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A critically endangered Sumatran elephant feeds on plants in the Leuser Ecosystem. Elephants are a keystone species. Other animals, plants and entire ecosystems rely on them for survival. As do the elephants, so do the trees. Elephants are known as the 'constant gardeners’ -- plants and trees rely on elephants to disperse their seeds far and wide through their dung. Elephants' large footprints act as water collectors for smaller animals. Elephants share the same emotions and cognitive behavior as humans. They grieve for their lost loved ones, they feel fear, joy and empathy and are highly praised for their intelligence. Please make a donation, this project can’t move forward without your funding. Link in bio. Photo courtesy of @paulhiltonphoto @paintedgroup @istandwithmypack @haka_sumatra @racingextinction @sabaghilton #saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid forgottenelephants #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals #cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuser #forestelephants
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regram @oceanicpreservationsociety 💕🌅🌊 Photo and text by our good friend and conservationist photojournalist @paulhiltonphoto: ・・・ A coral reef in the Komodo national park, at sunrise. I'm so privileged to have these kind of opportunities to document such beauty. The world is still such an amazing place, never forget that. @greenpeace #nosharkfinsoup #coral #coralreef #racingextinction
Uh Oh ・・・ @oceanicpreservationsociety "The whole world is singing... but we've stopped listening." 🐦🔈🌎 Today marks 2 years since #RacingExtinction premiered on @discoverychannel. Let's show the world we ARE listening now! Start here >> p2a.co/QFzRsRx (or click the link in @racingextinction bio) #extinction #prevention #help #savetheanimals #sos #bird #birds #birdsong #tweettweet #animalrights #rescue #uhoh
Take a pledge NOT to buy a ticket to a dolphin show or swim with captive dolphins. 🙏🏼 #taiji #grindadráp #motherearth #racingextinction #wakeupworld #thecove #oceanlover #vegan #swimfree #nocaptivity #art #artphotography #drawing #noplastic #keepouroceansclean ❤️🐋🐬🌎 @chrisbradyphotography @cynthiasmithphotos Here’s my hump🐋😂
Learned big to be wild again... #Repost @dswt ( @get_repost) ・・・ These elephants may just be out for a stroll, but they’re also on a greater journey to return to a life in the wild. It’s a process that can take upwards of ten years, but we’re committed to helping every orphaned elephant that we rescue eventually lead an independent life. Luckily, our Keepers have lots of help: Wild elephants and wild-living orphans alike come by our Reintegration Units often to impart their wisdom on the youngsters until, one day, they too are ready to transition from our care and join a wild herd! • To learn more about how we rescue and raise orphaned elephants, visit: ‪www.thedswt.org/raising-orphans ‬ • • • Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Freya Dowson #DSWT  #elephants  #whyilovekenya #kenya  #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya  #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark  #saynotopoaching #racingextinction  #jointheherd #DSWTat40  #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants
Always be a voice for the voiceless. YOU have power, use it! #animalprotection ・・・ BREAKING from @myfwc Arrests made in shark dragging case 🦈 After a four-month long investigation, three individuals have been arrested in connection to the video of a shark being dragged behind a boat at high speed. We worked with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office to identify a number of criminal violations, including felony and misdemeanor charges. The suspects and their charges are as follows: #MichaelWenzel (D.O.B. 6/7/1996) of Palmetto, Florida: -Two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty (Third-degree felony) -One misdemeanor count of Illegal Method of Take (Second-degree misdemeanor) #RobertLeeBenac (D.O.B. 4/2/1989) of Bradenton, Florida: -Two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty (Third-degree felony) -One misdemeanor count of Illegal Method of Take (Second-degree misdemeanor) #SpencerHeintz (D.O.B. 10/14/1994) of Palmetto, Florida: -Two felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty (Third-degree felony) FWC graphic using screenshot of viral video. Swipe up on our Instagram story for more information. Via @animalrevenge #Shark #FWC #animalrights #marinelife #animallover #sharks #ocean #florida #animal #wildlife #wildanimals #savethesharks #wildandfree #worthfightingfor #racingextinction #startwith1thing #awareness #education #conservation #compassion #protection #rescue #animalsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animalabuse #animalcruelty
