Sunday Photo Magazine — 3/31/2019

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

PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS 5,107 members
Sonnenallee

PLANET EARTH ANIMALS/BIRDS 4,444 members
Chimpanse Kind
PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE 5,411 members
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica

PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES 6,591 members
The Clearing Atlantic Storm

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME 12,429 members
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PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE 3,663 members
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PLANET EARTH FLOWERS 2,029 members
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PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY 4,481 members
Casar de Palomero Barrio Judio Las Hurdes Cáceres 09

PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES 1,038 members
Along the Phra Athit Road at Bangkok

PLANET EARTH MOUNTAINS 806 members
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PLANET EARTH FIELD GUIDE TO AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE 316 members
Hotel New York exterior de noche Las Vegas Nevada EEUU 07

PLANET EARTH VINTAGE ADVERTISING 743 members
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PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS 2,502 members
The black survivor

PLANET EARTH IN PANORAMA 1,760 members
Aurora balear

PLANET EARTH VINTAGE ARCHITECTURE 674 members
Roofs, Domes and Towers of Prague - N4

PLANET EARTH WILDLIFE AND NATURE 1,626 members
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PLANET EARTH WEATHER 814 members
Whatever the weather...

PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES 1,471 members
Librarsi (to fly)

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD 1,307 members
Horned Leaf-rolling Weevil (Lamprolabus bihastatus, Attelabidae)

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD 1,341 members
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PLANET EARTH IN BOKEH AND DOF 760 members
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PLANET EARTH AGRICULTURE 650 members
Baker County Tourism – basecampbaker.com 42954

PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER 1,029 members
A stingray passing through schooling bannerfish

PLANET EARTH HORSES 972 members
Arrival of Essential War Supplies

PLANET EARTH NIGHT LIGHTS 1,012 members
Dschungelcamp2 (Luisenpark-Winterlichter)

PLANET EARTH 100 YEAR CLUB 498 members
Washday

PLANET EARTH ON BLACK 412 members
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PLANET EARTH TRANSPORTATION 1,846 members
Routemaster RM1993

PLANET EARTH TRAINS AND RAILROADS 814 members
On Home Rails

PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA 454 members
Tohono Chul #4 2019; Hanging Flower Head

PLANET EARTH IN HDR 354 members
A beautiful day

HISPANIOLA’S HIDDEN TREASURE — BLACK-CAPPED PETREL — PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE group

PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE has over 6,000 members and over 254,000 photos and videos. 

Contest — Floors

BLACK-CAPPED PETREL

The “little devil,” or Black-capped Petrel, is among the rarest and most secretive seabirds in the Western Hemisphere. Extreme habitat loss on their breeding grounds was thought to have driven the bird extinct until its rediscovery in 1963. This species remains in danger of extinction, with fewer than 2,000 pairs in existence.

These seabirds spend most of their lives in flight over open water, returning to land only to breed. One reason Black-capped Petrels remain little known is that their breeding sites are hidden in the rugged mountains of Hispaniola, the Caribbean island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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St. Nicholas Cathedral in Nicholas Convent (Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia)

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The Bridge at Konitsa

MICROBIOLOGY — UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

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

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 83,000 photos and videos. 

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UNHCR is committed to the importance of evaluation and its role in supporting organizational accountability, learning and the continual improvement of UNHCR’s performance in addressing the protection, assistance and solutions needs of refugees, stateless persons, IDPs and other persons of concern. 

The UNHCR Executive Committee approves the agency’s biennial programmes and the corresponding budget. These are presented by the High Commissioner, who is appointed by the UN General Assembly.

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LA DIMINUTA AFRODITA DE LOS LLANOS DEL JUNCAL, POTAMOCYPRIS

GREENPEACE –AMAZON REEF — HOME TO SOME AMAZING MARINE AND FRESHWATER MAMMALS — LADYBUGS — PLANET EARTH OUR HOME group

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME is our flagship group with over 12,000 members and over 185,000 photos and videos.

Contest — Your Favorite Sunrise/Sunset

Two incredible, little-known reefs:

What do pink dolphins and leafy sea dragons have in common? They both benefit from two amazingly unique and little-known reefs on opposite sides of the world. Despite their geographic differences, the Amazon Reef and the Great Southern Reef have some striking similarities.

Scientists estimate the Amazon Reef’s size could span 56,000 km2 near the mouth of the Amazon River. Not bad for a reef system that nobody expected to be there! Because of its unique nature, the critters that live amongst the Amazon Reef are very precious. Between 2010 and 2014, scientists undertook three surveys of the area, and they believe they have found new species of fish and sponges.

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It is truly the little things that make life so amazing

Hard at Work

Western Blood-Red Lady Beetle or Ladybug Cycloneda polita #23

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Harmonia axyridis (Multi Coloured Asian Lady Beetle)

BIRD OF THE WEEK — SPOTTED TOWHEE — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 99,000 photos and videos.

 

BIRD OF THE WEEK 

SPOTTED TOWHEE

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pipilo maculatus 
POPULATION: 30 million
TREND: Stable
HABITAT: Forest edges, shrubs, thickets, brushy backyards, and parks.

The Spotted Towhee and its close relative, the Eastern Towhee, were once considered one species — the Rufous-sided Towhee — but were recognized as distinct species in 1995. One of the distinguishing features of the Spotted Towhee is the white spotting splashed over its wings and back. (The Eastern Towhee is dark-backed.)

The word “towhee” mimics the loud whistle of the Eastern Towhee. Although the Spotted Towhee retained this name after the species split, its call is actually more of a cat-like mew, reminiscent of a Gray Catbird.

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Cape Sugarbird

Australian Ringneck Parrot eating flowers on Coral Tree

Japanese green pheasant

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