A closeup encounter (less than a meter!) with an 18 month old baby mountain gorilla, babbling like any baby human would. See its innocent-looking expression towards the end of the clip when it realized the mother’s here 😂 #shotoniPhone
Young Male Lion
23rd September 2017
Young male lion carrying a snare around its neck.
Thank you to Paul de Montille of DART for attending to this situation at such short notice and ZPHGA members for responding to cover fuel costs for Paul.
Lion was darted, a copper wire snare(Most likely old telephone wire) removed and lion treated.
It is commonplace for lions of this age to be pushed out of prides and become nomadic. Ranging out of protected wildlife areas in search of food and to avoid mature territorial males, they all to often fall victim to illegal wire snares laid for smaller ungulates, as they are attracted by the struggles and/or smell of decay of animals trapped in snare lines that can stretch for kilometres and contain hundreds of snares.
1. Who is Anti-Poaching in the Deka area?
2. Is the notorious Bill Taylor involved considering he now lives in Deka
Morning meditation // nature fix on this stormy Sunday
Being in nature has always made me feel happier and lighter, and last semester I learnt the full extent of mama nature’s benefits. Connecting with nature has been repeatedly shown to have a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing, contributing to reduced stress, anxiety and depression levels. It also has a number of physical health benefits, including boosting your immune system and reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
If that’s not further motivation to protect the planet that sustains us, then I don’t know what is.
🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷Aún me cuesta pensar que estuve disfrutando de sus montes y palmeras verdes, de sus aguas cristalinas, y el cantar de el Coquí hace solo días atrás. Ahora, todo parece un desierto desolado despues del huracán. Recordemos como era nuestro Puerto Rico. Juntos construyamos un Puerto Rico mejor que el que algún día imaginamos! #welovepuertorico#PRSeLevanta
Beautiful image captured on location at Isla Socorro, Archipelago Revillagigedo Mexico courtesy of Underwater Photographer Andy Murch @bigfishexpeditions - Black Manta blocking out the sun at Isla Socorro. #manta#socorro#revillagigedoislands#baja#bigfishexpeditions#biganimalencounters#divewithmantas#divemexico#bucketlistdive
⭕ Manta rays are large rays belonging to the genus Manta. The larger species, M. birostris, reaches 7 m (23 ft 0 in) in width while the smaller, M. alfredi, reaches 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in). Both have triangular pectoral fins, horn-shaped cephalic fins and large, forward-facing mouths. They are classified among the Myliobatiformes (stingrays and relatives) and are placed in the family Myliobatidae (eagle rays). Mantas are found in warm temperate, subtropical and tropical waters. Both species are pelagic; M. birostris migrates across open oceans, singly or in groups, while M. alfredi tends to be resident and coastal. They are filter feeders and eat large quantities of zooplankton, which they swallow with their open mouths as they swim. Gestation lasts over a year and mantas give birth to live pups. Mantas may visit cleaning stations for the removal of parasites. Like whales, they breach, for unknown reasons.
Both species are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Anthropogenic threats include pollution, entanglement in fishing nets, and direct harvesting for their gill rakers for use in Chinese medicine. Their slow reproductive rate exacerbates these threats. They are protected in international waters by the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals, but are more vulnerable closer to shore. Areas where mantas congregate are popular with tourists. Only a few public aquariums are large enough to house them.
#Conservation#Education#Research#OceanOptimism#OneOcean 🌊 #OneLove 💙 #OneOceanGlobal 🌍 #EqualityForAllSpecies 🌍 #SaveOurMantasWorldwide#SharkLove#IslaSocorro#Ravillagigedo#Mexico#EverythingsGonnaBeAlright#WildAndFree#MBM ❤ #ProtectWhatYouLove 💙 #SaveOurPlanet 🌏 @oneoceandiving @oneoceanresearch
@waterinspired @oneoceanglobal @oneoceanconservation
Sumbawa Indonesia from @justinhofman - It’s a photo that I wish didn’t exist but now that it does I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts long with the trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How can your actions shape our planet? . thanks to @eyosexpeditions for getting me there and to @nhm_wpy and @sea_legacy for getting this photo in front of as many eyes as possible. Go to @sea_legacy to see how you can make a difference. .
#plastic#seahorse#wpy53#wildlifephotography#conservation @nhm_wpy @noaadebris #switchthestick - #regrann