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#wildlife

Ostdrossel :verified:
1 hour ago

It is always funny to me how seemingly stunned they look to find nobody at the scene yet hearing all the scolding from the trees. At first I thought this one would take a bath, but nope. It has been very dry here, so maybe it will come back. Such a beautiful bird.
(link again, video is too big to post here)
https://youtu.be/bXTxKsp5CGs
#birds #Ostdrossel #raptor #hawk #nature #birdsofprey #wildlife #Birdsy #birdwatching #puremichigan

cpay
2 hours ago
Close-up of the head of a Green Heron against a background of foliage.
Ripples and Leaves
3 hours ago

This photo makes me laugh every time I look at it! ๐Ÿคฃ

#photography #birds #wildlife

A close up photo of a goose. The goose has a funny expression on its face, with a blade of grass hanging out of its mouth sorta like a cigarette.
cpay
3 hours ago
A female osprey takes flight after dropping off a fish for its chick in its nest atop a man-made platform.
Claudia Zahn
5 hours ago

Hyperion, the world's tallest living tree. Hyperion is the name of a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in California that was measured at 115.92 m (380.3 ft), which ranks it as the world's tallest known living tree.

By #AmazingNature
#Nature #NatureLovers #Wildlife #NaturePhotography #Plant #Plants #Flower #Flowers #Photography #Photographer #Video #Science

Deb Oppermann
5 hours ago

It is so wonderful to see the Monarch butterflies as they are now endangered. This beauty was sipping nectar from the pink Buddleia in the summer garden and the morning light cast a lovely soft glow on the butterfly and bloom.
Available here
https://www.pictorem.com/177454/The%20Beauty%20Of%20The%20Butterfly.html
#InspirationalQuote #MotivationalQuote #quote #MotivationalMonday #butterfly #nature #wild #wildlife #Insect #photography #MonarchButterfly #butterflies #MastoPhoto #PhotographersOnMastodon #BuyIntoArt #garden #gardening

Monarch Butterfly nectaring on pink Buddlei with green background and quote
Ripples and Leaves
5 hours ago

This is Irma, with a blueberry from my breakfast. Irma plays coy... takes the blueberry and hops away. As if! Just eat it silly.

I share my breakfast, and Irma lets me take pictures. Fair deal!

๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฆโ€โฌ›๐Ÿ˜

#photography #birds #wildlife #crow #crazycrowlady

A crow, feathers glistening in the sun, with a blueberry in its beak.
Paul Cipywnyk
5 hours ago
Swallowtail at Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby, BC
Words :vivaldi_blue:
6 hours ago

This is Lopa in what is fast becoming her favourite spot in the garden. She turns up late afternoon as the sun is getting lower in the sky and settles in the middle of the lawn, to the sunny side of the garden. She then just dozes for around an hour or so, occasionally watching the birds in the trees or pricking up her ears if we step outside, before wandering off to do whatever it is foxes have to do at night. http://www.permuted.org.uk/photography/fox-of-the-day/ #fox #NaturePhotography #wildlife

side view of a fox stretched out on grass with her ears pricked and eye open.
Jan Matson Art
6 hours ago

Robin in a field of poppies ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ
https://jan-matson.pixels.com/featured/robin-in-a-field-of-poppies-jan-matson.html

The oil painting "Robin in a field of poppies" captures the ethereal beauty of nature and the delicate presence of wildlife.

#robin #birds #BirdPainting #OilPainting #artist #BirdsOfMastodon #wildlife #MastoArt #JanMatson #painting #poppies

The oil painting "Robin in a field of poppies" captures the ethereal beauty of nature and the delicate presence of wildlife. The vibrant pink poppies sway gently in the wind. The robin, with its vibrant orange/red breast, perches gracefully on a branch, symbolising freedom and the harmony between the avian world and the enchanting floral garden. The painting invites viewers to immerse themselves in the tranquility of the scene, where the robin becomes the foreground focal point among the poppies.
Jan Matson Art
7 hours ago

Bluebird in a field of blue poppies. ๐Ÿฉต๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฉต
https://jan-matson.pixels.com/featured/bluebird-on-blue-poppies-jan-matson.html

An oil painting of a bluebird on a background of blue poppies.

