The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey (raptor) in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head. The Peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high-speed dive), making it the fastest bird in the world and the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV program, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph). As is typical of bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are sexually dimorphic, with females being considerably larger than males. According to one study, it has the fastest visual processing speed of any animal tested so far, and can register discrete changes up to 129 Hz or cycles per second. As an analogy, film is a series of still images projected onto a screen. Those still images need to be changing at roughly 25 frames per second before humans see them as fluid and no longer as individual, discrete pictures. The film would have to be refreshing at 129 frames per second before peregrine falcons stopped seeing flashing, still images and started seeing fluid motion.
Haber encontrado esta pareja de Guacamayas🦜me hizo el día, el año y la vida. Verlas y quedarme sentado debajo de ellas, escuchando como "platicaban y se enamoraban" es algo que no tiene comparación. Valieron la pena las garrapatas. Yo estaba así 😍. Selva Lacandona, Chiapas, México 🇲🇽
A young male leopard left on his own, waits patiently for his mother’s return.
Despite their dependence on their mother for the early months of their life, leopard cubs don’t always stay where their mother leaves them. They are prone to exploring, playing, and even trying to hunt squirrels or lizards - which can mean they end up far away from where their mother might expect to find them!
A dream frame of Cheetah !! Whenever I see a dead tree in the Savannah, I used to imagine the frame with Cheetah on it. Finally I got the same during my last visit to Masai Mara.
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I went out early in the morning to the nearby lake while the sun was still straggling to rise up in the sky, and i found myself in front of this Great Egret in full breeding plumage as it was feeding on the lake fish..
With this 3 pictures I want to show the breeding plumage and fish hunting action.
Hiking Volcano Acatenango rewarded us with some of the most fascinating views that we have ever seen. Por eso se llama Fuego🔥! This is why it's called Fire! Fuego has erupted more than 60 times since 1524, making it Central America's historically most active volcano. It was one of the greatest light shows, I've ever experienced! Earthquakes & active volcanos are my humble reminders- "Nature doesn't need people, people need Nature" quote by Julie Roberts in Mother Nature. The 2nd picture is when you hear the KaBOOOM sound and the rocks and lava catapults into the night sky. In the last picture, Fuego is silent again and lava softly glides down the mountain and a small eruption will begin again in about 40 minutes. If an hour or so passes without an eruption, you know to expect a larger one, soon.
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Acatenango is not for the faint hearted; it was the hardest climb I’ve ever done! You don’t know how much potential your body has until it’s out of its comfort zone. Arriving at base camp was pure bliss with the full moon’s reflections off the white clouds. We could see Antigua and Guatemala City lights. We were in a surreal setting camping on a volcano, watching another volcano erupt, so high the clouds cushioned out below us. As soon as the sun started to set it tinted the clouds glorious shades of orange, pink and red. We started to see glowing lava spill from the volcano Fuego’s tip. As it got darker the lava became more noticable, fizzing and crackling every time more ash erupted into the darkening sky. It was magical ❤️
Moskus o buey almizclero (Ovibos moschatus), también llamado de forma menos frecuente toro almizclero, es una especie de mamífero artiodáctilo de la familia Bovidae. No se reconocen subespecies. A pesar de su fuerte parecido externo con los bovinos (es un caso de convergencia evolutiva), los bueyes almizcleros pertenecen a la subfamilia Caprinae, la misma en la que se incluyen las cabras y ovejas. (Fuente: Wikipedia). #narvik#norway#norge#moskus#natgeowild#natgeowildlife