previously called little falcon, these guys are such a cool little #raptor .
this guy was perched on a cool fence post and allowed us to get quite close (see last pic), then he took off, smashed an unsuspecting striated pardalote, and returned to the fence to feed! an amazing experience seeing their speed and agility. they often hunt and catch dragon flies!
they also have an interesting scientific name 😜
oh and by the way, thanks to all of you lovely people that voted yes to seeing raptors all week! 🙌🙏
sorry to those that aren’t so keen but you’ve been outvoted .
1,141 1453 weeks ago
Eyes on the world...⠀ #nationalearthday 🌎 the survival of this sweet baby olive baboon is dependant how we treat the planet we live on. we have a choice, they don’t. lets make a difference, get involved, spread the word, visit www.earthday.org. ⠀
🐒 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced since it was introduced in the 1950’s all of which still exists⠀
🐒 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in our oceans each. there’s more micro-plastic in the ocean than stars in the sky⠀
🐒 500 million plastic straws are used every day in america alone⠀
🐒 100 billion plastic bags are used every year⠀
these stats are just a micro drop of the billion ways we are destroying their planet. research, educate, make choices that will make a difference 💚🌎💚🌎⠀
Sorry for the re-upload, i just wanted this photo to participate in the @nikonuknordic competition 😬✌🏼
200 303 hours ago
Portrait of nature’s perfection...⠀
the reticulated giraffe is a classic portrait of african wildlife, however this beautiful creature is in jeopardy. the iucn red list states a 77% decrease in the east african population of the reticulated giraffe from 1990-2016. leading causes of decline are listed as habitat loss, due to increased population and farming, drought, and illegal hunting. it would be a sad day when the only place left to see these spectacular animals is in a photo like this one. there are several excellent organizations such as www.giraffeconservation.org and www.awf.org where you can learn more and how to help ❤️🦒🙏.⠀