserved.:) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #conservationphotography #conservation #biodiversity #frog #frogs #amphibian #amphibians #herping #wildlifephotographer #herpetology #animal #animals #naturephotographer #fieldherpetology #macro #fieldherping #igtakeover #photo #macrophotography #macros #wildlifeconservation

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Critically endangered sighting. The largest North American land bird, the California condor, became extinct in the wild in the 1980’s. U.S. Fish and Wildlife and partners began an intensive conservation plan and successfully reintroduced the captive-bred California condor into the wild in Arizona, Utah and Baja California in the 1990’s. Although the population has increased to nearly 500, it remains one of the world’s rarest birds and is a critically endangered species. A9 pictured is a male released into the wild in 2005. He was sighted near the South Kaibab Trail at Grand Canyon National Park. #wildlife#wildlifephotography#wildlifeonearth#ig_discover_wildlife#live_love_wildlife#wildlife_shots#wildlifeconservation#conservation#conservationphotography#endangered#endangeredspecies#instanaturefriends#bird#bird_brillance#birdsofinstagram#birdphotography#bird_captures#best_birds_of_world#birds_perfection#bestnatureshots#naturephotography#naturelovers#ig_southwest#arizona#grandcanyon#grandcanyonnationalpark#californiacondor#

“Fast Moving”.....Each jungle has its lures, people travel from far and wide to come and see the stars who rule the food chain. For me, I enjoy any new animals I see. So seeing this Stripe-necked Mongoose, which is the largest Mongoose in Asia, racing around was almost as enjoyable as seeing a Tiger. Perhaps not as exciting, but just as enjoyable. #safari #gamedrive #animal #animals #animalsaddict #animalsofinstagram #igscwildlife #natgeo #nationalgeographic #nature #naturelovers #wildlife #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #lifetimesafari #conservationphotography #conservation #natgeotravelpic #natgeoadventure #natgeowild #natgeowildlife #mongoose #mammal #mammals #greyhair #wildlifeindia #junglebook #rikkitikkitavi #india #indiatourism

“Salt & Pepper”.....For many of us grey hair is inevitable as the years go by, for others they are born into it. That is the life of the Indian Grey Mongoose that was immortalised in Rudyard Kipling’s Rikki Tikki Tavi. Such an attractive animal, but don’t be mistaken by their good looks, they’re also incredibly brave and are experts at tackling venomous snakes like the Cobra. #safari #gamedrive #animal #animals #animalsaddict #animalsofinstagram #igscwildlife #natgeo #nationalgeographic #nature #naturelovers #wildlife #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #lifetimesafari #conservationphotography #conservation #natgeotravelpic #natgeoadventure #natgeowild #natgeowildlife #mongoose #mammal #mammals #greyhair #wildlifeindia #junglebook #rikkitikkitavi #india #indiatourism

A lone bull elephant saunters along the endless plains of the Seregeti. Out of all the animals I’ve been able to see in the wild, none are as magnificent as elephants. There are many things that make them as amazing as they are and a big one is their size. Despite how large they are the glide so effortlessly across the plains and their footsteps are so quiet that if it weren’t for the grass making way, you’d never hear them coming.. . . .#africa #serengeti #serengetinationalpark #tanzania #shotoncanon #canon5dmarkiv #canonusa #animalphotography #conservationphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #amazinganimals #africananimals #safari #elephant #elephants #bullelephant #bigelephant #landscape #landscapes #landscapephoto

Live oak forest on a newly acquired and protected tract of The Nature Conservancy’s Brazos Woods Preserve in Brazoria County, TX. #naturetexas #naturephotography #texasnature #texaslandscape #landscapephotography #conservationphotography #landconservation #brazoriacounty

The whole purpose behind the release of our sister magazine, PT Aware, is to bring the latest scientific perspective within each article to our wider community. This month's edition speaks about Primates in Crisis, an increasing concern with each passing day. Our author, renowned biologist, conservationist and wildlife photographer, Dr. Peter Hudson, says the following: . "There is no question that over the past 50 years, humans have been totally exploitative in the tropics and removed large areas of tropical rainforests and in doing so destroyed the habitat used by most species. A report by the United Nations shows we are losing about 13 million hectares of tropical rainforest every year." . This alarming statistic is beyond our call to action that we have to work together to make a difference in the world we live in. Each individual can do this, and any simple stride towards preserving our planet is a positive one. . Take a look at our latest article in PT Aware for more information about our closest relatives in the animal kingdom - Primates in Crisis, at www.magazine.pawstrails.com. Link in the bio to access the article. . Photo by @peter_hudson018.

