Croc Caves of Ankarana

We traveled over 2 KM, in absolute dark, through an underground river full of bats, eels and blind fish to find one of the rarest Crocs in the world.

Monarch Butterfly

Weighing no more than a paperclip, this unbelievable insect makes a 4500 km journey that absolutely boggles the mind.

Red Roughed Lemur

They are one of the rarest lemurs in the world. And to see one, you have to go to a small Island off the coast of Madagascar. Then maybe... just maybe - you'll see one!

Adélie

The cutest penguin of them all! Imagine standing amongst a hundred thousand birds in one of the most remote places on the planet. This is bucket list stuff.

The Hippo Whisperer

Jane Goodall and her son, Grub, are trying to save a hippo sanctuary in Southern Tanzania. We went to tell their incredible story and meet the man they call “The Hippo Whisperer!”

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We traveled over 2 KM, in absolute dark, through an underground river full of bats, eels and blind fish to find one of the rarest Crocs in the world.
You might be surprised, but in the forests of Madagascar lives one of the loudest mammals on the planet! This is an audio experience you have to hear for yourselves!
Weighing no more than a paperclip, this unbelievable insect makes a 4500 km journey that absolutely boggles the mind.
Millions of wildebeest roam the Serengeti every year. But did you know, thousands can die in one day... in one spot? We were there!
Great BIG Nature traveled to the remote Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia Canada to document the end of the Southern Most herd of Caribou in the world. This is Must watch stuff!
In Southern Alberta, Canada, there is a piece of nature that is the very last of it's kind - less than one percent remains... and these folks are trying to save it!
The cutest penguin of them all! Imagine standing amongst a hundred thousand birds in one of the most remote places on the planet. This is bucket list stuff.
They are one of the rarest lemurs in the world. And to see one, you have to go to a small Island off the coast of Madagascar. Then maybe... just maybe - you'll see one!
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6 days ago

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This image shows three full years of tracking a single male Rough-legged Hawk. These incredible tracks show just how far these birds travel! First captured while on migration in Montana on Oct 10, 2017, as a 2-year-old, this hawk has provided 15,866 GPS locations to add to the world's largest dataset on this important species. It literally flew up to the far ... far north of Canada (tip of the Northwest Passage), then headed west to parts of the Northwest Territories and back down to Colorado - unbelievable! Prior to this research we had no idea they traveled such a wide range.
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This image shows three full years of tracking a single male Rough-legged Hawk. These incredible tracks show just how far these birds travel! First captured while on migration in Montana on Oct 10, 2017, as a 2-year-old, this hawk has provided 15,866 GPS locations to add to the worlds largest dataset on this important species. It literally flew up to the far ... far north of Canada (tip of the Northwest Passage), then headed west to parts of the Northwest Territories and back down to Colorado - unbelievable! Prior to this research we had no idea they traveled such a wide range. 
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Photo / Research Credit: Neil Paprocki / The Rough-legged Hawk Project

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Interesting how it explores Canada, but has a fairly narrow path in the USA.

That will be like trying to find a restaurant in the near future for our next meal out!!

I find it interesting that iits migration travels through Alberta and then travels east. Instead of migrating through Manitoba

Santa Claus....????

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Doesn't even stop at customs. How rude!

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Wonder if he went back where he started?

Interesting, who woulda thought?

Has an isssue with the east coast..

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Je ne croyais pas que ils pouvait voyager si loin surprenant

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Wow 🥺

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1 week ago

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Aboriginal tribes around the world have always had a close relationship with nature - but here's something you might not know. Estimated to be the oldest man-made structure on earth, the Brewarrina Aboriginal fish traps on the Barwon River in New South Wales, are over 40,000 years old. These stone fish traps are evidence of engineering skill, knowledge of river hydrology & fish biology, ask 10 different people what they think is the oldest surviving manmade structure on earth and chances are you will get 10 different answers. The pyramids of Egypt or Central America? Not even close. Stonehenge? A relative newcomer. The Neolithic farmhouses of the Orkney Islands, or the Great Wall of China? At 7,000 years of age, the oldest of these barely registers alongside the granddaddy of them all - the Ngunnhu fish traps of Brewarrina.
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Aboriginal tribes around the world have always had a close relationship with nature - but heres something you might not know. Estimated to be the oldest man-made structure on earth, the Brewarrina Aboriginal fish traps on the Barwon River in New South Wales, are over 40,000 years old. These stone fish traps are evidence of engineering skill, knowledge of river hydrology & fish biology, ask 10 different people what they think is the oldest surviving manmade structure on earth and chances are you will get 10 different answers. The pyramids of Egypt or Central America? Not even close. Stonehenge? A relative newcomer. The Neolithic farmhouses of the Orkney Islands, or the Great Wall of China? At 7,000 years of age, the oldest of these barely registers alongside the granddaddy of them all - the Ngunnhu fish traps of Brewarrina.
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We have a similar thing in South Africa. Goggle Kosi Bay fishtraps.

Jan Underhill

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no estoy de acuerdo en eso ya que así acaban y exterminar a todos los peces aquí también se practica algo parecido a esas trampas y agarran hasta las crías de los peces evitando su proliferación y aumentando su extinción .

Very cool!

