Mother's Little Headful by Udayan Rao Pawar . Udayan camped by a nesting colony of gharials on the banks of the Chambal River, where two groups had more than 100 hatchlings each. 'I could hear little grunting sounds,' says Udayan. 'A large female surfaced near the shore, checking on her charges. Some of the hatchlings swam to her and climbed onto her head. Perhaps it made them feel safe.' . Despite conservation efforts since the mid-1970s, the species is critically endangered. Only a couple hundred gharials remain, most of them in sanctuaries in northern India.
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Only the third smallest frog in the world (or the world's largest finger). Shared by @ilcp_photographers Image by @eladiofoto ・・・ This is Associate Fellow, Eladio Fernandez @eladiofoto sharing one last image from Cuba before signing off for today. This is a male Monte Iberia eleuth frog, considered the smallest frog in the Northern Hemisphere and the third smallest in the world! It lives under dense leaf litter on the forest floor and its entire range is less than 100 square kilometers. Cuba has a great diversity of amphibians, 66 total, out of which 38 are listed as either "endangered" or "critically endangered", according to the IUCN Red List. The main cause for threat to this species is habitat degradation. #frogs #amphibians #endangeredspecies #cuba #monteiberiaeleuth #hedgeslab @natgeo @natgeocreative @wwf @conservationorg #lifeinplanet #littlewonders #amphibifun #igdaily #igscwildlife #wildlifephotography #naturalbeauty #naturelovers #naturehippies #nature_perfection
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