Penguin Awareness Day was Sunday January 20🐧 The King penguin is the second largest penguin weighing in around 35 lbs and are identified by the “cape” feather pattern under their chins & closed orange tear drop shape on the side of the face.🍊 • • Unfortunately I had some technical issues & couldn’t post this in time but now I’m finally able to edit & upload photos again😊

College days are best and best time when we visit same place after years .... Friends and life best .... Bhavnagar is best place to live ... Victoria park is best for nature and Bortalav lake is paradise for birds... Bortalav lake is one of largest water reservoir in Bhavnagar close to Victoria park Bahvnagar..... #jaiminbhatt #bethechange #iamchange #tapansheth #bird #earthcapture #natureinfocus #netgeoyourshot #netgeoindia #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #sunrise🌅 #birdflying #birdplanet #birdsofinstagram #klickers #wildlifephoto #morning #victoriapark #bhavnagar #collegedays #friends #marriage #running #stayfit #stayhealthy #wanderlust #traveller #sanctuaryasia #colour #conservationphotography

In partnership with the North and South River Watershed Association, Lori Wolfe, releases monarch butterflies at the South River Park in Marshfield, Mass. Wolfe has been raising monarchs for 20 years in efforts to spread awareness of their lifecycle and habitat needs. Each season Wolfe raises and releases around 150 butterflies throughout the South Shore of Massachusetts. Since 2014 the U.S. Fish and wildlife service has been conducting a thorough assessment using the Species Status Assessment framework to determine if the monarch butterfly needs Endangered Species Act protection. Since March of 2018 the finding confirms the monarch butterfly is still at risk. Overall monarchs have declined by more than 80 percent over the past two decades. “The number of west-coast monarchs spending the winter in California had plunged to only 20,456 butterflies—a drop of 86 percent since last year. And the number of eastern monarchs overwintering in Mexico this year has dropped 15 percent since last year, for a total decline of more than 80 percent over the past 20 years, according to the National Wildlife Federation. The twin forces of human-caused climate change and habitat loss are now threatening North American monarch butterflies with extinction.” Quoted Source: National Geographic article written by Carrie Arnold. @northsouthrivers @patriotledger @ilcp_photographers #monarchbutterfly #buterfly #womenphotographer #photography #photojournalism #environmentalscience #environment #nature #naturephotography #conservation #conservationphotography #extinction

Coming up at Fahey Klein Gallery is Nick Brandt’s ‘This Empty World’. Opening February 28th! From the artist: . THE GATHERING from THIS EMPTY WORLD (Swipe for Slideshow Details) . Almost every photo in This Empty World is a combination of two moments in time, shot from the exact same camera position. The elephant was photographed first. I have no idea why she laid her head at the edge of the trench. But to me it looked like she was in her grave. The staging of the local people in the same frame afterwards made logical sense to me. Are the people mourning the elphant’s imminient death? Are they begging for forgiveness? I leave it to the viewer to interpret. . The series addresses the escalating destruction of the natural world at the hands of man, and shows a world in which, overwhelmed by runaway human development, there is no longer space for animals to survive. . Book : The photo is published in THIS EMPTY WORLD, published by @thamesandhudson. 15"x13", 128 pages. Available for pre-order on Amazon, etc. . Please view full screen with zoom at http://nickbrandt.com. . @nickbrandtphotography #nickbrandt #nickbrandtphotography #thisemptyworld #elephant #artbook #environmentalphotography #conservationphotography #endangeredspecies #mediumformat

