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Greater flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus), Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. - These huge flying foxes were roosting in a mangrove forest in the center of a limestone spire island that we entered by wading through a cave entrance in hip deep water. Now, I know I've said that before, but this was actually a different island than the previous one with the mudskippers. Apparently Phang Nga Bay is just littered with these amazing little lost worlds. - If you look closely, some of them have babies (pups?) clinging to their bellies. - - - #flyingfox #bat #thailand #wildlife #animalgram #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #nature_brilliance #natgeowild #naturephotography #naturephotographyday #dxophotolab #naturelovers #phangngabay #getolympus #batsofinstagram #bats #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #islandadventure #lostworld
Katydid (family Tettigoniidae), Khao Sok National Park, Thailand. - This katydid must have been over three inches long. That's not the biggest in the world (those things are practically the size of dogs), but still pretty darn big. It was just hanging out on a vertical support for the walkway at our floating hut accommodations in Khao Sok. - - #katydid #insectsofinstagram #bugs #wildlife #wideanglemacro #animalphotography #bugsofinstagram #wildlifephotography #thailand #khaosoknationalpark #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #macro #macrophotography #macroworld #macro_perfection #getolympus #bug #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #macrogrammers #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus), Happy Elephant Home, Chiang Mai, Thailand. - Watching elephants, grip, tear, and chew their food up close is just bonkers. The sheer strength and dexterity, and the sounds from such a massive animal feeding are crazy ridiculous. - - - #elephants #asianelephant #thailand #wildlife #animalgram #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #naturephotoportal #wildlifeonearth #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #nature_brilliance #natgeowild #naturephotography #naturephotographyday #dxophotolab #naturelovers #natureaddicts #elephantlovers #indianelephants #asianwildlife #natureinfocus #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife
Copper-cheeked frog (Hylarana labialis), Khao Sok National Park, Thailand. - This is a different color variation of Hylarana labialis than I posted before. I made the identifications at different times and didn't even realize the individuals were the same species until later. Assuming I got either of the IDs right in the first place. - - - #herping #thailand #animalgram #frog #wildlifephotography #naturephotoportal #wildlifeonearth #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #natgeowild #naturephotography #dxophotolab #natureaddicts #natureinfocus #yourshotphotographer #macrophotography #macroworld #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #macrogrammers #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife #frogsofinstagram
Emma Gray's forest lizard (Calotes emma), Khao Sok National Park, Thailand. - Arboreal diurnal lizards tend to sleep on the smallest branches that will support their weight to reduce the chances of a snake or other predator unexpectedly crawling up and eating them. It also makes them immeasurably easier to spot at night. If I really wanted to eat this lizard, I totally could have, but it still seems to be a pretty good system. - - - #herping #thailand #animalgram #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #naturephotoportal #wildlifeonearth #instanature #discoverwildlife #lizardsofinstagram #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #natgeowild #naturephotography #dxophotolab #natureaddicts #natureinfocus #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #macrophotography #macroworld #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #macrogrammers #wildlifeonearth #getolympus #awsomewildlife
This fur seal pup made its way up on the rocks after a swim and came up to mum to say Hi with a kiss before going up to dad... too cute! Shore excursion from Ovation of the Seas for a wildlife cruise from Port Chalmers (near Dunedin). Although the cruise was mostly for sighting Albatrosses the fur seals were the highlight for me. #furseal #fursealpup #haringtonpoint #dunedin #otago #monarchwildlife #momanddaughter #awsome #wildlife #travel #travelgram #travelphotography #awsomewildlife #wildlifephotos #lifeatsea #cute #beautiful #amazing #amazingday #portchalmers #lonelyplanet #natgeo
Copper-cheeked frog (Hylarana labialis), Khao Sok National Park, Thailand. - I'm pretty sure that pushing through the thick vegetation to get closer to this frog is how I wound up with a jungle leech latched onto my neck. After I elicited our local guide's help in removing it, he laughed, pointed at me, and exclaimed, "Jungle man!" It wasn’t really a title I was shooting for, but I’ll take it. - - - #herping #thailand #animalgram #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #naturephotoportal #wildlifeonearth #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #natgeowild #naturephotography #dxophotolab #natureaddicts #natureinfocus #yourshotphotographer #macrophotography #macroworld #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #macrogrammers #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife #frogsofinstagram
