Every Tuesday Mrsreadforfun shares her top 5 fav books in a specific genre. This week is Large Mammals ! My top 5 are:
1. The Rhino in Right Field by Stacey DeKeyser
2. Pandamonium By Stuart Gibbs
3. Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr
4. Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
5. The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo #largemammals#mrsreadforfun#mammals#zoo#wild#rhino#panda#childrensbooks
During my last outing I took my first decent shot of this iconic and beautiful wading bird of the Americas. Our wetlands wouldn’t be the same without ‘em!
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
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#rat#skull between two #invasive palms
Everyone is still assessing the biological impact of the #woolseyfire . Very typically, large animals are able to get away from #wildfires in time but small animals can not escape hot and fast fires such as this one.
The north american river otter is a semi-aquatic and primarily nocturnal member of the weasel family. While they are known for their playful and almost comedic nature, as they are often seen sliding and rolling around, they are actually formidable hunters, preying mostly on fish, amphibians, mollusks and crustaceans. Otters once suffered a serious decline and were extirpated from much of their original range nationwide due to habitat loss, pollution and over trapping for the fur trade. Thanks to reintroduction and conservation efforts, including here in Maryland, they have successfully returned in healthy numbers to many areas. Otters are always a treat to observe and we feel fortunate to share with you this brief glimpse of this incredible local species.
Anteaters keep the rainforest in balance they feed basically on termites wich quickly spread in the humidity of the forest being a perfect home for this toothless mammal.
Females carry their calves on their back some times climbing coconut trees with a baby that weights pretty much his mom size.
This was an unreal experience I had last month in Tahiti. I came across a mother humpback whale sleeping at a depth of 28m, while her young calf played on the surface above her. She was completely immobile, neutrally buoyant to perfection while she floated in the water column. I didn’t mean to disturb her, but so sensitive are these marine mammals that even from a distance I woke her from her slumber and she started moving directly towards me, causing me to fin backwards to make way for her. I don’t believe there is any aggression in her behaviour, but the way she waggles her mammoth pectoral fin as she glides past me makes it seem like she’s saying, “don’t get too close little man!” Then she joined her child on the surface. To this day it is one of the most awe-inspiring experiences I have ever had in the oceans. #humpbackwhales#freediving#tahiti#moorea#whales#motherandcalf#humpbacks#freedive#orcafreedive#suuntodive#bigblue#mammals
With the summer warmth climbing, and the pans awaiting rains, the Klaserie River has been a bounty of life for the local mega-herbivores. Photographed, the buffalo and elephant herds calmly shared the river space.
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