theoceaniswonderful:

ControlingTheBaitBall1544 by BigAnimals.com

theoceaniswonderful:

ControlingTheBaitBall1544 by BigAnimals.com

7 hours ago with 116 notes — via theoceanisourhome, © theoceaniswonderful
#sailfish #unknown species #Istiophoridae #Perciformes #photography



biomorphosis:

The bat-eared fox is named for its huge ears, which can grow to be more than five inches long and stand out much like the ears on a bat. These foxes live in family units and typically eat insects to survive. 
This amazing animal can eat more than a million termites per year and can actually help control the termite population. They rarely drink water because they are able to hydrate with all the bugs they eat.

biomorphosis:

The bat-eared fox is named for its huge ears, which can grow to be more than five inches long and stand out much like the ears on a bat. These foxes live in family units and typically eat insects to survive. 

This amazing animal can eat more than a million termites per year and can actually help control the termite population. They rarely drink water because they are able to hydrate with all the bugs they eat.

8 hours ago with 1,650 notes — via verybluebirdy, © biomorphosis
#bat eared fox #Otocyon megalotis #Canidae #Carnivora #gif



anungulateaday:

Mountain Tapir [Tapirus pinchaque]

anungulateaday:

Mountain Tapir [Tapirus pinchaque]

8 hours ago with 6 notes — via anungulateaday
#mountain tapir #Tapirus pinchaque #Tapiridae #Perissodactyla #photography



Higher Ground by Fuz-Caforio-Art

Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 160cm. Amur leopard with cub.

Higher Ground by Fuz-Caforio-Art

Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 160cm. Amur leopard with cub.

9 hours ago , © fuz-caforio-art.deviantart.com
#amur leopard #leopard #Panthera pardus #Felidae #Carnivora #art



rhamphotheca:

Sawfish Science in Florida
This just in — NOAA Fisheries Biologists Dr. John Carlson, Dana Bethea, Grace Casselbury and intern Ryan Jones are on their monthly expedition examining the distribution and abundance of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata), an ESA endangered species, in Everglades National Park. 
The scientists have recorded some extremely low salinity measurements this expedition and are measuring how the distribution of sawfish changes in response to low salinity. Today they tagged a 3 ft female near Chokoloskee Island. All of this research is designed to help implement recovery objectives in the ESA. 
Photo credit: Ryan Jones 
Check out our video on how we protect them: 
Protecting an Endangered Species:  Smalltooth Sawfish
(via: NOAA Fisheries)

rhamphotheca:

Sawfish Science in Florida

This just in — NOAA Fisheries Biologists Dr. John Carlson, Dana Bethea, Grace Casselbury and intern Ryan Jones are on their monthly expedition examining the distribution and abundance of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata), an ESA endangered species, in Everglades National Park.

The scientists have recorded some extremely low salinity measurements this expedition and are measuring how the distribution of sawfish changes in response to low salinity. Today they tagged a 3 ft female near Chokoloskee Island. All of this research is designed to help implement recovery objectives in the ESA.

Photo credit: Ryan Jones

Check out our video on how we protect them:

Protecting an Endangered Species:  Smalltooth Sawfish

(via: NOAA Fisheries)

10 hours ago with 188 notes — via rhamphotheca
#smalltooth sawfish #Pristis pectinata #Pristidae #Pristiformes #photography #research



dynamicoceans:

Cape Fur Seal by Truus & Zoo on Flickr.

dynamicoceans:

Cape Fur Seal by Truus & Zoo on Flickr.

11 hours ago with 29 notes — via dynamicoceans
#brown fur seal #Arctocephalus pusillus #Otariidae #Pinnipedia #photography



tank-commander:

Mission Blue Documentary on Netflix

Scientist Sylvia Earle (TED Talk: My wish: Protect our oceans) has spent the past five decades exploring the seas. During that time, she’s witnessed a steep decline in ocean wildlife numbers — and a sharp incline in the number of ocean deadzones and oil drilling sites. An original documentary about Earle’s life and work is available now on Netflix.


Watch it here.

Using GIFs for science communication is powerful and awesome!

tank-commander:

Mission Blue Documentary on Netflix

Scientist Sylvia Earle (TED Talk: My wish: Protect our oceans) has spent the past five decades exploring the seas. During that time, she’s witnessed a steep decline in ocean wildlife numbers — and a sharp incline in the number of ocean deadzones and oil drilling sites. An original documentary about Earle’s life and work is available now on Netflix.

Watch it here.

Using GIFs for science communication is powerful and awesome!

12 hours ago with 433 notes — via trynottodrown, © tank-commander
#conservation #overfishing



Sabu by Fuz-Caforio-Art

Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 160cm. A cat so mystical it barely unsettles the snow it vanishes in…

Sabu by Fuz-Caforio-Art

Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 160cm. A cat so mystical it barely unsettles the snow it vanishes in…

1 day ago with 5 notes , © fuz-caforio-art.deviantart.com
#snow leopard #Panthera uncia #felidae #carnivora #art



Moderator application

fyeahwildlife:

Hey guys! Sorry for the inactivity, myself and the other mod have been busy with other things. I am now in my final stretch of getting my bachelor’s degree - I graduate in December - so I am extremely busy. I don’t want this blog to become fully inactive, so I am opening up two moderator positions.

To apply, simply answer the questions below and submit them. I will get back to you on September 6th if you are selected for the position.

  1. How much time can you dedicate to the blog?
  2. Will you follow the rules of how we format posts?
  3. Will you post a diversity of wildlife, not just a few species?
  4. Will you source original posts you make (photographers, artists, articles, etc.)?
  5. Finally, tell us why you’re interested in helping with this blog! (It doesn’t have to be an essay.)
1 day ago with 3 notes — via fyeahwildlife
#admin post



njwight:

The #strawberrypoison-dart frog (also called the blue-jeans) is one very cool dude. I loved trying to track them down and got pretty muddy capturing this shot. He was about the size of Tylenol - but with teenie-tiny legs. So, not exactly a large subject to find in the jungle, but that colour sure helps!
More frogs and tips on how to shoot them...please come show some love.

njwight:

The #strawberrypoison-dart frog (also called the blue-jeans) is one very cool dude. I loved trying to track them down and got pretty muddy capturing this shot. He was about the size of Tylenol - but with teenie-tiny legs. So, not exactly a large subject to find in the jungle, but that colour sure helps!

More frogs and tips on how to shoot them...please come show some love.

1 day ago with 2,520 notes — via njwight
#strawberry poison dart frog #Oophaga pumilio #Dendrobatidae #Anura #photography