Sometimes it just feels like being in a science fiction 🇮🇸
@beyondthelands | @simona_br_photography
Trying out a new technique, incorporating some video into my black background work. It’s a little trial and error, but it works with this male Blue-throated Sapphire, you can see in real time how the gorget feathers reflect the light at different directions. @audubonsociety
Meet Chewy the Alpaca! 😍
Video thanks to @chew_paca "Making our guests feel welcome
After all this time, I’m still in awe of the ability for Hummingbird feathers to reflect light, when they move from side to side, it’s almost as if a lightbulb is turned on. The Blue-throated Sapphire is one of the species in northwestern Costa Rica, that has a particularly stunning gorget. This adult male is one of the many currently visiting our feeder array. @audubonsociety
This Antarctic fur seal has a nylon net wrapped around her neck. When she goes out to sea in the next few days she is not only feeding for herself but also her pup who will be relying on her for the next 3 months. If the net is not removed both she and her pup will potentially die of starvation, or the net will dig into her skin causing severe infection. This seems like a fitting photo to post after watching the final episode of #blueplanet2 🌊
The puma called “The Sister” showed us something which left all of us present wishing that we hadn’t seen it to begin with. It was a stark reminder of the unforgivingly brutal spirit of the wild, the ephemerality of life itself and the cruelties which the ovarian wheel of (mis)fortune can come up with.
We had already had a very exhausting afternoon keeping pace with the puma on foot as she went up and down hills looking for prey. Our guide @rodrigomoragaz saw the baby guanaco seconds before the puma did - she charged at him stopping only when he came running towards us probably thinking we could save him. But as soon as he moved away, she chased him and brought it down giving only a light bite to his neck. Then she allowed him to stand up and run again before again bringing him down. It was like a game for her - while the guanaco calf screamed for help. It came running towards us on multiple occasions but there was nothing we could do - as soon as it used to move away, the game for the puma would begin again.
This continued for a whole 90 minutes and with every attack the calf got weaker - the puma could have killed it in seconds but never did. It was alive when the puma ate a little bit of it’s hind portion still trying to crawl away from the puma and towards us.
We left it like that - alive and in extreme pain while the puma sat close by watching him and us. We left totally numbed by what we had seen - our image of The Sister tarnished by this act of sadistic cruelty which we had seen her perpetrate.
Congratulations, Petra @herdys_reisen_um_die_welt 🐝
Thank you for sharing this wonderful image of the Forester Kangaroo,
photographed in Tasmania 😊 .
The wholly protected Forester Kangaroo is Tasmania's largest marsupial; weighing up to 60+ Kg. 🍃 They can be found at Mt William National Park, on Maria Island and at Narawntapu National Park 🍃
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The Aurora dancing above the Sharks Tooth 😎
Taken whilst on our recent @capturetours adventure in Norway.
Next years Arctic tour dates will be released very soon. Follow @capturetours to be sure you catch the dates 😊
// woke up with whale sharks on my mind — had to share this beautiful interaction — photograph previously shared from our trip to Isla Mujeres — looking forward to working more with the images I have from this breathtaking travel