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Photo by @daisygilardini | Penguins have to replace their feathers every year, in order to provide renewed warmth and insulation. Flying birds typically replace their feathers gradually, so they don’t lose the ability to fly. As penguins don’t fly, they moult their feathers all at once. This process is called catastrophic moult … and the name tells you all about it. It’s a delicate and uncomfortable time for them. The penguins are no longer able to go at sea to feed, because they’re no longer waterproof. Penguins usually moult after breeding. They find a quiet spot and gather in small groups. In order to save energy, they don’t move, except to scratch themselves to relieve the itching. It’s a miserable time for them, and their look tells you exactly how they feel. #Antarctica #penguin #gentoopenguin #climatechange #conservation #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini | Penguins have to replace their feathers every year, in order to provide renewed warmth and insulation.  Flying birds typically replace their feathers gradually, so they don’t lose the ability to fly. As penguins don’t fly, they moult their feathers all at once. This process is called catastrophic moult … and the name tells you all about it.  It’s a delicate and uncomfortable time for them. The penguins are no longer  able to go at sea to feed, because they’re  no longer waterproof.  Penguins usually moult after breeding. They find a quiet spot and gather in small groups. In order to save energy, they don’t move, except to scratch themselves to relieve the itching. It’s a miserable time for them, and their look tells you exactly how they feel.  #Antarctica #penguin #gentoopenguin #climatechange #conservation #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
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Looking toward the New Year with renewed hope. I find hope in the field in those small, unexpected moments that make it all worthwhile — when I see a polar bear cub, for example, emerging from its maternity den into the great outdoors for the first time. When I’m home, what gives me hope is watching the news and seeing millions of young people march and protest to demand political action on the climate crisis. This new generation of young people will be the decision makers of the future, and this fills me with great hope. The digital age, coupled with social media, has opened the door to a wider audience for wildlife and conservation photographers — and scientists, too — in ways we’ve never seen before. Technology and internet platforms now allow us to reach more people, in more places, faster, more efficiently and effectively, than at any time in human history. We’re living in the information age. And while problems such as climate change, pollution and environmental ruin might seem insurmountable, we’re better positioned than at any time in history to spread a message of hope and renewal. We need it, too. Now more than ever. #polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #exploremanitoba #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Looking toward the New Year with renewed hope.  I find hope in the field in those small, unexpected moments that make it all worthwhile — when I see a polar bear cub, for example, emerging from its maternity den into the great outdoors for the first time.  When I’m home, what gives me hope is watching the news and seeing  millions of young people march and protest to demand political action on the climate crisis. This new generation of young people will be the decision makers of the future, and this fills me with great hope.  The digital age, coupled with social media, has opened the door to a wider audience for wildlife and conservation photographers — and scientists, too — in ways we’ve never seen before. Technology and internet platforms now allow us to reach more people, in more places, faster, more efficiently and effectively, than at any time in human history. We’re living in the information age. And while problems such as climate change, pollution and environmental ruin might seem insurmountable, we’re better positioned than at any time in history to spread a message of hope and renewal. We need it, too. Now more than ever.  #polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #exploremanitoba #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
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Wishing you Happy New Year with some of my favourite images shot in 2019. Happy New Year, Felice Anno Nuovo, Bonne année, Frohes neues Jahr, Feliz año nuevo, Gelukkig nieuwjaar, Godt nytt år, Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini #topnine

Wishing you Happy New Year with some of my favourite images shot in 2019.  Happy New Year, Felice Anno Nuovo, Bonne année, Frohes neues Jahr, Feliz año nuevo, Gelukkig nieuwjaar, Godt nytt år, Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku  #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini #topnine
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Photo by @daisygilardini | The red-eyed tree frog is one of the Costa Rica rainforest’s most iconic frogs. Its vivid colours are thought to be a defence against predators. When startled, the frog flashes its colouration, temporarily confusing its adversary. These nocturnal frogs are carnivorous and eat mainly bugs (moths, insects, crickets, flies, and spiders, etc.). They’re arboreal animals, which means they spend most of their time in trees. Even though the species is not endangered, its habitat is decreasing rapidly due to agriculture, logging and commercial development of residential properties. Shot in the wild in Costa Rica’s cloud forest, using underexposed flash and diffuser. #frog #costarica #cloudforest #redeyedtreefrog #rainforest #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini | The red-eyed tree frog is one of the Costa Rica rainforest’s most iconic frogs.  Its vivid colours are thought to be a defence against predators. When startled, the frog flashes its colouration, temporarily confusing its adversary.  These nocturnal frogs are carnivorous and eat mainly bugs (moths, insects, crickets, flies, and spiders, etc.). They’re arboreal animals, which means they spend most of their time in trees.  Even though the species is not endangered, its habitat is decreasing rapidly due to agriculture, logging and commercial development of residential properties.  Shot in the wild in Costa Rica’s cloud forest, using underexposed flash and diffuser.  #frog #costarica #cloudforest #redeyedtreefrog #rainforest #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
8,000 120 4 days ago
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Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weinachten, Feliz Navidad, Vrolijk kerstfeest, God Jul, Feliz Natal!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weinachten, Feliz Navidad, Vrolijk kerstfeest, God Jul, Feliz Natal!
