Dec 312014
 
Video: Great Barrier Reef 'has sex' via mass egg release

The reef spawns for a second time this year – a rare occurrence. Marine scientists say the egg release, coral’s way of reproducing, usually happens once a year and its timing is unpredictable. The full moon slows the tidal flow to just twice a day, allowing the eggs to float in the calmer waters. The […]

Dec 302014
 
Video: What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares?

Hares and rabbits look similar, and some may hop to the conclusion that they’re the same animal. Not so fast. Our Weird Animal Question of the Week comes from Tristan Ishtar, who asked: “What’s the difference between a rabbit and a hare? And is that where ‘hare brained’ came from?” The short answer: A lot, […]

Dec 292014
 
Cuba Trip Report

What a thrill to spend these past three weeks on the beautiful island of Cuba. I can’t say enough about the fantastic country, its friendly people and of course the many great wildlife photography opportunities.  I am very happy to have had the experience of travelling around this country before it changes. In some ways […]

Dec 292014
 
Video: Mountain Lions Caught on Camera in San Francisco Bay Area

More mountain lions are turning up in urban areas around the San Francisco Bay, and researchers are trying to catch and track the animals. With camera traps and tracking collars, they are getting a better understanding of what is now the top predator in the East Bay.       This video was first published […]

Dec 282014
 
Lechucita vizcachera (Burrowing Owl) Athene cunicularia

A la Lechucita vizcachera también podría llamarsele Lechucita patas sucias, fiel a sus hábitos terrícolas y por el hecho de nidificar en cuevas de tierra es usual verla con las patas embarradas. Estas imágenes son de Luis y se obtuvieron cerca de Cerro Corá durante la tarde del día 07-09, en dos fotos la lechuza […]

Dec 282014
 
Pyrenean stags

I will not talk again about this magnificent animal, my point will be different, bear with me. These photos were taken in a 37 hectare animal park in the oriental Pyrenees mountains at 1800 meters high where the animals live in semi freedom in natural surroundings. It is neither a zoo with animals confined in […]

Dec 282014
 
Video: Drone Captures Amazing Humpback Whale Feeding Event on Camera

Apart from their massive size, humpback whales are most known for their extensive, complex “songs” that male humpbacks use for communication. But, humpback whales also have some fascinating feeding behaviors that are also worthy of attention—particularly bubble-netting. This form of feeding behavior occurs when groups of about four to twenty humpback whales concentrate their prey—like […]

Dec 272014
 
VOTE for the Best Photo of the Year 2014

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Year 2014” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. This week’s featured image:  Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus) perched on a branch in Cuba by Glenn Bartley Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images […]

Dec 262014
 
Ñandú (Greater Rhea) Rhea americana

Recorrer el Sur de la Provincia de Misiones ofrece mas que interesantes oportunidades de poder observar aves de distintos ambientes debido a las particularidades de este ambiente de transición; es común encontrar aves de pastizales, aves acuáticas, y aves selváticas. Una de las mejores experiencias en el campo es el encontrarse con el imponente Ñandú […]