I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here is a jag chasing after a caiman it hoped was going to be his food for the next couple of days. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina.
My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world.
Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves.
National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out more about Build a Boma and other ways to become involved to save big cats!
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You Dropped Something! | Photograph by Suyash Mehta @suyyashmehta
Your Shot photographer Suyash Mehta gained a souvenir from a passing eagle in Satara, India: a long feather. India is home to nearly two dozen eagle species.
This weekend we’re showcasing Your Shot photos selected for August’s Photo of the Day collection on natgeo.com. #pod#yourshot#adventure#travel#india#feather#eaglefeather
Golden Hills | Photograph by Hannah Overeem @hannahdovereem
Your Shot photographer Hannah Overeem captured this shot of her dog, Badger, an Australian cattle dog, in the grassy hills of Chino Hills, California. She writes that the contrast of the golden field and blue-and-white sky give this image a “surreal” look.
This weekend we’re showcasing Your Shot photos selected for August’s Photo of the Day collection on natgeo.com. #landscape#pod#yourshot#field#goldenfield#cattledog#dog#nature#california
Sandy Oasis | Photograph by Matthew Wade @sightgeist_media
Anguilla, a British territory in the Caribbean, is a nation of tranquility, but Sandy Island takes it to another level. This speck of sand in the bright blue waters is constantly reshaped by the ocean and weather, and visitors to the cay are encouraged to make reservations. Your Shot photographer Matthew Wade captured this shot using a drone.
This weekend we’re showcasing Your Shot photos selected for August’s Photo of the Day collection on natgeo.com. #pod#yourshot#caribbean#sandyisland#ocean#dronephotography#island#drone#aerial#anguilla#british_west_indies