It's time for our weekly compilation of amazing, fascinating and sometimes funny animal pictures.
So clear the way for these nothing but awesome pics presenting nature at its full glory.
For some more, check out our last week's collection.
NatureIsWeird is a fascinating twitter account highlighting the wonders of our plant and the extraordinary diversity of living species.
Did you know, for example, that a rare albino bat was spotted recently in Danjugan island?
We have collected some of the weirdest yet interesting animal facts we thought you have probably never heard of.
Photographers all around the world are sharing beautiful shots of wildlife, landscapes and nature in bloom to mark Nature Photography Day, celebrated every year on June 15th.
"Each year, June 15 is designated by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) to promote the enjoyment of nature photography, and to explain how images are used to advance the cause of conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes both locally and globally." — NANPA.org
A page called Weird Nature brings the most unusual facts about animals you probably didn't know before and prove that nature is sometimes too weird for us to handle.
Did you know, for example, that wombats poop cube-shaped poop?
Scroll down for some more.
Twitter user, Rebecca Lavoie, noticed one vivid pink and yellow moth in her garden and before she knew it, the deck became a strawberry-lemonade party for two.
A quick check on Wikipedia discovered these beautiful moths are called Dryocampa rubicunda or "The rosy maple moth or the Cosmoth". It is a small North American moth in the family Saturniidae, also known as the great silk moths. It was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1793. The species is known for its wooly body and pink and yellow coloration, which varies from cream or white to bright pink or yellow. Males have bushier antennae than females, which allows them to sense female pheromones for mating.
It's not all dark and gloomy these days.
Turns out, as we deal with global pandemic, mother earth is rebooting.
With many nations having banned mass gatherings to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus, green activists are marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with some positive news for earth and nature, in the absence of humans.
Some areas & species have been given a chance to recover.
Wildlife can venture into areas normally crowded by human activity.
In moments like these, you realize how small you are in the big schemes of life.
Lions, goats, deer and other types of wildlife have been spotted on numerous occasions in various urban areas around the world and we have gathered some of the best stories for you.
Another uplifting story to come from this lock-down mess. As scary as times might be, there's still some beauty in this world and that beauty comes in the form of mother nature, reclaiming back her world.
We've seen less air pollution, deers chilling in the streets of Japan, clear waters that brought back the return of certain sea life. And now, with Eastern India under lock-down, sea turtles who are famously vunerable and threatened by humans and our pollution, were left completely undisturbed to lay an estimate of 60 million eggs.
That means hundreds of thousands olive tortoises reached the shore of Rushikulya beach and comfortably made their nests.
So next time you're feeling down about the certain situation, remember these tortoises who were able to nest in complete tranquility this year. It might bring some sort of peace.
Story via Fun-Owl
Hooray for wholesome and triumph moments, during this insane time!
We definitely will soak up any good news coming our way, because we all need it. Need to hear it and need to share it.
The South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher was first discovered 130 years ago in 1890.
Since then, it's eluded scientists for over a hundred years because of how difficult it is to see and how is quietly darts from perch to perch, seemingly invisible.
In March 2020, a Filipino biologist, Miguel David De Leon, was able to capture the ultra-rare and mysterious bird.
Photographed for the first time in the history of mankind, presenting the South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher!
Story via Esquire Mag
Robert Bush, a Pennsylvania man, has captured a variety of different animals crossing the log bridge, or swimming underneath in their natural habitats.
This footage has been taken all year and trimmed down to share he highlighted parts.
Nature is amazing.