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Thanks to the USFWS, I was able to tag along for some crayfish habitat restoration with the FWC. We spent about 4 hours this morning clearing swamp area near Deer Point Lake. Iโ€™m definitely loving becoming more involved in the conservation of our wildlife! #nature #conservation #crayfish #restoration #habitat #panamacity #florida #floridawildlife #deerpointlake #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #wildlifebiologist #student #volunteer #wildlifebiology #swamp #savetheplanet #mothernature #follow #followme #instagood #ig #hardwork #fwc #usfws #wildernesswoman #adventure #explore #hiking
Thanks to the USFWS, I was able to tag along for some crayfish habitat restoration with the FWC. We spent about 4 hours this morning clearing swamp area near Deer Point Lake. Iโ€™m definitely loving becoming more involved in the conservation of our wildlife! #nature  #conservation  #crayfish  #restoration  #habitat  #panamacity  #florida  #floridawildlife  #deerpointlake  #wildlife  #wildlifeconservation  #wildlifebiologist  #student  #volunteer  #wildlifebiology  #swamp  #savetheplanet  #mothernature  #follow  #followme  #instagood  #ig  #hardwork  #fwc  #usfws  #wildernesswoman  #adventure  #explore  #hiking 
Man do I ever love these guys. So glad this one stood and posed for us.
Man do I ever love these guys. So glad this one stood and posed for us.
Sunfish on the menu for this Blue Heron ๐ŸŸ
Sunfish on the menu for this Blue Heron ๐ŸŸ
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for both rare native wildlife and for people. In a world of dwindling natural areas, especially wetlands, the refuge protects a unique piece of the Earth. Here you can escape the rush and glare of the city, admire the beauty of desert and wetlands, marvel at the variety of plant and animal life, and know it will be here for generations to come.
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Find it just outside of @visitpahrump near @deathvalleynps
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#TravelNevada #DFMI #AshMeadows #AshMeadowsNationalWildlifeRefuge #USFWS #VisitPahrump #DeathValley #DeathValleyNPS #DeathValleyNationalPark #NevadaSilverTrails #NationalWildlifeRefuge #NVWildlife #NevadaWild #NVWild #DesertOasis #Nevada #NV #TheDeathDrive #NVRoadTrip #VisitTheUSA
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for both rare native wildlife and for people. In a world of dwindling natural areas, especially wetlands, the refuge protects a unique piece of the Earth. Here you can escape the rush and glare of the city, admire the beauty of desert and wetlands, marvel at the variety of plant and animal life, and know it will be here for generations to come. โ€ขโ€ขโ€ข Find it just outside of @visitpahrump near @deathvalleynps . . . . . . . . . . #TravelNevada  #DFMI  #AshMeadows  #AshMeadowsNationalWildlifeRefuge  #USFWS  #VisitPahrump  #DeathValley  #DeathValleyNPS  #DeathValleyNationalPark  #NevadaSilverTrails  #NationalWildlifeRefuge  #NVWildlife  #NevadaWild  #NVWild  #DesertOasis  #Nevada  #NV  #TheDeathDrive  #NVRoadTrip  #VisitTheUSA 
White pelicans. Maybe itโ€™s just me but I see dinosaurs!  These birds can weigh 20 pounds, have a body length of 5 feet, and a wingspan up to 9 feet.  Wow! #gaffneylawharvard #harvardil #harvardillinois #nygrenwetland #rocktonil #rockfordillinois #rockriver #wetlands #wetland #crystallakeil #harvardillinois #illinoisdepartmentofnaturalresources #conservation #whitepelican #whitepelicans #naturalresources #usfws
I can't not post a picture of my favorite cutie pies, the Snowy Plovers!! With only an estimated 50 breeding pairs in Peninsular Florida, it's always a treat to see them! Even though Snowy Plovers are a threatened species protected by the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act and as a State-designated Threatened Species by Floridaโ€™s Endangered and Threatened Species Rule, they are struggling to make a strong comeback. Despite conservation efforts, habit loss makes successful nesting a big challenge for these guys. Education regarding their nesting habitat needs to reach more people! Remember, these guys nest directly on the sand. So, watch your step especially if you see one of these little guys moving about. You may have just scared it off of its nest. Try to stay away from the dunes. They often seek "shelter" and nest in that area. Also, be mindful of posted nesting areas! I visited one site yesterday that had footprints all over it. Just because you can't see anything, doesn't mean it's OK to walk into a roped off area. Teach your children, too! Have them be cautious when kicking balls or flying kites near posted areas. And teach them to respect the birds and observe them from a distance. Flushing the birds (making them fly) is very dangerous for nesting shorebirds. Larger birds and raptors are waiting for that perfect opportunity to swoop in and grab lunch! Mostly, spread the word when you can (always nicely) and be an advocate for all of our shorebirds when you're visiting the beach!! They could really use our help! #USFWS #FSA #FWC #audubon #snowyplover #spreadtheword #doyourpart #shorebirdlove #conservation
