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Tom Conlin

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CanOpener returning for another interaction that she chooses to do. Passive In-Water Whale Encounters (PIWWE, pronounced... peewee) allows snorkelers and marine mammals to interact without stressing the whales. @_adventurequestx @_aquaticadventures @sealegacy @susanbird.wayofthewhale @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @perniero__spermwhales @nigelseraphin #curious #passiveinwaterwhaleencounter #dominica #instagood #whale #piwwe
Today we entertained a curious teenage female named CanOpener, part of the utensils social unit. Passive In-Water Whale Encounters allow the whales to approach you on their terms. @_adventurequestx @_aquaticadventures @sealegacy @susanbird.wayofthewhale @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @perniero__spermwhales @nigelseraphin #curious #passiveinwaterwhaleencounter #dominica #instagood #whale
Family nap time 😴 A serene encounter with a social grouping, including a mother and calf, peacefully floating in slumber. Still here on “The Nature Island” of Dominica with @_adventurequestx & @sealegacy @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @susanbird.wayofthewhale @perniero__spermwhales @nigelseraphin #instagood #pasiveinwaterwhaleencounter
I feel so humbled when whales share their world with me on their terms and so grateful for what they have taught me. Photo by @paulnicklen #whales #humble #grateful #love #beauty #instagood
What an incredible moment ~ coming across this social gathering of sperm whales and respectfully observing them during this passive in-water encounter. Currently in Dominica with @_adventurequestx , @susan_bird_ and our friends from @sealegacy - @paulnicklen & @cristinamittermeier
What mama bear was fighting for! 🐻🐻🐻 Katmai National Park | Sept 2018 | expedition with @_adventurequestx @susan_bird_ @ecotwin1 @sealegacy @paulnicklen @kyle.roepke @samkretch @dianeharoldsadie @funnyphyl
(continued from last post)... She lunges fiercely at this large male, who had just appeared from around the bend of the river, to defend her prime fishing spot and perhaps to protect her three cubs. They both reared up onto their hind legs, gnashed their teeth and swiped their paws at one another for a few minutes before the male got the message loud and clear that this mama wasn’t to be messed with. We all looked at one another in disbelief, “wow, did that really happen?!” Nature at its most wildest! 🐻 Katmai National Park & Preserve Sept. 2018 on an @_adventurequestx expedition with @susan_bird_ @ecotwin1 @sealegacy @paulnicklen @kyle.roepke @samkretch @dianeharoldsadie @funnyphyl
One minute you’re watching a brown bear sow energetically fishing for salmon while her three cubs watch nearby, and the next you’re holding your breath as she unexpectedly explodes through the water ..... (to be continued on @_adventurequestx 🐻) Katmai National Park | Sept 2018 expedition with @_adventurequestx @susan_bird_ @ecotwin1 @sealegacy @paulnicklen @kyle.roepke @samkretch @funnyphyl @dianeharoldsadie _________________________________#adventurequestx #sealegacy #turningthetide #jointhetide #alaska #alaskatravel #katmai #coastalbrownbears #brownbears #mamabear #bearsofalaska #bearphotography #grizzlybears #nopebblemine #notrophyhunting #keepalaskawild #wildplanet #wildlifephotography #wildlife_shots #earthpix #teamcanon #canonusa #adventuretravel #ariverrunsthroughit #naturephotography #naturalAlaska
Close enough to see and be seen, but respectfully a distance away so these walruses can peacefully rest on the beach. A species once hunted close to extinction, their population has recovered but is still classified as vulnerable, with declining sea ice levels in the Arctic Ocean as one of the threats facing them. 🌎 2017 expedition with @_adventurequestx @_aquaticadventures @sealegacy @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier #adventurequestx #walrus #walruses #spitsbergen #svalbard #arctic #arcticnature #wildlifephotography #conservationphotography #travel #wildplanet #wildgeography #earthpix #sealegacy #turningthetide #climatechange #globalwarming
Fish feast! But first, shake! Sometimes you’ll see the bears shake the water from their dense fur with the salmon still in their jaws, but this one was so eager to get a taste of her bounty that she held off the shaking until after tearing the head off the fish! Coastal Brown Bear | Katmai National Park & Preserve | Alaska | Sept 2018 On expedition with @_adventurequestx & @sea_legacy . . . . . . #adventurequestx #sealegacy #turningthetide #katmai #katmainationalpark #coastalbrownbear #brownbear #salmon #saveoursalmon #animalrights #nopebblemine #bears #bearlovers #grizzlybear #wildalaska #bucketlist #travelalaska #wildlifephotography #wildlifeplanet #savethebears #wildlife_inspired #wildlifeiG #wildlifeonearth #wildlife_seekers #canon_photos #canon_wildlife #wildlife_shots #earthofficial #earthpics #roamtheplanet
