Photo @filipe_deandrade // Sharks are incredibly aware of their surroundings. And not just that, but they are respectful of personal space. This beautiful Great Hammerhead in the Bahamas gave me plenty of close-up and ideal photo opportunities, but only after she felt comfortable enough to get close. In this moment, the sun was setting, the current was strong and the Shark was comfortable...ideal settings to make photos. Follow @filipe_deandrade for more wildlife adventures.
Photo by @amivitale // Giant panda Xi Xi's cubs wait in tubs while their cage is cleaned out at the Bifengxia Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in Sichuan Province, China. It takes baby pandas about three months to grow strong enough to take a few steps. My book, Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas, features my long-term work on these adorable ambassadors made on assignment for @natgeo. See more on my feed @amivitale. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety #panda #pandas #babypanda #pandamonium #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photooftheday #endangered #china #conservation #savetheplanet #natureisspeaking #amivitale
Photo @jasonedwardsng A Meerkat pup peers from behind its mother whilst she forages for insects in the sand. One of the most social species of carnivore, the troop functions to protect its territory from other meerkat and also from predators. Individuals stand sentry in shifts giving alarm calls if something dangerous appears. The call sends the entire troop scurrying into burrows for safety. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild #jasonedwardsng #meerkat #botswana #timon #babyanimals
Video by @joelsartore. You can help protect chameleons like this West Usambara two-horned chameleon @houstonzoo by reducing the amount of paper products you use! Native to Tanzania, this species is found only in forest patches within the West Usambara Mountains. The small forest fragments this species calls home are largely impacted by timber removal, and it is not yet known if the chameleons will be able to adapt to the modified habitat that remains. By reducing the amount of paper you use and opting for electronic forms of documents you’re saving trees, protecting the health of forests around the globe and keeping the homes of many species intact for generations to come! For a second look at this species follow me, @joelsartore #chameleon #westusambara #twohornedchameleon #tanzania #gopaperless #savetrees #green #savetogether #photoark
Cougars--like the one pictured here--are the largest cat to live and breed in the USA. They can leap 45 feet horizontally and get eat up to 30 pounds of meat in one go. Watch the premiere of #YellowstoneLive on June 23 at 10/9c.
Photo by @daisygilardini | Harp seals in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in Quebec, Canada give birth to their pups on the pack ice, in February and March each year. They are yellowish in colour at birth, but turn a pure white after a couple of days — hence the label “white coats.” Poor ice conditions over the past few years has deeply affected the pups’ mortality rates. Scientists say that while a single year bad ice won’t affect the population unduly, poor ice patterns over a period of time could have a dramatic and worrying effect on the future of the species. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #climatechange #turningthetide #seal #harpseal #wildlifephotography
Video by @russ_wildlife || Wild dog pups at play, these fascinating animals and their social structures are what makes Africa’s painted wolf so unique even from a young age. We are currently documenting these little pups grow day by day @erindinamibia and I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it is to witness something like this knowing that they are critically endangered. Follow @russ_wildlife for more wildlife moments. #wilddog #paintedwolf #africa
A Lone Bison stands in the snowfields of Hayden Valley. Tune into the premiere of #YellowstoneLive on June 23rd on National Geographic!
Photo by @russ_wildlife || How cute is this little lion cub. We have been in the field following lions for some time now but this particular pride has treated us with some of the most spectacular moments with their cubs on our latest film @makanyilodge Follow @russ_wildlife for more moments in the wild. #africa #wildlife #lion
Photos 📸 by @alexbraczkowski Female leopards have got to hide their cubs well to protect them from hyenas, lions and other leopards! This little cub was hidden in a small grass patch deep in a small tributary of the Timbavati river, South Africa. I could get a few shots before they slinked off and disappeared. Females have to be vigilant as nearly 50% of all leopard cub mortality in the first year of life is because of other leopards, males specifically. They do this to propagate their own genes. By killing the cubs of a female they can mate with her in about a month. It’s a sad reality but a hallmark of big cat society and evolution. This is survival of the fittest 🐆 follow @alexbraczkowski for more shots and facts about big cats 🦁🌍 . . . . . #leopardsofinstagram #cub #kittycat #kitty #cutecats #smallcat #bigcat #africanwildlife #natgeo #natgeowild #naturephotography #photographylovers