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  • 1.8k posts
  • 7.2m followers
  • 217 following
  • "Pictures like these are the reason most photographers search for wild horses: Raw expression of power. 🐴 In reality these moments are rare, because groups usually solve their problems in a calm way. This situation actually caught me by surprise. I was focusing on young foals playing when I suddenly heard hooves and a neighing behind me. When I turned around I saw these two stallions who belonged to different herds running towards each other. Normally they are careful and start to sniff each other for greeting, but not these two. It seemed like they had history. They raised up, reared and a huge noise cut the air when their shoulders banged into each other. A sound I will never forget. It took 3 seconds and all was quiet again. I was taking photos of the scene while my brain was on autopilot, fascinated by what was happening only a few meters away. After these split seconds everything went normal again. The winner is the one who gets to bite the throat of the other - in this case it actually was the brown stallion, because his position was lower. Would you have guessed it? One minute after this photo the horses were eating grass again. When wild horses live a fulfilled and happy life, there is no need for a lot of aggression or confrontation, they sort things out quietly, politely, and if something like this happens, it only takes a few seconds before everything gets back to harmony again. Isn’t it fascinating?" 📸 + caption by Carina Maiwald (@wherecarinagoes)
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#wow #Bosnia #Herzegovina #wildhorses #horses #wildlifeig #explore #stallions #free #potd
  • "Pictures like these are the reason most photographers search for wild horses: Raw expression of power. 🐴 In reality these moments are rare, because groups usually solve their problems in a calm way. This situation actually caught me by surprise. I was focusing on young foals playing when I suddenly heard hooves and a neighing behind me. When I turned around I saw these two stallions who belonged to different herds running towards each other. Normally they are careful and start to sniff each other for greeting, but not these two. It seemed like they had history. They raised up, reared and a huge noise cut the air when their shoulders banged into each other. A sound I will never forget. It took 3 seconds and all was quiet again. I was taking photos of the scene while my brain was on autopilot, fascinated by what was happening only a few meters away. After these split seconds everything went normal again. The winner is the one who gets to bite the throat of the other - in this case it actually was the brown stallion, because his position was lower. Would you have guessed it? One minute after this photo the horses were eating grass again. When wild horses live a fulfilled and happy life, there is no need for a lot of aggression or confrontation, they sort things out quietly, politely, and if something like this happens, it only takes a few seconds before everything gets back to harmony again. Isn’t it fascinating?" 📸 + caption by Carina Maiwald (@wherecarinagoes)
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    #wow #Bosnia #Herzegovina #wildhorses #horses #wildlifeig #explore #stallions #free #potd
  • 117,271 641 20 January, 2019
  • “Heads or tails: Whilst tracking leopard in the Greater Kruger National Park, I was rewarded with this unique meeting of mother and son. This image shows a young male leopard rubbing up against his mother, in the hope that his affection will encourage her to take him to a fresh kill she had just made. She looks through his tail, ever alert to the many dangers that put these predators at risk." 📸 + caption by Jonathan Wightman (@Jonpwightman)
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#wow #bigcats #leopard #art #Thornybush #GreaterKrugerNationalPark #naturephotography #wildlife
  • “Heads or tails: Whilst tracking leopard in the Greater Kruger National Park, I was rewarded with this unique meeting of mother and son. This image shows a young male leopard rubbing up against his mother, in the hope that his affection will encourage her to take him to a fresh kill she had just made. She looks through his tail, ever alert to the many dangers that put these predators at risk." 📸 + caption by Jonathan Wightman (@Jonpwightman)
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    #wow #bigcats #leopard #art #Thornybush #GreaterKrugerNationalPark #naturephotography #wildlife
  • 188,482 759 19 January, 2019
  • "Deep Blue was sighted on Sunday, January 13th. I am one of two original divers who were first in the water with her.  We made sure to get ID shots as well as shots to later estimate size. It was an absolutely breathtaking experience, and really quite humbling to be in the presence of this great shark. She is an absolutely beautiful and magnificent being that both commands and deserves respect. That being said, swimming with her and documenting her behavior as she fed and dove and fed for hours over the course of the day was both exhilarating and serene. All her movements were efficient but still beautifully fluid. To be totally honest, I've been a bit more afraid of the media than I was swimming with Deep Blue.
