PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER blog

This blog is all about the 31 photography groups on Flickr. A wide range of photography is covered in these groupau.jpgs.

This blog is dedicated to these groups and will cover contest results, featured

photographers, b/w, videos, landscapes, flowers, macro world, sunrise, sunsets, architecture, hdr, mountains, sepia, transportation, and much more.

SIERRA CLUB — ENDANGERED SPECIES — DUSKY GOPHER FROG — PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES has over 1,500 members and over 23,000 photos and videos. 

Living in the threatened long-leaf pine flats, the dusky gopher frog needs fire, water, and earth to survive. Earthen tunnels, dug by other animals like gopher tortoises, are a damp refuge for these frogs when the weather is dry, while fire keeps the longleaf forest healthy and open, and the rainwater that gathers in seasonal wetlands serves as a perfect place to lay eggs. 

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With only a single population of about a hundred adult frogs in Mississippi’s Harrison County, these dumpy, speckly frogs are the rarest species of amphibian in North America. If startled, they cover their eyes with their front feet, and can also inflate their bodies to look bigger. The male frogs’ mating calls are said to sound like a human snoring.

Top Contributors

orb1806BLANCA GOMEZalexinatempaJim MullhauptChrisGoldNY
Ciclista

Pampas Grass Sunrise(2)

Remenvering, Summertime

People Dancing Around The Fountain, Voronezh, Russia.

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RISE OF THE INTERIOR LEAST TERN — PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES has over 7,000 members and over 300,000 photos and videos.

The Interior Least Tern, once considered rare, may soon be taken off the Endangered Species list, thanks to a partnership of ABC, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

The success is in part due to management techniques that keep predators off nesting sandbars on the Lower Mississippi River.

Top Contributors

tango-stumbleonl4tsRNRobertMicheline Canal

Tübingen

Awaken

Renton Dog Park BW

Beautiful morning!

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SIERRA CLUB — IS FLORIDA THE ANSWER TO CALIFORNIA’S FIRE PROBLEM? — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 814,000 photos and videos.

Contest #1 — Your Favorite Sunrise/Sunset

Contest #2 — Yellow Flowers

Contest #3 — Interior Architecture

Every year in early spring, Lane Green sets half of his property—100 acres of longleaf pine forest in the Red Hills region of the Florida Panhandle—on fire. Green, 73, has been burning this land since the time he learned to walk. His father would jury-rig a torch using a wire hanger and piece of cloth and tell him to drag it through the brush along the road—just as Green’s father had been taught before him, his granddad before him, and his great-granddad before him. When Green was young, his favorite time to burn was at night, when the air was cool, and the fire, creeping and crackling, looked as if the stars had been scattered across the ground.

Scientists and land managers almost universally agree that prescribed fire is the single best tool available to help mitigate wildfire risk. Landowners in the American Southeast use more prescribed fire than in any other part of the country. But across much of the American West—which has captured an outsize proportion of the public imagination around wildfire—scientists say land management agencies aren’t using fire nearly enough.

Top Contributors

John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)alpenglowtravelersDiegojack–MARCO POLO–tucker.tterence
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Tollymore.

Memories of those who have left us

Feelings of loneliness (Gefühle der Einsamkeit)

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BIRD OF THE WEEK — SOUTHERN SCREAMER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 111,000 photos and videos. 

BIRD OF THE WEEK

SOUTHERN SCREAMER

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chauna torquata
POPULATION: 100,000–1,000,000 individuals.
TREND: Stable
HABITAT: Freshwater tropical and sub-tropical wetlands, including lakes, marshes, flooded grasslands and lagoons.

The Southern Screamer (also known as the Crested Screamer) may look ungainly at first glance, with its big body, disproportionately small head, and thick legs. But this large, gray marsh bird, closely related to geese and other waterfowl, is actually a strong swimmer and flier.

Screamers are the “guard birds” of their habitats; their trumpet-like calls can carry for several miles, warning other birds, such as Blue-throated Macaw, Orinoco Goose, and Streamer-tailed Tyrant, of approaching danger.

Top Contributors

DansPhotoArtHawkeye2011DiegojacklittlebiddleS C photos

A desert cardinal on an aviary wall

Curruca cabecinegra

House finch in mesquite

Mourning dove on a wall

Happy Blackbird

Sunday Photo Magazine — 11/17/2019

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS
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PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES
Shimokita Peninsula, Aomori : Hotokegaura cliff,Japan 下北半島 仏が浦
PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE
Lovers
PLANET EARTH OUR HOME
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS
Rolf_Nagel-Fl-4817-Lasioglossum
PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE
Campus in Beer Sheva
PLANET EARTH ANIMALS/BIRDS
American Tree Sparrow
PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS
Powfoot Sunset
PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER
bonaire january 2011 - coral head 2.jpg
PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS
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PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY
Nostell (NT)-4
PLANET EARTH VINTAGE ADVERTISING
Heritage Village Historical Museum
PLANET EARTH IN PANORAMA
different ways for a stroll
PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD
Songbird - Songthrush
PLANET EARTH VINTAGE ARCHITECTURE
Arch-filled facade, 42 West 12th Street, Greenwich Village, New York
PLANET EARTH IN BOKEH AND DOF
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PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES
Comin at you
PLANET EARTH MOUNTAINS
Mardale Head
PLANET EARTH WEATHER
Gwynedd Lanscapes
PLANET EARTH AGRICULTURE
Claas Jaguar 970 SPFH filling a Broughan Engineering Mega HiSpeed Trailer drawn by a John Deere 6150R Tractor
PLANET EARTH TRAINS AND RAILROADS
UP 4014 at Tecula Texas
PLANET EARTH WILDLIFE AND NATURE
Solitary Mason Wasp [Pseudodynerus quadrisectus]
PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD
I think is a fly
PLANET EARTH 100 YEAR CLUB
Hotel Les Brises. La Rochelle. France
PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES
Light dance
PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA
Il Duomo a Pordenone
PLANET EARTH IN HDR
646-CONJUNTO ARMÓNICO EN CRACOVIA -POLONIA-H
PLANET EARTH NIGHT LIGHTS
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PLANET EARTH FIELD GUIDE TO AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
Vessel, NYC. [Photo: ME].
PLANET EARTH HORSES
Palomino stud
PLANET EARTH ON BLACK
Black-Capped Chickadee Portrait
PLANET EARTH TRANSPORTATION
Rees & Williams FBX262D [jh]