Behind the scenes: looking at burrowing owl dens in Sonoma at a client shoot today. Fresh air, wildlife, conservation, muddy tires, and flew the drone. 🙌🏼👍🏼🌞 #behindthescenes #bts #sonoma #owls #dji #wildlifephotography #conservationphotography #estuary #raptors #getoutside #outdoorphotography

#repost @moens.michael (@get_repost) ・・・ Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis) roosts on rocky cliffs along river canyons in high-altitude páramos. The population around Antisana volcano holds less than 100 individuals, making it critically endangered in Ecuador. Jocotoco foundation, Universidad Central del Ecuador and MAE are currently tracking three individuals to understand their ecology to take conservation actions to save this unique species of the Andes. #fjocotoco #universidadcentraldelecuador #reservaantisana #antisana #paramo #andes #andeanmountains #natgeoyourshot #ibis #wildlifeconservation #iucn #wcsecuador #telemetry #conservationphotography #avesecuador #neotropicalbirds #ecuador🇪🇨

Ever feel like you're being watched? A bone-chilling gaze from a young leopard, deeply concealed in the African bush. So often we try to get the "clear shot" but using foliage or other foreground obstructions to frame your subject can create depth, and often, a more powerful image. #becausetheymatter #ig_naturesbest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #leopard #botswana #botswanasafari #predators #africansafari #letakasafaris #africanamazing #safarilife #photosafari #africanwildlife #wildafrica #onlyafrica #wildlifeofafrica #africanportraits #igscwildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlife_seekers #naturephotoportal #animalelite #animal_sultans #splendid_animals #majestic_wildlife_ #nature_up_close #rawnature #conservationphotography #conservethewonder #roamtheplanet #discoverwildlife

The Tui (P. n. novaeseelandiae) was one of my favorite bird species that I encountered in New Zealand. I have always been a fan of birds with a bit of personality, and Tui’s definitely fit this criteria. This male came by my window every day and would chase any other bird away, except for the much larger Kaka (Nestor meridionalis) that also loved to hang around the bush by my window. I fell head over heels for New Zealand’s many endemic birds, so much so that I would definitely go back to work with them in the future!

The Gowanus canal in Brooklyn is one of the most polluted and toxic waterways in the country. One of USA's Superfund sites. A while back I did my first plankton sample of the Gowanus canal with @jptownsendii and @screaming_banshee99. This amphipod, about 1mm long is one of the only two things I found. This little worm is one tough creature. I was really curious to see what animals are persisting in such an uninhabitable space. I also wanted to take a snapshot of the canal now before remediation begins in ernest in order to establish a baseline for comparison. On the next sample! @marchoftheplankton #conservationphotography #marinescience #marineconservation #scuba #plankton #saveourseas #gowanusopenstudios #gowanuscanalconservancy #gowanuscanal #microscopy #zeisslens #alphacollective #bealpha #sonyalpha #sonya7riii

Steve Cohen has been to our lodge every year since 2010! Some of his thoughts on our Guided Fishing Packages: "I have been fishing in the far north for over 30 years right across Canada. My first trip to Peterson’s met my expectations both from a fishing standpoint and the style in which the camp was run. We were made to feel like family. The Peterson's are flexible in the daily organization at the lodge which really suited our group’s style. Not only that but our group caught large fish right from the start. The guides are the best we have had in all the years of fishing together; professional in every way. They are dedicated, well spoken, and helpful with fishing tips." Thank you, Steve, for your kind words. Have you booked your Guided Fishing Package yet? http://www.petersonspointlake.com/fishing.html Photo: Steve Cohen with a great catch at Peterson's Point Lake Lodge . . . . . #spectacularnwt #northwestterritories @spectacularnwt #canadiangeographic #wildlifephotos #wildlifephotographer #wildlifephotos #outdoorphotoshoot #outdoorphotographer #adventurephotographer #adventuretrip #wildernessphotography #cannonphotography #nikoncanada #animalphotoclub #conservationphotography #natgeowildlife #exploretheoutdoors #fishinglodge #naturetravel #outdoors360 #natgeopix #adventurephotograper #natgeotraveller #canadianwildlife #photoclub #natgeowildlife #natgeowild_hd #canadianphotographer #arcticwildlife @explorecanada #destinationcanada

