Yesterday I saw the chick for the first time! Exciting to know that the raccoons, crows and hawks didn't get to it. There was almost always one adult standing guard. #heron#nesting#birds#natgeocreative#baby
Always special to see any wildlife, but extra special to encounter a polar bear! We found this one sleeping, and it really didn't want to wake up. It did eventually get up from its nap and moved on most probably to sleep some more..... every year I go to the arctic less and less ice. #polarbear#arctic#natgeoexpeditions#ice#natgeocreative
Endangered Species day! Sharing with you one of my favorite birds, the New Zealand Kea. Endemic to New Zealand, the worlds only alpine parrot is under threat by introduced mammals like sloats and possums as they nest on the ground. If you go to Milford sound you are likely to see them near the tunnel as they like to receive handouts from tourists, and to rip the rubber off the car trimmings. #birds#nature#flight#photography#newzealand#endangeredspecies@natgeocreative
Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day! A rare, endangered Whooping Crane with Sandhill Cranes migrating north with a stop at the Platte River in Nebraska. Only about 450 Whooping cranes in the wild. The Sandhill cranes stop along the Platte every year in February/March to fatten up on the grain from the fields from the pervious year’s harvest. It is a spectacular sight, and one can observe them via bird blinds along the river thru the Audubon Society. #birdmigration#birds#nature#photography#audubonsociety@natgeocreative
Scablands of eastern Washington. When the ice dam broke and all that water went rushing toward the sea it took most of the soil with it. This photo is from the edge of the Palouse or the outer edge of the great rush of water. Imagine if you were on this hilltop as the water rushed around you taking everything with it. Shot from a Cessna 172 fixed wing plane.
The power of water at Palouse Falls! Imagine a dam made of ice creating a lake the size of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario combined. Imagine that ice dam breaking and a torrent of water with ten times the combined flow of all the world’s rivers barreling into eastern Washington, reaching speeds approaching 80 miles an hour stripping all the soil and more. I will be posting images from an assignment for NatGeo called Scablands. You can see the story here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/channeled-scablands/ #waterfall#drama#nature#washington@natgeocreative@natgeo@thephotosociety
Guanacos posing in front of the towers of Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. It was a bit of a hike to get up to where the Guanacos were feeding, but being patient and waiting for the moment was much more difficult! #nature#photography#beauty#patagonia#chile#guanaco