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maternal and non-maternal elephants will defend their calves from dangerous situations such as chasing predators away, or even stop aggressive play fights. such situations do not always show direct distress or pain at the moment for the calf, and so the protector elephants are predicting their potential distress, rather than just responding to the event.
elephants draw from past experiences and know what can happen. this behaviour is very complex, and few species are known to be able to attribute and consider another’s feelings in this way.
Every time i get the chance to look a wild animal right in the eyes i feel a kind of connection. everything just gets quite, and i feel calm. and there is something quite impressive of making straight eye contact with a large brown bear.
looking back at this picture it is like i am reliving the moment all again. feeling connected to nature and the wildlife around me. thats why it is so important to protect our wildlife. to keep being able to have this moment of peace and connect with a wild animal. let’s do everything we can to protect our planet and the beautiful diversity of wildlife it has to offer.
The stare of cobra is enough to shake the every fiber of my being. many a times people ask me why i'm not afraid of such creature. the answer is simple to that. the spectacled cobra is one of the most venomous snake in india and every my every interaction with this snake, my respect for it increases and everytime i treat the snake with respect, that's the key to overcome your fear.
and hats off and massive respect for those people who rescue them. they're ready to receive a call absolutely any time of the day just to save these creatures
La mica pajarera es una serpiente de hábitos diurnos y comunmente arborea. en la etapa juvenil (foto 5) presenta un color café claro con un patrón de manchas oscuras y rojizas, al llegar a la etapa adulta (foto 1) adopta un color amarillo o naranja en el vientre y el dorso más oscuro con tonos verde o rojo.
este individuo adulto presentaba un daño grave (foto 3, 4) sobre su columna, tiene una herida que avanza en estado de infección, incluso algunas vertebras expuestas. se encontraba en una zona montañosa sobre un sendero turístico, espero que estos daños no sean causados por personas y que los animales sean respetados y no molestados.
he was unfortunately taken from his home in the shark bay area in march and dropped off to the @birdandfishplace in wattle grove, who contacted us for advice.
our treatment team checked him over and gave him fluids. luckily he was found to be healthy.
parks and wildlife service, western australia approved his return and release and we transferred him to the armadale reptile centre, for his flight back up north. his whole ordeal probably took a week or two and there is no doubt that he would have experienced significant stress.
we can only hope that he was removed because someone mistakenly believed that he needed care. if you ever find a wild animal and you are unsure whether or not it needs assistance, please contact your nearest wildlife centre, specialist wildlife vet or call the wildcare hotline on 9474 9055.
it can be complicated to work out whether or not an animal needs help, so please ask the experts! every case can be different. it's much quicker for the animal and you may get to learn something interesting about the species that you have saved.
""""young leopard of himalaya""""
""""future of himalaya""""
raja ji national park is known for shy leopards though its a tiger reserve too but getting a tiger sighting here is quite difficult game. leopards of raja ji are very shy but this morning was quite strange for me. i saw two leopards sitting under a tree shadow & the moment we stopped our vehicle one leopard ran away uphills & the other one came & sit over this cliff in a stunning light. leopard relaxed there & we made some beautiful frames of light & shadows with this shy cat.
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: the green-bee-eaters. clicked this photo in my apartment complex in coimbatore, india. the hunting behaviour of bee-eaters is very interesting. . it would mostly hunt from an exposed perch (hence photographer’s delight) . once a prey is spotted, it would fly swiftly toward its prey and then s****h it in mid-air. the aerodynamics is mindboggling. but the scientists say that the “ birds aren't the best flyers they could possibly be because they don't follow the strict rules of aerodynamics” . evolution is “ keeping them in constant evolutionary motion but never allowing them to get any closer to aerodynamic perfection” http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2007/07/23/1985386.htm?site=science&topic=latest
whether they are closer to aerodynamics or not , the beauty and the grace are closer to our heart.
