endangered spieces

Voltron Theory #2

Okay. But can we stop for a moment and think about WHY would Zarkon turn evil?
It’s clear he was the black paladin, he was part of Voltron, one of the good guys, so something terrible had to happen to him.

Why is he destroying planets? Thinking that galrans are superiors?

The answer? His planet was destroyed by an unknown force (like a supernova, a planet blowing up, Voltron’s enemies, ect). Many of his people were too and that is why they use bots. Only a few motherships survived with barely 2 thousand galran on it.
That is why there are so few galran. They are endangered spieces.

Voltron, or more specifically King Alfor failed to save Galra and in his misery and bitterness Zarkon turned against Voltron.
Right after witnessing Galra’s demise, using the black lion Zarkon tried to force the other lions on his side but they broke the formation and managed to damage the Black Lion until Zarkon had to catapult out of her. After that a galran ship took him aboard and Alfor escaped, and hid the lions.

Zarkon asked help from his “friend” who wasn’t on the planet when it was destroyed.
A galran Druid, Haggar and she told him “If we have enough quintessence we can destroy Voltron, you may even bring your planet back to life.” and that is why he first started taking quintessence.
Over the years he realized Haggar lied but by that time his soul and heart were empty.
The only thing he lives now is revenge.

Chambal river in Madhya Pradesh, central India. 

The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also known as the gavial, and the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae, native to the Indian Subcontinent. The global gharial population is estimated at fewer than 235.



GORILLA KILL - (HH: This truly breaks my heart. But as sad as the pictures are, it is good that it is being brought into everyone’s home to see what is still happening.)

Brent Stirton is the senior staff photographer for the assignment division of Getty Images, New York. Getty Images is the largest photographic agency in the world. He specializes in documentary work and is known for his alternative approaches. He travels an average of nine months of the year on assignment. Brent’s work is published by: National Geographic MagazineNational Geographic AdventureThe New York Times MagazineThe London Sunday Times MagazineSmithsonian MagazineThe Discovery ChannelNewsweekLe ExpressLe Monde 2FigaroParis MatchGQGeoSternCNN, and many other respected international titles and news organizations. Brent also photographs for the Global Business Coalition against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He has been a long time photographer for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), shooting campaigns on sustainability and the environment. He works for the Ford and Clinton Foundations, the Nike foundation and the World Economic Forum. He was appointed one of 200 Young Global leaders in 2009 by the World Economic Forum. Brent has received awards from the Overseas Press Club, the Frontline Club, the Deadline Club, Days Japan, multiple P.O.Y USA awards, 3 times China International Photo Awards, the Lead Awards Germany, Graphis USA, American Photography, American Photo and the American Society of Publication Designers as well as the London Association of Photographers. Brent has received 5 awards from the Lucie Foundation and 5 awards from the World Press Photo Foundation and has also received awards from the United Nations for his work on the environment and in the field of HIV. Recently Brent won the 2008 Visa D’or at the Visa Pour L’ image Festival in France for Magazine photography. Brent was also awarded The Lucy Award for International photographer of the Year for 2008. In 2009 he received a gold award from China International photographic awards, as well as awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Graphis and American Photography. Brent received the 2009 ASME magazine publishers award for photojournalism for his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo published in National Geographic magazine. 


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African Wild Dog - photo and write-up by “Greg”

The African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) is the 2nd most endangered carnivore in Africa after the Ethiopian Wolf. There are very few ecosystems large enough to house self-sustaining populations of wild dog and many conservationists feel that only the Okavango Delta (Botswana), the Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania) and the Kruger National Park (RSA) are in fact large enough. Wild dog need space and the reason why, is that are constantly on the move! Here one day and gone the next! The only time they become sedentary is for the three months that they den. I like moving subjects and as a result, Africa’s ‘painted wolves’ are among my all time favourite photographic subjects! They are also very difficult subjects to photograph! Not only are they always on the move, but they move effortlessly through thick bush and simply keeping up with them is a difficult task, let alone trying to capture images! Over the years, I have been privileged to spend time with ‘dogs’ as they are affectionately known and one attribute that that has stood out above all the rest, is the way the pack functions like a family. They care for one another and even if one dog makes a kill, it will regurgitate food for the others. The adults also regurgitate food for pups and even when killing, the dogs seem to turn everything into a game. They are indeed fleet of foot and light in spirit! I find the way that the pack operates as a close-knit working unit, in stark contrast to a lion pride where survival really does belong to the fittest! As a photographer, when one feels a great degree of passion or compassion for a subject, you always want to capture an image that can do that special creature some degree of justice? For me, I wanted to capture the African Wild Dog in a pack and on the move, as this is indeed how they live. One early morning, in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, we were following a pack of dogs when we heard over the radio, that they were heading back down our way. Switching the engine off, we waited for the pack to appear on the horizon and shooting into the sun, I was able to capture the dust and surreal atmosphere that is so tangible whenever one spends time with these amazing canids. G

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RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species

I have seen some of his photography, which is excellent, but not the video - very interesting.