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We Were Kings
Photo by @chaitdeshphotography
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Hey it's @mikebishop.tv I've created this film to support conservation efforts in Namibia. Please check out the link in my bio to watch the full film and subscribe to my YouTube channel.


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Hi it's @mikebishop.tv I'm a film maker taking over today for Wildlife Planet. As a tribute to World Wildlife Day and to promote wildlife conservation efforts in Namibia, I’ve made a short film which showcases the beauty and diversity of wildlife in Namibia, Africa. I teamed up @ccfcheetah and @erindinamibia who made it possible for me to come film with these incredible wild animals. These organization work tirelessly to preserve endangered wildlife in Namibia. Click the link in my bio to watch the short film and immerse yourself in Namibia’s incredible wilderness. Big thanks to @djiglobal for their support on the project and @naudewashere for helping me shoot the film.
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Baby Platypus 😍
Photography via © Enzotb on © Reddit
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Lynx at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. NW Boreal Forest Lynx Project Multiple academic and governmental partners studying one of the most elusive predators on the planet the Canada Lynx.
Photo by @thelynxproject
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Is it your dream to be eye-to-eye with some of the most magnificent predators in the world? Then this is your chance!
In October 2019 @pie_aerts will be guiding an exclusive photographic safari with @naturalworldsafaris
For 7 days on end they will be chasing the elusive jaguar in the heart of the Brazilian Pantanal wetlands. Sleeping in a floating hotel to maximize time in the wild and spending 7 full days tracking jaguars, capybaras, river otters & caiman.
Visit the link in @pie_aerts bio for more information!
DISCLAIMER: The image displayed is not a Jaguar.
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Which one is your favorite? 😍
Tag someone who should see this!
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Photo 1 - Giraffe - via © Shizzi on © Flickr
Photo 2 - Panda - via © Chengdu Research Base
Photo 3 - Seal - via © imgur
Photo 4 - Alligator - via © Tia Austin on © Pinterest
Photo 5 - Goat - via © Stock Photo / © Maximillian Pogony
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💧West Java, Indonesia.
Photo by @okkasupardan
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Ceylon frogmouth 🐦 Kerala, India. A highly camouflaged bird which gets mixed with dry leafs making it most difficult to spot. These are found mostly in dense forests of western Ghat region in India.
Photo by @pratikhumnabadkar
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Last month, three great white sharks washed up dead in South Africa, and killer whales are believed to have killed them. Just three days ago, a fourth white shark has been found dead. On May 3rd a 4.9-meter white shark washed up dead, with a huge wound on her underside and her liver missing. Then the following day a 3.4-meter-long male white shark was found dead, his liver and heart missing. On May 7th a third white shark washed ashore; this time a 4.2-meter male with his liver missing. This past Saturday, a deceased male shark measuring 4.1 meters in total length was missing his liver, his testes, and his stomach.
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Scientists suspect killer whales are the culprits of these deaths, likely targeting shark livers for their richness in oil and nutrients. Although predation on white sharks has never been recorded in South Africa, certain ecotypes of killer whales have been observed hunting great whites off Australia and California. Accounts of killer whales hunting other smaller sharks around the world show that they flip them over to induce the sharks' tonic or motionless state, enabling the whales to drown them and feed on them (see above image). This is likely the predation tactic these apex predators utilize on white sharks. The ecotype that killed these four sharks off South Africa is unknown, and the overall implications of predation on the great white shark population are also unknown. More research is needed.
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Caption adapted from @wildorcinus, the wild orca research archive of @sevenseasoffreedom.
Note: this is not a real photo. It's a reconstruction of how orcas hunt great white sharks.
Via @DiscoverOcean #WildlifePlanet


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The legendary 'Kabakwe’ by leading Zimbabwean wildlife artist, Larry Norton.⁣⁣
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One of the greatest tuskers of southern Africa, Kabakwe roamed in the great gorges of the Zambezi Valley and favoured dwelling on the slopes of the Nyamatongwe massif, a huge plateau which dominates Gonarezhou, Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia).
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The legendary bull (with tusks of 45 kilograms each, one of the biggest of recent times) was the first to be given special legal protection from hunting.⁣⁣
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Because of the importance of this majestic bull, Rhodesia’s National Parks department darted him, stamped his ivory, and fitted him with a radio collar.
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However, in 1979, Kabakwe was shot in the Malapati hunting area adjacent to Gonarezhou.
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Although no one was ever prosecuted or convicted for having killed Kabakwe, careful investigation work by conservation officials identified the alleged poacher, a professional person, in cahoots with an allegedly corrupt Zimbabwean Parks officer at Chipinda Pools. The tusks were later advertised for sale in a South African national newspaper, before disappearing off the radar.
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Head over to the link in the bio to see Larry’s wonderful canvas print in larger detail.
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Available in 2 sizes.⁣⁣
30" x 46" (760 x 1170mm)⁣
24" x 36" (610 x 910mm)⁣
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Can I touch you? 🐿
Photo by @julianradwildlife , edit by @marcotonettii #WildlifePlanet


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