I can't not post a picture of my favorite cutie pies, the Snowy Plovers!! With only an estimated 50 breeding pairs in Peninsular Florida, it's always a treat to see them! Even though Snowy Plovers are a threatened species protected by the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act and as a State-designated Threatened Species by Floridaโ€™s Endangered and Threatened Species Rule, they are struggling to make a strong comeback. Despite conservation efforts, habit loss makes successful nesting a big challenge for these guys. Education regarding their nesting habitat needs to reach more people! Remember, these guys nest directly on the sand. So, watch your step especially if you see one of these little guys moving about. You may have just scared it off of its nest. Try to stay away from the dunes. They often seek "shelter" and nest in that area. Also, be mindful of posted nesting areas! I visited one site yesterday that had footprints all over it. Just because you can't see anything, doesn't mean it's OK to walk into a roped off area. Teach your children, too! Have them be cautious when kicking balls or flying kites near posted areas. And teach them to respect the birds and observe them from a distance. Flushing the birds (making them fly) is very dangerous for nesting shorebirds. Larger birds and raptors are waiting for that perfect opportunity to swoop in and grab lunch! Mostly, spread the word when you can (always nicely) and be an advocate for all of our shorebirds when you're visiting the beach!! They could really use our help! #USFWS  #FSA  #FWC  #audubon  #snowyplover  #spreadtheword  #doyourpart  #shorebirdlove  #conservation 
Still on my bucket list...a band for my lanyard from a bull sprig. #thisiswhy #sickforit #itswhatwedo #itswhoweare #doitforthestory #getinwhereyoufitin #bullsprig #bandedducks #usfws #duckjewlery
Today, for the very first time, I saw the most beautiful birds! The American Avocets! Truly Stunning!!! โค๏ธ #USFWS #FSA #FWC #audubon #avocet
Today, for the very first time, I saw the most beautiful birds! The American Avocets! Truly Stunning!!! โค๏ธ #USFWS  #FSA  #FWC  #audubon  #avocet 
Is it a hula hoop or a scientific tool? Why not both. Alternative outdoor school students surveyed plant communities today.
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#outdoorschool #outdoorschoolforall #ods #environmentaleducation #science #outdooreducation #usfws #tualatinriver #wildliferefuge #sherwood #sherwoodschooldistrict #pdxnature
More muskrat loving, but check out those chompers. For rodents their teeth never stop growing so chewing stuff is a way of life. #northamericannature #northamerica  #northamericanwildlife #nikon #nikonnature #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #virginia #virginianature #virginiawildlife #beautiful #amazing #optoutside #mammal #mammals #vamammals #muskrat #muskrats #rodents #rodent #vawildlife #usfws
Yeah, we know, Egrets! There are only two days left in the Forsythe photo contest. 30 pictures have been submitted for the traditional camera and only 1; thatโ€™s right, 1 for smart phone. Sunny days are ahead. So, you still have time. Send pictures to forsythe@fws.gov. #rebf #usfws #usfwsnationalwildliferefugesystem #njphotographer
Yeah, we know, Egrets! There are only two days left in the Forsythe photo contest. 30 pictures have been submitted for the traditional camera and only 1; thatโ€™s right, 1 for smart phone. Sunny days are ahead. So, you still have time. Send pictures to forsythe@fws.gov. #rebf  #usfws  #usfwsnationalwildliferefugesystem  #njphotographer 
April 17, Operation Free The Dudleya morning briefing. Members from multiple public lands agencies gather in front of dozens of boxes of recovered plants to discuss logistics and safety concerns related to replanting.
April 17, Operation Free The Dudleya morning briefing. Members from multiple public lands agencies gather in front of dozens of boxes of recovered plants to discuss logistics and safety concerns related to replanting.
Who knew? It's #nationalhighfiveday, so we're joining in on the fun at National Elk Refuge. #highfive #wildliferefuge #usfws
After chasing a hawk one usually needs a rest! #rebf #usfws
After chasing a hawk one usually needs a rest! #rebf  #usfws 
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Insta.Wild ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น A N I M A L | Cheetah T A G | #Insta_Wild  F O L L O W | @insta.wild P H O T O | @mogenstrolle ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น The Insta.Wild team congratulates you for your awesome image! Follow @insta.wild and use the tag #insta_wild  to be featured! * * * * * #USFWS  #Canonbringit  #Fstoppers  #Naturesbest  #gettheshot  #Wildplanetphotomag  #wildplanet  #wildlifephotographer  #lexarmemory  #mycanonstory  #yourshotphotographer  #FStopGear  #reallyrightstuff  #sharecangeo  #Outdoorphotomag  #Nanpapix  #Nature_Brilliance  #animalelite  #Basspro  #CanonCanada  #majestic_wildlife  #insta_animal  #exclusive_wildlife  #splendid_animals  #Teamcanon  #Wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #Nature_Brilliance 
Is it possible for an Osprey to serve up โ€œblue steelโ€? Zoolander better take note! #usfws #usfwsnationalwildliferefugesystem #rebf #njphotographer
Happy #walkaboutwednesday๐ŸŒ โ„

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) meaning maritime or "marine" bear
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They live in the artic regions of the north pole, but are slowly moving south due to ice pack habitat loss from #climatechange.
