Repost from @vaishakh.kottungal Repost from @andyparkinsonphoto Mountain hare making like a pancake – I shall forever cherish the four days that my uncle and I spent with this wonderful creature high in the Scotland’s Monadhliath mountains. On day one we were amazed at how trusting and confiding she was and for the next three days we returned to always find her in exactly the same spot. She came to know our voices and it seemed, to trust us implicitly. In no time at all I was able to wander slowly around her, pondering the compositional possibilities and all from just a few feet away. In our rapidly warming world images like this can now convey a more worrying trend, a trend that some 8 or so years ago I was only just starting to notice. Now it seems the trend is here to stay and Scotland’s mountains are remaining snow-free for more and more of the winter. For mammals such as these, with such unique adaptations the outlook is worrying and perhaps a little bleak. Their camouflage has evolved for a reason for those hares with the whitest coats more likely to survive, thereby passing on their genes to their offspring, such is the wonderful adaptive nature of natural selection. But now this evolutionary gift is becoming a curse, leaving these hares more vulnerable to predation from both their avian and terrestrial predators, birds like golden eagles or mammals like fox and stoat. Now of course we shall start to witness a different variation of natural selection, where those hares that perhaps have a darker coat, more grey or brown, will be the hares more likely to survive. It will be they that pass on their genes, their advantage to their progeny, the only question of course is whether they have the luxury of time and whether or not they will indeed be able to adapt to survive. Please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @thephotosociety @natgeo @landrover_uk #mountainhare#climatechange#adapttosurvive#warmingworld Scotland #ethicsbeforeimages#phototips#educateandinspire#wildlifeaddicts#wild_animalsgram#animalonearth#animal_beauty#nature_brilliance#nature#naturelovers#wildlifephotography#wildlife
This year I visited @skomer_island to shoot a short film on the wildlife there. As I was losing my mind chasing the handful of puffins that I could find around the island I got time for a handful of photographs too. Most of the puffins I saw were covered in mud and weighing up the burrows that they would call home for the summer. I thought this shot was a little bit different to others I have seen this year so thought I would share it. I hope you like it! X
Siamo nel periodo riproduttivo dei cervi. In questi giorni i grandi cervi maschi devono mettere in campo tutta la loro forza per il proseguo dei propri geni all'interno della popolazione. Perciò un passo falso o un momento di debolezza potrebbe essere cruciale.
Tutto è così teatrale, ma questa teatralità ha un costo energetico elevatissimo: basta pensare all'emissione continua del bramito, alla fuga, all'inseguimento delle femmine, all'atto riproduttivo e alla lotta con altri maschi contendenti. *Nella foto, un imponente cervo maschio insieme al suo harem femminile duramente conquistato.
We are in one of my favorite periods, that is the deer in love period. These days the great males deer must use all their strength to conquer their female harem and for the continuation of their genes within the population. Therefore a misstep or a moment of weakness could be crucial.
Everything is so theatrical, but all this for the deer has a very high energetic cost: just think of the continuous emission of the bellow, the reproductive act and the struggle with other contending males.
*In this photo, a majestic male deer with his conquered female harem.
Semipalmated Plover (winter plumage) | Pluvier semipalmé | Amerika-Sandregenpfeifer | Charadrius semipalmatus: This bird was quite a delightful surprise on my shorebird count at Iona earlier this week. I had only seen once before, on a beach in Tofino (western Vancouver Island) in May 2017.
Taken September 12, 2018 on Iona Beach Regional Park, Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada, with a handheld Nikon D7200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 1250 | 500mm | 0 ev | f/5.6 | 1/1000), cropped - 74% of full. Wild, as shot; not baited, called in or set up.
Caspian Tern | Sterne caspienne | Hydroprogne caspia: This is not the sharpest photo I have ever taken (let's say that taking photos of birds in flight is still a work in progress for me), but I was still pleased to get this shot of one of the Caspian Terns frolicking above Iona Beach. I love watching their impressive arial prowess as they chase after each other and look for fish.
Taken at Iona Beach Regional Park in Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada on September 13, 2018 with a handheld Nikon D7200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 400 | 500mm | 0 ev | f/5.6 | 1/1250, cropped - 66% of full). Wild, as shot; not baited, called in or set up.
