Finally getting around to properly capturing our Dolphin and Whale Tail! Mertailor created the original molds for this tail about 7 years ago for a reality show that unfortunately did not take off. Thankfully working with @projectmermaids and @angelinaventurellaphoto we have a great purpose for reinventing the tail to spread a beautiful message! #mertailor #themertailor #merman #mermantail #mermaid #mermaidtail #orca #killerwhale #whale #blackfish #underwater #capture #blackandwhite #instaart #instgram #instavideo #instalike #beautiful #dream #gayboy #instagay #gaystagram #gayjock #freediving #wild #wildlife #ocean #unbelievable #mermaidvibes #mermaidlife

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Boy risked his life to save baby deer…

Astonishing bravery of boy who risked his life to save baby deer in Bangladesh river by holding it above raging floodwaters.

Teenager jumped into river in Noakhali, Bangladesh to save the animal.

The boy called Belal held the young fawn in one hand above his head.

Onlookers were unsure whether the boy was going to appear again.

Wildlife photographer Hasibul Wahab captured the brave act while visiting on a photography trip.

When he made it to the other side the locals cheered.

The fawn rested on the side of the river bank after it was rescued by the boy.

The baby deer was reunited with its family after it was saved from the river in Bangladesh.

anonymous asked:

How did your love of snakes start? <3


This beautiful guy right there! In our first house, I was walking outside to check the mail as I did every day. I open up the door, and see him just slithering across my porch! So I threw a shirt over him and grabbed him, and put him in a box. I sent this picture to Brett and when he came home from work, he had a ten gallon tank with him. We wanted to keep him! So me being me, I went and did some research on snakes and how to care for them, and learned that wild snakes shouldn’t be caught and kept in captivity. So we went and released him :) I did a ton of research over a few weeks on different species of snakes, and fell in love with all of them. I got Dante, my first snake and he just increased my love for them. After that, it was a snowball effect of going to reptile shows, holding more snakes, and even going and getting training from my local fish and wildlife on capture and removal of both venomous and non venomous snakes :) 



Guys. Guys I think this show bamboozled me. This whole time.The pieces were all flipping there and I never caught on. There were entire episodes dedicated to introducing small pieces of this big picture, one at a time, so they could unleash this clusterfuck of insanity on me.

There’s no such things as gem monsters, gem animals.

They’re all fucking Gems. All the same. They’re people. But these– they’re suffering from the Gem equivalent of Cat Fingers. They can’t help their shapeshifting, their bodies are acting out of their control. Hell, maybe it’s a symptom of staying in a fusion too long, and they fully “lost themselves” (as Pearl said).

This is why the Crystal Gems are capturing “wildlife” and putting them in stasis. They’re doing what they can to save their kin.

Are… are we really going there? Is this post of mine here even half right? This seems wild and dark. I don’t want to believe something this messed up is real.

Friendly reminder to please not spoil or clarify anything for me. Thank you.

Anyway, now Steven’s trapped in a room with a big ol’ monster. Yaaaaay


Capturing Nairobi’s Essence through Portraits, with @lafrohemien

To see more of Sarah’s portraits, follow @lafrohemien on Instagram.

“I tend to put my subjects against a backdrop that will not only tell a story about them, but also about the city,” explains Kenya Instagrammer Sarah Waiswa (@lafrohemien). “Nairobi is a diverse landscape and it is important for me to show that in my photos.”

Originally drawn to Instagram as a way to see the world through the lens of others, Sarah now shares her own photographs that reveal her city’s unique juxtapositions. She says, “Nairobi is one of the few places in the world where you can capture wildlife with the city skyline as an unexpected backdrop.”

For Sarah, sharing her city through photos of its inhabitants opens up new avenues for storytelling. She hopes her portraits reflect the nature of Nairobi: “It is alluring and mysterious at the same time.”


“you’re kinda in my shot.” lennox huffed as he lowered his camera, cursing at himself for missing the perfect wildlife capture. he was in content - just himself and the open part of field at the back of the campus, but he just shook his head, trying to not let his annoyance show. “you here for something in particular?”


Buzz off! Lions’ snooze in the shade is ruined when they are attacked by a swarm of pesky bees (Photographer Andrew Forsyth)

This is the moment a sleepy pride of lions had their afternoon snooze in the shade interrupted by a furious swarm of bees.

The lions struggled to defend themselves when the insects launched an attack near a watering hole in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. Despite their fierce reputation, the big cats were too slow to swat the angry bees away and become increasingly frustrated in the 40C heat.

The African bee is known to be more aggressive than European honey bees and while their sting is no more venomous, they usually attack in greater numbers and target more frequently. 

The pictures, captured by wildlife photographer Andrew Forsyth, 47, who likened the scenes to a boxing match.

