This is an interesting photo. We all know how clever primates are. The genetic difference between human beings and primates is less than two percent. Therefore it shouldn't be too surprising when we see an orangutan using a spear tool to catch a fish. This extraordinary image was taken in Borneo on the island of Kaja. Connect with Nature! Photo: Gerd Schuster ... See MoreSee Less
Keep em coming Brian & Dee. Really engaging for a whole range of people and so important for that reason.
But most likely that he’s not fishing,
he might try to catch something that fell into the water?!
Connect with nature. This is very important advice. When we care about Nature, we don't allow others to destroy it. Thank you, Great BIG Nature
I love you Brian and Dee Keating u are so pure and loving , am so excited to introduce you and your good work to community change agents of rwenzori birds and during environmental education to students .
Connect with nature.
This is a series of photos taken in sequence of a Puffin coming in for a landing. Puffins are called several names based on their appearance. Puffin is thought to come from the word puff, meaning swollen, because they do appear rather round. They have also been referred to as the 'clowns of the ocean' thanks to their amusing expression and colourful beak. They are also sometimes confused for penguins, but unlike penguins, puffins can fly.... barely. Despite their stout bodies and short wings, puffins can fly as fast as 88 KPH (55 mph), but not without some serious effort: They have to flap their wings 300 to 400 times per minute to stay aloft. And to see them land in person, well... lets just say it always looks like an accident waiting to happen! Connect with Nature! Photos: Richard Shucksmith ... See MoreSee Less
The Eyes of A Gecko! Geckos just might have the coolest looking eyes on the planet! Most geckos species are nocturnal, and they are particularly well-adapted to hunting in the dark. The sensitivity of the gecko eye has been calculated to be 350 times higher than humans. Basically they can see things, especially in the dark, we couldn't even dream of! Connect with Nature! Photo: Ian Schofield ... See MoreSee Less
This is a very interesting photo. You are seeing a Black Vulture preening a Crested Caracara. Why is one bird species helping out another? The act is known as Inter-specific allopreening - a symbiotic relationship. I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine sort of thing. As Vultures are circling over a dead carcass and eventually landing to feed, Caracaras will give out warning calls of predators (something vultures can’t do due to lack of a syrinx). So basically, the vultures will give their friends a beauty treatment every once in a while because they want them to stick around! Their lives sometimes depend on it. Nature works in mysterious ways! Photo: Ron Chiasson ... See MoreSee Less
Discordo do texto que diz que o urubu está a coçar o carcará. Ele está procurando parasitas para comer e o carcará permite por instintivamente saber que está a se livrar deles.
now why cant we humans act this way ?
Interesting to find out if this has become a full fledged adaptation for the two species or a learned behavior. If it was leanred, the two would have to live communally or at least side by side. There's a university project.
I think Black Vultures are just naturally one of the nice guys in the avian world. They don't even kill for their food. ❤
Have seen this post three times now. Never gets old. Symbiotic relationships in non-human species could teach humans a lot, but we are not intelligent enough to learn from them.
Yes & humans must do so too. Ban all war & help eachother instead. And See who can do more FOR others.
Thanks for the gorgeous picture and information!!
Maybe birds are also capable of altruism, like elephants
Such beautiful Symbiosis. Like monkey in a fruit tree throwing down the fruits where the deer wait!
I love nature. Humans can learn from other species. I wish.
Cena interessante pois carcarás e urubus são inimigos territoriais e é comum ver carcarás atacarem urubus.
Nature always works in cooperation. Xx
Mae It's my first time hearing inter-specific allopreening. I only know parasitism, commensalism and mutualism. 🤣
Thank you for the info and great shot.
Echt niet die gier zegt kom hier met dat kapsel of ik hak je kop er helemaal af... types jaloezie 😁😁😁
So fascinating and what a great shot!
Sure thing Jungle Jim, but more likely it's a big juicy tick there just waiting to be snacked on! Get real!
Alejo Perlaza me confirmas? sí es verdad que no tienen siringe pero no encontré nada de ese mutualismo.
An act of kindness! Wow, maybe we all need to look @ animals for guidance.
Frequently see a single Caracara with Vultures eating road side carrion in Hendry county
I photographed both species together in Costa Rica a few years ago. Very interesting how they work together.
I would think they are just good friends. Vultures don't need other birds to warn them of predators
The Crested Caracara is another of my favorite FL birds.