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@donna_kebab_100

Ants are incredible creatures. Apparently able to lift up to 100 times their bodyweight 💪 Am enjoying a beer in the sun as I watch a convoy of them carrying their loads up and down our outsidewall . . #ants🐜 #ants #wildlife #wildlifefacts #stronganimal #amazinganimals #nature #insectsofinstagram at Banbury, Oxfordshire

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@intothewildpodcast

#fotd Canadian Geese are found all over the UK. Introduced from N.America. Their lifespan is anywhere from 10-24 years & in the second year of their life, they find a mate & stay with them for life! 😍 • • • • Photo taken from my latest trip to London Wetland Center in Barnes. I strongly recommend a visit. This center is doing wonderful things for birds of all kinds. • • • • #londonwildlife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #geese #geeseofinstagram #conservation #animalphotography #animallovers #animalloversofinstagram #wildlifeseekers #natureloversofinstagram #animaleducation #animalfacts #wildlifefacts #instaanimal #welovenature at WWT London Wetland Centre

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@gorillasocks_nation

Did you know that some penguins can swim up to 22 miles per hour 🌌 ?? They are faster than they look ! #penguins #ilovepenguins #penguinfacts #wildlifefacts #wildlifelover #loveanimals #naturelover #exploringtheworld #florandfauna 📸repost from @GorillaSocks ✨ have you checked out their stuff yet? 🤗👌 #naturalfabrics #organicfabric #socksfashion #sockstyle #sustainable #greenbusiness

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@darkandwilder

Did you know...The pairing of an alpha male and female establishes the social structure for the rest of a gray wolf (Canis lupus) pack. The mainly monogamous duo will breed once per year.

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@rainforestreptileshows_oasis

Did you know that there are close to 4800 known species of frogs in the world but less than 100 species in the United States!! # #rainforestreptileshows #rrsoasis #nativewildlife #nature #frogs #amphibian #wildlifefacts #wildlife

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@allthatwildlife

Check out this stunning Mud Salamander that I photographed this past weekend while on a herpetology field trip! On the Delmarva peninsula, this salamander is extremely rare and considered the most secretive of all the salamanders found in this region, so I was very lucky to see this individual. Mud Salamanders are rarely found on the surface. They prefer to spend their lives underneath objects or burrowing in muddy wetlands. In Delaware, the Mud Salamander is considered an endangered species. Did you know that such a bright, elusive salamander existed? I didn't before taking this herpetology class! #salamander #salamanders #amphibian #herp #herps #herping #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifephotography #nature #animal #natgeo #exclusive_wildlife #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #majestic_wildlife #wildplanet #splendid_animals #wildlifeonearth #wildlife_perfection #herpetology #nikonphotography #wildlife_vision #bestnatureshot #bns #animal_elite

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@intothewildpodcast

#fotd Bears range in size but the Polar Bear is consider the largest & also the largest land carnivore. Adult males weigh 350-700kg & measure 2.5-3meters in length. Not an animal I’d like to come face to face with! • • • • You can hear more about Bears on the latest episode of Into The Wild at https://intothewild.podbean.com • • • • #wildlifefacts #wildlife #wildlifelovers #naturefacts #naturelovers #animalart #animaldrawing #cartoonanimals #bears #bearsofinstagram #animalfacts #podcast #instanature #instanaturelover #podcasting #wildlife_seekers #nature_lovers #wildlifeofinstagram

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@jazmckibben_photography

What do you think this eel would say if it could speak? Please comment with your best captions! I love photographing eels because they have such ridiculous facial expressions. This particular individual is a Fimbriated Moray (Gymnothorax fimbriatus). . . . . #wildlifephotography #wildlifecinematography #marinewildlife #ocean #nature #savetheoceans #wildanimal #scubadiving #komodonationalpark #travel #underwaterphotography #coralreef #indonesia #indopacific #wildlifefacts #natureeducation #wildlifeeducation #exploretheoceans #explore #eel #morayeel at Taman Nasional Komodo

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@yellowzebrasafaris

Hippos have enormous heads, which make up around a third of their total body weight. They are able to open their mouth up to 150 degrees (or 4 feet wide)😮 @wearewilderness at Busanga Plains

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@charlesthatcheradv

Handsome bloat of hippos on this African river. Best to keep your distance, though. Although herbivores, the hippopotamus is notoriously territorial and therefore immensely dangerous. . . . #adventure #adventurer #africa #hippo #hippopotamus #hippos #wildlife #wildlifefacts #river #jungle #safari

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@save_our_bats

Bat of the Day: The Silver-haired Bat. This species is the only member of its genus and is found throughout North America. They are slow but maneuverable fliers that prefer soft bodied insects (moths) over other food. These bats are one of 9 species found in NY and roost in trees rather than caves. #batfacts #loveyouraninals #wildlifeconservation #naturelovers #conservationbiology #conservation #bats #batconservation #batsofinstagram #wildlifefacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography

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@thebirdbiologist

You can tell a lot about a bird based on its bill. Raptors, for example, have really hooked beaks so they can kill and dismember their prey. Some birds, like ducks and flamingos, have lamellate bills which act like a whale’s baleen to filter out small organisms from water. And this bird, which is a gorgeous olive-sided flycatcher (Contopus cooperi), has a big wide bill with whiskers called rictal bristles. Why? Well, they’re aerial insectivores meaning they fly with the mouthes wide open to catch insects while flying!