#bluebird #birds #BirdPainting #OilPainting #artist #BirdsOfMastodon #wildlife #MastoArt #JanMatson #painting #bluepoppies

An oil painting of a bluebird perched on a twig. The background of the painting is painted in a pale blue with a field of delicate blue poppies. The bluebird has a black patch around his eye, blue feathers on his back and white breast feathers.
WildChiswick
7 hours ago

Snouts first trip out is still available via friendsofsnout.com. Written by me! Lovely story that also teaches children about hedgehogs. http://www.friendsofsnout.com #hedgehogs #wildlife

Albatrossity
7 hours ago

Local Red-tailed Hawk expressing his feelings about a crow sitting in an adjacent tree. Near Manhattan KS a few days ago.

#birds #BirdsOfMastodon #photography #wildlife #nature #raptors #FlyoverCountry

Large hawk with tan head and white chest and belly, screaming at another bird off-camera
GirlFromDewey
8 hours ago
Stunning 19th-century illustration of American Woodcock. Perfect for nature lovers & bird enthusiasts.
TerpieCat
8 hours ago

Backyard visitor. She just laid down and made herself at home this afternoon. #Deer #Wildlife #NaturePhotography

Female whitetail deer lying down in the grass.
kernpanik ๐Ÿพ
8 hours ago

A black-tailed skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum; most likely an immature female specimen).

#photography #nature #wildlife #insects #dragonflies
(photos: @kernpanik | license: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

A yellowish dragonfly, resting on top of a wooden pole.
A yellowish dragonfly, resting on top of a gnarly old piece of wood.
Marvin Johanning
9 hours ago

Pica Pica! A Eurasian Magpie sitting on a roof, its feathers fluffed up by the wind.

(Pica pica is the scientific name for magpies. And since it's adorable, I always call them pica pica instead of magpie!)

#bird #birds #birding #birdphotography #birdsofmastodon #birdwatching #wildlifephotography #wildlife #naturephotography #photography

A Magpie sitting on the edge of a roof. The background is mostly blue and green (from the sky and a tree) and out of focus. The bird itself is crow-like with white feathers in the middle and the rest being dark.
Reclining Buddha Cat
10 hours ago

I was setting the table and saw a young doe in the backyard and stepped out, expecting her to run...she almost walked into me in her quest for birdseed. #wildlifephotography #wildlife #deer
https://youtu.be/lpMFr0iC2PM

Steven Lawson Photography
10 hours ago

A warm early summer's day spent watching Four-Spotted Chaser dragonflies flitting around a small nature reserve is, by any measure, a day well spent.
#photography #nature #wildlife #dragonflies #nsects

Side profile of a four-spotted chaser dragonfly clinging to a reed stem
Overhead view showing the beautiful colours and delicate wingspan of a four-spotted chaser dragonfly
Four-spotted chaser dragonfly, with an amber-like body, clinging to a slender reed stem in the margins of a pond in a nature reserve
Four-spotted chase dragonfly peeping around a reed stem, to which it clings with its slender black legs
Fon Denton
10 hours ago

It's #MustangMonday and here is another photo of Clorox, a north Onaqui band stallion. I spent a lot of time with Clorox and his family on my last trip. He is such a fantastic subject! He is a strong, kind leader for his family.

Find Prints: https://wildhorsephotographs.com/782922/Wild%20Stallion%20With%20Purpose.html

#WildHorses #WildHorse #Wild #Wildlife #Nature #Horse #Horses #AYearForArt #Stallion #HorsePhotography #Mustangs #Equine #Onaqui #Utah #Animals #Nature #Art #Photography #BuyIntoArt #PhotographyIsArt #IStandWithWildHorses

A wild roan pinto stallion walks past on his way to a waterhole in the distance. 
WildHorsePhotographs.com by Fon Denton
Kate :verigold:
12 hours ago

This spring I was sad to hear no starlings had nested in my roof. I usually have a loud nest at both the back & the front. I did wonder if the squirrel that invaded my loft over winter had scared them off.

The good news is, I can finally hear chicks under the roof of my bedroom!

I don't know if it's the old pair doing a second brood in their old home, or a new pair making use of the empty nest. Either way, I've got peep peeps!!

๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ

#Wildlife #Birds BirdLife #Nature #Starlings

Atlas Obcsura
12 hours ago

To Reduce Conflicts With Humans, Get Inside an Elephant's Head

Understanding how the giant mammals weigh risk and reward could help prevent clashes with people.
To Reduce Conflicts With Humans, Get Inside an Elephant's Head

Joe Wynne
12 hours ago

#BlueMonday #ClimateChange Crossover

Moody blues play out in a cloudy sky and tide pools, while White Ibises feed.

But less gloomy is that salt marshes (and mangroves, sea grasses and fjords) in North America have recently been shown to be the "second strongest coastal greenhouse gas sink". (Reported in Nature Climate Change 22 May 2023.)

