🐠🌴 State Of The Tropics🍍🐒

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Welcome to the Tropics - the most diverse region on Earth! We are an alliance of research institutions working across the world's tropics #wildtropics

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#Repost @sebastiandido
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This species is only found in Colombia and Ecuador and its one of the lizards you can find around the city of Bogota, the Andean anole (Anolis heterodermus). A pretty amazing species due to its color changing behavior and its ability to resist low temperatures while being cold blooded. Its also one of the species from our  @tropicalherping Reptiles of Bogota poster! 
Check our poster here: (http://www.tropicalherping.com/posters.html) 
#stateoftropics #tropicalherping #lizard #bogota #colombia #conservation #reptiles #biodiversity #nature #herping #wildtropics
#Repost @antonsrkn
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An infinity loop snake for #worldsnakeday, this is Imantodes cenchoa, the blunt headed tree snake. It's incredibly skinny body is well adapted for life above the ground as it stretches from branch to branch in the search for lizards to eat. Completely harmless and rather common in the forests of Central and South America.
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#infinityloop #snake #reptiles #snakesifinstagram #snakesofig #imantodes #perú #Nikonnofilter #earthcapture #bbcearth #rainforestalliance #wildtropics #followthefrog #herpsofig #herpetology #scales #macrointhewild #animalsofinstagram #Nikontop #nikon_photography #DiscoverSouthAmerica #snakeday #discoverearth #discoverwildlife #snake🐍 #herping #coldblooded
#Repost @ecuamikephoto
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Another beaut from the western slope of #Ecuador. Those greens and turquoises in the Crimson-rumped Toucanet are mesmerizing! 
@best_birds_of_ig #birdsofinstagram #birdsofecuador #birdlife #birdwatching #toucans #cloudforest #bestbirdshots #nuts_about_birds #wildtropics
#Repost @dieuga
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Happy world snake day 🐍
Snakes play a very important role in the environment and in the food chain. (They are food for birds, mammals and other species) They are also pest controllers (mice, rats and some insects). So please don't kill them :/
🆔 Oxybelis brevirostis - Short-nosed Vine Snake (Bejuquilla ñata)
#worldsnakeday
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#photooftheday #AwesomeEarth #EarthCapture #superhubs_shots  #Instagood  #TravelPhotography #ig_masterpiece #OurPlanetDaily #VisualAmbassadors #NatGeoTravel #NatGeoPhotography #Nikon #ig_shotz #Nature #Photography #ThePhotoSociety #PhotoOfTheDay #earthfocus #places_wow #travelawesome #aroundtheworldpics #bestvacations  #bbctravel #explorenature #wanderlust #travelpics #traveltheworld #wildtropics
#Repost @chienleephotography
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Most people's reaction on seeing a colugo for the first time is pure bewilderment. And for good reason: these strange animals are sufficiently distant from all other mammals that they are placed in their own Order. Most of the day they spend their time sleeping on the trunks of trees, looking like nothing more than a piece of bark. But at nightfall they spring into action and reveal that they are some of the most aerodynamically skilled of all gliding animals. Here a Sunda Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus borneanus) takes a short leap to a nearby tree, despite the heavy weight of a juvenile clinging to her underside. @chienleephotography
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#borneo #colugo #rainforest #nature_perfection #naturephotography #nature #strangecreatures #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #animal #animals #animalplanet #wildlife #wildlife_perfection #animallife #mammal #igscwildlife #wildlifeonearth #wildlifephoto #wildlifeplanet #animalsofinstagram #wildtropics #nocturnal #flyinglemur #allnatureshots #wildlifeplanet
#Repost @samuel_betkowski
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Araçari-banana (Pteroglossus bailloni)

Saffron Toucanet (Pteroglossus bailloni)

#ig_brasil_birds #birds_illife #avesbrasil #naturephotography #birds_private #fowl_waterfowl #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds 
#bird_brilliance #thebirdingsquad
#feather_perfection #birds_adored #birdwatching #bestbirdshots #eye_spy_birds #birdphotography #kings_birds #photoarena_nature
#allmightybirds #bns_birds #ig_discover_birdslife #pocket_birds #best_birds_of_ig #ig_birdwatchers #birdsandblooms #sassy_birds #birds_captures #exclusive_wildlife 
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#Repost @germanprancetti
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colibri cola raqueta #bestbirdshots #birding #birdlife #planetbirds #marvelshots #bird_brilliance #birds_captures #birdextreme #birds_adored #birdsofinstagram  #natgeowild #your_best_birds #talent23 #bestshoot #your_best_bird #live_love_wildlife #bestbirds_of_ig #marvelouz_animals #worldwide_fauna #animal_illife #igmw_alltags #igmw_alltag #planetbirds #birds_private_ #wildtropics
#Repost @ilcp_photographers
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My first encounter with the genus Atelopus (harlequin toads) in the wild was a few days ago with this mating couple of Atelopus limosus. This is a very rare species, endangered by forest loss and fragmentation, water pollution and possibly also chytrid (although low altitude populations can be less affected). You can imagine my excitement about finding not just one individual, but a couple close to a breeding stream! We also eventually found some other individual and even froglets. That place, believe me, it’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth to me. 
Photo by @emanuele_biggi 
#atelopus #panama #conservation #amphibian #hope #wildtropics
#Repost @africanparksnetwork
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With 15 parks under management, we have been working tirelessly to increase our footprint across Africa with our Government partners, to conserve more wilderness, improve community livelihoods and protect the extraordinary wildlife that live there, all for the benefit of current and future generations. And these efforts are being noticed. The @nytimes recently covered our work including our expansion and our model, along with the positive news emerging from Garamba National Park in the DRC. The park had been on a steady downfall for the last few decades: rangers were killed, the elephant population decimated by poachers; marauding armed groups including the Lords Resistance Army wreaking havoc on wildlife and people; and the disappearance of the last northern white rhinos living in the wild. But African Parks assumed management of Garamba in partnership with the ICCN in 2005, and with international support, we’ve managed to turn this grim story around. Our ranger force has not suffered a casualty in the last 12 months and just two elephants have been killed this year, compared to 50 in 2017 and 99 in 2016. In an interview with Chris Torchia from the @apnews, Peter Fearnhead, CEO of African Parks explains the initial challenges we have faced when assuming management of many of the parks to fall under our management: “It was literally, “Here's a park, we've written it off, there's no wildlife left, there's no value, there's no tourism, there's no income for the park ... so you take it”. And that was fine. We needed to prove that we were able to achieve what we were saying, what we believed was possible" Click the link in the bio to read the full story. 📷 David Santiago Garcia. #AfricanParks #Conservation #Wildlife #Garamba #DRC #Rangers #AForceForGood #wildtropics
#Repost @andresnovales_wildlife
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With out a doubt, the craziest and most beautiful snail eater I have seen! 
Juvenile Dipsas indica 
Brazil 
#amazon #frogs #salamander #snakes #reptiles #amphibians #photography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #canon #nature #macro #wideangle #teamcanon #canonusa #canonlatinoamerica #1frame4nature #rainforestalliance #wildtropics #EarthCapture #BBCearth #EarthOnLocation #everydayextinction #natgeolatam
#Repost @ignacio_yufera
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Crested Owl on its daytime roost, Darién province, Panama. #wildtropics
#Repost @jipleermakersphotography
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A common blunthead searching in the thick foliage of the ecuadorian amazon for sleeping anole as a midnight snack.

#wildtropics #wildlifephotography #wild #instaherp #herps #herping #snake #blunthead #nightlife #natgeocreative #macro_ig #macro_spotlight 
@wnfnederland @nature_org @ilcp_photographers