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from Anuradhapura district of Sri Lanka


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Venezuelan Llanos
- The roadside hawk (Rupornis magnirostris) it measures 31–41 cm (12–16 in) long and weighs 250–300 g (8.8–10.6 oz). Males are about 20% smaller than females.
- Burrowing Owls (Speotyto cunicularia) it measures 20 to 22 centimeters long, very common diurnal owl that lives in burrows.
- Great Black-Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) it measures 56 to 64 centimeters long and weighs 1.1 kilograms, it is the largest bird of prey in the Llanos.
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Llanos de Venezuela, Estado Apure


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Llanos de Venezuela, Estado Apure


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Llanos de Venezuela, Estado Apure

Natural born enemies side by side Green Anaconda (Eunectes murimus) and Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) I observed them for almost 30 minutes nothing happened, they went different ways


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Giant anteater walking close to a small lagoon late afternoon, it never saw me when I was taking the picture.


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Big female Orinoco Crocodile in Estado Apure in Llanos de Venezuela


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That night we were trying to find a big cat (Jaguar or Cougar) and after more than 3 hours with out luck we found this huge female Orinoco Crocodile at least 3,40 mt long ready to lay the eggs, it let me get close about 4 meters from her with out trying to attack me, the night ended very good for us at about 1 am.
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Represa Vilchez located less than two hours from Caracas in Parapara, Estado Guarico, Venezuela. It is a dam where you can find good fauna around it Ocelots, Jaguarundis, Pumas, White Tail Deer, Giant Anteaters and Pecaries, normally you can see Howler monkeys and many species of Birds it has many different fishes two species of piranhas Serrasalmus rhombeus and Pygocentrus cariba and other fishes like Peacock bass (Cichla orinocensis) and Hoplias malabaricus.


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Land of Andean Bears and Andean Condors in the Venezuelan Andes (Estado Merida)
Andean Bears are doing ok in Venezuela hight in the mountains far from humans.
Andean Condors are in critical condition in Venezuela with only a few of them about 20 individuals, many locals still believe that they can attack and kill little childen when the truth is that they keep a great distance from all humans they see and they do not have power in their feet to carry any large object like Eagles do.


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India is not known for her pristine wilderness like Africa. Her's are dotted with memories of part civilisations. Many of our famous wild landscapes, from Sundarbans to Ranthambore, have at some point been habited by people. Now those places are full of old abandoned ruins!

Here] are some specimens from the collection India Song by Karen Knorr where she explores the enigma that is India & her people's cultural ties & close cohabitation with wild animals. 
The blurry boundaries between her wilderness & civilisation, the fancy aristocracy of yore keeping all sorts of wildlife within palace premises & the transgression of India's animals in human habitation; are given the forms of exquisite digital arts that has Indian wildlife superimposed over famous historical architectures...


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Beutifull Place in Sarhi — feeling happy at Kanha Tiger Reserve.


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Green Anacondas en los Llanos, Venezuela

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Los Llanos, Venezuela

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I read about this yesterday A baldeagle and a red fox fighting over a rabbit. It happened Saturday at San Juan Island National Historical Park. The fox caught the rabbit and the eagle tried to steal it away, here's the video: by zachary_hartje

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Battle in the sky: Bald eagle and fox


There is no question that bald eagles are skilled hunters. They can spot a fish from a mile away and fly to it in under a minute.
But they’re also masters of something scientists call kleptoparasitism: the art of stealing food from others. In my book The Year of the Eagle, I documented bald eagles stealing food from crows, great blue herons and even other eagles.
A couple of days ago, however, I captured an especially dramatic act of thievery. I saw a bald eagle steal a rabbit from a young red fox. Even more impressive: at times, this battle played out more than 20 feet in the air.
It happened as I was photographing the foxes in the San Juan Island National Historical Park on San Juan Island in Washington state. The foxes aren’t native. They were introduced by settlers in the 1900s to try to thin the numbers of European rabbits that were introduced to the island in the 1890s.
The rabbits aren’t the foxes' first choice for supper. They actually prefer insects, berries and voles. But the berries and voles have been displaced by the rabbits, which have clearcut the prairie with their vast burrows. While patches of flowers and red grasses make the prairie attractive at certain times of year, it’s actually an area of tremendous devastation.
I spent the day watching several young foxes, called kits, rest and play on the prairie. I counted at least eight kits. There are probably more. Shortly before sunset, they started hunting. One fox managed to snag a rabbit’s foot. Several kits gave chase, but it made it to its den to feed.
About 15 minutes later, a red fox caught a rabbit and was carrying it across the meadow. I panned my camera with it to capture the action. Then behind me, I heard the cry of a bald eagle. I turned around and saw it approaching fast. I knew it wanted the rabbit. I intently trained my camera on the fox bracing for a split second of action.
To my surprise, the scene was even more dramatic than I expected. I thought the fox would drop the rabbit, giving the eagle an easy dinner.
Instead, the fox, with its jaw still clenched on the rabbit, inadvertently got snagged by the bald eagle. The eagle lifted the young fox and rabbit into the sky triggering an even more dramatic struggle.
There have been stories of bald eagles taking off with animals as large as young deer, but while they’re strong, they’re not that strong. They can comfortably lift about half their body weight — so about five or six pounds. The young fox and rabbit were likely just beyond that weight.
As you can see from the image sequence below, the kit put up quite a fight, swinging back and forth. The eagle transferred the rabbit to its right talon and eventually let the fox go. The fox fell from enough height to trigger a small dust cloud when it hit the ground.
The whole battle was over in less than 8 seconds.
Don’t worry: the fox was fine. It shook off the encounter and resumed playing with its fellow kits. I took several pictures of it after the ordeal and couldn’t find a single scratch.
From what I’ve been able to research, this was a rare encounter. The managers of San Juan Island National Historical Park are eager to get rid of the rabbits because of their destructive ways and have studied potential predators. While the foxes will go after the rabbits if they can’t find something better, for the park’s eagles, 97 percent of their diet is fish and other birds.












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