Wild Life

Yellow Swallowtail

Close shot of rare butterfly on the mountaints near to lake Grada in Italy

#100mm 2.8  #animal  #black  #butterflz  #flower  #grass  #green  #summer  #swallow  #tail  #yellow

Giant Caterpillar

Marco shot of a caterpillar found close to a hiking trail in the tirolean alps.

#caterpillar

Family

A herd of elephants walking together with calves and young ones. Timbavati Nature Reserve.

#bush  #calve  #elephant  #family  #feeding  #female  #herd  #hole  #lake  #landscape  #nature  #reserve  #south africa  #timbavati  #trees  #water  #wild

Magnificent Rooster

Glowing rooster seen in national park Bavarian forest (Bayerischer Wald)

Thrilled to fly

Dragonfly shot in the mountains above Alassio in Liguria. The hills along a trail were populated by hundreds of these beautiful insects, which were using the warm upstream and rich vegetation to rest.

#closeup  #dragon  #dragonfly  #fly  #flying  #green  #insect  #plant  #resting  #steady  #vegetation  #wings  #yellow

Exciting Peacock

Peacock trying to attract nearby birds and potential partners with shaking feathers providing this appealing focus on its head and main body

#blue  #peacock  #peacock-eyed  #shaking  #turqoise

Considerate

Leopard carefully observing its environment in Thornybush, South Africa

#africa  #animal  #bush  #cat  #eyes  #face  #game drive  #head  #leopard  #reserve  #safari  #south  #spots  #thornybush  #white  #wild  #yellow

Istanbul's Cat Culture

A lively city with a rich set of relaxed cats.

#animal  #cat  #city  #istanbul  #lazy  #lively  #lovely  #relaxing

Checkerboard Butterfly

Hairy Beast

Fierce Lizard

Sand lizard got disturbed while taking a sunbath close to malestiger Mittagskogel, Faak am See, Austria

#alps  #faak am see  #lake  #lizard  #mittagskogel  #mountains  #peak  #sand  #sun

Beetle Spring Fever

Hairy beetles (Cetoniinae) pairing on flower. Be aware of adult-animal content. Shot in garden, where these beetles seem to love sitting and eating from Leucanthemum.

#100mm 2.8  #beetle  #cetoniinae  #flower  #hairy  #leucanthemum  #macro  #mating  #pairing  #spring

Grasshopper's joy

Grasshopper enjoying the last shine of the evening sun at a blossom.

#100mm 2.8  #bug  #flower  #gomphocerinae  #grasshopper  #insect  #leucanthemum  #macro  #relaxing  #spring  #sun

Hirsute bug

bug sitting on hairy blossom, found in swamp near Staffelsee, Bavaria

#animal  #bug  #closeup  #flower  #green  #insect  #macro  #suborder heteroptera  #wanze

Teasing the master

Dog enjoying beach life in Conemara, Ireland while waiting for its master to throw the ball.

Curious squirrel

Squirrel following a heron at the California coast at Morro bay.

#animals  #bay  #bestofmarch  #bird  #california  #canon  #coast  #curiosity  #fur  #gray heron  #hair  #heron  #mammal  #morro  #pacific  #rock  #scrub  #spring  #squirrel  #water

Curiosity vs laziness

In a housing for hyenas, several mothers and their puppys congregate. While one of the mothers takes care of the kids during the day, the others are searching for food for the family. Seen in Timbavati Nature Reserve.

#africa  #animal  #brown  #curious  #dog  #familiy  #female  #fur  #hoedspruit  #house  #hyena  #lazy  #mother  #nature  #play  #puppy  #reserve  #south  #timbavati  #wild  #young

Focused elegance

Curious rock thrush, picture taken close to Gordons Bay in South Africa. The chat was searching for food close to the Atlantic coast.

#animal  #bettys bay  #bird  #blue  #brown  #cape town  #chat  #closeup  #coast  #common  #eye  #feathers  #gordons bay  #head  #macro  #monticola saxatilis  #rock  #rufous-tailed  #south africa  #steinrötel  #thrush

Gazing wild

Pangalin in Timbavati nature reserve in South Africa. These animals, covered with sharp scales, are mostly nocturnal and are rare to find in nature reserves and national parks.

#brown  #bush  #claw  #eyes  #keratin  #look  #mammal  #nature  #nocturnal  #nose  #orange  #pangolin  #pholidota  #plate-like  #plates  #red  #reserve  #scales  #scaly anteaters  #sharp  #south africa  #timbavati  #trenggiling