There’s nothing quite like the warm breeze in fall, making the leaves flutter as if they were butterflies. It sure is a ways away but I’m always looking forward to the fall weather and colors!
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Gypsy soul... I am a weird gypsy soul since I love being wild and free, love to travel and enjoy every moment to the fullest tho I love commitment to love and values through which there is no judgment and just love no matter how you choose to live your life. My gypsy soul tends to take me to nature and I’m thankful for that. In nature I escape from my mind and just admire our beautiful world. I’m an empath and sensitive and I find being in nature makes me happy and if you can share this beautiful world with loved ones it just makes it an amazing day. Today try to get out there even if it is a park close to you and comment below how did you feel? :)
Cheetah - Photographed during a @ccfcheetah event in Palm Desert, CA
Captive and under control courtesy of the @sdzsafaripark
Although I believe that wildlife should live in their wild habitats whenever possible, ambassador animals such as this cheetah allows us to educate people about their desperate need for protection.
This cheetah lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and travels to conservation events to act as an ambassador for her species.
Roseate Spoonbill - Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, FL
Central Florida is one of my very favorite places to photograph. The brightly colored birds is a big contributor to that. The Roseate Spoonbill was very common in parts of the southeast until the 1860s, spoonbills were virtually eliminated from the United States as a side-effect of the destruction of wader colonies by plume hunters.
American Alligator - Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, FL
Look at the teeth on this big beautiful alligator! There are few animals that strike fear into my very being that the alligator, and rightly so. One look at these menacing predators—with their armored, lizard-like bodies, muscular tails, and powerful jaws—and it is obvious they are envoys from the distant past. The species, scientists say, is more than 150 million years old, managing to avoid extinction 65 million years ago when their prehistoric contemporaries, the dinosaurs, died off.
The American alligator is a rare success story of an endangered animal not only saved from extinction but now thriving. State and federal protections, habitat preservation efforts, and reduced demand for alligator products have improved the species' wild population to more than one million and growing today.