14,000 303 1 week ago
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Every animal brought to the @ToucanRescueRanch is provided treatment, with the ultimate goal of returning it to its natural habitat. This opossum, for example, was found with its seven siblings after a dog attacked and killed their mom. They will be fed and when strong enough to be independent they will be released in the wild, where they belong. If deemed unreleasable, that animal is given sanctuary at the centre and will become an ambassador for the species. The ranch offers a variety of educational programs, from animal handling and first-aid workshops designed for forest rangers, police and firefighters to guided educational walks around the property, for everyone from local school classes to university mentoring programs and workshops. Education is the foundation of conservation. I will share more information about their programs later on. For now, if you are still looking for that perfect Season’s gift… why not adopt one of their animals? https://toucanrescueranch.org/adopt/ https://toucanrescueranch.org/donate/ Link in bio. #opossum #costarica @toucanrescueranch #toucanrescueranch #puravida #animalsofinstagram #notapet #borntobewild #backinthetrees #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini | Every animal brought to the @ToucanRescueRanch is provided treatment, with the ultimate goal of returning it to its natural habitat. This opossum, for example, was found with its seven siblings after a dog attacked and killed their mom. They will be fed and when strong enough to be independent they will be released in the wild, where they belong.  If deemed unreleasable, that animal is given sanctuary at the centre and will become an ambassador for the species. The ranch offers a variety of educational programs, from animal handling and first-aid workshops designed for forest rangers, police and firefighters to guided educational walks around the property, for everyone from local school classes to university mentoring programs and workshops. Education is the foundation of conservation.  I will share more information about their programs later on. For now, if you are still looking for that perfect Season’s gift… why not adopt one of their animals? https://toucanrescueranch.org/adopt/ https://toucanrescueranch.org/donate/ Link in bio.  #opossum #costarica @toucanrescueranch #toucanrescueranch #puravida #animalsofinstagram #notapet #borntobewild #backinthetrees #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
9,000 150 1 week ago
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Those of you who know me, will be very surprised to know that my latest adventure brought me to the tropics. It was a huge challenge to cope with heat and humidity, but I survived. In the next few weeks I will be sharing some of the stories and great encounters made in Costa Rica. To start with I would like you to meet Camila a two-toed sloth. Love at first sight. She was found on a lower branch of a tree all by herself roughly a year ago, probably weaned too early by her mother, and was brought to the @toucanrescueranch to be fed and get stronger and bigger before being released on her own in the wild. I spent two days at the ranch and I was impressed by the professionalism and dedication of the people that works at the clinic and rehab center. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release Costa Rica wildlife while focusing on conservation, education, and research. I will share more information about their programs later on. For now, if you are still looking for that perfect Season’s gift… why not adopt a sloth? https://toucanrescueranch.org/adopt/ https://toucanrescueranch.org/donate/ Link in bio. #sloth #costarica @toucanrescueranch #toucanrescueranch #twotoedsloth #savingslothstogether #slothlove #slothlife #slothsofinstagram #slothfans #puravida #animalsofinstagram #notapet #borntobewild #backinthetrees #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini | Those of you who know me, will be very surprised to know that my latest adventure brought me to the tropics. It was a huge challenge to cope with heat and humidity, but I survived. In the next few weeks I will be sharing some of the stories and great encounters made in Costa Rica.  To start with I would like you to meet Camila a two-toed sloth. Love at first sight.  She was found on a lower branch of a tree all by herself roughly a year ago, probably weaned too early by her mother, and was brought to the @toucanrescueranch to be fed and get stronger and bigger before being released on her own in the wild.  I spent two days at the ranch and I was impressed by the professionalism and dedication of the people that works at the clinic and rehab center. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release Costa Rica wildlife while focusing on conservation, education, and research.  I will share more information about their programs later on. For now, if you are still looking for that perfect Season’s gift… why not adopt a sloth? https://toucanrescueranch.org/adopt/ https://toucanrescueranch.org/donate/ Link in bio.  #sloth #costarica @toucanrescueranch #toucanrescueranch #twotoedsloth #savingslothstogether #slothlove #slothlife #slothsofinstagram #slothfans #puravida #animalsofinstagram #notapet #borntobewild#backinthetrees#nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