Good reason to conserve them, like here in the Pickney Island National Wildlife Refuge, SC, USA.

#anthropocene #nature #NaturePhotography #wildlife

Landscape view showing salt marsh at low tide. The sky is made up of light and dark clouds, but a lighter sunny background peeks through in places. In the foreground are green shrubs and low plants, with a smallish Live Oak and part of Saw Palmetto on the far right. In the middle distance, is a shallow tidepool.  A couple of dozen White Ibises feed or fly beyond it. In the far distance land and trees arise somewhat. On the left edge of the view a gravel road can be seen leading into tree cover.

Common dolphins surfing the boatโ€™s wake on the passage to Santa Cruz Island

#nature #photography #wildlife #California

Dark gray dolphins with white flanks leaping from a dark sea
Guillermo Esteves
14 hours ago

Grizzly 1063, Grand Teton National Park. June, 2023.

๐Ÿ“ท Fujifilm X-T5 + XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR
๐ŸŽž 600 mm โ€“ 1/500โ€ณ โ€“ f/8 โ€“ ISO 5000
๐Ÿ“ Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, United States โ€“ Newe Sogobia (Eastern Shoshone), Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Shoshone-Bannock, and Tsรฉsthoโ€™e (Cheyenne) land
๐Ÿ”— https://www.allencompassingtrip.com/4233/grizzly-1063
๐Ÿท๏ธ #Photography #Wildlife

A grizzly sow crossing a road, with photographers, onlookers, and members of the wildlife brigade in the background.
สž
15 hours ago

slightly late to the #ShittyCameraChallenge, but here is what i was able to do with a Canon Coolpix S51 last week while sitting near my bird feeder.

#birds #wildlife #nature #photography

House finches
Male red cardinal
House finch
House finch
Ripples and Leaves
15 hours ago

Met this cute fuzzy friend while on the same walk as the geese and goslings.

We were curious about each other, and they let me take this photo of them.๐Ÿ’œ

#photography #wildlife #animal

A very detailed close up picture of a squirrel. The squirrel is standing up, front legs folded quaintly. The detail is striking: different colours of their fur in different areas such as their back and belly, their bright eyes, and their front paws.

A wood pigeon โ€“ heard it cooing, turned around, saw it through this conincidentally-perfectly-positioned hole in a tree's canopy, took a photograph.

#birding #birds #birdwatching #birdphotography #birdsofmastodon #photography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

A wood pigeon perched on a roof, seen though a hole in a (blurry) tree canopy.
Albatrossity
17 hours ago

Bird of the Day - Kฤkฤ, New Zealand 2015
Handy

#birds #BirdsOfMastodon #Photography #wildlife #nature #parrot #Aotearoa

Dark green and brown bird, with lighter head, yellow cheek, and raindrops on its back, eating a fruit or nut that is held in one claw
Stoat
17 hours ago

3 Osprey chicks at the Alyth Substation nest.

#Osprey #Perth #Wildlife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be6Wef2Mv5U

Fawn
18 hours ago

Here are a few slightly better photos I've taken in the last couple months.

Again, I'm using my phone camera (galaxy s22 ultra), so truly not great quality, but I'm having a nice time regardless.

I'm looking into scopes. It's no coincidence these better photos are also of birds that aren't afraid of humans and aren't in a distant treetop. Proximity helps!

#birds #birding #wildlife

A male house finch sitting at the top of a small evergreen tree. Male house finches have bright red chests and faces with an otherwise light, dusty, beige body.
Two house finches perched on a small evergreen tree. One is male and one is female, perhaps a breeding pair. Female house finches are a dull dusty beige color with darker striping.
A Canada goose floating on a pale green creek.
A male house finch stares down from the eaves of a building. His head is cocked to one side as he tries to understand what my Chihuahua is.
Geoff
23 hours ago

Getting cold fishing in the rain

Fluffed up to stay warm, his White-faced Heron largely ignored us as it fished at the edge of the waterhole

#WildOz #OzBirds #Birds #wildlife Kumbartcho Wildlife Sanctuary

White-faced Heron knee-deep in water with its feathers plumped up for warmth, fishing while raindrops hit the surface at the start of a rain shower
Defiance!
1 day ago

Unusually eventful crepuscular hike this evening

A deer grazing on a hillside right next to a turkey just chillinโ€™

A family of deer with two fawns with their little white spots ๐Ÿ˜

A coyote (video below). Then another. They started fighting as I was walking away. I saw the larger one with a dead animal in its mouth trotting back to the wooded area.

