Apr 302013
 
Pine marten numbers recovering according to survey

One of Scotland’s rarest carnivores is showing signs of recovery after years of declining populations, a new report has suggested. A joint survey by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) has found the number of pine marten appears to be growing. The mammal is said to be “established” in Caithness, Moray, […]

Apr 302013
 
Lost World revealing its stripes

With the ever-increasing globalization and homogenization of our world it is a miracle that some relatively unexplored places are still left on the face of the earth. South Sudan is one such place. Torn by civil wars for the larger part of the past century, the state has only gained its independence in 2011. With […]

Apr 302013
 
Uncommon Beauty…

The only thing common about these dolphins is their name: the Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis). They are an amazingly beautiful species and live in coastal waters in several parts of the globe. This individual was part of a mega-pod of about five hundred hunting in the waters of False Bay. Somewhere in False Bay, South […]

Apr 302013
 
Amur leopard population rises to 50 animals, but at risk from tigers, poachers

In the remote Russian far east, amid pine forests and long winters, a great cat may be beginning to make a recovery. A new survey estimates that the Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) population has risen to as many as 50 individuals. While this may not sound like much, it’s a far cry from the […]

Apr 292013
 
Once In a Lifetime Shot?

Shooting wildlife is a thrilling endeavor. It’s hard work, can involve travel to remote locations, and sometimes requires braving the elements. And yet, even on a bad day, it is thrilling. The ultimate thrill is when everything comes together to procude a high quality artistic image of the creature engaged its natural behavior in its […]

Apr 292013
 
A Deaf Whale is a Dead Whale: Keep the Atlantic Free of Seismic Testing

According to government estimates, 138,500 whales and dolphins will soon be injured and possibly killed along the East Coast if exploration companies are allowed to use dangerous blasts of noise to search for offshore oil and gas. These loud blasts are used on a recurring basis, going off every ten seconds, for 24 hours a […]

Apr 292013
 
Passerines seen in April

In the dictionary the word passerine is described thus: passerine |ˈpasərin, -ˌrīn|Ornithology adjective – of, relating to, or denoting birds of a large order distinguished by feet that are adapted for perching, including all songbirds. noun – a passerine bird; a perching bird. The order Passeriformes comprises more than half of all bird species, the […]

Apr 292013
 
Beautiful striped bat is the "find of a lifetime" (photos)

Scientists have uncovered a rare, brilliantly-striped bat in the South Sudan that has yielded new secrets after close study. Working in Bangangai Game Reserve during July of last year, biologist DeeAnn Redeer and conservationist Adrian Garsdie with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) came across an unmissable bat, which has been dubbed by various media outlets […]

Apr 282013
 
Fiofío corona dorada (Greenish Elaenia)

Primera especie nueva que pudimos fotografiar en la margen izquierda del Arroyo Garupá el día 6 de Abril, como es habitual en estos casos al tener frente a la lente de la cámara a una especie nunca antes vista por nosotros surgen todas las dudas al respecto, el inconveniente se agrava como en este caso […]

Apr 282013
 
Orlando Wetlands Park, 4/19/2013

We had a pretty good morning at Orlando Wetlands Park. We didn’t see anything terribly unusual, but there were some fun photographic moments. Well, not so fun for rabbits. One of the first sights we saw was a Red-shouldered Hawk with a rabbit (perhaps a Marsh Hare). We also saw several Purple Gallinules, and one […]