Chris Schmid 🐾 📷 🎥@schmid_chris

Award-winning photographer & filmmaker
Sony Imaging Ambassador // @WildAid contributor
Represented by NatGeo Image Collection @natgeoimagecollection

www.schmidchris.com/

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Chris Schmid 🐾 📷 🎥

We’ve been following these two young #cheetahs and mother for days in the plains of Ndutu, getting to know them intimately. But one morning she took the decision to finally leave the two cubs by themselves. When a mother leaves her cubs, she is usually already pregnant again or ready to go breed. This two brothers may stay together forever and make a strong coalition.
Photographed in ‪#Serengeti with #sonyalpha #natgeocreative #natgeoimagecollection
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Chris Schmid 🐾 📷 🎥

Wildebeest actually have "swarm intelligence," enabling them to act as a unit. The herd explores and overcomes obstacles as one. This is not an everyone for themselves operation. The herd succeeds based on collective trial and error. With enough followers the herd is bound to succeed. The key component is that there is a shared vision for the Wildebeest, they are moving from one grazing land to another. All their movements are unified towards achieving the goal that will benefit the entire herd.

Photographed in #MasaiMara with #sonyfs7 #natgeocreative #natgeoimagecollection
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Weighing up to 800 pounds, the muskox resembles a smaller, woollier cousin of the iconic American bison. Perhaps most astonishing is how ancient these beasts are, having stomped across the tundra for a quarter of a million years relatively unchanged.
Photographed in ‪#Dovrefjell #Norway with #sonyalpha #natgeoimagecollection
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Polar bears may be the poster boy of Arctic animals threatened by climate change, but musk oxen are not far behind. Instead of the loose powdery snow that they can usually push aside with their snout and legs, there is a hard layer of ice. When rain falls on top of snow and then refreezes, it forms a hard layer of ice, which the musk oxen cannot break through. While musk oxen may not be quite as charismatic as polar bears, they deserve just as much attention.

Filmed in ‪#Dovrefjell #Norway #shotonred #r3d #natgeoimagecollection
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What fascinates me about the musk ox is the strength it has to adapt to the most hostile of environments. In the winter, they feed on roots, mosses and lichens buried under the snow and spend over four months without sunshine, in total darkness, surviving in temperatures reaching as low as -60°c.

Photographed in ‪#Dovrefjell #Norway with #sonyalpha #natgeoimagecollection
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Once in a lifetime… No more than 13 lionesses and cubs napping and spotting up a tree in Serengeti National Park. There are many theories put forward to explain why lions climb trees. These include avoiding wet grass, getting a cooling breeze, getting a better view of the surroundings. But this pride was spotting a group of girafes 700 meters away.

Photographed in ‪#Serengeti #Tanzania with #sonyalpha #natgeocreative #natgeoimagecollection
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