A loud bang, crash, then splash about 20 yards ahead as a giant tree branch fell into the creek

#hiking #trail #wildlife

Coyote trotting along sunny grass covered hillside
Ripples and Leaves
1 day ago

This is Irma (left), and Madge (right). We've made friends. ๐Ÿคฃ

I share blueberries, nuts, and sometimes Cheerios with them and they let me take their pictures.

They are "thinking crow thoughts".

It irritates the kids, as they're afraid I'll become "the crazy crow lady" of the neighbourhood. ๐Ÿคฃ I'm quite happy to be the crazy crow lady.

#photography #birds #wildlife #crazycrowlady

(repost after migrating servers)

Two crows sitting side by side on a tree branch. Their features are glistening in the sun. The sky is blue. The crows are looking to the west, and the sun will be setting soon.
Deb Oppermann
1 day ago

We were trolling in our motorboat at Crombie Bay, #FrenchRiver #Ontario, Canada when I spotted this majestic Bald Eagle perched in the Pine tree. I am always thrilled to capture these powerful fierce birds of prey.
Available here
https://debbie-oppermann.pixels.com/featured/too-close-for-comfort-debbie-oppermann.html
#eagle #BaldEagle #BirdsOfPrey #birds #MastoBirds #BirdsOfMastodon #nature #wild #wildlife #BirdPhotography #photography #BuyIntoArt #animal #NatureMastodon #Giftideas

Bald Eagle looking a little angry perched on Pine tree branch
Albatrossity
1 day ago

Butterflies are starting to be more common here right now. Here's a Common Buckeye and a Variegated Fritillary, from near Manhattan KS yesterday.

#butterfly #nature #wildlife #prairie #photography #FlyoverCountry

Brown, cream, orange and black-winged butterfly with a couple of eyespots on the wing, perched on bare ground
Orange- and black-winged butterfly perched on a dry grass stem

One of my favourite ducks, the Northern Shoveler showing off its gorgeous colours in flight this afternoon

#nature #birds #Wildlife #photography #NaturePhotography #BirdPhotography #BirdsOfMastodon

A Shoveler duck flying across a lake
Guillermo Esteves
2 days ago

Grizzly 1063, Grand Teton National Park. June, 2023.

She clearly doesnโ€™t care about blocking that gate.

๐Ÿ“ท Fujifilm X-T5 + XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR
๐ŸŽž 600 mm โ€“ 1/500โ€ณ โ€“ f/8 โ€“ ISO 6400
๐Ÿ“ Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, United States โ€“ Newe Sogobia (Eastern Shoshone), Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Shoshone-Bannock, and Tsรฉsthoโ€™e (Cheyenne) land
๐Ÿ”— https://www.allencompassingtrip.com/4232/grizzly-1063
๐Ÿท๏ธ #Photography #Wildlife

A grizzly sow walking across a dirt row, in front of a metal gate with a sign that reads "road closed, do not block gate."
Peggy Collins
2 days ago

I'm sharing this photo I took of two black bears playing for #SilentSunday because that's what I was when I came across them while hiking...I kept perfectly silent and still as they wrestled like I wasn't even there. I'm still not sure if they even saw me. Eventually they curled up for a nap behind a bush.

Photo is here - https://fineartamerica.com/featured/black-bears-playing-peggy-collins.html

#bear #wildlife #WildlifePhotography #NatureLover #animals #AYearForArt #MastodonArt #FediGiftShop #MastoArt #FediArt #BuyIntoArt #PeggyCollins

Photograph of two adult black bears playing in a field surrounded by oceanspray bushes bordering the forest, by photographer Peggy Collins. Photographed on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Jordan Hill Photography
2 days ago

The Brown Pelican

These fascinating creatures are often seen diving into the water to catch their food. The plunge can begin from up heights of even 65 ft in the air. Gulf Islands National Seashore FL.

https://jordanhillphotography.com/featured/brown-pelican-in-the-sun-jordan-hill.html

#pelican #wildlife #nature #wildanimals #bird #naturephotography #destin #destinflorida #photooftheday #AYearForArt #BuyIntoArt #birds #birdphotography #navarrebeach #beach #beachlife #pensacola #florida #birding #portrait #wallart #sealife #homedecor #Photography

A closeup of a brown pelican looking into the light on the Florida's emerald coast.

The three local swan chicks.

The other day, annoyingly having left my camera at home, I saw one riding on the back of its parent, but the other two were nowhere to be seen โ€“ until the parent shook its wings and they all fell out!