19,000 362 1 week ago
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Photo by @daisygilardini // The Great Bear Rainforest on B.C.s Pacific coast is home to the Kermode bear, also known as the “spirit bear,” as well as black and brown bears. The elusive Spirit bear is a black bear with a recessive gene that makes its fur appear a creamy yellow. They’re shy and do not like to share their territory with the much bigger grizzly bears. This mother climbed a tree with her black cub the moment she scented her big neighbour. We observed the grizzly pass by. It was only after a few hours, when the danger was long gone, that the mother spirit bear and her cub decided to climb down and go back to fishing in the river. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini // The Great Bear Rainforest on B.C.s Pacific coast is home to the Kermode bear, also known as the “spirit bear,” as well as black and brown bears. The elusive Spirit bear is a black bear with a recessive gene that makes its fur appear a creamy yellow. They’re shy and do not like to share their territory with the much bigger grizzly bears. This mother climbed a tree with her black cub the moment she scented her big neighbour. We observed the grizzly pass by. It was only after a few hours, when the danger was long gone, that the mother spirit bear and her cub decided to climb down and go back to fishing in the river.  #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
19,000 247 2 weeks ago
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Fall is a time for change. Shorter daylight hours, together with colder temperatures, cause photosynthesis to slow down and eventually stop. Chlorophyll is what causes leaves to appear green. When it breaks down, other chemicals take over: carotene (responsible for yellow) and anthocyanin (red). The yellows and reds shine through, giving us one of the most beautiful shows in Nature to admire. #Canada #BanffNationalPark #fallcolour #explorecanada #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini |  Fall is a time for change. Shorter daylight hours, together with colder temperatures, cause photosynthesis to slow down and eventually stop. Chlorophyll is what causes leaves to appear green. When it breaks down, other chemicals take over: carotene (responsible for yellow) and anthocyanin (red). The yellows and reds shine through, giving us one of the most beautiful shows in Nature to admire.  #Canada #BanffNationalPark #fallcolour #explorecanada  #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
7,000 74 2 weeks ago
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Photo by @daisygilardini | After the winter spent at sea, Gentoo penguins migrate back to their nesting sites in the Antarctic Peninsula in early November. What a privilege it is to witness one of Natures great events. Yankee Harbour – Antarctica #penguin #gentoopenguin #migration #antarctica #climatechange #conservation #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini | After the winter spent at sea, Gentoo penguins migrate back to their nesting sites in the Antarctic Peninsula in early November. What a privilege it is to witness one of Natures great events. Yankee Harbour – Antarctica  #penguin #gentoopenguin #migration #antarctica #climatechange #conservation #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
14,000 182 2 weeks ago
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Being able to observe cubs playing joyfully and tirelessly for hours is a photographer’s dream, but it’s certainly not an easy task. With temperatures that can drop below -40C, technical and physical challenges abound. Cold is a challenge for your equipment as well as you yourself. If you’re uncomfortable you won’t be able to focus on the job. You must be clothed properly to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Knowing how and when to apply layers while avoiding perspiration is vital. Hydration is important but I’ve learned to manage my fluid intake. Getting rid of surplus fluids is far from enjoyable in these conditions. Even when you’re comfortable physically, you face the technical challenge of operating a camera with all its small buttons while wearing bulky gloves. Finally you have to accept the fact that, after a while, parts of the camera will freeze, and you need to find a way to work around that. Batteries tend to freeze first, followed by the control panels and back monitor. It comes with practice. You must be skilled enough to work your camera in blind mode. The only way to learn is to keep shooting and hope for the best. #polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #turningthetide #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini | Being able to observe cubs playing joyfully and tirelessly for hours is a photographer’s dream, but it’s certainly not an easy task. With temperatures that can drop below -40C, technical and physical challenges abound.  