• 4 Big Horn Rams in a huddle east side of Elk Refuge,Jackson Hole, Wyo., Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Category: Mammals)
      © Wiebe Gortmaker
    • Endangered Greater Adjutant storks gather atop the towering garbage located in the Boragaon landfill, India. The sprawling landfill has the largest year-round population of endangered Greater Adjutants in the world. Mostly ignored, the rarest storks on our planet are now classified as an EDGE species, meaning they're close to extinction. Attracting many scavenger species, the landfill encroaches upon Deepor Beel wetland resulting in pollution, habitat destruction and wildlife deaths through toxic seepage. Once covering 4,000ha, the wetland has shrunk to an alarming 500ha. As of 2016, the IUCN estimated only 800-1200 Greater Adjutants were left in existence. , The Boragaon Landfill located in Guwahati, India (Category: Conservation)
      © Carla Rhodes
    • New housing developments and building trash encroach upon Sandhill Crane nesting grounds., Venice, Florida (Category: Conservation)
      © Claudia Daniels
    • Splash of Color, Great Blue Heron , Florence, Wisconsin (Category: Altered Reality)
      © Lisa Jansen
    • Rialto Beach Sunset. The sun breaks through an opening beneath a layer of clouds for just a brief moment. , Olympic Peninsula, Washington (Category: Scapes)
      © Don Larkin
    • Blue-green algae bloom surrounds a yellow-crowned night heron standing on a concrete breakwater in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain. The algae bloom has been attributed to changes in the lake's salinity from the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, which diverted high volumes of fresh Mississippi River water into the usually brackish lake. Following heavy rains and snowmelt in the Mississippi River Valley, the river remained near or at flood-stage for months, causing the Army Corp of Engineers to open the spillway twice in one year, a first in its history, to prevent flooding in southern communities. , Lake Pontchartrain, Mandeville, Louisiana (Category: Conservation)
      © Elizabeth Acevedo
    • This work of the Kamokuna lava ocean entry was shot on 1/2/17 the after a large portion of the newly created ocean front collapsed. The water was steaming all around us., The big island of Hawaii (Category: Scapes)
      © Naona Wallin

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