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Fifth post of the #Wildlife Week #Reintroduction Series.

Day 5 – Return of the #Barasingha to #Satpura #Tiger Reserve !!!

Swamp Deer commonly known as Barasingha have three subspecies, Wetland Barasingha, Hardground Barasingha and Eastern Barasingha.
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Once #swamp #deer inhabited areas from Central India to the Godavari river in the south. Currently, they are found in five discrete populations in 3 regions of central, north-east and northern India.
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Before the 1950s, the number of Hard ground Barasingha was estimated to be around 3,000 in Banjar Valley of Kanha National Park (KNP). However, by the 1960s the number had dwindled to a meagre 66 due to expansion of #agricultural activities into barasingha habitats...
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Fourth post in the #WildlifeWeek series. Today’s post is more of a #reviving one than #reintroduction.

Day 4 – Return of the #bandits to #Chambal !

The Red Crowned Roofed #turtle is a #species of #freshwater turtle endemic to South #Asia.
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Historically the species was widespread in the #Ganga River, both in #India and #Bangladesh. Extirpated from most of its former range but currently it has dwindled a last surviving population of less than 500 adult individuals in the #wild.
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Their population reduced drastically due to depredation of eggs and hatchlings by Golden #jackals, #habitat degradation due to #pollution and illegal sand mining in the floodplains. They are also extensively #poached for their meat and shell.
3/9
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Third post in the #WildlifeWeek series.

Day 3 - #Rhino resurgence in the #Terai !!

The Greater One-Horned #Rhinoceros is the second largest #mammal in #India after the #Elephant. Its distribution once ranged from the flood plains of the Indus to the Indo-Burmese border.
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However the loss of #grassland #habitat resulted in only a small population remaining in North East India and #Nepal.The species was totally extirpated from the Indian Terai in the 19th century, with the last rhino there being shot in the #Pilibhit Forest Division in 1878.
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Following this extirpation, #Dudhwa National Park was surveyed for its habitat suitability for the species and finally in 1984, the Addl. CWLW U.P was tasked to capture 6 rhinos from the #Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, #Assam by tranquilizing them.
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#WildlifeWeek is here. This week I will be sharing 7 #positive wildlife reintroduction stories from around the country. One story for each day. A small thread.
Day 1 - The return of Gaur in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve !!!
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#Gaur the largest #bovine in peninsular #India, was previously found in three discreet populations in Southern India (Western Ghats and #Nilgiri plateau), Central India (#Vidarbha, southern MP, #Chhattisgarh and Eastern ghats in #Odisha) and North-East India.
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Gaur were historically found in #Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in small numbers. There were around 30-35 Gaur in BTR in the early 1990s, which had dwindled to just one individual in 1996 and zero in 1998.
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🚨⚠️ #H5N1 #biodiversity #Bird #birdphotography #pandemic Avian Influenza spreading into species not typically affected & has spillover into 🦊 foxes. @pen_is_mighty @pewtergod @listopara2022 @SoilEcon @Msmariablack @Blueoceanarctic @NancyNoCo24

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1/“More than 300 outbreaks have been reported in UK seabird colonies & dozens of coastal sites have closed to the public. The Farne Islands are home to 200,000 seabirds, including Arctic terns, Atlantic puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes & razorbills MORE
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#Thread. #Wildlifephotography. I hope this thread puts a lot of doubts to rest & gives everyone an insight in simple non photographic language of what goes in making a decent wildlife photo (tried my best) .
Its not really a long thread😉
Enjoy the photos too.
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So lets get going-
'Know your camera' as well as you know the capabilities of your fingers. The camera is an extension of yourself & has to do what your mind wants it to do. It has to react fast. Very fast! Action packed moments in the wild last just for a few seconds.
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If you’re not deeply familiar with the settings of your camera or the capabilities of your chosen lens, you‘ll either miss the shot or ruin the images you do manage to capture. Believe me thats a very bad memory to carry out of the wilderness. A lost shot is gone for ever.
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The sumptuous male cardinal in the ravine Thursday in @CentralParkNYC was strictly grab-n-go, but he was a repeat customer. First he perused the menu. 1/10 #BirdTwitter #birdphotography #wildlifephotography #BirdsSeenIn2022 #birdcpp #birdcpnyc #biodivercity
Then he had a quick bite 2/10
Next he psyched me out 3/10
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A #thread on #wildlifephotography for beginners.

