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 […]

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Remembering Summer Bees

I know everyone is busy with holiday preparation, so just a few words about some bees I saw in June. I’ve seen this bee before — it’s Bombusfervidus, commonly called the golden northern bumble bee. But it has always managed to fly away before I could take a photograph. I snuck up on this one […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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