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She’s done well as usual. It’s a brief little life for the young lechwe, but her two small cubs will gain strength and grow a bit more. Another step forward for them in this world where their odds are declining with rapidly shrinking ecosystems, increasing conflict with people, a growing shady demand for traditional medicines and people’s strange compunction to want to mount a lifeless head on a wall. #okavangolions #thisismytrophy #worthmorealive #circleoflife

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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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Every muscle is defined and honed to perfection. She is in her prime and her daily hunting through the Okavango swamps has made her extraordinarily strong. When hunting with her pride, she'll have her set position - each lion keeping her same spot and responsibility and honing her part to perfection. Right now, she has small cubs to feed and is keeping them separate to the pride until they are big enough. Every day, she enters the swamps to hunt red lechwe - at times running through water for hours, and with her unrelenting determination she is highly successful. #OkavangoLions #TsaroPride #ThisIsMyTrophy #rippedmuch @ilcp_photographers

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#Repost @beverlyjoubert ・・・ The family resemblance is strong. The Skimmer Pride in the Okavango has been thriving as the antelope populations continue to grow. Red lechwe numbers have increased tenfold in the decade since hunting stopped at Duba Plains and as a result the area is able to sustain more predators. This pride currently has six young cubs and when they're not clamouring for food, they're looking for attention and someone to play with. Half a dozen young cubs can be very hard work but the Skimmer male has consistently shown great patience with his young offspring - although they will quickly learn just how far they can push him! Judging by this photo, the cubs are rapidly learning not only discipline from their impressive father, but the proud stance and focused stare of an apex predator as well. #ThisIsMyTrophy #SkimmerPride #OkavangoLions #BigCats

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She's a phenomenal hunter in perfect condition. Like all Okavango lions, her muscles are highly developed from running through water on a daily basis and she is bigger than most lions found in other areas. It is not possible to live in this wet environment without learning to incorporate the water into following prey species and being successful in hunting them. She currently has small cubs tucked away from the rest of the pride and is hunting on her own. @dereckjoubert and I have watched her stalking red lechwe in the deep swamps for hours. She doesn't stop until she is successful. With the very high numbers of lechwe around the island, she also doesn't need to hunt at night and indeed seems to be getting up later and later in the day - often hunting around mid-day. We used to stay with these lions from pre-dawn to film their hunts, but we're learning that right now, when the sun is rising, we too can rest with her. She's not going to move if she doesn't need to. #thisismytrophy #okavangolions #bigcats #dubaplains

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Okavango lions are known for their swimming rather than their tree-climbing abilities but we’re seeing this behavior more often at Duba Plains. There are numerous dead trees, uprooted in previous vicious storms that these lions are increasingly using. The lionesses are using them to gain advantages in hunting but this big male just seemed to be watching - perhaps keeping an eye on his territory. Unfortunately for him, his legs are not built like a leopard’s and he went too high to be able to comfortably descend. After a lot of shuffling, he tried to climb down but his weight was too much and he slipped, falling a great height. @dereckjoubert and I rushed over to check on him, thinking he would have hurt himself seriously, but thankfully it was his dignity that suffered and not his bones. It will be interesting to see if he tries to climb any great height again. #okavangolions #tsaropride #bigcats #thisismytrophy

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Keeping a possessive paw on his kill while he gets his breath back. The Duba Plains lions were famed for their buffalo hunts, but the lechwe population has bounced back so extraordinarily well, these antelope now make up a significant portion of their diet. #okavangolions #bigcats #thisismytrophy

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#Repost @beverlyjoubert She’s done well as usual. It’s a brief little life for the young lechwe, but her two small cubs will gain strength and grow a bit more. Another step forward for them in this world where their odds are declining with rapidly shrinking ecosystems, increasing conflict with people, a growing shady demand for traditional medicines and people’s strange compunction to want to mount a lifeless head on a wall. #okavangolions #thisismytrophy #worthmorealive #circleoflife

