The two sisters, One Eye and Bright Eyes, howling at dusk to reconnect with the rest of their family. Their howls can be heard from over 5 miles away and allows them to communicate vast distances with the rest of the heir pack. #KingdomOfTheWhiteWolf airs tonight at 8/7c. | Photograph by @ronan_donovan
Photo @jasonedwardsng We all like to believe we’re performing to the best of our ability but the reality is often quite different. Lion like all cats, are induced ovulators. The female does not pass an egg unless she is mating repeatedly. The barbs on the males genitals triggers the process when the female is in oestrus. .
However there’s a catch, the male Lion must mate with the female repeatedly up to 260x in twenty four hours whilst also keeping other males at bay. This is exhausting and dangerous work, and if more than one female is receptive then its staggeringly difficult. .
Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. .
Video by Ronan Donovan @ronan_donovan // What do you think of wild wolves? Should they be allowed to roam freely, as they have for millennia, or should they be allowed only in those far reaching wilderness areas where humans rarely venture? If you’re curious about wolves and wilderness, I’d like to share with you a new three-part special event premiering this Sunday, August 25, from 8-11pm ET, on Nat Geo WILD. Come join me as I travel to the High Arctic, to a landscape uninhabited by humans, in pursuit of the legendary white wolf. These wolves have never been hunted, they are fearless and free, offering a chance to learn more about this mysterious social predator.
Directed by Tony Gerber @tgerber63 and filmed by Luke Padgett @severalpictures and Ronan Donovan @ronan_donovan
Kingdom of the White Wolf // A new three-part special event premieres Sunday, August 25, from 8-11pm ET on Nat Geo WILD National Geographic explorer and photographer Ronan Donovan @ronan_donovan travels to the High Arctic, to a landscape uninhabited by humans, in pursuit of the legendary white wolf. These wolves have never been hunted, they are fearless and free, offering a chance to learn more about this mysterious social predator. Directed by Tony Gerber @tgerber63 and filmed by Luke Padgett @severalpictures and Ronan Donovan @ronan_donovan
Video 🎥 by @alexbraczkowski and @luke_ochse
Leon, a young 3 year-old lion peers out from the branches of an African caper bush. With few large trees available in their territory, lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda will look for shade anywhere they can, including bushes with spiny branches or even thick euphorbia (cactus-like) trees. With temperatures regularly exceeding 95 degrees in this equatorial savanna, anyone can feel for the lions 🦁 follow @alexbraczkowski for more shots and facts about big cats around the world 🌍 🐆
Photos by @CristinaMittermeier // When I was diving in the Galapagos, surrounded by a healthy ecosystem full of sharks, sea turtles and fish, I couldn’t help but feel disheartened by the fact that we humans kill more than 11,000 sharks every single hour. As awful as that number is, the good news is that if we act together, we have the power to #protectsharks. Learn how you can get involved and take action for sharks today by following @CristinaMittermeier and @SeaLegacy.#worthmorealive#sharks#oceanlover
Video @filipe_deandrade // Sea Turtle nesting season is picking up in Costa Rica. On around 10 beaches world wide, Sea Turtles come together by the tens of thousands in a synchronized nesting event known as the "Arribada." Costa Rica is home to two of those beaches. The world is a better place with Sea Turtles in our oceans. You can help them by cutting down on single use plastics and not using white lights on nesting beaches. Spread the word wildlife warriors. Follow @filipe_deandrade for more wildlife adventures.
@sandesh_kadur & @robin_darius capture an intimate shot of the widest ranging canid in the world - the Red Fox 🦊. This incredible animal is also one of the most widely distributed Carnivore in the world. It’s also the largest amongst the True foxes and its adaptability has earned it a slot in the “worlds 100 most invasive species “ list after it was introduced and adapted well in Australia. .
This video show while on assignment for @natgeowild shows the interdependence of this canine with the apex feline of the Western Himalaya - the Snow Leopard
Follow us @sandesh_kadur & @robin_darius as we travel the Indian landscape for more unusual perspectives of #wildindia
Watch for our upcoming series on #wildcatsofindia#comingsoon only on @natgeo#felisfilms#wildindia#wildladakh