Iceland’s Whooper Swans~ —

Whooper Swans are the Eurasian cousin of North American Trumpeter swans. They breed all over Iceland, and some overwinter in the thermally heated parts of Lake Myvatn. Interestingly, their North American Trumpeter Swan cousins do the same thing, spending winter in the thermally heated parts of the Yellowstone River. These beauties are aptly named as […]

via Iceland’s Whooper Swans~ —

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Birds of the Far South-1

Birds of the Far South

Via https://cindyknoke.com/2018/03/13/birds-of-the-far-south-pt-i/

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There are lots of birdies in the southern hemisphere! They can fly where humans (and boats) flounder.

Via https://cindyknoke.com/2018/03/13/birds-of-the-far-south-pt-i/

Ellie Seal Pups~ |

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Ellie Seal Pups~ |

Elephant Seal milk is the richest milk in the mammalian world, which it needs to be since elephant seals grow so rapidly. This cheeky seagull pecked this little pup causing him to unlatch during nursing, releasing milk, which the seagull tried to drink!
Elephant Seal milk is the richest milk in the mammalian world, which it needs to be since elephant seals grow so rapidly. This cheeky seagull pecked this little pup causing him to unlatch during nursing, releasing milk, which the seagull tried to drink!

 

Piedras Blancas in California has a thriving rookery of Northern Elephant Seals, a sub-species of the largest seals in the world reaching up to 5000 pounds and 16 feet in length.

Pups are born here…<read more>

Source: Ellie Seal Pups~ |