Monarch Butterfly

Weighing no more than a paperclip, this unbelievable insect makes a 4500 km journey that absolutely boggles the mind.

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An experience of a lifetime. Great BIG Nature recently returned from the Galapagos and had the incredible fortune of swimming with a group of dolphins. It is a moment we wish all could experience! Watch for the full story!
You might be surprised to learn one of the loudest mammals on the planet is a lemur. It’s true. So we traveled to the forests of Madagascar's northeast region, in the Anjanaharibe-Sub wildlife preserve, to witness this phenomenon in person!
Great BIG Nature traveled to the remote Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia Canada to document the end of the Southern Most herd of Caribou in the world. This is Must watch stuff!
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The Hippo Whisperer

Jane Goodall and her son, Grub, are trying to save a hippo sanctuary in Southern Tanzania. We went to tell their incredible story and meet the man they call “The Hippo Whisperer!”

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At first glance, hero shrews don’t appear to live up to their name. But these fuzzy, molelike animals are the Clark Kents of the shrew world, with superpowers hidden beneath their humble exteriors. Their backbones are like nothing else in the animal kingdom: the vertebrae interlock, making the spine extremely strong and rigid. The shrew weighs about 0.25 lbs, yet its back can support up to 150 lbs, making it the strongest backbone of any animal on the planet! Their spines are so unique in design, there are no comparisons among other animals. ... See MoreSee Less

At first glance, hero shrews don’t appear to live up to their name. But these fuzzy, molelike animals are the Clark Kents of the shrew world, with superpowers hidden beneath their humble exteriors. Their backbones are like nothing else in the animal kingdom: the vertebrae interlock, making the spine extremely strong and rigid. The shrew weighs about 0.25 lbs, yet its back can support up to 150 lbs, making it the strongest backbone of any animal on the planet! Their spines are so unique in design, there are no comparisons among other animals.Image attachmentImage attachment
1 day ago
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Did you know a group of pheasant's is a 'bouguet'. And a group of male pheasant's is a 'bouquet of cocks'! Now you know.
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Did you know a group of pheasants is a bouguet. And a group of male pheasants is a bouquet of cocks! Now you know.
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They are such beautiful birds and it's heartbreaking to see them wandering around and getting run over because they've been bred and released for 'sport' shooting.

Браво!

2 days ago
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Iberian Lynx
Photo: Allesandro Beoni
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Iberian Lynx
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Camouflage of note

Invisible.silent hunter

Friend shaped!!!

Domagoj Bilandžija

Lara-Mae Jones

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2 days ago
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This is why most animals are fearful when going to the local watering hole! Danger lurks!
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This is why most animals are fearful when going to the local watering hole! Danger lurks!
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I’ll be hanging out with these dinosaurs shortly- give me polar bears any day.

If you live in Fl, there are gators in the water!!!

looks just like mud AMAZING!

Nature is amazing

Nice gator!

Pasas al lado y ni lo ves, y cuando te das cuenta ya eres su comida de varios días

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3 days ago
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The Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is the largest member of the pelican family, and perhaps the world's largest freshwater bird. They are about 6 ft (1.8m) long, weigh as much as 33 lbs (15 kg), and have a wingspan up to 12 ft (3.6m). They are elegant soaring birds, and their flocks fly in graceful synchrony. Their range spans across much of Central Eurasia, and from the Persian Gulf in the South to Siberia in the North.
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The Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is the largest member of the pelican family, and perhaps the worlds largest freshwater bird. They are about 6 ft (1.8m) long, weigh as much as 33 lbs (15 kg), and have a wingspan up to 12 ft (3.6m). They are elegant soaring birds, and their flocks fly in graceful synchrony. Their range spans across much of Central Eurasia, and from the Persian Gulf in the South to Siberia in the North.
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What an interesting personality he has!

Very nice bird

Wow! Very expressive for a big bird!

After party!🎊🦤👍

I think it's me when i get up of my bed !!

What a face! And the expression! Lol

Gorgeous ❤️❤️

Lori Milner

Dr. Seuss ish

Awesome

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4 days ago
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No, this is not a picture of a dinosaur leg... but rather a chicken!
The spur is a small, bony projection that grows from the back of the lower leg of some chicken breeds, usually the roosters. It's a natural growth, much like human nails or hair, and serves as a kind of weapon for the rooster during fights for territory or mates. And yes... they mean serious business!
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No, this is not a picture of a dinosaur leg... but rather a chicken!
The spur is a small, bony projection that grows from the back of the lower leg of some chicken breeds, usually the roosters. Its a natural growth, much like human nails or hair, and serves as a kind of weapon for the rooster during fights for territory or mates. And yes... they mean serious business!
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I have been spurred a couple of times. Not fun.

If you get spurred, it feels like a knife sticking in you. Roosters mean business

Unfortunately, those are the reason why humans set up cock fights 😕😢

What a world we live in when you have to explain what this is!!

Not friend shaped 😳

Those can hurt for sure

Many roosters have big bird attitudes. Was one where i worked would attack cars and other animals as well, til a billy goat took offence. Lol

This si the Rats Killer 3000

Wowzers

Then, yes, it IS a picture of dinosaur legs.

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5 days ago
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The pink see-through 'Fantasia' is a sea cucumber that can be found in the Celebes Sea about 2500 m (8200 ft) below the surface. Its transparent skin allows its internal organs, including intestines to be seen, allowing scientists to observe its digestive system in action.
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The pink see-through Fantasia is a sea cucumber that can be found in the Celebes Sea about 2500 m (8200 ft) below the surface. Its transparent skin allows its internal organs, including intestines to be seen, allowing scientists to observe its digestive system in action.
Photo: Laurence Madin / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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I don't belive it. Nobody looks like that on Startrek and they're from all over the galaxy.

Incredible!

Christine

Awesome

Weird

Wow.

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6 days ago
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Alaska? No - this is Southern California. Mt. San Jacinto, raging with a huge Avalanche. California has been getting hit with a tremendous amount of snow in the last 3 days. Not something you see everyday!
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Alaska? No - this is Southern California. Mt. San Jacinto, raging with a huge Avalanche. California has been getting hit with a tremendous amount of snow in the last 3 days. Not something you see everyday!
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Good for the moisture.....

Is that the gully the tram way goes up?

1 week ago
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Trop beau champ de lavande 🤔🤔

England?

Bluebell uk

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The only bird species with a beak longer than its body.
Sword-billed Hummingbird. Ecuador.
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The only bird species with a beak longer than its body.
Sword-billed Hummingbird. Ecuador.
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needle bird

That is quite a beak!

سبحان الله الخالق العظيم

Domagoj Bilandžija

Humming Birds always dive bomb me.

Awesome

Only south americ.no danger

Jeopardy question

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1 month ago
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In 2015, a Yale University study estimated there were roughly three trillion trees still standing on Earth (which was more than they expected). Then in 2022, another group of researchers concluded there were 73,000 tree species globally, among which 9,000 tree species have yet to be discovered — 9,000 unknown species! Who knew?
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In 2015, a Yale University study estimated there were roughly three trillion trees still standing on Earth (which was more than they expected). Then in 2022, another group of researchers concluded there were 73,000 tree species globally, among which 9,000 tree species have yet to be discovered — 9,000 unknown species! Who knew?
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