The Maasai of Kenya carry a heavy responsibility as part of their culture and heritage. They believe they are the custodians of wildlife and nature, living to protect our natural heritage. Elephants are their forefathers- beings to aspire to and to respect. The Maasai believe we should strive to be more like elephants - peaceful, strong and wise with strong family connections. #dontletthemdisappear#amarula#amboseli#kenya#conservation#elephants
“There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods…and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred.” - Theodore Roosevelt. Thanks Teddy, we couldn't agree more!
Hi from Brazil! 👋🏼 Feels good to be back in the bush, doing what I do best! Just a week into this trip and it has already proven to be an incredibly remarkable experience. Honestly, it has been my life-long dream to see the Harpy Eagle, which is also the largest eagle in the world! I captured this shot working from a blind at 80 feet high in the Amazon forest. .
This a 15 month old, juvenile Harpy Eagle, which is actively cared for by her parents. Female Harpy Eagles can weigh as much as 20 pounds, feeding on sloths and monkeys.
Looking forward to posting more amazing shots from this trip!
Out in the rain this morning keeping our recent pointing works hydrated. Left in the sun and wind the lime would dry out quickly
especially the brick areas so we keep soaking with water and covering them up #conservation#restoration#wirral#cheshire#lime#hot
Working our butts off to bring some pretty dope locations and yogaventures to life for 2018! Think Italy, Greece, Mexico and more ✈️✈️✈️ Where's your dream destination? We wanna know! ☁️☁️☁️ www.yogaventures.com.au
Octopus are masters of disguise! And that's because they don't just survey their environment and incorporate patterns and hues into their display to blend in... They're actually much more precise and pick particular features in their environment (like a shell) and pose to look like it!
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Conservation of a silver punch bowl for Justin Trudeau's visit a few weeks ago. The bowl is inscribed to Robert Campbell for saving the ship Hector in Loch Castle in 1767. The ship was famous for having been part of the first significant migration of Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia in 1773.
Sea otters float along at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Monterey Bay is one of 6 national marine sanctuaries and 5 marine national monuments that are under review by the Department of Congress. NOAA has announced that they will reopen the public comment period on the review for 15 days starting on July 31st, as a result of public interest and requests for more time.
Photo credit: NOAA
There's something super mean looking about #cobras , especially black necked spitting cobras. Unfortunately this guy is a an ex-cobra but it did give me a great opportunity to study and photograph it much more intimately than I would be able to do if it was alive.
These guys can spit venom 2m with incredible accuracy, a direct hit to the eyes is excruciating and if untreated can lead to permanent blindness.
#SharkWeek Do you know which sharks you can and can't catch? If you don't know, let it go!
The sandbar shark pictured here is a prohibited species. If you look closely, you can see a faint line that runs from the first to second dorsal fin. This is the interdorsal ridge characteristic of all ridgeback sharks. All ridgeback sharks are prohibited species, except for tiger, oceanic whitetip, and smoothhound sharks.
Learn more about prohibited shark species and catch and release regulations here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avOBR8xJm40&t
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Black caiman, caught in the Samiria river.
This big guy was 202 cm, and could grow to double this size!
Hunted to near extinction for its leather (JFK had a black caiman briefcase during the Cuban missile crisis), it is now making a comeback and is listed as Conservation Dependent.
Management of this species is of particular importance as it is considered a keystone species in the flooded forest ecosystem.
On this expedition, we were looking at the niche of 3 different caiman species, recording the micro habitat and diet preferences of each capture.
#caiman#conservation#research#pacaya -samiria #sridge#experientialeducation
BREAKING: The first nest found in four years! Conservationists from @TheWCS, the Ministry of Environment, and local communities have discovered a very rare masked finfoot nest in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary. This site is the only confirmed breeding location in #Cambodia for this #endangered species. There are less than 1000 of the birds worldwide and the population is in decline. #Asia#wildlife#conservation#rare#birdsofinstagram