We are fighting to end the illegal wildlife trade within our lifetimes. Join us. #SaveTheVaquita fundraiser: bit.ly/2pnfS4X
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We are so grateful to @nataliekparra and @keiko_conservation for their support of our work through the sales of their beautiful Hahalua manta rings! Check them out at :
http://bit.ly/2qII8OK #Repost@nataliekparra (@get_repost)
Proceeds from the ring on the left go to @wildaid and proceeds from the ring on the right go to @nakaweproject :)! I worked in design before I got into ocean conservation. I still do it to have a creative outlet and to pay the bills while running @keiko_conservation. I think my two worlds are creeping in on eachother a bit though hahahh. All of my designs seem to be very ocean inspired these days ;)! If you want to do some guilt free shopping you can go snag these on @thessalonikecollection :)!
Happy #endangeredspeciesday! We wanted to highlight the work of @rhinoride2017 and awesome human who his biking with a life size rhino 2000 miles down the west coast to raise awareness and funds for rhino conservation. Best of luck Matt! Bay Area locals- Matt will be in Sf and East Bay tomorrow! Check it his profile to see what activities he is up to. #Repost@rhinoride2017 (@get_repost)
Day 27 - Today Lunar and I have trekked a total of 1,000 miles!!! Everything I do, is in hopes of saving the Chubby Grey Unicorns aka SAVE THE RHINOS! We are only as successful at reaching our goals, with YOUR HELP! Today ended on a high note and also the highest point (I believe) of the ride! Please tag a friend, share, and help us by clicking the link in our bio for more info #rhinoride2017#icaniwill#thelongridetofreethem
Please share. Maxim's is Hong Kong's largest restaurant group, with over 70 outlets in the city still serving #sharkfinsoup. Protect these iconic species and sign this petition to demand that they stop serving #sharkfinsoup: http://bit.ly/2pZ5cZb #Sharks#Shark#SayNoToSharkFin
Need weekend plans? Check out "Tales by Light" @echeng This @Netflix series on photography is a must see. We especially like the #sharkconservation episode with @jim_abernethy ! Thank you Eric and Jim for the continued support of #shark conservation over the years!
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I have spent quite a bit of time in the water with tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier), which is why I experiment so much with photography when sharks are involved. One might think it would be strange to take a 100mm macro lens in the water when photographing such large animals (the ones we typically see are 10-16 feet long), but it allows for the capture of very different perspectives. Front-on portraits in clear water with long lenses make sharks look extremely girthy—more akin to how they look to the eye than the distorted views presented by wide-angle lenses. Long macro lenses also allow for the capture of close-up detail. This is n uncropped photo of a tiger shark's face and eyes taken with Canon 100mm macro lens on a full-frame camera. Tiger Beach, Bahamas. #shark#underwater#bahamas#scuba#diving#tigershark#canon#underwaterphotography
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The photo I'm most proud of this year. As some of you know, "The Chase" was selected by National Geographic as an Editors' Favorite in its 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. Thank you for the continued encouragement and support. More to come in 2017! @natgeo#honored
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The utterly elusive and incredibly cool #Pangolin, showing me his backside, or what my field guide @kosie_lategan referred to as the "African salute" @danahrichardson and I were lucky enough to see two of these amazing mammals on our trip, one in Zimbabwe and the other at @tswalu in South Africa's #kalahari, I still can't believe our luck! Sadly the pangolin is THE most illegally trafficked animal in the world, in nearly all cases for its #keratin scales. It's a sad and ignorant consequence for such an amazing animal. Sincerely grateful to have seen and experienced these moments in the wild with this very special animal.
Amazing footage by @shawnheinrichs of @misoolecoresort in Raja Ampst Indonesia. This conservation success was recently featured on @natgeo. Read more:
http://bit.ly/2p1NBiL #marineconservation#ocean#shark#OceanConservation #Repost@shawnheinrichs with @repostapp
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**Misool Bluewater Shark Baitball: Oceanic blacktip, grey reef, and possible bull sharks join bonito as they pursue fleeing sardines! WATCH THE FULL VIDEO ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE OR ON YOUTUBE BY CLICKING THE LINK IN MY BIO**
This past April, having just returned to @misoolecoresort's jetty after and another brilliant dive with oceanic manta rays on a legendary seamount within the reserve, I noticed a disturbance on the surface with birds in chase, just a few hundred meters south of the jetty. We raced out on the dive tender to investigate, and when I jumped into the water, I discovered bonito and dozens of #sharks hammering a frantic sardine bait ball! These were not just the ordinary reef sharks found on Misool’s reefs, but instead I found myself surrounded by oceanic blacktip sharks, grey reef sharks, and what appeared to be several bull sharks – a species I had personally never seen in Raja Ampat, and had believed to be effectively depleted beyond recovery within the reserve!
Over a decade ago when we started the Misool Marine Reserve project, shark populations were so severely depleted that I never imagined I would witness something so spectacular as shark baitball within the reserve. Beyond the thrilling experience and exciting imagery, this encounter suggested that the benefits of larger coastal marine reserves might extend beyond the reefs and into the blue.
The shark baitball I experienced in Misool is living proof of the incredible resilience of the oceans, and an important reminder that we can make a real difference, if only we give nature a fighting chance! #savesharks#conservation#misool#baitball#underwater#sharks#ocean#indonesia
White rhino populations around the globe have been severely threatened by poaching, with hundreds killed each year by illegal hunters. Tinder is hoping to raise awareness about northern white rhinos with its new profile for Sudan, the last living male northern white rhino. The animals are killed for their horns, which are traded illegally and used in traditional Asian medicines to treat a range of illnesses. They're particularly vulnerable to poaching because they're relatively unaggressive and travel in herds. #JoinTheHerd#SayNoToPoaching#WorthMoreAlive#WhenTheBuyingStopsTheKillingCanToo#Rhino#Rhinos
We are so proud to count you among our #herd@shannon__wild !! #jointheherd#saynotopoaching#saynotoivory#elephants#elephant #Repost@shannon__wild with @repostapp
Poaching elephants for ivory has risen to historical levels over the last several years. In 2013 alone, at least 33,000 elephants were illegally killed, equating to one elephant every 16 minutes. At these rates, a world without elephants in our lifetime is a possibility.
One of the many reasons I'm proud to be a @WildAid ambassador is their mission to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes, and work towards a world where people no longer buy wildlife products such as shark fin, elephant ivory and rhino horn. @WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products by persuading consumers and strengthening enforcement.
This is just one of the incredible conservation organizations the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation supports.
Visit @wildaid and @leonardodicaprio to learn more.
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