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They range from 4-5 ft tall when on 4 legs, and 9-11ft tall when standing up! Largest bears in the world! They can weigh 330 to 1760 lbs!! Males are larger.
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Fun FUR fact: polar bears have black skin and CLEAR hairs. They appear white due to light refraction!! And may appear yellowish or light brown in the summer due to oxidation.
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Breeding occurs in March-June, and female gestation lasts 195-265 days. Females will have 2 cubs on average, but can have up to 4. Polar bears reach sexual maturity around 5 or 6 years of age. ๐Ÿ”น

Polar bears live 25-30 years in the wild, and up to 38 in captivity. They are solitary, carnivorous hunters and scavengers. But they spend 60% of their time sleeping or waiting for prey. About 30% of their time is walking and swimming. ๐Ÿ”น

Their only predators are humans, and aggressive male bears. Polar bears are a top predator and keystone species in the ecosystem. They are considered #vulnerable (by #IUCN ) and #threatened (by #USFWS), and will become endangered soon if the temperatures continue to rise, ice melts, sea levels rise, and food becomes scarce. 
Don't forget about the polar bears! ......
#Repost @polarbearsinternational (@get_repost)
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As strong as #polarbears are, they need our help to survive the upcoming decades. The only solution is action. #saveourseaice
Happy #walkaboutwednesday ๐ŸŒ โ„ Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) meaning maritime or "marine" bear ๐Ÿ”น They live in the artic regions of the north pole, but are slowly moving south due to ice pack habitat loss from #climatechange . ๐Ÿ”น They range from 4-5 ft tall when on 4 legs, and 9-11ft tall when standing up! Largest bears in the world! They can weigh 330 to 1760 lbs!! Males are larger. ๐Ÿ”น Fun FUR fact: polar bears have black skin and CLEAR hairs. They appear white due to light refraction!! And may appear yellowish or light brown in the summer due to oxidation. ๐Ÿ”น Breeding occurs in March-June, and female gestation lasts 195-265 days. Females will have 2 cubs on average, but can have up to 4. Polar bears reach sexual maturity around 5 or 6 years of age. ๐Ÿ”น Polar bears live 25-30 years in the wild, and up to 38 in captivity. They are solitary, carnivorous hunters and scavengers. But they spend 60% of their time sleeping or waiting for prey. About 30% of their time is walking and swimming. ๐Ÿ”น Their only predators are humans, and aggressive male bears. Polar bears are a top predator and keystone species in the ecosystem. They are considered #vulnerable  (by #IUCN  ) and #threatened  (by #USFWS ), and will become endangered soon if the temperatures continue to rise, ice melts, sea levels rise, and food becomes scarce. Don't forget about the polar bears! ...... #Repost  @polarbearsinternational (@get_repost) ใƒปใƒปใƒป As strong as #polarbears  are, they need our help to survive the upcoming decades. The only solution is action. #saveourseaice 
California is home to immensely diverse ecosystems. Here along the North Coast of Humboldt County there is a narrow band of steep bluffs between the Pacific and the dense forest covered hills. A small portion of this area is too harsh or unstable for larger plants like trees and shrubs. In these areas hardy little plants cling to the hills and thrive in the wind and salt spray. Among them, the Dudleya. 
A few weeks ago suspicious packages we're discovered at a local post office. Upon inspection the boxes destined for Asia we're discovered to contain 2000+ of these beautiful plants. California Department of Fish and Wildlife investigated and we're able to determine the origins of the poached plants. 
On Tuesday April, 17 individuals from state, federal, and nonprofit organizations came together to return the plants to their native habitat.
California is home to immensely diverse ecosystems. Here along the North Coast of Humboldt County there is a narrow band of steep bluffs between the Pacific and the dense forest covered hills. A small portion of this area is too harsh or unstable for larger plants like trees and shrubs. In these areas hardy little plants cling to the hills and thrive in the wind and salt spray. Among them, the Dudleya. A few weeks ago suspicious packages we're discovered at a local post office. Upon inspection the boxes destined for Asia we're discovered to contain 2000+ of these beautiful plants. California Department of Fish and Wildlife investigated and we're able to determine the origins of the poached plants. On Tuesday April, 17 individuals from state, federal, and nonprofit organizations came together to return the plants to their native habitat.
Almost home! @FOTWW friend, Julie Hornbacher spotted these two whooping cranes today, near the Missouri River in North Dakota. Next stop Canada. Will they stop over in Regina, Saskatoon, or Wood Buffalo National Park? You may remember that Julie sent us some photos last fall during the migration south to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. How thrilling it must be to see the wild ones migrating north and south. Thank you Julie for sharing your wonderful photos with us.