#birding #birds #birdwatching #birdphotography #birdsofmastodon #photography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Three cygnets on a river swimming in the wake of a parent, green foliage on the background.
Geoff
2 days ago

Neighbourhood watch

I had that feeling I was being watched while killing time in a park

A family of Bush Stone-Curlew hiding in the shrubbery was the source

#WildOz #OzBirds #Birds #Wildlife Burnie Bray Park, Chermiside

A Bush Stone-Curlew peering from its daytime resting place in a garden in a surburban park.  Most of the bird is hidden aside from its large eye
Marvin Johanning
2 days ago
A Song Thrush standing on top of a roof with red roof tiles with its beak open.
kernpanik ๐Ÿพ
2 days ago

Mother woodpecker delivers a treat.

(click image for a complete view)

#photography #nature #forest #wildlife #birds #woodpeckers #Fujifilm #FujifilmXT2 #FujinonXF150to600
(photo: @kernpanik | license: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

A woodpecker feeds its young.

An Egyptian gosling from a few weeks back โ€“ it's much bigger now, but I'm so slow to edit my way through the shots I've been taking this spring. More soon!

#birding #birds #birdwatching #birdphotography #birdsofmastodon #photography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

An Egyptian gosling looking around, baby fluff illuminated from behind.
Guillermo Esteves
3 days ago

A grizzly bear at Grand Teton National Park. June, 2023.

๐Ÿ“ท Fujifilm X-T5 + XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR
๐ŸŽž 600 mm โ€“ 1/90โ€ณ โ€“ f/8 โ€“ ISO 1600
๐Ÿ“ Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, United States โ€“ Newe Sogobia (Eastern Shoshone), Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Shoshone-Bannock, and Tsรฉsthoโ€™e (Cheyenne) land
๐Ÿ”— https://www.allencompassingtrip.com/4231/grizzly
๐Ÿท๏ธ #Photography #Wildlife

A grizzly sow walking through a sagebrush field, looking in the direction of the camera.
Paul
3 days ago

Would you like some #Puffin photos? No, look away!! Yes, here are some from the trip to #Skomer #Wales

#Birds #Birding #nature #wildlife #GoodTimes #ClownOfTheSea

Marvin Johanning
3 days ago

Not my favourite photo, but one of my favourite birds โ€” the Great Spotted Woodpecker!

This is a male one as can be seen by the red patch at the back of his head. Females' heads are completely black.

They have a very cute "kik" type of call.

#bird #birds #birding #birdphotography #birdsofmastodon #birdwatching #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #photography

A male Great Spotted Woodpecker holding on to a tree.
Marvin Johanning
3 days ago

A Common Blackbird on his throne, singing a nice song.

They're one of the most talented singers around here and also one of the most (if not the most) commonly seen bird as well. @amselfreund has a lot of recordings of their songs on his account if you're interested! ๐Ÿ™‚

#bird #birds #birding #birdphotography #birdsofmastodon #birdwatching #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #photography

A vertical photo of a male Common Blackbird sitting on the branch of a fir tree. His beak is slightly open because he is singing a song.
Lojie :blobcatcoffee:
3 days ago

@hannah
At this age baby pidgeons belong in a nest; and still get feedings from their parents.

Did you see if parent pigeons were around?

Othrwise it needs rescuing ... sitting on the ground is all sorts of dangreous for the nestling (dogs, cars, humans ...)
#pigeon #pigeonrescue #wildlife

cpay
3 days ago

Muskrat in the salad bowl

#nature #wildlife #photography

A Muskrat munching on swamp greens.
Christine Beeton
3 days ago

The stunning turquoise-browed motmot. Click on the photos to see the whole bird, it is amazingly beautiful!
Tรกrcoles River, Costa Rica.

#Birds #Birding #BirdPhotography #Wildlife #WildlifePhotography #Nature #NaturePhotography #Travel #CostaRica #Motmots

Ripples and Leaves
3 days ago

This is Irma (left), and Madge (right). We've made friends. ๐Ÿคฃ

I share blueberries, nuts, and sometimes Cheerios with them and they let me take their pictures.

They are "thinking crow thoughts".

It irritates the kids, as they're afraid I'll become "the crazy crow lady" of the neighbourhood. ๐Ÿคฃ I'm quite happy to be the crazy crow lady.

#photography #birds #wildlife #crazycrowlady

Two crows sitting together on a branch. Their feathers shimmering. They are looking west to the coming sunset.