I am in total awe that our planet can be home to so many different primate species, and unlike some other species, they can look so different one from another, yet their common fragile situation is a testament of how little natural habitat is left for them to live wild & free. . Saving their habitat is saving them and all living things sharing their ecosystem. I cannot imagine a world without all this beauty around, wherever you go there is a natural spectacle to marvel at. Let's be kind to our planet and grateful for what it offers to us. ❤ This is the West Africa's roloway monkey, one of the 25 world's most endagered primates species. . This monkey is near extinction. . Range: Upper Guinean tropical forests, Ghana and Ivory Coast Population: Unknown; considered to be "on the very verge of extinction," according to the BZS, due to habitat loss and poaching for bushmeat. . Read more on: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/meet-planets-25-most-endangered-primates . . . . 📸: Sebastien Bozon/Getty Images Via @wildandfreecharity . . #monkey #primate #wildlife #endangered #species #deforestatiom #habitat #forest #wildanimals #africa #wildliferescue #wildandfree #worthfightingfor #racingextinction #awareness #startwith1thing #conservation #education #animallovers #compassion #nature #protection #rescue #animal #animalsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animalprotection
@Regranned from @paulhiltonphoto - Intense eyes! Every few seconds this critically endangered Sumatra elephant would have a good look at me and then move her head to place a leaf over her eye to hide, then she’d move back out to have another look, she was as old as the trees, blending in to her surroundings so well, Leuser Ecosystem, Sumatra, Indonesia. Help us protect these elephants, so little is know about these elusive forest dwellers and how they interact with the system. Link in my bio, make a donation for Christmas 🎄🐘 @wildlifeasia @paintedgroup @istandwithmypack @haka_sumatra @racingextinction @sabaghilton #saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid forgottenelephants #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #ldf #conservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #elephant #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #plants #climatechange #animals #cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuser #forestelephants
Today we’re really excited to share this beautiful photo from @philozoephy! Philozoephy posted CCF's Panotriptych for International Cheetah Day last week. To view the full completed piece, watch a video about CCF's programs depicted, and read about the project, visit our website via the link in bio! 🐱 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #CCF #cheetahconservationfund #cheetah #ccfcheetah #philozoephy #panotriptych #bigcat #drlauriemarker #endextinction #racingextinction #endangered #endangeredspecies #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #savethecheetah #raceforlife #humansforcheetahs #namibia #africa
If we all did this it would have powerful effects on helping to protect species around the world! @onegreenplanet @oneoceanonefuture #EatForThePlanet #MeatFreeMondays #MeatlessMonday #RacingExtinction
🌸🦌🌸💕💕♥️✨✨ 😫😭😍😍😌☺️✨✨ I LOve EVERYTHING about them!!! #Repost @dswt ( @get_repost) ・・・ Tiny Toto has stolen all our hearts, but Sala is particularly smitten. Despite the fact that she barely got to know her own mother – Sala was orphaned at just one week old – the kudu’s maternal instincts are strong and she has taken it upon herself to look after Toto. The baby dik-dik loves all the attention and is becoming rather spoiled! We are currently raising Sala and Toto at our Kaluku Field HQ. When they’re old enough, both orphans will be reintegrated back into nearby wild herds, but between now and then, we foresee lots of pampering in their futures. • www.thedswt.org • • • Video © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust #DSWT #Sala #SalaDSWT #Toto #TotoDSWT #kudu #dikdik #antelope #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #magicalkenya #conservation #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #kaluku #kalukufield #DSWTat40 #doeadeer #deer
