A quick 10 of birds and their snacks:
1. Crimson-breasted Gonolek - Kalahari desert
2. Western Tanager - Yellowstone NP
3. Lilac Breasted Roller - Zimbabwe
4. Arctic Terns - Svalbard
5. Horn Bill - Zambia
6. Tri-Colored Heron - Florida
7. Toucan - Brazil
8. Cape Vultures - S. Africa
9. Unknown - Brazil
10. Oxpecker - S. Africa
On those stormy nights, there’s nothing like a reliable headlamp. During his storm chase earlier this year, @ladzinski brought our new RH2 Headlamp to help capture the drama while shooting for @canonusa on the Great Plains.
Fully waterproof and with a 700-lumen blast mode, the RH2 is ready for all the adventure you can throw at it. Learn more about the RH2 through the link in our bio.
Videography by: @ladzinski , @tjtriage , @brittmumma , and @taylor._shaffer .
An American Alligator gracefully glides past my camera in the Florida Everglades. For some 180 million years, alligators have roamed the earth and are about as resilient as they come, documented to go upwards of 3 years without eating, in the most desperate of times. In light of that sturdiness, they were nearly hunted to extinction in the early 1900s for their skins that made for fashionable boots. Had it not been for the endangered species act of 1967, their fate may have been sealed. They’ve since made quite a come back under a vital part of a healthy ecosystem.
@canonusa@nauticamhousings@reefphotovideo@tjtriage@gavinckoester #everglades #alligator #florida
Like most animals in Antarctica, leopard seals have a staple diet that consists primarily of krill. However, during the fledgling season, when scores of young penguins are headed out to sea for the first time, leopard seals will hide behind chunks of sea ice and small icebergs, waiting for a pod to pass by. The clever leopards will catch as many penguins as they can, and store them atop these small pieces of ice, almost like a vending machine, eating at their pleasure, while storing food for later. A clever and highly intelligent tactic. / For @natgeo@sealegacy
An easy bird to discount and overlook, the Raven, up close, is a bird of immaculate beauty and detail. These cleaver animals are the most intelligent species of bird on earth and always entertaining to watch. I’ve been meaning to print this one.🪶
A moment of displayed dominance among the infamous Fast 5, a very rare coalition of male cheetah in the Masai Mara. Generally solitary hunters, cheetahs are limited to what they can both hunt and eat before larger predators move in to steal their hard earned meal. This pack of 5 however can not only take larger prey, they can defend it. Like any group, there is a pecking order, seen here as the alpha issues a brief reminder as to who’s in charge.