[2/4] This little wetland is a 10 minute drive from my house where beaver, Great Blue Herons, Great Horned Owls, red-winged blackbirds, Cinnamon Teals, and Mallards can be found all year. Wetlands in New Mexico are some of the most vibrant areas to photograph and see wildlife. Life is attracted to water. . Wetlands cover about 6% of New Mexico; mostly in the eastern and northern areas of the State. Their diversity is astounding with forested wetlands, bottom-land shrublands, marshes, fens, alpine snow glades, wet and salt meadows, shallow ponds, and playa lakes. . I am working with New Mexico’s State Botanist to tell the story of the endangered Pecos Sunflower found only in the disappearing wetlands of New Mexico and Texas. This #conservationstorytelling project involves a documentary film, photo exhibit and public presentations. Find out more on our new website www.savingbeautyfilm.com #wetlandwednesday #wetlands #newmexico #nmoutside #santafe #cattails #conservationphotography #conservationphotographer #nmwildlife #nmoutdoors #explorenm

photo-eye is pleased to offer two special limited edition prints to accompany the release of Nick Brandt’s new monograph “This Empty World.” Limited Edition of 100 copies, each with one of two 14 × 12-inch prints. Swipe right to view both prints. Limited Edition [A]: Construction Trench with Young Elephant & Workers, 14 × 12 inches. Edition of 50 copies. Limited Edition [B]: Construction Trench with Jackal, 14 × 12 inches. Edition of 50 copies. Contact photo-eye Gallery or Bookstore for more information - gallery@photoeye.com | 505-988-5152 PRICES WILL INCREASE AS EACH EDITION IS SOLD #nickbrandt #thisemptyworld #fineartphotography #limitededition #elephants #jackyl #photobookjousting #nickbrandtphotography #artbook #enviromentalphotography #conservationphotography #endangeredspecies #mediumformat #thamesandhudson

El nombre de Kylu procede de las iniciales de sus progenitores y «lu» de haber nacido en superluna el 15 de octubre. Por estar la luna de paso por el signo de Aries, la luna proporciona energía a las respuestas emocionales, instintivas y sensoriales de individuo, además de mantenerlo más unido al aspecto materno y al medio ambiente. @ilcp_photographers #nature #naturephotography #naturelover #photooftheday #picoftheday #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #conservationphotography #oceanconservation #conservationist #artofvisuals #passionpassport #roamtheplanet #canonespaña #naturaleza #endangeredspecies #environment #beluga #oceanograficvalencia @canonespana #oceanografic #davidyarrow

Wildlife Wednesday. This Double- crested Cormorant spread his wings just in time for this shot. What’s your favorite bird? #wildlifewednesday #birds #wildlife #palaceoffinearts #sfliving #sanfrancisco #wildbayarea #biologist #conservationphotography #keepitwild

A few more months until these goofy beasts are out and about again. Eastern Hellbender- Pennsylvania ~~~~~ Nikon D810, Sigma 15mm Fisheye, Nauticam Housing ~~~~~ #easternhellbender #hellbender #cryptobranchus #salamander #amphibian #conservationphotography #underwaterphotography #nikond810 #sigma15mmfisheye #nauticamhousings

Alena
(@livesinadream)

16 Hours Ago

Feeling the mid-week slump? Reach out to a friend to raise you up 🙌💕 ——————————————————————————— Shoutout to my babes @taylor.rhaine and @eckertleckert for always being there to give me an emotional lift!

