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Heading out soon for #nanpapix summit and the college program. Although this photo was from the program 2 years ago, it shows how our mentors work with students in the field! And a huge shout of thanks to #canonusa for providing some fabulous equipment! This will be my 18th year of being involved and I love the engagement with such talented and committed environmental photographers and will be doing work in the Clark County Wetlands Park with 2800 acres. #conservationphotographers #ilcp #nanpasummit2019 #nature #naturepics #earthfocus #urbanparks
Dear Tomorrow, this valley was my birthplace and my father’s birthplace and my grandmother’s birthplace. And for generations before there ever was a white settlement, this valley was home to the Latgawa and Takelma people, who lived in reciprocity with the land before they were violently and heinously removed. And even before there were any humans in the area at all, the valley belonged to the rushing river that carved its cliffs and the ageless trees that rooted themselves deep into the earth while reaching up toward a clear sky. Long before any human was even present to label this world as precious, it was.
📷 by @cristinamittermeier - this week's podcast with Cristina is linked in bio!!⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Cristina's caption: ⠀ To the casual beach goer, the ocean may often seem like a desert: vast expanses of blue water with little to catch your eye. If you spend enough time out there, however, every once in a while you get a surprise. Imagine how curious these four orcas were when they unanimously decided to spy-hop to take a better look at our small zodiac. Whales are sentient, intelligent animals that have emotions, grieve the loss of their pod members, and can hold sophisticated conversations with each other over vast distances. Their future is in our hands. Please support @sea legacy with your voice, your influence and your energy so that we can fight for the future of our oceans. #whackamole #whales #stoptheicelandwhalehunt
3 American Avocets. A female American Avocet sometimes lays eggs in the nest of another female, who incubates them without noticing. This is called “brood parasitism”. #americanavocet #avocet #floridabirds #floridanature #floridawildlife #ilcp #audubon #ameliaisland #spoonbillpond #bigtalbotisland #wildamelia #bird #birds #birdphotography #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography
The bowling ball. This is a defensive position, pulling the most vulnerable part of its body, its head into its core and rapping its armored tail over its head and back. I absolutely love the highlights on the ends of their scales. The scales are hard with tiny ridges that smooth out towards their tips from waring. Their suits, crackle as they walk through the bush in search of ants which are their main diet. Happy World Pangolin Day #worldpangolinday #pangolin #pangolinconservation #wildlifephotography #illegalwildlifetrade #scalyandbeautiful #armor #conservationphotography #ilcp #wildlifehd
📷 by @cristinamittermeier - this week's podcast with Cristina is linked in bio!!⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Cristina's caption: ⠀ Why is it such a big deal that Japan has decided to leave the International Whaling Commission? As of July 1st 2019 they will resume commercial whale hunting. Let that idea sink in. Japanese whaling vessels will be roaming the high seas hunting for whales, including populations of Blue, Sei and Fin whales that have never recovered, even after almost 30 years of hunting moratorium. Japan doesn’t want the world to tell them what they can and cannot eat according to their traditions. Perhaps they forget that whales are citizens of this planet and they don’t belong to Japan, or to anyone for that matter. They belong to all of us and to future generations. Over the years thousands of young Japanese people have written me to tell me they don’t eat whale meat and they do not condone whale or dolphin hunting. My 2019 resolution will be to create a movement led
BERRY BOOST. Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) Sichuan, China. In the fall the red pandas are, like most other non-migratory animals, stocking up on high-energy food, like the Climber plant berries that this one is looking for, up in the trees. The red panda is one of the wildlife species in China that is having a noteable comeback in its habitats. Photo by @StaffanWidstrand for @WildWondersofChina Nikon D5, Nikkor 800 mm, TC-125. #staffanwidstrand #wildwondersofchina #nikon #nikonambassador #nikonnordicambassador #earthfocus #explore #china #wildlife #wildlifeonearth #earthcapture #1f4n #nikon800mm #yourshot #igscwildlife #lesserpanda #bbcearth #nikond5 #bestnatureshots #redpanda #ilcp #thephotosociety #cute #instanature #earthcapture #panda
📷 by @cristinamittermeier - this week's podcast with Cristina is linked in bio!!⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Cristina's caption: ⠀ The curious eyes of a husky dog peer into my camera as we stop for a moment while travelling across sea ice in northern Greenland. For over 4000 years, huskies have been tied to Inuit culture, and without them the Inuit people likely wouldn’t have survived in this harsh Arctic climate. Full of energy and spirit, these dedicated dogs work as a cohesive team to pull heavy sleds across ice and snow. Travelling by dog sled truly is an extraordinary experience. As I witnessed the connection between the dogs and the musher, and felt the blizzard on my face, I knew that it was a memory I wouldn’t soon forget.
Dear Tomorrow, we were once shaped by seasons; the sparkling summer waters gave way to frozen winter lakes.
