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Portraits of Animals on the Brink of Extinction

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posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 04:53 PM
An amazing collection of photographs by Tim Flach -- some of animals I've never seen before. No explanations needed for this post; enjoy the 6 photos I'm linking here and click the link to see all 32.

My Modern Met

What's your favorite one?

Did you know Sea Angels existed? What about that Star Wars looking Saiga?

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 05:00 PM
a reply to: Kharron

Familiar with most of these except most of the monkeys and apes. I have just never been all that into primates. I know most people think they're cute and funny, but I've just never seen it.

Of course, the ones like the gorilla, chimp, and the proboscis monkey I knew. I've seen the tamarin picture before. And everyone has seen lemurs. So I did know about those even if I couldn't nail down specific species.

Saiga are vulnerable mainly because they have a funny way of pulling off mysterious mass deaths for no easily discernible reason.

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 05:02 PM
a reply to: Kharron

I am envious of his photography skills, first off...

Secondly, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures!

To me, the Hyacinth McCaw is an easy favorite. I think I am going to find a framed photograph of that one for the den.

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 05:06 PM
I am horrified by the devastation mankind is inflicting on the natural world. It's a sad sign of the times and an terrible legacy we are leaving for the future generations.

While people concentrate on the bigger animals, usually mammals, we must remember the smaller.

In the UK there are some critically endangered animals, such as:

- the beautiful Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
- the odd myth-laden Wart-biter Cricket
- the specialist Cosnard’s Net-winged Beetle
- the V Moth

Not to mention the once common hedgehog and the turtle dove. Perversely, the water vole had been driven to the brink by American mink that were originally released by animal rights protesters! Nice move, guys.

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 05:10 PM
That photography is off the chain good. Almost better than real life!
I hope they can be saved from extinction.

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 05:28 PM
I like the Panda because he looks like he is running for office.

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 05:28 PM
Double Post
edit on 30-9-2018 by watchandwait410 because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 05:51 PM

originally posted by: watchandwait410
I like the Panda because he looks like he is running for office.

I like the panda too, but I like the other one better -- the one from behind.

Looks like he's sitting like a boss and looking at the mountains and then you see the corner of the room and realize he's staring at a painted wall -- and still chilling like a boss.

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 06:33 PM
And yet, in just a few weeks research, scientists have discovered dozens of new species of spider in........Australia of course.

Brand new ones, they never knew about before....

There is still life out there, on planet Earth, that we dont even know about.....spiders, worms, bigfoot....etc.

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 06:49 PM
You forgot one.

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 08:07 PM
a reply to: Kharron
Why are they on the brink?? Get the BBQ fired up and let's get this over with. There is Also plenty of fine furs to sell. I get fed, dogs walk the shopping district in stylish furs with their owner. YouTube vines get to entertain the world with silly compilation videos, Win win for everyone!

Everytime I hear about endangered species I just want them to go extinct so I can stop hearing people whine about them. They are not competitive enough, just leave them be. Plus it would save resources.

Let me know when a family of animals is getting endangered then I may care. There are still too many types of owls turtles, monkeys and rodents for us to really be directing resources for these things.

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 08:13 PM
a reply to: Kharron

Yoda looks like it does.

posted on Sep, 30 2018 @ 08:31 PM
a reply to: Kharron

I didn't see the Spix Macaw in the lineup
edit on 30-9-2018 by VforVendettea because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 01:45 AM
I think what humans don't understand is that we are a very resourceful species who can adapt to many different habitats and many places on Earth. Some common animals are even more prolific, take rodents for example.

However, many of these threatened animals live under very specific conditions; their climates and habitats. Even moreover, many species rely on learned behaviors passed along through generations. I think migrating animals are a good example of this.

Just to draw a distinction between the two types of evolutionary paths; the flexible animals and the specialized ones.

edit on 1-10-2018 by FlyingFox because: eta

posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 01:48 AM
Hawaii is a special place.

More extinctions during the Holocene than any other place on the planet.

The original colonists found these big, tasty birds that couldn't fly. They ate them all.

They got smarter, eventually.

But Hawaii is some islands. Not a planet.

Are planets like islands? Only bigger?

Does that mean we have to be smarter?

edit on 10/1/2018 by Phage because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 08:06 AM
well.good job.

posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 08:05 PM
a reply to: Phage
Damn right we do. Something is probably already on the way to eat us. That's why we must maintain a nuclear stockpile. Maybe we can at least get them with the radiation when they eat us, whatever it and/or they is/are.

posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 04:14 AM
The horned one and the long nosed monkey are my least favorite. Still I'd hate to see them vanish off the earth.

posted on Oct, 2 2018 @ 05:02 AM
a reply to: ausername

exactly what i was going to post but you beat me to it

my favourite is the Panda

posted on Oct, 5 2018 @ 08:50 AM
makes you sad doesn't it...

these animals are so beautiful... but... do you think they know? it's quite sad.

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