Cicada (superfamily Cicadoidea), Khao Sok National Park, Thailand. - I was super lucky with the timing of this sighting. This cicada had just moments before moulted its nymphal exoskeleton. It was so fresh that in the second photo you can see the wings were still compressed and wrinkled (the second photo chronologically predates the first, it just wasn't as good). Newly moulted insects are referred to as "teneral." They're soft, pale, and quickly expanding (like me). - I was going to make an attempt to identify the species, but I'm not sure that's even possible until the exterior hardens. It may also not be possible without being a really excellent PhD-level entomologist. - - - #cicada #insectsofinstagram #bugs #wildlife #animal #animalphotography #bugsofinstagram #wildlifephotography #thailand #khaosoknationalpark #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #macro #macrophotography #macroworld #macro_perfection #macro_brilliance #bug #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #macrogrammers #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife
Crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela), Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand. - Supposedly Olympus is announcing a new superzoom lens with an integrated teleconverter later this month. Possibly up to a 1000mm full frame equivalent. That's great news for me and any eagles like this one that would like to have their photo taken without getting closer than a football field away (this photo is cropped in). Terrible news for my financial future. - - - #serpenteagle #eagle #bird #birdsofinstagram #bestbirdshots #nuts_about_birds #your_best_birds #birds_adored #pocket_birds #igscwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #magic_shots #animalelite #majestic_wildlife #wildlife #dxophotolab #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #animalgram #instanature #discoverwildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #kaengkrachannationalpark #thailand #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife #natureaddict #naturelovers
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus), Happy Elephant Home, Chiang Mai, Thailand. - I held a water hose and watched as this elephant filled up its trunk with water. After every couple of gallons it would transfer the water to its mouth and drink. It's amazing how versatile and utilitarian those trunks are. This was a rescue elephant that takes part in ethical non-riding tourist experiences at a sanctuary in the countryside outside of Chiang Mai. Basically, you put on provided clothing that looks and smells familiar to the elephants, and then feed them bananas and sugar cane. Turns out they really like sugar cane. - - - #elephants #asianelephant #thailand #wildlife #animalgram #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #naturephotoportal #wildlifeonearth #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #nature_brilliance #natgeowild #naturephotography #naturephotographyday #dxophotolab #naturelovers #natureaddicts #elephantlovers #indianelephants #asianwildlife #natureinfocus #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife
Cross-bearing tree lizard (Acanthosaura crucigera), Khao Sok National Park, Thailand. - We saw a few of these extra spiny arboreal lizards resting on low branches while exploring Khao Sok at night. It was the first real test of the quadruple flash diffuser I slapped together, and I'm pretty happy with how well it worked. - - - #herping #thailand #animalgram #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #naturephotoportal #wildlifeonearth #instanature #discoverwildlife #lizardsofinstagram #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #natgeowild #naturephotography #dxophotolab #natureaddicts #natureinfocus #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #macrophotography #macroworld #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #macrogrammers #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife
Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), Phetchaburi, Thailand. - This big tokay (around 12 inches) was hanging out on the side of our Air BnB outside of Kaeng Krachan. It was pretty exciting because I always wanted to see one in the wild, but I only ever spotted it on the side of the building, so not the best of photo backgrounds. It's easy to see why some people capture, handle, and place herps for photos. Pretty sure this big gecko would've chomped me good if I had tried, and then ran off anyway. - - - #herping #thailand #animalgram #tokaygecko #wildlifephotography #naturephotoportal #wildlifeonearth #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #natgeowild #naturephotography #dxophotolab #natureaddicts #natureinfocus #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #macrophotography #macroworld #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #macrogrammers #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife
Blue-spotted mudskipper (Boleophthalmus boddarti), Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. - These mudskippers live on a mud flat adjacent to a mangrove forest in the center of a secluded limestone spire island only accessible at low tide, and only then by wading through a cave in hip deep water. It was like a real lost world in there. As such, I didn't happen to bring a tripod with me and these are a little blurry and noisy, but dang, what a cool place and cool little fish. - - - #mudskipper #thailand #animalgram #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #naturephotoportal #wildlifeonearth #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #natgeowild #naturephotography #dxophotolab #natureaddicts #natureinfocus #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #macrophotography #macroworld #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #fishofinstagram #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife
