#Thisismytrophy

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I had just two short days to myself between meetings. No better place to go than Amboseli. I had no guests, no must do’s, no plans. So I did what I love most. I spent quality time with elephants. I sat or stood quietly amongst them, listening to their rumbles, watching them feel safe and happy, enjoying every second. Here, a baby elephant decided to get to know me too. ❤️❤️❤️ . . . . @wildgeography #featured_wildlife #africageophoto #africanamazing #majestic_wildlife_ #live_love_wildlife #intothewild #bestplacestogo #traveldeeper #letsgosomewhere #welltraveled #passionpassport #ourplanetdaily #summitworkshopsalumni #whyilovekenya #worthmorealive #thisismytrophy #nikon #nikonartists #d810 #hireafemalephotographer #femalephotographer #handsoffourivory #elephantdayeveryday #elephant #babyanimals #babyelephants

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I met a new elephant friend last night. She likes this image and since she’s an expert, I figured it was worth reposting. And seriously, she’s so cool-she’s a zookeeper that takes care of elephants!!!!! I mean, really, don’t we all want to be her?! Not only does she get to see elephants every.single.day, but she goes to sleep every night knowing she’s doing something important for elephant conservation. Zoos do amazing work on rare animal reproduction and play critical roles in other important parts of the conservation network. Sometimes they don’t get enough credit .... . . . @wildgeography #featured_wildlife #africageophoto #africanamazing #majestic_wildlife_ #live_love_wildlife #intothewild #bestplacestogo #traveldeeper #letsgosomewhere #conservation #conservationphotography #summitworkshopsalumni #whyilovekenya #worthmorealive #thisismytrophy #nikon #nikonartists #d810 #hireafemalephotographer #femalephotographer #zoo #zookeeper #handsoffourivory #elephantdayeveryday #elephant

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🦁 Big cats pictures for feline lovers. 👍 Be sure to follow us @bigcatsdiary ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Photo by @beverlyjoubert No copyright infringement intended. All credit to the creators. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ A young Duba lion with a grisly memento from a successful hunt. That full belly and overall good condition show that the Tsaro Pride is still thriving in this incredible part of the Okavango. #tsaropride #duba #okavango #bigcats #thisismytrophy #natgeo_africa #panthercat #safarispirit #africanlionsafari #wildlifephotographic #bestwildlife #bigcatsinitative #travelphotographyoftheday #spiritofsafari #catgrams #wildlife_photography #africaamazing #experienceafrica #bbcwildlife #rangerdiaries #panthera #wildlifeprints #africanwildlife #felines #big5 #preserve #wildplanet #bigfive #africananimals #loves_africa

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#worldlionday gives me an excuse to dust off my favorite image of a lion, in the Mara North Conservancy, sharpening his claws before his evening hunt. These big cats are under threat as they compete for food and space. Human/Wildlife conflict occurs when herdsmen poison meat in retaliation for a lion killing livestock. I am looking forward to reading the August @natgeo story with photos by @chamiltonjames which discusses this issue. . . . . @wildgeography #featured_wildlife #africageophoto #africanamazing #majestic_wildlife_ #live_love_wildlife #intothewild #bestplacestogo #traveldeeper #letsgosomewhere #welltraveled #passionpassport #ourplanetdaily #summitworkshopsalumni #whyilovekenya #worthmorealive #thisismytrophy #nikon #nikonartists #d810 #hireafemalephotographer #femalephotographer #lion #bigcats

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The predator instinct kicks in for Fig’s cub, despite the fact that her mother has provided this meal. There’s still time to practice some pouncing techniques before eating, and this practice is the start of her education in learning to hunt for herself. #figtheleopard #maasaimara #Figscub #bigcats #thisismytrophy

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More from photos friends that inspire! @beverlyjoubert and her husband @dereckjoubert have been a lasting and important voice of conservation. Was lucky to spend some time in the field with them a while back in the Okavango delta. Please check them out! ~ Words and photo by @beverlyjoubert - The gold treasure at the end of the rainbow. #thisismytrophy

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#Repost @beverlyjoubert ・・・ Joyful little animals. We see so much of ourselves in them - from play and happiness to thoughtfulness or distress, even grief. It shouldn’t be forgotten how very intelligent these social animals are when we negotiate future conservation plans in a world where wilderness is shrinking every day. #thejoyofelephants #thisismytrophy #elephanthappiness

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Joyful little animals. We see so much of ourselves in them - from play and happiness to thoughtfulness or distress, even grief. It shouldn’t be forgotten how very intelligent these social animals are when we negotiate future conservation plans in a world where wilderness is shrinking every day. #thejoyofelephants #thisismytrophy #elephanthappiness

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Happy Spring Equinox! 🐒🌸🌱

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You get a very warm welcome when you arrive at @wearewilderness’ Shumba Camp in Zambia 😸👋🏼

