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سایت بدون – در اینجا 50 عکس خیره کننده که توسط عکاسان درجه یک از حیوانات در زیستگاه طبیعی خود گرفته شده است را می بینید هم زیبایی طبیعت را حس کنید و هم هنر عکاسان را تحسین کنید

Slide 2 of 51: This cute bushy-tailed bear is only distantly related to the giant pandas native to China. The sole member of the Ailuridae family, the red panda is found in the Eastern Himalayas, where it uses its signature ringed tail for balance and warmth at high altitudes. Much like giant pandas, they love bamboo and are quite shy and solitary—except during mating season!
Slide 3 of 51: Did you know mountain gorillas share about 98% of our DNA? These eerily human primates are one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. Native to Africa, these gentle giants are generally shy and will only become aggressive if provoked. Sadly, the species is considered endangered, with only about 600 remaining on earth.
Slide 4 of 51: Wild chinchillas are native to the Andes Mountains of South America. These small, mouse-like critters live in colonies called herds for protection against predators and are happiest at rocky, high altitudes. Widely poached for their warm, luxurious fur, wild chinchillas are classified as endangered.
Slide 5 of 51: Look at those jaws! The Nile crocodile is Africa’s largest crocodilian. Found in rivers, freshwater marshes, and swampland, this massive reptile can reach six metres (19 ft. 8 in.) long and weigh up to 750 kilograms (1,650 pounds). While the Nile croc’s diet mainly consists of fish, it has been known to sink its teeth into unsuspecting mammals that cross its path.
Slide 6 of 51: The cuddly koala is one of Australia’s biggest nappers, spending up to 18 hours a day dozing in tree nooks. When it does wake up from its deep slumber, it feasts on eucalyptus leaves, sometimes eating over one kilogram (two pounds) a day! These plump marsupials have a few unique traits, including six opposable thumbs and a surprising downward-facing pouch.
Slide 7 of 51: The red kangaroo, the world’s largest marsupial, lives in Australia’s deserts and grasslands. Their powerful hind legs allow them to reach incredible speeds and jump up to two metres (six feet) high. Newborn red kangaroos, called joeys, spend the first two months of their lives snug in their mother’s pouch.
Slide 8 of 51: Grey seals live along both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean, with nearly half the population found around the British coast. These spotted mammals might look clumsy on land, but their torpedo-shaped bodies make them agile swimmers! Grey seals prefer temperate to subarctic waters and seek out remote, rocky habitats to mate and birth their adorable pups.
Slide 9 of 51: This spotted feline is an ocelot, a nocturnal predator found in the South American rainforests and parts of the United States. About twice the size of a housecat, ocelots are incredible hunters, both on the ground and in the trees. Unlike most cats, they aren’t afraid of a little water and are quite good swimmers.
Slide 10 of 51: These bottlenose dolphins look like they’re having a whale of a time!
In fact, bottlenose dolphins are actually a type of toothed whale, as are porpoises, killer whales, beluga whales, and narwhals, among other species. Characterized by their bottle-shaped snout, these smiley swimmers are found in warm and temperate seas around the world.
Slide 11 of 51: The majestic red fox, or Vulpes vulpes, belongs to the Canidae family, which also includes domestic dogs, coyotes, and grey wolves. Found in many parts of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, the red fox has a thick furry tail that it uses like a blanket to keep warm in cold weather.
Slide 12 of 51: It won’t be long before this little one grows up to be a formidable hunter, just like its mom.

The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah can reach a speed of 110 kilometres (68 miles) per hour in just over three seconds. This incredible speed is due to its slender body, long limbs and tail, and extremely flexible spine that helps it achieve a stride length of seven metres (23 feet).

Slide 13 of 51: Although it’s known as the killer whale, the orca is actually the largest member of the dolphin family. Some fully-grown males measure more than 10 metres (33 feet) long and weigh about 9,800 kilograms (almost 10 metric tons)!  
These highly intelligent marine mammals live in pods of up to 50 family members, passing essential knowledge about hunting, feeding, socializing, and migration routes down from one generation to the next.
Slide 14 of 51: Delicate-looking monarch butterflies have a maximum lifespan of just six to eight months, but during that time, millions of them fly thousands of miles from their summer homes in the United States and Canada all the way to Mexico to roost for the winter.
Their distinctive orange, white, and black wings serve an important purpose, warding off predators by signalling to them that the butterfly is poisonous.
Slide 15 of 51: The graceful avocet uses its long curved beak to catch aquatic invertebrates as it wades through shallow wetlands, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Found in many parts of the United States, most of these black and white birds migrate to the coast or to the valleys of California for the winter.
Slide 16 of 51: The great blue heron’s distinctive characteristics are its lovely blue-grey plumage, long legs, and slow movements that belie its ability to quickly strike prey when the opportunity arises. These impressive birds feed on fish in marshes across the United States and Canada.

