Sunday Photo Magazine — 2/17/2019

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

PLANET EARTH LANDSCAPES 5,842 members

Winter Moonlight

PLANET EARTH FLOWERS 2,001 members

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PLANET EARTH ARCHITECTURE 5,064 members

Aga Khan Museum

PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY 3,220 members

center of Matera

PLANET EARTH ANIMALS/BIRDS 4,354 members

La toilette du matin

PLANET EARTH OUR HOME 12,298 members | 2 pending photos

Série com a fêmea do Saí-azul, Saí, Saí-bico-fino ou Saí-bicudo (Dacnis cayana) - Series with a female of the Blue Dacnis or Turquoise Honeycreeper - 28-08-2010 - IMG_9388

PLANET EARTH BUTTERFLIES, BEES, BUGS, AND INSECTS 3,687 members

Sweat bee (Agapostemon species)

PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS 5,050 members

Sunset

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE 3,573 members

in between each other

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD 1,175 members

Morito Común (Plegadis falcinellus)

PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES 1,429 members

Sunset, Fire in the Sky

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD 1,177 members

Crocus vernus

PLANET EARTH REFLECTIONS 2,476 members

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PLANET EARTH VINTAGE ADVERTISING 612 members

Valkenburg

PLANET EARTH IN PANORAMA 1,602 members

Mont d'Arbois 1833m , coté Aravis - Panorama légendé

PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES 1,023 members

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PLANET EARTH UNDERWATER 1,023 members

Miamira Magnifica - 19th February 2017.

PLANET EARTH IN BOKEH AND DOF 692 members

Chromodoris annulata

PLANET EARTH HORSES 976 members

Pferd

PLANET EARTH WEATHER 755 members

Shivering Mountain

PLANET EARTH NIGHT LIGHTS 999 members 6 4 months ago

Fuochi dolceacqua

PLANET EARTH 100 YEAR CLUB 488 members

SYRIEN-Apamea - Säulen - 22/869

PLANET EARTH WILDLIFE AND NATURE 1,477 members

White swan

PLANET EARTH VINTAGE ARCHITECTURE 591 members

Siem Reap K - Ta Prohm 17

PLANET EARTH FIELD GUIDE TO AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE 307 members

Old Bath Barn

PLANET EARTH AGRICULTURE 589 members

Cultures

PLANET EARTH MOUNTAINS 758 members

Lake District NP, Cumbria, England

PLANET EARTH ON BLACK 396 members

Roses

PLANET EARTH TRANSPORTATION 1,789 members

Opel Commodofre B Baujahr 1977 2800 ccm 140 PS

PLANET EARTH TRAINS AND RAILROADS 741 members

Chiltern Parly

PLANET EARTH IN SEPIA 436 members

smoke & Joy sepia

PLANET EARTH IN HDR 349 members

Le village des Schtroumpfs - HDR

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MICROBIOLOGY — BIRD HABITAT LOSS — More than 250 bird species will benefit from a recent expansion of the Tanagers Reserve in Colombia, a country with more avian species than any other country in the world — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD has over 1,500 members and

over 84,000 photos and videos. 

Tanagers and Pygmy-Owls

This area contains one of the highest concentrations of range-restricted species in the world. No fewer than 60 endemic species depend on the region’s wet forests. Among the birds recorded at the Tanagers Reserve are globally threatened species such as the Choco Vireo and Gold-ringed Tanager, both Endangered;  and the Cloud-forest Pygmy-owl, Black-and-gold Tanager, and Giant Antpitta, all of which are Vulnerable.

Golden-winged Warblers are specialists, requiring “young,” or early-successional, forests for breeding. Once their young leave the nest, the birds need mature forests for foraging nearby.

Golden-winged Warblers also suffer from competition and hybridization with Blue-winged Warblers; parasitism by cowbirds, which lay their eggs in the warbler’s nests; and loss of wintering habitat in Latin America.

Top Contributors

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EL CAMINANTE SUMERGIDO, OPISTHOTRICHA, HOYOS DE IREGUA

EL COLIBRÍ DEL LAGO DE SANABRIA, HOLOPEDIUM GIBBERUM

GRATITUD Y BIODIVERSIDAD EN LAS TURBERAS DE HOYOS DE IREGUA

PSEUDANABAENA, LAGUNILLO DE LAS CARDENILLAS, EL OLOROSO MILAGRO MUNDANO, CAÑADA DEL HOYO

EL CAMINANTE SUMERGIDO, OPISTHOTRICHA, HOYOS DE IREGUA

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) — STREET PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE has over 3,700 members and over 156,000 photos. 

Contest — Transportation

All PLANET EARTH groups supports:

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

UNHCR logo

In light of UNHCR’s Global Compact for Refugees many international communities are already taking long-term measures to improve livelihoods and infrastructures, giving new momentum to the international cooperation in refugee and migration policy.

UNHCR is distributing 200,000 clean-burning cookstoves in Bangladesh, as a cleaner, greener and safer option for refugees. 

A move from firewood to liquefied petroleum gas for cooking benefits health, eases pressure on the environment and avoids hazardous trips into the forest.

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Le goûter - The afternoon tea

Blender Artist Market Melbourne, VIC

GREENPEACE — THE DEATH OF THE PARAOPEBA RIVER — PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD group

PLANET EARTH MACRO WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 84,000 photos and videos. 

GREENPEACE

The Paraopeba River, affected by the mining waste dam the collapse in the city of Brumadinho, Brazil. 

The toxic mud from Vale’s collapsed dam is working its way down the river and killing it. According to an analysis by NGO SOS Mata Atlântica, 40 km of the Paraopeba River can already be considered dead. The ore tailings increased the water’s turbidity by more than 100 times and wiped out its oxygen. No animal can survive under these conditions.

The Paraopeba River, affected by the mining waste dam the collapse in the city of Brumadinho, Brazil. © Christian Braga

The mud is not the only issue, as heavy metals – toxic mining waste that was once stored in the dam, are now in the river, contaminating its waters. Analyses conducted after the environmental crime have found high concentrations of nickel, mercury, lead, zinc, and cadmium.

Top Contributors

John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)deta kEcuador Megadiversoorb1806Hugo von Schreck
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Blumenwiese

FLORES (plumeria alba)

_DSC1699綠豔捲葉象鼻蟲 Byctiscus sp.

Bourrache officinale et son abeille

BIRD OF THE WEEK — MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,500 members and over 100,000 photos and videos. 

 

 

BIRD OF THE WEEK

MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sialia currucoides 
POPULATION: 6 million
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Breeds in open areas with scattered trees; winters on plains and grasslands.

The Mountain Bluebird was once called the Arctic or Ultramarine Blue-Bird — names that recognize its northerly range and the male’s vivid sky-blue plumage. This small thrush, about two-thirds the size of an American Robin, is the state bird of Idaho and Nevada.

Mountain Bluebirds breed in high, open country across western North America, as far north as Alaska. Usually nesting at elevations above 7,000 feet, they favor open territories year-round, including alpine meadows and clearings, as well as lower-elevation grasslands, plains, fields, farmland, pastures, and gardens.

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Western Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus occipitalis)

Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis). Tambo Condor Restaurant. Central Ecuador.

Saw Whet Owl

House Finch (Male)