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Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Elephants kick up dust into an amber sky as they dig for bulbs. We have nothing but awe and respect for these giants that are capable of such intelligence, emotions, and strength—and yet will usually tolerate the presence of humans who, as they have seen, are not harmless creatures. With a hunting ban put in place in 2014, elephants have been mostly safe for the past five years in Botswana, and we have watched how stressed herds have relaxed and become less aggressive over the years. They need a lot of space, but they're constantly moving through the landscape, changing locations with the seasons, feeding as they go. However, a white paper handed to the Botswana government in late February 2019 has recommended a resumption in hunting, culling, and the closure of wildlife corridors. There are obviously issues that come with living with large numbers of these animals. However, in order to have an impact on the estimated 132,000 elephants, it would require killing very high numbers pf them, a move that not only will lead to a great deal of trauma in the remaining herds but likely hurt Botswana's lucrative tourism industry. The government is still considering these proposals and undergoing more consultation. #thisismytrophy #elephants #okavango #worthmorealive - #regrann

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#Repost @natgeo This is critical for the elephants of Botswana. Please read and sign and SHARE and make your voice heard that Botswana must take a different approach to the issues they are having with humans and wildlife. The government is currently in the midst of this decision to reverse the protections and to start culling/killing them and even putting them in pet food! The time is literally now to speak out. They rely on tourism and need to know this won’t be tolerated. Here is the link and it is also in my bio to take you directly to the petition https://www.change.org/p/botswana-s-wildlife-decisions-gmfer-petitions-government-for-answers ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Elephants kick up dust into an amber sky as they dig for bulbs. We have nothing but awe and respect for these giants that are capable of such intelligence, emotions, and strength—and yet will usually tolerate the presence of humans who, as they have seen, are not harmless creatures. With a hunting ban put in place in 2014, elephants have been mostly safe for the past five years in Botswana, and we have watched how stressed herds have relaxed and become less aggressive over the years. They need a lot of space, but they're constantly moving through the landscape, changing locations with the seasons, feeding as they go. However, a white paper handed to the Botswana government in late February 2019 has recommended a resumption in hunting, culling, and the closure of wildlife corridors. There are obviously issues that come with living with large numbers of these animals. However, in order to have an impact on the estimated 132,000 elephants, it would require killing very high numbers pf them, a move that not only will lead to a great deal of trauma in the remaining herds but likely hurt Botswana's lucrative tourism industry. The government is still considering these proposals and undergoing more consultation. #thisismytrophy #elephants #okavango #worthmorealive

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#rePLANOLY⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by beverlyjoubert | Elephants kick up dust into an amber sky as they dig for bulbs. We have nothing but awe and respect for these giants that are capable of such intelligence, emotions, and strength—and yet will usually tolerate the presence of humans who, as they have seen, are not harmless creatures. With a hunting ban put in place in 2014, elephants have been mostly safe for the past five years in Botswana, and we have watched how stressed herds have relaxed and become less aggressive over the years. They need a lot of space, but they're constantly moving through the landscape, changing locations with the seasons, feeding as they go. However, a white paper handed to the Botswana government in late February 2019 has recommended a resumption in hunting, culling, and the closure of wildlife corridors. There are obviously issues that come with living with large numbers of these animals. However, in order to have an impact on the estimated 132,000 elephants, it would require killing very high numbers pf them, a move that not only will lead to a great deal of trauma in the remaining herds but likely hurt Botswana's lucrative tourism industry. The government is still considering these proposals and undergoing more consultation. #thisismytrophy #elephants #okavango #worthmorealive

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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Elephants kick up dust into an amber sky as they dig for bulbs. We have nothing but awe and respect for these giants that are capable of such intelligence, emotions, and strength—and yet will usually tolerate the presence of humans who, as they have seen, are not harmless creatures. With a hunting ban put in place in 2014, elephants have been mostly safe for the past five years in Botswana, and we have watched how stressed herds have relaxed and become less aggressive over the years. They need a lot of space, but they're constantly moving through the landscape, changing locations with the seasons, feeding as they go. However, a white paper handed to the Botswana government in late February 2019 has recommended a resumption in hunting, culling, and the closure of wildlife corridors. There are obviously issues that come with living with large numbers of these animals. However, in order to have an impact on the estimated 132,000 elephants, it would require killing very high numbers pf them, a move that not only will lead to a great deal of trauma in the remaining herds but likely hurt Botswana's lucrative tourism industry. The government is still considering these proposals and undergoing more consultation. #thisismytrophy #elephants #okavango #worthmorealive