@USFWSBirds @USFWSEndsp @ParksCanada

#whooper #endangered #whoopingcranes #cranes #wildlife #birds #conservation #fotww #parkscanada #woodbuffalonationalpark #woodbuffalo #texasbirding #aransasbaybirdingcharters #usfws #migratorybird #fotww #endangeredspecies #WhoopingCrane #nebraska #southdakota #northdakota #migration #cranes #regina #saskatoon
Almost home! @FOTWW friend, Julie Hornbacher spotted these two whooping cranes today, near the Missouri River in North Dakota. Next stop Canada. Will they stop over in Regina, Saskatoon, or Wood Buffalo National Park? You may remember that Julie sent us some photos last fall during the migration south to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. How thrilling it must be to see the wild ones migrating north and south. Thank you Julie for sharing your wonderful photos with us. @USFWSBirds @USFWSEndsp @ParksCanada #whooper  #endangered  #whoopingcranes  #cranes  #wildlife  #birds  #conservation  #fotww  #parkscanada  #woodbuffalonationalpark  #woodbuffalo  #texasbirding  #aransasbaybirdingcharters  #usfws  #migratorybird  #fotww  #endangeredspecies  #WhoopingCrane  #nebraska  #southdakota  #northdakota  #migration  #cranes  #regina  #saskatoon 
Almost home! @FOTWW friend, Julie Hornbacher spotted these two whooping cranes today, near the Missouri River in North Dakota. Next stop Canada. Will they stop over in Regina, Saskatoon, or Wood Buffalo National Park? You may remember that Julie sent us some photos last fall during the migration south to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. How thrilling it must be to see the wild ones migrating north and south. Thank you Julie for sharing your wonderful photos with us.

@USFWSBirds @USFWSEndsp @ParksCanada

#whooper #endangered #whoopingcranes #cranes #wildlife #birds #conservation #fotww #parkscanada #woodbuffalonationalpark #woodbuffalo #texasbirding #aransasbaybirdingcharters #usfws #migratorybird #fotww #endangeredspecies #WhoopingCrane #nebraska #southdakota #northdakota #migration #cranes #regina #saskatoon #sask #saskatchewan #canada
Almost home! @FOTWW friend, Julie Hornbacher spotted these two whooping cranes today, near the Missouri River in North Dakota. Next stop Canada. Will they stop over in Regina, Saskatoon, or Wood Buffalo National Park? You may remember that Julie sent us some photos last fall during the migration south to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. How thrilling it must be to see the wild ones migrating north and south. Thank you Julie for sharing your wonderful photos with us. @USFWSBirds @USFWSEndsp @ParksCanada #whooper  #endangered  #whoopingcranes  #cranes  #wildlife  #birds  #conservation  #fotww  #parkscanada  #woodbuffalonationalpark  #woodbuffalo  #texasbirding  #aransasbaybirdingcharters  #usfws  #migratorybird  #fotww  #endangeredspecies  #WhoopingCrane  #nebraska  #southdakota  #northdakota  #migration  #cranes  #regina  #saskatoon  #sask  #saskatchewan  #canada 
Itโ€™s only the second month of nesting season and my โ€œsurvey tanโ€ is already lookinโ€™ fierce! โค๏ธ๐Ÿฃ #imgonnaneedmoresunscreen #shorebirdlove #nestingseason #FWC #USFWS #FSA #AMI #floridays
Some shots from field work on the White Salmon River: a juvenile Coho from Electrofishing and a gravid female sculpin with her eggs visible through her belly that we found in a minnow trap! Photo credits: Brook Silver. #lifeofafishbiologist #fieldsampling #sculpin #whitesalmonriver #coho #usfws #fieldwork #riverfishes
The American coot is probably one of the funniest birds in my opinion. Watching them run across the ice has been rather entertaining the past couple weeks. The wetlands are still partially frozen and packed with hundreds of ducks and coot so food is becoming a little scarce. These little guys have started wandering around by the office, eating the lawn and drinking water from the downspout. Hang in just a little longer guys. Winter is almost over. 60s next week! 
#coot #wildlife #funnyanimals #animals #wetlands #footprints #blackandwhite #nature #natureisneat #animalwatching #minnesota #spring #usfws #nwr
The American coot is probably one of the funniest birds in my opinion. Watching them run across the ice has been rather entertaining the past couple weeks. The wetlands are still partially frozen and packed with hundreds of ducks and coot so food is becoming a little scarce. These little guys have started wandering around by the office, eating the lawn and drinking water from the downspout. Hang in just a little longer guys. Winter is almost over. 60s next week! #coot  #wildlife  #funnyanimals  #animals  #wetlands  #footprints  #blackandwhite  #nature  #natureisneat  #animalwatching  #minnesota  #spring  #usfws  #nwr 
Open the dams of the heart and let true emotion pour through. ๐Ÿ’ฆ Newest work inspired by the swimmers that connect this Pacific Coast from north to south and bring nourishment to the people and animals of every stretch of coastline and along every bank of natal stream. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ .
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This is Polly, a woman of Yupโ€™ik Eskimo heritage living in Anchorage and teaching her Native song and dance. A privilege to be your friend, Polly! .