Marshmellow mingling with a Formosan Rock Macaque 🐒 #Marshmellow #Monkey #DirtyMonkey
Adorable 💫❤️💚💙💜 Repost from @dswt using @RepostRegramApp - In November 2011, a pint-sized calf marched into a village looking for company. When we rescued him then – only a week old at most, with umbilical cord still attached – we had no idea that he would become one of the most mischievous orphans we’ve ever raised! This #DSWTTransformationTuesday, swipe through to see the evolution of Kithaka over the past six years. • Photo 1: Kithaka was a character from day one. Here he is, two months old and already commandeering a Keeper’s umbrella as his own! • Photo 2: The older girls at the Nursery (like Naipoki, pictured here) doted on him and Kithaka quickly grew to appreciate an audience. He loved to regale everyone – two-footed and four – with his tricks, tossing his trunk in the air, standing on his head, and challenging the bigger orphans to pushing matches. • Photo 3: In May 2015, Kithaka graduated to our Ithumba Reintegration Unit alongside his best friends Barsilinga and Lemoyian. It wasn’t long before he was showboating his way around his new home and plotting new pranks, requiring the constant vigilance of the Keepers! • Photo 4: This fall, Kithaka took another step towards independence by going off his milk bottles. Any day now, he will decide it’s time to transition to a wild life! In the meantime, he continues to keep us on our toes and thoroughly entertained by his antics. • Your support makes it possible to give elephants like Kithaka a future. To foster him or another elephant in our care, click the link in our bio or visit: www.thedswt.org/foster • • • Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust #DSWT #Kithaka #KithakaDSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #DSWTat40 #worthmorealive #bekindtoelephants #transformationtuesday #ithumbareintegrationunit #tsavo #tsavoeast
Tonkin Snub-Nosed Monkey #Monkey #DirtyMonkeyTV
This is happening. 💔 With a new year approaching it’s a perfect time to commit to 1 change to reduce our carbon footprint and help the planet. Read below. #Repost @paulnicklen ・・・ My entire @Sea_Legacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear. It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy. This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It’s a slow, painful death. When scientists say polar bears will be extinct in the next 100 years, I think of the global population of 25,000 bears dying in this manner. There is no band aid solution. There was no saving this individual bear. People think that we can put platforms in the ocean or we can feed the odd starving bear. The simple truth is this—if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems. This large male bear was not old, and he certainly died within hours or days of this moment. But there are solutions. We must reduce our carbon footprint, eat the right food, stop cutting down our forests, and begin putting the Earth—our home—first. Please join us at @sea_legacy as we search for and implement solutions for the oceans and the animals that rely on them—including us humans. Thank you your support in keeping my @sea_legacy team in the field. With @CristinaMittermeier #turningthetide with @Sea_Legacy #bethechange #nature #naturelovers This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact info @catersnews.com or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615” #polarbear #arctic #climatechange #reallife #realnews #racingextinction #world #earth #wildlife #instaanimal #compassion #reduce #reuse #recycle #vegetarian #science #nyc #startwith1thing #resolution #2018 #reality #staywoke
Kendall Jenner with a little rascal 🙊 #KendallJenner #Monkey #DirtyMonkeyTV
