Husband and wife plant 2 Million trees to restore a destroyed forest! Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado decided to show what a small group of passionate, dedicated people can do by turning deforestation on its head. When they started, the old cattle ranch they had bought was destroyed, only about 0.5% was covered in trees. in the ensuing 20 years, where there was once a deathly silence, there is now a symphony of birdcalls and wildlife. In all, some 172 bird species have returned, as well as 33 species of mammals, 293 species of plants, 15 species of reptiles and 15 species of amphibians, an entire ecosystem rebuilt from scratch. Incredible! ... See MoreSee Less
Radar captures massive bird migration! Local radar signals captured the migration (birds) shown in green/yellow and meteorological targets (showers and rain) depicted in darker blues. The birds first appear on radar as they depart from Cuba and emerge in the Florida Straits, disappearing below the radar towards dawn as they reach mainland Florida. The time lapse spans 10.5 hours. Pretty cool! Connect with Nature ... See MoreSee Less
These penguins love their rocks! Adelie penguins line their nests with rocks, and in some areas, the nests are over 6000 years old and have been used constantly all that time! This is serious business! Connect with Nature! ... See MoreSee Less
A mother Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), carrying her young! Also known as the fish-eating crocodile, the average female Gharial will lay 20-90 eggs and take care of them for about 3 months after birth. But here's the cool thing - the temperature of the nest determines the gender of the baby. When the temperature is 31.6 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) - males will mostly develop. If the temperature is below and/or above 31.6 degrees, then it induces development of females. And, although there are a lot of babies hitching a ride with their mom in this photo, fact is... 99% of crocodile babies will be eaten in the first year of their life by large fish, hyenas, monitor lizards and larger crocodiles. Follow for more GREAT stories! ... See MoreSee Less
Jonathan the Tortoise! Oldest living terrestrial animal in the world has seen it all - from world wars to the invention of cars and lightbulbs! He is believed to be 188 years old, and is a Seychelles giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea hololissa). Jonathan currently resides on the island of Saint Helena, a British Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.
The all-time verified record holder for the world's oldest tortoise, according to Guinness World Records, is Tu'i Malila, who died in Tonga in 1965 at the age of 189. So, it wont be long before Jonathan takes over that title... we hope! Follow for more GREAT stories!Jonathan the Tortoise! Oldest living terrestrial animal in the world at 188 years old! ... See MoreSee Less