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Cutenesses alert! Such a beautiful sight! @dlberry_capture_africa_tours #repost of X-Orphan Wild Born 📸🐘 The success stories from DSWT are numerous and here is the proof. 📸🐘 Bringing back their newborns is what I would call a right of passage. These ex-orphans know it’s safe for them and their offspring. Can you figure out who these two beautiful elephants are? 📸🐘 Video clip was taken at the DSWT Ithumba Reintegration Unit in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. 🐘📸🐘 #dswtfosterparents #dswt40 #davidsheldrickwildlifetrust #ithumba #tsavoeast #elephant #elephants #videooftheday #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #saynotopoaching #thisismytrophy #regrann #repost #wanderlust #safari #captureafricatours #fortheloveofelephants #bekindtoelephants #kenya #thisiswhyiloveafrica #africa #africaamazing

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Umani Springs Milk My good friend Everson doing what he does best...caring for and giving nourishment to his orphan elephants. * If you have never been to Umani Springs in the Kibwezi Forest of Kenya you need to go. * This David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Unit is for elephants with physical and emotional trauma. 🐘 Join us next year for the journey of a lifetime. . . . . . . #wildlifeconservation #saynotoivory #thisismytrophy #elephants #igvideo #dswtfosterparents #dswt40 #umanisprings #dswt #wanderlust #passionpassport #savetheelephants #loveafrica #ivoryfree #intonature #thisiswhyiloveafrica #dswtat40 #worthmorealive #regrann #repost #travelphotography #welivetoexplore #davidsheldrickwildlifetrust #iamatraveler

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Photo by  @beverlyjoubert | It looks like a snarl, but it is in fact a response to pheromones known as the ""flehmen"" response. This is seen in a number of mammals and most cats (including house cats), and allows them to check the reproductive or territorial status of others. Both males and females will bare their teeth like this when they come across a scent that gives them a chemical signal. This dominant male is testing the pheromones in the urine of a female who is coming into estrus and, after sensing her readiness, will track her very closely.  Follow  @beverlyjoubert for more on big cats and African wildlife  #BigCats  #Flehmen  #ThisIsMyTrophy #FelineCanines

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Reposted from @beverleyjoubert @beverleyjoubert She’s done well as usual. It’s a brief little life for the young lechwe, but her two small cubs will gain strength and grow a bit more. Another step forward for them in this world where their odds are declining with rapidly shrinking ecosystems, increasing conflict with people, a growing shady demand for traditional medicines and people’s strange compunction to want to mount a lifeless head on a wall. #okavangolions #thisismytrophy #worthmorealive #circleoflife #beverleyjoubert @beverleyjoubert

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Lions need to be protected in a world where their body parts are valued more than their lives. #Repost @beverlyjoubert with @get_repost ・・・ She’s done well as usual. It’s a brief little life for the young lechwe, but her two small cubs will gain strength and grow a bit more. Another step forward for them in this world where their odds are declining with rapidly shrinking ecosystems, increasing conflict with people, a growing shady demand for traditional medicines and people’s strange compunction to want to mount a lifeless head on a wall. #okavangolions #thisismytrophy #worthmorealive #circleoflife

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Once upon a time a lazy hunter stole the cubs of a mama cheetah. The mother cheetah, heartbroken cried and cried until her tears stained her cheeks. Eventually her cubs were returned to her and the hunter was punished severely. However her face was forever stained but she wears the tear stains to this day to remind humans of the consequences of our actions -a Zulu story.... if only we listened. #thisismytrophy #hpsawildlife

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Reposted from @beverley.joubert Every muscle is defined and honed to perfection. She is in her prime and her daily hunting through the Okavango swamps has made her extraordinarily strong. When hunting with her pride, she'll have her set position - each lion keeping her same spot and responsibility and honing her part to perfection. Right now, she has small cubs to feed and is keeping them separate to the pride until they are big enough. Every day, she enters the swamps to hunt red lechwe - at times running through water for hours, and with her unrelenting determination she is highly successful. #OkavangoLions #TsaroPride #ThisIsMyTrophy #rippedmuch #beverley.joubert @beverley.joubert

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Elephants will show you the soft heart of Africa, if you simply take the time to look and listen. Image by @greatplainsconservation's @beverlyjoubert ~ "Kicking up dust into an already amber sky as they dig for bulbs. We have nothing but awe and respect for these giants who are capable of such strength, and yet will usually tolerate the presence of humans - who they will have seen are not harmless creatures..." #thisismytrophy #okavangodelta #botswana #dubaplainscamp