Zohra Opoku is a German/Ghanaian multidisciplinary artist living and working in Accra. With a keen and disciplined eye for textile and design, Opoku employees installation, sculpture, and photography at the helm of her practice. She conceptualizes West African traditions, spirituality, the thread of family lineage as they relate to self authorship and the politics of her hybrid identity. A globalized social consumption and the commodification of all things African are a driving force in what she sees as the nemesis of her thesis, and the relevance of cultural credentials within this state of being. #curiosity #uganda #travel #friends #backpacker #adventure #dswt #siku #nusu #yoyo #ithumba #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #antipoaching #ivorybelongstoelephants #pictures #didyouknow #fyi #amazingfacts #wowfacts #toptag #instatags #instagramfacts
#Repost @oceanicpreservationsociety ( @get_repost) ・・・ Shark populations are declining around the globe, with over 140 species of sharks swimming towards extinction. 😔💔🦈 The demand for shark fin soup is driving the slaughter of 73 MILLION sharks every year. YOU can help by urging @fedex to STOP shipping shark fins >> click link in our bio to sign this important petition. #RacingExtinction #SaveSharks
Elephant Lives matter. Don’t let Trump win. #Repost @alex_and_malak ( @get_repost) ・・・ READ: we haven’t heard from @realdonaldtrump yet Regarding the elephants trophy hunting bill. When will trump give us an answer. Let’s hope they didn’t pass the bill behind closed doors. The #EndangeredSpeciesAct is effective and needed. It is the last line of defense for animals threatened with extinction. 🐘 Yet members of Congress are proposing bills to dismantle the act. There IS something powerful you can do to help protect this act and #StopExtinction 👉 Text PROTECT to 52886 📲or click the link in our bio ✌️ #RacingExtinction @joelsartore #BeKindToElephants @racingextinction #elephantexpedition #elephant #trump #saynototrophyhunting #donaldtrump #elephants #ivory #africa #asia #china #noivory #nohunting #stoptrophyhunting #congress #endangered
If we all did this we would have a serious impact on saving species around the world and protecting our 🌏 🌍 🌎 @racingextinction. 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 #saveourspecies #loveourplanet #nomeat #lessencarbonfootprint #water #love #animals #racingextinction #stopextinction #love
Octopuses are considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates. Scientific studies are increasingly confirming that they are sentient creatures. Studies have shown that octopuses learn easily, including learning by observation of another octopus. They can solve problems, as when they remove a plug or unscrew a lid to get prey from a container. They are the first invertebrates to be seen using tools, such as using coconut shells to hide from potential predators and using rocks and jets of water in a way that could be classified as tool use. Common octopuses will collect crustacean shells and other objects to construct fortresses, or “gardens,” around their lairs. Other octopuses carry shells for protection and will decorate their spaces with them. So many glorious interesting creatures live within the Ocean and it is our duty to protect them. #SaveourOceans #SaveourPlanet #Fashionwithpurpose #conciousfashion #zoassandals #octopus #squid #oceanlove
Meet CandyCane! Hannah’s first science fair butterfly has emerged and she is gorgeous. She is also sporting extra “wing freckles” on each wing. (Circled in the last pic) I noted this phenomenon in some of our butterflies last year, but it wasn’t super common. We have seen it a lot more this season - so I suspect these are descendants of our reared monarchs. I plan to track it closer next season to see if it’s an increasing trend. #monarch #CandyCaneTheMonarch #raisethemigration #racingextinction #raisingmonarchs #savethemonarchs #monarchbutterfly #houstonmonarchs #plantmilkweed
Check out Nature’s post on saving Iran's #cheetah population from extinction. • http://cheetah.org.uk/nature-save-irans-cheetah-from-extinction • #cheetahconservationfund #iran #nature #racingextinction #conservationoptimism
💕🌅🌊 Photo and text by our good friend and conservationist photojournalist @paulhiltonphoto: ・・・ A coral reef in the Komodo national park, at sunrise. I'm so privileged to have these kind of opportunities to document such beauty. The world is still such an amazing place, never forget that. @greenpeace #nosharkfinsoup #coral #coralreef #racingextinction