📷 by @cristinamittermeier - this week's podcast with Cristina is linked in bio!!⠀⠀⠀ Cristina's caption: ⠀ Under the pink glow of morning light, we head out in search of orca pods in the Great Orca Fjords of Norway and the one thing I can tell you with complete certainty is that these animals are not just beautiful and fascintating; they are also funny, intelligent and playful. I shot this rambonctious male that took a crack at racing our boat, while standing #shouldertoshoulder with @PaulNicklen. Head to his profile to see how the two images compare! On expedition with @SeaLegacy to build support for the permanent moratorium of oil drilling in these fjords. #magiclight @blackfish #lofotendeclaration #norway
This Valentine's Day, share your love of wildlife with someone you love! Make a donation of any amount to support saving rhino's global conservation efforts, and send a special Valentine's Day ecard to your loved one to announce your gift! . . . Your Valentine will be delighted to know that your donation helps protect tigers, elephants, polar bears and other species and their habitats around the world. To make a Valentine's day special donation, click link in our bio
Meet Ecki - the most adorable addition to the #woodlandparkzoo. I had a wonderful time with #lisa.dabek and #pennylegate and was honored to be introduced to him last week. Ecki is a Matschie's tree kangaroo, an #endangeredspecies found in the Huon Peninsula in #papuanewguinea. I'll be sharing more about this beautiful species and I bet you can't wait! #ilcp #tkcp #conservation #savingspecies #socuteanmls #treekangaroo #wildlifeconservation
📷 by @cristinamittermeier - this week's podcast with Cristina is linked in bio!!⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Cristina's caption: ⠀ A lone rain wolf patiently awaits the dawn’s low tide. British Columbia’s coastal wolves are distinct, special, unlike any other wolf on this planet. Wolves have a strong emotional connection to their pack-mates and it has been shown that when a members of a pack dies, the other wolves mourn. The relationship between wolves and human has often been a tenuous one, with wolves bearing the brunt. These wolves are a critical link in the ecosystem that surrounds them.⠀ ⠀ #turningthetide, #wolfawarenessweek, @aprilbencze, @tavishcampbell, @karencooperphoto, @colleengaraphoto, @bertiegregory, @melissagroo, @johnemarriott, @neileverosborne, @eric sambol photography @grizzlybearfdn⠀
Dear Tomorrow, do you remember when the ageless hum of the woods slumbered under the heavy stillness of snow?
I had the chance to meet back up with my gorilla friend at the Lincoln Park Zoo. He was excited to see me, grabbed some snacks and went straight to looking at my photos of Rwandan mountain gorillas. Its incredible how focused he becomes on the photos. If I could set him free I would. Www.dereknielsenphotography.com #gorilla #rwanda #zoo #theellenfund #chicago #city #wildlife #ilcp #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #beautifuldestinations #art #photography #photo #instagram #instalike #animals #friends #bornfreefoundation #leonardodicapriofoundation #ellen #africa #wildlidehd
A rare sighting of a Yellow-crowned Night Heron. Often inconspicuous heron, roosts in trees by day. Feeds nocturnally, specializing on crabs. #yellowcrownednightheron #heron #nightheron #floridabirds #floridanature #floridawildlife #ilcp #audubon #ameliaisland #ameliaislandplantation #wildamelia #bird #birdphotography #birds #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography
📷 by @cristinamittermeier - this week's podcast with Cristina is linked in bio!!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Cristina's caption: I hesitated before getting in the water with over 1000 southern fur seals in the Falkland Islands. Do they bite? Would they mob me? As soon as I slipped in, they came right up, inspecting my hood and taking curious nibbles on my fins. Several times, while I was concentrating on the scene through my viewfinder, this one seal would come over my head to taste my cameras. I thought it was all fun and games until, out of the corner of my eye, I saw him take off with my brand new Sony Action Cam!
The sun slowly sets over the mountains of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, USA. To find out more about the imminent threats that the Refuge, its wildlife and the Gwich'in people are facing check out the International League of Conservation Photographers' #arcticrefugestories expeditions Esri story map. Link in my bio☝️ @ilcp photographers #alaska #articrefuge #arcticnationalwildliferefuge #anwr #arcticnature #amazinglandscapes #ilcp #brooksrange #alaskawild #gwichincountry #natureperfection #conservationphotography #ig landscape #majestic earth #keeptiwild #visual heaven #earthpix #wildernessculture #earthfocus #landscaper #landscape lover #natgeoyourshot #1frame4nature #earthofficial #publiclands #ourarctic #defendthesacred #stayandwonder #arctic
SIBLINGS The otter in the middle does not seem amused to be caught in between his fighting siblings. Giant otters don't have many predators, even Jaguars and large black caimans think twice before trying there luck with them. This affords them the luxury to spend a lot of time socialising and playing around out in the open, but these strong social bonds are also the reason why they have so few predators, you pick on one and you'll face the whole family! Photo from my recent trip for @terrax with the help from @faunaforever. Big thank you also to @nikondeutschland for supporting me on this project! #peru #tambopata #giantotters #loboderio #amazonas #amazonia
Amazing day of #birding today, around the city of #quito, #ecuador, with the company of the great #ornithologist and artist Gonzalo. Without any doubt this one was my fave from all the #birds we found. The amazing #stygian #owl ( #asio stygius). I rarely convert my photos in black and white , but I really like this one in #b&w. @javier aznar photography . . . . #bird #birdsofecuador #citybirding #owls #owlstagram #owlsofinstagram #blackandwhite #your best birds #natgeoimagecollection #natgeocreative #ilcp #conservationphotography
ETZ Podcast #25 - SeaLegacy with @cristinamittermeier is available now! Link in bio!⠀⠀ ⠀ Cristina Mittermeier is a contributing photographer, speaker, and explorer for National Geographic. She is the Founder and President of SeaLegacy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the protection of the world’s oceans through storytelling with her partner, Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen. She founded the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) to provide a platform for photographers working on environmental issues. ⠀ ⠀ Cristina has received the Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year Award and been named one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year. She is also the first female photojournalist to reach one million followers on Instagram.⠀ ⠀ We talk about:⠀ - swimming in icy Norwegian waters with orcas⠀ - floating beside an American crocodile in Cuba⠀ - the heartbreaking video of a starving polar bear