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With the Bolivian skies above and their reflection below, the salt flats of Uyuni can make you feel like you're floating through space 🌠b
It's been another busy week at Pol Veterinary Services! Don't miss an all-new episode of #DrPol, tonight at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD.
Will the red ants be fooled by this incredible disguise? #HiddenWondersOfEurope
Once you visit Affection Section, you'll never want to leave! Watch an all-new #MagicOfDAK, tonight at 10/9c on @NatGeoTV, now streaming on @DisneyPlus.
#ExtraordinaryBirder Christian Cooper has extraordinary wisdom about the power of representation: "It changes people's perception when they see someone like them doing something... it becomes possible for them to imagine themselves doing it." #BlackHistoryMonth @ReimagineTmrw
#DrPol's prescription for these calves is a hearty meal!
This past summer I was able to photograph and film a polar bear family feasting on a carcass that had washed up on the shore in Svalbard. One of the cubs was particularly aggressive, even with mom vocalizing while he tried to gorge himself on whale blubber. 3/4
Then there is summer, the fasting season when the absence of ice pushes the bears onto dry land, where food can be scarce. Their diet is low in protein during this time, consisting mainly of bird eggs and kelp. Occasionally they may find a whale carcass on the beach. 2/4
Video by @daisygilardini / Polar bears’ lives are broken into two seasons. The first is winter, the feasting season when bears hunt seals while roaming the pack ice. 1/4
Minnie's sprain is causing pain, but soon she'll be right as rain 🐎#DrPollM
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #pegnuing #kingpenguin #falklandIslands #malvinas #conservation 4/4
It’s extremely challenging to get it right because penguins’ shiny belly feathers are extremely reflective, and it’s all too easy to “burn out” the whites and lose all the detail as a result. I usually underexpose the flash by 1 stop, to avoid too much contrast. 3/4
One stormy morning at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), the light suddenly dropped dramatically and the sky turned black with menacing clouds. I love dramatic skies, so I decided to try a bit of fill flash with these penguins. 2/4
Photo by @daisygilardini / I’m not a big fan of flash as a rule but occasionally, when really necessary, I’ll use it for a bit of fill. I always pay attention to the animal’s reaction though, and if I see any negative impact I’ll immediately stop and look for an alternative. 1/4
📸 2 of 3: A view of the snow-covered peaks of the Olympic Mountains (National Geographic Image Collection/Sam Abell) 📸 3 of 3: A baby glacier advances into a jade-green crater lake (National Geographic Image Collection/Dr. Gilbert H. Grosvenor)
The great outdoors is calling 🗻 📸 1 of 3: A view of Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak (National Geographic Image Collection/George F. Mobleyxe
Don't worry, they're only practicing 🥊#HostilePlanettS
Meet the incredible creatures that call Discovery Island home. Get to know them in the all-new #MagicOfDAK episode, Friday at 10/9c on @NatGeoTV, now streaming on @DisneyPlus.
Photo by @daisygilardini / A grizzly bear looks for salmon along the riverbank during an early fall snowstorm in British Columbia’s Interior. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #grizzlybear #britishcolumbia #conservation
Check out my new book ‘Icebergs to Iguanas’ featuring my National Geographic assignments in my bio link. #lions #natgeowild #bigcat #serengeti #lionking #lioness 3/3
If more than one female is receptive, then there is an even greater risk of conflict with other males. 2/3
Photo @jasonedwardsng - Male lions face a fraught time when females in the pride are in oestrus. They have to chaperone the lioness and keep rival and potentially more powerful males at bay, risking injury and death. 1/3
A little bit of pampering is just what the doctor ordered to help Matilda's painful foot! Catch The Incredible #DrPol to follow her recovery, tonight at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD.
From baby rhinos to fledgling flamingos, catch them all in the new episode of #MagicOfDAK, tonight at 10/9c on @NatGeoTV, now streaming on @DisneyPlus.