The cleaning crew at boragaon garbage dump near #guwahati, #assam, gets some help from a curious team member.
camera: udayan borthakur @udayan.borthakur
music: ricky kej/ roundglass
story & edit: samreen farooqui/ roundglass sustain @ankhondekhi
assistant editor: shabnoor irshad/ roundglass sustain @shabnoor_irshad
text & animation: amit kalra/ roundglass sustain @asaranshk
A year back i hopped in to the journey of educating children and people about the importance of snakes in our environment.
we teach them about how snakes benefit humans, how we can prevent snakes from entering our premises & to follow the right first-aid measures when bit.
this was my first session at a government school in kolli hills. i was pretty nervous but my colleague @gnaneswar._ch helped me to calm down and the kids enjoyed learning about snakes.
it's been quite a journey travelling to different places from then educating people about snakes and see how they are scared of snakes because of the myths and preconceptions which their ancestors taught and through what they see from tv. so we make them unlearn what they have learned and teach them the facts about snakes and show really how harmless they are when we are actually careful.
words can't suffice to thank @ajaykartik88 & @gnaneswar._ch my colleagues who taught me everything from how to give speeches, interact with people, conduct surveys, use gadgets, make reports.
Look what arrived in the mail for me! a very big thank you to the prep-one students at wandiligong primary school!
you’re all so kind and produced some amazing drawings for me. i can’t wait to meet you all one day 😃🐾
the wildlife conservation film festival (wcff) mission is to inform, engage, and inspire wildlife conservation through the power of film.
this will be australia’s first film festival ever purely focused on wildlife and the environment 🐨🍃 we are having a tedx q and a format after screenings and two field trips as part of our ten day event.
we are unveiling 100-120 films, 75% will be world and australian premiers.
we have a large reach of scientists, film makers, celebrities, conservationists, environmental scientists, wildlife lovers, eco-tourists and film and documentary makers 🎞
get in touch with me @jacquiepohl for more information. we are seeking submissions from australian film makers.
this is a unique opportunity for media partners and commercial marketing focused on environment restoration to partner with us ⭐️
Exactly a year ago, along with a few colleagues and our director @thesujanlife - we were fortunate to visit @tswalu reserve (one of the largest private reserves in africa) on a exchange program!
our aim was to understand and learn the various measures taken to manage and conserve the private reserve.
some of the many highlights from the exchange program:
- introduction of new male lions to the reserve
-patrol and monitoring of the reserve (using a helicopter)
- methods of land management and restoration of the kalahari ecosystem
- research and monitoring of the endangered pangolins.
lions are fearless, decisive, courageous & aggressive. there is a lot to learn from them & the ability to dominate even without the above qualities, is what makes them feared & respected. they project a strong sense of ownership & will fight to death for the pride & also for the territory.
One of the most beautiful sighting had in sumatra was this baby thomas leaf monkey that was hiding in his mother’s arms. sometimes he was trying to get out and escape, trying to run on the branch to explore the surroundings, but his mother was promptly taking him close to her and back in her arms, with the typical protectional behavior of mothers 💚🌴🐒
This southwestern snake-necked turtle is sporting some new hardware after he presumably had run-in with a vehicle and suffered a nasty fracture to his carapace. he is a little camera-shy but we think he looks great.
this is a result of ongoing development in perth and urban areas.
the city of cockburn are working hard to protect these amazing turtles and we are very proud to be partnering with their turtle tracker program once again in 2020.
In the news: 再び勢いを増す #コロナ 蔓延で現場の #野生動物保護活動 は危機に。#インド ではレンジャーが現場に出られず、動物と共存する住民に寄り添うngoも外出できない。病院の無い #西表島 でもついに感染者が出た。助言も監視も無い中で無体なことをする人が出ぬよう祈るだけなのが口惜しい
the #wildlifeconservation activities in the field are all at stake because #covid19 is spreading again. in india, rangers cannot go out to the field, and ngos that stay close to the residents who live near wildlife, cannot go out. even on #iriomote island, where there is no hospital, covid19 has finally arrived. we can only pray that no one will do irresponsible things, but we won’t know cause there is no supervision or surveys. :( our #rhinos, #gorillas, #tigers, birds etc...are ar higher risk than before to poaching!
Final treestand install. you can see my osha approved tree clambering. i checked my camera and had mostly pictures of nocturnal deer and a few thunder chickens. i'll be shooting for both this fall with my bow.
Afc announces artwork juried into the 2020 artists for conservation international exhibit of art. congratulations to 168 artists from 17 countries. the afc exhibit is the world's top conservation-themed art exhibit & sale supporting conservation. the exhibit opens at the afc festival in vancouver, bc october 1 - 4th @vandusengarden . read here: https://bit.ly/31lzpp1