A common encounter here in Western Australia
An Ursus maritimus satisfying its hunger.
The Seychelles treefrog (Tachycnemis seychellensis) it is endemic to Seychelles.
Absolutely stunning animal! Male Chameleon in Nosy Be, Madagascar!
A female black lemur (Eulemur macaco) in Nosy Be, Madagascar!
An incredible creature that has really impressed me in each encounter I had! While in Madagascar, I've seen many Chameleons and here is one of them, photographed in Nosy Be!
The black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) is an endangered species of ruffed lemur, the more endangered one of two which are endemic to the island of Madagascar.
Here is a friend I made in Camp Leakey. You can help those guys not consuming anything that has Palm Oil as an ingredient. For more, visit here: https://orangutan.org/
A Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) on my way to Camp Leakey, Kumai, Indonesian Borneo.
A shy little friend spotted me on the hike up the volcano in Tanjung Wangi.
In Tana Toraja, buffaloes are very well treated. They get prime food, showers by hand and love from their owners. It all to be slaughtered during one of the most peculiar and resilient sacrifice rite in human history.
Finnish forest reindeer.
Our first Polar Bear in the short Canadian season this year. We spent the morning exploring the Lower Savage Islands, which are located just off the south-eastern tip of Baffin Island.
Do you like polar bears? Well, the species is potentially threatened with extinction in the wild in the near future because of the combined effects of climate change, habitat degradation and direct human interference and destruction. One average, one polar bear is hunted and killed every 9 hours. Almost three bears per day. Near 1.000 bears per year. How insane is that? Well, this guy here wasn’t hunted or killed by humans, and that is why, his carcass is still there, among new life in form of flowers all around it.
A very lucky start. There are possibly less than 20.000 polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the world today. Here is one of them. A beautiful male polar bear, enjoying the end of the Arctic summer.
Silver Lip Monkey
The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is assessed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Its total population has decreased by more than 50% in the past 36–40 years to 2008 due to ongoing habitat loss and hunting in some areas.
The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is a large species, being one of the largest monkey species native to Asia.
The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is endemic to the island of Borneo and can be found on all three nations that divide the island: Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
The orangutan’s forest habitat is being cleared for agriculture. Oil palm plantations are taking over more and more of the landscape. There are an estimated 30,000 orangutans left in the wild, about 20,000 on Borneo and under 10,000 on Sumatra.
A very rare Northern leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros stenotis)
Looks like this guy really liked my bathroom and is here to stay! Family just got bigger! Love my home! Ubatuba, Brazil.
Once more I visited the Volcano Caldera of Yankicha, in the Russian Far East, and once more I had an incredible encounter with this Arctic Fox, which I can almost call it friend by now.
And with this beautiful image from the Russian Far East, I will close the season at this part of the world. It was a memorable trip, amazing landscapes and absolutely breathtaking encounters with the wildlife! Spasiba Russia, Blagadayru!
A very healthy mother and cub polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Did you know that the Polar Bear is the only living "marine mammal" with powerful, large limbs and feet that allow them to cover miles on foot and run on land?
The arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and is common throughout the Arctic tundra biome. It is well adapted to living in cold environments. It has a deep thick fur which is brown/grey in summer and white in winter
The Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) in its summer coat.
The Kamchatka brown bear (Ursus arctos beringianus). Incredible encounter with this beautiful creature found also at the Russian Far East. Quite a memorable day.
Gorgeous red fox (Vulpes vulpes) photographed in Talan Island, Russian Federation. Wild life in Russian far east is everywhere.
Red foxes feature prominently in the folklore and mythology of human cultures with which they are sympathetic. In Celtic mythology, the red fox is a symbolic animal. In the Cotswolds, witches were thought to take the shape of foxes in order to steal butter from their neighbors. Chinese folk tales tell of fox-spirits called huli jing that may have up to nine tails, orkumiho as they are known in Korea. In Japanese mythology, the kitsune are fox-like spirits possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Foremost among these is the ability to assume human form. The Yurok tribe believed that Fox, in anger, captured the sun, and tied him to a hill, causing him to burn a great hole in the ground.
Here is a beauty from the Amazon.
Cougar (Puma concolor) in the Amazon
Common squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus), from the Isla de los Micos, Colombia.
I know you wanna cuddle it... Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus).