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    Ashley Morgan
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I prefer to the see the world in color, but some things, like these tussling cubs, are simply more beautiful in monochrome. #wildlifephotography #bearlife #grizzlybear #alaska #nature #wildlife #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #canon #yourshotphotographer #earthcapture #bearcubs #katmai
This bewitching subterranean galaxy is made up of thousands of bioluminescent “glowworms” or Arachnocampa luminosa, the larvae of the humble fungus gnat. In nature, even a maggot can be a thing of beauty. They use their lights to ensnare prey, trapping unwary insects mesmerized by the greenish glow in sticky woven tendrils. The brightest glowworms are the hungriest. After feeding for up to nine months, the larvae pupate and emerge as adult fungus gnats several weeks later. The adults are mouthless and their lives cursory. They live only long enough to mate and lay eggs, starving within a matter of days. The various forms of life on planet Earth never cease to amaze me. @purenewzealand #bioluminescence #glowworms #realmiddleearth #newzealand #landscape #naturelovers #nature #wildlife #photooftheday #explore #earthcapture #yourshotphotographer #instagood #canon #tokina #arachnocampaluminosa
This bewitching subterranean galaxy is made up of thousands of bioluminescent “glowworms” or Arachnocampa luminosa, the larvae of the humble fungus gnat. In nature, even a maggot can be a thing of beauty. They use their lights to ensnare prey, trapping unwary insects mesmerized by the greenish glow in sticky woven tendrils. The brightest glowworms are the hungriest. After feeding for up to nine months, the larvae pupate and emerge as adult fungus gnats several weeks later. The adults are mouthless and their lives cursory. They live only long enough to mate and lay eggs, starving within a matter of days. The various forms of life on planet Earth never cease to amaze me. @purenewzealand #bioluminescence  #glowworms  #realmiddleearth  #newzealand  #landscape  #naturelovers  #nature  #wildlife  #photooftheday  #explore  #earthcapture  #yourshotphotographer  #instagood  #canon  #tokina  #arachnocampaluminosa 
These ocean wanderers have the largest wingspan on the planet, and can circumnavigate the globe without ever touching land. They are arguably the most efficient gliding machines nature ever designed. Sadly, many albatross species are increasingly threatened. Commercial fishing practices are mostly to blame, but other threats include habitat loss, eating or becoming entangled in plastic, and climate change. This inquisitive wandering albatross was photographed off the coast of Kaikoura, while I rather idiotically dangled precariously over the edge of a boat (definitely do not do this). The camera was dropped and nearly lost, and my peckish friend mistook my fingers for food. I’m fairly certain camera poles were invented for a reason. I’ll be using one next time. #albatross #underwaterphotography #nzgeo #canonnz #wildlife #kaikoura #yourshotphotographer #naturelovers #oceanlife #earthcapture @purenewzealand #nature #yourbestbirds #bird #birdsofinstagram #animals #photooftheday #seabird
These ocean wanderers have the largest wingspan on the planet, and can circumnavigate the globe without ever touching land. They are arguably the most efficient gliding machines nature ever designed. Sadly, many albatross species are increasingly threatened. Commercial fishing practices are mostly to blame, but other threats include habitat loss, eating or becoming entangled in plastic, and climate change. This inquisitive wandering albatross was photographed off the coast of Kaikoura, while I rather idiotically dangled precariously over the edge of a boat (definitely do not do this). The camera was dropped and nearly lost, and my peckish friend mistook my fingers for food. I’m fairly certain camera poles were invented for a reason. I’ll be using one next time. #albatross  #underwaterphotography  #nzgeo  #canonnz  #wildlife  #kaikoura  #yourshotphotographer  #naturelovers  #oceanlife  #earthcapture  @purenewzealand #nature  #yourbestbirds  #bird  #birdsofinstagram  #animals  #photooftheday  #seabird 
Once nearly hunted to extinction for their pelts and the oil rendered from their blubber, the New Zealand fur seal or kekeno is now commonly spotted on New Zealand’s rocky shores. It was a quite a treat to observe them in their marine environment, swimming amongst the spellbinding kelp forest. #seal #furseal #realmiddleearth #kaikoura #underwaterphotography #ocean #wildlife #wildlifephotography #earthcapture #yourshotphotographer #nature #naturelovers #photooftheday #newzealand #oceanlife #marinemammal #kekeno
Once nearly hunted to extinction for their pelts and the oil rendered from their blubber, the New Zealand fur seal or kekeno is now commonly spotted on New Zealand’s rocky shores. It was a quite a treat to observe them in their marine environment, swimming amongst the spellbinding kelp forest. #seal  #furseal  #realmiddleearth  #kaikoura  #underwaterphotography  #ocean  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #earthcapture  #yourshotphotographer  #nature  #naturelovers  #photooftheday  #newzealand  #oceanlife  #marinemammal  #kekeno 
Another day spent with dusky dolphins. I abandoned my strobes, because I felt the flash was bothering them. With limited ambient light, I was really pushing my camera to the limit. 1/200s, f/4.5, ISO 2000 (for those interested). @purenewzealand #duskydolphins #earthcapture #yourshotphotographer #wildlife #wildlifephotography #underwaterlife #marinemammal #underwaterphotography #naturelovers #dolphins #canon #canon_photos #wildlifeplanet #animals #ocean #oceanlovers #photooftheday
