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Look at this big baby!  Being a sea otter mom is hard enough, but imagine having to lug around this porker all day.  Could you stay afloat holding a 20lb weight indefinitely?  The incredibly buoyant fur coat of both the mother otter, and the pup, help these well adapted sea weasels get the job done.

We are already planning our next sea otter photoworkshop with #seaottersavvy for late September 2018.  Shoot me a message to get on the list!
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#seaotter #seaotterpup #momandpup #babyotter #ottersofinstagram #supermom #threatened #endangeredspecies #enhydralutris #photoworkshop #california_igers #californialivin #californiacoast #wildcalifornia #wildbayarea #rawcalifornia #visitcali #discovercali #igscwildlife #wildlifephotography #animalelite #instanaturefriends_ #ig_naturesbest #wildlife_perfection #splendid_animals #majestic_wildlife_ #californiawildlife  #rawnature #conservationphotography
Look at this big baby! Being a sea otter mom is hard enough, but imagine having to lug around this porker all day. Could you stay afloat holding a 20lb weight indefinitely? The incredibly buoyant fur coat of both the mother otter, and the pup, help these well adapted sea weasels get the job done. We are already planning our next sea otter photoworkshop with #seaottersavvy  for late September 2018. Shoot me a message to get on the list! . . . . . . . #seaotter  #seaotterpup  #momandpup  #babyotter  #ottersofinstagram  #supermom  #threatened  #endangeredspecies  #enhydralutris  #photoworkshop  #california_igers  #californialivin  #californiacoast  #wildcalifornia  #wildbayarea  #rawcalifornia  #visitcali  #discovercali  #igscwildlife  #wildlifephotography  #animalelite  #instanaturefriends_  #ig_naturesbest  #wildlife_perfection  #splendid_animals  #majestic_wildlife_  #californiawildlife  #rawnature  #conservationphotography 
Portrait of a Copper Rockfish (Sebastes caurinus). Sometimes, wildlife just begs to be photographed.  In this situation, I was trying to compose a tight macro image of a nudibranch (smaller than the eye of this rockfish), but the curious rockfish kept swimming in front of my lens, blocking the composition.  It was frustrating for a moment, until I decided to accept the rockfish as my subject.  This image looks very cool printed large; in a format that allows you to see every little mite and parasite attached to the face of this friendly rockfish.
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#fishface  #afaceonlyamothercouldlove #rockfish #copperrockfish #supermacro #pointlobos #carmelbay #carmelbythesea #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #underwatermacro #macroworld #macro_vision #macro_captures #sealife #marinelife #oceanlife #marinebiology #scubadive #uwphotography #underwaterworld #oceanart #macro_spotlight #underwaterpics #biodiversity #marinescience #marinecritters #divecalifornia #photobomber #kelpforest
Portrait of a Copper Rockfish (Sebastes caurinus). Sometimes, wildlife just begs to be photographed. In this situation, I was trying to compose a tight macro image of a nudibranch (smaller than the eye of this rockfish), but the curious rockfish kept swimming in front of my lens, blocking the composition. It was frustrating for a moment, until I decided to accept the rockfish as my subject. This image looks very cool printed large; in a format that allows you to see every little mite and parasite attached to the face of this friendly rockfish. . . . . . . . . #fishface  #afaceonlyamothercouldlove  #rockfish  #copperrockfish  #supermacro  #pointlobos  #carmelbay  #carmelbythesea  #underwaterphotography  #underwaterphoto  #underwatermacro  #macroworld  #macro_vision  #macro_captures  #sealife  #marinelife  #oceanlife  #marinebiology  #scubadive  #uwphotography  #underwaterworld  #oceanart  #macro_spotlight  #underwaterpics  #biodiversity  #marinescience  #marinecritters  #divecalifornia  #photobomber  #kelpforest 
The Santa Cruz Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus atratus) is a subspecies of Aquatic Garter Snake and is easily distinguishable from other garters by the single solid dorsal stripe.  Though they are common in a variety of habitats, I really enjoy finding and photographing this species.  The contrast of the yellow stripe on the black ground color of this snake is very sharp.
