ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE

ted:

Nat Geo photographer Brian Skerry celebrates the mystery and beauty of the sea while exposing the threat that humans pose to ocean-dwellers. Here are some of his most “aww”-inducing images.

The final photograph shows a leatherback sea turtle hatchling about taste saltwater for the first time. Leatherback sea turtles are the largest and oldest of all turtle species. Only one in a thousand leatherbacks reach maturity. 

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coffeentrees:

Photo by @thomaspeschak. Image from @natgeo story on the remote atolls of the Africa’s Mozambique Channel (April 2014 issue). The nips and bumps of turtle courtship precede a mating that may last several hours, the male clinging to the shell of the female with his flippers and tail. @saveourseasfoundation @thephotosociety #turtles by natgeo

coffeentrees:

Photo by @thomaspeschak. Image from @natgeo story on the remote atolls of the Africa’s Mozambique Channel (April 2014 issue). The nips and bumps of turtle courtship precede a mating that may last several hours, the male clinging to the shell of the female with his flippers and tail. @saveourseasfoundation @thephotosociety #turtles by natgeo

regno-animali:

Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any living creature. And you thought the loudest sound came from that two-year-old you sat next to, didn’t you?  The Animal Kingdom

regno-animali:

Humpback whales create the loudest sound of any living creature. And you thought the loudest sound came from that two-year-old you sat next to, didn’t you?  The Animal Kingdom

regno-animali:

Because of their huge size, strength and aggressiveness when attacked, rhinoceroses are not often hunted by animals other than humans, although young or sick rhinos are occasionally killed by lions or crocodiles.  The Animal Kingdom

regno-animali:

Because of their huge size, strength and aggressiveness when attacked, rhinoceroses are not often hunted by animals other than humans, although young or sick rhinos are occasionally killed by lions or crocodiles.  The Animal Kingdom