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@jazmckibben_photography

*UPDATE ON MY ORIGINAL POST* Happy Mother's Day! I'm projecting anthropogenic characteristics onto this nudibranch, but it looks like a cute little family gathering. HOWEVER, after consulting a nudibranch expert (yes, they exist - and yes, I will now refer to them as a nude expert), I was informed that this is not the case. The first two photos depict a group of nudibranches (Phyllidiopsis xishaensis) sharing the same food source, and the video is of nudibranch eggs from an undetermined species. . . . . #wildlifephotography #wildlifecinematography #marinewildlife #ocean #nature #savetheoceans #wildanimal #scubadiving #komodonationalpark #travel #underwaterphotography #coralreef #indonesia #indopacific #wildlifefacts #natureeducation #wildlifeeducation #exploretheoceans #explore #nudibranch #eggs #mothersday at Taman Nasional Komodo

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@cookingforconservation

Under a mother’s watchful eye. This momma Olive Baboon keeps a look out while her baby takes a drink. While the young one is little and dependent, the mother baboon has to protect it from all sorts of predators, but the biggest threat are not the lions and leopards. The greatest danger come from adult male baboons, who would kill her baby in order to breed with the her. 📷 Photo credit @mlorentz23 at Zakouma National Park

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@troon

Hacuna Matata! Via @thebouldersgolfclub ・・・ #wildlifefacts JAVELINA - One major adaptation for survival is the fact that javelina live in large family groups. The average group size is 10 or less, but a few herds have known to number up to 53 animals. Each group defends a territory which includes their sleeping and feeding areas. They communicate with their own family group and other groups using sounds and smells. (Desertmuseum.org) . . #thebouldersresort #bestofboulders #wildlife #javalina #desertmuseum #stayaway #golf #golfaddict #golfcourse #putt at The Boulders Resort & Spa

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@thebouldersgolfclub

#wildlifefacts JAVELINA - One major adaptation for survival is the fact that javelina live in large family groups. The average group size is 10 or less, but a few herds have known to number up to 53 animals. Each group defends a territory which includes their sleeping and feeding areas. They communicate with their own family group and other groups using sounds and smells. (Desertmuseum.org) . . #thebouldersresort #bestofboulders #wildlife #javalina #desertmuseum #stayaway #golf #golfaddict #golfcourse #putt at The Boulders Golf Club

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@mscbluefish

It's #FishFriday again and today let's celebrate the swordfish! These impressive fish can selectively heat their large eyes and brain to keep them warm in cold water. In doing this, their eyes can capture light more quickly as well, which makes it easier to spot prey at lower ocean depths. . These fish are known for their distinctive elongated bill or "sword," which they use to slash their prey as opposed to stab it. Swordfish are frequent travelers, swimming about the oceans on their own instead of large schools. . They are high up on the food chain and are one of the fastest and most powerful fish in the ocean. Let's hear it for the swordfish! . Wanna learn more? The @foodnetwork ’s Food Quest TV show will feature an MSC certified swordfish fishery in Season 2, showtimes coming soon! . Currently there are four certified swordfish fisheries around the world. #fishfacts #choosemsc #seafood #wildcaught #sustainable #sustainableseafood #sustainablefood #swordfish #fishing #fishermen #atlantic #longline #oceans #wildlifefacts

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@wildlife_act

#Lions are very sociable compared to other cat species and live in prides of up to 15 males, #lionesses and #cubs. Photo by #Wildlife ACT Monitor @haydenrattray #lioncubs #lion #lionfacts #bigcats #wildcats #lioness #lionsofinstagram #animalfacts #wildlifefacts #africanwildlife #africananimals

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@privatesafarisea

Everybody knows a holiday without spotting hyenas is won’t be a perfect one, not until one spots these incredible creatures of the night. 😋😘 Did you know these vicious cannibals can attack and eat other including their young ones? #hyenas #vicious #attack #cannibals #wildlifefacts #nature #wildlife #lovers #photograhers #kenya #tsavo #amboseli #samburu #merunationalpark #masaimara #incredibe #wildlifeparks #instapost #instaphoto #instagram #wildlife #holiday #nature #safari #vacation #holiday #adventure #travel #solo #group #family #private #travellers