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#herpetology #snake #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #fieldherping #herping #herpsofinstagram #reptilesofig #colubrid #reptilephotography #california_igers #wildcalifornia #wildbayarea #rawcalifornia #naturalcalifornia 
#igscwildlife #global4nature #wildlifephotography #wildanimals #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeaddicts  #ig_naturesbest #animal_sultans #wildlife_perfection #splendid_animals #majestic_wildlife_ #nature_up_close #californiawildlife #rawnature
The Santa Cruz Garter Snake (Thamnophis atratus atratus) is a subspecies of Aquatic Garter Snake and is easily distinguishable from other garters by the single solid dorsal stripe. Though they are common in a variety of habitats, I really enjoy finding and photographing this species. The contrast of the yellow stripe on the black ground color of this snake is very sharp. . . . . . . . #herpetology  #snake  #snakesofinstagram  #reptilesofinstagram  #fieldherping  #herping  #herpsofinstagram  #reptilesofig  #colubrid  #reptilephotography  #california_igers  #wildcalifornia  #wildbayarea  #rawcalifornia  #naturalcalifornia  #igscwildlife  #global4nature  #wildlifephotography  #wildanimals  #wildlife_seekers  #wildlifeplanet  #wildlifeaddicts  #ig_naturesbest  #animal_sultans  #wildlife_perfection  #splendid_animals  #majestic_wildlife_  #nature_up_close  #californiawildlife  #rawnature 
A lovely waterfall on New Zealand's North Island.  I normally don't like to cut off part of the waterfall, but this was a special case.  The top of the waterfall featured an uninteresting setting with white overcast sky, so I elected to frame the image on the smaller cascading falls near the bottom of the image, and I think it worked out alright.  What do you think?
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#waterfallwednesday #newzealandphotography #newzealandtravel #newzealandbeauty #waterfallsfordays #waterfallphotography #waterfallsofinstagram 
#landscapes #landscapelovers #landscapehunter #landscapephotography #naturephotography #moodynature #offthebeatenpath #ig_naturesbest #happyplace 
#igrefined #nature_perfection #lazyshutters #lazyshutter #peacefulplace #tranquility #longexposureshots  #paradisefound #wilderness #naturephotoportal #longexposureoftheday  #master_gallery #silkysmooth #swimminghole
A lovely waterfall on New Zealand's North Island. I normally don't like to cut off part of the waterfall, but this was a special case. The top of the waterfall featured an uninteresting setting with white overcast sky, so I elected to frame the image on the smaller cascading falls near the bottom of the image, and I think it worked out alright. What do you think? . . . . . . . #waterfallwednesday  #newzealandphotography  #newzealandtravel  #newzealandbeauty  #waterfallsfordays  #waterfallphotography  #waterfallsofinstagram  #landscapes  #landscapelovers  #landscapehunter  #landscapephotography  #naturephotography  #moodynature  #offthebeatenpath  #ig_naturesbest  #happyplace  #igrefined  #nature_perfection  #lazyshutters  #lazyshutter  #peacefulplace  #tranquility  #longexposureshots  #paradisefound  #wilderness  #naturephotoportal  #longexposureoftheday  #master_gallery  #silkysmooth  #swimminghole 
A Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii) on the Osa Peninsula  of Costa Rica at #bosquedelcabo .  It's always a bit frustrating when you are focused on an animal that will only show you it's backside.  However, patience often pays off when your subject gives you the "look back" over the shoulder, and you can suddenly have a great image.
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#toucan #chestnutmandibledtoucan #costaricagram #puravidacostarica #osapeninsula #rainforestlife #thetropics #rawnature #igscwildlife #wildlifephotography #wildtropics  #birdlovers #birdwatching #birdstagram #birding #birdphotography #bns_birds #ig_birdwatchers #your_best_birds #pocket_birds #ornithology #allmightybirds #planetbirds #nuts_about_birds #eye_spy_birds #bird_brilliance #bb_of_ig #kings_birds #tropicalbirds
A Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii) on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica at #bosquedelcabo  . It's always a bit frustrating when you are focused on an animal that will only show you it's backside. However, patience often pays off when your subject gives you the "look back" over the shoulder, and you can suddenly have a great image. . . . . . . . #toucan  #chestnutmandibledtoucan  #costaricagram  #puravidacostarica  #osapeninsula  #rainforestlife  #thetropics  #rawnature  #igscwildlife  #wildlifephotography  #wildtropics  #birdlovers  #birdwatching  #birdstagram  #birding  #birdphotography  #bns_birds  #ig_birdwatchers  #your_best_birds  #pocket_birds  #ornithology  #allmightybirds  #planetbirds  #nuts_about_birds  #eye_spy_birds  #bird_brilliance  #bb_of_ig  #kings_birds  #tropicalbirds 
The largest animal to ever live on Earth, the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfaces to take a breath in Monterey Bay.  Despite their enormous size (approaching nearly 100ft in length) they are incredibly sleek, trim, and streamlined, making them both large and fast.  Sometimes overcast or foggy conditions can make for some wonderful light.  The slightly backlit blow really stands out against the blue tones in this image.