🔊 dear #humans , be sure to watch this documentary which @LeonardoDiCaprio described as “the video future generations will be wishing everyone watched today” ➡ @eating_ourwayto_extinction ℹ by @worldanimalnews : •Filmmaking brothers Ludo and Otto Brockway and their London-based production company, Broxstar Productions, are now elaborating on their 2016 short Facebook film that addressed the danger of animal agriculture to the planet which garnered praise from the likes of DiCaprio. With the aid of world-renowned scientists, researchers, global leaders, and celebrities, Eating Our Way to Extinction takes an in-depth look at #compassion, #environment, #health, and #economics, while exposing devastating #environmental and health effects of #animalagriculture. #conservation #animals #nature #environment #wildlife #rainforest #govegan #banplastic #palmoilfree #eatingourwaytoextinction #earthlings #cowspiracy #racingextinction #happy #healthy #crueltyfree #fitness #vegan #healthyfood #lifestyle #vegansofig #veganAF #bekind #noplanetb
“As photojournalists, we are documenting a time and a place that in the future may not be there, and the clock is moving by far faster than anything we’ve ever imagined.” ~ @daviddoubilet #RacingExtinction
I share tears with all the elephants. To say an elephant weeps is somewhat controversial. Critical views say we are anthropomorphizing behaviors that could have other explanations. We do know that elephants mourn the dead, that they show altruism and that they are highly intelligent. So how do you explain the tears of the largest land mammal, when we know that they have all those other attributes? Recently I had a debate with a human that thinks it’s completely normal and the order of things to hunt these beautiful, gentle giants. It’s very unfortunate that we share the earth with people that think like this. Showing them the other side, compassion, is imperative. When one realizes we collectively as humans are not the only ones that matter, things will go in a better direction. Humans do have a profound tendency to see what they want to see, rather than what is really there. #savetheelephants #jointheherd #bekindtoanimals #bekindtoelephants #bebetter #conservation #photographer #mywork #artist #compassion #neverenough #altruism #kenya #africa #awareness #canonusa #wildlifephotography #wildlife #liveandletlive #elephants #saynotoivory #stoppoaching #racingextinction #ivorybelongstoelephants
So, we know that a lot of Honu favourites are out of stock right now 🙈 Demand has been overwhelming - great news for our turtle friends! We’re working hard to get more stock in ASAP, but in the meantime we’re super excited to let you know that Honu gift vouchers are now available! We’ll be donating 10% of all gift voucher sales to @conserveturtles so it’s such a lovely gift for someone who loves animals and cute jewellery 🐢✨ #jewellerywithamission 📷 @whatkatiedid_16 Tiny Sea Turtle necklace £7 (available now!)
In November 2011, a pint-sized calf marched into a village looking for company. When we rescued him then – only a week old at most, with umbilical cord still attached – we had no idea that he would become one of the most mischievous orphans we’ve ever raised! This #DSWTTransformationTuesday, swipe through to see the evolution of Kithaka over the past six years. • Photo 1: Kithaka was a character from day one. Here he is, two months old and already commandeering a Keeper’s umbrella as his own! • Photo 2: The older girls at the Nursery (like Naipoki, pictured here) doted on him and Kithaka quickly grew to appreciate an audience. He loved to regale everyone – two-footed and four – with his tricks, tossing his trunk in the air, standing on his head, and challenging the bigger orphans to pushing matches. • Photo 3: In May 2015, Kithaka graduated to our Ithumba Reintegration Unit alongside his best friends Barsilinga and Lemoyian. It wasn’t long before he was showboating his way around his new home and plotting new pranks, requiring the constant vigilance of the Keepers! • Photo 4: This fall, Kithaka took another step towards independence by going off his milk bottles. Any day now, he will decide it’s time to transition to a wild life! In the meantime, he continues to keep us on our toes and thoroughly entertained by his antics. • Your support makes it possible to give elephants like Kithaka a future. To foster him or another elephant in our care, click the link in our bio or visit: www.thedswt.org/foster • • • Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust #DSWT #Kithaka #KithakaDSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #DSWTat40 #worthmorealive #bekindtoelephants #transformationtuesday #ithumbareintegrationunit #tsavo #tsavoeast
