Nat Geo WILD is a network all about animals & nature from National Geographic.
Nat Geo WILD is a network all about animals & nature from National Geographic.
Video 🎥 by @alexbraczkowski An African lionesses milk is one of the most protein and fat rich substances on earth. It’s made up of about 10% protein and ~20 % fat! I filmed these 2 lion cubs enjoying a lazy afternoon feeding on their moms milk in southwestern Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lion cubs double in size from about 1.6 kg to 3.2 kg in just the first month of life. Follow me @alexbraczkowski for more big cat facts ✊🦁 . . . . . #lion #lioness #mother #bigcat #cats #catlife #catoftheday #wilderness
Photo by @stevewinterphoto I wanted to share this image which to me captures the beautiful bond between tiger mother and cub - this was the cover of my book “Tigers Forever” which I wrote with my partner @sharon .guynup 🐯 Mothers are an inspiration for so many of my images and are the light of this world 🌍 Did you know that tiger moms make the most beautiful gift to their daughters when they reach about 2.5 years of age: they give them a piece of their home range, a place to call home for themselves. Big cats are not as different from humans as we think! 🦁 Follow me @stevewinterphoto for more shots of big cats around the world 🐯 . . . . . #tiger #tigerlove #moms #mother #wild #wildlife #beauty #tigress #india #magicalindia #asia
Photo by @anai .colyer // The Florida Sandhill crane is one of five sandhill crane sub-species found throughout North America. Unlike the other sub-species, the Florida Sandhill crane are non-migratory. They reside in the wetlands and uplands that span from southeastern Georgia down to the Florida everglades. Due to their natural habitats being converted over for human use they’re listed as Threatened in the state of Florida. If you ever find yourself in the presence of one of these magnificent birds admire them from a distance and please don’t feed any wildlife. Follow @anai .colyer to see more of our natural world from above and below the water.
Photo by Keith Ladzinski @ladzinski | An osprey on the move with a fresh meal in its talons. Osprey are prodigious hunters and can be found on 6 of the 7 continents around the world.
Photo by @brianmoghari // Atlantic spotted dolphins in the clear waters of the Bahamas. @filipe_deandrade and I were filming and photographing great hammerheads and were greeted by a family of atlantic spotted dolphins. They clearly stole the show that day. Follow @brianmoghari for more marine beauties. 🐬
Photo by @daisygilardini | The hippopotamus is not one of “The Big Five” game animals in Africa, but perhaps it should be. The term was coined by hunters to describe to five most difficult animals to hunt in Africa: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard. Hippopotamuses are dangerous animals, aggressive and unpredictable, even though they’re vegetarians. They are huge animals. Males can reach up to 1500 kilos (3’310 lbs ). That makes them the third largest land mammal, after elephants and rhinos. They’re different from the other two, though, because they’re semi-aquatic. They spending most of their day in the water, and graze on land during the night. Contrary to what many people think, their diet consists almost entirely of grass and not aquatic plants. They’re territorial in water, but not so much on land. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #africa #hippopotamus #botswana #chobenationalpark #wildlifephotography
📸 By @agoetzfilm - This is how I feel about this week… this barred owl chick had just left the nest the night before, and is now in the "branching," phase of it's young life. During this time, owlets will climb around in trees and bushes and begin building the muscles needed to fly. To see more wildlife, follow @agoetzfilm #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #natgeo
Photo @jasonedwardsng Anyone who has ever owned a cat or watched a documentary about Lions, will have seen and learned about their love of sleep. The figures vary but it’s fair to say the these big cats sleep the vast majority of the day away. . I’ve watched them snooze beneath a scorching midday sun, in howling wind and even in the rain. But when they wake they are quite literally a different cat altogether. . A yawn can turn into a roar and then into a snarl all in one movement. That is one of the wonders of felines, and humans have been fascinated by their behaviour and antics for thousands of years. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild #jasonedwardsng #bigcat #kenya #lionking
