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Mammals

How the Reintroduction of Wolves Helped Save Yellowstone National Park

This is one of a series of four-minute video gems from the BBC, under the heading of ‘The Power of Nature’

“Wolves had been absent from Yellowstone National Park for more than 70 years when they were reintroduced in the 1990s – and their return had some surprising benefits….”

Read more and view: How Wolves Saved Yellowstone National Park (sponsored by Nikon cameras)

Photographer Records an Epic Battle of Two Bobcats in a Tree

Rebecca Sabac had an incredible wildlife sighting recently. While driving down Highway 27 in the Everglades, something caught her attention. Up in a dead tree snag, about 30 feet high, sat a cat. With the kindest intentions, she pulled over to see if the cat needed help. This was no ordinary cat, it was [a] bobcat….

See the photos and read the full article, from the National Wildlife Federation.

Major NAT. GEO. Wildlife Photography Presentation by Paul Nicklen – Buffalo, March 4, 2014

Western New York debut of National Geographic’s “POLAR OBSESSION: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH”

Tickets are $25,  although a VIP package is available for $75 per person and includes a one-hour meet-and-greet with Mr. Nicklen, refreshments, polar-themed gifts and preferred seating.

For details of the speaker and/or to buy tickets, go to http://www.paulnicklen.com/speaking-engagements and scroll down.

Tickets are also obtainable at: https://tickets.bpo.org/public/show.asp

Excerpts from comments about Paul’s photography:

“In each generation of wildlife photographers, a handful emerge as the standard bearers. They show us the natural world in a way we have never seen it before.  Paul Nicklen is just such a photographer.  His images have presented the mysterious underwater world of the frozen deep not as an icy silent landscape but as a rambunctious, lively street scene–think of him as the first underwater ‘street’ photographer.  His photography has brought us right up close to shy albatrosses, swimming polar bears, propelling penguins, massive manatees, and the elusive spirit bear–to name just a few of his subjects.  Paul’s training as a biologist, his  exciting presentation style and his eye-popping photos make every lecture not just an educational evening but an inspirational event for the entire audience.” – M. Mulvihill

“Had a great time. Really enjoyed the presentation! As an avid amateur photographer, Paul’s talk cured me of any desire I ever had to Shoot for National Geographic. The lengths Paul goes to to get his amazing shots are just incredible. Paul dedication to his craft, his passion for the environment and his presentation style made for an evening we will not forget for a long time.…”

In a susequent addition to this topic, on March 2, I have added details of Paul Nicklen’s book ‘BEAR — The Spirit of the Wild’ (click to go to that page) .

The Wolf Renaissance | Conservation | The Earth Times

The Wolf Renaissance | Conservation | The Earth Times.

The recent success of the wolf has been in reaching territories that have been empty for centuries. The American Midwest, Rome, the North Sea coasts of Europe and even Parisian suburbs are within range. Within 30 years population of the grey wolf, Canis lupus has quadrupled. France, Germany, Scandinavia and Italy have the required wilderness areas, whereas the Netherlands, central Scotland and many other urban areas seem unlikely but possible habitats.

Read more at http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/wolf-renaissance/2526/#YP20P5z7VCW8YLOr.99

See more at: http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/wolf-renaissance/2526/#sthash.AMhXtFE2.dpuf