Cold is a challenge for your equipment as well as you yourself. If you’re uncomfortable you won’t be able to focus on the job. You must be clothed properly to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Knowing how and when to apply layers while avoiding perspiration is vital. Hydration is important but I’ve learned to manage my fluid intake.  Getting rid of surplus fluids is far from enjoyable in these conditions. Even when you’re comfortable physically, you face the technical challenge of operating a camera with all its small buttons while wearing bulky gloves. Finally you have to accept the fact that, after a while, parts of the camera will freeze, and you need to find a way to work around that.  Batteries tend to freeze first, followed by the control panels and back monitor. It comes with practice. You must be skilled enough to work your camera in blind mode. The only way to learn is to keep shooting and hope for the best.  #polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba #conservation #turningthetide #climatechange #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
25,000 371 2 weeks ago
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Photo by @daisygilardini | A yellow-billed stork in full pink breeding plumage flies with some new nesting material. This particular species is a medium-sized stork that stands 90-105 cms (35-41 inches) tall and weighs around 2kg (4 lbs). Yellow-billed breeding season follows rainfall patterns. Heavy, seasonal rains and local flooding virtually guarantee the abundant food resources needed to raise a family. #africa #botswana #birdphotography #chobenationalpark #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini | A yellow-billed stork in full pink breeding plumage flies with some new nesting material. This particular species is a medium-sized stork that stands 90-105 cms (35-41 inches) tall and weighs around 2kg (4 lbs). Yellow-billed breeding season follows rainfall patterns. Heavy, seasonal rains and local flooding virtually guarantee the abundant food resources needed to raise a family.  #africa #botswana #birdphotography #chobenationalpark #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Peekaboo! A Spirit bear is peaking at me through the branches of a tree he climbed. The Kermode Bear (Ursus americanus kermodei) is one of the rarest bears in the world. It is a black bear that has a white/creamy fur, which is produced by a recessive gene. He lives principally in the central and north coast of British Columbia in Canada #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini | Peekaboo!  A Spirit bear is peaking at me through the branches of a tree he climbed.  The Kermode Bear (Ursus americanus kermodei) is one of the rarest bears in the world. It is a black bear that has a white/creamy fur, which is produced by a recessive gene. He lives principally in the central and north coast of British Columbia in Canada  #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #greatbearrainforest #conservation  #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Elephant seal pups are usually born in October. Their mother will nurse them for three or four weeks, during which time the newborn will triple its weight to 120/130 kilograms, from the 40 kg it weighed at birth. After they’re weaned, they’re left alone on the beach, where they form weaning nurseries. They love to play-fight among themselves and huddle together for warmth and comfort. At this stage of their lives, they’re the most curious creatures. They want to socialize with anything that moves, be it a penguin, another seal — or a human. I have literally tens of thousands of images in my archive of these huge and adorable black eyes. I find them irresistible! #Southgeorgia #elephantseal #cute #goofy #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #wildlifephotography #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini | Elephant seal pups are usually born in October. Their mother will nurse them for three or four weeks, during which time the newborn will triple its weight to 120/130 kilograms, from the 40 kg it weighed at birth.  After they’re weaned, they’re left alone on the beach, where they form weaning nurseries. They love to play-fight among themselves and huddle together for warmth and comfort.  At this stage of their lives, they’re the most curious creatures. They want to socialize with anything that moves, be it a penguin, another seal — or a human.  I have literally tens of thousands of images in my archive of these huge and adorable black eyes. I find them irresistible!  #Southgeorgia #elephantseal #cute #goofy #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #wildlifephotography #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
