Nat Geo WILD is a network all about animals & nature from National Geographic.
Nat Geo WILD is a network all about animals & nature from National Geographic.
Video 🎥 by @alexbraczkowski I shot this video with @luke_ochse and @stevewinterphoto on the Kasenyi plains of Uganda. This was a moment when we saw seven fully grown 400lb lions awkwardly wedges into a euphorbia tree. This male peeked out of the thick branches for a moment and I snapped this short video. Lions like leopards don’t have much trouble getting up a tree but it’s the getting down that proves problematic! Leopards are far more nimble and even the largest males seldom get to 190 lbs. Falling, or jumping onto the bushes below are the two main strategies lions use to get down from trees (neither being particularly graceful! ). Follow me @alexbraczkowski for more shots of African lions 🦁 . . . . . #lion #king #kings #beauty #lionsofinstagram #catsofig #uganda #wilderness #wild
Video by @bertiegregory // A male polar bear opens an eye during a nap on west coast of the Hudson Bay, Canada. This male bear was in no rush. He was waiting near to the water’s edge in anticipation for the big freeze: an annual event when the ocean turns into a rock-solid ice pathway. This ice allows him to hunt his primary prey, the ringed seal. To see this guy in action and to learn more about polar bears’ incredible lives, check out my online series, ‘Wild_Life: The Big Freeze’ on National Geographic Youtube. Follow @bertiegregory for more on the series. #bear #arctic #cold #snow #wildlife
Photo by @daisygilardini | Milk is extremely important, and unique to every species because it contains specific nutrients and antibodies. Polar bear’s milk has a creamy texture, according to University of Alberta biologist Andrew Derocher. It’s a bit chalky, salty and fishy — fishy, because it has a lot of oils which come from the bears’ diet of seal blubber. It is salty and chalky because of its mineral content, which includes sodium. It’s creamy because of the high fat content, which varies depending on the age of the cubs. The younger the cubs, the fatter the milk. At an early stage, the fat content can be as much as 40%. This is because polar bear cubs are born underdeveloped, and need a certain amount of fat-rich nutrients to sustain their development. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #motherhood #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #canada
Photo 📷 by @alexbraczkowski Peekaboo 🦁 a lioness peers out of the grass with her young son in front of her. I shot this frame with @broganparsonsphoto in the @dulinilodge and it was a moment of unease as this lioness took a look at our camera crane rig. Lions will give you a few cues before they initiate a charge to defend themselves and their young. 1 ) a low growl showing discomfort, 2 ) flattening of the ears, 3 ) flicking of the tail , 4 ) a rush or charge that is meant to discourage the intruder - the lion will not hurt and contact the threat. If these signs are ignored and the lion itself doesn’t flee, it will defend itself and it’s young by charging and potentially wounding the threat. Follow me @alexbraczkowski for more shots of big cats worldwide 🌍 . . . . . #warning #lioness #lionking #lion #lions #bigcat #warning #catsofinstagram #cat
Photo by @journeying_justin | A sleepy young brown fur seal dozes off in the warmth of the sun and to the soft soothing sound of thousands of other fur seals screaming and belching on the beach. Fur seals are not true seals as they have external ear flaps and are closely related to sea lions. . Brown fur seals used to be numerous along the African coast but due to hunting and habitat loss, are only found in a few remaining colonies. This young seal is part of the Cape Cross colony in Namibia. . Follow @journeying_justin for more exciting wildlife content. #natgeowild #natgeo #nationalgeographic #wildlife
Photo @jasonedwardsng Throughout the vast arid regions of the Australian continent the chattering squawks of countless parrot species echo across the land. Few are louder or more Australian than the chorus of the Corella, especially at dawn and sunset when the desert air is cooler. They gather in enormous flocks and sweep across the terrain in the fading outback light. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild #jasonedwardsng #outback #australia
Photo by Keith Ladzinski @ladzinski | At a mere 24 inches at the shoulder, #Klipspringer are among the smaller species in the antelope family. Like all antelope however, they’re remarkably fast, agile and always on the alert. Klipspringers are generally nocturnal and prefer rockier terrain, a topography that suits their climbing abilities well. Photographed in central Zimbabwe.
