New acrylic titled 'When the grass was greener'. It is estimated that one fifth of the worlds coral reefs have been destroyed through rising global temperatures, over fishing and pollution. This new piece is a dedication to the wildlife that are impacted by this.
Photo by @charlotteonsafari Very unusual sighting in Yala a crocodile eating a pangolin. Pangolins are endangered, nocturnal and very difficult to see. They have thick scales made of keratin that protect them, and would have made it difficult for this croc to eat. He has to hit it back and forth in the water to break apart the pieces like he is doing here. The natural world never ceases to surprise and amaze. #nature#wildlife#pangolin#crocodile#endangered#amazing
POACHERS THREATEN TO BURN SEA SHEPHERD SHIPS IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ.
Sea Shepherd has just been given a violent ultimatum. Poachers have demanded that Sea Shepherd ships leave the Sea of Cortez and abandon the Vaquita OR they will burn our ships.
In the face of this threat we must stand our ground for the endangered Vaquita. We cannot retreat from the violent threats of criminals. These poachers are illegally setting nets for the Totoaba fish and in the process killing the vaquita and hundreds of other animals including sharks, dolphins, whales and sea-lions.
Sea Shepherd crews on the SAM SIMON and the FARLEY MOWAT are locating illegal activities with drones and confiscating illegally set gill nets and cutting animals out of these nets, most dead but some still alive.
These are not honest fishermen making these threats. These are violent poachers intent upon the destruction of anything that stands in the way of their illicit profiteering. The bladders of the Totoaba fish fetch $20K a kilo in China and this price tag has attracted thugs with backgrounds in smuggling drugs.
Sea Shepherd has requested security backup from the police and from the Mexican Navy.
#save the #vaquita. There are only 30 left. Highly #endangered and on the brink of #extinction. The rapid fall of the population is a direct result of rampant illegal trade in an endangered fish species, the totoaba, which is caught in gillnets that entangle vaquitas. Go to the temporary link in our bio to help out #today!
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Photo by @TimLaman. Lesser Bird-of-Paradise male high in the rain forest canopy. One of the bird-of-paradise species found in Misool Island. On our first morning in the forest on Misool, we heard males calling and spotted them in the canopy. Didn’t get a chance to photograph them there, so sharing this shot from a previous trip in W. Papua where the same species occurs. Getting a shot like this requires at least a few days to locate the right tree where males are displaying, climbing and rigging a blind in the canopy and then returning in the early morning to shoot. @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative, #Indonesia, #RajaAmpat, #Misool, #IndonesiaBiodiversity, @TimLaman.