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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lion With The Kill

Mr. Kalyan Varma is an award winning Wildlife Photographer from Bangalore. He freelances with BBC and National Geographic Channel. He captured this image of a lion feasting on dinner while spending a year in Karnata.

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Image Credit: Kalyan Varma

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pronghorns in Wyoming

Pronghorns, like those pictured here in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park were plentiful, proud and moved freely in the early days of the American West. Their seasonal migrations from the mountains to the valleys and back have always been a tough journey, but now fences, borders, bloated rivers, and other obstacles and bottlenecks have resulted in devastating losses for this species.

Although they are not technically antelope, they are unlike deer because the have a gall bladder.

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The National Geographic Young Explorer program funded photographer Joe Riis with a grant to document the 2008-2009 pronghorn migration.

Image Credit: Joe Riis/National Geographic

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lynx and Cub

Lynx are known for their black tufts of fur on their ears. They are a medium sized wild cat and are known to inhabit the American southwest, Russia and Canada. They have been able to adapt themselves to a wide range of climates, due to their fur being much thicker in those who live in colder climates.

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Photograph by Norbert Rosing

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Impala in Mid-Air

The impala, an African antelope with long, slender legs and muscular thighs. They are best known for their leaping abilities. When frightened, an impala will spring into action, bounding up to 33 feet and soaring 10 feet into the air. This skill is apparently more than just defensive. Impalas have been observed jumping around just to amuse themselves.

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Image Credit: Chris Johns

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lionesses Drinking

Bending in graceful unison, six lionesses drink from a watering hole in Savuti, Botswana, where conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert have lived for more than 25 years, exploring, researching, and filming wildlife.

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Image Credit: Beverly Jouvert

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tiger Photographed by a Candid Camera

A camera trap captured this picture of a tiger cooling off in a watering hole in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. Consisting of an unmanned camera set on auto and tripped by an animal crossing an infrared beam, these camera traps, allow wildlife experts and photographers to track numbers of endangered species and get pictures of elusive animals at close range.

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Image Credit: Michael Nichols

Monday, June 6, 2011

Siberian Tiger Conservation

Scientists and photographers Maurice Hornocker and Howard Quigley, drafted a landmark conservation plan to save endangered Siberian tigers such as Koucher and Niurka, the captive cats pictured here in Gayvoron, Russia. By means of instruments such as GPS, cameras, biotelemetry, and transceivers, scientists can remotely monitor threatened species in order to better understand their migratory and hunting habits and protect their habitats.

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Image Credit: Dr. Maurice Hornocker

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Artic Wolf Tests the Water

An arctic wolf gingerly tests the water near Ellesmere Island in Canada. Arctic wolves are able to endure years of sub-zero temperatures and go for weeks without food making it possible to inhabit the most inhospitable terrain on earth.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Jane Goodall With Chimp

Primatologist Jane Goodall bends forward as Jou Jou, a chimpanzee, reaches out to her in Brazzaville, Congo. Goodall revolutionized primatology with her 1960s studies at Tanzania’s Gombe Stream Game Reserve, where she observed chimpanzees making and using tools, a landmark discovery in wildlife studies.

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Image Credit: Michael Nichols


Baby Asian elephant in Tall Grass

Baby elephants are born big, standing approximately three feet (one meter) tall and weighing 200 pounds (91 kilograms) at birth. They nurse for two to three years, and are fully mature at 9 (females) to 15 (males) years of age.

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Peregrine Falcon

The peregrine falcon is by far the animal kingdom's fastest flier. They have a dive-bomb hunting technique called a stoop when attacking their prey (usually pigeons or dove) at speeds of up to 200 miles an hour (322 kilometers an hour).

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Image Credit: Tim Fitzharris/Minden Pictures

First Wildlife Photo in National Geographic

The July 1906 issue of National Geographic featured its first ever wildlife photographs. Editor Gil Grosvenor printed 74 photos snapped by U.S. Representative and early conservationist George Shiras, beginning a long tradition of featuring wildlife photos in the magazine.

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Image Credit: George Shiras



Friday, June 3, 2011

Timber Wolves

Timber wolves are the largest members of the wolf family, weighing up to 120 pounds. Today, the timber wolf only inhabits 3% of it's original territory, with most of its population conentrated in northern Minnesota with smaller packs living in Michigan and Wisconsin. They are currently protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Often misunderstood, wolves are highly evolved animals. The secret behaviors of the timber wolves are revealed in this photograph, demonstrating almost human attributes when it comes to family bonds, affection and respect.

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Photograph by Jacqueline Crivello

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cheetah Leaping Through the Air

National Geographic is working to avert the extinction of lions, cheetahs, and other big cats with the Big Cats Initiative, a comprehensive program that supports innovative projects. Learn how you can help save these animals.

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Black Skimmer

Black Skimmers are tern like birds which are known for their light and graceful flight. They usually feed in large flocks by flying low over the water while skimming the surface for small fish and insects. As a rule, they prefer to nest on sandy or gravely bars and beaches along the Atlantic ocean as far north as Massachusetts and Long Island and as far south as Texas and Florida.

Groups of these birds are not called flocks. Interestingly, they are referred to as a "conspiracy", "embezzlement" or "scoop" of skimmers.

This image of a Black Skimmer was photographed by Mario Goren.

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