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#bluewhale #cetaceans #whaleblow #whalewatching #montereybay #whalespout #backlight #sealife #marinelife #oceanlife #marinebiology #biodiversity #marinecritters #conservationphotography #californiadreamin #wildcalifornia #wildbayarea #rawcalifornia #coastalcalifornia #naturalcalifornia #igscwildlife  #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeplanet #animalelite #ig_naturesbest #animal_sultans #splendid_animals #majestic_wildlife_  #californiawildlife  #rawnature
The largest animal to ever live on Earth, the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfaces to take a breath in Monterey Bay. Despite their enormous size (approaching nearly 100ft in length) they are incredibly sleek, trim, and streamlined, making them both large and fast. Sometimes overcast or foggy conditions can make for some wonderful light. The slightly backlit blow really stands out against the blue tones in this image. . . . . . . . . #bluewhale  #cetaceans  #whaleblow  #whalewatching  #montereybay  #whalespout  #backlight  #sealife  #marinelife  #oceanlife  #marinebiology  #biodiversity  #marinecritters  #conservationphotography  #californiadreamin  #wildcalifornia  #wildbayarea  #rawcalifornia  #coastalcalifornia  #naturalcalifornia  #igscwildlife  #wildlife_seekers  #wildlifeplanet  #animalelite  #ig_naturesbest  #animal_sultans  #splendid_animals  #majestic_wildlife_  #californiawildlife  #rawnature 
A Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the blue waters of Maui, Hawaii.  These turtles are very common in Hawaiian waters, and make for excellent wide-angle photo subjects.  Despite their abundance, "honu" are protected in Hawaii. Please enjoy sharing THEIR ocean with them and don't try to pet, feed, or for god's sake, ride the turtles.  #respectnature .
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#honu #seaturtle #greenseaturtle #underwaterphoto  #sealife #oceanlife #marinebiology #scubadive #uwphotography #underwaterworld #reeflife  #oceanart #underwaterpics #biodiversity #marinescience #maui #hawaii #hawaiistagram #livealoha #hawaiianislands #herpetology #fieldherping #herping #igscwildlife#ig_naturesbest #animal_sultans #majestic_wildlife_ #rawnature #conservationphotography
A Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the blue waters of Maui, Hawaii. These turtles are very common in Hawaiian waters, and make for excellent wide-angle photo subjects. Despite their abundance, "honu" are protected in Hawaii. Please enjoy sharing THEIR ocean with them and don't try to pet, feed, or for god's sake, ride the turtles. #respectnature  . . . . . . . . #honu  #seaturtle  #greenseaturtle  #underwaterphoto  #sealife  #oceanlife  #marinebiology  #scubadive  #uwphotography  #underwaterworld  #reeflife  #oceanart  #underwaterpics  #biodiversity  #marinescience  #maui  #hawaii  #hawaiistagram  #livealoha  #hawaiianislands  #herpetology  #fieldherping  #herping  #igscwildlife #ig_naturesbest  #animal_sultans  #majestic_wildlife_  #rawnature  #conservationphotography 
The Mexican Leaf Frog (Pachymedusa dacnicolor) is one charismatic amphibian.  They are huge, bright green treefrogs, but rather than leap 50x's their body length, they prefer to walk and climb, hand over foot.  The first time you encounter a Mexican Leaf Frog you can't help but fall in love.  These frogs lay their eggs in clumps on vegetation overhanging water.  When the tadpoles hatch, they fall into the water below and begin their new life, hoping that their parents chose a pool of water that will last long enough for the tadpoles to mature into frogs.