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#native #yupik #culture #nativeheritage #eskimo #dance #tradition #osprey #river #ocean #love #passion #traditionaldance #topomap #artwork #drawing #ink #lindsaycarron #alaska #alaskanart #artforalaska #usfws
Open the dams of the heart and let true emotion pour through. ๐Ÿ’ฆ Newest work inspired by the swimmers that connect this Pacific Coast from north to south and bring nourishment to the people and animals of every stretch of coastline and along every bank of natal stream. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ . . . This is Polly, a woman of Yupโ€™ik Eskimo heritage living in Anchorage and teaching her Native song and dance. A privilege to be your friend, Polly! . . . #native  #yupik  #culture  #nativeheritage  #eskimo  #dance  #tradition  #osprey  #river  #ocean  #love  #passion  #traditionaldance  #topomap  #artwork  #drawing  #ink  #lindsaycarron  #alaska  #alaskanart  #artforalaska  #usfws 
If you visited Stone Lagoon yesterday, you would have seen over 30 determined volunteers and agency representatives perched on the bluffs. Armed with trowels and coffee, they replanted over 1,000 succulents (Dudleya farinosa) that had been illegally harvested. 
The #redwoodnationalandstateparks are home to a myriad of threatened and endangered plant species including D. farinosa. The removal of D. Farinosa can cause a chain of environmental damage, including habitat degradation, dune destabilization, and loss of vegetation.

Due to the efforts of multiple agencies, volunteers,  and visitors, your National and State Parks continue to be a place to enjoy and appreciate natural beauty.

#CaliforniaStateParks #coastredwoods #NorthCoastRedwoods #NPS #nationalparkservice #nationalpark #usfws #USFishandWildlife
If you visited Stone Lagoon yesterday, you would have seen over 30 determined volunteers and agency representatives perched on the bluffs. Armed with trowels and coffee, they replanted over 1,000 succulents (Dudleya farinosa) that had been illegally harvested. The #redwoodnationalandstateparks  are home to a myriad of threatened and endangered plant species including D. farinosa. The removal of D. Farinosa can cause a chain of environmental damage, including habitat degradation, dune destabilization, and loss of vegetation. Due to the efforts of multiple agencies, volunteers, and visitors, your National and State Parks continue to be a place to enjoy and appreciate natural beauty. #CaliforniaStateParks  #coastredwoods  #NorthCoastRedwoods  #NPS  #nationalparkservice  #nationalpark  #usfws  #USFishandWildlife 
Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting! - Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) image captured at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Northern Utah.
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A striking black-and-white bird with very long, thin red legs, the Black-necked Stilt is found along the edges of shallow water in open country. From: Cornell University's allaboutbirds.org.
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Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting! - Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) image captured at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Northern Utah. . A striking black-and-white bird with very long, thin red legs, the Black-necked Stilt is found along the edges of shallow water in open country. From: Cornell University's allaboutbirds.org. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #your_best_birds  #bestbirdshots  #pocket_birds  #bird_brilliance  #elite_worldwide_birds  #birds_adored  #birdsofinstagram  #best_birds_of_instagram  #kings_birds  #bd_pro  #nuts_about_birds  #bns_birds  #best_birds_of_ig  #marvelouz_animals  #planetbirds  #allnatureshots  #exclusive_wildlife  #nature_brilliance  #bird_brilliance  #gwclarkphoto  #utahwildlife  #utahwildlifephotography  #utah  #utah  #greatsaltlake  #bearrivermigratorybirdrefuge  #usfws 
Owlets during the golden hour. ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฆ‰
Owlets during the golden hour. ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฆ‰
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Insta.Wild ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น A N I M A L | Red Fox T A G | #Insta_Wild  F O L L O W | @insta.wild P H O T O | @khurram_khan_photos ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”น The Insta.Wild team congratulates you for your awesome image! Follow @insta.wild and use the tag #insta_wild  to be featured! * * * * * #USFWS  #Canonbringit  #Fstoppers  #Naturesbest  #gettheshot  #Wildplanetphotomag  #wildplanet  #wildlifephotographer  #lexarmemory  #mycanonstory  #yourshotphotographer  #FStopGear  #reallyrightstuff  #sharecangeo  #Outdoorphotomag  #Nanpapix  #Nature_Brilliance  #animalelite  #Basspro  #CanonCanada  #majestic_wildlife  #insta_animal  #exclusive_wildlife  #splendid_animals  #Teamcanon  #Wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #Nature_Brilliance 
