Christian Ziegler@christianziegler

Tropical biologist turned photojournalist for NatGeo.

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Christian Ziegler

The White-bellied heron is the most endangered bird of Bhutan – with less the 20 breeding pairs (2018 census). The white-bellied heron depends of large rivers, but many hydroelectric dams now interupt these waterways reducing habitat and foraging grounds.

Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. @natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation #liveforthestory


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A Gee's Golden Langur (Trachypithecus geei) in a forest near Tingtibi. This female licks his hands to eat ‘dirt’ with minerals – it helps her to digest the leaves. Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with @jorisvanalphen and @uwicer in #Bhutan.

@natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation #liveforthestory


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A pair of rufous-necked hornbills. This is an endangered bird, less then 10.000 are left.

Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with @jorisvanalphen and @uwicer in #Bhutan.

@natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation #liveforthestory


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A collection of fruits and seeds from Manas National Park in May.

Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with @jorisvanalphen and @uwicer in #Bhutan.

@natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation #liveforthestory


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The black-necked crane is a wintering guest at 3200 meters ! During the summer they are in Tibet above 5000 meters !.They arrive in November and stay until March.

Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with @jorisvanalphen and @uwicer in #Bhutan.

@natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation #liveforthestory


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A offering of Butter lamps in a temple. Bhutan in a Buddhist nation. Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with @jorisvanalphen and @uwicer in #Bhutan. @natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation #liveforthestory


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A porcupine triggers my camera trap at 3000 meters.

Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with @jorisvanalphen and @uwicer in #Bhutan.

@natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation #liveforthestory


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We set up 7 camera traps in Manas National Park. Some traps are aiming to get a tiger, some others get smaller cats… We took a lot of time to camouflage the traps… we will see. Thank you very much to @peli_uk for supplying the Peli cases and to @pauljohnbayfield for his help to modify the cases ! We are hopeful !! Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with @jorisvanalphen and @uwicer in #Bhutan.

@natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation


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Christian Ziegler

We set up 7 camera traps in Manas National Park. Some traps are aiming to get a tiger, some others get smaller cats… We took a lot of time to camouflage the traps… we will see. Thank you very much to @peli_uk for supplying the Peli cases and to @pauljohnbayfield for his help to modify the cases ! We are hopeful !! Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with @jorisvanalphen and @uwicer in #Bhutan. @natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation


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A male Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) it’s a pheasant and I think it’s the most beautiful bird in the Himalayas ! Monals are migrants in altitude. I found this bird at 4200 meters in the wintering grounds. In the summer they are sometimes above 5500 meters ! Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with @jorisvanalphen and @uwicer in #Bhutan. @natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation #liveforthestory


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A male rufous-necked hornbill. This is an endangered bird, less then 10.000 are left. Here we see a male rufouse-nacked hornbill waiting for a crab to eat next to a little stream. Photo by @christianziegler , @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant. Together with @jorisvanalphen and @uwicer in #Bhutan. @natgeo #insidenatgeo #conservation #liveforthestory #manasnationalpark


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