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#treefrog #treefrogsofinstagram #leaffrog 
#herpetology #fieldherping #herping #herpsofinstagram #amphibiansofinstagram #amphibiansofig #ribbit #mexicanwildlife #wildmexico #bigfrog #igscwildlife #global4nature #wildanimals #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeaddicts #naturephotoportal #animalelite #instanaturefriends_ #ig_naturesbest #animal_sultans #wildlife_perfection #splendid_animals #majestic_wildlife_ #wildtropics #nature_up_close #rawnature #conservationphotography
The Mexican Leaf Frog (Pachymedusa dacnicolor) is one charismatic amphibian. They are huge, bright green treefrogs, but rather than leap 50x's their body length, they prefer to walk and climb, hand over foot. The first time you encounter a Mexican Leaf Frog you can't help but fall in love. These frogs lay their eggs in clumps on vegetation overhanging water. When the tadpoles hatch, they fall into the water below and begin their new life, hoping that their parents chose a pool of water that will last long enough for the tadpoles to mature into frogs. . . . . . . . #treefrog  #treefrogsofinstagram  #leaffrog  #herpetology  #fieldherping  #herping  #herpsofinstagram  #amphibiansofinstagram  #amphibiansofig  #ribbit  #mexicanwildlife  #wildmexico  #bigfrog  #igscwildlife  #global4nature  #wildanimals  #wildlife_seekers  #wildlifeaddicts  #naturephotoportal  #animalelite  #instanaturefriends_  #ig_naturesbest  #animal_sultans  #wildlife_perfection  #splendid_animals  #majestic_wildlife_  #wildtropics  #nature_up_close  #rawnature  #conservationphotography 
Sunset in Arizona, over endangered Tobosa Grassland habitat.  These desert grasslands provide critical habitat for a variety of interesting and important species, but are under threat from development, agriculture and grazing.  I loved the warm evening glow on this classic southwestern scene.
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#landscapes #landscapelovers #landscapehunter #sunset_ig #sunsets #sunsetphotography #landscapephotography #naturephotography #moodynature #getoutside #naturelovers #offthebeatenpath #ig_naturesbest #igrefined #nature_perfection #wilderness #naturephotoportal #master_gallery #arizonalandscape #grassland #endangered #habitat #desertgrasslands #desertvibes #desertsunset #americansouthwest #conservationphotography #goldenhourlight #lastlight #ecosystems
Sunset in Arizona, over endangered Tobosa Grassland habitat. These desert grasslands provide critical habitat for a variety of interesting and important species, but are under threat from development, agriculture and grazing. I loved the warm evening glow on this classic southwestern scene. . . . . . . . #landscapes  #landscapelovers  #landscapehunter  #sunset_ig  #sunsets  #sunsetphotography  #landscapephotography  #naturephotography  #moodynature  #getoutside  #naturelovers  #offthebeatenpath  #ig_naturesbest  #igrefined  #nature_perfection  #wilderness  #naturephotoportal  #master_gallery  #arizonalandscape  #grassland  #endangered  #habitat  #desertgrasslands  #desertvibes  #desertsunset  #americansouthwest  #conservationphotography  #goldenhourlight  #lastlight  #ecosystems 
A Common or Ecuadorian Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus macrodon) photographed at @napowildlifecenter . Squirrel Monkeys are one of the more frequently encountered primates, often moving through the forest in large troops, sometimes with Capuchin monkeys.  They are omnivores, preferring a diet of fruits and insects.
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#igscwildlife #global4nature #wildlifephotography #wildanimals #wildlife_seekers #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeaddicts #naturephotoportal #animalelite #instanaturefriends_ #ig_naturesbest #animal_sultans #wildlife_perfection #splendid_animals #majestic_wildlife_ #wildtropics #rawnature #conservationphotography #napowildlifecenter #allyouneedisecuador #naporiver #yasuni #yasuninationalpark #primates #monkeyseverywhere #mammals #amazonlife #amazonia #amazonbasin #rainforestlife
A Common or Ecuadorian Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus macrodon) photographed at @napowildlifecenter . Squirrel Monkeys are one of the more frequently encountered primates, often moving through the forest in large troops, sometimes with Capuchin monkeys. They are omnivores, preferring a diet of fruits and insects. . . . . . . . #igscwildlife  #global4nature  #wildlifephotography  #wildanimals  #wildlife_seekers  #wildlifeplanet  #wildlifeaddicts  #naturephotoportal  #animalelite  #instanaturefriends_  #ig_naturesbest  #animal_sultans  #wildlife_perfection  #splendid_animals  #majestic_wildlife_  #wildtropics  #rawnature  #conservationphotography  #napowildlifecenter  #allyouneedisecuador  #naporiver  #yasuni  #yasuninationalpark  #primates  #monkeyseverywhere  #mammals  #amazonlife  #amazonia  #amazonbasin  #rainforestlife 
A Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) guarding her enormous clutch of eggs.  Mantis Shrimp are among the coolest inverts in the ocean and the gaudy Peacock Mantis takes the prize in the looks department.  The most complex eye in the entire animal kingdom belongs to the mantis shrimp.  They can SEE polarized light!  This species also possesses a powerful club-like claw that it uses to obliterate its crustacean prey with the force of a .22 caliber bullet!  Captive specimens have even been known to break the glass of a fish tank.  #howcoolisthat #natureisbadass #dontmesswithher #goodmama .