READ: we haven’t heard from @realdonaldtrump yet Regarding the elephants trophy hunting bill. When will trump give us an answer. Let’s hope they didn’t pass the bill behind closed doors. The #EndangeredSpeciesAct is effective and needed. It is the last line of defense for animals threatened with extinction. 🐘 Yet members of Congress are proposing bills to dismantle the act. There IS something powerful you can do to help protect this act and #StopExtinction 👉 Text PROTECT to 52886 📲or click the link in our bio ✌️ #RacingExtinction @joelsartore #BeKindToElephants @racingextinction #elephantexpedition #elephant #trump #saynototrophyhunting #donaldtrump #elephants #ivory #africa #asia #china #noivory #nohunting #stoptrophyhunting #congress #endangered
#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ This photo is worth a thousand words. Photo by @Jayaprakash_bojan | After over 11,000 photo submissions from around the world, our panel of judges has named the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year! Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore is this year's grand prize winner for his stunning shot of an enormous male orangutan, waist-deep in a river, shyly peeking from behind a tree. Our judges were impressed by how the poignant image spoke to the impact deforestation is having on the habitat of this critical endangered species. See all of this year's spectacular award-winning photos at ‪natgeo.com/photocontest‬ (link in profile). #saveleuserecosystem #wildlifeasia #wildaid #racingextinction #beforetheflood #sumatra #ran #lconservation #biodiversity #cutconflictpalmoil #ActOnClimate #climatechange #conservationphotography #environment #climatejustice #orangutan #orangutans #extinction #lovetheleuser #nature #green #earth #sustainability #art #wildlife #rainforest #climatechange #animals #cutconflictpalmoil #wildaid #racingextinction #rainforestactionnetwork #lovetheleuser #art
A WILD CHRISTMAS GIFT! 🐘 The holiday season is THE most intense poaching period of the year and our teams will be working round the clock fighting to keep the animals safe. With a donation to Wildhood this Christmas you will not only receive beautiful gift cards to share with people you love - you will also support our anti-poaching efforts on the ground and enable extra protection during the Christmas days. 100% from your donation goes straight to support the operations Wildhood sponsors in South Africa! ⭐️ HOW TO DO? 1. Decide which motives from above 4 you’d like! 2. Email filippa @wildhood.org to place your order 3. SWISH 100 SEK per card or 300 SEK for all four motives to: 123 023 0078 (or donate to PG 827373-2) 💚 Big LOVE from Team Wildhood
One of our fosters ❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘 #Repost @dswt ・・・ The world is Enkesha’s playground. She finds fun around every corner — a puddle turns into a pool, a tree branch turns into a toy, you get the idea. She’s also one of the most enthusiastic mud bathers; the littler babies try to copy her style, though no one can splash with quite as much enthusiasm as Enkesha! • Ten months ago, Enkesha nearly lost her trunk (and her life) to a snare. It’s been a long road to recovery, but we couldn’t be more pleased with her condition today. To foster Enkesha, click the link in our bio or visit: www.thedswt.org/enkesha ‬ • • • Video © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  #DSWT  #Enkesha #EnkeshaDSWT  #elephants   #whyilovekenya #kenya  #nairobi  #dswtnursery  #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya  #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark  #saynotopoaching #racingextinction  #jointheherd #DSWTat40  #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants
Sunset in the Galápagos and the Marine Iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) are resting in the lava rocks, taking its last sunbaths. Among the whole group of these marine reptiles, just the strongest males have the more shining colors, acquired for the algae that they eat in deeper seas where normal males cannot reach. The prize? They will be the ones chose by females and their offspring will endure. . Shot by @luksth assisting @thomaspeschak, on assignment for @natgeo magazine for the June 2017 story "Galápagos: Life in Balance". Thanks to @ilcp_photographers. In collaboration with @darwinfound and @parquegalapagos. . Full article in BIO . #conservation #Ecuador #RacingExtinction #nature #wildlife #biodiversity #galapagos #tropics #reptiles #herps #herping #herpetology #closeup #details @galapagosislands.ec @instaecuatoriano @islasgalapagos @allyouneedisecuador @ecuadortravel @stateoftropics #Seymour @ministerioturismoec @ambiente_ec @master_shots @reptilesofinstagram_ @crazyreptilelovers