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#Repost @natgeo • • • Photo by @beverlyjoubert | The family resemblance is strong. The Skimmer Pride in the Okavango has been thriving as the antelope populations continue to grow. Red lechwe numbers have increased tenfold in the decade since hunting stopped at Duba Plains and as a result the area is able to sustain more predators. This pride currently has six young cubs and when they're not clamoring for food, they're looking for attention and someone to play with. Half a dozen young cubs can be very hard work but the Skimmer male has consistently shown great patience with his young offspring - although they will quickly learn just how far they can push him! Judging by this photo, the cubs are rapidly learning not only discipline from their impressive father, but the proud stance and focused stare of an apex predator as well. #ThisIsMyTrophy #SkimmerPride #OkavangoLions #BigCats

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Sometimes a simple image of an endangered animal that is relaxed and feeling safe is the best message we can send about the value of conservation efforts. In this case, #boranaconservancy has created a safe haven to live and breed for not just lions, but also rhinos, elephants and other critters. Find an organization that is effective in what you care about and support them! . . . . @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 #lion #bigcats #predator #endangered

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Today is my third birthday in a row in Africa, I guess it makes me honorary African! #africa #botswana #chobe #birthdayboy #thisismytrophy

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Logged out. We are headed to Ruaha National Park in Tanzania and will be logging out for a couple of weeks. I’m looking forward to exploring this remote park in search of lions, African wild dogs and cheetah. It will be great to be back amongst lions. . . . #lioness #lion #lioncub #lionpride #letlionslive #thisismytrophy #africa #wildlife #nature #africanwildlife #animalportrait #animal_sultans #animal_captures #nature_lovers #ig_discover_wildlife #natgeowild #show_us_nature #wildestafrica @wildestafrica #live_love_wildlife #wildplanet #animal_wild_hd #the_animal_library #africanimals #trulyamazingplaces #onlyafrica #nature_brilliance #WildlifePhotography @atedge #atedge

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Kicking up dust into an already amber sky as they dig for bulbs. We have nothing but awe and respect for these giants who are capable of such strength, and yet will usually tolerate the presence of humans - who they will have seen are not harmless creatures... #thisismytrophy #elephants #okavango #worthmorealive

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Hey guys! It’s my birthday today 🎉 What I’d love most is for cheetah numbers to increase! The cheetah is Africa’s most threatened big cat, with wild numbers at an estimate of only 7,000 😣 Jump on our website today to see how you can help us protect and conserve this amazing cat: africancatproject.org 🐾 ~ Photo by our founder, @sarahzahraphoto

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🐆 I realized after my post yesterday that I haven’t given enough attention to one of the coolest cats around! Leopards like Malteaser here look similar to cheetahs, but they’re larger and have open rosette spots. 🐆 Leopards are very adaptable cats, so they can often adjust more easily to living in human-impacted environments. Leopards living in Mumbai, India actually help prevent rabies in people by preying on feral dogs! #leopard #spotthespots #coolcat #catstagram #bigcatsofinstagram #wildlife_inspired #wildlife_shots #coexistence #thisismytrophy

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“Be vewy vewy quiet. I’m hunting whinos.” When searching for rhinos, many times you turn a corner and are nose to horn with these prehistoric creatures- surprise! Guess which of us backed away when I found this special pair in the bushes. . . . . @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 #rhino

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While not endangered, you likely won’t see many photos of caracal cats. (edited: apparently there are LOTS of photos of caracals-had no idea that people keep these cats as pets. Not a fan of that practice!). Why this elusive, nocturnal animal was hiding out under a tree in the middle of the day, we won’t know. But it was a great treat to spend a few moments with him . . . . @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 #caracal #bigcats

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@Regran_ed from @natgeo - Photo by @beverlyjoubert | It looks like a snarl, but it is in fact a response to pheromones known as the ""flehmen"" response. This is seen in a number of mammals and most cats (including house cats), and allows them to check the reproductive or territorial status of others. Both males and females will bare their teeth like this when they come across a scent that gives them a chemical signal. This dominant male is testing the pheromones in the urine of a female who is coming into estrus and, after sensing her readiness, will track her very closely. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more on big cats and African wildlife #BigCats #Flehmen #ThisIsMyTrophy #FelineCanines - #regrann #plugnplayer

