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
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
WE HAVE DONE IT! 🎉🙌🏽✨ With just 17 hours to go on our campaign, we have just reached our target!!!! A HUGE thank you to all of our supporters- it’s because of YOU that we are able to get back out in the field and continue our dedicated research on the killer whales found here in Australia 🌏 Thanks to each and everyone one of you. You have helped make a difference ✨🌊🐋 #projectorca#orcatalkoz#killerwhaleresearchaustralia
What a great finish to the day
A tour of the Toronto
Driving simulation Pods, so cool....
And with @kathrynaria
(Much too Young documentary)
So good seeing you again xo
“Different cultural groups of killer whales have different social traditions. For example, the Northern Residents are famous for approaching beaches - there’s only a few beaches that they like to use - and taking turns swimming along the shoreline, scraping on the stones in two or three feet of water, rolling around as they go.
“It’s a bit risky, a bit like a rollercoaster… there's no explanation for beach rubbing except that it's something that they've that they've learned, they enjoy and that’s passed down.” -Lance Barrett-Lenard, Director of Marine Mammal Research at #OceanWise .
Adopt a killer whale and directly find critical research and conservation of wild killer whales at ocean.org/killerwhale.