That's a giant nest! I had a great time photographing this bald eagle. Please be careful not to spook a bird on the nest. Keep a safe distance. No picture is worth the life of one of these amazing birds. Just one wrong step and the parent can crush the eggs. Courtesy goes along way. #baldeagle #americanbaldeagle #eagle #bird #birding #njshooterz #njbirders #birdphotography #birdofprey #yearofthebird #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #naturelovers #newjersey #coastaljerseyadventures #wildnewjersey #southjerseyadventures #southjerseyisbeautiful #usfws #nj_nature #jerseybirders
That's a giant nest! I had a great time photographing this bald eagle. Please be careful not to spook a bird on the nest. Keep a safe distance. No picture is worth the life of one of these amazing birds. Just one wrong step and the parent can crush the eggs. Courtesy goes along way. #baldeagle  #americanbaldeagle  #eagle  #bird  #birding  #njshooterz  #njbirders  #birdphotography  #birdofprey  #yearofthebird  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #naturelovers  #newjersey  #coastaljerseyadventures  #wildnewjersey  #southjerseyadventures  #southjerseyisbeautiful  #usfws  #nj_nature  #jerseybirders 
I definitely skew towards the ecology hemisphere of this digital Instagram brain, but Nemo gets all the credit for getting me from awesome nature point A to awesome nature point B. Not to mention keeping a roof over my head. Sheโ€™ll get some TLC once I finally get settled in NM, but for now itโ€™s one more week of funemployment around the inner coast range and then 5 days driving across and exploring the desert Southwest. #nemo #taco #tacoma #toyotatacoma #toyota #offroad #4x4 #overland #overlanding #wanderlust #adventure #adventuremobile #fringeclass #dirtbag #stickandbindle #coveredwagon #funemployment #seasonal #publiclands #nationalparkservice #nps #usfs #blm #usfws #usgs
I definitely skew towards the ecology hemisphere of this digital Instagram brain, but Nemo gets all the credit for getting me from awesome nature point A to awesome nature point B. Not to mention keeping a roof over my head. Sheโ€™ll get some TLC once I finally get settled in NM, but for now itโ€™s one more week of funemployment around the inner coast range and then 5 days driving across and exploring the desert Southwest. #nemo  #taco  #tacoma  #toyotatacoma  #toyota  #offroad  #4x4  #overland  #overlanding  #wanderlust  #adventure  #adventuremobile  #fringeclass  #dirtbag  #stickandbindle  #coveredwagon  #funemployment  #seasonal  #publiclands  #nationalparkservice  #nps  #usfs  #blm  #usfws  #usgs 
Jaguar (Panthera onca) || Probably one of the most majestic felines native to the Americas, the jaguar is found throughout Mexico. However, there are a few in the United States. Coined the "North American Jaguar", USFWS has listed the species as endangered in the US. Found in the mountains of Arizona, the cat's status is threatened even further by construction of the border wall. The current border fencing already causes challenges for wildlife to cross and a concrete wall will only make things more difficult. Without access to the Mexican population, the jaguars currently in the US will never mate or produce offspring here. They may be the last of the US population unless something is done.
[photos: USFWS & UA / info: bioGraphic]
#jaguar #bigcats #conservation #humanwildlifeconflict #wildlife #animals #usfws #research
Jaguar (Panthera onca) || Probably one of the most majestic felines native to the Americas, the jaguar is found throughout Mexico. However, there are a few in the United States. Coined the "North American Jaguar", USFWS has listed the species as endangered in the US. Found in the mountains of Arizona, the cat's status is threatened even further by construction of the border wall. The current border fencing already causes challenges for wildlife to cross and a concrete wall will only make things more difficult. Without access to the Mexican population, the jaguars currently in the US will never mate or produce offspring here. They may be the last of the US population unless something is done. [photos: USFWS & UA / info: bioGraphic] #jaguar  #bigcats  #conservation  #humanwildlifeconflict  #wildlife  #animals  #usfws  #research 
Made it to the studio. Threw 4 cups/pre-mugs and glazed 5 bowls. Headed out and realized it was nearly sunset. Didn't take the direct route home and had the opportunity to watch a couple of male hooded mergansers duke it out while the sun sank below the horizon.