Repost from @erinmunozmusic Repost from @andyparkinsonphoto Grizzly bear male - This image from my trip to Alaska in 2014 represents what was probably one of the most exciting few minutes of my career. We had seen the young adult male bear some distance away, wandering casually along the shoreline and so, anticipating its possible route we moved some half a mile ahead of it along the beach. Lying down next to the quad bike on which we travelled we lay hopefully in wait, willing the bear not to veer off and disappear into the forest. Fortunately he didn't and instead headed purposefully in our direction, perhaps intrigued by the strange shape on the beach ahead. We were, as we always were, with a highly experienced local guide who knew every bear individually, their history and their 'usual' temperament so we were as prepared as we possibly could be. Nevertheless I was amazed at how the bear just kept on coming, all the while I was waiting for our guide to encourage us to stand up from the 8 inches of water in which I was lying. What I love most about this image is the intensity in the eyes of the bear, perhaps with a slight feeling of menace, striding as he is through the coastal shallows. The bear did finally veer off and scooted around us but it remains both an extremely intense yet cherished memory and one that I am extremely privileged to have been able to experience. If experiencing sights like this is something that you’d like for yourself then I believe that there are just two places left for the @tatraphotography trip that I am leading to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East next July. If you are interested then please just click the link I my bio for more details. Please follow me at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety @tatraphotography #Alaska#ethicsbeforeimages#educateandinspire#nature#naturelovers#wildlifeaddicts#wildlifephotography#wild_animalsgram#animalonearth#animal_beauty#nature_brilliance#majestic_wildlife_
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Bengal tiger tour – NEW DATES! My Bengal tiger tour to Bandhavgarh National Park in India has now sold out and so due to continued demand I am putting on additional dates. These new dates are from October 31st until 11th November 2018 and this will ensure that the group enjoys 8 full days in the wild forests on Central India looking for one of the world’s most spectacular creatures. I captured this close up image on a previous trip and the feeling of looking into the mesmerising eyes of such a beautiful creature is a feeling like no other. This particular tiger, a 19 month old sub-adult, emerged at speed from the forest and, with his brother, stalked, played and rested around our vehicle for some 45 minutes, an extraordinary encounter and privilege. When this individual clambered onto an elevated roadside rock he was ultimately just a few feet away, at eye level and we were in a vehicle with no doors, no windows and no windscreen. The feeling of excitement and joy was almost overwhelming but I took the opportunity of adding a 1.4x tele-converter to my 500mmm lens to try and capture a unique close up portrait. His gaze endured and was as compelling as anything that I’ve ever experienced but I was fortunate indeed to be able to capture a portrait with such symmetry. I am anything but a neat freak but with images such as these it is nice when they do come off. If the chance of looking through your lens and having this looking back at you is something that you’d like to experience then please do email me at email@example.com for more details and it would be my privilege to guide you to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Please do #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety @landrover_uk #Bengaltiger#andysphototours#worklocally#ethicsbeforeimages#itsallabouttheluck#phototips#educateandinspire#nature#naturelovers#wildlifephotography#nature_brilliance#majestic_wildlife#wildlife.hd #wildlifeplanet#wildlife#featured_wildlife#animalrights
Stealing digital and intellectual content and branding as your own is completely disgusting and unethical.
@healthylivingforhotmesses was plagiarized from her words on the left. Lenny Lemons took them and branded as their own on the right.
Lenny Lemons page should be to supporting parents, yet they rip off content from hard working mom bloggers and humorists all over the place and then post it and brand it as their own content.
They block people that ask to be credited from content stolen by them. Do the right thing and credit the peoples content you stole from or delete it. Put the author’s name ON THE GRAPHICS! Many pages do it, and you’ve been asked MULTIPLE TIMES by different authors.
Their CEO @karincypriano should be ashamed of how they plagiarize every week. Poaching content from others to help them profit and sell products. It’s so unethical and wrong!
Hey Karin... look to @babble and how they do it or @guidanceguide
Also to do it like these ethical and respected pages, you have to make your team actually MAKE AN EFFORT to uphold page integrity.
For now I am calling for a TOTAL BOYCOTT of Lenny Lemons and any company associated with their company.
Activism is grass roots and Lenny Lemons is well known so far in the parenting meme/blogger/humorist community to be one of the worst at poaching and plagiarizing from others.
You can change that, I can’t.