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wolverxne:

This is enough to warm even the wildest of hearts. Deep in the African bush a lioness gives giant hug to the two men who saved her. As a cub, Sirga was driven out of her pride and rescued by Valentin Gruener and Mikkel Legarth who could not stand by and watch her die. Now the lioness has developed an incredible bond with the pair who are fighting to save her species in Botswana, southern Africa.

Sirga treats the two conservationists just like she would other lions and with their help she can now hunt for prey on her own. She is now a beacon for hoped success of the Modisa Wildlife Project, founded in Botswana, Africa, by Mr Gruener, from Germany, and Mr Legarth, who is Danish, with the hope of saving the lion population. Botswana is two and a half times the size of Britain and has vast areas of wilderness - but already increased farming is bringing lions and man into more and more conflict.

From a base camp in the African bush the Modisa Wildlife Project has been working with local farmers and Willie De Graaff, owner of Grassland Safari Lodge, to find a way long term solution.The plan is to relocate the lions which are coming into contact with farmers to one large protected area where they have enough wild prey to feed on.As these amazing shots show Mikkel and Valentin has an incredible affinity for the lions they rescue and not just Sirga.

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nounstheband:

People actually believe capitalism and environmentalism can coexist and thats fucking incredible

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fuckyeahfoxfriends:

This may be the most beautiful fox I’ve ever seen

(Source: flickr.com)

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Shark Week Special: Introducing the O.R.C.A

marine-conservation:

A new start-up has come up with a new and nifty way to make you feel a lot safer in the water, and it comes with a “No Bite Guarantee” of $1million.

This latest buzz in shark attack-proof technology is called the O.R.C.A. The O.R.C.A ( Ocean Recreation Comfort Apparatus), is a newly created…

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thelovelyseas:


A Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, surfaces to breath with a whale watching boat and Faial Island in the background, Azores autonomous region, Portugal, North Atlantic Ocean by Michael Patrick O’Neill

thelovelyseas:

Posted 1 month ago

trynottodrown:

jellyfish, 
along you came 
and right away I’m stung. 
sweet words I long to whisper, 
but you’ve paralyzed my tounge. 
( words by brian kelley)

jellyfish | 

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arsanatomica:

These are fins from a 500lb Bluefin Tuna

Tuna are members of the Scrombrid family, a group of fast swimming, partially warm-blooded apex predators, with highly streamlined bodies and retractable fins. 

In the image above, the large dorsal fin, with its rigid bony rays, can disappear completely into a deep groove on the body.This gives the fish its distinctive bullet shape, as it charges forward in the water. The fin is pulled out when the fish is slowing down, or turning to keep its cylindrical body from rolling over.

The distinctive little fins, or finlets in the last image are only found in this group of fish. Muscles beneath the skin allows them to move independently. There’s a few people out there researching this, but at the current time their exact function is unknown. 

Posted 2 months ago

pleatedjeans:

Seal with a data-logger on it’s head. [x]

"LOOK! LOOK! I’M A NARWAL!"

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smilesaredrugs:


rhamphotheca:

Lets just take a little time to admire this awesome fucking Tardigarde ("water bear", "moss piglet") animation from Cosmos…

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rhamphotheca:

Lets just take a little time to admire this awesome fucking Tardigarde ("water bear", "moss piglet") animation from Cosmos…