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#mantisshrimp #peacockmantisshrimp #lembehstrait #diveindonesia #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #underwatermacro #macroworld #macro_vision #macro_captures #marinelife #oceanlife #marinebiology #muckdiving #scubadive #uwphotography #underwaterworld #reeflife  #oceanart #macro_spotlight #underwaterpics #biodiversity #coraltriangle #weirdandwonderful #marinescience #marinecritters
A Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) guarding her enormous clutch of eggs. Mantis Shrimp are among the coolest inverts in the ocean and the gaudy Peacock Mantis takes the prize in the looks department. The most complex eye in the entire animal kingdom belongs to the mantis shrimp. They can SEE polarized light! This species also possesses a powerful club-like claw that it uses to obliterate its crustacean prey with the force of a .22 caliber bullet! Captive specimens have even been known to break the glass of a fish tank. #howcoolisthat  #natureisbadass  #dontmesswithher  #goodmama  . . . . . . #mantisshrimp  #peacockmantisshrimp  #lembehstrait  #diveindonesia  #underwaterphotography  #underwaterphoto  #underwatermacro  #macroworld  #macro_vision  #macro_captures  #marinelife  #oceanlife  #marinebiology  #muckdiving  #scubadive  #uwphotography  #underwaterworld  #reeflife  #oceanart  #macro_spotlight  #underwaterpics  #biodiversity  #coraltriangle  #weirdandwonderful  #marinescience  #marinecritters 
A very large, and very light-colored Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) from Southern Arizona.  Despite the size and weight of this animal, it was still capable of incredible bursts of speed.  Rattlesnake rattles are thought to have evolved as a means to warn the large hooved mammals that used to roam the American West not to trample the snake.  Today, those massive herds of mammals are long gone, and the rattlesnake's rattle alerts people to it's presence, often resulting in a deadly outcome for the snake.  This marvel of evolution, once of great benefit to the rattlesnake, may now be a detriment to the snake's survival. #coexist .
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#rattlesnake #westerndiamondback #crotalus #atrox 
#herpetology #snake #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #fieldherping #herping #herpsofinstagram #reptilesofig #pitviper #venomous #venom #reptilephotography #arizonawildlife #southernarizona #donttreadonme #igscwildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlife_seekers  #animalelite #ig_naturesbest #animal_sultans #desertwildlife #nature_up_close #rawnature #conservationphotography
A very large, and very light-colored Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) from Southern Arizona. Despite the size and weight of this animal, it was still capable of incredible bursts of speed. Rattlesnake rattles are thought to have evolved as a means to warn the large hooved mammals that used to roam the American West not to trample the snake. Today, those massive herds of mammals are long gone, and the rattlesnake's rattle alerts people to it's presence, often resulting in a deadly outcome for the snake. This marvel of evolution, once of great benefit to the rattlesnake, may now be a detriment to the snake's survival. #coexist  . . . . . . . #rattlesnake  #westerndiamondback  #crotalus  #atrox  #herpetology  #snake  #snakesofinstagram  #reptilesofinstagram  #fieldherping  #herping  #herpsofinstagram  #reptilesofig  #pitviper  #venomous  #venom  #reptilephotography  #arizonawildlife  #southernarizona  #donttreadonme  #igscwildlife  #wildlifephotography  #wildlife_seekers  #animalelite  #ig_naturesbest  #animal_sultans  #desertwildlife  #nature_up_close  #rawnature  #conservationphotography 
Most Florida sunsets are picturesque, tranquil, and calming.  Viewers of this sunset image say it conjures up different emotions.  How does it make you feel? 
