protectedspecies Photos & Videos

2 hours ago

~• Another working day over, it's almost half of the week 😊 i really don't know where all the days went? It was like yesterday that we were celebrating New Years Eve and it is already spring and April! 🤔 Yesterday it was raining and i was very happy about it! • ~ #kockavica #nature #croatiafullofnature #naturelovers #naturalbeauties #naturephotography #persuepretty #dslrphotography #canonhrvatska #canonphotography #theeyeofvalerija #gurushots #yourshot #protectedspecies #fotka365 #flower #photography #agameoftones #photographylife #photooftheday #photographer #picoftheday #instadaily #rareplants #instaphoto #earthescope #florallife #floralstories #allthingsbotanical

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9 hours ago

⠀ Nᴇᴡ Lɪғᴇ Bᴇɢɪɴs ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Cʀᴇᴅɪᴛ: @jferraragallery

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10 hours ago

This week's #TreeTuesday is the beautiful #Apodytes dimidiata, a member of the Icacinanceae family. It is also known as the White Pear, Bird's Eye, witpeer (Afrikaans), umdakane (Xhosa); umdagane (Zulu); umdzagame (Swati) sephopha-madi, kgalagangwê (N. Sotho) or tshiphopha-madi (Venda). It is distributed from the Cape Peninsula eastwards to KZN, Gauteng, Swaziland and northwards to Kenya where it grows in forest, woodlands and on grassy mountain slopes. It is a particularly common species in the Knysna Forest. Apodytes dimidiata has very fragrant flowers that attract insects. The red aril on the fruits make them highly attractive to birds including the Rameron Pigeon, Guinea Fowl and Pied Barbets. The tree has very hard wood that was historically used for wagon making and has also been used for making agricultural implements, hut building and furniture making. It is used in Zulu traditional medicine in the treatment of internal parasites. Photos supplied by Eugene Moll. #BotSocSA #PlantProfiles #PlantsInFocus #TreesInFocus #Trees #Forest #Grassland #MedicinalPlants #Wildlife #Birds #ProtectedSpecies #SouthAfrica #Africa

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21 hours ago

Baby Slow Worm found in our garden today. This legless lizard was discovered beneath weeds while I was gardening today. We have a family of 5 adults in our compost bin where they live, undisturbed. I made sure I replaced the greenery on top of the baby and put a marker stone close by. It was a privilege to see this! FYI these are harmless so should be left alone as they are a protected species. #slowworm #leglesslizard #protectedspecies #gardening #getoutside #optoutside #animalsinthegarden #marvelshots #artofvisuals #instadaily #igers #beinginthemoment #everypicturetellsastory

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21 hours ago

Pink lady slipper growing along the trail up Panther Mtn. 🌸(Fun facts: It’s also known as “Squirrel Shoes” and its a member of the orchid family)

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1 day ago

#tigersofinstgram #tiger #bigcatsofinstagram #bengalkitten #protectedspecies #endthekilling I forgot to post this :) Look at those Teeth!! These tigers are by far Bigger than the African lion. Stronger. And LOUDER. Those teeth are designed for ripping into flesh and crushing bone. Not a fellow you want to cross paths with on a bad day in the wild. Its Roar is physically debilitating . It is of such a ferocious nature that it stuns you. Before the tiger even starts to devour you. You have to remember these are NOT tamed animals. They're dangerous and highly unpredictable. Top of the food chain right along side human beings. I would honestly rather be confronted by a lion than a large Fully grown Bengal tiger. ! 😋😋❤