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#Repost @natgeo • • • • • • Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Elephants kick up dust into an amber sky as they dig for bulbs. We have nothing but awe and respect for these giants that are capable of such intelligence, emotions, and strength—and yet will usually tolerate the presence of humans who, as they have seen, are not harmless creatures. With a hunting ban put in place in 2014, elephants have been mostly safe for the past five years in Botswana, and we have watched how stressed herds have relaxed and become less aggressive over the years. They need a lot of space, but they're constantly moving through the landscape, changing locations with the seasons, feeding as they go. However, a white paper handed to the Botswana government in late February 2019 has recommended a resumption in hunting, culling, and the closure of wildlife corridors. There are obviously issues that come with living with large numbers of these animals. However, in order to have an impact on the estimated 132,000 elephants, it would require killing very high numbers pf them, a move that not only will lead to a great deal of trauma in the remaining herds but likely hurt Botswana's lucrative tourism industry. The government is still considering these proposals and undergoing more consultation. #thisismytrophy #elephants #okavango #worthmorealive

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Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Elephants kick up dust into an amber sky as they dig for bulbs. We have nothing but awe and respect for these giants that are capable of such intelligence, emotions, and strength—and yet will usually tolerate the presence of humans who, as they have seen, are not harmless creatures. With a hunting ban put in place in 2014, elephants have been mostly safe for the past five years in Botswana, and we have watched how stressed herds have relaxed and become less aggressive over the years. They need a lot of space, but they're constantly moving through the landscape, changing locations with the seasons, feeding as they go. However, a white paper handed to the Botswana government in late February 2019 has recommended a resumption in hunting, culling, and the closure of wildlife corridors. There are obviously issues that come with living with large numbers of these animals. However, in order to have an impact on the estimated 132,000 elephants, it would require killing very high numbers pf them, a move that not only will lead to a great deal of trauma in the remaining herds but likely hurt Botswana's lucrative tourism industry. The government is still considering these proposals and undergoing more consultation. #thisismytrophy #elephants #okavango #worthmorealive

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“My mother is not your trophy, my mother is not your medicine, my mother is so much more than her tusks. She is my mother, my teacher and my inspiration and without her there would be no me.” #worldwildlifeday #thisismytrophy #thejoyofelephants #wildshow From: @beverlyjoubert

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Arrowhead: The Spirit 🏹 ~ I barely glimpsed her before she melted into the bushes. She took my breath with her. I’d claimed tigers as my favorite animals since infancy, played tiger make-believe on the playground, watched every documentary I could find on these cats. But Arrowhead gave me my first wild tiger sighting. Suddenly the spirits roaming my heart and mind for so long had materialized. I wasn’t prepared for the ensuing emotional tsunami 🌊 ~ Despite many onlookers, Arrowhead reappeared... with 2 cubs! She lay down confidently near an ancient ruin, basking in the sun’s final rays. A proud granddaughter of the famous Machli 🐅 ~ 📸: @alekhya_c ~ #meetthecats #bengaltiger #tigress #cubs #machli #dynasties #ranthambore #catsofinstagram #tigerthursday #wildlifeindia #wildlife_inspired #destination_wild #spiritanimal #savetigers #endangeredspecies #thisismytrophy #worthmorealive

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Beautiful accommodation is the icing on the cake when on safari. Looking forward to checking this one out for myself next month 😍 @erindinamibia 🦁 photo by @donalboyd

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I have been dreaming of going to Kaziranga National Park for years now, ever since I read an article in National Geographic about how successful their rhino program is, and it's all because they shoot poachers on sight. I think that is pretty cool. It's also why this National Park has 2/3 of the WORLD'S total one-horned rhinoceros! . Video: We had to back up our jeep quickly when we came face to face with this elephant in musth! He was on a mission, and I'm glad we saw him when we did. We cleared the path and he continued on his way. Such a cool sighting in @kaziranga_national_park_assam! As we continued down the road he came from, we could smell his strong musk! . More wildlife pics coming soon! #assamwildlife #elephantsighting #saynotoivory

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Looking to see a lion on Safari. Head to the S100 road in Kruger. Thay are always sightings there. 🦁🦁🐾🐾 Thing handsome fella was just strolling though the bush on my last early morning game-drive before I left the park. #safari #africansafari #lionlovers #visitsoutafrica #kruger #krugernationalpark #wildlife #wildlifephotography #gamedrive #camerasnotguns #shootcamerasnotguns #thisismytrophy #handsome #goldenhour #earlymorning #theearlyphotographergetstheshot

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#Repost @dlberry_capture_africa_tours ( @get_repost) ・・・ Join the Group 🐘 Ithumba is one of my favorite reintegration units. 🐘 Many of you ask why and it’s because wild, ex-orphans, and orphans all congregate with one another. 🐘 Join our “In the Shadow of Giants” tour June 9-21, 2019 to witness this. 🐘 Go to my website link in my bio for more info on this fantastic trip. 🐘 Contact me for more details at info @captureafricatours.com 📸🐘 . . . . . . . . . . . . #wildlifeconservation #saynotoivory #thisismytrophy #elephant #elephants #igvideo #dswtfosterparents #ithumba #dswt40 #wanderlust #passionpassport #savetheelephants #iloveafrica #ivoryfree #intonature #dswtat40 #regrann #repost #iamatraveler #sheldrickwildlifetrust #bekindtoelephants #ithumbareintegrationunit #tsavoeastnationalpark #safari #wanderlust #videooftheday #unsungheros #canon #wildandfree

