@tbfrost | It almost seems this little snake is saying, “Hey there! How’s it going?” Of course, it actually meant something closer to, ""Please leave me alone.” Many snakes are not aggressive as some people claim, but they are defensive. And, no, snakes don’t chase people. Not even cottonmouths. See video in my bio link @tbfrost's for proof. Anyway, I remain grateful this beautiful black-skinned parrot snake stopped long enough for a picture as I continue my two-year-long project on snakes. Want to see to see more snake portraits? Head over to @tbfrost
@charles808 . The western tarsier (Cephalopachus bancanus) is the only fully carnivorous primate, feeding on insects, bats, reptiles, and even birds. With a head that spins over 180 degrees, and the largest eyes to skull size of any mammal makes this species perfectly adapted for hunting by night. #tarsier#borneo#wildlife
@Chrisburkard. Near home in California. At 3,000 ft above sea level, the exposed trails of these coastal mountains feels like you could literally dive right into the ocean. Between the endless hiking trails and world class surf, the Golden State truly is a playground of the outdoors enthusiast.
@kiliiiyuyan // An Alaskan Brown Bear swims in the turbulent waters downstream of Brooks Falls, in @katmainpp. This bear was forced to search for salmon downstream of the best spots because of its lower position in the bear hierarchy at the falls. It’s an unusual situation. The great richness of the sockeye run from Bristol Bay brings one of the highest concentrations of brown bears on earth. Follow me @kiliiiyuyan for more images like this from across the Alska, the Arctic and beyond. #bear#alaska#katmai#wildlife
@geosteinmetz | Majiek Gai Chan, 15, lies on the ground after being cut with the knife that will mark him as a man in #Nuer society. This ancient custom was once common throughout #SouthSudan, but has become increasingly rare as youth choose to keep their tribal identity more private and become socially accepted in the modern world. The boys are cut in birth order, and were all eager to follow the tradition of their people. Shortly after the cutting, one proud father sacrificed a cow to celebrate the manhood of his first son, and shared the meat with the village. #anthropology in the 21st Century. To see more follow @geosteinmetz
@FransLanting Bullfrogs in the Kalahari Desert lead secret lives. For most of the year they hide underground, encased in a protective membrane, until the first heavy downpours bring them back to the surface. By the edge of a rain-filled pool near the Okavango Delta, I crept up to this male on hands and knees to create a portrait of seasonal rebirth, expressed in a face larger than life. By using a wide angle lens I was able to make him look bigger than he was and capture a sense of his surroundings as well. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more close encounters with the wild.