When did humans detach themselves so much from nature? From their Mother?? 💔🌎💚 . Repost @consciousvibrancy We're a part of nature. As we destroy nature, we destroy ourselves. . #Consciousvibrancy #vegan #nature #respectnature #protectnature #protectwildlife #noplanetb #ilovenature #mothernature #earth #Earthlings #motherearth #globalwarming #gogreen #wisdom #RacingExtinction #peace #love #family #veganfortheplanet
🎬1 of 3: Hand rearing and #nursing calf rhinos, #orphans of poached mothers by Dr. Gerhardus Scheepers / Rhino Pride Foundation (RPF). Filmed in South Africa🇿🇦, July 2017. Have you checked our RPF #Panotriptych image? If not, go to our gallery and check it out! - South Africa🇿🇦, July 2017: We created with @dr.janapretorius, Dr. Gerhardus Scheepers ( @007vet) & the team of the @rhinopridefoundation one seamless panoramic image that depicts three key aspects of their #whiterhino conservation work: Hand rearing and nursing calf rhinos, orphans of poached mothers (left), providing specialized veterinary care (middle), creating high security sanctuaries for rhinos as preemptive measure against poaching(right). - 🎥: @francisassadi | Production 👩🏻‍💻: @eliana.escobedo - EXTRAORDINARY CONSERVATIONISTS, A Panotriptych Photo Expedition >>Link in bio. #philozoephy #InspireToSave #rhino #conservacoin #Inspiration #wildlifevet #endangeredspecies #orphans #antipoaching #racingextinction #RescueWildlife #threatenedspecies #EveryRhinoCounts #StopTheSlaughter #MakeADifference #teamRhino #rhinohornisnotmedicine #rhinoconservation
It’s twilight and an arctic fox sits on top of its den. This photograph raises some important and complex questions about the future of this bold and charismatic mammal. That famous white fur that stands out in this image actually led to this species’ decimation through overhunting in Northern Europe during past centuries. Now, I wonder if this same fur might be getting this fox into trouble once again? Are rapid advances in Climate Change throwing wildlife like the arctic fox out of sync with shifting seasons and temperatures? Efforts to understand this as well as other important questions must continue. Backstory: I had an unforgettable experience spending time with three young arctic foxes as they grew each week while learning the ways of their kind in the ever-changing days of Autumn. Camping in the mountains for long periods of time presents some logistical challenges, especially while making an independent film project. Nevertheless the challenges my colleague and I faced seem small in comparison to the ones confronting the arctic fox. Throughout Scandinavia, this species is at risk of extinction due to critically low numbers. (Working w/ @rolf_steinmann )
This baby of Marañon White-fronted #Capuchin (Cebus yuracus) show us his scared face. His mom was killed and now he lives without freedom. Currently, around the world, thousands of monkeys are illegally caught and are kept as pets. Say NO to Illegal Wildlife Trade. Esta cría #Capuchino del Marañón ( #Cebus yuracus) nos muestra su rostro aterrado. Mataron a su madre y ahora vive lejos de la libertad. Hoy en día, en todo el mundo, miles de monos son capturados ilegalmente y mantenidos como mascotas. Di NO al Comercio Ilegal de Vida Silvestre. © Jaime Culebras / Fundación Vida Silvestre Ecuador ・・・ #Repost @jaime_culebras ( @get_repost) No compres animales silvestres, la captura y tenencia de estos animales es un acto netamente ilegal. #ImNotAPet #Illegalwildlifetrade #wildlifecrime #racingextinction #nosoymascota #traficoilegal #natureisspeaking #conservation #photo #wildlife #tours #photowildlifetours
Life on Earth is astonishingly diverse, and every year, thousands of new species are discovered. Even in the harsh conditions of the deepest parts of the #MarianaTrench, animals find ways to thrive. . Via @wildlifefirst . #ocean #marinelife #wildlife #wildanimals #wildandfree #wildliferescue #worthfightingfor #racingextinction #startwith1thing #awareness #education #conservation #compassion #protection #rescue #animal #animallovers #animalsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animalprotection
