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July 13, 2014
Don't Air Show About Teen Who Hunts Endangered Animals! →

ablorg:

About this Petition

19-year-old Kendall Jones has a disturbing hobby — killing big game, namely endangered animals, for sport. She showcases it all on her Facebook page and has a show lined up to air on Sportsman Channel in 2015.

Please sign this petition to tell Comcast, DirecTV,…

(Source: thepetitionsite.com)

July 11, 2014

(Source: thesatinechan, via movetheair)

mamamars62:

WOW! Now thats some magical experience! <3

July 10, 2014
laurajmoss:

Fresh out of the water, newborn sea lion pups roll in sand to protect themselves from the blazing sun in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands.

laurajmoss:

Fresh out of the water, newborn sea lion pups roll in sand to protect themselves from the blazing sun in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands.

astronomy-to-zoology:

Agile Antechinus (Antechinus agilis)

….a species of dasyurid marsupial which is restricted wet and moist forests southeastern corner of Australia. Agile antechinus are mainly insectivorous, feeding on insects and occasionally small vertebrates and berries. Like all members of the genus Antechinus, A. agilis has a short and violet breeding season which causes all the males to die after breeding. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Marsupialia-Dasyuromorphia-Dasyuridae-Antechinus-A. agilis

Images: Mel Williams and Michael Sale

July 9, 2014
theanimalblog:

by: knips2007

theanimalblog:

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myfriendscallmekazzy:

awwh little rawr

(Source: biomorphosis)

funnywildlife:

Bear necessity

(Source: poyzn)

July 7, 2014
astronomy-to-zoology:

Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt)
…a species of megapode (Megapodiidae) which occurs in southern New Guinea, northern Australia and many islands in Wallacea. M. rienwardt typically inhabits a wide range of forests and scrubland. Like other galliform birds orange-footed srubfowl are chiefly terrestrial and will forage for seeds, fallen fruit, and a range of invertebrates. In typical megapode fashion orange-footed scrubfowl do not incubate their eggs with body heat, but instead will build a massive mound of decaying vegetation and sand to keep their eggs incubated. 
Classification
Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Galliformes-Megapodiidae-Megapodius-M. rienwardt
Image: Toby Hudson

astronomy-to-zoology:

Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt)

…a species of megapode (Megapodiidae) which occurs in southern New Guinea, northern Australia and many islands in Wallacea. M. rienwardt typically inhabits a wide range of forests and scrubland. Like other galliform birds orange-footed srubfowl are chiefly terrestrial and will forage for seeds, fallen fruit, and a range of invertebrates. In typical megapode fashion orange-footed scrubfowl do not incubate their eggs with body heat, but instead will build a massive mound of decaying vegetation and sand to keep their eggs incubated. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Galliformes-Megapodiidae-Megapodius-M. rienwardt

Image: Toby Hudson

nubbsgalore:

the timid european ground squirrel, stopping to smell the daisies, photographed in vienna by julian rad, who explains, “you have to be at eye level with the squirrels. that means you have to lay on your stomach for quite a few hours in order to get them in front of your lens. you have to make yourself invisible. it is important that they have no indication you are there.” (see also: more precious lil woodland buddies)

(Source: meinefluchderzeit, via thecarolineo)

July 3, 2014
awwww-cute:

Baby sea turtle swimming

awwww-cute:

Baby sea turtle swimming

July 1, 2014

voiceofnature:

Every time people say animals don’t have feelings, I show them this.

25 Of The Best Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

wonderous-world:

Wolves develop close relationships and strong social bonds. They often demonstrate deep affection for their family and may even sacrifice themselves to protect another member of their pack. Photographer Klein-Hubert captured these photos of a grey wolf and her pups in Canada.

sharkhugger:

via predapix
Possibly one of the largest if not the largest white shark in the world. This 6m class giant appeared out of the gloom down at 23 metres. An absolute behemoth of a shark and in the words of Andrew Fox who has dived with white sharks almost every day for 35+ years, “OH MY GOD”…followed by me saying “She’s not god, she’s bigger!” 

sharkhugger:

via predapix

Possibly one of the largest if not the largest white shark in the world. This 6m class giant appeared out of the gloom down at 23 metres. An absolute behemoth of a shark and in the words of Andrew Fox who has dived with white sharks almost every day for 35+ years, “OH MY GOD”…followed by me saying “She’s not god, she’s bigger!”