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Arribada by Tui De Roy
 
18 May 2022 12:00 am
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On the shores of Oaxaca, Mexico thousands the sea turtles appear for their annual nesting season called 'arribada', or arrival. Masses of endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtles swarm the beaches to lay their fertilized eggs in nests they dig in the sandy beach. Each turtle will lay 80 to 100 round soft-shell eggs in a shallow nest before heading back to the ocean. These eggs are a prime nutritious target for local birds such as vultures and tropic birds.~~Tui De Roy takes to the beach to watch the spectacle from arrival of the females, laying of eggs and the eventual hatching of the lucky ones. She also shares images of volunteers from the NGO Camapmento Tortuguero who collect a portion of these eggs to hatch them in captivity then release the hatchlings into to ocean to give them a fighting chance.
 
Beautiful Birds from BIA
 
10 Aug 2022 12:00 am
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Known as a strong source for avian photographer, BIA brings us another selection of birds featuring behavior like a courting Ruddy Duck blowing bubbles, an Acorn Woodpecker adding to its winter cache of nuts and Hoopoes feeding their demanding chicks.
 
Borneo Beckoning by Chien Lee
 
28 Mar 2022 12:00 am
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As a trained biologist Chien captures remarkable images of the region's landscapes and denizens with an eye to the unusual behavior and adaptations of his subjects. Nocturnal creatures such as a wide-eyed tarsier and nectar-feeding bat cohabitate with centipedes and snakes in this gallery of images which includes newly-discovered species and a stick insect named in his honor - Pseudodiacantha chieni
 
Marakele Elephants by Pete Oxford
 
1 Jun 2022 12:00 am
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The Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, as its Tswana name suggests, has become a 'place of sanctuary' for an impressive variety of wildlife due to its location in the transitional zone between the dry western and moister eastern regions of South Africa. Pete Oxford brings us along to track an elephant herd in this northern region near the border with Botswana. He captures images of the herd feeding on mineral licks, fighting, swimming and grazing in this gallery of new photographs.
 
Monterey Bay by Chase Dekker
 
28 Mar 2022 12:00 am
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California's Monterey Bay is teeming with life and Chase Dekker is on the water to capture images of this marine haven. Huge feeding humpback whales, pods of orcas and feeding sea otters are included in this gallery of ocean creatures in the Pacific.
 
Namibia by Theo Allofs
 
3 Aug 2022 12:00 am
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Theo shares the stark beauty of Namibia's sweeping sand dunes and its denizens in this gallery of new images. With some of the highest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei, a growing elephant population and some of the clearest night skies this South African country is a land of superlatives.
 
New images from Biosphoto
 
6 Jun 2022 12:00 am
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Contorting flamingos, naughty foxes and peaceful heathlands are included in this gallery of new images from our French supplier, Biosphoto. As usual, their new submission of photographs includes landscapes, animal behavior and environmental issues.
 
Orca Versus Grey Whale
 
6 Jul 2022 12:00 am
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Chase Dekker shares an amazing experience he witnessed while out on the Monterey Bay in California:~~"While out on my sunrise photo workshop we found a pod of orcas miles out who then responded to the call of another pod behind us. We sped alongside them as they raced and porpoised to join the hunt where then a powerful and emotional battle ensued for nearly 2 hours. The gray whale mother, nearly 45 feet in length, did everything she could to protect her calf, but the large collection of orcas were too resilient and powerful for her to overcome. Unfortunately for her, no help was nearby as occasionally humpbacks will rush in to help, but she was on her own. Here, a killer whale grabs on to the pectoral fin (side flipper) of the gray whale calf as they attempt to weaken and separate it from the gargantuan mother. In the end, the mother continued her journey north towards Alaska and the orcas continued to feast for two days. "~~This gallery features the interactions between the species and some stunning photos of local Orca pods.
 
Welcome Home Diego by Tui De Roy
 
16 Aug 2022 12:00 am
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Diego is an old male Española saddleback tortoise, Chelonoidis hoodensis, and his journey is nothing short of extraordinary.  His nickname comes from the four decades he spent at the San Diego Zoo after being taken from his native land by an early 20th century scientific expedition. The Zoo generously him returned to Galapagos in 1977 to join the captive breeding program that was started by the Charles Darwin Research Station, and later expanded by the Galapagos National Park Directorate on Santa Cruz Island. During this time, Diego was an active contributor to the team and was famous for fathering around 40% of the thousands of baby tortoises hatched at the facility for reintroduction to their island of origin.~~Over five decades, the breeding colony’s collective efforts helped to repatriate 2,000 tortoise toddlers to Española and reached a state of natural recruitment—meaning enough native-born tortoises make it to reproductive age to continue to sustain the species. They even began to repopulate Santa Fe, as the island’s extinct species were also saddlebacks. Now, at last, Diego is home on Espanola Island having retired from his job with the captive breeding program -  mission accomplished, his species saved.  All he needs is a fruit or spiny pad to fall from the cactus in whose shade he waits for the next rainy season to green up his island once more.
 
Woodland Caribou by Mark Raycroft
 
27 Apr 2022 12:00 am
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In the breathtaking and rugged landscapes of Canada's Newfoundland territory our photographer Mark Raycroft photographed Woodland Caribou throughout the autumn.~~"The privilege of filming the entire rut from the early stages of the pre-rut through to post-rut, created plenty of opportunity to witness and photograph an incredible diversity of behavior.~~The herds that we encountered during our travels featured all age groups, but not as many calves as we’d like to see (they’re incredibly cute!), and during the rut, only one mature bull, as they harem up for those few weeks…unless a contender arrives to challenge for dominance and breeding rights."~~This gallery features courtship and territorial behavior, family groups and yes, some of those cute calves.
 
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