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This male platanna made a house call last night.. and left with a fur coat courtesy of Pumm-e 😄 #funfactswithbrass African Clawed frog - the Common Platanna 🐸 Their scientific name, Xenopus (strange foot) laevis (smooth skin) refers to the front feet, which have digits, and the hind feet which are webbed, each having 3 small claws, used to rip their food (fish, insects, crustaceans) apart. The common name of Platanna comes from the Dutch word, plathander, which means 'flat-handed creature'. Eyes on the top indicate that most predators come from above, most commonly the Hamerkop bird. Platannas reproduce by fertilising eggs outside of the female's body - the male clasps the female in front of her back legs and squeezes until eggs come out. He then fertilises the eggs. Nothing escapes human intervention: in the early 1930s, two South African researchers, Shapiro and Zwarenstein, developed a test for human pregnancy by injecting the woman's urine into a Xenopus laevis frog. If the frog ovulated, the woman was pregnant. This simple and reliable test was universally used throughout the 1930s to 1960s. Additionally, several African clawed frogs were present on the Space Shuttle Endeavour (1992) so that scientists could test whether reproduction and development could occur normally in zero gravity. One little frog, so much information & fascinating facts. Head over to Wikipedia for more! #onelifeliveit #southafrica #Big5 #nature #bushlife #campfireacademy #CampfireAcademyWildlifeBushExperience #safari #wildlife #brass_rsa #wildlifephotography #NatureGuide #safariguide #gamedrive #bushwalk #volunteer #liveyourwild #another 💩dayinAfrica #justwomen #imthebestatbeinglucky #meetsouthafrica #natureisawesome #amphibian #frog #platanna
#parasitescanbecutetoo This is one of my most unusual yet most treasured commissions yet! The wonderful family of Professor Robet Poulin thought it would be a cool idea to get the six parasites that are named after him drawn up as a Cheistmas gift; and I did too! Robert is one of the world's leading experts on parasite ecology and evolution, and still somehow finds the time to lecture at Otago. I was lucky enough to be lectured by the man himself, and just as lucky to work with his two lovely sons. I don't know enough about these parasites to give you the classic blurb, but I do know that parasites are freaking cool. Sometimes a little bit gross, but the more you learn about them the more fascinating they get! 🌱🐛#parasites #creepycrawlies #trematodes #newzealand #nature #wildlife #nz #nznature #newzealandart #nzartists #nzart #conservation #animals #illustration #drawing #sketch #science #sciencecommunication #dunedin #protect #environment #blackandwhite #dotwork #pointilism #cute
magical... On the move... who’s out exploring this weekend? 🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹 #elk #elkhunting #elk101 #elkaddicts #elkassassins #bullelk #cowelk #bugle #wapiti #rmef #bowhunter #hunting #huntinglife #wildlife #gohunt #hushin #tinesup #coloradooutdoors #elkseason #sickforit #ehuntr Credited by : goodbulloutdoors
📷@sea.marshall - Impossible to predict the outcome of every dive. Yesterday while doing some deep dives we were blessed enough to enjoy the presence of this beautiful whale shark. Very rare to the Hawaiian Islands this 14 foot beauty swam around for nearly an hour 🙏🏽 PS, no we did not touch it, despite @joshmunoz winding up his super hero punch 👊🏼🤙🏽 . . . . . . . #oahu #hawaii #hilife #marinelife #whaleshark #venturehawaii #wildlife #nakedhawaii #wildlifephotography #onebreath #glimpseofhawaii #saltnomads #hawaiishoots #vscocam #canon #canon_photos #ourplanetdaily #artofvisuals #explore #travel #earthpix #divelife #divetosurvive #apnea #freedive #skindive #underwaterphotography #aquatography #conservation #oceanguardian
"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength..." 📷 : This image was shot earlier this year at Kapama Private Game Reserve #leopard #wildlifephotography #wildlife #catsofinsta #africa #inspiration #photooftheday #bigcat #animalprint #bigcats #beautiful #luxury #naturephotography #look #artist #travel #ishootstories @kingpriceins @kapamaprivategamereserve
Just a reminder of how lovely it is to step aboard. SYWildife. Galley up nice comfy saloon and the ocean full of adventure just strides away! #loveboatlife #liveaboard #sailingcat #schoningcat #bigblue #wildlife #swimwithwhales #tongaholiday #tonga #haapai
SANDY An old male White Rhino, (Ceratotherium simum) in Marataba Nature reserve, Limpopo, South Africa, during the Capture Earth event 2018. He is sifting through some red sand to impress the lady of his hot desires, whom he was following around for hours. She was with her calf and very visibly not interested. Isn’t it sad how many guys out there who just don’t seem to get the message? . Photo by @staffanwidstrand Nikon D850, Nikkor 180-400mm/4 . #nikon #d850 #bbcearth #rhino #rhinoceros #southafrica #africa #horn #sand #wildlife #exclusive_wildlife #natgeoyourshot #ilcp_photographers #nikonambassador
Here fishy fishy! Snapped this Blue Groper yesterday while out at Shelly Beach. Helped out with a beach clean up organized by @clear.tides and then we got in the water for some snorkeling. There was a fair bit of swell and visibility wasn't great but we had a fun time exploring the bay and it was just great to get into the ocean for the first time this summer. Was really cool to meet everyone and hang out and great to get some tips from @amymercer.photos and talk photography with you!!! 🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟 📷 @fujifilmx_au X-T2 XF100-400MM @aquatech_imagingsolutions ATB X-T2 Housing F4.0 1/2000 ISO 400 . . . . #cleartides #beachcleanup #shellybeach #manly #sydney #australia #ig_australia #visitnsw #fujifilmx_au #fujixaus #aquatech_imagingsolutions #vagabondphotographic #wildlifephotography #wildlife #discoverocean #igerssydney #newsouthwales #bluegroper #fish #underwaterphotography #ilovesydney #marinelife
With a name like Death Adder, how can a this species catch a break? Another misunderstood snake species, Common Death Adders are ambush predators that, despite their name, are rarely encountered by people in the bush. @zoogirl27 can vouch for that 😂 #deathadder #adder #death #snake #fatsnake #slug #elapid #snakesofinstagram #reptile #venomous #venomoussnakes #venomoussnakesofinstagram #perth #zoo #zookeeper #reptilekeeper #perthreptilekeepers #conservation #savingwildlife #nature #wildlife #misunderstood #leavethemalone #playingwithmysnake
I have a different constitution. I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood. @charliesheen #tigers #tiger #animals #tigerstripes #wild #wildlifephotography #wildlife #savethetigers #ranthambore @rajasthan_tourism @petaindia
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Seagull, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
A view of Half Dome and a cute little Marmot posing on a rock, what more could you ask for?
My first encounter with Emu bird. Native to Australia, Emu is the second largest living bird after its ratite relative, the Ostrich. Emu does not fly, although it does have tiny wings. Those wings help the bird cool itself in hot weather. Emus are the fastest-running birds, reaching speeds of up to 43 mph (70 km/h)! 🐦🐦🐦 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #emu #travel #newzealand #nz #animal #liburan #traveling #travelling #wilderness #wildlife #globetrotter #travelgram #reisen #traveltheworld #wanderlust #traveller #vogel #viagem #traveladdict #womantravelers #bird #动物 #adventure #voyage #photooftheday #fauna #birdwatching #purenewzealand #nzmustdo
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