Another day spent with dusky dolphins. I abandoned my strobes, because I felt the flash was bothering them. With limited ambient light, I was really pushing my camera to the limit. 1/200s, f/4.5, ISO 2000 (for those interested). @purenewzealand #duskydolphins  #earthcapture  #yourshotphotographer  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #underwaterlife  #marinemammal  #underwaterphotography  #naturelovers  #dolphins  #canon  #canon_photos  #wildlifeplanet  #animals  #ocean  #oceanlovers  #photooftheday 
Wild and free, as dolphins are meant to be. Say no to dolphin captivity and dolphinariums. Wild bottlenose dolphin, Tiputa Pass. #thanksbutnotanks #emptythetanks #yourshotphotographer #discoverocean #ocean #underwaterphotography #wildlife #nature #naturelovers #wildlifephotography #water #photooftheday #earthcapture #wildlifeplanet #frenchpolynesia #rangiroa #dolphins #marinemammal
In California, the burrowing owl population is rapidly declining. Habitat loss and fragmentation by urban development are driving these captivating, little owls closer to extinction in the state of California. #owl #owllife #yourbestbirds #igscwildlife #earthcapture #yourshotphotographer #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natureaddict #nature #birdsofinstagram #audobonsociety #audobonca #ethicalowlphoto
Chimpanzee, Kibale National Forest, Uganda. I'm currently packing to move halfway across the world, and have unearthed some forgotten memory cards. Despite being perpetually disorganized, it's a treat to be reminded of this encounter with our closest living relative in the animal kingdom. #chimpanzee #greatape #wildlife #earthcapture #wildlifephotography #wildlifeplanet #igscwildlife #nature #natureaddict #naturelovers #picoftheday #kibale #uganda #yourshotphotographer
Chimpanzee, Kibale National Forest, Uganda. I'm currently packing to move halfway across the world, and have unearthed some forgotten memory cards. Despite being perpetually disorganized, it's a treat to be reminded of this encounter with our closest living relative in the animal kingdom. #chimpanzee  #greatape  #wildlife  #earthcapture  #wildlifephotography  #wildlifeplanet  #igscwildlife  #nature  #natureaddict  #naturelovers  #picoftheday  #kibale  #uganda  #yourshotphotographer 
I had just pitched my tent on Naknek Lake when she appeared, quietly fishing for salmon. This was the first brown bear I'd ever seen in the wild, and the first photograph I took of a grizzly. Here's to the wild places that still remain. Parks and protected areas are vital for safeguarding wildlife and wild places. Support our national parks, forests, and public lands. #findyourpark #katmainps #grizzly #grizzlybear #nationalparks #wildlife #natureaddict #animals #keepitwild #conservation #amongthewild #earthcapture #wanderlust #photography #outdoorlife #adventure #wildlifeplanet #nature #thegrizzlybearproject #bearlife #🐻
I had just pitched my tent on Naknek Lake when she appeared, quietly fishing for salmon. This was the first brown bear I'd ever seen in the wild, and the first photograph I took of a grizzly. Here's to the wild places that still remain. Parks and protected areas are vital for safeguarding wildlife and wild places. Support our national parks, forests, and public lands. #findyourpark  #katmainps  #grizzly  #grizzlybear  #nationalparks  #wildlife  #natureaddict  #animals  #keepitwild  #conservation  #amongthewild  #earthcapture  #wanderlust  #photography  #outdoorlife  #adventure  #wildlifeplanet  #nature  #thegrizzlybearproject  #bearlife  #🐻
I spotted this little grey fox napping in the doorway of an old barn. The grey fox is one of the only members of the Canidae family with the ability to climb trees. They're shy, elusive creatures, and I was lucky to get a brief glimpse into his world. #wildlifeplanet #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nanpapix #igscwildlife #earthcapture #naturelovers #nature #prnsyes #fox #foxlife
Swipe left to see this coyote hunting by stalking and pouncing. Coyotes are intelligent, resourceful, and wily. Their reputation as "vermin" is wildly undeserved. They keep rodent and rabbit populations in check and help control disease transmission. They've been known to exhibit altruistic behavior, bringing food to other trapped or injured coyotes. Despite centuries of extermination campaigns, they've outwitted them all and thrived against the odds. They embody the pioneering spirit and are a true emblem of the American West. #coyote #canid #wildlife #wildlifephotography #earthcapture #igscwildlife #yourshotphotographer #naturelovers #photooftheday #animals #animalsofinstagram
Swipe left to see this coyote hunting by stalking and pouncing. Coyotes are intelligent, resourceful, and wily. Their reputation as "vermin" is wildly undeserved. They keep rodent and rabbit populations in check and help control disease transmission. They've been known to exhibit altruistic behavior, bringing food to other trapped or injured coyotes. Despite centuries of extermination campaigns, they've outwitted them all and thrived against the odds. They embody the pioneering spirit and are a true emblem of the American West. #coyote  #canid  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #earthcapture  #igscwildlife  #yourshotphotographer  #naturelovers  #photooftheday  #animals  #animalsofinstagram