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2 days ago

What can I say about the Starling that Iv not said before. Except I’m still instrumental in keeping their numbers stable where I love. Spring fledglings will share the true picture. Garden Bird for over 25 years locally. Safeguarding their habitat & giving time to educating the community on how we can help save from decline. I am currently fighting against Natural England & Natural Resources Wales against their unjust shootings under questionable Licences of almost 5,000 of these Red List Protected Status Wild Birds. They have been visiting my garden for over 25 years in their 100’s, alongside 20 other species regularly. They all get fed. I cater for them all, with as many feeders, of different types, to attract as many birds that need supplementary feeding to what Nature is sadly unable to provide. I care. #starling #starlings #starlingsofinstagram #protected #protectedspecies #bird #birds #birds_matter #birdbehaviour #bird_lovers #birder #birdwatching #birds_brilliance #british #britishbirds #britishgardenbirds #planetearth #naturephotography #garden #gardeners #gardenersworld #beauty #art #birdwatching #exotic #colourful #feathers #endangered #lancashire 🌹🐥🆘 #all_mighty_birds

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2 days ago

The next 13 pics are owed to Shawn Burton and his friend Robert Sterling telling me where I could find an owls nest with chics they discovered while fishing on Cedar Creek. I had to kayak to it so all these shots were taken from a monopod balanced in my kayak on a current. Lol. This is a very young Great Horned owl chick. There are two of them and I will go back in a week or two and see how they are doing! #owl #greathornedowl #raptor #raptorsofinstagram #owlet #nest #kayak #spring #birdsofinstagram #adventure #greatoutdoors #missouriwildlife #missouri #conservation #protectedspecies

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2 days ago

Az őszapóknál a tojókat néha onnan is meg lehet ismerni, hogy a farktollaik görbék - az odúban költés közben a szűk hely miatt felkunkorodnak. (A képen ez nem látszik, csak úgy eszembe jutott.) . . #birdcaptures #birdwatchers #birdlife #birdshots #longtailedtit #birdstagram #birds #nikond500 #tamron150600mm #nikonlove #nikonphotos #nikonhungary #madarak #madárfotó #természetfotózás #természet #természetfotó #birdlover #birdlife_insta #ornitologia #protectedspecies #mik #instahunt #instahunig #magyarig #barbedwire #meike

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3 days ago

*contains gifted items* Who has a dog? I'm definitely a fair weather walker as the rain pisses me right off, but never again do I have to get soaked to the skin when I walk the bloody mutt. I now have the most comfortable rainwear to keep me 1.) dry and 2.) looking good! I have had three people ask me where these lace up wellies are from on the two occasions i've worn them, which i'd say is a win win! These incredible boots are handmade from Danish brand, Ilse Jacobsen. And they are made to specifically deal with wind and water - erm perfect for the UK then!!! Made from 100% natural rubber, these boots are sustainable as well as looking bloody awesome! My raincoat is from Scottish brand Protected Species and I have to say, it is the best raincoat i've ever owned. It's lightweight, completely waterproof (it comes with a 2 year waterproof guarantee) and breathable and is such a beautifully simple and understated design, it goes with any outfit, making it the perfect coat for commuters or just around town. These two brands are technical, ethical and sustainable. They focus on high quality and timeless designs so they come with a price tag. The boots are £120 and the raincoat is £199. But if you are often out in all weathers and are looking for comfortable, versatile and stylish rainwear, then they are well worth the investment. Now all I need is a raincoat for the dog and we're sorted!!! What dog coats do you use? Photo by @scooperphotog Raincoat: @protectedspecies (Gift) Boots: @ilsejacobsen (gift) Jeans: @hm (Bought) . . . #protectedspecies #rainwear #technicalclothing #ilsejacobsen #laceuprainboots #laceupwellies #sustainablerainwear #sustainableclothing #sustainability #ethicalclothing #raincoat #rainwear #dogwalkinglife #dogwalker #waterproofclothing #askanna #40plusstyle #styleover40 #doglife #stylishrainwear #40pluswomen