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It's been the best news ever that we were able to positively ID Deep Blue. It’s also important to note that we've begun the identification process on the other two sharks that were seen (there are a total of three unique great white sharks that have been documented which is huge news for science and supports a lot of the papers that have been written). Having ID data is absolutely critical to getting scientists data to learn more about their migratory patterns and behaviors. We're getting to connect the scientific dots. The second largest female which was sighted on Tuesday has since been catalogued and named Haole Girl, she's estimated to be between 16-18 ft long and also pregnant. We're still working on identifying Monday’s great white. Sharks of this size are quite rarely seen so it is unbelievably great news to know that other females are growing to a good size and reproducing.” 📸 by + caption by Kimberly Jeffries (@hapakimberly)
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#wow #deepblue #sharks #sharkweek #underwater #underwaterIG #breathtaking
  • "Deep Blue was sighted on Sunday, January 13th. I am one of two original divers who were first in the water with her. We made sure to get ID shots as well as shots to later estimate size. It was an absolutely breathtaking experience, and really quite humbling to be in the presence of this great shark. She is an absolutely beautiful and magnificent being that both commands and deserves respect. That being said, swimming with her and documenting her behavior as she fed and dove and fed for hours over the course of the day was both exhilarating and serene. All her movements were efficient but still beautifully fluid. To be totally honest, I've been a bit more afraid of the media than I was swimming with Deep Blue.
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    It's been the best news ever that we were able to positively ID Deep Blue. It’s also important to note that we've begun the identification process on the other two sharks that were seen (there are a total of three unique great white sharks that have been documented which is huge news for science and supports a lot of the papers that have been written). Having ID data is absolutely critical to getting scientists data to learn more about their migratory patterns and behaviors. We're getting to connect the scientific dots. The second largest female which was sighted on Tuesday has since been catalogued and named Haole Girl, she's estimated to be between 16-18 ft long and also pregnant. We're still working on identifying Monday’s great white. Sharks of this size are quite rarely seen so it is unbelievably great news to know that other females are growing to a good size and reproducing.” 📸 by + caption by Kimberly Jeffries (@hapakimberly)
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    #wow #deepblue #sharks #sharkweek #underwater #underwaterIG #breathtaking
  • 61,452 287 18 January, 2019
  • "I pointed my camera at the tree hollow and waited. Soon a sable nose appeared from the hollow and quickly disappeared, then reappeared and disappeared again. He tormented my camera and I in this way several times, until he disappeared altogether. Five, ten, twenty minutes, an hour passed, but there was still no sable — I figured he had probably fallen asleep inside. Two hours later I saw the sable’s nose pop up! I watched and continued waiting. When the sable finally popped his head out, I managed to capture this moment. Then he quickly ran away into the snow." 📸 + caption by Sergery Gorshkov (@sergey_gorshkov_photographer)
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#Sable #adventure #winter #wildlifephotography #wow #potd #wildlifeIG
  • "I pointed my camera at the tree hollow and waited. Soon a sable nose appeared from the hollow and quickly disappeared, then reappeared and disappeared again. He tormented my camera and I in this way several times, until he disappeared altogether. Five, ten, twenty minutes, an hour passed, but there was still no sable — I figured he had probably fallen asleep inside. Two hours later I saw the sable’s nose pop up! I watched and continued waiting. When the sable finally popped his head out, I managed to capture this moment. Then he quickly ran away into the snow." 📸 + caption by Sergery Gorshkov (@sergey_gorshkov_photographer)
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    #Sable #adventure #winter #wildlifephotography #wow #potd #wildlifeIG
  • 161,820 1,018 17 January, 2019
  • "Shooting into the sun has its rewards but it isn't easy given focusing difficulties, moving subjects and the glare or temporary blindness caused by the bright sun. I couldn't risk checking the back of my camera either, out of fear of missing this moment. For me, photography challenges like this and the reward you feel when you actually get the shot you had in mind are what make wildlife photography so thrilling." ☀️ 📸 + caption by Chaitanya Deshpande (@chaitdeshphotography)
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#sunrise #MondayMotivation #sun #deer #wildlifephotography #symmetry #wildlifeig #photography
  • "Shooting into the sun has its rewards but it isn't easy given focusing difficulties, moving subjects and the glare or temporary blindness caused by the bright sun. I couldn't risk checking the back of my camera either, out of fear of missing this moment. For me, photography challenges like this and the reward you feel when you actually get the shot you had in mind are what make wildlife photography so thrilling." ☀️ 📸 + caption by Chaitanya Deshpande (@chaitdeshphotography)
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    #sunrise #MondayMotivation #sun #deer #wildlifephotography #symmetry #wildlifeig #photography
  • 84,114 385 14 January, 2019