#Repost @dswt ( @get_repost) ・・・ Matriarch-in-the-making Tagwa loves all the babies, but Sattao has a special place in her heart. While out and about one morning, the Nursery herd came upon a stream. Sattao’s friends crossed to the other side with little fanfare but he was too scared to do the same, leaving the little bull very frustrated. Tagwa heard her charge’s cries and rushed over escort him through the water, offering gentle nudges of encouragement the entire way. When they got to the other side, Sattao gleefully rejoined his friends and Tagwa could be seen trumpeting with delight at the sight, just like a proud parent! • To foster Tagwa, click the link in our bio or visit: www.thedswt.org/tagwa • • • Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  #DSWT  #Tagwa  #TagwaDSWT  #Sattao #SattaoDSWT #elephants  #whyilovekenya #kenya  #nairobi  #dswtnursery  #africa #magicalkenya  #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark  #saynotopoaching #racingextinction  #jointheherd #DSWTat40  #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants #bekindtoelephants
Matriarch-in-the-making Tagwa loves all the babies, but Sattao has a special place in her heart. While out and about one morning, the Nursery herd came upon a stream. Sattao’s friends crossed to the other side with little fanfare but he was too scared to do the same, leaving the little bull very frustrated. Tagwa heard her charge’s cries and rushed over escort him through the water, offering gentle nudges of encouragement the entire way. When they got to the other side, Sattao gleefully rejoined his friends and Tagwa could be seen trumpeting with delight at the sight, just like a proud parent! • To foster Tagwa, click the link in our bio or visit: www.thedswt.org/tagwa • • • Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  #DSWT  #Tagwa  #TagwaDSWT  #Sattao #SattaoDSWT #elephants  #whyilovekenya #kenya  #nairobi  #dswtnursery  #africa #magicalkenya  #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark  #saynotopoaching #racingextinction  #jointheherd #DSWTat40  #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants #bekindtoelephants
This baby of Marañon White-fronted #Capuchin (Cebus yuracus) show us his scared face. His mom was killed and now he lives without freedom. Currently, around the world, thousands of monkeys are illegally caught and are kept as pets. Say NO to Illegal Wildlife Trade. Esta cría #Capuchino del Marañón ( #Cebus yuracus) nos muestra su rostro aterrado. Mataron a su madre y ahora vive lejos de la libertad. Hoy en día, en todo el mundo, miles de monos son capturados ilegalmente y mantenidos como mascotas. Di NO al Comercio Ilegal de Vida Silvestre. © Jaime Culebras / Fundación Vida Silvestre Ecuador #ImNotAPet #Illegalwildlifetrade #wildlifecrime #racingextinction #nosoymascota #traficoilegal #natureisspeaking #conservation #photo #wildlife #tours #photowildlifetours
#Repost @dswt ・・・ Tiny Toto has stolen all our hearts, but Sala is particularly smitten. Despite the fact that she barely got to know her own mother – Sala was orphaned at just one week old – the kudu’s maternal instincts are strong and she has taken it upon herself to look after Toto. The baby dik-dik loves all the attention and is becoming rather spoiled! We are currently raising Sala and Toto at our Kaluku Field HQ. When they’re old enough, both orphans will be reintegrated back into nearby wild herds, but between now and then, we foresee lots of pampering in their futures. • www.thedswt.org • • • Video © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust #DSWT #Sala #SalaDSWT #Toto #TotoDSWT #kudu #dikdik #antelope #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #magicalkenya #conservation #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #kaluku #kalukufield #DSWTat40
This is why sea otters are considered a keystone species that plays a unique and crucial role in the way an ecosystem functions. _ Without keystone species, the ecosystem would be dramatically different or cease to exist altogether. 🌊 🌈 💕 _ @bbc #blueplanet #weneedseaotters #seaotters #keystonespecies #reuserecyclereduce #stopextinction #endangered #oneplanet #racingextinction #marinemammals