I hope this helps someone pursue one of the most enjoyable, thrilling & by far d most difficult forms of photography.

Do share & please please do read for fun! 🙏

BTW this photo won me the All India Tiger Photography Award.
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Equipment- Now before I start on this, ‘I would like to tell you that please don’t go over board on spending lakhs of hard earned rupees before you have understood the basics of using a DSLR.’
Picking the right camera in your budget is much harder than it might appear.
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Fast auto-focus, sturdy, and a fast burst are something you need to check in the body. ISO capability is also key as wildlife has only one source of light-The Sun.

More amount of money you spend, more the capabilities of the camera will be. But don’t go over board.
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¹Hello! Your friendly birder here introducing you to another cool grp of birds
MOUSEBIRDS!
¹Red-faced Mousebird
²Speckled Mousebird
This is 2 of the 3 in southern Africa
Like their name, they have cool similarities with mice. They hang out in grps clamoring on trees like mice..
²they are grey with long tails, a crest and short legs adapted for tree crawling. If you watch them on trees, get do look like mice🐀
There are 6 spp of Mousebird & all are confined to Africa. They are evolutionary distinct & special (someone can add here)
³they eat a wide variety but mostly fruit. They like to huddle together to keep warm. From time to time, you can see them on tree tops seemingly basking in the sun.
Cool fact: they bask in the sun with their bellies facing out to help with digestion...fermantative digestion 😉
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#Wildlife | 18 hilarious winners of this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

@ComedyWildlife

#wildlifephotography #nature #animals
@ComedyWildlife Highly Commended: Andy Parkinson captured two bear cubs play-fighting in "Let's Dance."

@ComedyWildlife

#wildlifephotography #nature #animals
@ComedyWildlife Highly Commended: A mudskipper appears to have an audience in "See Who Jumps High" by Chu Han Lin.

@ComedyWildlife

#wildlifephotography #nature #animals
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A #thread on #wildlifephotography for beginners was pending for long. So finally I penned it down.

I hope this helps someone pursue one of the most enjoyable, thrilling and by far the most difficult forms of photography.

Do share & please please do read. 😀🙏
Equipment- Now before I start on this, ‘I would like to tell you that please don’t go over board on spending lakhs of hard earned rupees before you have understood the basics of using a DSLR.’
Picking the right camera in your budget is much harder than it might appear.
Fast auto-focus, sturdy, and a fast burst are something you need to check in the body. ISO capability is also key as wildlife has only one source of light-The Sun.

More amount of money you spend, more the capabilities of the camera will be. But don’t go over board.
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1. Life is so delicate.

We conquered the planet and that gives us a responsibility to preserve all species.

Enjoy this thread on beautiful, delicate life.

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#nature #wildlife #biodiversity #NaturePhotography #science #photography #videos
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2. Our responsibility to preserve all forms of life is a theme you can read about in The Planet newsletter.

Subscribe to The Planet and start your day with stories about the beauty of nature, or threats like climate change.

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3. All forms of life are fragile, but some are even more so. 🐦

#birds #wildlifephotography #environment #beauty #parenting
(The wasp photo in previous tweet was from a tweet by @raymond_LLM)

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(1/…) Right now, somewhere on this planet, is someone
- showing #kindness
- enjoying spectaculair #nature
- taking #climateaction

You can read those stories in The Planet newsletter.

And somewhere these whales are swimming.

What a wonderful world!
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It needs growth in annual subscribtions or email sign ups to make this initiative successful.

I hope to get ten more today.

