SEPIA PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS has over 2,000 members and over 55,000 photos and videos. 

Top Contributors

Stanley Zimny (Thank You for 35 Million views)DefabledRafael Gomez – http://micamara.estango-roba66

Bagno Steinfurt

dam reflections 1

Intrigued...

dead twigs reflection

Reflecting on the Past//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS has over 5,000 members and over 114,000 photos and videos.

Top Contributors

54StorminWillyGJ54tucker.tterenceJohn SteedmanDiegojackturbguy – pro
Late Summer Morning

Winter

Princes Quay Carpark

Sun pillar

Take a Walk on the Light Side - Street & Urban Spirit

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED — BIRDS — BAHAMA NUTHATCH — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE has over 3,000 members and over 173,000 photos and videos.

 

BAHAMA NUTHATCH

Estimated population:  Two to five individuals

ICUN Status: Critically Endangered

Location: Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas

After declining for decades, the total population of the Bahama Nuthatch was estimated to be 1,800 in 2004. In just three years, subsequent hurricanes destroyed remaining habitat, reducing the number to 23. When Hurricane Matthew struck the island of Grand Bahama in 2016, the nuthatch disappeared, and some feared it was extinct. In 2018, researchers rediscovered the bird. Surveys this year, however, failed to find any birds. ABC is working with a local partner to support ongoing search efforts. The Bahama Nuthatch faces various suspected threats, including habitat destruction and degradation, invasive predatory species, fire, and hurricane damage.

Bahama Nuthatch by Tom Benson.

 The Bahama Nuthatch is closely related to the Brown-headed Nuthatch of the southeastern United States, but can be distinguished by its longer beak, shorter wings, whiter belly, and vocalizations. The bird is only known from native pine forest on Grand Bahama Island, which lies approximately 100 miles off Palm Beach, Fla.

Top Contributors

alexinatempaJohn KocijanskiSARK S-Wl4tsValt3r Rav3ra – DEVOted!
Eurasian blackbird, Turdus merula, Koltrast

industriālo baložu samits / industrial pigeon summit

I gabbiani di Sirmione

Magical Reflections: Monochrome Heron

Fly High

HAWAII IS THE BIRD EXTINCTION CAPITAL OF THE WORLD — PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES has over 7,000 members and over 343,000 photos and videos. 

Since humans arrived, 95 of 142 bird species found nowhere else have become extinct on Hawaii. Thirty-three of Hawaii’s remaining 44 endemic birds are listed under the Endangered Species Act; ten of those have not been seen for decades and are likely extinct.

AKIKIKI A BIRD IN NEED

 ABC’s Hawaii Program has made the conservation of the ‘Akikiki and other forest birds one of its top priorities.

Troubled Times on the Hawaiian Islands:

Mosquito-borne diseases such as avian malaria and avian pox have decimated ‘Akikiki populations. The problem may worsen, as climate change could continue to raise the elevation where mosquitoes can live, further shrinking this bird’s habitat.

Top Contributors

tango-stumbleonl4tsRNRobertMicheline Canal
Windy summer sky

DSCF0795.jpg

Foreshortening of Bergamo Alta

Reflejo del Otoño

Sunset in Buarcos beach. Cabo Mondego, Figueira da Foz

HAWAII’S ENDANGERED PALILA — FLOWERS — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD has over 1,600 members and over 98,000 photos and videos. 

The beautiful, liquid song of the Palila was once thought a sign of rain. Now the distinctive sound is rarely heard.

The Palila and the māmane tree are two of Hawai’i’s many species found nowhere else. The tree is essential to the bird: The Palila’s hooked bill is just right for opening the tough, fibrous seedpods of māmane, the bird’s primary food.

Top Contributors

John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)deta kIn Memoriam: Ecuador Megadiversoorb1806Hugo von Schreck
Emergence of a Memory

The Butterfly's World

Details

Honey Bee Landing On A Burgundy Bee Balm Flower Macro Taken With A Samsung S10 Smartphone 20190812_141159

DSC02525