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Seeing double.
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a red squirrel stops for a look on a mossy branch in the netherlands. red squirrel populations across most of europe and into asia aren't threatened in comparison to the uk due to the lack of the invasive grey squirrel.
#earthcapture by @dickvanduijn
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#squirrel #redsquirrel #wildlife #animals #wildlife_seekers #wildphoto #wildlifephotography #bbcearth #netherlands #europe #europeanwildlife #nature #naturelovers #cuteanimals

comment 177 star 30,854 7 hours ago

The sun setting over lofoten, norway. lofoten is an archipelago known for its distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched landscapes. the seas surrounding the coasts are rich in wildlife with fish, dolphins and otters, and puffins line many of the coastal cliffs.
#earthcapture by @aritz_atela
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#norway #sunset #mountains #landscape #landscapephotography #travel #travelphotography #bbcearth #sea #coast #island #travelhappy #thehappynow #colorful #sun #wildlife #nature #naturelovers #nature_brilliance #wonderfulplaces

comment 88 star 19,748 Yesterday

Green-crowned brilliant hummingbirds in cloud forest of costa rica. males and females differ slightly and males can be identified by the bright blue spot on their throats.

#earthcapture by @kedarsbhide
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#birdlovers #birds #birdsofinstagram #best_birds_of_ig #bird_brilliance #nature_brilliance #bbcearth #naturelovers #costarica #southamerica #green #colorful #amazingplaces #wonderfulplaces #beautifulnature #naturephotography #birdphotography #wildlifephotography

comment 190 star 32,965 Yesterday

A curious fox kit in british columbia, canada. fox cubs are incredibly playful with their siblings, using gentle fighting and chasing as practice for hunting and catching prey when they get older.

#earthcapture by @caipriestleyphotography
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#fox #foxcub #foxkit #babyfox #babyanimals #cuteanimals #canada #britishcolumbia #travel #travelphotography #wildlife #wildlifephoto #wildlifephotography #wildlike_seekers #naturelovers #nature #bbcearth #nature_brilliance

comment 119 star 27,681 3 days ago

...and stretch!
a female cheetah takes a morning stretch before the start of another day in masai mara national reserve. these elegant big cats can reach speeds of up to 96kph over short distances thanks to their flexible spine, long legs and semi-retractable claws among other features that make them the perfect sprinters.
#earthcapture by @yswildlifephotography
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#cheetah #bigcat #masai #masaimara #kenya #africa #safari #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildphoto #nature #naturelovers #animals #animallovers #bbcearth #wildlike_seekers #nature_brilliance #mammals #africanwildlife #africananimals

comment 237 star 36,049 4 days ago

The delicate sandstone rock formations in arches national park, utah, such as the double arch (pictured), were carved by thousands of years of erosion.
#earthcapture from @bbc_travel via @robintuck1 .
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#utah #usa #america #geology #rockformations #travelhappy #travelphotography #bbcearth #nature #naturelovers #nature_brilliance #realhappiness #myhappyplace #happyinnature #landscape #landscapephotography #adventureseekers

comment 113 star 20,821 6 days ago

#earthcapture by @cobbcamera
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there are many types of bees, including solitary and eusocial species - those with a queen and caste system. a recent study explored how communication in the family halictidae changes depending on their sociality. it was hypothesised that the social bees would have more complicated communication systems, which makes sense as they organise which bees take care of young, which defend the nest and which look for food.
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bees and many insects, among other methods, use chemicals to communicate. these chemicals are picked up by sensilla, the hair-like structures on their body. the study found that as sociality decreased between species of bee, and even within a species that has both social and solitary forms, the amount of sensilla decreased. this could be due to the fact they no longer need to communicate as effectively, and in such complex ways, so don't need to invest the energy growing the sensors.
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#bees #bee #macro #macrophotography #macrophoto #bbcearth #earthcapture #wildlife #nature #naturelovers #wildlifelovers #insect #wildlifeseekers

comment 116 star 18,006 1 weeks ago

Would you look at those colours! ๐Ÿ˜
as the season changes from summer to autumn in the northern hemisphere, #autumnwatch prepares to take a very special journey to new england in the usa. over the course of a week, they'll be joining some of the best wildlife north america has to offer and follow the stories of some of the incredible people who call the region home. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฟ w/ @bbcspringwatch
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#autumn #colors #usa #america #nature #naturelovers #bbcearth #earthcapture #americanwildlife #newengland #newhampshire #travel #fall #seasons

comment 175 star 31,188 2 weeks ago

#earthcapture by @chriskiddphoto

the stripes of a savannah favourite.
a zebra's stripes are as unique as our fingerprints. many hypotheses have been put forward to explain the evolutionary advantage including confusing predators by motion dazzle and being successful in attracting fewer blood-sucking flies.
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#zebra #animals #africa #southafrica #safari #monochrome #animals #animallovers #nature #naturelovers #wildlife #wildlifephotography #bbcearth #nature_brilliance

comment 87 star 23,802 2 weeks ago

#earthcapture by @andrewcooperbc

the peacock butterfly (aglais io) can be found throughout europe and as far east as japan. the butterfly is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. it therefore often appears quite early in spring.
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#butterfly #beautifulcreatures #bbcearth #nature #naturelovers #wildlife #wildlifephotography #macro #macrophotography #wonderfulplaces #colorful #wildlifeseekers

comment 127 star 26,325 2 weeks ago

#earthcapture by @beediesi
gannets sound a warning call before diving into the water to let other birds below to get out the way. these birds, when properly feeding, can enter the water from a starting height of 30.5m at up to 96kph - that’d hurt if you didn’t move! the birds themselves suffer no injuries when entering the water, as they have special air sacs under the skin in the face and chest areas, which act as shock absorbers.
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#birds #birdsofinstagram #diver #diving #best_birds_of_ig #bird_brilliance #seabird #coast #fishing #animals #wildlife #wildlifeseekers #nature #bbcearth #naturelovers

comment 114 star 24,329 2 weeks ago