That's amazing, wow! Thanks Brian for all you research and do! Sharing :)

they are a lot bigger than the pictures, they are finding more and more. the drought helped.

Lightning bushfires for hunting and forest management was a regular aspect of traditional practices in Australia

Awesome and a treasure

Josh Watts

Kool

Brilliant

Amazing

Amazing info. Thanks !

Sinead Maria

Thats cool

Brad Moggridge great pic too

Amazing

That is amazing to know, my ancestors (Inuit) also did this when the fish lakes were migrating from lake to ocean or vice versa, confuses fish easily and that’s how they get trapped

Fantastic

Much better at sustainable fishing in the old days. Not like human today, harvest once abd kill the rest with their fish nets

I live this sort of thing. But it seems astonishing that they could even be there considering how much nature, the land, would normally change in such a long time! Anyone .. ??

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1 week ago

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The trunk of the African Elephant is one of, if not the most, sensitive and useful appendages on the planet. We could only wish we had one!
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1 week ago

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They just might be the cutest squirrel in the world!. The adorable 'Ezo Momonga' is a type of 'Dwarf Flying Squirrel' unique to Hokkaido island in Japan, and they naturally exist nowhere else on the planet. Japanese flying squirrels are strictly nocturnal creatures (which is one reason they have those big beautiful eyes) and spend their days high up in boreal, evergreen forests. These rodents are silent gliders and move quickly among tops of trees soaring 100 m (328 ft) at a time, and rarely do they descend to the ground. And because a main source of their diet is pine seeds, they are a major spreader of new seedlings throughout the forest - so they are extremely important to the ecosystem. But man... are they cute!
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They just might be the cutest squirrel in the world!. The adorable Ezo Momonga is a type of Dwarf Flying Squirrel unique to Hokkaido island in Japan, and they naturally exist nowhere else on the planet. Japanese flying squirrels are strictly nocturnal creatures (which is one reason they have those big beautiful eyes) and spend their days high up in boreal, evergreen forests. These rodents are silent gliders and move quickly among tops of trees soaring 100 m (328 ft) at a time, and rarely do they descend to the ground. And because a main source of their diet is pine seeds, they are a major spreader of new seedlings throughout the forest - so they are extremely important to the ecosystem. But man... are they cute!
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🇨🇦🐾🐾OOOOOOOOHHH TTTOOOOOO CCCUUUUUUUUTTTTTEEEEEEE

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This is why Anime exists.

Aawww they are so cute. I’d be feeding them all the time

Adorable.

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Everyone needs to see this cute face!

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Those eyes! 💜💜

They r so adorable so soft and cuddly looking

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If you could only feel there fur.. exceptionally soft..🍂✌🏻

Wholly buckets! So adorable 😍

Adorable

Cute

Andrea Jones show Sophie this and see if it goes on her list haha

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2 weeks ago

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In a surprising twist, butterflies hunt Caiman - well, just their tears to be exact. And the reason being - the insect is in pursuit of nutrients and minerals - chiefly salt. Those that drink tears are referred to as “lacryphagous,” from lacrima, the Latin word for “tear.” It also happens that sodium and some of those other micronutrients are hard to find in nature, so these critters have to get inventive. And since Caiman will sit still for long periods of time... well, that makes them the prefect target. Its even been noticed, that some of the bolder winged beauties will irritate their host's eyes to produce more 'salty" eye drops. And we dont think it bothers the Caiman - but this guy doesn't seem to be all that amused either!
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In a surprising twist, butterflies hunt Caiman - well, just their tears to be exact. And the reason being - the insect is in pursuit of nutrients and minerals - chiefly salt. Those that drink tears are referred to as “lacryphagous,” from lacrima, the Latin word for “tear.” It also happens that sodium and some of those other micronutrients are hard to find in nature, so these critters have to get inventive. And since Caiman will sit still for long periods of time... well, that makes them the prefect target. Its even been noticed, that some of the bolder winged beauties will irritate their hosts eyes to produce more salty eye drops. And we dont think it bothers the Caiman - but this guy doesnt seem to be all that amused either!
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extraordinaire ! merci pour vos magnifiques et rarissimes photos 🤗🤗🤗🤗

Who’d have thought. Our earth is an amazing place

Jaooo leptirice Domagoj Bilandžija

lolol he does look rather annoyed

Oooo. I want some

Awesome

i think so...she femal..❣️

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2 weeks ago

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This just might be the most beautiful 'mushroom' in the world! The 'amethyst mushroom', Elaeomyxa Cerifera, is an amazing Myxomycete (slime mold) first discovered in 1942. Mostly found in Tasmania, It’s often referred to as a mushroom - but it’s a fungi. And yes, all mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms. If you ever have the chance to see one when It's fruiting structures split open to release it's spores, they twinkle like a disco ball in bright shades of purple, silver, and green. It's like a scene from Avatar!
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This just might be the most beautiful mushroom in the world! The amethyst mushroom, Elaeomyxa Cerifera, is an amazing Myxomycete (slime mold) first discovered in 1942. Mostly found in Tasmania, It’s often referred to as a mushroom - but it’s a fungi. And yes, all mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms. If you ever have the chance to see one when Its fruiting structures split open to release its spores, they twinkle like a disco ball in bright shades of purple, silver, and green. Its like a scene from Avatar!
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