Stick insect (genus Phobaeticus) Khao Sok National Park, Thailand. - I found this stick insect completely by luck when it flew across my path while exploring Khao Sok at night. Not pictured: the jungle leech that I found on my jugular afterward. - - - #stickinsect #insectsofinstagram #bugs #wildlife #animal #animalphotography #bugsofinstagram #wildlifephotography #thailand #khaosoknationalpark #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #macro #macrophotography #macroworld #macro_perfection #macro_brilliance #bug #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #macrogrammers #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife
Stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides), Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand. - Two days in a row we came across this troop of stump-tailed macaques doing some late afternoon feeding along the road in Kaeng Krachan. They absolutely wrecked the trees in their quest for seed pods, occasionally tearing off and dropping some pretty large branches. - This macaque is feeding on a seed pod, but it looks like she's intently reading a little green book. - - #macaque #monkey #thailand #wildlife #animalgram #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #nature_brilliance #natgeowild #naturephotography #naturephotographyday #dxophotolab #naturelovers #kaengkrachannationalpark #kaengkrachan #monkeysofinstagram #monkeys #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #kaengkrachannationalpark
Oriental garden lizard (Calotes versicolor), Ayutthaya, Thailand. - Many of the lizard species of Thailand seem to have extreme variation in color, making identification tricky for a dum-dum like me. It mostly came down to the presence and location of dorsal and brow spines. This guy was chilling on a tree outside a temple in Ayutthaya. - - - #herping #thailand #animalgram #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #naturephotoportal #wildlifeonearth #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #natgeowild #naturephotography #dxophotolab #natureaddicts #natureinfocus #natgeoyourshot #yourshotphotographer #macrophotography #macroworld #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #macrogrammers #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife
Giant golden orb weaver (Nephila pilipes), Wat Pha Lat, Chiang Mai, Thailand. - This enormous spider was hanging out near a stream at Wat Pha Lat. The body was around the length of a popsicle stick, so along with the legs this thing was about the size of an alien facehugger. - - - #spider #insectsofinstagram #bugs #wildlife #animal #animalphotography #bugsofinstagram #wildlifephotography #thailand #chiangmai #instanature #discoverwildlife #exclusive_wildlife #wildlifeplanet #featured_wildlife #macro #macrophotography #macroworld #macro_perfection #macro_brilliance #bug #dxophotolab #natureaddict #naturelovers #instamacro #macrogram #macrogrammers #wildlifeonearth #wildlifesupreme #awsomewildlife
Got lucky with this shot😁. I did a little research and found that this is a Hispaniolan emerald. It's found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Hummingbird facts below! 1. A hummingbird must consume approximately 1/2 of its weight in sugar daily, and the average hummingbird feeds 5-8 times per hour! 2. An average hummingbird’s heart rate is more than 1,200 beats per minute. a human's average heart rate is only 60-100 beats per minute at rest. 3. When resting, a hummingbird takes an average of 250 breaths per minute. Their breathing pace increases when they're in flight. #hummingbird #wildlife #wildlifephotography #bird_watchers_daily #bird #birds #hummingbirdphotography #birdwatching #awsomewildlife #birdphotography #animals #wildlife_vision #dominicanrepublicwildlife
Stevens 3rd grade field trip #amazinghike #awsomewildlife
Stevens 3rd grade field trip #amazinghike #awsomewildlife
According to fables Hippos used to eat everything, so God did not want them spending their days in the water as they would eat all the fish. They suffered terribly from the son and begged God to let them spend their days in the water. God said I will make you herbivores and than you can spend your days in the water. #animalpolis #visiterlafrique #tasteforafrica #tripinafrica #animal_gr #animals_happy #africanamazing #princely_shotz #alloutafrica #natureaddict #naturehippies #nature_perfection #amature_united #capturethewild #ir_animals #igscwildlife #photoarena_nature #splendid_animals #nature_wizards #animalelite #pocket_animal #everything_animals #naturelover_gr #discoverwildlife #krugerthroughmyeyes #krugernationalpark #awsomewildlife #hippo #hippopotamus #fables
Happy world Elephant day. The Great Elephant Census of 2016 indicates a 30% decline in the world Elephant population from 2007 to 2014. It is said that an elephant is poached somewhere in Africa every 25 minutes. It is upto us to ensure the continuance of this incredible species. #animalpolis #visiterlafrique #tasteforafrica #tripinafrica #animal_gr #animals_happy #africanamazing #princely_shotz #alloutafrica #natureaddict #naturehippies #nature_perfection #amature_united #capturethewild #ir_animals #igscwildlife #photoarena_nature #splendid_animals #nature_wizards #animalelite #pocket_animal #everything_animals #exclusive_animals #naturelover_gr #discoverwildlife #krugerthroughmyeyes #krugernationalpark #awsomewildlife #worldelephantday
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