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@jazmckibben_photography

I'm sure it's obvious by now, but sharks are my favourite animal - especially Carcharodon Carcharias! While I believe that Great Whites are absolutely gorgeous, due to their strength and grace, they are still so misunderstood, and much is left to learn about them. I am incredibly lucky that this shark breached right in front of my face, and provided me with the opportunity to get a good shot. Notice the wounds on its underside, which could be from competing with other sharks, or hunting prey. This individual is still relatively small (in comparison to adult White Shark specimens), and only measured about 2 metres (6.5 feet), so it is still a juvenile. It definitely has some growing left to do before it reaches its full length of 4.5 metres (15 feet) and 2250 kg (5000 lbs). Unfortunately, due to the current state of our fishing practices, it is difficult for an animal like this to reach adulthood, since it faces so many human-related threats. Due to these threats, and the time it takes to reach sexual maturity (25-30 years approximately), it is difficult for them to regenerate their population. . . . . #wildlifephotography #wildlifecinematography #marinewildlife #ocean #nature #savetheoceans #wildanimal #scubadiving #southafrica #sharkalley #travel #underwaterphotography #wildlifefacts #natureeducation #wildlifeeducation #exploretheoceans #explore #greatwhiteshark #shark #apexpredator at Gansbaai, Western Cape

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@rmefwyoming

repost via @instarepost20 from @wygameandfish There are several causes for non-typical antlers. Injury to the pedicle, where antlers grow from the skull, will cause an animal to have a deformed antler each year. Damage to the antler velvet after it starts growing can produce an antler that is deformed just that year. Certain males naturally have non-typical antlers, and older males tend to grow more extra points. Other factors that can contribute to non-typical antlers include disease, low hormone levels, and injuries. A male that has an injury elsewhere on his body, such as a leg, can grow antlers that are deformed or stunted while more energy goes toward healing. . . . . . #wildlifewednesday #wildlifefacts #wygfd #wyoming #elk #antlers #wapitiwednesday #nontypical

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@wygameandfish

There are several causes for non-typical antlers. Injury to the pedicle, where antlers grow from the skull, will cause an animal to have a deformed antler each year. Damage to the antler velvet after it starts growing can produce an antler that is deformed just that year. Certain males naturally have non-typical antlers, and older males tend to grow more extra points. Other factors that can contribute to non-typical antlers include disease, low hormone levels, and injuries. A male that has an injury elsewhere on his body, such as a leg, can grow antlers that are deformed or stunted while more energy goes toward healing. . . . . . #wildlifewednesday #wildlifefacts #wygfd #wyoming #elk #antlers #wapitiwednesday #nontypical

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@beesponsible

Test your bee knowledge with @nationalwildlife's quiz: #linkinbio — then comment below with your score! 🐝⠀ ・・・⠀ #Repost @nationalwildlife with @get_repost⠀ ・・・⠀ Bees are an incredibly important group of wildlife. The service they provide by pollinating both our agricultural crops as well as wild plants is critical for our food supply and for maintaining healthy ecosystems upon which all species, including us, rely.⠀ But, how much do you actually know about these industrious insects? Take our Beesponsible quiz (link in bio ⬆️) and find out!⠀ Here’s a hint for one of the questions: Long-horned bees + squash bees do not live communally 🐝⠀ For more information on @Beesponsible, how you can help bees, and how to participate in a fun social media campaign to support the National Wildlife Federation’s work including the Garden for Wildlife program, visit Beesponsible.com and follow @Beesponsible on social media.⠀ #bees #beesponsible #gardens #garden4wildlife #insects #pollinators #quiz #wildlife #squashbees #honeybees #bumblebees #masonbees #longhornedbees #sweatbees #nests #facts #wildlifefacts #spring #nature #TuesdayThoughts

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@where.in.the.wild

The Amur Hedgehog is very similar to the European Hedgehog, but paler and covering a different range. This cute little guy was pottering around the fringes of an urban park in small town China. Whatever corner of the world youre in, urban green spaces can be so valuable for wildlife! #chinawildlife #wildlifefacts #urbanwildlife #urbanparks #cutewildlife #amurhedgehog #hedgehog #china

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@allthatwildlife

I like quail. They are round, cute, vocal, and relatively easy to find if you follow the sound of their calls. This is a male Gambel's Quail. The feather plumes on the top of his head must have gotten knocked askew, since they are usually aligned so it looks like a single plume. Gambel's Quail are ground-feeding desert birds of southwestern United States. They live in coveys (family groups) in thorny and brushy vegetation. Although they are mostly found on the ground, males will perch up in shrubs and trees (like in my photo) to call. #quail #bird #birds #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifephotography #nature #animal #natgeo #exclusive_wildlife #nature_brilliance #birding #best_birds_of_ig #birds_adored #birds_of_instagram #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #nature_perfection #feather_perfection #pocket_birds #bestbirdshots #kings_birds_ #desert #bb_of_ig #bird_brilliance #planetbirds #birds_captures #total_birds at Tucson, Arizona

