Crotalus horridus- horridus meaning horrible. In reality, they aren’t horrible at all! The timber rattlesnake is really quite patient. When I was photographing these gorgeous snakes, the most they did was rattle, which didn’t last long. Even when I was handling them, their temperament remained mild. Eventually, they got used to my presence, and ceased rattling. Finding these guys up in the mountains can be tricky, as they are pretty specific on where they like to be. Large rock formations where they have access to shelter are preferable. While walking through Pisgah National Forest, I was looking for rick formations with sun shinning down. After finding a pretty big formation, I climbed to the top. Upon looking around, I noticed one timber rattlesnake. Moments later, I noticed a copperhead AND a second timber rattler! All three snakes had been sharing a den. During the colder months, dens have been known to conceal many snakes at once! Dens will be shared by venomous and nonvenomous snakes, as all have the same intention of escaping the cold. Since it is summer, these snakes were enjoying their time basking in the sun. Photographed with a Nikon D5100, SB600 flash, and 105mm macro lens. If you enjoy my photos, please follow me! #timberrattlesnake#crotalushorridus#crotalus#rattlesnake#rattle#snake#rattler#snakes#reptilesofinstagram#animal#animals#wildlife#wildlifephotography#photography#conservation#wildlifeconservation#nature#outdoors#northcarolina#blueridgeparkway#blueridgemountains#nikon#nikonusa#nikonnofilter
The critically endangered Arctic Fox FAMILY: Canidae GENUS SPECIES: Alopex lagopus Distribution: Severely fragmented in both Norway and Sweden Population: In 2017, 40 litters and a minimum of 135 individuals were recorded. Diet: Primarily lemmings, also feed on hares, birds, plant material & scavenge reindeer carcasses Hope: In 2017, Norway and Sweden finalized a joint action plan for the Arctic fox that aims to coordinate measures and monitoring to achieve a robust Arctic fox population in Scandinavia. #wildlandsstudies#wildlifeconservation#endangeredspecies#arcticfox#norway🇳🇴 #sweden🇸🇪 #savethearcticfox
Received my copy of ‘The Real Owners of the Planet’ today by @bjornpersson_photography hand delivered by Bjorn himself! Beyond humbled to have this book on my coffee table. It was a pleasure to meet Bjorn and see the passion behind this project. Every image was carefully selected and every page sequenced perfectly to tell the story of and pay tribute to the magnificent beings of our planet. In his words: ‘These animals are crying out for our help. They deserve our every effort to survive’. Do what you can to help Bjorn in his efforts, buy the book. Link in bio. http://bjornpersson.nu/book/ #wildlifeconservation#wildconversations#therealownersoftheplanet#conservationphotography#books#bjornperssonphotography#humbled
Come find your garage sale treasure at our sale and bottle drive TODAY! Drop in anytime from 10am to 3pm – rain or shine! :) Cash and credit is accepted and all proceeds go to supporting the care of injured and orphaned wildlife. We are also gratefully accepting returnable glass and plastic bottles (as well as pop cans, juice, and milk cartons!). All proceeds from the bottle returns and garage sale go to supporting the care of injured and orphaned wildlife. Directions: https://www.aiwc.ca/contact/
#repost @elliptical_me • • • #repost with @Repostlyapp @ashar_meet JUSTICE SOUGHT FOR PROTECTED CIVET CAT SHOT, BEATEN TO DEATH BY 5 POLICEMEN IN RAJNANDGAON - CHATTISGARH Officers who killed the civet cat and posed with its body, bragging about the killing must pay for it. In one of the most shocking cases, a group of policemen killed a civet cat - a highly protected species under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972– by viciously beating the civet cat with sticks and shooting the animal with a rifle at the Police Training School in Rajnandgaon before posing for photos with the body, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) India and Kasturi Ballal from People For Animals Raipur worked with the Chief Conservator of Forests, Durg Circle of the Chattisgarh Forest Department to file a Preliminary Offence Report (POR) against the 5 policemen involved in this heinous crime. The POR has been filed under Sections 9 and 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and the offence is non-bailable and punishable by up to 7 years in prison AND a fine of at least Rs.10,000. Police officers have a responsibility to ethically enforce the law, not break it by savagely beating a terrified animal to death and bragging about it. No one is above the law, and we are calling for these men to be punished just as anybody else would be for committing such a horrific act of cruelty against an animal. PETA India will also be urging the Director General of Police, Chattisgarh, to take disciplinary action against these officers if they're found guilty of committing this crime—and we encourages members of the public to demand firm action from the law enforcement agencies such as police and forest department in this case by writing to the DGP Chattisgarh about this shocking incident and that he must suspend the police officers involved in this crime to ensure free and fair trial. #wildlife#animalrights#animaladvocate#police#chattisgarh#durg#rajnandgaon#compassion
🎨I’ve seen two wolverines in my life. I was driving up to Moraine Lake in Banff National Park in the off season to do some work and saw one cross the road as I was driving up 🚗 . It was brief but very cool to see. • • The other time I was camping in the Purcell mountains. It was early in the morning and I was still in my tent. I woke up to something sniffing against the tent right by my face ⛺️. It stopped and I could hear it walking away. I sat up to look out and see what it was and I saw a wolverine casually walking past our camp. • • Wolverines are known to be ferocious and when it comes to food they can be, like a lot of predators 🍴. I believe they are shy animals as well that avoid human contact whenever possible. I’ve never heard of any wolverine attacks on people; I’ve heard more stories about deer attacking people (I love deer too by the way 🦌). • • I think wolverines are really interesting and I don’t need to see them to appreciate them. It’s just nice knowing they’re out there, somewhere high up in the mountains doing their thing 🏔.