This is an old shot but one I still like.  The most difficult part of capturing this scene was the alligator inching closer to me during the long exposure.  His bold curiosity caused me to eventually back away, but not before I was able to make this image.
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#everglades #floridawildlife #wildflorida #naturalflorida #floridasunsets #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #longexpohunter #longexposureoftheday #slowshutter #ill_landscapes #DreamWorldImages #landscapelovers #landscapehunter #sunset_ig #sunsetphotography #moodynature #igrefined #redskyatnight #master_gallery #igscwildlife #naturephotoportal #animalelite #ig_naturesbest  #majestic_wildlife_ #wildtropics  #rawnature #fieldherping #herpsofinstagram #reptilesofig
Most Florida sunsets are picturesque, tranquil, and calming. Viewers of this sunset image say it conjures up different emotions. How does it make you feel? This is an old shot but one I still like. The most difficult part of capturing this scene was the alligator inching closer to me during the long exposure. His bold curiosity caused me to eventually back away, but not before I was able to make this image. . . . . . . #everglades  #floridawildlife  #wildflorida  #naturalflorida  #floridasunsets  #longexpoelite  #longexposure_shots  #longexpohunter  #longexposureoftheday  #slowshutter  #ill_landscapes  #DreamWorldImages  #landscapelovers  #landscapehunter  #sunset_ig  #sunsetphotography  #moodynature  #igrefined  #redskyatnight  #master_gallery  #igscwildlife  #naturephotoportal  #animalelite  #ig_naturesbest  #majestic_wildlife_  #wildtropics  #rawnature  #fieldherping  #herpsofinstagram  #reptilesofig 
A pair of Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao) cruising above a beach in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.  These large, bold parrots rarely go unnoticed due to their incredible colors and loud screeching calls.  Capturing a good flight image of the scarlet macaw was a goal I happily achieved at @bosquedelcabo .
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#scarletmacaw #macawsofinstagram #parrotsofig #puravidacostarica #costaricagram #osapeninsula 
#igscwildlife #wildlife_seekers #ig_naturesbest #animal_sultans #wildlife_perfection #majestic_wildlife_ #wildtropics #rawnature #conservationphotography
#birdlovers #birdwatching #birdstagram #birdphotography #bns_birds #your_best_birds #pocket_birds #ornithology #allmightybirds #planetbirds #eye_spy_birds  #bb_of_ig #kings_birds #birdsinflight #tropicalbirds
A pair of Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao) cruising above a beach in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. These large, bold parrots rarely go unnoticed due to their incredible colors and loud screeching calls. Capturing a good flight image of the scarlet macaw was a goal I happily achieved at @bosquedelcabo . . . . . . . #scarletmacaw  #macawsofinstagram  #parrotsofig  #puravidacostarica  #costaricagram  #osapeninsula  #igscwildlife  #wildlife_seekers  #ig_naturesbest  #animal_sultans  #wildlife_perfection  #majestic_wildlife_  #wildtropics  #rawnature  #conservationphotography  #birdlovers  #birdwatching  #birdstagram  #birdphotography  #bns_birds  #your_best_birds  #pocket_birds  #ornithology  #allmightybirds  #planetbirds  #eye_spy_birds  #bb_of_ig  #kings_birds  #birdsinflight  #tropicalbirds 
Southern sea otters synchronized swimming on the surface of the sea?!? (say that 10 times fast)  Intentional or not, this young Southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) pup is perfectly mimicking it's mother's grooming behavior.  Survival is a dicey proposition for young sea otters, so these little pups must learn as much as they can from their mothers during their short 6 month dependency.  Their lives literally depend on it.  #momknowsbest #synchronizedswimming #copycat .