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#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | It looks like a snarl, but it is in fact a response to pheromones known as the ""flehmen"" response. This is seen in a number of mammals and most cats (including house cats), and allows them to check the reproductive or territorial status of others. Both males and females will bare their teeth like this when they come across a scent that gives them a chemical signal. This dominant male is testing the pheromones in the urine of a female who is coming into estrus and, after sensing her readiness, will track her very closely. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more on big cats and African wildlife #BigCats #Flehmen #ThisIsMyTrophy #FelineCanines

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#mood #Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | It looks like a snarl, but it is in fact a response to pheromones known as the ""flehmen"" response. This is seen in a number of mammals and most cats (including house cats), and allows them to check the reproductive or territorial status of others. Both males and females will bare their teeth like this when they come across a scent that gives them a chemical signal. This dominant male is testing the pheromones in the urine of a female who is coming into estrus and, after sensing her readiness, will track her very closely. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more on big cats and African wildlife #BigCats #Flehmen #ThisIsMyTrophy #FelineCanines

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#настроениедуха #Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | It looks like a snarl, but it is in fact a response to pheromones known as the ""flehmen"" response. This is seen in a number of mammals and most cats (including house cats), and allows them to check the reproductive or territorial status of others. Both males and females will bare their teeth like this when they come across a scent that gives them a chemical signal. This dominant male is testing the pheromones in the urine of a female who is coming into estrus and, after sensing her readiness, will track her very closely. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more on big cats and African wildlife #BigCats #Flehmen #ThisIsMyTrophy #FelineCanines

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@Regran_ed from @natgeo - Photo by @beverlyjoubert | It looks like a snarl, but it is in fact a response to pheromones known as the ""flehmen"" response. This is seen in a number of mammals and most cats (including house cats), and allows them to check the reproductive or territorial status of others. Both males and females will bare their teeth like this when they come across a scent that gives them a chemical signal. This dominant male is testing the pheromones in the urine of a female who is coming into estrus and, after sensing her readiness, will track her very closely. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more on big cats and African wildlife #BigCats #Flehmen #ThisIsMyTrophy #FelineCanines - #regrann

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Photo by @beverlyjoubert | It looks like a snarl, but it is in fact a response to pheromones known as the ""flehmen"" response. This is seen in a number of mammals and most cats (including house cats), and allows them to check the reproductive or territorial status of others. Both males and females will bare their teeth like this when they come across a scent that gives them a chemical signal. This dominant male is testing the pheromones in the urine of a female who is coming into estrus and, after sensing her readiness, will track her very closely. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more on big cats and African wildlife #BigCats #Flehmen #ThisIsMyTrophy #FelineCanines

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Photo by @beverlyjoubert | It looks like a snarl, but it is in fact a response to pheromones known as the ""flehmen"" response. This is seen in a number of mammals and most cats (including house cats), and allows them to check the reproductive or territorial status of others. Both males and females will bare their teeth like this when they come across a scent that gives them a chemical signal. This dominant male is testing the pheromones in the urine of a female who is coming into estrus and, after sensing her readiness, will track her very closely. Follow @beverlyjoubert for more on big cats and African wildlife #BigCats #Flehmen #ThisIsMyTrophy #FelineCanines

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🧡 Casa das Girafas Rothschild no Quênia. A subespécie de girafa mais ameaçada de extinção no mundo. 😔 #Quênia #nairobi #africa #kenya

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Elephants are unique in so many ways, but their capacity to communicate and the innovative ways in which they do incites an even greater sense of intrigue and respect for these very special animals. In 2013 alone one elephant were illegally killed every 16 minutes. At these rates, a world without elephants in our lifetime is a possibility. You can support the elephant conservation with  @wildaid.  While most wildlife conservation groups focus on protecting animals from poaching, WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products by persuading consumers and strengthening enforcement. #nopoaching #Jointheherd . . . . . #DontLetThemDisappear #elephant #elephants #nopoaching #thisismytrophy #animallovers #reddigital #r3d #redcamera #animalpolis #natgeocreative #bbcearth #natgeo #animalsofinstagram #animales #exclusive_animals #wildlifephotographs #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #naturephoto #earthpix #ig_africa #sonyimages #sonyphotogallery @reddigitalcinema @natgeoimagecollection @wildaidafrica @wwf @bbcearth @nature_africa @leonardodicaprio @leonardodicapriofdn @nomadtanzania