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Join the Group 🐘 Ithumba is one of my favorite reintegration units. 🐘 Many of you ask why and it’s because wild, ex-orphans, and orphans all congregate with one another. 🐘 Join our “In the Shadow of Giants” tour June 9-21, 2019 to witness this. 🐘 Go to my website link in my bio for more info on this fantastic trip. 🐘 Contact me for more details at info @captureafricatours.com 📸🐘 . . . . . . . . . . . . #wildlifeconservation #saynotoivory #thisismytrophy #elephant #elephants #igvideo #dswtfosterparents #ithumba #dswt40 #wanderlust #passionpassport #savetheelephants #iloveafrica #ivoryfree #intonature #dswtat40 #regrann #repost #iamatraveler #sheldrickwildlifetrust #bekindtoelephants #ithumbareintegrationunit #tsavoeastnationalpark #safari #wanderlust #videooftheday #unsungheros #canon #wildandfree #kenya

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Elephant Orphans Heading Home! **************************************** This is a #repost from @dswt via @dlberry_capture_africa_tours via @PhotoAroundApp Take 72: Walk of Success 🐘 We never get tired of these walks because they mean SUCCESS! These orphans really do not seem to be in that much of a hurry to get milk. In fact they are enjoying their walk and almost taking their time. Maybe they just do not want to go to bed! Join us at the nursery to learn more about the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. 🐘 #dswtfosterparents #dswt40 #dswtat40 #davidsheldrickwildlifetrust #davidsheldrick #saynotoivory #thisismytrophy #kenya #nairobi #thisiswhyiloveafrica #instafollow #l4l #tagsforlikes #followback #repost #regrann #instagood #elephant #elephants #videooftheday #whyilovekenya #wildlifeconservation #iphonevideo

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#Repost @beverlyjoubert Terry Pratchet wrote, "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." This cub seems to reinforce these words as it reclines on a natural throne. There’s a reason a group of lions is called a ‘pride’ but their behaviour depends very much on where they live and how much contact they have with humans. Here, on a protected concession in the Okavango, they know that they are at the top of the food chain and have little to worry about, barring other lions and packs of hyaenas. They will sleep deeply, out in the open, fully relaxed. If you juxtapose this with lions from areas of high poaching, hunting or wildlife conflict, the difference is extreme and very noticeable – usually by their absence. Those that remain will embrace the darkness and slink like leopards through undergrowth. Sleep will be in hidden copses and they will disappear at the sight or sound of people. Lions may be apex predators but they know how devastating the impact of people can be. With only 20 000 lions left today, a 40% reduction in their numbers in only 3 generations, how many lions are left to sleep soundly anymore? #ThisIsMyTrophy #BigCatsInitiative #CauseAnUproar

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Terry Pratchet wrote, "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." This cub seems to reinforce these words as it reclines on a natural throne. There’s a reason a group of lions is called a ‘pride’ but their behaviour depends very much on where they live and how much contact they have with humans. Here, on a protected concession in the Okavango, they know that they are at the top of the food chain and have little to worry about, barring other lions and packs of hyaenas. They will sleep deeply, out in the open, fully relaxed. If you juxtapose this with lions from areas of high poaching, hunting or wildlife conflict, the difference is extreme and very noticeable – usually by their absence. Those that remain will embrace the darkness and slink like leopards through undergrowth. Sleep will be in hidden copses and they will disappear at the sight or sound of people. Lions may be apex predators but they know how devastating the impact of people can be. With only 20 000 lions left today, a 40% reduction in their numbers in only 3 generations, how many lions are left to sleep soundly anymore? #ThisIsMyTrophy #BigCatsInitiative #CauseAnUproar

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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Duba Plains, Okavango: Portrait of the dominant male lion and a phenomenal female known as Fekeetsa, meaning to overpower, or overcome the odds. Fekeetsa has overcome a broken foot that's healed but hinders her slightly, and she is now one of the senior lionesses in this pride. She has an an unusual hunting technique. Being unable to chase down antelope over long distances due to her foot, she hunts more like a leopard, patrolling swamps for young lechwe antelope that she can ambush. She is successful almost daily, and provides enough meat for the pride so that they don't need to move around in search of prey and have become very much resident on the edge of the swamps. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more on these lions and their ever-changing stories. #ThisIsMyTrophy #OkavangoLions #TsaroPride #DubaPlains

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Animals are not trophies or resources for humans to exploit. They are individuals sharing a planet with us (who are also animals), and due to how successful we've been and how much damage we've done to the planet because of it, we have a duty to protect what's left of our wildlife, and we must do a better job. What will you do to help? 🦏 #JustDoOneThing #ThisIsMyTrophy #WorldWildlifeDay

