The Telegraph reports The self-proclaimed “Pablo Escobar of the falcon egg trade” is facing another lengthy jail sentence after being caught at Heathrow airport with a stash of 19 rare eggs strapped to his chest. He had arrived in London from South Africa carrying two rare vulture eggs as well as others from rare and endangered birds […]
A white desert flower in the Wadi Rum desert wilderness south of Amman, Jordan. The desert has been inhabited by many cultures, including the Nabateans who left paintings and writings on some of the rocks. Bedouins continue to live in the protected area.
A dead olive ridley sea turtle lies with a rope around its neck on Marari beach near Mararikulam in southern India. Getting tangled in nets and ropes used in the fishing industry are a frequent hazard for the vulnerable creatures, which hatch by the millions in their largest nesting grounds each year along the coast […]
Dead and dying kangaroos, goats and sheep stuck in drying mud in the drainage canal of lake Cawndilla, one of the four main areas of the Menindee Lakes.
A sloth bear in in the Amazon rainforest, near Iquitos, Peru. Sloths are medium-sized mammals belonging to the familiesMegalonychidae (two-toed sloths) and Bradypodidae (three-toed sloths), classified into six species.
The Salt Lake Tribune and Washington Post report on the how the government shutdown may interfere with the world’s longest continuous study of predators and their prey (wolves and moose). The shutdown will also interrupt relocating as many as 30 wolves to the Isle Royale National Park. Read article at The shutdown may snarl a 60-year study of wolves […]
Twenty-one year-old Finnish photographer Konsta Punkka takes breathtaking pictures of nature and lifestyle. We’ve written about him previously, but just can’t seem to get enough of his photos of wild animals. Punkka manages to capture the animals from so close, it’s unbelievable. His secret? He brings snacks to the photoshoots and feeds them to the […]