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@eastriddlesdenhall_nt

#WildlifeWednesday • Yesterday we spotted this little one roaming around the borders of the garden. Did you know that Hedgehogs have between 5000 and 7000 spines?! Each of these last about a year, before dropping out and being replaced • • • • • #eastriddlesdenhall #nationaltrustwildlife #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogfanclub #ukwildlife #wildlifefacts at East Riddlesden Hall

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@privatesafarisea

They look Amazing. Don't they? Well, there could be a billion reasons why they are called the King of the Jungle but not necessarily because of where they live. So then, where exactly do these amazing beasts live? Don't tell us in the jungle. Will you? #lions #kingofthejungle #amazing #wildbeasts #wildlife #masaimara #kenya #wildlifefacts

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@intothewildpodcast

#fotd The largest Badger sett ever found had more than 129 entrances, 50 rooms and 800 metres of tunnel: 60 tons of earth had been moved to make it. (info from the QI Elves) • • • • Hear more about Badgers on our latest episode: www.intothewild.podbean.com • • • • #wildlife #wildlifefacts #naturefacts #animalfacts #wildlifeaddicts #natureaddicts #animaladdicts #nature_seekers #wildlife_seekers #animalovers #cartoondrawing #cartoonanimals #cartooning #podcasts #intothewild

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@allthatwildlife

The fabulous Phainopepla of the southwestern United States has been nicknamed "goth cardinal" due to its jet-black plumage, red eyes, and cardinal-like crest. The name Phainopepla (pronounced fay-no-PEP-la) is loosely Greek for "shining robe" because of the male's shiny black feathers. Phainopeplas live in the desert and arid woodlands, primarily eating mistletoe berries. A single Phainopepla can eat over 1,000 mistletoe berries per day! #bird #birds #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifephotography #nature #animal #natgeo #exclusive_wildlife #nature_brilliance #birding #best_birds_of_ig #birds_adored #birds_of_instagram #nuts_about_birds #nature_perfection #feather_perfection #pocket_birds #bestbirdshots #kings_birds_ #desert #travel #black #majestic_wildlife #wildplanet #splendid_animals #wildlifeonearth #bestnatureshot at Tucson, Arizona

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@nationalwildlife

Bees are an incredibly important group of wildlife. The service they provide by pollinating both our agricultural crops as well as wild plants is critical for our food supply and for maintaining healthy ecosystems upon which all species, including us, rely. But, how much do you actually know about these industrious insects? Take our Beesponsible quiz (link in bio ⬆️) and find out! Here’s a hint for one of the questions: Long-horned bees + squash bees do not live communally 🐝 For more information on @Beesponsible, how you can help bees, and how to participate in a fun social media campaign to support the National Wildlife Federation’s work including the Garden for Wildlife program, visit Beesponsible.com and follow @Beesponsible on social media. #bees #beesponsible #gardens #garden4wildlife #insects #pollinators #quiz #wildlife #squashbees #honeybees #bumblebees #masonbees #longhornedbees #sweatbees #nests #facts #wildlifefacts #spring #nature #TuesdayThoughts

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@allthatwildlife

I love the iridescent colors of hummingbirds! The ground contains some pretty rocks, but hummingbirds prove the sky has some gems, too! Broad-billed Hummingbirds are especially pretty, since they are colorful all over, not just on their throats like some other hummingbird species. For anyone interested in my life as a graduate student, I just officially submitted my Master's thesis to my committee and will defend in two weeks! #hummingbird #birds #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifephotography #nature #animal #natgeo #exclusive_wildlife #nature_brilliance #birding #best_birds_of_ig #birds_adored #birds_of_instagram #nuts_about_birds #nature_perfection #feather_perfection #pocket_birds #kings_birds_ #splendid_animals #majestic_wildlife #nikonphotography #birdphotography #travel #color #beautiful #bird_brilliance

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@mysticalstar86

The fulmars have returned! One of my favourite birds. They look like "seagulls" but are more related to the albatross. I correct anyone who points and says "seagull" - no such thing! Fulmar means "foul gull" because they spit stomach acid when threatened and have a tube on their beak to get rid of excess salt. Fulmars are monogamous, they pair for life. Egg incubation is approximately 52 days. Fulmars spend the first four years of their life out at sea, and live for up to 40 years. And that is why they are so AWESOME!!! #fulmar #fife #seabird #cliffdwellers #fifecoastalpath #birdsofinstagram #notaseagull #wildlifefacts #factoids #birdphotography

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@shakieragrace_1996

So I have created a group on facebook specifically dedicated to the passion and love of nature. It currently has 129 members who are all very friendly and interactive and it is full of wildlife, nature and animal facts, photos and awesome information. Please click the link in the comments and feel free to join in the nature fun. #nature #naturephotography #colchesterzoo #photographs #wildlifephotography #wildlifefacts #learnmore #passionfornature #TheNatureGroup #findusonfacebook #animallovers #naturelovers #wildlifeglobal #globalnaturelovers #jointhegroup #birdlife #birds #zooanimals #funfacts

