Kimberly Coates@kimcoatesphoto

đź“Ť Los Angeles, CA
đź“· Conservation + Adventure Photographer
đź“© kimcoatesphotography@gmail.com

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Kimberly Coates

// Sumatran Tigers: A Vanishing Species

Sumatran tigers are the smallest surviving tiger subspecies, currently listed as critically endangered. The last of Indonesia’s tigers—less than 400 today—are holding on for survival in the remaining patches of forest on the island of Sumatra. Accelerating deforestation and rampant poaching mean this noble creature could soon end up extinct.

How can you help? Raising the public awareness and supporting conservation efforts are the first steps. It's important that we provide a voice to the creatures of this earth that do not have a voice for themselves. @wwf_id is currently working in tandem with the Rimbang Baling Wildlife Preserve to protect these beautiful animals--check them out for more information as to how you can help!

This print of a Sumatran tiger is now available for purchase--20% of proceeds will be donated to WWF Indonesia and the consortium working to protect these beautiful creatures--see the link in my bio for more information!

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// California's Sierra Nevada mountain range has done a great job of keeping its age a secret... until recently! A new study provides evidence that the impressive granite formations are at least 40 million years old.

In order to accomplish this, scientists conducted a chemical analysis of ancient raindrops found in the Sierras during the California Gold Rush. These drops of water get trapped into molecules of minerals such as clay, which then provide a geological record that can be compared with modern samples of the same elevation. If both ancient and modern samples are identical or contain similar isotopes, then their elevation must have been comparable.

As it turned out, the old raindrop samples contained the same molecular ratios as the contemporary drops found at the same altitude, demonstrating that the water fell in the same spot 40 million years ago and that the mountain was as tall then as it is today. So cool!

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// 🌿—Fern Facts! Did you know ferns are among the oldest plants in the world? Dating back to the Cretaceous period, ferns are seen everywhere from tropical to Arctic regions. Some can even live up to 100 years!

This print is now available for purchase—10% of the proceeds will be donated to The Nature Conservancy, and organization dedicated to protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends!

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// Depth of field in photography can make all the difference. I couldn't decide which of these photos of an Australian grass tree I preferred, so I kept both! Swipe left to see two photos, taken of the same frame with different depths of field—do you have a favorite? Comment 1 or 2 below!
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Grass trees are native to the Australian bush. Beautiful, ancient, and hardy, they thrive in the nutrient-poor soils of the outback. Surprisingly, many species have an incredible ability to withstand wildfire. Even though a fire may burn their leaves or blacken their trunks, the trees typically survive. This is because the plant's living growth-point is buried underground, tightly protected. In fact, some grass trees are stimulated by fire—in the spring after a summer bushfire, the plants often begin to flower.
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These prints of the Australian grass tree are now available for purchase—see the link in my bio! 10% of the proceeds will go to The Nature Conservancy, an organization dedicated to protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends.
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// 15% of the Sierra Nevada mountain range is listed as designated conservation land. Most of the lower portions of the mountain range, however, are privately owned and conservation of the land is left up to the landowners. Because of this, the biodiversity -- the variations of thriving plant life -- is considered to be vulnerable.
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As habitat to 276 species of birds and 112 mammal, 32 reptile and 25 amphibian species, the Sierra Nevada is a wildlife wonderland—from black bears and beavers, from bighorn sheep to a large variety of bats, chipmunks and squirrels—including my personal favorite, the marmot! Seasonal animal visitors add to this array, including migratory birds, using the mountains as a sanctuary on their way from South America to Alaska.
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This print of sunrise in the Sierra Nevada mountain range is now available for purchase—see the link in my bio! 10% of the proceeds will be donated to The Nature Conservancy, an organization dedicated to protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends!
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// An ancient Indian symbol of mysticism and beauty, the peacock's magnificent tail feathers serve an important religious symbol in the Hindu faith, and have even found use in traditional medicine. As India’s national bird, the peacock also benefits from the highest level of legal protection: a "Schedule I" species under India’s Wildlife Protection Act, a similar level of protection given to the elephant and tiger.
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The male peacocks also have one of the most impressive mating displays in the animal kingdom. When males mate with peahens, they spread out their tail feathers and give out a loud “copulatory call." Canadian researchers discovered that these birds can fake this call to attract more females (pictured), attempting to convince females that they are more sexually active—and therefore genetically fitter—than their rivals. In fact, one-third of the calls heard by researchers were fake, and the birds that made them scored the most hookups. Sneaky, sneaky!
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The best location to see peacocks locally, is at the Los Angeles Arboretum, home to over 200 peafowl, which became a naturalized species after being imported to Southern California in the late 1800s. Currently, mating season is in full swing, so make sure to stop by to catch a glimpse of the birds with their tail feathers in full display!
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// The number of visitors to Joshua Tree National Park has doubled in the past four years, an increase that spells trouble for local ecology. But as tourism has increased, so have the numbers of conservation efforts. Why should you also get involved?
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Out in the areas surrounding Joshua Tree, the trash is everywhere. In every line of sight, styrofoam, plastic bags, candy wrappers—some of it thrown from the highway, some blown in from the nearby cities--cover the protected lands, a habitat for thousands of unique flora and fauna.
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The land is crisscrossed with off-highway vehicle trails—resulting in the successive tramplings of native yucca and creosote bushes—even though there is plenty of signage prohibiting anything larger than a bike.
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Walk around the area and there's a chance you'll spot a baby desert tortoise shell pecked to death by the overgrown raven populations, fattened by the scraps of food people toss aside.
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The Mediterranean schismus grass that gives the desert both its yellow tinge and its flammability has taken root in recent years thanks to an abundance of nitrogen-based pollutants in the soil.
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So what can you do? Most desert conservation efforts focus on mitigating environmental degradation: picking up trash, closing illegal vehicle trails, cataloguing desert tortoise activity, etc. These tasks may seem small in scale—and they are—but, cumulatively, they work. You can find out more information about the Mojave Desert Land Trust and their volunteering opportunities here: https://www.mdlt.org.
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This print of Joshua Tree is now available for purchase--see the link in my bio! 10% of all proceeds go to the MDLT, an organization dedicated to protecting Joshua Tree and its surrounding landscapes.
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