Photo credit: Sea Mammal Research Unit The Hooded Seal, Cystophora cristata, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This species gets its name from the striking nasal appendage found on adult males. Hooded Seals live at high latitudes in the North Atlantic, where they breed on drifting pack […]
Tattoo by Hayley Lakeman.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6Lm89uuCs0] About this video, Alex Hofford says: “Hong Kong shark fin traders regularly block the city’s sidewalks with stinky shark fins, causing not only an obstruction to pedestrians, but also a deep inconvenience to our oceans.” Photo credit: Alex Hofford At his website, he writes: “Imagine what this scene would look like if the bodies […]
“Cheeeeeeeeeese!” Photo credit: Antoni Emchowicz
Photo credit: Sheng-Shan Lu The Karkloof Blue, Orachrysops ariadne, is classified as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. It is confined to a very special type of habitat, wood’s indigo, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. While it lays its eggs on the host plant, the larva grows up in association with […]
Tattoo by Boris.
Tattoo by Phil Garcia.
“Out of the Grass, Into the Stripes” Photo credit: Shazaad Kasmani
Photo credit: Francesco Rovero The Grey-faced Sengi (also called Grey-faced Elephant Shrew), Rhynchocyon udzungwensis, is listed as ‘VULNERABLE’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This unusual mammal is endemic to the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, where it was discovered in 2005 and described in 2008. Currently, the most significant threat to the […]
Due to the hostile nature of Congo’s war-ravaged lands, the number of remaining Bonobos apes is one that is hard to pinpoint, and as a result there is no true approximation of their population size today. We are aware of one major fact, however. These creatures are endangered and their numbers are only decreasing. Multiple threats […]
“The Lion and the Thorn” Photo credit: Karin Vermaak Heroux
Photo credit: Fondation IGF/G, Roques Rogery The Scimitar-horned Oryx, Oryx dammah, is listed as ‘EXTINCT IN THE WILD’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Named for its magnificently curved horns, it was once widespread all around the Sahara desert, on the northern fringe, and in the Sahel zone from the Atlantic […]
Tattoo by Don (owner) at Art in Motion.