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@lakesuperiorzoo

Good morning from Georgie, the Linnie’s two-toed sloth! Did you know that this type of sloth spends most of her time upside down & only goes to the bathroom once a week?! #themoreyouknow🌈 #lakesuperiorzoo #slothsofinstagram #lszoo #duluthmn #videoofday #sloth #twotoedsloth #zoo #animals #nature #wildlifefacts #interestingfacts

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@privatesafarisea

Hi good people....😄😜😜 Do you what today is? It's Friday! The guy you see resting on the tree trunk may not be the black panther or the king of jungle but the big boss with a Friday price giveaway. Do you want to guess what that mysterious prize might be? Try the bosses' easy test, pass it and take an award-winning photo of the boss. This is the test question; the distinctive black marks on the bosses' light fur have a particular name. What is that name? #leopard #blackpanther #kingofthejungle #black #marks #spots #shapes #wild #africa #kenya #masaimara #wildlife #wildlifefacts

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@save_our_bats

Bat of the Day: The Common Tent-making Bat! This bat is a species of leaf nosed bat found throughout Central and South America. These bats will bite down on the center of a large leaf and fold it, essentially making it a tent shelter. #wildlifefacts #wildlifeconservation #conservationbiology #batfacts #bats #batconservation #loveyouranimals #beautifulanimals #naturelovers

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@ecosystemsentinels

Unlike other penguin species, there is no set breeding season for Galápagos penguins. Eggs, chicks, and molting Galápagos penguins can be found year round. When food is abundant, they can raise two chicks within three months. #galapagospenguin #penguins #galapagos #wildlife #wildlifephotography #seabirds #ecosystemsentinels #wildlifefacts

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@gothamwhale

Looking for something fun to do? Come join us, May 6th, at the Bunker to Bun-Ker Paddle up the Creek! An event we are hosting with HarborLAB this event is free but please be prepared to purchase some quantity Vietnamese street food from www.bunkernyc.com Please register ASAP by emailing [email protected] with the subject “canoe to bunker” or “bunker by land” depending on your form of travel to the bunker! Photo credit: @nyc_whale_photographer Gotham Whale founder Paul Sieswerda will be presenting a lecture on the amazing fish menhaden (bunker) that is bringing these humpback whales back to NYC! For more information on this event check out our Facebook page! #gothamwhale #gotham #menhaden #bunker #whale #atlanticocean #pacificocean #ocean #sea #nature #photography #wildlifephotography #marinebiology #wildlifefacts #facts #funfacts #cool #sealife #noaa #marinebiology #marinescience #mmpa

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@save_our_bats

Vampire Bats!! Perhaps the most famous bats in the world these bats feed solely on the blood of other animals! There are three species of vampire bats (pictured in order), the common vampire bat, the hairy-legged vampire bat and the white-winged vampire bat. These bats feed on the blood of cattle, other mammals, and birds. It is extremely rare for these bats to attack people, so don’t worry! All of these species are found in the Americas; in countries such as Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Be sure to follow for more bat facts and ways you can help save them!! #wildlife #wildlifefacts #batfacts #batconservation #bats #loveyouranimals #loveyourwildlife #beautifulanimals #wildlifeconservation #conservationbiology

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@warschildfoundation

Harp seal pups are born on the ice surface and are nursed by their mothers for only 12 days. After that, they are still quite helpless and unable to hunt for several weeks. During that time, it may lose up to 50% of its body weight. #Wildlife #ClimateChange #WildlifeFacts

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@save_our_bats

Look at the size of those listeners! This is the Spotted Bat! A beautiful oddity in the bat world, this crazy looking bat has the largest ears of any North American bat! Their preferred habitat is undisturbed cliff sides, especially those along the Grand Canyon!! #batfacts #batconservation #wildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifeconservation #bats #loveyouranimals #beautifulanimals

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@cetuselena

Via @gothamwhale Happy #humpday everyone! What better way to celebrate than with a humpback whale fact! Did you know that there are actually 3 different subspecies of the humpback whale? The Northern Atlantic (this is the one we see here in NYC) the Southern Hemisphere and the North Pacific (this guy you will find out in CA) an easy way to identify the North Pacific from the North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere is by the coloration of the pectoral flipper. Northern Pacific humpback whales have almost all black pectorals while the North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere have almost all white! The top picture is a regram from @cetuselena of a North Pacific and the bottom was taken by @nyc_whale_photographer and is one of our North Atlantic NYC whales! 🐋 #happyhumpday #gothamwhale #gotham #humpbackwhaleday #humpbackwhale #whale #atlanticocean #pacificocean #ocean #sea #nature #photography #wildlifephotography #marinebiology #wildlifefacts #facts #funfacts #cool #sealife #noaa #marinebiology #marinescience #mmpa