Hello, this is @ronaldzimmerman.nl doing a takeover for @unbiodiversity this week. I will share my passion for amphibians and reptiles. Now it is time to introduce you to a relatively obscure species. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Checker-bellied Snake (Siphlophis cervinus) is a snake that occurs in the tropics from Panama and Trinidad all the way south to Bolivia. There they can be found in habitats from forests to marshlands. Checker-bellied snakes are nocturnal animals in nature and can rarely be found during the day. This species of snake is known to stalk lizard prey at night from trees and shrubs. Checker-bellied snakes are oviparous, and lays eggs and it is known to lay 3-6 eggs during its laying period. Being a relatively obscure species it is rarely seen by humans. This is probably the reason why it is so hard to find good information about this species of snake. For me this is hard to believe. I have seen two specimen in three weeks during my trip to Suriname. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is known of the Siphlophis compressus, a related species from the same genus, is that they feed primarily on lizards, which are killed by a combination of venom and contrition. Large arthropods are reportedly also taken. Nothing is known about the effects of the venom on humans. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Siphlophis compressus are oviparous with clutches up to six eggs (very similar) being found in parasol and leaf-cutter ant nests, presumably for protection from egg eating animals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ © 2018 Ronald Zimmerman. All rights reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀#wildlife #photography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #conservationphotography #conservation #biodiversity #snake #snakes #reptile #reptiles #herping #wildlifephotographer #herpetology #animal #animals #naturephotographer #fieldherpetology #macro #fieldherping #igtakeover #macrophotography #macros #photo #wildlifeconservation

By the way, those clouds and that rainbow are real! 😍 My art is real images, meaning I don’t layer or merge multiple photos together. Sometimes I do use photo software or lens filters to help strengthen the contrast or saturation in a photo, but that’s the extent of what I do. You are always seeing what I as the photographer saw when I captured the image. . Badlands National Park in South Dakota. . . #badlandsnationalpark #badlands #nationalparks #nationalparkusa #nationalparklife #wildlifeconservation #conservationphotography #outdoorsy #outdoorsygirl #outdoorlovers #getout #getoutsideandplay #getoutsidemore #hiking_daily #travellovers #travellover🌎 #nature_close_ups #naturephotos #beautifulworld #beautifulworldscapes #landscapephoto #landscapephotos #landscapephotograph #etsyphotography #etsyphotographer #etsyartist #etsyshopowner #etsyprint

It’s #womxmcrushwednesday again and today I’m gushing about @livesinadream (aka Alena ES). 💕🤗💕 • Alena is a dear friend, an ecosystem scientist, Wildlife Conservation photographer over at @alenaesphoto , a storyteller, and an artist (check out @owlandbearstudio ). 👏 • Take a moment to check out her powerful, emotive images, her important commentary on #compassionateconservation , her beautiful art and enamel pins, and to be exposed to her infectious enthusiasm and incredible kindness. • The world could do with more like her. Here’s to following her lead to mobilize our #scicomm and #sciart towards important outreach, and living in line with supporting human rights and compassionate ethics. • All of these incredible photos credited to @livesinadream / @alenaesphoto / @owlandbearstudio 🐻💕📸

Currently, about 40% of the world's fish is caught accidentally and is returned to the sea, dead or dying. There is an urgent need to implement methods that significantly reduce bycatch. For a fishing to be sustainable, it is not enough to safeguard the stock of a certain species. It is equally important to think of all those that will be sacrificed in vain. Fortunately, this pregnant stingray survived. After a successful rescue, she swam away to give one more day of hope to her progeny. #photojournalism #conservationphotography #underwaterphotography #marineconservation #photography #aquaticadigital #canon #storytelling #natureconservation #stingray #aquaculture #fisheries #sustainable #maresjustaddwater #ocean #atlantic #algarve #portugal

What the heck even is lichen?! Well, it's actually made up of two things living together; a symbiotic relationship between a fungi and an algae or cyanobacteria. The fungi form the structure of the lichen (the thallus, oo-er) in which the algae or cyanobacteria can function & produce simple sugars that the fungi uses. Some theories reckon it's a mutualism, with both sides benefitting euqally. Other theories reckon the fungi is actually technically farming the algae/cyanobacteria! Whatever the sitch is, it's a funky and fascinating element of nature you can encounter pretty much anywhere. This yellow specimen is a Xanthoria species (probs X. parietina), which is really tolerant to pollution. This means you're likely to spot it in urban areas on walls and branches! @bbcspringwatch

