When mama elephant looks away for just ONE second...
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Endemic to southeast Asia, long tailed porcupines like this one at @wrs.ig are the smallest of all Old World porcupines. They reach just 48 cm (18 in) in length and look more like rats with spines than porcupines. Incredibly, this rodent’s tail has the capability to break off if a predator has a hold of it, potentially saving the animal’s life. Once it’s fallen off, the tail does not regenerate, so sometimes these porcupines are seen without one. To learn about other species like this follow @joelsartore
@filipe_deandrade | It looks brutal, but its the animal kingdom. While exploring Costa Rica’s La Cangreja park, that translates to “the crab” @gatorboys_chris and I found 23 fer-de-lance vipers in just two nights. Needless to say, we were stoked. Snakes play a vital role within their natural ecosystem as middle-order predators. They feed on prey, and them themselves can become prey. A great number of the animals they do prey on, carry diseases that could be transmitted to humans. Contrary to popular belief, snakes will not chase you if you see one...they want to be left alone. So if you do see one on the road or on a trail, avoid it. Appreciate it from a safe distance, take a photo and be in awe of one of natures most misunderstood and wrongly condemned creatures. Also, share your best snake shots with me @filipe_deandrade I Love snakes. out wildlife warriors. #costarica#puravida#wilduntamed
Photo by @alexbraczkowski
Jessica, a tree-climbing lioness from Queen Elizabeth National Park's Ishasha sector, yawns in the branches of a large sycamore fig tree. People ask me how long these lions spend up in the trees and when they get down from them. The answer is that the lions in this region have an almost pattern-like behavior, climbing up in the early morning (around 7 or 8 am), they sit or sleep up in the trees for (usually) the whole day and get down around 7-7:30 pm! The only other time they climb down immediately is when it rains. Thunder showers = slippery branches! @natgeowild@insidenatgeo@sesexplore
You’re going to need to do a double take, because those aren’t leaves. They’re butterflies.
Photo by Ronald Cohn // Koko takes a self portrait with a camera, an image that ran in National Geographic magazine in 1978. Koko, the western lowland gorilla that died in her sleep Tuesday at age 46, was renowned for her emotional depth and ability to communicate in sign language. Click the link in bio to learn more about Koko.
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The Java flying treefrog is an endemic species in Java, Indonesia. As their name suggests, this frogs uses its webbed feet to glide a bit through the air, allowing for a bit more controlled descent from high jungle trees. The Java flying treefrog lives in lowland, mountainous and even disturbed forest. They breed in streams and the females can contain up to 180 eggs. To see another photo of this frog follow @Joelsartore