Niemal wszystkie matki na naszej planecie, czy to tygrysice, słonie czy aligatory, dbają o swoje dzieci i robią wszystko, aby pomóc im przetrwać w tym trudnym świecie. Dlatego matki zawsze zapewniają najwyższą ochronę, czułość, odpowiedzialność i troskę. Są niewyczerpanym źródłem ciepła i bezgranicznej miłości.
Photo by @amivitale Ying Hua and her baby at the Bifengxia Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in Sichuan Province. At birth, pandas are blind and weigh only a few ounces, but in 6 months they can grow to 88 lbs. In a region where bad environmental news is common, the giant panda might prove to be the exception and is a testament to the perseverance and efforts of Chinese scientists and conservationists. By breeding and releasing pandas, augmenting existing populations and protecting habitat, they are on their way to successfully saving their most famous ambassador and in the process putting the wild back into an icon. I have recently published my new book, Panda Love, featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for National Geographic. See more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda#pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
Photo by @BrianSkerry. Happy Mother’s Day! A manatee calf hitches a ride – piggy-back style – on it’s mom in the waters off the coast of Belize. While working on an @NatGeo story about the Mesoamerican Reef, I frequently went out early in the morning – using only a mask, snorkel and fins – to quietly search for wildlife. Manatees in this region are far less acclimated to humans than those in Florida, and can difficult to approach. They typically spend their nights within thick, protective mangroves, feeding on nearby seagrass beds during the day. All of these ecosystems are connected and conservation of the whole is vital since animals depend on each other for survival. This mom and calf were very tolerant of me, and allowed me into their world that morning. To see more underwater photos, and to learn more about my adventures around the world, follow me – @BrianSkerry – on Instagram. #natgeo #underwaterphoto #instagood#follow #underwaterphotography #manatee #cute #animals #animal #followme #photooftheday #photography#travelphoto #travel