Filipe DeAndrade@filipe_deandrade

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Alligators are the first animals I fell in Love with. They are complicated, vital apex predators and just so damn great at surviving. Going to @uflorida allowed me to get up close to gators and spend a lot of time observing them. Some call them lazy, but those who study them know they're opportunistic. The true architects of the wetlands. See you soon gators. #shotonred


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Ive wanted to see a Great Hammerhead Shark for a long time now. The beautiful female named Pocahontas at Tiger Beach was the first one Ive ever seen, what a legendary first. Photographed while on the @jim_abernethy Shark Tour for a new @natgeo project called "Worth More Alive." Video out soon. #worthmorealive


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Neotropical Rattlesnake in Costa Rica. Herping is the act of actively searching for amphibians or reptiles. Why would someone go in search of a snake that has powerful neurotoxic venom, because at a respectable distance they are amazing to observe and beyond beautiful. πŸ“Έ for @natgeowild @natgeo #wilduntamed


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The Great Horned Owl. Every ounce of this stank eye was well deserved as I am not worthy of taking this majestical creatures photo.


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Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico is one of the greatest places in the world to see birds....wings down. We were lucky enough to film 3 of our episodes there for Untamed Season 1. Every day the mountains swallowed the sun as the Sandhill Cranes flew overhead. Ho@see it for yourself. @friendsofbosquedelapache


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My favorite side to be on of a Great Hammerhead. I photographed this beautiful female at Tiger Beach, Bahamas while out with @jim_abernethy You can see how the shape of her head is conducive to scanning the ocean floor in search of Stingrays. Large Shark encounters are becoming more and more popular as people are realizing that everything we've been told about these vital creatures by the entertainment industry is a complete lie. Jim Abernethy discovered Tiger Beach over 20 years ago and has been taking people to see the awe-inspiring, and true side of these misunderstood predators. I shot this on assignment for a new video coming out titled "Worth More Alive." Stay tuned, and I hope to see you in the ocean enjoying and protecting our natural resources. Stay Wild my friends. Share Shark photos using #worthmorealive


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Photographed with @brianmoghari @sicomonoresort // The tadpoles developing in this photo belong to the Red-Eyed Tree Frog of Costa Rica. Soon, they'll drop into a temporary pond and then grow into one of the most recognizable amphibians on the planet. If you've been lucky enough to see a Red-Eyed Tree Frog in the wild, please tag me in one of your photos. Photographed @greentiquewildliferefuge.cr in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. For more wildlife adventures follow me and @brianmoghari


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This Leopard cub is enjoying the fruits of his mothers labor. She hauled this 100+ pound impala carcass into a tree so@that other predators wouldn't steal it. Evolution has rewarded each African cat differently. But in my opinion, the Leopard stacks up the most attributes. πŸ“Έ for my first assignment with @natgeo @natgeowild


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African Penguins kissed by the sun. When I was in Cape Town, SA, I made it my morning routine to wake up to these beautiful hunnies. I rented an all white cargo van and slept in it for a month and a half so I could park myself next to the action. Van life, Penguins and Africa...take me back. Shot for my first assignment with @natgeo @natgeowild


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Great Hammerheads are a marvel. They are the largest of all Hammerhead species growing up to 21ft in length. Their massive heads scan the ocean floor like a metal detector in search of their favorite food, Stingrays. Special sensing organs called Ampullae of Lorenzini are spread across their heads and pick up the electrical currents of their would be prey. This beautiful female is named Pocahontas because of her markings. I photographed her in the Bahamas this weekend with @jim_abernethy for my first @natgeo assignment of 2019 called "Worth More Alive." Since declaring their waters as a marine protected site, the Bahamas has generated over 100 million dollars annually towards eco-tourism, with Sharks being the attraction. Its time we change our perception on Sharks because the oceans and therefore we, depend on the health of our blue planet. Stay tuned for the release of the video and share your Shark photos with me using the #worthmorealive I'm declaring 2019 the year of Sharks. Much Love wildlife warriors. #worthmorealive #shotonred #shotongates


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I like to share, just not my ice cream. This Fiery-throated Hummingbird feels the same way. Filmed with @brianmoghari in @quetzalsparadise for "Untamed Costa Rica."


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Sea Turtles are perfect oceanic ambassadors. The crustaceans they feed on break apart and fertilize the ocean floor, they carry other living organisms on their carapace (back shell) and the females transfer nutrients from the ocean to land while nesting. Beyond that, they're adorable and make it easy for people to admire as a symbol of why we should protect our oceans. This video has Olive Ridleys and Greens, but in Costa Rica you can see 5 out of the worlds 7 species of Sea Turtles. If you want to check out the latest episode that features Sea Turtle hatchlings, head over to the "Untamed" facebook page. See you there Wildlife Warriors.


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