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Video 🎥 by @alexbraczkowski Two lion cubs wrestle and tussle for their mothers milk. At about two months of age these cubs are growing rapidly and will put on a couple of hundred grams per day. They will begin to eat meat at about 3 months and finish being weaned at ~10 months. Lionesses will suckle each other’s cubs and sisters or cousins can adopt cubs if a mother is killed 🦁 what do you think the gestation period for lionesses is? Leave your answers in the comments below and follow big cat biologist and @natgeowild cameraman @alexbraczkowski for more info on big cats 🐯🐱 . . . . . #cats#animal#cute#cub#siblings#sisters#catsofinstagram#lions#bigcat#animals#animalkingdom#baby#love#cats_of_instagram
📸 by @agoetzfilm When you step on a Lego... All joking aside, this was one of the most memorable moments I had when I spent a week with the Safari Live crew, with @journeying_justin! We heard this big cat calling in the night and drove out to find it. When we were within feet of it, we shut off all lights, and just sat there listening to it's call. I felt this lion's roar at such close distance in my chest, it was so intense 🦁 For more wildlife photos and video, follow me at @agoetzfilm! #nationalgeographic#natgeo#natgeowild#wildlifephotography
Photo and video by @daisygilardini | Day 11 - March 5 - Wapusk National Park - Cuddle time - One of the sweetest moment I have ever witnessed! ❤️🐻😍 During the early months of a polar bear's life, the bond between mother and offspring is essential for the cub's cognitive and emotional development. The bond between mother and child, and between sibling and sibling, is very strong. It’s the only social structure scientists recognize and have identified in a species that is solitary for much of its adult life. Wrestling, chasing, play-fighting, cuddling and napping together are all part of daily life for a young bear. The cubs' games prepare them for life later on. Once weaned, the siblings will stay together for a while, hunting and playing. Mother bears are extremely patient with their cubs, and allow them to jump, bite and pirouette around her. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #polarbear#bear#polar#wapusknationalpark#conservation#climatechange#climatechangeisreal
Photo @jasonedwardsng The dry season broke with crashing lightning and torrential rain. Overnight the honking of the herds could be heard through the darkness. As the sun rose across the savannah it was as if the wildebeest has sprouted with the rains. Lion, having struggled through the dry found a plethora of prey on their doorstep. This female attempted to suffocate the wildebeest for ten minutes then lost interest and ran over to an earlier kill. The wildebeest, a little worse for wear struggled to its feet and back to the herd. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for more images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild#jasonedwardsng#lionkill#greatmigration#lionking#serengeti
Photo by @joelsartore. Happy World Forest Day! Can you imagine trying to find this spiny forest katydid amongst the trees within the ancient Daintree Rainforest of Australia? These beautiful insects spend their days quietly stretched out on the trunks of trees, blending perfectly with the bark and lichen. Although the adults are quite large, reaching sizes of around 4 inches, they are such masters of camouflage that it usually takes a well-trained eye to spot one! Species of all shapes and sizes call the forests of the world home – by protecting these wild spaces, we help to keep each and every one of them safe. Start today by reducing the amount of paper products you consume, and when you do buy items like toilet paper try to opt for options made from recycled content! Photo taken @melbournemuseum
Photo by @amivitale // Today is World Frog day so let's celebrate these ancient creatures! This fellow lives in mangroves of Micronesia and these spellbinding creatures have existed for 190 million years in every climate and on every continent except Antarctica are in trouble. As many as 200 species have completely disappeared since 1980 and nearly 1/3 of all amphibians are threatened with extinction. Habitat loss, pollution, climate change, infectious diseases, invasive species and over-harvesting for pet and food trades are putting increasing pressures on their populations. It’s not easy being green (or red or yellow or purple or brown or blue or black with yellow polka dots) but you can help. Get started by following @amphibiansurvivalalliance and @savethefrogs and by supporting local conservation groups that help preserve forest, marsh and other frog habitats. @natgeo@natgeoimagecollection@thephotosociety#frogs#savefrogs#micronesia#climatechange#conservation#savetheplanet#photojournalism#amivitale#cuteanimals
Video @filipe_deandrade // "In the swamp, only gators get out alive." This is the phrase that caught my attention when I began my college career @uflorida in Gainesville, Florida. Surrounded by freshwater streams and canals, these words also became a challenge to a young and budding cinematographer. When I visited Paynes Prairie for the first time, I realized that this phrase carried weight. Every dry season, the streams recede to a few watering holes where the larger alligators accumulate and feed on fish who gather there. As natures architects, alligators will even create "gator holes" as to direct fish into traps when resources become limited. Ingenuity and resiliency has kept these creatures on the planet for a long time. Follow @filipe_deandrade for more wildlife adventures.
Photo and video by @daisygilardini | Day 10 - March 4 - Wapusk National Park - Playtime Bear cubs often play soon after nursing. Play is for enjoyment and recreational pleasure, but there's a practical purpose, too. For sure you can’t deny that the cubs are simply having enjoying themselves, climbing trees and chasing each other. Play in animals — as in humans — is important on many levels, though. It helps strengthen family bonds and doubles as physical practice for future behaviour. Play prepares the cubs to respond to future aggressive or sexual encounters. During play, cubs learn about their limits and abilities, and develop self-confidence. #polarbear#bear#polar#wapusknationalpark#conservation#climatechange#climatechangeisreal
Photo @jasonedwardsng There are moments when the light sings and there is no one or nothing, in the frame to listen. There are also times when it all comes together. A female Leopard surveys a woodland at dawn from the fork of a tree. The dust and smoke laden dawn was so red and saturated I was lucky this occurred after the sun had risen a little above the horizon. I always hand-hold my Nikon 800mm so that I don’t have to delay using a tripod. Leopard don’t tolerate fiddling with tripods! . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild#jasonedwardsng#botswana#leopard@natgeofineart#catlover#bigcat
Video 🎥 by @alexbraczkowski One of Africa’s last true wildlife eden’s, the @zakouma_national_park 🦁managed by @africanparksnetwork 🐆 how many different species can you count in this video? Leave your estimates in the comments section below! 🦒🦌 . . . . . #africa#chad#zakouma#eden#beauty#wildlife#african#wild#wilderness#wildplace#beautiful#savannah
Video by @amivitale.// Pandas, I learned from multiple trips to China and countless hours spent in their presence, are far more complex than their image suggests, and they offer powerful lessons as species across the globe are threatened by habitat loss, poaching, and climate change. They also own a success story that, while tentative, is all too rare. In 1990, the global wild panda population was approximately 1,100 individuals, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature placed them on the endangered species list. Thanks to massive Chinese and international efforts, though, the bears rebounded, and in 2016 their status was upgraded to vulnerable. I recently published my new book, Panda Love, featuring my long-term work on these adorable ambassadors made on assignment for @NatGeo. See more on my feed @amivitale.#pandamonium@natgeoimagecollection@thephotosociety#panda#pandas#babypanda#pandamonium#ipanda#giantpanda#pandacub#china#conservation#savetheplanet#natureisspeaking#amivitale