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3 days ago

Can't get enough Day of the Seal content? Read on!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Close encounters with sharks in the ocean can be an awe-inspiring experience, but not so much if you're a seal! Luckily for the individual we feature on this week's #fbf , he managed to get himself out of harm's way and came up on land to recuperate. Harbor seal Bart was found near Roosevelt County Park in Montauk on November 17th, 2011. He had visible injuries on his body including a broken jaw, and was also emaciated and lethargic, so he was brought back to the RFMRP hospital for treatment. He stayed with us for about 3 months and was released with a satellite tag for tracking purposes on February 5th, 2012. Data from Bart's satellite tag showed that between February and June he traveled a great distance northward, which is in line with the typical migration for this species. We don't know where he may be now, but we certainly wish for his continued success! #internationaldayoftheseal #rfmrp #riverheadfoundation #harborseals #sealrescue #sealrehab #sealrelease #conservation #education #protectedspecies #seals #longisland #newyork

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4 days ago

@megmurg and @arjundevamar together with colleagues from the UK this week published a paper in the journal Nature Communications @NatureComms which has been making considerable media waves. We often think wildlife crime doesn’t exist in Europe or outside of developing countries but this research analysing satellite tracking data from hen harriers identified widespread illegal killing of this species in areas managed for driven grouse hunting in Britain.This is a major wildlife crime which until now has been largely dismissed or denied by pro-hunting groups. The paper is open access and can be downloaded here: https://rdcu.be/brPEr Here is some of the coverage so far: @BBC : “Hen harriers 'vanishing due to illegal killing' – study” https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47629829 The @Guardian : "Seven in 10 hen harriers in UK study likely illegally killed" https://www.theguardian.com/…/seven-in-10-hen-harriers-in-u… @NewScientist “Protected hen harriers are vanishing under suspicious circumstances” https://www.newscientist.com/…/2197048-protected-hen-harri…/ Independent: “Massive wildlife crime scene': Endangered hen harriers being wiped out by illegal killing, says study” https://www.independent.co.uk/…/hen-harrier-endangered-grou… @TheTimes : “Gamekeepers blamed for illegal hen harrier deaths” https://www.thetimes.co.uk/…/gamekeepers-blamed-for-illegal… #illegalhunting #birdkill #persecution #suspiciousdeath #harrier #grouse #drivengrouseshooting #conflict #death #protectedspecies #darkstats #police #UK #sadstory #henharrier Photo credit: R. Saunders

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4 days ago

This is the Ngakawau Gorge daisy, Celmisia morganii blooming on a rock face alongside a mini ephemeral waterfall. The Ngakawau Gorge is the only known habitat for this rare and protected species. To view these daisies in bloom spend a few hours on the Charming Creek Walkway during the New Zealand summer. Celmisia morganii were named in honour of Kelmis, a blacksmith and childhood friend of the Greek god Zeus. _____________________________ Olympus OMD-EM1 35 mm f/5.6 1/4 s ISO 200 _____________________________ #longexposure #rareplants #protectedspecies #nzflora #nznatives #ephemeralwaterfall #nzsouthisland #westcoastnz #newzealand #aotearoa #microfournerds #earthpixnz #explorenz #landscapesnz #nztravelreview #nzimagery #ig_newzealand #annwheatley #photography #photographer #nzphotographer #pigraduate #travelnzwithme #travelnewzealand #gonz #gottalovenz #photography_mymeditation #meditative #contemplativephotography #peaceful

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4 days ago

Swipe 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 The crosses ➕mark the homes of our Florida Burrowing Owls. With over 1,000 nesting pairs 📍Cape Coral is home to the largest population🦉👌🏻🔝. In February you can attend the Annual Burrowing Owl Festival🦉and throughout the year you can schedule a tour with a knowledgeable guide🤓. . Deslizar 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 Las cruces ➕marcan las casas de nuestros Búhos madrigueras de Florida. Con más de 1,000 parejas anidadas,📍Cape Coral es el hogar de la población más grande🦉👌🏻🔝. En Febrero puede asistir al Festival Anual del Búho de las Madrigueras🦉 y durante todo el año puede programar una visita con un guía experto🤓 #capecoralflorida #floridaowls #burrowingowl #owl #protectedspecies #capecorallifestyle #realestate #owllover #owlnation #owllove

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