#detour #mightymiss #mississippiriver #sunset #uppermisswildliferefuge #usfws #usinterior #wisconsin
SNOWY Egret... Did you know they change color during the breeding season? Most of the year the Snowy Egret has greenish-yellow feet and the bare skin of their face is yellow. During the breeding season the feet turn a orange-yellow hue and their face changes from yellow to red.  Their feet look like they are wearing slippers โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ fun fact I found online: There was a Snowy Egret in 1988, in Mexico, that was banned in 1970, in Colorado. On record as 17 years old. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

#travelnc #ncbirds #sealife #saltlife #birders #birds #birding #northcarolina #nc #ncwildlife #coastalnc #breeding #snowyegret #ilovebirds #birds #birdwatching #birdsofig #birds_captures #ncoutdoor_inc #ncnature #naturenc #coastalbirds #breedingseason #nature #naturephotography  #animals #seashore #usfws #wildlife
SNOWY Egret... Did you know they change color during the breeding season? Most of the year the Snowy Egret has greenish-yellow feet and the bare skin of their face is yellow. During the breeding season the feet turn a orange-yellow hue and their face changes from yellow to red. Their feet look like they are wearing slippers โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ fun fact I found online: There was a Snowy Egret in 1988, in Mexico, that was banned in 1970, in Colorado. On record as 17 years old. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ #travelnc  #ncbirds  #sealife  #saltlife  #birders  #birds  #birding  #northcarolina  #nc  #ncwildlife  #coastalnc  #breeding  #snowyegret  #ilovebirds  #birds  #birdwatching  #birdsofig  #birds_captures  #ncoutdoor_inc  #ncnature  #naturenc  #coastalbirds  #breedingseason  #nature  #naturephotography  #animals  #seashore  #usfws  #wildlife 
SNOWY Egret... Did you know they change color during the breeding season? Most of the year the Snowy Egret has greenish-yellow feet and the bare skin of their face is yellow. During the breeding season the feet turn a orange-yellow hue and their face changes from yellow to red.  Their feet look like they are wearing slippers โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ fun fact I found online: There was a Snowy Egret in 1988, in Mexico, that was banned in 1970, in Colorado. On record as 17 years old. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

#travelnc #ncbirds #sealife #saltlife #birders #birds #birding #northcarolina #nc #ncwildlife #coastalnc #breeding #snowyegret #ilovebirds #birds #birdwatching #birdsofig #birds_captures #ncoutdoor_inc #ncnature #naturenc #coastalbirds #breedingseason #nature #naturephotography  #animals #seashore #usfws #wildlife
SNOWY Egret... Did you know they change color during the breeding season? Most of the year the Snowy Egret has greenish-yellow feet and the bare skin of their face is yellow. During the breeding season the feet turn a orange-yellow hue and their face changes from yellow to red. Their feet look like they are wearing slippers โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ fun fact I found online: There was a Snowy Egret in 1988, in Mexico, that was banned in 1970, in Colorado. On record as 17 years old. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ #travelnc  #ncbirds  #sealife  #saltlife  #birders  #birds  #birding  #northcarolina  #nc  #ncwildlife  #coastalnc  #breeding  #snowyegret  #ilovebirds  #birds  #birdwatching  #birdsofig  #birds_captures  #ncoutdoor_inc  #ncnature  #naturenc  #coastalbirds  #breedingseason  #nature  #naturephotography  #animals  #seashore  #usfws  #wildlife 
SNOWY Egret... Did you know they change color during the breeding season? Most of the year the Snowy Egret has greenish-yellow feet and the bare skin of their face is yellow. During the breeding season the feet turn a orange-yellow hue and their face changes from yellow to red.  Their feet look like they are wearing slippers โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ fun fact I found online: There was a Snowy Egret in 1988, in Mexico, that was banned in 1970, in Colorado. On record as 17 years old. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

#travelnc #ncbirds #sealife #saltlife #birders #birds #birding #northcarolina #nc #ncwildlife #coastalnc #breeding #snowyegret #ilovebirds #birds #birdwatching #birdsofig #birds_captures #ncoutdoor_inc #ncnature #naturenc #coastalbirds #breedingseason #nature #naturephotography  #animals #seashore #usfws #wildlife
SNOWY Egret... Did you know they change color during the breeding season? Most of the year the Snowy Egret has greenish-yellow feet and the bare skin of their face is yellow. During the breeding season the feet turn a orange-yellow hue and their face changes from yellow to red. Their feet look like they are wearing slippers โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ fun fact I found online: There was a Snowy Egret in 1988, in Mexico, that was banned in 1970, in Colorado. On record as 17 years old. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ #travelnc  #ncbirds  #sealife  #saltlife  #birders  #birds  #birding  #northcarolina  #nc  #ncwildlife  #coastalnc  #breeding  #snowyegret  #ilovebirds  #birds  #birdwatching  #birdsofig  #birds_captures  #ncoutdoor_inc  #ncnature  #naturenc  #coastalbirds  #breedingseason  #nature  #naturephotography  #animals  #seashore  #usfws  #wildlife 
A Speckled swimming crab sunbathing on the shore. These guys range in size from two to five inches. You can find them from the Carolinas to Venezuela.
#scstateparks #huntingislandstatepark #beach #saltlife #lowcountrylivin #samsung #onlyinsouthcarolina #darktides #natgeotravel #getoutandexplore #crabbingit #crab #wildlife #discoverSC #usfws #scdnr
Best tip for dealing with a snowy April afternoon at the National Elk Refuge? Huddle and nap, just like these coyotes. #wildlife #wildliferefuge #usfws
Best tip for dealing with a snowy April afternoon at the National Elk Refuge? Huddle and nap, just like these coyotes. #wildlife  #wildliferefuge  #usfws 
Had a cool experience with this cross fox in Grand Teton National Park with @bestofthetetons, @isaacspicz, and @wildplanetphotography! 
A cross fox is a partially melanistic colour variant of the red fox. Cross foxes aren't actually crossed with another animal, the "cross" refers to the shape the colours make on their back.
Had a cool experience with this cross fox in Grand Teton National Park with @bestofthetetons, @isaacspicz, and @wildplanetphotography! A cross fox is a partially melanistic colour variant of the red fox. Cross foxes aren't actually crossed with another animal, the "cross" refers to the shape the colours make on their back.