Photo by @amivitale | One of the last two northern white rhinos on the planet grazes on the wide open savannah of @olpejeta Conservancy in northern Kenya. Hopefully soon, thanks to the tireless work of a consortium of scientists from Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research ( @leibnizizw ) #Avantea , @OlPejeta Conservancy, @KenyaWildlifeService and @SafariParkDvurKralove , more of these majestic creatures will roam the earth. In December, the team conducted the second ever ovum pick up conducted on the species. The harvested oocytes (immature egg cells ) were transported immediately to the Avantea Laboratory in Italy where they were incubated, matured and fertilized. One viable embryo was created. That embryo joins the two others created last August. Currently stored in liquid nitrogen, the plan is to transfer them into a surrogate southern white rhino mother in the near future. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are now one critical step closer to saving this ancient species from certain extinction. Learn more, including how to get involved, by following @amivitale @olpejeta and @BioRescue_Project ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @bmbf .bund @leibnizgemeinschaft @MinistryOfTourismAndWildlifeKE @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @photography .for.good #northernwhiterhinos #dontletthemdisappear #kenya #rhinos #saverhinos
Photo by @sandesh_kadur on assignment for #wildcatsofindia ・・・ Snow leopard selfie 🤳 When capturing one on camera becomes too difficult, then best to leave some @technology out there to do the job for you. . I have a love / hate relationship with cameratraps- I love them a lot when they actually work... #felisimages #bigcatsofinstagram #wildcatsofindia #bigcatkingdom #mammalwatching #ladakh #himalaya #incrediblehimalaya #snowleopard
Photo by @journeying_justin | A ground pangolin is on the prowl for some delicious termites in the desert of Namibia. This animal has an extremely long tongue that it uses to slurp up insects living in tunnels beneath the sand and in rotting wood. They also have strong front claws to dig around in search of food. . This animal is endangered across its range due to the misconception that its scales, made.of flattened modified hair, can be used medicinally. Unfortunately, as a result, this is one of the most trafficked animals in the world. . The pangolin is receiving a lot of attention in recent months for its connection to the COVID-19 outbreak as researchers found a very close match between the human virus and the virus a pangolin was carrying. As all wildlife is transported thousands of miles away from their native habitat through often unregulated trade, there is always the risk of being exposed to deadly new viruses. This has occured several times in the last few decades and will likely continue until the illegal wildlife trade is ended. Follow @journeying_justin for more wildlife content. #nationalgeographic #natgeowild #natgeo #wildlife #conservation
Photo by @daisygilardini Iconic images are those that trigger feelings and emotions in the viewer They're often symbolic of a place or event. Some of the most iconic images in Africa are sunsets, especially when they include elephants and acacia trees. It's hard not to fall into an "already seen/already done" trap when shooting sunsets, however. It's easy be boring or banal without realizing it. I always get excited at sunsets when I'm in the field. I always hope for something slightly different, though, something that catches my eye in the challenge to escape banality. It is difficult, and most of the time I fail miserably. This does not stop me from shooting, though, and I deeply enjoy the magical show of colours in Nature. There were two things that caught my attention in this image: the rim light around the elephant caused by the elephant's long hair, and the birds flying by, catching all the little bugs that come out at dusk. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #africa #elephant #botswana #chobenationalpark #wildlifephotography
Video by @sandesh_kadur @bhuvangogoigmailcom || A tiger in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India takes advantage of a cow that tripped and falls into the grassland... cows entering protected areas for grazing often fall prey to predators and in India the Tiger is the top predator in these moist grasslands of Kaziranga. #wildcatsofindia #felisimages @felis_creations
Photo 📷 by @alexbraczkowski There are a few places in #australia where Eastern Grey Kangaroos roam the beach and @capehillsboroughtouristpark is one of them. Each morning at about 5 am, at the crack of dawn these kangaroos and Agile wallabies feed on seaweed and mangrove seed pods. It’s an incredible sight to see these marsupials on the beach shore. Follow me @alexbraczkowski for more wildlife shots 🇦🇺 . . . . . #kangaroo #wallaby #capehillsborough #mackay #australia #oz
Photo of @filipe_deandrade // Wildlife experiences are the best. They usually come as a surprise and when the encounter is engaged by the animal...it's even more emotionally delicious. This is a pod of Atlantic Spotted Dolphins that we came across while diving with @naturetrustoftheamericas in the Bahamas. After spending the day with 11 different Great Hammerheads, these charismatic Dolphins showed up out of nowhere and stole the show. What do you do in that moment? Go with it! If Dolphins want to play, who am I to let them down? Photo taken by @brianmoghari follow @filipe_deandrade for more wildlife adventures.
