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6 of the World’s Longest-Lived Animals

Some creatures can get remarkably long in the tooth. Here are some of the most elderly known.

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #58

Tits, “Jacobins”, king-fishers, kites, skimmers, woodcreepers, oystercatchers, nightjars and flycatchers… Sounds like types of people or utensils used to eat wild foods. These amazing wild bird photographs, the first of 2014, are world-class and represent everything the Wild Bird Trust seeks to protect for future generations – the freedom, beauty and security of birds in…

Message From a 50-Year-Old Flamingo

On Wednesday 13th February 2013, a British tourist, Nick Armour, recovered a dead flamingo bearing a metal ring near Lake Bogoria (Kenya). This lesser flamingo (Hoenicopterus minor) was described as looking very old and the ring number confirmed an age of 50 years! This flamingo was a messenger from the past, the product of a…

10 Ways National Geographic Has Changed the World

National Geographic magazine’s 125th anniversary issue is out on newsstands this month. As we take a look back at our legacy so far, here are just a few of the ways that National Geographic has changed the world.

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful effects. A great example of this is National Geographic’s “The Great Nature Project”. This…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #46

Every week we are amazed by the ingenuity and passion required to capture the thousands of amazing wild bird photographs submitted by hundreds of photographers as pat of the Wild Bird Revolution. This is one of the most colorful and magical collections of wild bird photographs ever compiled. The photographers responsible for these stunning photographs…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #40

“A celebration of bird in flight” This photograph of a bald eagle and heron flying in perfect formation shows us why we should all want to be birds… The eagle is chasing the heron away from a nest with eggs, but still manages to do this with grace and power. If the policies we use…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #35

Birds make us notice the little details and take the time to really appreciate nature. They have been doing it for millions of years and we have a lot to learn from them. There are many small treasures in the collection of wild bird photographs submitted by passionate photographers around the world. I cannot imagine…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #34

Birds living successfully in the wild are a perfect representation of the freedom, balance and spontaneous creativity of our natural world. Flight is the obvious adaptation when given hundreds of millions of years to evolve and change. It seems the longer a lineage lives successfully on earth, the more likely it is to take to…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #33

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Here are the best wild bird photographs submitted over the festive season as part of the Wild Bird Revolution! It took us a very long time to go through the hundreds of amazing submissions…  Birds are the theme song of the wilderness announcing their presence every morning and evening, filling the world…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #26

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Special Edition: Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs by Art Wolfe ©

Art Wolfe is an accomplished American photographer, television host, conservationist, photography teacher and artist. He is most notably known for his color photographs of wildlife, nature and cultures. He has travelled the world in search of the beauty within, above, below, around, between and anywhere he could point a camera lens. Although not his focus…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #21

Join the Wild Bird Revolution! Be the first to introduce your friends, family and colleagues to the freedom and splendor of birds in the wild! Close-up and at high resolution. The vibrant colors, fine feathers, glinting eyes are all crystal clear. Advances in digital photography have given us the opportunity to capture the beauty and freedom of…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #14

Advances in digital photography have given us the opportunity to capture the beauty and freedom of birds in the wild like never before. In January 2011, the Wild Bird Trust set up a Facebook page with the intention of celebrating free flight and birds in the wild from around the world. Here are the “Top 25 Wild…

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #7

Advances in digital photography have given us the opportunity to capture the beauty and freedom of birds in the wild like never before. In January 2011, the Wild Bird Trust set up a Facebook page with the intention of celebrating free flight and birds in the wild from around the world. Here are the “Top 25 Wild…