Video by @daisygilardini / A group of young common mergansers fight for the right to feed on a big fish. Adult males are able to swallow a fish as long as 12 inches in one go. These young are training for that for sure! #britishcolumbia #birdphotography #merganser #wildlifevideo
This is quite the family reunion 🦁#BornInAfricaao
There's nothing sweeter than seeing this mama cow meet her baby for the first time 🐮#DrPollV
With six more weeks of winter coming, we might need another coat ❄️ Head to on.natgeo.com/3HSp5ZV to learn more about the little mammals behind #GroundhogDay.
Who’s got the northern lights on their bucket list? ✋
What they lack in size, these purple martins make up for in volume! Check out the all-new #MagicOfDAK, Friday at 10/9c on National Geographic, now streaming on @DisneyPlus.
With the help of artificial intelligence and experts in linguistics, robotics, machine learning, and camera engineering, scientists hope to understand what sperm whales are talking about on.natgeo.com/3WPr6ua
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Play fight among cubs is an extremely important part of a bear's life! It allows them to learn and build up the self-confidence necessary to live alone in the wilderness. 2/3
Photo by @daisygilardini / Don’t dare. Two grizzly bear siblings play rough while following mama fishing in the river. 1/3
Unfortunately for this poor pup, cherry eye isn't as sweet as it sounds! #DrPol
With a predator in fast pursuit, can this penguin make it to safety? #HostilePlanet
They use their whiskers to guide movement, look for food and explore the world around them. Basically, they use their whiskers the way we humans use our fingertips. In this instance, the young sea lion was trying to figure out my camera dome by extending his whiskers. (2/3)
Photo by @daisygilardini / A close encounter with a young Galapagos sea lion. Sea lions have thick, long whiskers, but their looks can be deceiving. Their whiskers are some of the most sensitive in the animal kingdom. (1/3)
Eebi, Tammy, and Cleo are living their best lives in Disney's Animal Kingdom ✨ Catch an all-new episode of #MagicOfDAK, Friday at 10/9c on National Geographic, now streaming on @DisneyPlus.
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Video by Russell MacLaughlin @russ_wildlife // Contrasts of the Namib Desert. A place that is unexpectedly full of life as the giraffe walks among the sand dunes of the Hoanib Valley. Follow me @russ_wildlife for moments like these in the wilderness. #wilderness
It's Robyn's job to brain-train the aging lions of Disney's Animal Kingdom, and sometimes that leads to some truly inspired ideas. Catch an all-new episode of #MagicOfDAK, tonight at 10/9c on National Geographic, now streaming on @DisneyPlus.
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Also known as a puma, mountain lion, and catamount, the cougar has the widest range of any land mammal in the Western Hemisphere and can be found in a diverse range of habitats throughout the Americas on.natgeo.com/3XIgD54
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Fluffy isn't looking too sharp 🦔 Fortunately,@DrPoll's treatment is exactly what she needs! Catch an all-new episode of#DrPoll tomorrow at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD.U
Not every patient is enthusiastic about their treatment, but @DrPol doesn't give up that easily 🐴#DrPollZ
They may be a little boisterous, but these brothers always have each others' backs! Catch the all-new episode of #MagicOfDAK, tomorrow at 10/9c on National Geographic, now streaming on @DisneyPlus.
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Polar bears have long necks for swimming and for catching seals through breathing holes in the ice. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #canada #manitoba #polarbear #conservation 3/3
Polar bears’ ears and tails are small, to avoid unnecessary heat dispersal. Their paws are huge, allowing them to walk on thin ice. Their black footpads are covered by papillae which, coupled with their long claws, act as a crampon effect, gripping the ice while walking. 2/3
Photo by @daisygilardini / Polar bears evolved to live in the cold. Two layers of fur — one of which has hollow hair — black skin, and a thick layer of fat protect them from frigid temperatures. 1/3
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