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Great White Shark Migration

According to a report in BBC Science News’ Great white’s marathon sea trek, conservationists and scientists investigating how far great white sharks migrate, found some of them migrate from South African to Mozambiquan territorial waters. …Ramon Bonfil of the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, US, and colleagues were stunned by the epic journey of […]

Wildlife Photography – Wild Thing, I Think I Love You

Getting to Know You “Are you taking pictures for National Geographic?” A 500mm f4 lens attracts this kind of attention. Brent turned to the woman. “Why? Do you represent them? Are you buying photos for National Geographic?” The man next to us laughed out loud, shattering the quiet at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. “I’m […]

Attract Wild Birds – Bird Supplies, Identification and Success Tips

We love bringing you new sites and information on wildlife and birds, and we found another good site. Attract Wild Birds offers a wide range of wild bird identification information, articles on attracting and feeding wild birds, and all kinds of information for wild bird enthusiasts. One of the greatest treasures on the site is […]

Alaska Wildlife and Scenics

Photographing in Alaska is not just a joy, in many ways, it’s a privilege. So few places are left in the world with easy access to nature, Alaska is very special. There is one main highway that basically circles the state, passing by some of the most beautiful and wild areas left in the world. […]

Meeting a Moose: Head On – Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Alongside the Ice Fields Parkway between Banff and Jasper National Parks lies unique natural depository of pink boulders. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Out in the middle of nowhere: Pink boulders. Seems a passing glacier carrying these huge boulders from one place to another, and decided to drop its load. They sit out in the middle […]

Under the Covers – Camouflage Techniques for Photographing Wildlife

The life of a nature photographer does have its exciting moments, especially when you get under the sheets with your camera. The use of camouflage can make a difference in how close you can get to nature. Many animals are threatened or suspicious of sights, sounds, and smells they don’t recognize. The human form and […]

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Address: P.O. Box 6504 Titusville, FL 32782 Office: (407) 861-0667 Visitor Center: (407) 861-0661 web sites:US Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Refuges Search University of Florida, Wading Birds of Merritt Island EMail:r4rw_fl.mrt @mail.fws.gov Hours: The refuge is only open during daylight hours. Getting There: From I-95: take Exit 80 (SR 406) […]

Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida

Wakodahatchee, Florida Office: PBC Water Utilities Department 2065 Prairie Road West Palm Beach, FL 33406 Phone: (561) 641-3429 Fax: (561) 641-3472 web sites: Birds of Wakodahatchee Virtual Tour of the Wetland Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department Wakodahatchee Official web site Area Vegetation Bird lists: Wakodahatchee Bird List Hours: It is open everyday from dawn […]

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Address: P.O. Box 68 St. Marks, FL 32355 Phone: 850-925-6121 Email:r4rw_smk @mail.fws.gov Web Page:GORP’s info on St. Marks or FWS St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge How to get there: From Tallahassee, FL-363 south to US-98, east on US-98 to Newport, south 3 miles on County Route 59 to the visitor […]

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Complex Address:1 Wildlife Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 Phone: 941-472-1100 Fax: 941-472-4061 E-mail:Julie_Hiller@fws.gov Web page:GORP’s Ding Darling Information How to get there: Drive approximately 15 miles southwest of Ft. Myers, FL, following the signs onto Sanibel Island. Hours: Wildlife Drive open 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM every day except Fridays. […]

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park Address: 40001 State Road 9336 Homestead, FL 33034-6733 Phone: 305-242-7700 Web Page:NPS Everglades National Park or Everglades National Park main site How to get there: By car, the main entrance and Flamingo Visitors Centers can be found by leaving Miami and points north via the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it […]

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Address: P.O. Box 100 Austwell, Texas 77950 Phone: 361/286-3559 Fax: 361/286-3722 Tour Information: For tour information call the Rockport Chamber of Commerce at 800-242-0071 Email:fw2_rw_aransas @fws.gov Web Page:FWS Aransas National Wildlife Refuge How to get there: On the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, the refuge is located 35 miles northeast of […]

Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

In addition to the tens of thousands of birds which migrate through Bosque del Apache in the center of New Mexico each year, over 100,000 varieties of the human species join them. All of the humans are seeking a peek at the more than 300 species of birds, and consider themselves fairly lucky if they […]

Wildlife Ethics – You Are a Guest in Their Home

Parachuting Cats into Borneo In the early 1950′s, the Dayak people in Borneo suffered tragically from malaria and the World Health Organization (WHO) helped them by spraying DDT to kill the mosquitoes which carried the malaria. The mosquitoes died, malaria declined, but there were side effects. Among the first was the fact that the roofs […]

Frogs

Found under a leaf alongside the Sol Duc River of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, this red-legged frog remained patient while Brent moved to within four inches of its nose with a 55mm lens. Red-legged frogs are found along the United States coastal areas near permanent waterways and deep, damp forests. Mostly concentrated along […]