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(3/…) These designers used five tons of plastic ocean waste to create a whale.

#whales #oceans #plasticpollution #sustainability #wildlife via @ArtForOurPlanet

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Wasps have generally earned themselves a bad reputation. But despite their occasional aggression, these insects play an important role in the ecosystem. #wasp #wildlifephotography #wildlife
There are over 7,000 wasp species living in the UK, comprising a huge variety of solitary and social species. The majority are parasitoids, which have young that eat insects or spiders alive. However, the most commonly seen wasps are the black and yellow social species.
Colonies of social wasps are considered annoying pests - they often nest in manmade structures and deal out painful stings if you get too close. Yet despite our grievances, the ecosystem actually relies on these underappreciated insects.
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This PhD student from #Kerala wants to show the world that there is more to Indian #wildlife than just tigers and elephants

businessinsider.in/science/enviro…

By @Kavitamajumdar
@Kavitamajumdar Sandeep Das realised that he needed to take up photography to help present his findings to a scientific community to prove the unusual sightings of the rare and exotic birds he spotted. He began as a novice shooting pictures, randomly.

#Wildlife #wildlifephotography
@Kavitamajumdar His key area of interest remains amphibians and, to some extent, reptiles. They essentially share the same ecosystem, and both are primarily nocturnal. So, if you study one, you are bound to bump into the other frequently.

#Wildlife #wildlifephotography
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* A thread on lessons I learnt from #wildlife & #nature *

Took to #photography a while ago & have learnt so much along the way.
Wish to share a few lessons via this thread . Hope you all like it ! :))

#NaturePhotography
#WildlifeWeek
#wildlifephotography
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"Normal is an illusion .
What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly".

Thereby meaning Context is everything . It is context that influences our thoughts & thereby the decision making. Hence one cannot generalise things for it is all subjective to many factors.
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Metamorphosis

This photo juxtaposes the beautiful transition from a caterpillar to the butterfly.
We all need to go through periods of isolation & emerge from our cocoon with our own strength in order to become something in life.
Too much of help & we shall crumble
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I wasn't in touch with him. I hadn't spoken to him in decades. But his elder brother & me were good friends for long though even we didn't meet often. His memory goes back to our school & college days - 1973 to 1980 or so. He was then around 13 yrs old. He was unique even then.
With some friends he had what was called Harry's house. For us though a couple of years older it was like a Enid Blyton fantasy but at whole new level. Reason ? They had snakes which they caught & kept in glass cages. To avoid accidental snake bite in the night their bed was hung
over 2 wooden beams just below the roof & that's where they slept. He & his friends were #wildlife enthusiasts & for us in those days it was both bizarre & exciting & for the parents exasperating. I still remember one day during engineering exams we were about to enter the room
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A thread on Sunbirds of India.
1. Purple Rumped, 2. Crimson, 3. Purple and 4. The rarest - Olive backed, from andamans.
Show yours?

#sunbird #nature #india #natgeo #birdphotography #birding #wildlifephotography ImageImageImageImage
Some more sunbird pics from archives... ImageImageImageImage
@tweetsvirat we are still missing Gould's, Fire tailed, and Ruby cheeked sunbird in here.. help help...
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About climbing my 1st 14er, campaigning for @PeteButtigieg at 14,000ft, finding community with strangers, an electrifying moment, and the biggest surprise of my life!
We arrived at the #MtEvans trailhead around 7:30am, the peak was lost in fast moving clouds. #14er
Mt Evans magnets & shirts don't lie, the GOATS! So awesome.
We had goats greet us at the trailhead, we kept our distance &
ogled them with delight. #14ers
#OhWhataBeautifulMorning
#TeamPete, I brought my @playmobil #minime & a #Pete2020 banner for some inspiring photos exploring #AmericatheBeautiful.
#SummitLake parking lot, with another 2,00-odd ft to ascend to the peak of #MtEvans, a #14er that I can see from my house, SE of Denver!
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