Photo @jasonedwardsng The iridescence of a coral reef at night. Flashes of chemically generated light in the depths, bioluminescence, emerge from the darkness like phantoms. Other creatures equally dazzling in the sunlight, erupt in neon beneath the burst of a camera strobe. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild #jasonedwardsng #tonga
Video 🎥 by @alexbraczkowski I shot this video with @luke_ochse and @stevewinterphoto on the Kasenyi plains of Uganda. This was a moment when we saw seven fully grown 400lb lions awkwardly wedges into a euphorbia tree. This male peeked out of the thick branches for a moment and I snapped this short video. Lions like leopards don’t have much trouble getting up a tree but it’s the getting down that proves problematic! Leopards are far more nimble and even the largest males seldom get to 190 lbs. Falling, or jumping onto the bushes below are the two main strategies lions use to get down from trees (neither being particularly graceful! ). Follow me @alexbraczkowski for more shots of African lions 🦁 . . . . . #lion #king #kings #beauty #lionsofinstagram #catsofig #uganda #wilderness #wild
Video by @bertiegregory // A male polar bear opens an eye during a nap on west coast of the Hudson Bay, Canada. This male bear was in no rush. He was waiting near to the water’s edge in anticipation for the big freeze: an annual event when the ocean turns into a rock-solid ice pathway. This ice allows him to hunt his primary prey, the ringed seal. To see this guy in action and to learn more about polar bears’ incredible lives, check out my online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ on National Geographic Youtube. Follow @bertiegregory for more on the series. #bear #arctic #cold #snow #wildlife
Photo by @daisygilardini | Milk is extremely important, and unique to every species because it contains specific nutrients and antibodies. Polar bear’s milk has a creamy texture, according to University of Alberta biologist Andrew Derocher. It’s a bit chalky, salty and fishy — fishy, because it has a lot of oils which come from the bears’ diet of seal blubber. It is salty and chalky because of its mineral content, which includes sodium. It’s creamy because of the high fat content, which varies depending on the age of the cubs. The younger the cubs, the fatter the milk. At an early stage, the fat content can be as much as 40%. This is because polar bear cubs are born underdeveloped, and need a certain amount of fat-rich nutrients to sustain their development. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #motherhood #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #canada
Photo 📷 by @alexbraczkowski Peekaboo 🦁 a lioness peers out of the grass with her young son in front of her. I shot this frame with @broganparsonsphoto in the @dulinilodge and it was a moment of unease as this lioness took a look at our camera crane rig. Lions will give you a few cues before they initiate a charge to defend themselves and their young. 1 ) a low growl showing discomfort, 2 ) flattening of the ears, 3 ) flicking of the tail , 4 ) a rush or charge that is meant to discourage the intruder - the lion will not hurt and contact the threat. If these signs are ignored and the lion itself doesn’t flee, it will defend itself and it’s young by charging and potentially wounding the threat. Follow me @alexbraczkowski for more shots of big cats worldwide 🌍 . . . . . #warning #lioness #lionking #lion #lions #bigcat #warning #catsofinstagram #cat
Photo by @journeying_justin | A sleepy young brown fur seal dozes off in the warmth of the sun and to the soft soothing sound of thousands of other fur seals screaming and belching on the beach. Fur seals are not true seals as they have external ear flaps and are closely related to sea lions. . Brown fur seals used to be numerous along the African coast but due to hunting and habitat loss, are only found in a few remaining colonies. This young seal is part of the Cape Cross colony in Namibia. . Follow @journeying_justin for more exciting wildlife content. #natgeowild #natgeo #nationalgeographic #wildlife
Photo @jasonedwardsng Throughout the vast arid regions of the Australian continent the chattering squawks of countless parrot species echo across the land. Few are louder or more Australian than the chorus of the Corella, especially at dawn and sunset when the desert air is cooler. They gather in enormous flocks and sweep across the terrain in the fading outback light. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild #jasonedwardsng #outback #australia
Photo by Keith Ladzinski @ladzinski | At a mere 24 inches at the shoulder, #Klipspringer are among the smaller species in the antelope family. Like all antelope however, they’re remarkably fast, agile and always on the alert. Klipspringers are generally nocturnal and prefer rockier terrain, a topography that suits their climbing abilities well. Photographed in central Zimbabwe.