19,000 428 3 weeks ago
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Photo by @daisygilardini | I am totally in love with the Svalbard reindeer. How could you not be, with such a cute muzzle? They’re endemic to Svalbard, and are the smallest of the seven sub-species of reindeer found in the Arctic. They have adapted well to survive the harsh environment. They’re very sedentary and therefore have low energy demands, especially in winter when food resources are low and they have to rely on their reserves of body fat. Their expected lifespan is around 10 years. The main cause of death is starvation due to worn-out teeth from grazing on sparse vegetation mixed with gravel. #reindeer #svalbard #wildlifephotography #polar #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini@sailracingofficial #sailracing

Photo by @daisygilardini | I am totally in love with the Svalbard reindeer. How could you not be, with such a cute muzzle?  They’re endemic to Svalbard, and are the smallest of the seven sub-species of reindeer found in the Arctic.  They have adapted well to survive the harsh environment. They’re very sedentary and therefore have low energy demands, especially in winter when food resources are low and they have to rely on their reserves of body fat.  Their expected lifespan is around 10 years. The main cause of death is starvation due to worn-out teeth from grazing on sparse vegetation mixed with gravel.  #reindeer #svalbard #wildlifephotography #polar #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini@sailracingofficial #sailracing
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Photo by @daisygilardini | A night of ice and fire. During my latest expedition in Antarctica, this time on a small private yacht, we managed to land on a small island during a breathtaking sunset. You never know what the Antarctic night will hold for you. Sometimes a promising sunset will turn on you quickly when low clouds obstruct the horizon. Sometimes you think nothing is going to happen, and at the last minute an opening will allow the light to peek through the clouds in an explosion of colour. The key is to always be ready, in the right spot at the right moment, and grab the opportunity when it arises. #Antarctica #penguin #sunset #polar #chinstrappenguin #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #wildlifephotography #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini | A night of ice and fire.  During my latest expedition in Antarctica, this time on a small private yacht, we managed to land on a small island during a breathtaking sunset.  You never know what the Antarctic night will hold for you. Sometimes a promising sunset will turn on you quickly when low clouds obstruct the horizon. Sometimes you think nothing is going to happen, and at the last minute an opening will allow the light to peek through the clouds in an explosion of colour. The key is to always be ready, in the right spot at the right moment, and grab the opportunity when it arises.  #Antarctica #penguin #sunset #polar #chinstrappenguin #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #wildlifephotography #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Ice is nice. That’s a fact. I simply love playing with its colours, shapes and patterns. I can spend hours at a time, poring over a sculpted block of ice, always finding new details and abstractions. I find it’s a creative process that allows one to be focused on the task at hand and “be in the moment.” In our era of constant hyperactivity and multi-tasking, I find it refreshing to let my mind relax and focus on just one thing. #ice #iceberg #Antarctica #climatechange #conservation #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini

Photo by @daisygilardini |  Ice is nice. That’s a fact.  I simply love playing with its colours, shapes and patterns. I can spend hours at a time, poring over a sculpted block of ice, always finding new details and abstractions.  I find it’s a creative process that allows one to be focused on the task at hand and “be in the moment.” In our era of constant hyperactivity and multi-tasking, I find it refreshing to let my mind relax and focus on just one thing.  #ice #iceberg #Antarctica #climatechange #conservation #nikonswitzerland #nikonambassador @nikonswitzerland #lowepro #loweprobags  #gitzoinspires #frametheextraordinary #framedongitzo @gitzoinspires #eizousa #visualizedoneizo #sandisk #daisygilardini
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