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@save_our_bats

Why do bats hang upside down? Well, unlike birds, bats lack the ability to lift off the ground quickly. Therefore to escape predators quickly bats ham upside down for a much quicker and effective escape route! #batfacts #batconservation #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #wildlifefacts #beautifulanimals #loveyouranimals #batsofinstagram #bats

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@visitbrockholes

🐦 Species of the Week! 🐿️ The coal tit is a member of the tit family and is smaller in size than the blue tit. In fact, it is one of the smallest birds on our reserve! Coal tits are duller in colour than both the great and blue tit, with a black head, a white oblong on the nape and white cheeks. They also have olive-grey and buff underparts. Juvenile coal tits are duller than the adults (lacking the glossy black head) and there is a yellow tinge to the white cheeks and nape. Coal tits eat a mix of insects, seeds and nuts and are regular visitors to feeders during winter. They will join flocks of other tits to search for food. (📸 Harry Hogg) . . . #coaltit #birdsofinstagram #ukwildlife #ukbirds #nature #wildlife #lovewildlife #birdfacts #wildlifefacts #lancashirewildlife #lancashirewildlifetrust

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@lucie_gaspari_photography

Ichthyosaura alpestris Jardin botanique de Neuchâtel, Switzerland . . . All amphibians in Switzerland are categorized between vulnerable and extinct on the Red List. Except for 3 species in which the alpine newt is included. This only representant of the gender Ichthyosaura is living in temperate regions in Europe. The alpine newt is about 10 cm long, males are shorter than females and their backs are dark brown-green and their bellies orange. During mating season males exhibit dark-blue colouring on their backs and they develop a small crest stained with black and white. It is the only species of newt who doesn't have any black spots on the belly. After the adults come out of winter dormancy, they migrate to their spawning pools where the mating occurs. Around June alpine newts migrate back to forest and readapt themselves to terrestrial life; their skin becomes rougher and hydrophobic. . . . #ichthyosauraalpestris #ichthyosaura #alpinenewt #newt #amphibian #urodela #amphibiansofinstagram #amphibia #wildlife #wildlifephotography #switzerland #photography #myswitzerland #live_love_wildlife #switzerlandpictures #nikon #nikonswitzerland #nikond5100 #wildlifeig #discoverwildlife #wildlifefacts at Jardin botanique de Neuchâtel

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@gothamwhale

Happy #humpday everyone! What better way to celebrate than with a humpback whale fact! Did you know that there are actually 3 different subspecies of the humpback whale? The Northern Atlantic (this is the one we see here in NYC) the Southern Hemisphere and the North Pacific (this guy you will find out in CA) an easy way to identify the North Pacific from the North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere is by the coloration of the pectoral flipper. Northern Pacific humpback whales have almost all black pectorals while the North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere have almost all white! The top picture is a regram from @cetuselena of a North Pacific and the bottom was taken by @nyc_whale_photographer and is one of our North Atlantic NYC whales! 🐋 #happyhumpday #gothamwhale #gotham #humpbackwhaleday #humpbackwhale #whale #atlanticocean #pacificocean #ocean #sea #nature #photography #wildlifephotography #marinebiology #wildlifefacts #facts #funfacts #cool #sealife #noaa #marinebiology #marinescience #mmpa

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@slegg43

Today is #happyrhinoday2018 #repost from @rhinoafrica At Rhino Africa, we have a thing for Rhinos (can you tell?). So we've decided to highlight some interesting facts about these magnificent creatures. Did you know that rhinos use middens (piles of dung) to communicate? Each rhino’s smell is unique and identifies its owner as well as age and sex. Rhino middens are also used to mark territory. A Rhino’s horn structure is both beautiful and interesting. The outside is composed of soft keratin, not unlike hair and fingernails, while at its center there are dense deposits of melanin and calcium. If the horn breaks off, the rhino can grow a new one. Rhino use a powerful combination of speed (they can run up to 30 - 40 miles per hour!), horn, legs and teeth to defend themselves. They have sharp incisors and canine teeth on their lower jaw, so watch out for that rhino bite! Copyright: Rhino Africa Safaris #rhinoafrica #rhinolove #rhinos #rhinofacts #wildlifefacts #animalfacts

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@allthatwildlife

I know it's not ideal when the bird is facing away from you, but this photo of a Broad-billed Hummingbird just seems really contemplative and peaceful. Broad-billed Hummingbirds that nest in southeast Arizona are at the northernmost limit of their range and are migratory. They like arid scrub and open deciduous forest. Like other hummingbirds, they drink nectar. #hummingbird #bird #birds #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifephotography #nature #animal #natgeo #exclusive_wildlife #nature_brilliance #birding #best_birds_of_ig #birds_adored #birds_of_instagram #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #nature_perfection #feather_perfection #pocket_birds #bestbirdshots #kings_birds_ #splendid_animals #nikonphotography #birdphotography #majestic_wildlife #beautiful #color at Madera Canyon, Arizona

