From @mathieuvandewiele: „Seeing the most beautiful predator in the world in its natural habitat is really something special. Of all the observations of wild animals I ever had, this one was the most relaxing. In total we saw this tigress and her cub for about half an hour. It was heart melting to see how tenderly these two dangerous predators interacted. It seemed as if this little tiger was doing everything to attract the attention of his mother. And he clearly succeeded! Notice how the cubs tail just flops on the ground, such a lack of grace but so dang adorable! 🐾“
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The Arctic is one of the world’s most extraordinary regions famous for its dramatic landscapes, uninhabited valleys and fascinating wildlife. While Spitsbergen is famed the “wildlife capital of the Arctic”, all other regions of the Arctic are also perfect for whale, seal and polar bear watching.
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Jungle animals include some of the worlds largest and most unusual creatures, but just what is a jungle? And what is the difference between a forest, a rain forest and a jungle? 🌳 🐒 The word "forest" basically means an area with a large density of trees. Forests can occur in low or high elevation, can be relatively dry or very rainy, and can be of basically any temperature that still supports tree growth
A mature forest is one that may have very large trees and many species of plants and wildlife such as tropical rain forests, or may be limited in the number of species of both trees and wildlife, such as is the case with the coniferous forests found in the very cold taiga regions of the world.
The term "rain forest" refers to a forest that receives a minimum of about 60 inches of total rainfall a year. There are two types of rainforests, temperate rainforests with moderate temperatures and even some snowfall, or tropical rainforests which occur close to the equator and rarely dip below 60 degrees.
Rain forests are characterized by having such a thick upper canopy of growth, that little sunlight reaches the ground. This means that young trees must be able to grow with limited sunlight, and it also means that the undergrowth in a rain forest is not particularly dense. It is generally easier to walk through a rain forest than a jungle.
The jungle is an area of forest that combines warmer temperatures and dense vegetation. The tree canopy is not as thick in a jungle as it is in a rain forest, allowing sunlight to reach more of the ground.
Vines, shrubs, grasses and moss thrive in the lower third of a jungle making it very difficult to penetrate on foot. Jungles, then, are simply warm forests that are very densely vegetated at the forest floor. And here are some of the jungle animals that live there 📷: @filippo_cesarini 📍: Tumpak Sewu Waterfall)