If you find a fawn, please leave it be! I follow a wildlife rehabilitation account (@fuzzyfawn) and there are so many accounts of fawns taken away from their mothers by people who think that they're abandoned. I know these people mean well, but there should be more education on wildlife and what to do if you encounter it.
I live in whitetail country, and my property has a ton of deer families so we see moms and their babies often. It's important to know that if you see a fawn alone, it's mother is close by. Momma deer leave their baby somewhere hidden and safe, and they go elsewhere (close by) to eat. If you approach the baby, you'll only be stressing the mother and baby. Please keep away from fawns (even for photos). If you're really concerned for the baby, call a local veterinarian or wildlife rehab center. For more info on the topic (and for cute photos!) please visit @fuzzyfawn. I'm not an expert and I'm just spreading the word. 🦌
The are the most numerous birds on earth.
They are called Red-billed Quelea.
During the late summer they gather in flocks tens of thousands in number feeding on grass seeds in open grassy plains such as is available here at Singita Lebombo. Nesting colonies can be vast & be home to hundreds of thousands of nests.
We've enjoyed quality sightings of these tiny birds over the past 2 days. It's not only about the "big stuff" 😉
Cheeky is safe with the NC State Turtle Rescue! I realized that those cute cheeks were actually an infection ... I was informed that it is easily treatable though! So now he is in their care and I will be updated on his condition and eventual release.
Animals are so amazing. It was a warm sunny day and as soon as he got out in the sunshine he had to boogie. He was wiggling and stink-eyeing me and stretching his head out as far as it would go! I put him down in a shady spot so he could move about and he actually snuggled up to my shoe. I never got the impression that he was at all attached to me but that was cute as hell and maybe he understood that I wanted to help. Who knows. I just love reptiles 🦎 ❤️ #reptile#turtle#boxturtle#easternboxturtle#nc#ncstate#turtlerescue#wildliferehab#wildliferehabilitation#wildlife#nature
Showed G the little baby bunnies in our back yard...🐇
I'm so happy to teach my little man about wildlife also how to respect the animals that grow and live around him.
(Don't worry, we didn't touch them and I made sure to cover their home up again)
#Repost @worldpressphoto (@get_repost)
Hello, my name is Jaime Rojo (@jaimerojo) and I am a Spanish photographer working on stories about wildlife and nature conservation. This week I will be taking over the World Press Photo Instagram feed to share with you some of my work #WPPh2017
Monarch Butterfly 3/5 – When the sun warms up the colony millions of butterflies start to fly breaking the silence of the forest with a remarkable sound. Video adds a completely different perspective to my projects, so I will be posting some short clips during these days #video#action#wildlife#mexico#monarchbutterfly
Pecho Amarillo / Brown-and-yellow Marshbird / encontramos un grupo de estos al borde del camino con mi amada @golondrinaperegrina y tal como en otros viajes más pajaristicos, detuvimos de golpe el auto y estas bellas aves me esperaron para poder captarlas al atardecer / we found a group of this birds at the side of the road with my love, and like other birding trips we stopped the car right away and they waited for me to capture them with my camera at the sunset.
"We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth." ― Henry Beston PC: @yourehilarious