pasionanimalblog:

Well, finally I can present to you the Mouflon on their mountain, they are very skittish and hard to photograph. They live very close to the ibex.

Bueno, por fin os puedo presentar a los Muflones en su montaña, son muy asustadizos y difíciles de fotografiar. Viven muy cerca de las Cabras hispánicas.

phoenixzoo:

A big Monday morning yawn. “Like” if you wish you could take a cat nap today.

#IGZoo #PhoenixZoo #Phoenix #Zoo #Arizona #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #instagood #nofilter #instaaz #instazoo #instanimal #nature #African #lion #yawn #catsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #cats #bigcat (at Phoenix Zoo)

phoenixzoo:

A big Monday morning yawn. “Like” if you wish you could take a cat nap today.

#IGZoo #PhoenixZoo #Phoenix #Zoo #Arizona #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #instagood #nofilter #instaaz #instazoo #instanimal #nature #African #lion #yawn #catsofinstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #cats #bigcat (at Phoenix Zoo)

phoenixzoo:

Our black-naped fruit dove chick is growing fast! The chick hatched earlier this month and can be seen on the Children’s Trail at the Phoenix Zoo.

#IGZoo #PhoenixZoo #Phoenix #Zoo #Arizona #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #instagood #instaaz #instazoo #instanimal #nature #birds #dove #zooborns (at Phoenix Zoo)

phoenixzoo:

Our black-naped fruit dove chick is growing fast! The chick hatched earlier this month and can be seen on the Children’s Trail at the Phoenix Zoo.

#IGZoo #PhoenixZoo #Phoenix #Zoo #Arizona #photooftheday #picoftheday #instadaily #instagood #instaaz #instazoo #instanimal #nature #birds #dove #zooborns (at Phoenix Zoo)

montereybayaquarium:

Shedding Some (Natural) Light on Our New No-Flash Policy

Can you take great pictures without a flash? With the advent of our new “no-flash policy,” our guides and volunteers decided to find out. Check out these amazing shots, and decide for yourself!

About the Change

Why change our policy? We’ve always discouraged the use of camera flash in certain areas, but with the upcoming opening of our  ”Tentacles” special exhibition that will feature extremely light-sensitive animals, we’re applying this rule to the entire Aquarium.

And so, we ask that you turn off your flash when taking photographs inside. You’ll get better photos—and our animals and other visitors will thank you!

No-Flash Tips

While cameras have different ways of turning off the flash feature, it’s important to know how to operate yours. You’ll know you’ve turned off the flash when you see the universal symbol of a lightning bolt with a diagonal slash through it.

If your camera model uses a “focusing light”, please don’t use your camera inside.

Use your camera’s settings to “compensate” for low light where needed. Learn more.  

Favorite areas for family photos are on our decks (with good light and the bay in the background) or in front of our Aquarium logo at the main entrance. It’s okay to use flash in these areas if you need to.

Consider downloading the Monterey Bay Aquarium app on your iPhone. You can download and share excellent professional photos of your favorite Aquarium animals and exhibits. 

Photos are also available for purchase in our Gift & Bookstore.

And so, we’ll finish with your favorite double entendre, displayed prominently next to one of our most popular exhibits: “Please, don’t flash the octopus!”

Thanks to these staff and volunteers! Emily Simpson, Amy Jo, Katie Johnston and Doris Nishimoto

pasionanimalblog:

I had this post prepared in drafts but today, March 2nd, I have to publish it as a special issue because “Alegría” has passed. She had been ill all week and it all has been very fast. She was very old, and had lived a full life. As the name in Spanish suggests she was a joy when you heard her running to greet you. 

European mink. Do I come in?, do I leave?, what do I do?

Tenía preparado este post en borradores pero lo público como edición especial del día porque hoy 2 de marzo “Alegría ” se ha marchado, llevaba una semana enferma y ha sido todo muy rápido. Era ya muy mayor, y había vivido ya su tiempo. Como su nombre indica era una alegría en cuanto te oía venía corriendo a saludarte.

Visón europeo. ¿Entro, salgo, que hago?

pasionanimalblog:

Asian elephants installation. On March 2nd Buba completed his first year of life. 

He’s very playful and clumsy as you can see in the gifs. 

That day he kept moving from side to side of the tree trunk stumbling and falling.

Instalación de elefantes asiáticos. El pasado día dos de marzo Buba cumplió su primer año de vida.

Está muy juguetón y torpón como podéis ver en los gifs.

Ese día no paraba de pasar de un lado al otro del tronco tropezando y cayendo.

pasionanimalblog:

Uganda 2010. White Rhino. We went to a small reserve where we could see them at less than 30 feet away without any protection. Were we crazy? 

Before entering this reserve, the ranger briefed us with the necessary warnings and made us sign a liability waiver document. Here no one can guarantee that nothing happens to you. Rhinos are aggressive at close range, and they warned us not to get closer than 30 meters of them, getting on their way or making much noise. If they charge against us, we can only climb a tree, hide behind bushes or … pray! 

There was a couple of rhinos with their baby lying on the grass to avoid the heat. After a while, they stood up and it felt dangerous but nothing happened. 

In the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary rhinos are protected against poachers day and night by armed guards. The goal is to reintroduce them into the national parks of Uganda.

Uganda 2010. Rinoceronte Blanco. Fuimos a una pequeña reserva donde podíamos verlos a menos de 30 metros de distancia sin ningún tipo de protección. ¿hicimos una locura?

Antes de entrar a esta reserva, el ranger nos da una serie de avisos y nos hace firmar un documento. Aqui nadie te asegura que no te pase nada. Los rinocerontes son agresivos a corta distancia, y nos avisan de no ponernos a menos de 30 metros, en su camino ni hacer mucho ruido. En caso de que vengan hacia nosotros, solo nos queda subirnos a un árbol, escondernos tras unos matorrales o … rezar!!

Había una pareja con su cría tumbados en la hierba huyendo del calor. Después de un rato, se incorporaron y nos entró el temor pero no ocurrió nada peligroso.

En el Santuario de Rinocerontes de Ziwa están día y noche protegidos por vigilantes armados contra furtivos. El objetivo es reintroducirlos en los parques nacionales de Uganda.

- fuente de la última  foto http://viajes.chavetas.es/viajes/africaeste11/dia-18-el-cuerno-de-oro-del-rinoceronte/

pasionanimalblog:

Today I finished the day very happy. On my way to enclose anteaters for the night, I went by the orangutans installation and there I saw the mom and her baby, almost like waiting photogenically to say good night before going to their rooms for dining and sleeping.
Hoy he acabado el día muy feliz. De camino a encerrar los osos hormigueros, he pasado por la instalación de orangutanes y allí estaban la mama y el bebe, casi como esperándome fotogénicamente para darme las buenas noches antes de entrar a sus dormitorios a cenar y pasar la noche.

pasionanimalblog:

Today I finished the day very happy. On my way to enclose anteaters for the night, I went by the orangutans installation and there I saw the mom and her baby, almost like waiting photogenically to say good night before going to their rooms for dining and sleeping.

Hoy he acabado el día muy feliz. De camino a encerrar los osos hormigueros, he pasado por la instalación de orangutanes y allí estaban la mama y el bebe, casi como esperándome fotogénicamente para darme las buenas noches antes de entrar a sus dormitorios a cenar y pasar la noche.