Photo by @anai .colyer // There was a time when I would be nervous if I heard there was a shark nearby while I was diving. Now if I see one I consider myself lucky to be in its presence. These beautiful misunderstood animals are apex predators, meaning they sit at the top of their food chain, and act as a regulator of biodiversity. They play an important role in the overall health of the oceans. Which means they play an important role in the health of us all. Sharks are worth so much more alive. #worthmorealive Follow @anai .colyer to see more of our natural world from above and below the water.
Photo by @daisygilardini | Lionesses leave their pride to give birth to their cubs, and will keep them isolated for the first couple of months. When reuniting with the pride, months later, the lactating females in the pride will nurse all the newborn, without favouring their own. Cubs start eating meat around three months, and will be weaned entirely around the time they reach six months. While female cubs will remain with the same pride for life, the males will be chased away by the time they’re two- or three-years-old. The lionesses take care of raising the cubs, play with them and train them to hunt. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #Africa #lion #lioncub #OkavangoDelta #Botswana #motherhood #play
Video by @sandesh_kadur & @bhuvangogoigmailcom in Kaziranga National Park. A water buffalo can feed this tiger for well over a week but the tiger is not really willing to share his meal with anyone, especially not jungle crows! With one of the highest tiger densities in the world, Kaziranga National Park is a special place, home to not only the Tiger, but many other endangered species including the Rhino and the water buffalo. Join me @sandesh_kadur & @felis_creations as we explore the hidden world of India’s elusive felines #wildcatsofindia #onassignment for @natgeowild
Photos 📷 by @alexbraczkowski Many of the worlds conservation and wildlife warriors are continuing the fight for wildlife during the time of COVID-19! Look at the focus of these rangers and the vet as they monitor the vitals of Lena, a lioness living on the Kasenyi plains of #uganda 🇺🇬 the reason this lioness is immobilised is because her satellite collar is being replaced. She has been chased from villages before for eating farmers cows. The collar helps in the monitoring of how close she gets to villages and when she goes into cattle enclosures scientists can warn communities. The brave Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers and vet, Ludwig Siefert continue their work despite the current pandemic! With the collapse of the tourism sector the conservationists on the frontlines will have to work harder than ever to save the worlds wildlife. Follow me @alexbraczkowski for more wildlife shots from Uganda and Africa 🌍 . . . . . #lion #lioness #wildlife #conservation #protection #frontlineheroes #frontlineworkers #african #ugandan #uganda #eastafrica
Photo by @amivitale | An elephant walks through @loisaba_conservancy in Laikipia, northern Kenya, a critical elephant migratory pathway. Elephants are among the world's most intelligent species. They express a wide variety of behaviors, including those associated with grief, learning, altruism, use of tools, compassion, self-awareness, memory, and language. Researchers recently discovered that elephants can distinguish differences in human gender, age, and ethnicity purely by the sound of someone’s voice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Follow @amivitale and @nature_africa for more stories about elephants and those working to protect them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @nature_org @nrt_kenya @natgeoimagecollection #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya
📸 By @agoetzfilm It's been an eventful year for this barred owl nest! Recently one of the chicks took a 50 ft fall, well before it's time to fledge, and had to be helped back in by volunteers. When a bird "fledges," its wings have grown the necessary feathers for flight and begins to learn how to fly. These chicks are still a little too young yet for that! To see more wildlife, follow @agoetzfilm #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #natgeo #birdsofinstagram
📸 By @agoetzfilm This disheveled barred owl mom (who we've nicknamed Owlivia ) just went hunting in a pond for some snacks for her chicks, and is now cleaning off. It's not uncommon for barred owls to catch frogs, and even sometimes fish, to feed their young! To see more wildlife, follow @agoetzfilm #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #natgeo #birdsofinstagram