Pandion haliaetus in Newport, Michigan.
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Commonly known as an osprey, seahawk or riverhawk.
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Pandion haliaetus in Newport, Michigan.
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Commonly known as an osprey, seahawk or riverhawk.
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#photography #photooftheday #outdoors #blog #blogger #itsalifestyle #52weeksofnature #itsinmynature #usfws #migratory #birdsofprey #birdsofinstagram #newport #portlife #puremichigan
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) image captured at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Northern Utah.
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A striking black-and-white bird with very long, thin red legs, the Black-necked Stilt is found along the edges of shallow water in open country. From: Cornell University's allaboutbirds.org.
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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) image captured at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Northern Utah. . A striking black-and-white bird with very long, thin red legs, the Black-necked Stilt is found along the edges of shallow water in open country. From: Cornell University's allaboutbirds.org. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #your_best_birds  #bestbirdshots  #pocket_birds  #bird_brilliance  #elite_worldwide_birds  #birds_adored  #birdsofinstagram  #best_birds_of_instagram  #kings_birds  #bd_pro  #nuts_about_birds  #bns_birds  #best_birds_of_ig  #marvelouz_animals  #planetbirds  #allnatureshots  #exclusive_wildlife  #nature_brilliance  #bird_brilliance  #gwclarkphoto  #utahwildlife  #utahwildlifephotography  #utah  #utah  #greatsaltlake  #bearrivermigratorybirdrefuge  #usfws 
Sand hill crane colt walking alongside its parents while foraging for food. My goal was to capture the size difference between the colt and the adult. If I did a good job showing the difference could you please tag a friend who might like the image? Thanks๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Also, stay tuned for an exciting announcement coming in the next couple days. *
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Sand hill crane colt walking alongside its parents while foraging for food. My goal was to capture the size difference between the colt and the adult. If I did a good job showing the difference could you please tag a friend who might like the image? Thanks๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Also, stay tuned for an exciting announcement coming in the next couple days. * * * * #sandhillcrane  #sandhillcranes  #birdinginflorida  #floridaphotographer  #floridabirds  #florida  #floridawildlife  #floridanature  #bbcearth  #mycanonstory  #wildlife  #bird  #ps_storybook  #lr_earth  #lenscoat  #thinktankphoto  #texasphotographer  #birds_of_instagram  #birds_adored  #bird_captures  #birdsofinstagram  #birding  #birdphotography  #wildlifephotographer  #animalkingdom  #animal_captures  #animal_sultans  #usfws 
Bison breed from June through September; calves are generally born in April and May, although some late births can occur during summer. Females usually give birth to a single calf. #wildlife #WildlifePhotography #nature #NaturePhotography #FindYourWay

Photo: Baby #bison at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National #WildlifeRefuge near #Denver, #Colorado by Peter Eades/#USFWS
You scream. I scream. We all scream for...crab! #usfws #rebf #usfwsnationalwildliferefugesystem photo credit: Horace T. Lumpkin III
We had a stationary camera at the National Elk Refuge get vandalized this weekend. The device took a picture of the suspect, presumably laughing after the incident. We believe the perpetrator was a male seasonal vagrant with brown hair, weighing around 700 pounds. We're still following up on leads! #mondayfunday #funatwork #wildliferefuge #usfws
We had a stationary camera at the National Elk Refuge get vandalized this weekend. The device took a picture of the suspect, presumably laughing after the incident. We believe the perpetrator was a male seasonal vagrant with brown hair, weighing around 700 pounds. We're still following up on leads! #mondayfunday  #funatwork  #wildliferefuge  #usfws 
Yesterdayโ€™s warm sun seemed to almost be too much to handle for the baby owls. They were panting and eventually just fell asleep...face up.
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#animalelite #kings_birds #bb_of_ig #instagram #birdsofprey #bird_brilliance #birdsofinstagram #owl #owls #owlet #owlsofinstagram #owl_feature #indianadnr #naturalindiana #wildlifephotography #wildlife_perfection #naturephotography #babyowl #usfws
After quietly waiting for hours I was able to capture this Great Horned Owl with its two owlet babies. The owlets have been growing incredibly fast, so quickly that they are constantly moving to find room in their now small nest. Looking forward to documenting their growth!
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After quietly waiting for hours I was able to capture this Great Horned Owl with its two owlet babies. The owlets have been growing incredibly fast, so quickly that they are constantly moving to find room in their now small nest. Looking forward to documenting their growth! . . . #animalelite  #kings_birds  #bb_of_ig  #instagram  #birdsofprey  #bird_brilliance  #instagood  #birdsofinstagram  #raptor  #wildlifephotography  #photographerlife  #photography  #owl  #owl_feature  #indianadnr  #birdingphotography  #indiananature  #birds_perfection  #usfws 
Bitzer Hatchery, Montague, MA ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒณ#fallexploring #newenglandbeauty #usfws