Wildlife And Nature

By Heather Green | Photos and articles pertaining to wildlife and nature all over the world

Mountain Flowers Sea Photo by Weihao Pan — National Geographic Your Shot

Nature

Photograph by @paulnicklen // At -20 degrees , a grizzly bear feeds along the Fishing Branch River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Wet fur turns to ice and lips turn red with the final salmon feast of the season. Within days, this bear will enter a den for the winter and conserve energy through a long, deep sleep. Bears are now waking up both in the Yukon and British Columbia and prepare to scratch out another omnivorous season. All week we are celebrating bears on @paulnicklen so please #followme to see my favorite images of all species of North American bears. #BC #stoptrophyhunting #grizzly #bear #nature #wildlife #follow #followme #picoftheday #photooftheday #gratitude

Photo by @christianziegler . Oustalet's giant chameleon (Furcifer oustaleti) climbs a tree next to a large Baobab in western Madagascar. These pictures are part of my World Press Award in 2016. I won the 3rd place in the story category. Follow me @christianziegler for more pictures of chameleons in Madagascar. #Wpph16 @thephotosociety @natgeo #rainforest #Madagascar #chameleons

Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo // What happens when a large polar bear walks on soft fluffy snow, compresses it, and then the wind blows away the remaining fluffy snow. You get elevated polar bear tracks that can last for days, weeks or months. #Followme on @paulnicklen as we celebrate all species of North American bears this week. #polarbear #bear #natgeo #sea_legacy #10by2020

Take a trip to Aroostook National #WildlifeRefuge, where #moose wander through the foggy forests and birds fly overhead. The @usfws refuge abuts the northeastern edge of the Northern #Maine Forest and is well known for its abundance of boreal bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian and rare plant species. Photo courtesy of Sharon Wallace. #findyourpark

I knew that hummingbirds would not be able to resist this luscious ginger flower at the edge of a cloud forest in Costa Rica, so I set up my camera and waited; it wasn’t long before a green-crowned brilliant buzzed in and sucked nectar while hovering in front of the flower, unaffected by bursts of light from my three strobes. Hummingbirds are an extreme consequence of a sugar-fueled existence. They are totally dependent on nectar to maintain their high-energy lifestyle, and zip from flower to flower with wing beats of up to 80 per second. From a plant’s perspective, hummingbirds are ideal pollinators: They are small and fast, and they need to visit many flowers in a short amount of time to get enough food--a perfect recipe for successful flower pollination. I share this image in honor of Earth Day. @natgeo @thephotosociety @franslanting @EarthDay #hummingbird #EarthDay #CostaRica #beauty #nature

Embers from a controlled cane fire burned one night earlier this month, with limestone walls as a backdrop. A group of Mexicans and Americans — firefighters, conservationists and park rangers — had set out for some of the most desolate stretches of the Rio Grande. Their task was not to put out fires, but to set them in a controlled burn to kill an invasive grass. Accompanied by @nytimes reporter @mannynyt, the photographer @tamirhasacellphone spent 3 days documenting the group’s work — as well as their after-action meetings, which took place under the stars in words that shifted between Spanish and English. Even the name of the river itself lost its regional identity, with some of the Americans calling it Rio Bravo, as Mexicans do. We’ll be sharing more of @tamirhasacellphone’s photos this #nytweekender.

The Last Wonder This is an iPhone photo of one of the most incredible views I've ever seen. I also put up a large pano from my DSLR on my website. Check it out!

Photo by @BrianSkerry. A female adult harp seal pops up through the ice to breathe and check on her pup in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Typically, harp seal pups spend two weeks on solid ice after birth, before diving into the frigid waters. In the distance, the photographer’s boat and home for weeks at sea rests in the ice. Sea ice in this region has been declining in recent years and having an impact on the ecosystems that harp seals and other arctic mammals rely on for survival. For more on harp seals and ocean photography, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #seal #harp #cute #ice #breaker #arctic #oceanography #oceans #cold #frozen #climate #change #conservation #preservation #animals #photooftheday

How to Tell a Raven From a Crow

<i>This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations</i> …

Just above Antarctica, off the island of South Georgia, lies a breeding hot spot for elephant seals and king penguins known as Gold Harbour https://t.co/Kuc5Y2OAGF

Photographing Yellowstone In Winter

Frosted trees near Grand Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Three frames focus-stacked and combined in Helicon Focus. Exposure: 1/125 sec., …

Elegant yet majestic.

When a place decides to have sand in your favorite color. Forever in love with black beaches.

Whales. 12/10 in every regard.

Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey

Sunny Side Up

Celestial celebration. As humans tucked in their warm cozy bed, the night sky was having a ball...

First Snow

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Iceland

Grid-Lock

Nosedive

Chobe Magic

On The Qui Vive

Winter reflection

Holding On !!!!!!!!

Why Sharks Are Getting Stuck in Diver Cages

Divers and conservationists say uptick in incidents could actually be beneficial to the species.<p>An underwater photographer got unexpectedly close to his subject when a great white shark broke into his cage.<p>The incident took place near Guadalupe Island, Mexico, where divers frequently descend into …