INTO THE LIGHT | Common dolphin ———- [This work was performed under the authorization n.0 02-ORAC-2018 issued by the Government, on February 22, 2018 • Azores, May 2018 on expedition with @_adventurequestx & @sea_legacy with @susan_bird_ @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier ] @_aquaticadventures @100talassa #adventurequestx #sealegacy #turningthetide #azores #picoisland #espacotalassa #commondolphin #dolphins #nature #wildlife_inspired #dolphinlove #discoverocean #naturelovers #oceanmagic #healthyoceans
Focus, Power, Speed, Determination .... to witness a bear get “in the zone” while hunting salmon - scanning, following with their eyes, then exploding towards their prey - what an amazing sight to behold! It’s disheartening that brown bears, a vital component of their ecosystems, could soon be targeted by trophy hunters in previously protected areas. 😞 🐻[Katmai National Park & Preserve, Alaska • September 2018 with @_adventurequestx @sea_legacy @susan_bird_ @ecotwin1 @paulnicklen @samkretch @kyle.roepke @dianeharoldsadie @funnyphyl ] #adventurequestx #aquaticadventures #sealegacy #turningthetide #alaska #alaskatravel #katmai #coastalbrownbears #brownbears #bears #bearsofalaska #bearphotography #notrophyhunting #nogrizhunt #wildlifephotography #wildlife_shots #earthpix #teamcanon #canonusa #adventuretravel #naturephotography
The rugged & diverse landscape is reason enough to visit Alaska but all that beauty becomes just a backdrop when the coastal brown bears enter the picture. On this recent expedition with @_adventurequestx and @sea_legacy we met this large, older male who we couldn’t help but to nickname “Dirk Diggler”.😉At this popular fishing spot with its high number of spawning salmon moving upstream, there was no doubt by watching the behavior of the other nearby bears that he controlled the stream. His cool, calm but super efficient fishing style was fascinating to watch. Not only did we appreciate the beauty of the landscape and the bears, but we learned firsthand the importance of a healthy salmon population to the overall health and survival of the ecosystem of this pristine wilderness. Let’s all enjoy these incredible places, learn from them, respect and protect them. [September 2018] ........... #adventurequestx #sealegacy #turningthetide #jointhetide @paulnicklen @samkretch @susan_bird_ @kyle.roepke @ecotwin1 #alaska #alaskatravel #katmai #coastalbrownbears #brownbears #bearsofalaska #bearphotography #grizzlybears #nopebblemine #notrophyhunting #keepalaskawild #wildplanet #wildlifephotography #wildlife_shots #earthpix #teamcanon #canonusa #adventuretravel #smallgrouptravel #bucketlist #bucketlisttravel #respectwildlife #naturephotography #naturalAlaska
Some reports indicate the number of fin whales killed in Icelandic waters in the past 2 weeks is 14! I urge you, if you haven’t already voiced your opposition to the hunting of fin whales in Iceland, please do so. @sea_legacy has made it easy ~ simply go to the link in their bio and click the links to email and tweet the officials who have the power to revoke this death sentence for any more of these majestic whales. The whales need our help. Together we can help #stopicelandwhaling [Azores 2018] *This work was performed under the authorization n.0 02-ORAC-2018 issued by the Government, on February 22, 2018 #turningthetide #sealegacy #adventurequestx #aquaticadventures #finwhales #azores #finback #greatwhales #savethewhales #icelandwhaling #whalewatching #meetusdonteatus #animalactivism #whales #whalelovers #nauticam #nauticamhousings #canon_photos #underwaterphotography #naturelovers #oneplanet #ecotourism #oceanconservation #marinemammals #underthesea #wildlife_seekers
Eye on the prize! Katmai National Park & Preserve is one of the best environments to photograph the brown bears of Alaska. I’ll be returning there later this summer with a small group to explore the Katmai coast aboard the Coastal Explorer in search of these beautiful bears and other wildlife. Limited spaces have become available ~ contact @_adventurequestx for more information on this exceptional tour! https://www.adventurequestx.com/book-a-trip ........... [Alaska 2017 on expedition with @paulnicklen @liannanixon @ericnixonphoto for @sea_legacy ] #turningthetide #sealegacy #adventurequestx #aquaticadventures #brownbears #katmai #katmainps #kodiak #alaskabears #bearsofalaska #alaskawildlife #bearsofinstagram #wildlife_seekers #wildlifetravel #photographytravel #phototours #ecotourism #traveltuesday #gonefishing #canon_photos #bnw_captures #bnw_planet2018 #bnw_nature #bnw_greatshots
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