When we visited our partner organization (Wildtracks) in Belize, we were quick to find how AMAZING spider monkeys are as a species. Standing close to their enclosure, you might feel a hand on your shoulder. But you'll quickly discover that it's not in fact a hand, but a tail reaching through the chainlink fence, with a curious little monkey on the other end! The spider monkey tail acts as literally another limb - like hands and feet. This allows spider monkeys to be incredibly agile through the canopies! As the most intelligent third world monkeys, this primate is full of behavioural surprises This pic by Eran Gissis
Some of my conservation work for the #bigivy forest shipping out today to the Moss Arts Center on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Very excited to be included as one of twelve artists invited to be a part of the "From These Woods" exhibit; featuring work from and of "the woods". Opening June 8th, and running through August 19th. #dontcutbigivy
Let's celebrate the amazing biodiversity of sharks this International day of biodiversity #biodiversityday#ibd2017 🦈
South Africa is a biodiversity hotspot for sharks, rays and chimaeras (the cartilaginous fishes) with >200 species! Around 1/3 are endemic to the region, meaning they are found nowhere else in the world!
This cute little critter is called the pyjama shark, named due to the stripey patterning like pyjamas. It likes hanging out in kelp forests and rocky reefs and are friendly fellas to dive with
South Africa has a great biodiversity of catsharks, most of which are endemic. I absolutely LOVE these guys and am lucky to research them for my PhD 🏽
South Africa really is the best place to be for a shark nerd and scientist like me 🤓🦈SO lucky to be here doing what I love
. @steve_woods_photography Check out his insta for stunning shark images!
I was 15 and visiting the home of the spirit bear on Princess Royal Island when our guide spotted the seal swimming close to the boat that was our home away from home. I was struck by the strange looking sea creature, as well as its size.
More than anything, I wanted to photograph it, but alas darkness was setting in and I had no chance to capture the moment.
Spending very little time on the ocean, much to my dismay, I wondered when I would have another opportunity to observe an elephant seal in the wild. After all, they are animals that spend 80% of their life in the water – and can remain under water, away from prying eyes, for 100 minutes at a time, more than any other non-cetacean.
Little did I know I would have a second shot at photographing this seal species in the most unlikely of places.
When you think of elephant seals, you think size. They’re monsters, weighing upwards of 5000 lbs in the north pacific. You also think of their elephant-like faces. And you probably think of a remote, rocky outcropping as their home.
Almost certainly, when you think elephant seal, you don’t think cities or, more specifically, Vancouver.