He said: ‘It was like watching a contest between a lightweight and heavyweight boxer, with the lightweight just moving around scoring with little jabs that slowly wore the opponent down.’

He said the Kalahari lions were relatively easy to spot with daytime temperatures in excess of 40C.

'Lions spend much of their daytime sleeping so for wildlife photographers most our time with lions is spent waiting for something interesting to happen. The intervention of the bees provided some welcome entertainment, although the lions weren’t amused.’

During the process of photographing the animals, Mr Forsyth himself was stung by one of the bee.

purplemudkip17-deactivated20161  asked:

I know you did a Luxray hc, but do you have another? Because mine in is that the family are good for therapy.

I like that theory, but I always figured Shinx were a little too rowdy to be left with kids after evolution. So…

Luxray are often used by customs to detect contraband. Two efficient Luxray recently assisted Fish & Wildlife with the capture of over 2,000 pieces of coral, 100 lbs. of ivory, and three silver Eevee at a major airport.

                     [ @temeros ]  …

           “OH I THOUGHT I’D FIND YOU HERE.” slowly does he approach her, hands behind his back as he smiles warmly. Finding her wasn’t as hard as he thought now, spending a bit more time outside of usual scanner activities to observe the life here. “YOU REALLY LIKE NATURE DON’T YOU? NOT LIKE THAT’S A PROBLEM OR ANYTHING, I LIKE OUTDOORS TOO.” quickly he goes to defend his statement though it wasn’t anything wrong. “DID YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING? I SAW A NEW PET SHOP OPEN, I’VE NEVER SEEN WILDLIFE CAPTURED BEFORE.”


#TravelTuesday with Guest Photographer Bob Wick to Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area – A Quiet Oasis in Urban Southern Florida!

Visitors to the Atlantic Coast of South Florida who want a break from the hustle and bustle of this mostly urbanized area will find a welcome respite in northern Palm Beach County.  The 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Outstanding Natural Area packs in a remarkable array of natural and historical resources in addition to its spectacular namesake lighthouse.  The 105 foot tall brick lighthouse itself, an early homestead, and other historic structures are visitor and photographer mainstays and are open for tours most days. However, don’t end your visit there.  An interpretive trail traverses several Florida coast vegetation types and ends with an overlook of mangrove forest and the intracoastal waterway.

Photo tip: A polarizing filter works just like polarized sunglasses and cuts the glare on the water surface and other objects. This will improve photo clarity of manatees as they remain mostly under water, and also brings out the colors of all scenery – it’s my mainstay filter and as a bonus it (like any filter) protects the camera lens from scratches.

The waters around the ONA offer opportunities for snorkeling, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding past mangroves and other native vegetation. Osprey, herons, egrets and ibis are commonly seen along the shore. In winter, manatees congregate in the adjoining waterways and are often visible surfacing for air right next to shore. Look for gopher tortoises along the trails sunning themselves at mid-day.

Photo tip: When photographing wildlife, try to capture behaviors; an osprey eating a fish, a tortoise walking towards its burro. This makes for more interesting shots than an animal just standing looking at the camera.

Check out our @esri Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse ONA multimedia storymap for more stunning photos, helpful links and a map of the area:  http://mypubliclands.tumblr.com/traveltuesdayfloridajupiterinlet

Trail Camera Captures Wildlife at Mfuwe Lodge

Wildlife around Mfuwe lodge know they are being spied on.

Annalisa Losacco set up cameras along the trail near the lodge and captured this amazing footage. The animals seem aware of the cameras and are a little skittish but it doesn’t stop them from inspecting them.

Aerial shot
A British wildlife photographer has captured stunning new shots of Africa using a homemade helicopter drone. Will Burrard-Lucas spent five months building and learning to fly the BeetleCopter before taking it out in the Serengeti in Tanzania. He was able to capture sweeping scenes of migrating wildebeest and antelope as well as intimate shots of giraffe and hyena.
Photography by Will Burrard-Lucas/

The missing skink: Amateur wildlife photographer captures first ever pictures of snake-like lizard with tiny legs that was assumed extinct
The rare reptile, which looks more like a snake, was pictured by a wildlife photographer during a visit to the Masai Mara in Kenya.

The rare reptile looks more like a snake, but on closer inspection it actually has four tiny legs that make it a type of lizard. It also has a notched tongue rather than the forked tongue of a snake.

Sjoerd van Berge Henegouwen, 48, was visiting the Masai Mara in Kenya when a ranger pointed out what he thought was a snake by the side of the road.

The Dutch photographer took several pictures of the 20ins long serpent before it slithered off into long grass.

When he got home Sjoerd did some research online and found a description of a Western Serpentiform skink which matched what he had seen, but couldn’t find a single picture of one..