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@beverlyjoubert - “My mother is not your trophy, my mother is not your medicine, my mother is so much more than her tusks. She is my mother, my teacher and my inspiration and without her there would be no me.” . #worldwildlifeday #thisismytrophy #thejoyofelephants #serengeti #serengetinationalpark #wildlifephotography #instatraveling #safaritanzania #kilimanjaro #lakeeyasi #moshi #arusha

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Reposted from @beverlyjoubert - “My mother is not your trophy, my mother is not your medicine, my mother is so much more than her tusks. She is my mother, my teacher and my inspiration and without her there would be no me.” #worldwildlifeday #thisismytrophy #thejoyofelephants - #regrann

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#WorldWildlifeDay, today and every day. #Repost @beverlyjoubert ・・・ “My mother is not your trophy, my mother is not your medicine, my mother is so much more than her tusks. She is my mother, my teacher and my inspiration and without her there would be no me.” #worldwildlifeday #thisismytrophy #thejoyofelephants

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This World Wildlife Day, the fate of species like elephants, sharks, and rhinos still hang in the balance. You can make a difference by giving a gift that will protect wild animals in their natural habits https://wildaid.org/wwd19 @wildaid Each year, while countless species are driven closer to extinction, criminals make billions from the sale of protected wildlife products. Not only does this senseless crime have a devastating impact on ever decreasing numbers of wild animals, it funds organized criminal activities and undermines national and regional political and economic security. #WorldWildlifeDay #WWD19 #LetLionsLive #JoinTheHerd #ThisIsMyTrophy #wildaid #natgeoimagecollection #Lions #lion #lionking #feline #BigCats #leopard #animallovers #bbcearth #shortclip #elephants #natgeo #earthcapture #animalsofinstagram #wildlifephoto #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #naturephoto #artofvisuals @sonyalpha @sony @natgeoimagecollection @wildaidafrica @bbcearth @travelafricamagazine @wwf @leonardodicapriofdn

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#Repost from @natgeo. Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Terry Pratchett wrote, "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." This cub seems to reinforce these words as it reclines on a natural throne. There’s a reason why a group of lions is called a "pride," but their behavior depends very much on where they live and how much contact they have with humans. Here, on a protected concession in the Okavango, they know that they are at the top of the food chain and have little to worry about, barring other lions and packs of hyaenas. They will sleep deeply out in the open, fully relaxed. If you juxtapose this with lions that live in areas where there is heavy poaching, hunting. or wildlife conflict, the difference is very noticeable–usually by their absence. Those that remain embrace the darkness and slink like leopards through undergrowth. Sleep will be in hidden thickets, and they will disappear at the sight or sound of people. Lions may be apex predators, but they know how devastating the impact of people can be. With only 20,000 lions left today, a 40 percent reduction in their numbers in only three generations, how many wild lions sleep soundly anymore? #ThisIsMyTrophy #BigCatsInitiative #causeanuproar

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Early this week this gorgeous beast was in our backyard for two mornings. Now I can’t stop looking for him. Love the way his antler tips camouflage perfectly with the bare branches. #elk #grandaddy #wild #wildlifephotography #wildlife #magnificent #thisismytrophy #lucky #coloradolife #animalmedicine #stamina

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Repost via @natgeo Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Terry Pratchett wrote, "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." This cub seems to reinforce these words as it reclines on a natural throne. There’s a reason why a group of lions is called a "pride," but their behavior depends very much on where they live and how much contact they have with humans. Here, on a protected concession in the Okavango, they know that they are at the top of the food chain and have little to worry about, barring other lions and packs of hyaenas. They will sleep deeply out in the open, fully relaxed. If you juxtapose this with lions that live in areas where there is heavy poaching, hunting. or wildlife conflict, the difference is very noticeable–usually by their absence. Those that remain embrace the darkness and slink like leopards through undergrowth. Sleep will be in hidden thickets, and they will disappear at the sight or sound of people. Lions may be apex predators, but they know how devastating the impact of people can be. With only 20,000 lions left today, a 40 percent reduction in their numbers in only three generations, how many wild lions sleep soundly anymore? #ThisIsMyTrophy #BigCatsInitiative #CauseAnUproar #lioncub #lions

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@chelseahadley123 got after it tonight. Shoulders, biceps, triceps, core and cardio were a perfect way to round out the week 💪 #getafterit #conquer #grizzly #swollmates #gym #fitness #cardio #running #bodybuilding #powerlifting #strongman #Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Duba Plains, Okavango: Portrait of the dominant male lion and a phenomenal female known as Fekeetsa, meaning to overpower, or overcome the odds. Fekeetsa has overcome a broken foot that's healed but hinders her slightly, and she is now one of the senior lionesses in this pride. She has an an unusual hunting technique. Being unable to chase down antelope over long distances due to her foot, she hunts more like a leopard, patrolling swamps for young lechwe antelope that she can ambush. She is successful almost daily, and provides enough meat for the pride so that they don't need to move around in search of prey and have become very much resident on the edge of the swamps. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more on these lions and their ever-changing stories. #ThisIsMyTrophy #OkavangoLions #TsaroPride #DubaPlains