Slide 17 of 51: These adorable marine mammals’ favourite foods include sea grass, mangrove leaves, and algae. According to Smithsonian.com, manatees consume 10 per cent of their body weight in plants every day! If their big snout and wrinkled grey skin remind you of an elephant, it’s because the two species evolved from the same land animals more than 50 million years ago.
Slide 18 of 51: This show-stopping bird is the scarlet ibis, found in the mangrove swamps, shallow lakes, and other wetlands in northern South America. Its vibrant red colouring comes from the carotene in the crustaceans that make up its diet.
Slide 19 of 51: Originating in the Shetland Isles off the northeast coast of Scotland, where it was used as a pack animal, the Shetland pony is known for its hardiness and strength despite its small size. Having adapted to the cold climate of its homeland, this pony’s most prominent features are its beautiful shaggy coat and thick mane.
Slide 20 of 51: What’s the difference between a rabbit and a hare? They both belong to the Leporidae family, but hares are typically larger and have longer ears and hind feet. Found in most parts of North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, these herbivores make their homes in open spaces such as prairies, whereas rabbits prefer to burrow near trees and shrubs.
Slide 21 of 51: Baby lions are known as cubs, whelps, or lionets. They look cute and innocent enough, but once fully grown, these cubs will weigh between 120 and 230 kilograms (265 to 500 pounds), depending on the sex. The adult lion’s size is not the only fearsome thing about it; the male’s roar can be heard as far as eight kilometres (five miles) away!
Slide 23 of 51: It may seem like these two camels are admiring the sunset over the mountains of the Sinai Desert, but it’s more likely they’re just resting after a long day of trekking. A domesticated camel can cover 50 to 60 km (31 to 37 mi) in a day and run as fast as 65 km/h (40 mph) if needed. Capable of drinking a huge amount of water at once, it can survive on its reserves for more than eight days.
Since 2002, the wild camel has been in critical danger of extinction, with only 1,000 left in the world.
Slide 24 of 51: The Arctic fox is an animal whose colour adapts to the surrounding environment. Its fur, white as snow in winter, takes on brown or grey hues when spring arrives. Despite being able to survive temperatures as low as -50 degrees C (-58 degrees F), it often struggles to find sufficient food in the winter. When prey is scarce, it follows the tracks of polar bears and feeds on the leftover scraps from their kills.
Slide 25 of 51: This mammal, photographed in an African national park, can measure up to six metres (19 ft. 8 in.) tall and weigh up to two tonnes (4,400 lb.). The length of its neck allows it to eat foliage that is far out of the reach of other animals.
The giraffe faces multiple threats, such as habitat loss, climate change, and population fragmentation.
Slide 26 of 51: A herbivorous mammal, the wildebeest grazes all day long. Herds, numbering in the thousands, migrate at the end of the rainy season to reach more humid regions in Kenya. Pictured is a migrating herd of wildebeest crossing the Mara River.
Slide 27 of 51: This lynx isn’t joking around! The lynx is a predator that prefers hare, but can also feed on rodents and birds. Rather sedentary and solitary, it moves mostly to find food.
The lynx is found across most of Canada except for western coastal British Columbia and the southern central and northernmost regions of the country.
Slide 28 of 51: All small animals are cute, but have you ever seen anything more adorable than a baby chimpanzee? The chimpanzee is a social primate who sleeps at night in the trees for safety. According to primatologists, this highly intelligent species can use a number of different tools, from sticks and rocks to pieces of bark—not surprising since the chimpanzee and the human share 98 per cent of their genes.
Slide 29 of 51: King of the Antarctic!
Rather sedentary, the king penguin lives near the sea in colonies numbering in the thousands. The chicks have thick, brown down that changes colour with age. By age one, they are almost as big as an adult.
Slide 30 of 51: The only monkey living in a natural state in Europe, the Barbary macaque, also known as a magot, is an endangered species. This monkey is a plantigrade, which means that it walks on the soles of its feet. It feeds mostly on fruit and leaves, but bulbs and mushrooms can also do the trick.
Slide 31 of 51: Highly social, as evidenced by this beautiful photo, the elephant is the largest land animal on earth. Unfortunately, the survival of the species is in grave danger. This majestic mammal has been hunted for years for its tusks, despite a ban on ivory trade implemented in 1989. According to the World Animal Foundation, tens of thousands of elephants are killed every year for their ivory—which amounts to one killed every 15 minutes.
 Today, only 40,000 to 50,000 elephants remain in Asia and 415,000 in Africa.
Slide 32 of 51: Here’s a bird you don’t want to track you! At home in Canada’s Far North, the snowy owl spends much of its time perched, scanning its territory in search of prey.
A lack of food in certain regions can put the snowy owl in danger, but it can travel long distances to find food. Technology and human activity, such power lines and cars, are its biggest threat. Luckily, hunting snowy owls is prohibited in all parts of Canada.
Slide 33 of 51: Having arrived with the first Scandinavian settlers, the Icelandic horse is a small, robust species that is particularly well adapted to the Icelandic climate. Good thing, because in Iceland, the horses stay outside all year round!
Slide 34 of 51: Like the great primates, the parrot is an intelligent animal and the only one that can mimic human language. Have you ever noticed that its feet are divided? Two of its claws point to the front, and two others to the rear, helping it grip branches and hold objects more easily.
Slide 35 of 51: Who says zebras are docile? Curiously, the zebra has never been domesticated—it’s neither interested in humans, nor the comforts that a “master” could bring it.
This social equid lives in herds and feeds on herbs, reeds, leaves, and grass. Although it hasn’t been proven, scientists believe that its stripes trick the eyes of its predators, especially when a herd begins to run.