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#seaotter #seaotters #otters #ottersofinstagram #otterpup #respectthenap @seaottersavvy #elkhornslough #marinemammals  #wildcalifornia #wildbayarea #rawcalifornia  #naturalcalifornia #californiacaptures #visitcali #igscwildlife #wildlifephotography  #wildlife_seekers #naturephotoportal #animalelite #instanaturefriends_ #ig_naturesbest #animal_sultans #wildlife_perfection #splendid_animals #californiawildlife #rawnature #conservationphotography
Southern sea otters synchronized swimming on the surface of the sea?!? (say that 10 times fast) Intentional or not, this young Southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) pup is perfectly mimicking it's mother's grooming behavior. Survival is a dicey proposition for young sea otters, so these little pups must learn as much as they can from their mothers during their short 6 month dependency. Their lives literally depend on it. #momknowsbest  #synchronizedswimming  #copycat  . . . . . . . . #seaotter  #seaotters  #otters  #ottersofinstagram  #otterpup  #respectthenap  @seaottersavvy #elkhornslough  #marinemammals  #wildcalifornia  #wildbayarea  #rawcalifornia  #naturalcalifornia  #californiacaptures  #visitcali  #igscwildlife  #wildlifephotography  #wildlife_seekers  #naturephotoportal  #animalelite  #instanaturefriends_  #ig_naturesbest  #animal_sultans  #wildlife_perfection  #splendid_animals  #californiawildlife  #rawnature  #conservationphotography 
The Zebra Urchin Crab (Zebrida adamsii) of the Indo-Pacific knows that it's tough exoskeleton is no match for larger predators, so the crab makes it's home in the impenetrable spines of sea urchins.  They are an obligate symbiont - meaning that the crab cannot survive without the sea urchin.  The sea urchin, however, receives nothing in return.  Zebra crabs have even been shown to feed on sea urchin tissue, making the relationship a parasitic one, and vaulting the zebra crab to the top of the "rude house-guests" list.

Found and photographed in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. @nadlembeh .
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#zebracrab #seaurchin #seaurchins #parasite #symbiosis #lembeh #diveindonesia #underwaterphotography #underwaterphoto #underwatermacro #macroworld #macro_vision #macro_captures #natureupclose  #marinelife #oceanlife #marinebiology #muckdiving #scubadive #uwphotography #underwaterworld #reeflife  #oceanart #macro_spotlight #underwaterpics #biodiversity #coraltriangle #weirdandwonderful #marinescience #marinecritters
The Zebra Urchin Crab (Zebrida adamsii) of the Indo-Pacific knows that it's tough exoskeleton is no match for larger predators, so the crab makes it's home in the impenetrable spines of sea urchins. They are an obligate symbiont - meaning that the crab cannot survive without the sea urchin. The sea urchin, however, receives nothing in return. Zebra crabs have even been shown to feed on sea urchin tissue, making the relationship a parasitic one, and vaulting the zebra crab to the top of the "rude house-guests" list. Found and photographed in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. @nadlembeh . . . . . . . . . #zebracrab  #seaurchin  #seaurchins  #parasite  #symbiosis  #lembeh  #diveindonesia  #underwaterphotography  #underwaterphoto  #underwatermacro  #macroworld  #macro_vision  #macro_captures  #natureupclose  #marinelife  #oceanlife  #marinebiology  #muckdiving  #scubadive  #uwphotography  #underwaterworld  #reeflife  #oceanart  #macro_spotlight  #underwaterpics  #biodiversity  #coraltriangle  #weirdandwonderful  #marinescience  #marinecritters 
The Western Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) can be extremely common in the right habitat on the Central California coast.  Perhaps somewhat underappreciated due to their high frequency of encounter and often fleeting glimpses, I try not to take them for granted.  I am most appreciative of their relatively mellow disposition, compared to their always ornery eastern cousins.
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The Western Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) can be extremely common in the right habitat on the Central California coast. Perhaps somewhat underappreciated due to their high frequency of encounter and often fleeting glimpses, I try not to take them for granted. I am most appreciative of their relatively mellow disposition, compared to their always ornery eastern cousins. . . . . . #herpetology  #snake  #snakesofinstagram  #reptilesofinstagram  #fieldherping  #herping  #herpsofinstagram  #reptilesofig  #colubrid  #reptilephotography  #wildcalifornia  #wildbayarea  #rawcalifornia  #naturalcalifornia  #californiacaptures  #discovercali  #unlimitedcalifornia  #igscwildlife  #wildlifephotography  #wildanimals  #wildlife_seekers  #wildlifeaddicts  #naturephotoportal  #animalelite  #ig_naturesbest  #animal_sultans  #wildlife_perfection  #splendid_animals  #californiawildlife  #rawnature