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@save_our_bats

Bat of Day: Eastern Red Bat This beautiful Bat is one of the most widespread species in North America! These guys are mostly insectivorous and prey on moths. Unlike most North American bats these guys don’t roost in caves or rock crevices but roost in trees! #batfacts #batconservation #conservationbiology #conservation #wildlifefacts #wildlife #naturelovers #bats #threatenedspecies

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@gnarlytreeoutdoors

Have you ever seen a turkey beard that looked cut off? A lot of times, hunters believe this is due to the beard rotting off. However, most of the time its due to a nutrient deficiency in the turkey. It causes a brown ring to form on the beard. The beard then becomes extremely brittle, causing it to fall off at the ring. So if you see a gobbler with a full fan, big spurs, and a little beard, its probably an adult with a nutrient deficiency. * * * * #themoreyouknow #turkey #wildturkey #wildlife #turkeytalk #wildlifefacts #hunting #turkeyhunting #longbeards

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@daniellalteixeira

Australia is a land of honeyeaters 🐝 This one is a New Holland honeyeater on Kangaroo Island. They use their slender bills to feed on nectar of plants like banksias and grevilleas. #didyouknow #wildlifefacts at Kangaroo Island

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@synahotels

Jackals are very vocal animals. They use wide variety of sounds to communicate. Most notable sounds include: yips, howls, growls and "owl-like hoots". Siren-like howl is produced when the food is located. Photo Courtesy : Pradeep Krishna Wasunkar #Jackals #Wildlifefacts #Interestingfacts #Bandhavgarh #indianwildlife #stare #eyes #goldenjackal #indianwildlife #wildlifeofindia #animals #animalsofinstagram #instagram #nikon #nikonphotography #animalplanet #bbc #bbcwildlife #bbcspringwatch #bbcplanetearth #nature #wildlifephoto #natgeo #natgeowild #wwf #natgeowild #natgeoyoushot #indianwildlifeofficial @wildlifeenthusiasts

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@lucie_gaspari_photography

Juvenile Vipera aspis from last year Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 27.04.18 . . . The aspic viper is one of the two venomous viper species of Switzerland. They are easy to distinguish from grass-snakes (which are all non-venomous in Switzerland) with the form of their pupils which are vertical and not round as for the grass-snakes. The aspic vipers have broad and triangular head and their snouts are slightly upturned. They grow up to 70 cm long and live more than 20 years. It is a very polymorphic species, you can see grey, beige, brick red or totally black individuals. Their diet consists of small mammals, mainly voles and shrew and exceptionally birds or amphibians. Asp vipers are viviparous and females can give birth to 2 to 12 completely formed baby snakes. The vipers aren't aggressive! They never attack humans and always run away when they see us. They are going to bite only to defend themselves when they're in danger. . . . #aspisviper #aspviper #viperaaspis #juveniles #wildsnakes #wildlife #wildlifephotography #switzerland #photography #myswitzerland #live_love_wildlife #switzerlandpictures #nikon #nikonswitzerland #nikond5100 #wildlifeig #discoverwildlife #wildlifefacts at Neuchatel, Switzerland

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@jungle_cat_spirit

Nothing like a bit of Afro beats, rain and baby Red neck Pademelon❣️ sorry for yet another crappy video 😆.. So these VERY shy nocturnal mammals love to be safe in sub tropical rainforests .. They are truely tiny and ever so cute!! They reach a height only ip to my knee of around 62cm for the big boys.. Lady Pademelons can weigh around 4kg and the boys around 7-8 kg.. so this baby is tiny and fuzzy and adorable.. The difference between kangaroos and wallabies (which is what a Pademelon is?!) is that kangaroos are the larger macropod species which there are about 6(!) amazing so many Australian animals we don't know enough about ...This mamma and baby are always here every morning and evening ..if you drive around bush areas please drive with care 🙏🏼.. I haven't named them yet..anyone want to name them?! 🙏🏼🤗 ♥️ we love animals ♥️ . . . . . . #iloveanimals #afrobeats #morningglory 😆 #nature #byronbay #byronhinterland #pademelon #baby #cats #wildlife #cabinlife #habitat #education #wildlifefacts #australiananimals #macropods #animalsarefriends #biology #environment #forest #rainforest #homeisbest at Goonengerry, New South Wales, Australia

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@sunbearsunscreen

Partying on through the night ☀️🐻💃🏼 ... searching and snacking on fruits 🍇, berries, roots, insects, small birds, lizards and rodents. _ #wildlife #wildlifeonearth #bbcwildlife #natgeo #natgeowild #wildlifefacts #animalfacts #animallover #animalloversofinstagram #sunbears #weirdanimals #bsbcc #borneo

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@adventureconsultsug

Leopard's ears can hear five times more sounds than a human ear. #wildlifefacts #big5safari #adventureconsults . PC: @peterhogel at #queenelizabethnationalpark #uganda🇺🇬 at Queen Elizabeth National Park

