For those of us who spend eight hours a day in an office, any error, such as accidentally forwarding a personal email to the boss or using a colleague’s coffee mug is not the difference between life and death. However, if you happen to be working as a field worker in a game reserve, making a mistake can mean you end up standing in the middle of a lion pride. Recently a safari guide who was serving as a host for a game drive for a streaming service spotted a fresh set of lion tracks.
Tero Pylkkanen found that patience is a virtue after spending hours hunkered down in a hide in Kumho Finland. The photographer found he was able to capture some wonderful footage of brown bears brawling in the woods. He says he was with his family in the bear hide when two bears appeared that had been following one another for a couple of hours and decided to get right in to it in front of his hide. It was an hour before the first bear appeared in Finnish forest patch where the photographer and his family were camped out.
Mogens Trolle was in Indonesia’s Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve recently photographing Celebes crested macaques when one curious critter decided it wanted a better look at his camera. Mr Trolle says the primate stood behind his camera, peering into it, checking out the button, turning it around as if it were a professional photographer. The equipment was not damaged by the macaque and following its inspection of the camera it quickly returned to more important monkey business.
Victor Devalles a photographer who recently happened to be snorkelling off the Spanish coast managed to capture a shot clip of a jellyfish that was accidently caught in a 15-second long spin after coming into contact with an air-filled bubble ring. Mr Devalles was actually responsible for creating the bubble ring but never meant for the jelly fish to be sent into a high-speed whirl. He says his intention was to capture footage of a jelly fish swimming through the bubble ring.
We all know that every day rhinos die so you would be forgiven asking why the world mourned the loss of Tam. Well the answer to that was Tam was the last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia and is believed to have passed away in his 30’s as a result of old age. That is actually quite old for a Sumatran rhino. Tam was transferred from the wild back in 2008 to a sanctuary in Malaysian Borneo. His health had been rapidly deteriorating since April this year and he finally passed away back in May.
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A young Arctic fox took an epic journey of 3,506 kilometres in just 76 days, walking across the ice from the Svalbard Islands to Northern Canada. One Greenland newspaper quoted scientists as saying the fox’s journey left them speechless. The young female fox was fitted with a GPS tracking device at Norway’s Polar Institute. The fox was then let go in the wild at the end of March 2018. She was released on the East coast of Spitsbergen, which is the main island of the Svalbard archipelago.
Most big cats tend to be quite opportunistic when it comes to hunting, but some cats are in fact more ambitious than others. Recently Samuel Chevallier managed to capture dramatic footage in…
It is not news that chimpanzees are omnivores and from time to time do eat meat. They have been known to eat everything from ant, termites, to bushpigs and even baboons. In fact, rather surprisingly is the most common item on their menu are monkeys and it has been known that chimps have eaten so many monkeys that entire populations have been threatened with being wiped out. It is well known that chimpanzees are resourceful when it comes to their diet but until know they had never been observed eating reptiles.
The hunch turned out to be correct because after about an hour, the lioness got up and fixed her gaze on a target on the opposite side of the river bank. It turned out to be a warthog which had trotted towards a small pool of water completely unaware that there were a group of lions hiding underneath the nearby trees. One of the lionesses to control and began moving slowly towards the warthog whilst the rest of the group fanned out in both directions.
The government of Botswana has announced that it will lift its suspension of elephant hunting in an “orderly and ethical manner”. The decision was inevitable nevertheless the country’s tourism and conservation reputation has taken a massive hit. Since Botswana’s President Mokweetsi Maisi announced last year that the country was thinking about lifting the hunting ban, the campaign has been well orchestrated.