The Nature Conservancy@nature_org

Worldwide conservation organization protecting lands and waters.

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A burrowing owlet peaks out from behind a tree in in Cape Coral, Florida. Burrowing owls, often found in grasslands, deserts, and prairies, keep cool and covered by going underground. Not only are they cute, they're devious as well, prefering to steal the homes of prairie dogs or ground squirrels when not digging their own holes. – Photo by @mlorenzphotography

#owls #burrowingowl #birdphotography #birds


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"Yellowstone is best explored outside the tourist season, when the crowds are virtually nonexistent and there are still hints of winter's grasp in Lamar Valley. Taken in March 2016, this bison calf seemed to embody the true nature of America's first national park and now its national mammal. I'm so amazed by the resiliency of these creatures even after centuries of persecution." – Photo and words by @rylee_jay_photo

#bison #yellowstone #nationalpark #wildlife #nature


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Rialto Beach at Washington's Olympic National Park is known for its rocky shores and heavy waves. If beaches aren't your thing, however, you could also see landscapes ranging from temperate rainforests to snow-capped mountains, all within the bounds of this beautiful national treasure! What is your favorite national park? — Photo by @markwolskyphotography

#nationalparks #washington #beach #naturephotography #getoutside #explore


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The yellow warbler can be found all the way from the Arctic Circle down to Mexico and you might see them in bushes, along streams, or in gardens, among other places. Here, a yellow warbler perches on a branch at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge in Seneca Falls, New York. — Photo by Audrey Chambers

#yellowwarbler #birdphotographhy #wildlife #newyorkwildlife #birds


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Belmore Falls in the Southern Highlands is just one of Australia's incredible landscapes. From white beaches and mangrove marshes to tropical rainforests and mighty deserts, this island continent is full of dramatic natural contrasts. — Photo by @serenacoady
#australia #southernhighlands #waterfall #nature #landscape #aerialphotography


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Your own backyard could be a haven for wildlife! The photographer of this beautiful anole says, "I spent many hours crouching in my mother's garden watching the green anole explore, breed and hunt. This adult male was repositioning himself in the perfect pose to leap towards a bug on a neighboring leaf." Among the ways to encourage wildlife in your yard is planting native and reducing/eliminating chemical use on your property. What wildlife is in your backyard? — Photo by Jenna Stirling

#backyard #wildlife #anole #reptile #plantnative #nature


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Staying indoors, especially as temperatures drop, may be tempting, but the benefits of being outdoors in nature far outweigh the struggle! Are you getting outside today? — Photo by @melissafarlow

#getoutside #nature #recreation #forest #trees


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It's easy to appreciate sprawling landscapes and incredible views, but don't forget to look closer for beauty in the simpler things. What are your favorite details in nature, often overlooked? — Photo by Lucas Foglia @lucasfogliaphoto
#flowers #nature #connecticut #beauty


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A red fox on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, is even more spectacular against the stark white of winter. — Photo by Evgeny Domanov

#fox #redfox #Japan #winter #snow


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Is your happy place by the water? This sunset at Verona Beach Sate Park in Verona, NY sure looks like a happy place to us! – Photo by Susan Campbell

#water #statepark #newyork #sunset


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Fresh fall snow and fog on Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia, part of the thousands of acres that TNC has acquired and protected in the Monongahela forest. Not only does the protected land provide additional habitat to more than 26 rare and protected species that occur locally in the Dolly Sods plateau, it plays a huge role in Central Appalachians’ ability to encourage tourism, supply drinking water to the eastern U.S., and remain a resilient stronghold for people and wildlife. – Photo by Kent Mason
#dollysods #westvirginia #forest #conservation #wilderness #snow


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A wine-throated hummingbird sits atop a branch in Astillero de San Marcos in San Marcos Guatemala. The forests that these birds and other wildlife call home are in danger of deforestation, improper agricultural practices and large-scale development projects. However, in 2006, thanks to one of the largest debt-for-nature swaps in history, the U.S. government forgave $24 million that instead, went to use financing forest conservation in Guatemala - efforts that will protect crucial habitat for some of the most abundant biodiversity on the planet. — Photo by Kevin de León

#hummingbird #birdphotography #guatemala #deforestation #birds


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