Rescued in New York, Snowy Owl is Free to Soar

Rescued in New York, Snowy Owl is Free to Soar

When the emaciated and dying young snowy owl was found by a good samaritan and his dog, the North County Animal Rescue knew just what to do. But what happens after rehabilitation? Disappearing habitat and climate change are taking their toll on the world’s remaining snowy owl population. The Friends of the Washington County Grasslands, IBA are working to change that.

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Amos Nachoum Wins Sienna International Photography Contest

Amos Nachoum Wins Sienna International Photography Contest

Wildlife and underwater photographer, Amos Nachoun is winner of the a 2018 Sienna International Photography Contest. Photographers from 156 countries competed with over 48,000 images. Amos took the coveted first prize in the wildlife category for his astounding image of a leopard seal and gentoo penguin. Photographed in the freezing waters of Antarctica, the image is entitled: Facing Reality.

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4 Wildlife Saving Organizations That You Should Know About

4 Wildlife Saving Organizations That You Should Know About

All over the world, small organizations and an army of dedicated people work on the front lines of wildlife conservation. The African continent is home to The Virunga Alliance, the Marine Megafauna Foundation, The Cheetah Conservation Fund, The PAMS Foundation and more. These dedicated, passionate men and women do much of conservation’s heavy, sometimes dangerous, lifting. Human/Wildlife coexistence is a major part of all their programs. There are no corner offices, no formal galas for these folk. Many are unpaid volunteers. They live for their animals - and sometimes they die for them.

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In the Footsteps of the Conquistador. Driving the Coronado Scenic Trail Byway, Arizona

In the Footsteps of the Conquistador. Driving the Coronado Scenic Trail Byway, Arizona

Legend has it that this is the route Francisco Vasquez de Coronado travelled in 1540 when looking for the fabled seven “Golden Cities of Cibola,” There were no golden cities. Instead Coronado mapped a treasure of wildlife, nature, and unequaled scenic vistas. This 116-mile (187km) 2-lane road is a rollercoaster ride through the desert high country of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest including the last Designated Primitive Forest in the US Forestry system: The Blue Range Primitive Area. This is a nature photographer’s dream road trip.

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Warning, You Can Only See These Birds In Puerto Rico

Warning, You Can Only See These Birds In Puerto Rico

Kissed by both the Atlantic Ocean and by the Caribbean Sea, it is the beaches on the island’s 300 miles of beautiful coastline that usually bring visitors. But Puerto Rico is more than sunbathing and mega-resorts. Puerto Rico has 17 endemic bird species, eighteen if you count the Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) about whom debate rages. Plus another 330+ species migrants, introductions, and accidentals. This is a birder's paradise. Hurricane Maria made a mess of Puerto Rico in 2017, flattening the vegetation as well as the buildings. But nature is amazing. The rainforest and wildlife are rebounding in miraculous ways.

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Saving Sea Turtles with SEE Turtles

Saving Sea Turtles with SEE Turtles

Six of 7 species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered, of the 7th no one knows enough to say. Brad Nahill, co-founder and director of SEE Turtles is working to protect sea turtles through community involvement and volunteer tourism. His aim is to help 1 Billion Baby Turtles reach the sea. He also created the Too Rare to Wear campaign to stop Hawksbill turtle poaching for jewelry and souvenirs.

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Slippery Ann's Amazing Bugling Elk

Slippery Ann's Amazing Bugling Elk

Montana’s Missouri River Country. Big sky country. Every autumn, in some of the most unspoiled wild nature left in North America, the Rocky Mountain elk begin to call. Their beautiful, eerie, and amazing sound can be heard wafting through the trees and across the grasslands. It signals the females, warns rivals and announces their amorous intentions. This is annual rut and the best time for wildlife photographers to get images of the males in full rack and the females in top health. The Slippery Ann Viewing Area at the Charles M. Russel Wildlife Refuge Complex in Montana is the perfect place to bring the family to experience bugling elk.

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How to Photograph the Soul of the Forest, Safely

How to Photograph the Soul of the Forest, Safely

Wildlife photographer Scott Dere,travels to Kabetogama State Forest in Minnesota to photograph black bears in the wild. Scott reveals his secrets for getting the shot, including what lens to use, when to use a tripod, and why a gimbal is necessary. Tips on bear safety, too.

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