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to the birthing grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd and the most important on-land denning area for polar bears in the Alaskan Arctic. Go to the link in our bio to make your voice heard and keep development out of the Arctic Refuge. #repost @mattjacquesphoto ・・・ Into the Refuge… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last summer, I had the privilege of joining the International League of Conservation Photographers (@ilcp) on an incredible journey into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. At just under 20 million acres, the Refuge was established in 1960, recognizing and protecting not only the pristine landscapes and wild creatures found there, but also the way of life of those who depend on the vibrancy of its abundant ecosystem for their way of life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The coastal plains of the Refuge - the lush tundra bordering the Bering Sea - serve as the calving grounds for the 200,000-strong Porcupine caribou herd. Across the entire north, the Porcupine herd is the only barren-ground caribou herd that is not already in steep decline. This thin strip of land is so critical to the herd that they undertake the longest migration of any land mammal in the world each year just to get there. Unfortunately, oil and gas developers have just been given a green light to begin exploration right under this critical sanctuary for the herd, with lease auctions expected to start this summer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During our 13 days in the Refuge last year, nearly every single minute was spent alongside millennia-old caribou trails that told a story of just how important that coastal plain is to the survival of the herd. Everywhere we looked, there were clear signs that we were on caribou land. I can’t fathom what a loss it would be to see the caribou vanish from this landscape, and only hope we’ll step up to do what it takes to ensure their survival for millennia to come. #arcticrefugestories #protectthearctic #conservationphotography #wildlifeconservation #anwr #defendthesacred #defendthearctic #wildernessphotography #nationalparkgeek #wildliferefuge #lovethewild #wildlifeseekers #wildlifeaddicts #1frame4nature #outdooradventures #actonclimate

We can't let these incredible creatures become extinct! 🐒 Yet animals like orangutans and sun bears are constantly at threat from deforestation and poaching 😔. Find out what YOU can do to help in our recent post from @dontmindkate (link in story) 💚

Desert perfection. Strawberry hedgehog cactus, Big Bend Ranch State Park. • • Fujifilm X-H1 and XF 16-55mm f/2.8

A moment of appreciation for all the Reticulated Giraffes out there. Although I was around many giraffe during my time in South Africa I never got to work closely with them. We got an up close and personal experience with these babes last weekend and it was the best day ever 🦒 #reticulatedgiraffe #giraffe #giraffelove #kenya #ethiopia #somalia #wildlifeofafrica #africanwildlife #wildlifeperfection #wildlifephotography #conservationphotography #wildlifeconservation #babygiraffe #tampa #buschgardens #wildlifeexperience #saveourwildlife #speciessurvival #racingextinction

It's been a snow-filled day and as much as I normally would love that, I've been busy dealing with frozen water pipes that then also burst, carrying countless amounts of water buckets to keep the animals hydrated and I can't help but reminisce on warmer times. Like when I was quietly sitting in my underwear in a small sweaty hide at the edge of a Finnish swamp in the middle of the woods photographing bears. 🐻 . 📷 Canon 5Dmkiii 70-300mm f/10 1/400sec ISO800 . . . . . #featured_wildlife #natureconservation #wildlifepreservation #roam #qoqsquad #greatnorthcollective #rewilding #schwarzwaldmax #wildernessnation #ourfinland #conservationphotography #vol5k #visitfinland #wildlifeplanet #lovefornature #thisisfinland #findyouradventure #adventurelikeyougiveadamn #cpfeatureme #earthoutdoors10k #nordiclife #cc5k #rewildingeurope #instagood10k #gnarbox #canonfanphoto #teamcanon #ourplanetdaily #outdoorfinland #greettheoutdoors @wildernesstones @rewildingeurope @theoutbound @the_folknature @featured_wildlife @ourfinland