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👑👑 #Repost @natgeo • • • • • Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Intense focus from lionesses from the Tsaro Pride in the Okavango and a look that means business. Lions spend the vast majority of their days asleep in the shade but when they are active they are phenomenal to see. The Tsaro Pride have long adapted to their watery environment and become daytime hunters, focusing their attention on the large herds of buffalo that pass through Duba Plains, and more recently, the swamp adapted red lechwe whose population is growing healthily. It is these antelope that have caught the attention of the lions. Despite the open plains and the deep water channels, these big cats are well used to hunting in these difficult conditions and their great condition is a definite testament to their abilities. #ThisIsMyTrophy #bigcats #causeanuproar #OkavangoLions #TsaroPride #lions #lioness #lionesses #lion #animals #wildlife #natgeo #nationalgeographic

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Photos for sale : Rudi - is one of the oldest tuskers of Tembe. These 3 images are available, they can be viewed at my studio. DM if you’re interested. 🙏🏽☺️ #elephant #travelblogger #india #southafrica #thisismytrophy #wildandfree #photosforsale #artforsale #africaanawakening #wildlife #fineartphotography

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Mara Brothers . Two of three brothers who are not even in their prime of life. . These boys walk with a purpose and will be a force to reckon with. . If you have never been to the Maasai Mara and would love to see lions this is the place to go. . Join us next year for our tour to the Maasai Mara and visit your fostered elephant.. . Get in touch at info @captureafricatours.com and ask about our Maasai Mara and Foster Elephant Tour. . . . . #lions #maasaimara #kenya #bigcats #thisisafrica #whyiloveafrica #wanderlust #protectthewild #thisismytrophy #igvideo #cats_of_world #natgeowild #wildlifeconservation #savethelions

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O Giraffe Center foi criado para proporcionar um ambiente seguro à Girafa Rothschild, que só é encontrada nas pastagens da África Oriental e é uma subespécie em extinção. Isso significava levá-las longe de lugares onde seu habitat estaria em risco. Além dessa proteção à Girafa camelopardalis rothschild, incluem educação sobre conservação da vida selvagem para crianças de escolas urbanas. Milhares de estudantes, professores e jovens do Quênia são treinados em conservação. De fato um trabalho muito interesse e colaborativo transformando o coração de todos os envolvidos. 🦒 🦒🦒 🇰🇪 #kenya #nairobi #giraffecentre #giraffe #africa #safe #environment #igersafrica #wildanimals #wildlife #igerskenya #conservation #ig_animals #mytravelgram #ig_color #roadtrip #worldbestgram #extinction #natgeo #adventure #thisismytrophy #thisisafrica #worldplaces #travelafrica #livingadream #landscape #visitkenya

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It looks like a snarl but is in fact a response to pheromones known as the flehmen response. This is seen in a number of mammals and most cats (including house cats), and allows them to check the reproductive or territorial status of others. Both males and females will bare their teeth like this when they come across a scent that will give them a chemical signal. This dominant male is testing the pheromones in the urine of a female who is coming into oestrus and, after sensing her readiness, will be following her very closely. #BigCats #Flehmen #ThisIsMyTrophy #FelineCanines @ilcp_photographers