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Read me #Repost @natgeo Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Terry Pratchett wrote, "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." This cub seems to reinforce these words as it reclines on a natural throne. There’s a reason why a group of lions is called a "pride," but their behavior depends very much on where they live and how much contact they have with humans. Here, on a protected concession in the Okavango, they know that they are at the top of the food chain and have little to worry about, barring other lions and packs of hyaenas. They will sleep deeply out in the open, fully relaxed. If you juxtapose this with lions that live in areas where there is heavy poaching, hunting. or wildlife conflict, the difference is very noticeable–usually by their absence. Those that remain embrace the darkness and slink like leopards through undergrowth. Sleep will be in hidden thickets, and they will disappear at the sight or sound of people. Lions may be apex predators, but they know how devastating the impact of people can be. With only 20,000 lions left today, a 40 percent reduction in their numbers in only three generations, how many wild lions sleep soundly anymore? #ThisIsMyTrophy #BigCatsInitiative #CauseAnUproar

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Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Terry Pratchett wrote, "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." This cub seems to reinforce these words as it reclines on a natural throne. There’s a reason why a group of lions is called a "pride," but their behavior depends very much on where they live and how much contact they have with humans. Here, on a protected concession in the Okavango, they know that they are at the top of the food chain and have little to worry about, barring other lions and packs of hyaenas. They will sleep deeply out in the open, fully relaxed. If you juxtapose this with lions that live in areas where there is heavy poaching, hunting. or wildlife conflict, the difference is very noticeable–usually by their absence. Those that remain embrace the darkness and slink like leopards through undergrowth. Sleep will be in hidden thickets, and they will disappear at the sight or sound of people. Lions may be apex predators, but they know how devastating the impact of people can be. With only 20,000 lions left today, a 40 percent reduction in their numbers in only three generations, how many wild lions sleep soundly anymore? #ThisIsMyTrophy #BigCatsInitiative #CauseAnUproar - #regrann

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#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Terry Pratchett wrote, "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." This cub seems to reinforce these words as it reclines on a natural throne. There’s a reason why a group of lions is called a "pride," but their behavior depends very much on where they live and how much contact they have with humans. Here, on a protected concession in the Okavango, they know that they are at the top of the food chain and have little to worry about, barring other lions and packs of hyaenas. They will sleep deeply out in the open, fully relaxed. If you juxtapose this with lions that live in areas where there is heavy poaching, hunting. or wildlife conflict, the difference is very noticeable–usually by their absence. Those that remain embrace the darkness and slink like leopards through undergrowth. Sleep will be in hidden thickets, and they will disappear at the sight or sound of people. Lions may be apex predators, but they know how devastating the impact of people can be. With only 20,000 lions left today, a 40 percent reduction in their numbers in only three generations, how many wild lions sleep soundly anymore? #ThisIsMyTrophy #BigCatsInitiative #CauseAnUproar

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I have no words. “Dream come true” does not even begin to describe this experience. All I can say is thank you, tigress, for gracing us with your presence. And what an awe-inspiring presence it was. ~ #tiger #tigress #cubs #bigcatsforever #littlebigcats #thisismytrophy #keepwildlifewild #carnivoreconservation #wildlife_inspired #wildlifeofindia #ranthambore #india #biophiliac #truelove

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Credit to @natgeo : Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Terry Pratchett wrote, "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." This cub seems to reinforce these words as it reclines on a natural throne. There’s a reason why a group of lions is called a "pride," but their behavior depends very much on where they live and how much contact they have with humans. Here, on a protected concession in the Okavango, they know that they are at the top of the food chain and have little to worry about, barring other lions and packs of hyaenas. They will sleep deeply out in the open, fully relaxed. If you juxtapose this with lions that live in areas where there is heavy poaching, hunting. or wildlife conflict, the difference is very noticeable–usually by their absence. Those that remain embrace the darkness and slink like leopards through undergrowth. Sleep will be in hidden thickets, and they will disappear at the sight or sound of people. Lions may be apex predators, but they know how devastating the impact of people can be. With only 20,000 lions left today, a 40 percent reduction in their numbers in only three generations, how many wild lions sleep soundly anymore? #ThisIsMyTrophy #BigCatsInitiative #CauseAnUproar note- CREDIT IS GIVEN TO POSTER AT BEGINNING OF POST. DITTO THE ORIGINAL POSTER OF THE PHOTO IN THE DESCRIPTION. #calmdown

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#Repost @natgeo • • • • • Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Terry Pratchett wrote, "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." This cub seems to reinforce these words as it reclines on a natural throne. There’s a reason why a group of lions is called a "pride," but their behavior depends very much on where they live and how much contact they have with humans. Here, on a protected concession in the Okavango, they know that they are at the top of the food chain and have little to worry about, barring other lions and packs of hyaenas. They will sleep deeply out in the open, fully relaxed. If you juxtapose this with lions that live in areas where there is heavy poaching, hunting. or wildlife conflict, the difference is very noticeable–usually by their absence. Those that remain embrace the darkness and slink like leopards through undergrowth. Sleep will be in hidden thickets, and they will disappear at the sight or sound of people. Lions may be apex predators, but they know how devastating the impact of people can be. With only 20,000 lions left today, a 40 percent reduction in their numbers in only three generations, how many wild lions sleep soundly anymore? #ThisIsMyTrophy #BigCatsInitiative #CauseAnUproar

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Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Terry Pratchett wrote, "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this." This cub seems to reinforce these words as it reclines on a natural throne. There’s a reason why a group of lions is called a "pride," but their behavior depends very much on where they live and how much contact they have with humans. Here, on a protected concession in the Okavango, they know that they are at the top of the food chain and have little to worry about, barring other lions and packs of hyaenas. They will sleep deeply out in the open, fully relaxed. If you juxtapose this with lions that live in areas where there is heavy poaching, hunting. or wildlife conflict, the difference is very noticeable–usually by their absence. Those that remain embrace the darkness and slink like leopards through undergrowth. Sleep will be in hidden thickets, and they will disappear at the sight or sound of people. Lions may be apex predators, but they know how devastating the impact of people can be. With only 20,000 lions left today, a 40 percent reduction in their numbers in only three generations, how many wild lions sleep soundly anymore? #ThisIsMyTrophy #BigCatsInitiative #CauseAnUproar

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Amazing Silhouette👌👌 #Repost @beverlyjoubert ( @get_repost) ・・・ Silhouetted against early morning mists, a herd of elephants crosses Duba’s vast and productive plains. These animals are vital in the ecosystem- and especially useful on an island such as Duba Plains where they keep channels open in the aquatic vegetation and create new openings to new food sources. #thisismytrophy #botswanadawn #thejoyofelephants

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🐘 Next Bottle Please 🐘 You know they are becoming more independent when they pick up their own bottles and guzzle away. 🐘 My friend Melchizedek doing what he does best, and that is taking care of his extended family members. 🐘 Umani Springs is for special needs elephants that require extra help for emotional and physical trauma. 🐘 Come share the adventure with us. 🐘 It’s simple...get in touch with Dick Berry at info @captureafricatours.com . . . . . . . . . . . #elephants #safari #saynotoivory #wildlifeig #wildernessculture #earthofficial #discoverwildlife #dswtfosterparents #repost #regrann #naturelover #wildlifephotography #protectthewild #wanderlust #bekindtoelephants #ig_africa #kenya #umanisprings #dswtat40 #welivetoexplore #canonvideo #igvideo #thisismytrophy #fortheloveofelephants #thisiswhyiloveafrica #jointheherd #adoptanelephant #passionpassport #wildlifeconservation #savetheelephants

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Silhouetted against early morning mists, a herd of elephants crosses Duba’s vast and productive plains. These animals are vital in the ecosystem- and especially useful on an island such as Duba Plains where they keep channels open in the aquatic vegetation and create new openings to new food sources. #thisismytrophy #botswanadawn #thejoyofelephants

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...and then there he was. Time stood still... He didn't even flinch as I struggled up that slippery outcrop and searched in my bag for the wide angle lens. I remember the fear: a false step was all it took. I didn't dare to look down... that dreadful ravine... my hands were shaking... Don't look down, don't look. I finally locked the 17mm, breathing so fast, pointed ahead... And there was no fear: only admiration, gratitude and respect. (Capra ibex, 2019, ©MiguelAntón) _ _ #AlpineIbex #Capraibex #Stambecco #thisismytrophy #worthmorealive #Wildlife_Vision #extreme_wildlife #wildanimals #wildplanet #all_animals_addiction #wildlife_perfection #ig_discover_nature #wildlifephotography #animals_sultans #wildlife_vision #youngnaturephotographers #bestofanimals #wildplanet #all_animals_addiction #splendid_animals #featured_wildlife #exclusive_wildlife #splendid_animals #destination_wild #naturephotography #natgeoyourshot #GranParadisoNationalParks #Alps

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@wildlife7007 Portrait of the dominant male lion and a phenomenal female known as Fekeetsa, meaning to overpower, or overcome the odds. Fekeetsa has overcome a broken foot that's healed but hinders her slightly, and she is now one of the senior lionesses in this pride. She has an an unusual hunting technique. Being unable to chase down antelope over long distances due to her foot, she hunts more like a leopard, patrolling swamps for young lechwe antelope that she can ambush. She is successful almost daily, and provides enough meat for the pride so that they don't need to move around in search of prey and have become very much resident on the edge of the swamps. Follow for more on these lions and their ever-changing stories. #ThisIsMyTrophy #OkavangoLions #TsaroPride #DubaPlains #wildlife7007 @wildlife7007

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Black against the western cliffs of the upper #Valsavarenche Valley, a male chamois keeps watch. A slow, cold sun already shines upon the high summit of Grivola, but down here in the steep slopes, this thick fur will remain dark for some more freezing hours...🌛 (Rupicapra rupicapra, 2019, ©MiguelAntón) #Rupicapra #Rupicaprarupicapra #Chamois #Rebeco #Wildlife_Vision #extreme_wildlife #wildanimals #wildplanet #all_animals_addiction #wildlife_perfection #ig_discover_nature #wildlifephotography #animals_sultans #wildlife_vision #youngnaturephotographers #bestofanimals #wildplanet #all_animals_addiction #splendid_animals #featured_wildlife #exclusive_wildlife #splendid_animals #destination_wild #naturephotography #wild #canon #GranParadisoNationalPark #thisismytrophy #worthmorealive

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#RememberingLions Kickstarter campaign is now live! It will be the 4th book in the acclaimed wildlife series which has so far raised £460,000/$600,000 USD for conservation. We can't do this without you, so thank you in advance to everyone who decides to support the book @rememberingwildlife and to protect the world's most charismatic and endangered creatures. Photographed in ‪ #MasaiMara #Kenya with #sonyalpha #natgeocreative #natgeoimagecollection . . . . . #switchtoalpha #bealpha #mirrorless #fullframe #Lions #lion #lionking #feline #BigCats #Thisismytrophy #animallovers #bbcearth #amazinglights #natgeo #earthcapture #animalsofinstagram #wildlifephoto #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #naturephoto #artofvisuals #ig_africa @sonyalpha @sony @natgeoimagecollection @wildaid @wildaidafrica @bbcearth @travelafricamagazine @wwf @leonardodicapriofdn

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MAJOR #safarigoals 😻 via @singita_

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Endless play - Lions differ from other big cats in their social ways. Over time a pride becomes a phenomenal hunting machine. If one lion is killed, that specific role needs to be filled again and their hunts may not be as effective for a while. Photographed in ‪ #Namibia #Etosha with #sonyalpha #natgeocreative #natgeoimagecollection . . . . . #switchtoalpha #bealpha #mirrorless #fullframe #Lions #lion #lionking #feline #BigCats #Thisismytrophy #animallovers #bbcearth #amazinglights #natgeo #earthcapture #animalsofinstagram #exclusive_animals #wildlifephoto #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #naturephoto #artofvisuals #ig_africa @sonyalpha @sony @natgeoimagecollection @wildaid @wildaidafrica @bbcearth @travelafricamagazine @wwf @leonardodicapriofdn

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#natgeo100contest Photo by @beverlyjoubert | At Duba Plains in the Okavango, a five-month-old lion cub claims the top of a termite mound as her own. It's the perfect position to fend off her siblings' playful attacks. She has three siblings her own age and another two eight-month-old cousins, and when they're not sleeping, lion cubs spend most of their time stalking and pouncing on each other. It is important play for a young predator who needs to hone those skills for use in survival later on in life. But she has a lot of growing to still do, as the size of her paws attest, and constant ambushes can be exhausting. The top of a termite mound can give her a small respite while she is still able to swat at any attacks from below. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more. #Okavangolions #littlebigcats #ThisIsMyTrophy #Queenofhercastle

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Dreaming of this little slice of heaven... 𖤓 Wild, remote Botswana at its best. Places that force you to switch off...off the grid and off line...and tune in....inwards to yourself and to the immediate environment. In some extraordinary way, the open plains of the Makgadikgadi eradicates the hectic and sometimes suffocating thoughts inside our minds, bringing us to the ‘here and now’. Where everyday is a treasure hunt for the hidden gems Mother Nature has in store for us; and every night, you share stories of the wilderness around a fire, under a blanket of stars, before falling asleep to a lullaby of roaring lions and crickets chirping. It’s experiences like these that bring out our inner child, reminding us of the magic all around us. It’s in places like these, where, in some way, we are young forever ♡

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I spy...you spy📸 Nothing better than spying on a leopard. 📸 This guy spotted us first and would not take his eyes off of us. Followed our every move and left the tree when we approached. I grabbed my shots and we moved on. He returned as soon as we drove away. 📸 Scroll down through my IG page and look for this leopard. He made a kill took it up the tree and that is when we both spotted each other. 📸 See you in Africa! . . . . . . . . . . . #leopard #cats #iamatraveler #wanderlust #safari #worthmorealive #passionpassport #canon #wildlifephotography #bigcats #regrann #repost #samburunationalreserve #samburu #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #wildography #spy #wanderlust #africawildlife #thisisafrica #travelingram #traveldeeper #igtravel #thisismytrophy #natgeo100contest

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