“They were so passionate from the start because they saw themselves as stewards of all God’s creatures. I, as a #conservation scientist, believe we have a responsibility to save #biodiversity. That’s the same goal,” Meg Lowman, biologist. . . Priests, scientists, and local communities are joining forces to save #ethiopia's church forests, which have served as crucial centers of local communities since the fourth century A.D. . . The #forests provide a kind of “respectful covering” for the churches at their centers and the riches they hold. Some of them are estimated to be 1,500 years old — tiny, ancient islands of historic habitat in a changed landscape. Read their story via @natgeo. Link in stories. #swipeleft for more #photos. . . . . . #forest #forestry #afforestation #plantmoretrees #trees #savetheforest #savetheplanet #conservationphotography #conservationbiology #forestconservation #africa #ethiopian #habesha #habeshagram #churchforest #ethiopianorthodox #ethiopianorthodoxtewahedochurch #instadaily #instagood #photooftheday

Trees: a solution to climate change AND that itch you just can’t reach. Happy #wildlifewednesday 🐻 Spectacled bear spotted in Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” – Martin Buber Visit the link in our bio to learn more about how we help these amazing animals. Photo By: Marius Swart #fstopfoundation #nonprofit #leopard #leopards #bigcat #animalquotes #wildlife #wildlifewednesday #wildlifephotography #wildlifephoto #wildlifeawareness #environmentalawareness #wildlifeconservation #conservation #conservationphotography

. THE GATHERING from THIS EMPTY WORLD (Swipe for Slideshow Details) . Almost every photo in This Empty World is a combination of two moments in time, shot from the exact same camera position. The elephant was photographed first. I have no idea why she laid her head at the edge of the trench. But to me it looked like she was in her grave. The staging of the local people in the same frame afterwards made logical sense to me. Are the people mourning the elphant’s imminient death? Are they begging for forgiveness? I leave it to the viewer to interpret. . The series addresses the escalating destruction of the natural world at the hands of man, and shows a world in which, overwhelmed by runaway human development, there is no longer space for animals to survive. . Exhibitions : LONDON: Feb. 7 (@waddingtoncustot with @atlasgallery), NEW YORK: Feb 22 (@houkgallery), LOS ANGELES: March 1 (@faheykleingallery). . Limited edition prints available from @houkgallery @faheykleingallery @atlasgallery . See Exhibitions page at http://nickbrandt.com for more details. . Book : The photo is published in THIS EMPTY WORLD, published by @thamesandhudson. 15"x13", 128 pages. Available for pre-order on Amazon, etc. . Please view full screen with zoom at http://nickbrandt.com. . #nickbrandt #nickbrandtphotography #thisemptyworld #elephant #artbook #environmentalphotography #conservationphotography #endangeredspecies #mediumformat

A lone bull elephant saunters along the endless plains of the Seregenti. Out of all the animals I’ve been able to see in the wild, none are as magnificent as elephants. There are many things that make them as amazing as they are and a big one is their size. Despite how large they are the glide so effortlessly across the plains and their footsteps are so quiet that if it weren’t for the grass making way, you’d never hear them coming.

Photo by @markziephoto ・・・ A young Two-bar Anemonefish just a few weeks old and measuring no more than 2cm hides among a small patch of bright bubble tip anemone, Vamizi Island, Mozambique. #vamizi #science #research #conservation #vamiziisland #travelandbeyond #mozambique #africa #eastafrica #islands #quirimbas #fish #clownfish #indianocean #ocean #anemone #biology #island #wildtropics #anemonefish #ocean #marineconservation #oceanoptimism #conservationphotography

Probably one of the most emotional moments I ever experienced in the mara! 5 years ago the predators hub and @femkebroekhuis were shooting a community awareness film on predators. Purpously for the film, the famous Buffalo Dancers decided to reunite! Elected as the best dancing group of Kenya in 2006 they are known to spread strong messages about conservation, environmental issues and wildlife in their songs to their community. #education #conservation #community #conservationphotography #maa #maasai #buffalo #dancer #masaimara #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #kenya #wildlifelovers #wildlifephotography #earthcapture #magicalkenya #preserve #dontletthemdisappear #photograpy #naturelove #photographer #ig_africa @magicalkenya @igkenya @global_wildlife_conservation @ecotourismkenyaofficial