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Tanzania: is located on the eastern coast of Africa and has an Indian Ocean coastline. It also incorporates several offshore islands, including Unguja (Zanzibar), Pemba, and Mafia. The country is the site of Africa's highest and lowest points: Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level, and the floor of Lake Tanganyika, at 352 metres (1,155 ft) below sea level, respectively. Tanzania is mountainous and densely forested in the northeast, where Mount Kilimanjaro is located. Three of Africa's Great Lakes are partly within Tanzania. Tanzania has 16 national parks, plus a variety of game and forest reserves, including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In western Tanzania, Gombe Stream National Park is the site of Jane Goodall's ongoing study of chimpanzee behaviour, which started in 1960. Tanzania is highly biodiverse and contains a wide variety of animal habitats. On Tanzania's Serengeti plain, white-bearded wildebeest and other bovids participate in a large-scale annual migration. Tanzania is home to about 130 amphibian and over 275 reptile species, many of them strictly endemic and included in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red Lists of countries. What a dream come true! We had the pleasure to know a bit of this amazing country and its paradises. Tanzania I’m gona miss you! 🇹🇿 #tanzania #manyara #tarangire #tarangirenationalpark #african #savannah #safari #wildnature #wildanimals #igerstanzania #igersafrica #mytravelgram #ig_color #ig_animals #ig_africa #worldplaces #wildlife #karibu #hakunamatata #swahili #africanlandscape #thisismytrophy #africatravel #jungle #natgeo #beauty #freeanimals #worldbestgram #blessed

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Okay so clearly not an Alaska animal but what a beautiful creature posted by @natgeo ... we just had to share her! Thank you @beverlyjoubert for sharing the amazing photography! Thank you @natgeo for the amazing photos you share! Much respect! Much Love! --- Photo by @beverlyjoubert | She's a phenomenal hunter in perfect condition. Like all Okavango lions, her muscles are highly developed from running through water on a daily basis and she is bigger than most lions found in other areas. It is not possible to live in this wet environment without learning to incorporate the water into following prey species and being successful in hunting them. She currently has small cubs tucked away from the rest of the pride and is hunting on her own. @dereckjoubert and I have watched her stalking red lechwe in the deep swamps for hours. She doesn't stop until she is successful. With the very high numbers of lechwe around the island, she also doesn't need to hunt at night and indeed seems to be getting up later and later in the day - often hunting around mid-day. We used to stay with these lions from pre-dawn to film their hunts, but we're learning that right now, when the sun is rising, we too can rest with her. She's not going to move if she doesn't need to. #thisismytrophy #okavangolions #bigcats #dubaplains

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The name of Tarangire National Park is originated from the Tarangire River - Tara (the river) + Gire (warthog) - that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas. The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Commiphora-Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and Baobab trees. The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees but all other wild animals can easily be found on the true African savannah. 🇹🇿 #tanzania #manyara #tarangire #tarangirenationalpark #african #savannah #safari #wildanimals #ig_animals #nature #wildlife #igerstanzania #mytravelgram #ig_color #karibu #gamedrive #natgeo #jungle #igersanimal #africanbeauty #wildnature #animallovers #landscape #igersafrica #adventure #wilderness #wanderlust #hakunamatata #exploring #thisismytrophy

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Not the photo but definitely the sighting we wanted. We woke up early to go searching for a leopard,time was passing and I thought we had missed our chance. We found out some lions had made a kill and we were en route. As we were coming up to a dry river bed (I always say leopards occupy these) I noticed something on my left, stopped the car and waited. A female leopard crossed the road and stopped on the other side, turned back, to wait for her cub to catch up, they nuzzled for a while and then left (😱). It was such a brilliant sighting that I forgot about my camera and before I knew the moment had passed. Given the amount of time we spend looking for leopards a moment like this outweighs any photo I could ever take. #thisismytrophy

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Safari na Tanzania! Uma das coisas mais legais, emocionantes e excitantes que já fiz na minha vida! 🐘🐘🐘 #tarangire #tanzania #africa #safari #savana #africansavannah #wildworld #bigfive #elephant #thisismytrophy

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I got the email while hitching a ride to town on the back of a Land Rover. - “Got you a flight to Duba this afternoon.” - So I rushed to the airport and was whisked away (in my dirty field clothes) to meet Beverly and Dereck Joubert, two of the most respected big cat conservationists/filmmakers/photographers and my answer to the question “if you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be?” Not only did I get to enjoy dinner conversations with them about big cats, but I also got to witness their conservation impact and passion first-hand. It’s people like the Jouberts who make me believe we can do this, we can save big cats. Thank you, @dereckjoubert and @beverlyjoubert (and Duba’s lions), for the most inspiring 24 hours! 🐾 #bigcatsforever #okavangolions #lioness #thisismytrophy #dubaplains #wildlifephotography #wildlife_inspired #dreamcometrue #inspiration #rolemodel #thefightcontinues @greatplainsconservation @ilcp_photographers

