Jul 312013
 
Halconcito colorado (American Kestrel) Falco sparverius

Muchas veces hemos cometido el error de no fotografiar a las especies que tienen muchas fotos publicadas en el blog y perdemos la oportunidad de lograr imágenes interesantes, este día mientras Willy regresaba a su casa transitando por el Acceso Oeste de la Ciudad de Posadas detuvo el auto y no tuvo que esforzarse mucho […]

Jul 312013
 
Recreational Shooters let loose in Aussie parks

BirdLife Australia condemns the New South Wales (NSW) government’s decision to allow recreational hunting in the state’s national parks and reserves. Our national parks and reserves are set aside for the conservation of biodiversity and to foster ‘public appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of nature and cultural heritage and their conservation’ (NSWNational Parks and Wildlife Act […]

Jul 312013
 
Dolphin Escapes Pen to Reunite with Her Pod After Years in Captivity

We always knew that dolphins were incredible, but this story made our jaws drop – a dolphin, captured and held in captivity for several years, escaped from her pen and reunited with her pod. The dolphin, named Sampal, was accidentally caught by fishermen off Jeju Island, near South Korea, as reported by the environmental blog […]

Jul 312013
 
Snow leopards and wild yaks becoming 'fashion victims'

Snow leopards, wild yaks and other iconic wildlife on the world’s highest mountains and great steppes are becoming “fashion victims” of the surging global trade in cashmere, new research has revealed. Scientists found wildlife being driven to the margins of survival by the “striking but unintended consequences” of huge increases in the numbers of the […]

Jul 302013
 
Rat Invaders: Islands Fighting Back Against Killer Rodents

South Georgia Island, a lonely British Antarctic territory in the far South Atlantic, has a rat problem. Since the furry stowaways landed here aboard sealing and whaling ships in the 19th century, they’ve been wreaking ecological havoc on the island and its ground-nesting seabirds by preying on the birds and their eggs. South Georgia Island […]

Jul 302013
 
Rufous Bush Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes)

The Rufous Bush Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes) is one of my own personal favourite summer visitors. Over the last twelve years living on The Strait of Gibraltar I’ve often had the opportunity to watch and photograph this very special passerine. These birds are often difficult to find and do require some patience to wait and listen […]

Jul 302013
 
Rare white-throated needletail killed by wind turbine

Hundreds of twitchers travelled the length of the country to see the “bird of the century” – only for it to fly into a wind turbine and die. Bird-spotters were ecstatic about the first UK sighting of the rare white-throated needletail since 1991. But their excitement soon turned to horror when it hit the 120ft […]

Jul 302013
 
Dozens of bird species could be slaughtered in New York

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a permit to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to kill over 90 species of bird within New York State this year, ANIMAL has learned. The birds slated for killing include owls, herons, hawks, and woodpeckers, in addition to the slaughter of Canada geese that has been widely […]

Jul 292013
 
Mount Aso Highlands

Last Friday afternoon I revisited the highlands near Mt Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. Usually I visit this location in the early morning, but I wanted to see what was happening in the late afternoon. Also, the light direction is better in the afternoon, so more options to photograph species active in the area. The scenery […]

Jul 292013
 
Grassland butterflies in rapid decline in Europe

Europe’s grassland butterfly population has plummeted in the past two decades, new research published on Tuesday shows, with a near halving in the numbers of key species since 1990. The precipitous decline has been blamed on poor agricultural practices and pesticides, by the European Environment Agency, which carried out the research. Falling numbers of butterflies […]

Jul 292013
 
Place of Elephants…

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) dusting at Madison Pan, Hwange National Park. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. With Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris Littile Makololo Camp. Nikon D4. Nikon 28-300 mm. ISO 800 f6.7 @ 1/3000 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari