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Another beautiful morning in Africa.

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We caught this male royal flycatcher in a mist net one morning. What an incredible head crest!

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A rainbow ameiva tentatively approaches my camera lens.

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This malachite kingfisher frequented Lac 2 in Matsedroy camp–by far the most photographed bird on the lake, it never failed to stun us. This particular day he seemed so poised, and for a split second everything in the frame aligned.

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The gentle crashing of the waves was harmoniously accompanied by the setting of the sun over the island of Marathi in Greece.

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Members of the group learning how to dive for the open water PADI dive qualification just off the coast of Samos in Greece.

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A cloudy winter sunset in Gondwana Reserve, Western Cape.

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In the middle of a hike, we came upon an area of forest where the visibility was really poor due to the clouds – there’s something really beautiful about the way the clouds surround the trees, this shot of the

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This photo was taken not far from Mariarano base camp in Madagascar–there was a group of five sifakas foraging in the trees, and this one heard me snap a twig underfoot and looked straight into the camera–I was captivated by

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A colourful Sally Lightfoot crab on a rock in Tortuga Bay, visited on our first day in the Galapagos Islands, on the second week of the expedition. (can be cropped or zoomed in to get a better view of the

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These friendly clownfish lit up our dive at the saddle, on Hoga island, Indonesia. One of our teachers went up to this curious couple and they started to attack their own reflection in his mask, which did not fail to

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By far one of the prettiest frogs from the expedition. On a night herp walk at base camp we stumbled upon this frog on a tree.

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Sifaka lemur relaxing in the trees near Matsedroy terrestrial camp in Madagascar. Photo was taken in July 2017 on one of the OpWall surveys.

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Adult locust sitting on a tree branch

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Sifaka lemur relaxing in the trees near Matsedroy terrestrial camp in Madagascar. Photo was taken in July 2017 on one of the OpWall surveys.

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This jetty may have been our first steps onto Hoga Island, Indonesia but due to the storm that made our 2-hour boat cruise into an 8-hour treacherous trip, we did not get to take in the incredible views until the

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The matriarch of the Dinokeng game reserve herd, with her GPS collar hanging around her neck

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This is a photo of a herd of zebu in late afternoon on our main zebu road from the the base campsite. I would often have to dodge zebu in my six weeks in Madagascar and they are such a

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Turtle hatchling going out to sea for the first time on the Dominican coast.

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Corals, sponges and sea-fans photographed whilst diving off Roatan Island.

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Plectrohyla dasypus, the Honduran spike-thumb frog. A picture taken in Cosuco National Park, at the outpost “El Danto”. Being endemic, it is a beauty each time one catches a glimpse…

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Damselfly resting on the leaf of a coffee plant in a plantation in Cusuco National Park.

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Transylvanian Farmers collecting their hay

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Picture taken during a breathtaking tropical storm while carrying out a river dolphin survey.

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This photo resumes how I feel about my Mexico trip, how it allowed me to explore new perspectives I would never imagine and how it made me appreciate the work that is happening right now to help the animals among

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Charles the elephant breaking tree branches at the Dinokeng Game Reserve in South Africa.

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Upon capture, this parrot snake (Leoptophis ahaetulla) gapes at the herpetologist to look more menacing. Being a colubrid, it’s through grove its rear fang (visible in the photo) that it delivers its venom. Fortunately it’s just a very mild haemotoxin

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Sleeping under the stars inspired me to take a picture of my friends and counselors. This was one of my first couple tries of long exposure.

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Common Meadow Grasshopper found in Transylvanias beautiful hay meadow

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Image taken in Miljacka Cave, Krka Croatia.

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A typical rainy day in the heart of the Indonesia jungle, provides a mysterious landscape. And at the same time gives life to the forest.

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Image photographed by Krka Lake in Krka National Park.

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Mighty and majestic giraffe surveying his savannah

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Chrysina resplendens, the golden scarab beetle of Honduras. Splendid to find, it gets even more beautiful the more you observe it. As if glistening in the dark, the golden wings inspire the mind. But once you turn it round, this

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One of the most stunning bats I have every encountered on expedition: Rhinolophus philippinensis or Large-Eared Horseshoe Bat. This was second to last day of the expedition, and I had given up hope of finding one. This species of bat

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Zebras spotted on a sunset safari in the Dinokeng Game Reserve in South Africa.

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Whilst travelling round the beautiful shores of the island of Dominica in the Caribbean with Operation Wallacea I happened to capture thus amazing landscape photograph that I am very proud of. It serves as a reminder of the beauty of

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This photo was taken on the pier from a long-term exposure from my phone with my other 3 friends and we accidentally found there was a shooting star pass by.

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A Zebra and Impala drinking peacefully side by side out in the bush in South Africa.

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Two inquisitive elephants welcoming us to Swaziland

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View from the interior of a strangler fig tree in Indonesia rainforest. The constrictions made by the roots of other trees over the years result in the death of the tree in the middle. What remains is an structure of

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A nice photo of a yellow billed hornbil posing for the camera

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A tiny female Three-Toed sloth sleeping peacefully just a couple of metres above the ground.

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During an opportunistic bat mist-netting session at the Mancolona camp, a frugivorous bat was caught alongside its evening ‘catch’. Comparing the size if the fruit the bat was carrying with the actual body size of the bat itself, it’s clear

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Oriole

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Taken during a night survey, on one of our walks at Antafiameva.

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Although common throughout South-east Asia, the Asian Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) is always a remarkable find because of its ability to mimic a jungle vine in both appearance and behavior. This beautiful individual was found by staff members near Bala

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Angel’s chameleon (Furcifer angeli) climbing down a branch to check out the camera

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A surprise encounter with this unfazed and stunning lioness.

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An adult male of Tlalocohyla loquax in Dos Naciones aguada.

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A Paradise Flycatcher ~ taken during a bird survey.

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A Yellow-Billed Hornbill staring up into the clear, blue South African sky.

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While on the expedition, our trip to the elementary school in Mahajanga was canceled, as the children were taking their national exams. So instead, we took a tour of the local village. Our first stop was this strong, young mother.

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on our last game transect in Dinokang we were fortunate enough to find a group of four elderly buffalo, and this one was staring right at me and held the pose for a good couple of minutes

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The endless neck at the end of the day.

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Photo taken during one of our mist netting surveys at Matsedroy.

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The Amazon River reflects the Flooded Forest

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This photo was taken during my first week on Hoga. The sunsets on the island often forced us to abandon our Reef Survey Techniques lectures for a few minutes to watch the sun go down!

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Sharing a seat with a Caterpillar while staying in Hormiguero, Mexico.

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bird weighing in the field

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Giraffe Morph Frog

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This photo was taken on my way back to my bungalow on Hoga. I saw this crab 3 times which carried 3 different kinds of “house” on its back and this one hurt me the most with a dirty plastic

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Whilst on a trek through part of the dominican rainforest looking for Anoles I also managed to capture this amazing image of a rather large grasshopper. In fact this very grasshopper was the cure for my chronic fear of insects!

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This new flying frog species, distinguished by its solid yellow color and larger body size (Rhacophorus cf. edentulus nov.), was found perched next to a stream during a nighttime herpetofauna survey on expedition in Indonesia.

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The African sun setting behind the Lebombo mountain range and a tall Acacia tortilis (Umbrella thorn tree). Forming the most incredible yellow-orange sky.

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Lion siblings

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Mutualism at it’s finest

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This frog was found on the banks of a river, during a night-time amphibian survey. It is one of the four species in Cusuco National Park that the herpetology team survey, for the amphibian disease Chytridiomycosis.

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Having caught a variety of different butterflies, one didn’t want to leave. This lead to many great shots of it chilling on a branch.

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Photo of a bromeliad in Cusuco as the sun was going down. Entered it again as i did not have the correct filename format in the original entry

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6th form student releasing bird after mist net survey in Croatia

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A closely knit group of Foliose Coral grows on the slope of a reef off the Bao Bao Coastline, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Taken the last morning of our expedition at Balule in South Africa when we went on an early morning survey

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Snorkelling in Natewa Bay in Fiji was an incredible experience made all the better for the presence of these little guys. No taller than a finger nail, I couldn’t believe how much cuteness had been crammed inside such a small

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Spotted this while eating lunch on our first day of the expedition

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A female leaf-nosed snake (Langaha pseudoalluaudi), which is currently being reclassified as a new species, reaching towards the sky

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Curious Pink River Dolphin captured breaching in the Amazon River.

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While the marine life kept our attention during the day, the beautiful sunsets each night gave us a chance to breathe and reflect on why we were there.

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Three days from the end of the South Africa expedition, we went to search for the lions on the reserve. It was incredible to find them and such a memorable experience. They were so relaxed! This is a photo of

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A beetle that landed don me on the way to the campfire

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Whilst on a tour of a mangrove forrest on the coast of Dominica on my last day of the expedition I managed to capture this rare photograph of a Humming bird taking a quick break from humming on a nearby

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Asiphephe (left) & Camo engaging in affiliative body contact behaviour and trunk interlocking. A beautiful sight to witness as these two massive beasts show nothing but love and respect for one another. Photo taken: 27.07.17.

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This photo was taken after a day at Snake Island, Indonesia. Though the currents were rough and the sky was overcast, we had such an amazing dive.

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Great Tit release after successfully bird-ringing it, Transylvania, Romania, July 2016

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The Copan Brook Frog (Duellmanohyla soralia) is co-endemic to NW Honduras and NW Guatemala. It inhabits vegetation overhanging fast flowing streams where you usually find relatively large congregations of these animals. This fact made the life of the herpetologists a

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A young Brown Capuchin male enjoying the sun’s warmth, curiously observes us as the rest of his troop scatters around him

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One of my favourite photos out of the 2 5000 that I took during the expedition… 🙂

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Spotted while snorkeling in a Mexican cenote

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Photo taken in the village of St. Martin on the last day of expedition.

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A leaf-tailed gecko ~ taken during a herp session.

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This is a Madagascar Ground Boa (Acrantophis madagascariensis). He was actually found in our kitchen to our Malagasy staffs dismay! Some of them were very brave though and did get closer once we explained that he wouldn’t hurt

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Sunset from the beach of Hoga Island

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underwater photo of a sea urchin whilst snorkeling in Natewa Bay, FIJI

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Madagascar landscape between Anntanarivo and Mahajanga

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Majestic waterbuck at Gondwana Game Reserve

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This is a giraffe we encountered one day who was sucking on a bone (which is filled with calcium)

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A dazzle of zebras, just curious at the sight of a strange vehicle, full of urbanised humans.

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In Madagascar we visited a lemur park where I managed to capture this picture of a Sifaka lemur

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Two of my favourite pictures from a great expedition

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butterfly survey

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bird release

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i sat and watched the monkeys at the beach wander close to us and steal food from both people and the trash, i photographed her as she ate an apple and happen to get her with her tongue out.

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The first picture is 18m under during our diving expedition in the Galapagos Islands. The turtle glided right underneath me and even knocked my camera as it passed. 100% the best experience of my life.

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dominican native anole smiling for the camera

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This image contains the essency of my favorites moments at Mexico: diving into a different world and swimming with turtles, rays, fish. That was definitely something I will never forget.

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A spider monkey is keeping watch as it’s group feeds at a Ramon tree. Surrounding the Calakmul ruins there is a high density of fruiting trees which supports the many groups of spider monkeys in the reserve. Tracking these monkeys

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Another one of my favourites. 🙂 Giraffes are such magnificent creatures, I still can’t get over it.

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Spotted perching on a rock during a cenote dive

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Olive Whip Snake (Chironius fuscus) coiled up asleep on a leaf

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This picture was taken during our canoe ride to our camp in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest. The plant life was absolutely unforgettable.

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Another of my pair of photos

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a smiley giraffe!

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beautiful elephant

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this was one of the better days of my expedition. We were hiking through narrow paths and dense vegetation in Tanzania’s jungle.Suddenly, we saw this incredible grasshopper crossing the path just in fornt of our eyes. I’ve never seen again

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Simple photo of a bird sitting on a tree.

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We found this beautiful snake on a survey, where we were actually looking for the Madagascan Hognose rather than boas!

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Madagascar Bridge Crossing

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We journeyed across the reserve to watch the sun set across the plains. I took this photo because to me it captures the sight and sense of adventure which ignites our lives.

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Me holding a chameleon in Matsedroy.

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Sunset from beach on Hoga Island

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Sunset on the way back from a survey in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

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This is a photo of a village we past during our 15 hour long trip from the forest camp to the marine camp.

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The split moment of the stillness of a dragonfly, in the sacred springs of the locals of Tanzania.

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underwater photo of a hermit crab whilst snorkeling in Natewa Bay, FIJI

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A carpet of moss covering the forest floor in Transylvania, Romania, July 2016

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Dawn in the Mahamavo dry forest of Madagascar

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fluorescent Hypsiboas Punctatus frog

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Just don’t sit directly under one, falling coconuts hurt.

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A “macro” photo taken during the Vegetation Day in Santa Cruz, Galapagos.

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Growth on a tree trunk in honduras.

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Three Sifaka lemurs in the Mahamovo dry forest near Matsedroy camp

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Me and my best friend on our first survey of the trip.

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