Check out those eyelashes! I photographed this wreathed hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus) @zooatl. I hope to see one of these beauties in the wilds of Southeast Asia one day.
Run bunny, run!
Nothing like spending the morning reading about endangered and critically endangered primates for project research to leave you feeling a little glum. It's estimated that there are only 2,000 Red-shanked douc langurs left in the wild in Vietnam. @wdhelenb and I were fortunate enough to see these charismatic monkeys on a misty morning in Bach Ma National Park moments before we left the park. It made the rain, leeches, scary travel and sketchy accommodation all worth it.
A proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) makes his way through the mangrove forest of Bako National Park, Malaysian Borneo, with a rowdy troupe of males.
We may not have spotted any bears, but the forest was sublime. #bearlakereserve
Black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) on the banks of the Kinabatagan River. #yearofthebird
Margay! (corrected from ocelot) One of my favorite camera trap captures in honor of all the amazing wild and domestic cats out there for #internationalcatday. #margay
I'm not embarrassed to admit I teared up when I saw this mother and baby orangutan. Truly extraordinary creatures made more precious by their critically endangered existence. How much longer until it's not even possible to see these phenomenal great apes in the wild?
We just had our first night monkey bioacoustics paper published!! Super gratifying after so many nights spent wandering the jungle searching/chasing/listening for those sweet buddies. Hopefully more on the way soon! 🐒@wdhelenb #bioacoustics #bioacousticbiology #aotus #aotusnigriceps #nightmonkey #owlmonkey #neotropicalprimates
I've known @pbakland since high school. He took me on my first herping excursion then and has been teaching me about reptiles and amphibians ever since. (Most memorable being the dead hellbender he found at our friend's wedding, which he proceeded to preserve). Learn something cool and new from his awesome posts this week @tropical_conservation_fund! ・・・
@pbakland instagram takeover. The Galápagos Land Iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) likely descended from the same common ancestor as the Marine Iguana that arrived to the islands from the mainland, presumably via raft. Today, the Land Iguana looks very different from its marine cousin and has quite different life history traits. This gorgeous individual was found on Santa Cruz Island along with 16 others in the span of about an hour. This species has experienced complete extirpation events on a few islands largely thanks to feral dogs. Fortunately, they are also one of the great conservation success stories of the Galápagos where invasive animals have been eradicated and iguanas reintroduced. Populations once completely or nearly completely wiped out are now thriving. #tropicalconservationfund #landiguana #galapagoslandiguana #conolophussubcristatus #galapagos #iguana #lizard #reptiles
Brachiate, or when apes swing from branch to branch with their arms. What a cool word! I learned it when I saw apes in the wild for the first time - yellow-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus gabriellae) swinging high in the canopy at Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam.
Hey friends, @wdhelenb and I are organizing a biodiversity and research expedition in Peru this January. We are looking for intrepid volunteers to join us on this valiant conservation mission. I promise (mis)adventure, primitive jungle camping, snake sightings, and lots of insects. Who will join us?!
Check out the link at @tropical_conservation_fund and get in touch for more info: TropicalConservationFund@gmail.com
Tienes lo que se necesita? Estamos buscando voluntarios para que nos acompañen en una investigación. Visite el enlace de nuestra biografía @tropical_conservation_fund para obtener más información. #expedition #bioblitz #conservation #biodiversity
This smooth-billed ani (Crotophaga ani) and its flock used to hang out near a trailhead in Peru where I lived and make loud cackling noises at me when I'd pass them. Looking back I feel much less annoyance and much more appreciation for their beautiful prehistoric looks.
I recently dreamed that I came upon a tapir the size of an elephant in the jungle and stood awestruck as it thundered past me. I'm grateful for the vivid imagery the Amazon has given me to color my dreams.
Can I take you on a hike? @wdhelenb found this hidden trail on a map just outside Vang Vieng, Loas. Once we arrived we discovered that a local community was working collectively on an ecotourism project. They were clearing trails and creating viewing platforms to attract tourists to their mountain. They planned to officially open the trail the next day and enthusiastically showed us their hard work. We felt lucky to be some of the first visitors to take in the epic views. Will even helped carry some of the palm fronds up the steep climb. #vangvieng #loas #hike #explore #discover #travel #ecotourism #conservation #getoutside #ourwild #traveldeeper #tlpicks #nature #wander #trek
Silvery langurs (Trachypithecus cristatus) are folivores or herbivores that specialize in eating leaves. They have a three chambered stomach to help them digest their leaf-based diet.
This green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) was expertly camouflaging in this pig squeak plant (Berginia Winter Glow).
Forest bathing on a raining afternoon in Tennessee. #forestbathing #forest #hiking #explore #discover #green #rain #summer #optoutdoors #optoutside #nikon #nature #naturephotography #landscape #landscapephotography
A Puff-throated babbler (Pellorneum ruficeps) forages early morning in Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam. I love that when visiting a new part of the world, every species you see (even common ones) are new to you.
Check out that proboscis (nose)! Proboscis monkeys are an endangered species endemic to the island of Borneo. The males are twice the size of females and the only ones to sport large noses, which they use to make loud honking calls. Truly an amazing species to encounter! .
#proboscis #proboscismonkey #monkey #primate #monkeysofinstagram #primatology #wildlife #wildlifephotography #everydayextinction #conservation #conservationphotography #endangeredspecies #endangered #earthcapture #borneo #borneowildlife #nature #explore #discover #travel #traveldeeper #naturephotography #naturelovers #rainforest #connect2earth #nikon