Red fox vixen cross colour phase / Vulpes vulpes.
An alluring cross fox vixen pauses at the edge of a shrubby wooded area, to gaze back at me curiously before disappearing into the depths. .
It’s also been confirmed that this beautiful lady is a momma! I’m hoping to go back and spend more time with her, and hopefully her kits 😊 #vulpesfulva @firstname.lastname@example.org@animalelite
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The wild mustang, free from the constraints of a saddle and spurs, roaming the great expanse with a wind-swept mane, has long been a powerful symbol of the American West, particularly in film and literature. Protected by Congress since the mid-20th century (western ranchers, claiming horses took valuable grazing resources away from cattle, began killing off the herds), wild horses of all breeds have a majestic beauty to them that makes them an attraction for animal and nature lovers.
While native horses once lived in North America (they died out over 10,000 years ago), the horses seen today are descendants of the domesticated beasts reintroduced to the continent by Spanish explorers in the 16th and 17th centuries. During the hundreds of years of breeding, trading and warring that followed, many domesticated horses were lost, abandoned or let loose, going on to form wild herds throughout the land, most notably out West. Without any natural predators, the herds swelled in size. Before Congress got involved, passing legislation in 1959 an 1971, the horses were subject to unregulated hunting and even poisoning of their water holes.
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📷: @christa_merk | Educative to some extent
It’s summer but I’m still loving these super dark photos. This is a treatment I like to when lighting is dark and flat. This usually happens in the early morning and late afternoon in shaded or woody areas. Rather than pack up, I shoot specifically to edit my photos to make use of texture, shape and composition in a dark black and white. #wildlifephotography#photography#reptiles
It’s all about the attitude!! Until my last trip to Costa Rica I didn’t know much about hummingbirds - I would hear people say they are their “spirit animal” and I would always wonder what could that possibly mean!? Well... if you can dedicate a vacation to these feisty little fairies of the bird world you too will understand! As we all know, in life attitude is everything - confidence, a bit of bravado, a spark in your eye! It’s about being alive and present and not going unnoticed! Let’s say these birds are exactly all of the above - you can almost see the bubbles above their heads with their thoughts written in them! They are the furthest thing from timid and have aerial battles worthy of the Three Musketeers! You can lose yourself watching them and they will remind you that you too have that inner sparkle!! Shine on my friends!! ✨✨✨
1. Fiery Throated
2. White Tipped Sicklebill
4. White-necked Jacobin
5. Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
6. Plain-capped Starthroat
7. Green-crowned Brilliant
8. Violet Sabrewing
10. White-throated Mountaingem
🧚♀️🧚♀️🧚♀️thank you @humminglovebirds For the IDs
Shockingly two giraffes🦒 🦒subspecies are at a risk of extinction and were recently added to the list of 'critically endangered' species list for the first time ever, per the International Union for Conservation of Nature. As reported they can extinct in the wild in the medium term future.
The number of giraffes have dwindled to less than 100,000 in last three decades.
They have already disappeared from 7 African countries.
Habitat loss through expanding agriculture, human-wildlife conflict, civil unrest, and poaching for their meat, pelts, and tails, are among the reasons for the decline.
There is also a reason for hope, in the past few decades, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation pulled the West African giraffe back from the brink of extinction.
Thank you 📸:@shaazjung
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Good norning 👋. A bit of #blackandwhite here 😉. Yes, the #photo was taken in color and my good friend #lightroom helped me desaturate the #exposure 😅. I "caught" this #GreatBlueHeron (Ardea herodias)in #midflight during an early #photoshoot . It was a bit "misty" and hazy hence the soft edges 😀. I thought that removing color saturation would make the image a bit more subdued and mellow 😍. Either way, by all means please let me know what you think. Comments are most welcomed below 🙏. #NikonD7200#Sigma500mm , f/6.3, 1/160s, ISO 250. Thank you and have a great Tuesday. Best regards ✌.
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Elephants captured 2 days ago by @f.theart in Etosha National Park! .