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Nat Geo WILD (@natgeowild) Instagram photos and videos
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Photo by @joelsartore. Roughly the size of a house cat, the small but mighty San Clemente Island fox is one species that has bounced back from the brink of extinction. Threatened by predation by invasive golden eagles, canine distemper transmitted by domestic dogs, habitat fragmentation due to development, and habitat loss to introduced livestock and game species, this species saw its population plummet in the 1990s and sightings became extremely rare. Thanks to captive breeding efforts, relocation of golden eagles, and the reintroduction of bald eagles (to prevent the goldens from recolonizing), the populations of this fox and three other nearby subspecies have grown. Work continues to boost the San Clemente Island fox’s numbers and in 2016 the species was down listed from endangered to threatened. Photographed @santabarbarazoo. Follow me for another look at this beautiful fox!
Photo by @DaisyGilardini // A Laysan Albatross showed great interest in my camera while shooting on a white sand beach in the Midway Atoll in Hawaii. This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List. The result of our civilized indiscriminate consumerism is a really sad reality for thousands of Albatross and endangered spices that live in the Archipelago. 30% of all albatross chicks die on Midway. While out at see feeding, the Albatross pick up all kind of plastic debris mistaking it for food. They will then feed their chick by regurgitating plastic in their stomachs with the result that they will be so full that will die for starvation and dehydration. It has been calculated that Albatross in Midway feed their chick with 5 TONS of plastic every year. It is important to be aware of our daily plastic consumption and the consequences that come with it. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #plastic #wildlifephotography #consumerism #albatross #Hawaii
Photo by @FransLanting Whether you call them cougars, pumas, or mountain lions, they’re all the same cat. They were nearly wiped out along the coast of California near Santa Cruz where I live, but since they were given protection in 1990, they’ve rebounded. They now occur even at the edges of towns and cities, but they are very good at avoiding people. I’ve seen tracks close to my home, but it took the company of a researcher and a tracker to come eye to eye with this splendid big cat looking down on us from an old oak tree. The comeback of cougars in California is a success story, and it shows what can happen if we’re tolerant of apex predators and if we’re protecting enough wild land where they can survive. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more close encounters with the wild. @thephotosociety #Mountainlion #California #Santacruz #Panthera #wildlifephotography #nature #BigCatsInitiative #Celebrate
Photo by @DaisyGilardini // Among all the different weather conditions, the one I like the less while photographing is rain. It provides however great photo opportunities like droplets accumulating on this king penguin head in South Georgia. The white snow behind around the penguin made for a perfect high key image. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #SouthGeorgia #kingpenguin #penguin #wildlifephotography #climatechange #climatechangeisreal
Photo by @shaazjung | Winter light crept through the jungle canopy as a Langur monkey and her baby basked in a rare ray of sunshine. There’s infinite beauty in the thick forests of Nagarhole National Park in South India and langurs play an essential role in this thriving ecosystem. . Follow @shaazjung as he documents more of the jungles best kept secrets.
Photo 📸 by @alexbraczkowski Painted storks congregate and feed on small fish, frogs and insects at a large dam in Yala National Park’s Block 1 section. The painted stork is on of Sri-Lanka’s most beautiful birds and gets its name from its distinctive pink tertial feathers. They are found south of the Himalayas across the Asian subcontinent, mainly on plains and wetlands. Shot while assisting @stevewinterphoto on his worldwide Leopard story for @natgeowild and @natgeo 🐆 . . . . . #birdsofinstagram #stork #paintedstork #beauty #pink #wetland #wetlands #srilanka #asia #jungle #junglelife
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // While diving in Norway in 2016, I caught a glimpse of a black and white silhouette emerging from the deep. Soon, this gorgeous orca was swimming beside me, maneuvering through scattering herring. I was immediately overwhelmed with excitement as I knew the rest of its family was close, getting ready to work as a team to feed on the abundant schools of these fish. Encounters with orcas have been a highlight in my career. Right now, we are back in Norway in the Great Orca Fjords, which is home to one of the largest orca populations in the world. Being back and being immersed in this region that so abundant with orcas feels like a reunion with old friends. We are here to showcase the importance of these animals and their habitat and it is such a pleasure to photograph these creatures and to be a part of a passionate team that is committed to protecting them. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittemeier for more photos of these beautiful cetaceans and to follow along with the expedition! #Norway #orcas #ocean #conservation #underwaterphotography
Photo by @joelsartore Hurricanes are not only terrible for people, they’re very hard on our animal neighbors as well. This darling St. Andrew beach mouse is a species that is in dire-straights due to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael a few weeks ago. Already considered very rare, these little guys were hit really hard – first by the 18-foot storm surge that covered their beach dune habitat with a wall of water, and then by a lack of seeds to eat once the water receded. Surveys are being done now to determine how many made it. Photographed at the USFWS office in Panama City, FL. For a closer look, follow @joelsartore
Photo by @FransLanting Eyes full of innocence light up the face of this elephant seal pup which is less than two months old. Yet it’s already been weaned by its mother, who nourished it for a month with milk that is one of the highest in fat content of any animal on earth, and now it’s languishing on the shores of South Georgia Island near Antarctica before it takes a plunge into the cold waters of the Southern Ocean. Elephant seals dive deeper than almost any other marine mammal; some of them go farther down than 7000 feet. It takes more than big eyes to survive down there. Watch out, young seal! Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more stories about seals and other wonders from South Georgia, the island at the end of the world. @thephotosociety #cute #nature #ocean #wildlife #awesome #wildlifephotography
Video by @filipe_deandrade and @brianmoghari // Because hummingbirds live their lives in a constant state of friction, they must consume around their body weight in nectar every day. They are extremely territorial over their food source because well, its a matter of life or death. All this competition means that we all benefit however. As natural pollinators, they carry pollen on their head after hitting each flower, then transfer those nutrients. Other than being incredibly important, they are also just a lot of fun to observe. Follow @filipe_deandrade for more wildlife adventures. #costarica
Video 📹 by @alexbraczkowski A leopardess slinks down the branches of a large tree in the semi deciduous forest of Yala National Park’s block 1 section. This environment is similar to an African savanna and is home to high densities of Sri-Lankan leopards, the islands apex predator. I watched leopards climb trees in Yala regularly while on assignment with @stevewinterphoto for @natgeowild and @natgeo magazine. They are true masters of navigating their way down from a tree and a lot better than it than African lions! Follow @alexbraczkowski for more shots of big cats around the world and catch the new special “tree-climbing lions” on @natgeowild on December 2nd 🦁 . . . . . #srilanka #asia #wild #beauty #wilderness #wildlife #wildlifeplanet #animals #leopard #animal #catsofinstagram