Slide 36 of 51: This eagle is so jealous of what the other one is eating that it’s trying to steal its prey. But the aggressiveness of the scene is somewhat softened by the poetic snowflakes lightly falling around them.
The eagle is a predator that is so fast and agile that few of its prey can escape. There are more than 50 species of eagles throughout the world. Have you been lucky enough to spot one?
Slide 37 of 51: For the humpback whale, the distance between Alaska and Hawaii is but a stone’s throw. Capable of covering up to 25,000 km (16,000 mi) in a single year, the humpback whale is one of the largest animals on the planet. This giant of the sea feeds mainly on krill and small fish—it hunts by surrounding them with bubbles and then eats them in one gulp.
Fishing gear, toxic spills, and ships pose serious threats to this cetacean. If you go whale watching, be sure to respect regulations regarding safe distances to keep.
Slide 38 of 51: This magnificent bison, a resident of Yellowstone National Park in the United States, is one of 350,000 to 400,000 plains bison left in North America. This huge bovid, which feeds almost exclusively on grass and sedge, is considered near threatened.
Slide 39 of 51: The deer, a peaceful and reserved animal, typically lives in the woods and feeds mainly on soft vegetation. No matter the species, the male has horns that fall off and grow back each year. These horns allow it to defend itself from predators and from other males during fights.
Slide 40 of 51: This beautiful, determined lioness lives in Tsavo West National Park in Kenya.
Faster and lighter than lions, the lioness is a hunter without equal. Unlike other large felines, it doesn’t isolate itself to raise its young, but prefers to stay with the pride.
Lions are becoming increasingly rare—it is estimated that fewer than 30,000 individuals remain in the wild in Africa.
Slide 41 of 51: Talk about a close-up! The Highland cow, originally from Scotland, is a strong bovine species that can live in very cold climates, thanks to its double coat. No need to bring this beast inside for the winter.
Slide 42 of 51: This beautiful wolf looks like it’s spotted some prey! Did you know that a wolf can run up to 60 km/h (37 mph)? This large canine, in addition to being fast and agile, can survive in very cold climates. It lives and hunts in packs with elaborate social behaviour.
Slide 43 of 51: There’s something so peaceful about a picture of a swimming turtle. A bit awkward when it walks, but majestic when it swims, the sea turtle has a shell that, contrary to popular belief, is made of leather, not scales. Solitary animals, turtles only gather on beaches to nest.
Many species of sea turtle are threatened, in part, by predators, the destruction of nesting grounds, and pollution. Tragically, turtles are often killed by accidentally ingesting plastic bags, thinking they are jellyfish.
Slide 44 of 51: Why does the manta ray leap out of the water? Perhaps it’s trying to get rid of parasites or make a courtship display—scientists still don’t know, but they’re actively trying to find out.
What is known is that the manta ray (or Mobula) can reach a span of five metres (16 ft. 5 in.) and weigh more than a tonne (2,200 lb.).
Slide 45 of 51: In a few weeks, this adorable boarlet will lose its cute stripes and become a red wild boar, then turn brown. Like its peers, it feeds on fruit, grains, bulbs, roots, and other foods found on or under the ground.
The wild boar has no predators except man, and raising and hunting them is permitted in many countries.
Slide 46 of 51: The grizzly has the distinction of being a carnivore that mainly feeds on vegetables and salmon when it migrates. Found primarily in North America, it maintains a certain distance from man, its only predator.
Slide 47 of 51: Found in the wild in many Latin American countries, the llama was domesticated for its meat, fur, and companionship, and can now be found as far away as Australia.
And yes, it’s true that the llama spits—it’s one of the ways it expresses itself! That said, it probably shouldn’t spit on humans.
Slide 48 of 51: Endemic to South and Central America, the blue morpho butterfly has surprising wings—the top is a striking blue, while the underside is brown and spotted, serving as camouflage. The lifespan of this small, fragile insect rarely exceeds 120 days, and the survival of the species is severely threatened by deforestation.
Slide 49 of 51: Have you ever noticed that sheep have a horizontal pupil? They aren’t the only ones—frogs, snakes, and goats also have them. This kind of pupil increases the animal’s field of vision and lets them see their surroundings better, making it easier for them to spot their predators.
Slide 50 of 51: The wolverine roams in wooded and mountainous regions, far from man. And that’s a good thing because it gives off an odour worthy of its nickname: skunk bear. The wolverine can be very ferocious and even repel a bear that has become too insistent.
Agricultural and environmental disturbances have made this small mammal vulnerable, and the survival of the species depends largely on the preservation of its wild habitat.
Slide 51 of 51: With 95 per cent found in the Russian Far East, the Siberian tiger is a solitary feline that isn’t afraid of hunting large prey, like wapiti, elk, or buffalo.
These magnificent cats are seriously threatened by poaching and habitat loss. Fewer than 500 individuals remain in the wild.

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