Photo by @DaisyGilardini | Polar bears’ reproductive rate is among the lowest of all mammals. Females reach maturity at the age of four- to five-years-old and usually give birth to two cubs. Mortality is high during the cubs’ first year of life, and depends largely on the mother’s health. Cubs will stay with their mother for two and a half to three years. Bears can live anywhere from 20 to 30 years. That means a typical female will have five or six litters during her lifetime, of which two in three cubs will die within their first two years. With such a slow-to-reproduce animal, bad polar bear management could have dramatic consequences on their numbers. Mother bears and their cubs generally emerge from their dens in March or April, when the cubs are strong enough to survive outdoors and are ready to make the trek to the ice. This period also coincides with the seals’ birthing season on the pack ice — easy meals for the mother bears who have been fasting for as long as eight months at this point. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #motherhood #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #canada
Photo by Keith Ladzinski @ladzinski | A young elephant taking a meticulous dust bath, transforming its tough skin from gray to red in the process. These baths are an effective source of sun screen and also help to keep pestering bugs off. To see more photos of African wildlife please visit @ladzinski
Photo @jasonedwardsng There are numerous species of Macaw all located in Central and South America. They are almost always vividly coloured and combined with their loud, raucous calls can be seen and heard over vast distances in the rainforest. . Their magnificent appearance is also their curse, and entire species have been decimated by poachers for the international pet trade. I will always recall the first time I witnessed a wild macaw, it was in the Pantanal floodplains of Brazil. The light was poor and the distance great, but the joy was profound! . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild #jasonedwardsng #amazonrainforest #peru
Photo by @amivitale | Rhinos rest on the wide open plains of @olpejeta Conservancy in northern Kenya. @olpejeta is the largest sanctuary for the critically endangered black rhino in all of East Africa. Today, more than ever, they need our help. Learn how you can get involved by following @amivitale and @olpejeta . @biorescue_project @kenyawildlifeservice @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @photography .for.good #dontletthemdisappear #kenya #rhinos #saverhinos
Video 🎥 by @alexbraczkowski An African lion cub peers through a patch of grass on the Kasenyi Plains of Uganda. This cub was left by its mom for over an hour while she hunted. Lionesses have good knowledge of their surroundings and will typically leave cubs in bushes, in tall grass and thickets so they can hide if they spot a predator. Some of the biggest threats to little lion cubs like this one are hyenas and other lions that they are not related to. In a few months these cubs will start joining mom on longer excursions and will eventually learn how to hunt from her. Follow me @alexbraczkowski for more big cat shots 🐆🦁 . . . . . #lion #lionking #cubs #lioness #lions #catlife #kitten #catsofinstagram
Photo by @DaisyGilardini | South Georgia elephant seals are born in October/November. The mother will nurse the pup for three to four weeks, during which time the newborn will triple its weight, from 40 kilograms at birth to 120-130 kg by the time it's weaned. The mother’s milk is in fact extremely fatty — up to 50% fat, compared to 3.5% in cow’s milk. Seal pups have long, black hair at birth, which will moult after a month or so. During this moulting phase, they look really funny! Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories #funny #moulting #seal #elephantseal #southgeorgia #conservation #climatechange #climatechangeisreal
Photo @jasonedwardsng At the height of the dry season scorching temperatures drive large mammals to shelter in shattered woodlands bereft of leaves and beauty. At night as the air cools, they emerge to drink at dwindling waterholes under the cover of darkness. . My assistant used an old faded tungsten spotlight to illuminate herd members as I moved among them. In post-production we simply slid the yellow slider to remove the colour cast, and the grey of the wrinkled skin emerged again! . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for stories and images from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild #jasonedwardsng #angola #nightphotography