Spinner's End

25 Mar 2014

beautiful-wildlife:

Pine Marten Home by Jack Bell

beautiful-wildlife:

Pine Marten Home by Jack Bell

19 Aug 2013

keeperchat:

Click through camera trap shots from Serengeti National Park (Tanzania) and help identify animals! 

You don’t need to be a pro at animal I.D. - the program helps you narrow down the species you see by color, pattern, body shape, horn shape, etc.  Then you note how many animals are present and what they’re doing.

Many of the shots don’t show any animals because something else triggered the camera trap.  The most common animals I’ve seen are zebra, wildebeest, and guinea fowl.  But it’s pretty exciting when you finally see a giraffe, hippo, or leopard when you least expect it!

This type of volunteer-based field data processing will help scientists better understand wildlife populations and patterns within the Park.

Cross-posting from my secondary blog because this site is really cool and everyone should check it out.

14 Aug 2013

(Source: vurtual)

26 May 2013

spouting:

Lion by Safari Panthers on Flikr

My boy would never run like this - too busy snoozing.

spouting:

Lion by Safari Panthers on Flikr

My boy would never run like this - too busy snoozing.

31 Jan 2013


A member of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition plays the bagpipes for an indifferent penguin, 1904.

Reblogging for flawless caption.

A member of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition plays the bagpipes for an indifferent penguin, 1904.

Reblogging for flawless caption.

(Source: babiesareyum)

2 Jan 2013

therower111:

Another shot from this morning’s sunrise

therower111:

Another shot from this morning’s sunrise

1 Dec 2012

1 Oct 2012

28 Sep 2012

26 Sep 2012

nbcnews:

Penguins return to the sea following oil spill in South Africa
(Photo: Schalk Van Zuydam / AP)



Some two hundred penguins found covered in oil on Robben Island following a spillage by a stricken bulk carrier were washed, fed and restored to health. Thirty of the birds were released today.
View more photos.

nbcnews:

Penguins return to the sea following oil spill in South Africa

(Photo: Schalk Van Zuydam / AP)

Some two hundred penguins found covered in oil on Robben Island following a spillage by a stricken bulk carrier were washed, fed and restored to health. Thirty of the birds were released today.

10 Sep 2012

Heaven’s Trail, Ireland

Heaven’s Trail, Ireland

17 Aug 2012

3 Aug 2012

8 Jul 2012

Beautiful Creature of the Day: Springbok.

Beautiful Creature of the Day: Springbok.

27 Jun 2012

arnaia:

Black Rhino Mother and Baby (by Steve - 1 Million+ (safe) views - thank you)

Such a privilege to work for these creatures every day.  We have 5 black rhinos ranging in age from 1.5 years to 21 years, and each of them is so beautiful.  Their horns are made of keratin - check your hair and nails, it’s the same thing - and because some cultures believe they have medicinal properties, they sell on the black market for more money than gold or cocaine.  Black rhinos aren’t endangered because of a complex web of human needs.  People don’t use them to create food or clothing or shelter.  These 3,000-pound animals are killed by poachers, their horns are hacked off, and their bodies are left to rot, all so that someone can profit from the sale of the horn.  This is the intensity of human greed, and it’s heartbreaking.

arnaia:

Black Rhino Mother and Baby (by Steve - 1 Million+ (safe) views - thank you)

Such a privilege to work for these creatures every day.  We have 5 black rhinos ranging in age from 1.5 years to 21 years, and each of them is so beautiful.  Their horns are made of keratin - check your hair and nails, it’s the same thing - and because some cultures believe they have medicinal properties, they sell on the black market for more money than gold or cocaine.  Black rhinos aren’t endangered because of a complex web of human needs.  People don’t use them to create food or clothing or shelter.  These 3,000-pound animals are killed by poachers, their horns are hacked off, and their bodies are left to rot, all so that someone can profit from the sale of the horn.  This is the intensity of human greed, and it’s heartbreaking.