8 grizzlies and 6 wolves on a bull bison carcass. We couldn't resist going through our favorite haunts on the Lamar, and our timing was great, with the bull dying near the road the afternoon before. We arrived at the carcass before dawn, and heard the growls and grumbles of the grizzlies. Fantastic morning watching! Notice the sow and two 1.5 year old cubs who were on edge. Fat bellies everywhere, and the carcass was a rug in two days.
This is a piebald cow elk, it’s fur turned white (or just non-pigmented) as part of a genetic mutation. Wildlife officials say that the odds of seeing this in the wild is about 1 in 100,000, so this was a very very special encounter! She slipped out of the forest and we got to watch her for about 5 minutes before she slipped back in. No one else even noticed her. It’s absolutely crazy what you can miss if you aren’t looking! @yellowstonenps@ynpforever#ynp#yellowstonepledge#findyourpark#goparks
Takeover by new Associate Fellow @maxime_aliaga // I will end this takeover by one of my favorite image and caption it with a legend who should all inspired us. .
One day, a long time ago and in a faraway place, or so the legend goes, there was a huge forest fire that was raging the countryside. All the animals were terrified, running around in circles, screaming, crying and helplessly watching the impending disaster. But there in the middle of the flames, and above the cowering animals, was a tiny hummingbird busy flying from a small pond to the fire, each time fetching a few drops with its beak to throw on the flames. And then again and then again... After a while, an old grouchy armadillo, annoyed by this ridiculous useless agitation on the part of the hummingbird, cried out: “Tiny bird! Don't be a fool. It is not with those minuscule drops of water one after the other that you are going to put out the fire and save us all! ”
To which the hummingbird replied, “ It Could be, but I'm going to do my bit”. .
For me the morality of this legend is that we should all be this tiny hummingbird. All together “doing our bit” can make the world a better place. I really hope you liked this takeover, and that I didn't flood you too much with all those images and stories. For me it was a privilege to share them with you. I want to thank all the ILCP members to let me in and contribute to this big challenge of raising awareness of nature conservation thought my work. I will keep going harder and better with all my commitment and love. Thank you very much @Maxime_aliaga .
Teaser from one of our films 'A Place for Penguins' by Tom Parry @tomparry93
An amazing story about a rather curious way of conserving an african penguin population.. to hear more tickets are available at Wilderlandfestival.com
***🧳DIÁRIO DE BORDO*** Piranhas - AL. Cheguei em um dos lugares mais incríveis que já estive na minha vida. Vim para aprofundar a pesquisa de um documentário em andamento sobre os mitos e mistérios na margem do São Francisco e, especialmente aqui, sobre Maria Bonita.
Em tempos de tensão e preocupação sobre nosso patrimônio natural brasileiro, visito estes lugares profundos com um certo tom de nostalgia do que não se foi ainda. É uma mistura de choque com tamanha beleza e, ao mesmo tempo, de pesar por não termos guardiões suficientemente conscientes aqui e e lá. Olho para os santuários naturais deste país e me pergunto até quando irão durar.
E hoje em especial, tomando um banho de beleza e força da caatinga nordestina, retomo a todo momento meu fôlego e minha esperança de que somos também toda a natureza, e que carregamos no nosso cerne a pulsação da regeneração. Algo ainda diz que os brotos novos nunca desistem.
Bar-tailed godwit in beautiful evening light.
Jeg ser ofte lille kobbersneppe langs Fanø strand, men aldrig stående på en sten i havet. Langs Öland virkede de mere tillidsfulde end på Fanø. Måske fordi der er færre strandgæster på Ölands klippede kyster.
Pretty much what I did today. I'd be good at being a Galapagos sea lion. I like to swim. I like seafood. And I'm really good at laying around doing nothing.⠀
How about you? Are you someone who can sit and do nothing? Or do you need to be busy?
The legendary Black Mamba !! I say legendary because this species has more stories and myths about it than any other. Stories of falling out of trees to bite people on their head or forming a circle and roll down a hill to bite you or some people even say they chase humans and bite them.
And that’s exactly what these stories are: Stories and myths.
No snake bites easy and in fact it takes quite an effort to get bitten by any snake. And the Black Mamba is no exception.
Snakes are defensive - not aggressive! Leave them alone and they will leave you alone. Its easy.
NOTICE: Don’t try to handle any snake without professional training and supervision. Doing so could result in serious inquiry or death. #lbwildlife
📸 by @mzingayetshuma