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The Grey Lourie aka The Go Away Bird. He can be rather charming when he is not telling you to go away. Exhibit A. #thisismytrophy

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Find the wildebeest.... migration season in the Masai Mara is a rare opportunity to witness a big part of the entire circle of life. Wildebeest provide food for predators, scavengers and opportunists. Within a day, you can witness a live wildebeest reduced to bare bones and observe all the many animals that depend on this annual event for nourishment. Another situation where just sitting and observing for a long period of time provides such insight into how nature works. This may explain my disdain for the hordes of minibuses that zoom up to an animal “on their list”, take a picture and zoom off to the next one. They miss so many of the important lessons nature can teach us. . . . @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 #wildebeest #migration #scavenger #vultures

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“Walking in your footsteps.” . . Was lucky enough to snap this baby elephant walking in unison with his/her Mum creating a shot filled with symmetry and cuteness. #thisismytrophy

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Photo by @beverlyjoubert | She's a phenomenal hunter in perfect condition. Like all Okavango lions, her muscles are highly developed from running through water on a daily basis and she is bigger than most lions found in other areas. It is not possible to live in this wet environment without learning to incorporate the water into following prey species and being successful in hunting them. She currently has small cubs tucked away from the rest of the pride and is hunting on her own. @dereckjoubert and I have watched her stalking red lechwe in the deep swamps for hours. She doesn't stop until she is successful. With the very high numbers of lechwe around the island, she also doesn't need to hunt at night and indeed seems to be getting up later and later in the day - often hunting around mid-day. We used to stay with these lions from pre-dawn to film their hunts, but we're learning that right now, when the sun is rising, we too can rest with her. She's not going to move if she doesn't need to. #thisismytrophy #okavangolions #bigcats #dubaplains

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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ Photo by @beverlyjoubert | She's a phenomenal hunter in perfect condition. Like all Okavango lions, her muscles are highly developed from running through water on a daily basis and she is bigger than most lions found in other areas. It is not possible to live in this wet environment without learning to incorporate the water into following prey species and being successful in hunting them. She currently has small cubs tucked away from the rest of the pride and is hunting on her own. @dereckjoubert and I have watched her stalking red lechwe in the deep swamps for hours. She doesn't stop until she is successful. With the very high numbers of lechwe around the island, she also doesn't need to hunt at night and indeed seems to be getting up later and later in the day - often hunting around mid-day. We used to stay with these lions from pre-dawn to film their hunts, but we're learning that right now, when the sun is rising, we too can rest with her. She's not going to move if she doesn't need to. #thisismytrophy #okavangolions #bigcats #dubaplains #нескучай я тоже #тоскую

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Triumphant after scaring off a younger bull, this 14 point elk finishes his display of strength by posing for cow elk atop the geothermal terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs. It took days of waiting before he strode on top of this feature, and I knew I had to wait for the morning, when the cold air’s reaction to the geothermal activity caused the terraces to steam, creating an appropriate ambiance for his kingly demeanor. I have yet to see any taxidermy or statue match his unbelievable size and antlers. - - - - - - - - - - #elk #antlers #greateryellowstoneecosystem #wildlifephotography #wildlife #yellowstone #mammothhotsprings #optoutside #explore #vanlife #elkofinstagram #geothermal #takeahike #yourshotphotographer #thisismytrophy #wild #nps #nationalpark #wyoming #montana #wildwest #gowest #patience

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The most accommodating leopard I’ve met. Fig, in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, right next to the Masai Mara, seems to know she’s a key attraction and makes herself available for photos on a regular basis. Don’t mistake this for tameness or domestication. She is brutal when threatened and is 100% wild. . . . . @wildgeography #featured_wildlife #africageophoto #africanamazing #majestic_wildlife_ #live_love_wildlife #intothewild #bestplacestogo #traveldeeper #letsgosomewhere #conservation #conservationphotography photography #summitworkshopsalumni #whyilovekenya #worthmorealive #thisismytrophy #nikon #nikonartists #d810 #hireafemalephotographer #femalephotographer #leopard #fig #bigcats #predator

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