The Zebra loach (Botia striata) is very common under human care yet highly endangered in the wild. It is only found in hilly streams in the Western Ghats, India and is threatened by loss and pollution of its habitat.

The Zebra loach (Botia striata) is very common under human care yet highly endangered in the wild. It is only found in hilly streams in the Western Ghats, India and is threatened by loss and pollution of its habitat.

Close-up portrait of an Harlequin filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris). This species is dependant on Acropora corals for its food which makes it highly vulnerable to extinction with the destruction of coral reefs by pollution and climate change amongst other factors.

Close-up portrait of an Harlequin filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris). This species is dependant on Acropora corals for its food which makes it highly vulnerable to extinction with the destruction of coral reefs by pollution and climate change amongst other factors.

For once, it’s not about one animal but several… each of these coral colonies is forming a pretty healthy coral reef. Unfortunately, if we don’t take urgent measures to stop climate change, pollution and other consequences of human activities, these will soon be a blast from the past…

For once, it’s not about one animal but several… each of these coral colonies is forming a pretty healthy coral reef. Unfortunately, if we don’t take urgent measures to stop climate change, pollution and other consequences of human activities, these… Continue Reading

Here is one of the smallest turtle species, the spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) from the eastern half of USA. It is endangered by loss of habitat and other kinds of disturbances such as pollution of waterways. It is protected by law but its populations are still declining.

Here is one of the smallest turtle species, the spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) from the eastern half of USA. It is endangered by loss of habitat and other kinds of disturbances such as pollution of waterways. It is protected by… Continue Reading

White sturgeons (Acipenser transmontanus) are smaller than many other sturgeons but have been overexploited by the caviar industry. Luckily, they are still numerous in the wild and now farmed for caviar which allows to better protect wild ones despite of pollution and hydroelectric schemes.

White sturgeons (Acipenser transmontanus) are smaller than many other sturgeons but have been overexploited by the caviar industry. Luckily, they are still numerous in the wild and now farmed for caviar which allows to better protect wild ones despite of… Continue Reading

A close up of an adult Chinese crocodile lizard (Shinisaurus crocodilurus). This species only lives around small submontane forest streams in South China. It is highly endangered by water pollution and illegal capture.

A close up of an adult Chinese crocodile lizard (Shinisaurus crocodilurus). This species only lives around small submontane forest streams in South China. It is highly endangered by water pollution and illegal capture.

Milky Way at sunset…. the light pollution bouncing off the clouds gave a sunset feel to this Astro shot taken on Sony a7 for 20 seconds 28mm f2 iso 12800 Taken in Tasmania Australia 🇦🇺

Milky Way at sunset…. the light pollution bouncing off the clouds gave a sunset feel to this Astro shot taken on Sony a7 for 20 seconds 28mm f2 iso 12800 Taken in Tasmania Australia 🇦🇺

I had a lot of fun capturing this 4 image Milky Way pano at Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. This method of shooting yielded detail of the galactic core, but it also enhanced the glow of light pollution on the horizon. [OC][2048×1358]

I had a lot of fun capturing this 4 image Milky Way pano at Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. This method of shooting yielded detail of the galactic core, but it also enhanced the glow of light pollution on the… Continue Reading