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Australia's Golden Brushtail Possum ~ These adorable and rare creatures are an unusual form of the common brushtail possum that get their fluffy golden coats from a genetic mutation that results in low levels of melanin in their skin and fur. They are a rare sight in the wild, being found mostly in small pockets around Tasmania where they have fewer wild predators.
Grevy's Zebra is confined to Ethiopia & Kenya. This Endangered zebra has undergone one of the most substantial range reductions of any African mammal. It is estimated to have declined by more than 50% over the past 18 years. Current population is approximately 750 adult animals. Main reasons for decline are reduction of available water sources,habitat degradation due to overgrazing by domestic livestock, which are also out-competing Grevy's Zebra for access to food, hunting & disease.
I am officially a zoology nerd because while others are pinning this because they think it's pretty and unique...I look at it and think wow, that poor bird is never gonna get any lol (the darker the red, the healthier the male the sexier females find him lol)
Spectacular technical skill displayed here. Great bokeh and rich colors. too many would make the mistake of photographing from the light side when exposing for the shadows gives the wings such beautiful highlights. Beautiful birds on the wing feasting on red berries!