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@allthatwildlife

So here's the thing about Greater Roadrunners... they are awesome. Every time I see one, I am delighted and entertained. As soon as I stepped outside of the Tucson International Airport (on my way to the rental cars), I was greeted by a Greater Roadrunner just roaming around. Later, at the El Conquistador Tucson Hilton Resort (site of the American Ornithological Society conference), I saw another, and this one put on a show! I watched it stride around confidently for a bit, then it raced across the gravel and dove under a shrub, where it began hopping around and thrusting its head at the ground. Seconds later, it emerged with a lizard in its beak! If you look closely, you can see that the lizard is missing its tail. That's because many lizards can purposefully detach their tails when being pursued or attacked by a predator. This is called caudal autotomy. Lizards will drop their tails in an attempt to confuse or distract a predator, hopefully tricking their attacker into going after the detached, wriggling tail. It's a last-ditch effort, as it is energetically expensive to regrow another tail (but better than being eaten!). However, the Greater Roadrunner wasn't fooled. You may notice that it is holding BOTH the lizard and the detached tail. Wow! #roadrunner #bird #birds #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifephotography #nature #animal #natgeo #exclusive_wildlife #hunting #majestic_wildlife #wildplanet #splendid_animals #birding #birdextreme #nikonphotography #birdphotography #feather_perfection #pocket_birds #bird_brilliance #nature_perfection #nature_brilliance #bestnatureshots #bns #animal_sultans #cool #story #arizona at El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort

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@africatvl

Did you know that female #lions do the hunting, yet the males get the first helping, even when there are cubs in the pride? #wildlife #safari #wildlifefacts #wildlifephotography #instatravel #travelgram #wanderlust

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@jazmckibben_photography

I captured all of these videos at Komodo's most iconic dive site, Batu Bolong, located in the central region of the park. Batu is renowned for its incredible wildlife, dense fish populations, and breathtaking scenery. I like to think of this dive site as the "Manhattan" of Komodo National Park, because of the overwhelming biodiversity. However, the complexity of this world-class dive site is being threatened by illegal fishing, which occurs on a daily basis in Komodo National Park; a UNESCO world-heritage site, I might add. This video of fishing line is just one example, of many, that I have shot in the park. I cannot emphasise how disturbing it is to find fishing line in a “protected” UNESCO world heritage site. I am disappointed, angry, and concerned for the future of our oceans. Indonesia needs to do a better job of protecting marine environments, and there are no excuses for continuing to fail. If you are interested in learning more about the ongoing crisis in Komodo, check out the link in my bio to a recent Guardian article by Kate Lamb. . . . . #wildlifephotography #wildlifecinematography #marinewildlife #ocean #nature #savetheoceans #wildanimal #komodonationalpark #tamannasionalkomodo #batubolong #scubadiving #travel #underwaterphotography #coralreef #indonesia #indopacific #wildlifefacts #natureeducation #wildlifeeducation #exploretheoceans #explore #pollution #marinepollution #oceanpollution #illegalfishing #fishingline #unescoworldheritagesite #unesco at Taman Nasional Komodo

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@save_our_bats

Puppies! Did you know that baby bats are called pups? Most bat moms will have one pup a season, giving all their attention to that baby and feeding them milk like almost every other mammal does! #proudmom #batfacts #bats #wildlifefacts #savethebats #naturelovers

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@allthatwildlife

When I heard the name "Gilded Flicker", I was picturing gold, maybe iridescent metallic hues -- definitely something flashy. As it turned out, a Gilded Flicker is essentially just a blend of the two color morphs of a Northern Flicker (it has the gray face and red mustache of the "red-shafted" form and the yellow wings of the "yellow-shafted" form). Still a very cool bird, of course, but not what I had imagined... . Gilded Flickers are woodpeckers that live in the saguaro cactus forests of the Sonoran Desert. They can be tricky to find, as they tend to be encountered individually or in pairs -- you just have to look in the right place, which for me happened to be Honey Bee Canyon, just north of Tucson, AZ. I had first looked in the Saguaro National Park and, to my embarrassment, excitedly misidentified a group of Gila Woodpeckers. This time I was more careful and paid close attention to the field marks. Red mustache? Check. Black half-circle and spotting on chest? Check. Yellow underwings? Check! #bird #birds #wildlife #allthatwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifephotography #nature #animal #natgeo #exclusive_wildlife #nature_brilliance #birding #best_birds_of_ig #birds_adored #birds_of_instagram #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #nature_perfection #feather_perfection #pocket_birds #kings_birds_ #splendid_animals #bb_of_ig #birdextreme #nikonphotography #birdphotography #desert #cactus at Honeybee Canyon

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@travelerslinkafrica

The leopard's spots are called rosettes because they look like roses. #WildlifeFacts #Explore the #PearlOfAfrica. Visit #DestinationUganda.

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