Here’s a little close up of an Elephant herd that had gathered for an evening cool off and refreshing sip and splash!⠀
I used lots of layers of soft watercolour paint to create the many shades of grey of the elephants in the beautiful evening light.⠀
If you would like to view the full image, yes there are even more Ellies than you see here, head to my website (link in my profile).⠀
They’re here! 🐢 Welcome to our very first turtle mama of the season who has nested on Shelly Beach. Our dedicated Turtlecare volunteers will be keeping an eye on this precious nest until the eggs hatch in around 65 days 🐢🐢🐢🐢⠀
Save this number 📲0437 559 067 and call if you see a nesting turtle or tracks like these, and don’t forget our turtle mamas dig the dark so turn off your torches!⠀
📲To report sightings from Mudjimba to Noosa call @coolumcoastcare on 0403 370 157.⠀
📷 Jackie Steele #wildlifewednesday#turtleyawesome#healthysmartcreative
Up close and personal with some feline teeth and bloodied whiskers. We had been watching a pride of lions feeding on a zebra kill wide out in the open. It was mid morning but the day was already heating up, the sun pelting down on the #maranorthconservancy. Pretty soon the lions started looking for some shade. We were closer than the nearest trees, and lions are all about conserving energy. A lioness walked straight towards us and collapsed into the shade of our vehicle. She was closely followed by this sub adult male. Having 2 lions right below you is quite something. After a minute or two of no one breathing, our guide started the engine and moved off 15 or 20m to a more comfortable distance. Once again the lions got up and made their way to the shade of our vehicle, leaning close up near the back tyre which allowed for some very detailed photography! 🦁🦁 #africanfamilysafaris#wildlifewednesday#kenyansafari#wildlions#lifeonsafari#familybucketlist#luxuryfamilyadventure#seriancamp#whywelovekenya 🌍
Wildlife Wednesday! As many of you know I had the pleasure of visiting the rainforests of Borneo (Kalimantan) and saw some of its amazing wildlife. I was blown away by the orangutans, they were quite majestic and they showed so much personality.
Devastatingly enough, due to serious deforestation and poaching issues orangutans and all rainforest life, face extinction. This issue doesn't only affect the wildlife but the deforestation will have a massive impact on global warming, which in turn will affect you, yes YOU.
So, take a minute or two to do some research and find a way that you can help make a difference, by donating your time, money or perhaps influence. If not for the wildlife then for your own future! ❤
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It's appropriate on #WildlifeWednesday that the project we are looking at today is Wild Penwith. This project aims to increase biodiversity in #Penwith by providing farm surveys and whole farm plans, as well as providing small grants and volunteer support for work that supports positive heritage and habitat management. For more information about our work visit www.penwithlandscape.com #biodiversity#conservation#volunteering#farming
As the tallest mammals in the world, these Reticulated Giraffes 🦒 know how to look striking in their environment.
This #wildlifewednesday we marvel at these beautiful gentle giants from the depths of Northern Kenya 🇰🇪. Due to their striking patterns, the reticulated giraffe is one of the most common of the 9 subspecies of giraffe to be found in zoos but there are still fewer than 10,000 left in the world...
A big #wildlifewednesday hello from the Eastern Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina longicollis)! Keep an eye out for Turtles on the roads at the moment as they females are leaving water bodies and heading to higher ground to lay their eggs.
Snake-necked Turtles eat a range of food including frogs, invertebrates, aquatic plants and algae.
This photo was taken by flagstafffotos.com.au, picture and information from the Wildlife Field Guide to Gippsland Lakes available from the App store.
Meet Jessica. This beautiful lioness was sad that Finch Hattons guests were leaving so she came out to give them a proper send off. She was at the airstrip before our driver got there and she stayed long after the plane had taken off. Jessica has become accustomed to our cruisers and whenever we come across her she takes time off her busy hunting schedule to allow our guests a couple of snapshots.