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World Wildlife Fund361,180With World Rhino Day this month, all eyes are on this magnificent species. Rhinos were once widespread across Africa's savannas and Asia's tropical forests, but today very few rhinos survive outside national parks and reserves. Please join us for a Google+ Hangout as experts from +World Wildlife Fund +WildAid +African Wildlife Foundation, and TRAFFIC discuss the status of rhinos today and what they're doing to protect them.Our rhino panel experts:Jimmiel J. Mandima - Program Director Policy, AWFPeter Knights - Executive Director, WildAidDr. Barney Long - Manager of Asian Species Conservation Program, WWFCrawford Allan - Director, TRAFFIC North AmericaPlease submit your questions for them in advance or during the hangout in the comments below, and we'll do our best to answer them!World Rhino Day Hangout with WWF, WildAid, AWF & TRAFFIC2012-09-24 22:00:00281G+

Sandy Schepis has been shared in 295 public circles

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Grobler du Preez88,976#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   July 8th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  or +African Tuesday The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-07-18 07:38:561732218CC G+
Prince John8,675This is my circle named 'Photographers'. Everyone in this circle share beautiful photos - of landscapes, birds, animals, flowers, babies, and people.In fact, I have 1024 people in this circle, but can share only 500 of them at a time. Try this circle, add some colour to your stream.2014-07-17 13:11:56500419CC G+
Aahana Priyadarsinee9,780Another Great circle Share from me!ENGAGER CLUSTER: VERSION 5!Hey friends ENGAGER CLUSTER is ready to be shared, you to get MORE FOLLOWERS! This circle features some of the coolest GOOGLE + engagers who love keeping us engaged with their cool posts!Just to the following to feature in the next Edition of this Awesome Circle share:1. +1 this post!2.Publicly share this circle and if possible leave a comment behind!3.Don't forget to add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee 4.Keep smiling and enjoy the weekend! #saturday   #saturdayshare   #topsharedcircle   #awesomepeople   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #engagerspeople  2014-07-04 22:45:17400171221CC G+
Ryan Johnson7,499Check out my Circle Share➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete#awesome         #awesomepeople         #chadwick         #circle     #circles     #circlesharing         #circleshare         #circleoftheday     #circleplus     #community   #followback     #followers       #gplus   #influence       #leadership     #public         #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles         #reshare         #reshared       #reshareday     #resharetags     #ripples     #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharewithyou         #sharing     #sharingcircle     #socialmedia   #theplus   #tcs     #team 2014-06-21 13:32:1942617724CC G+
Aahana Priyadarsinee7,415Featuring a COOL CIRCLE OF TOP GOOGLE PLUS ENGAGERSTo be included in this circle just do the following:1)Add me to your circles!2)+1, share and comment on my posts!3)+1 and Share this circle publicly in your stream!4)If possible please leave a comment behind so that I can know you have done the above steps!Enjoy your weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #fridaycircle   #fridayfun   #fridaycircleshared   #funcircle  #sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     2014-06-20 18:30:4740115615CC G+
Robert Connor10,617photographers in this circleIf you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles  #circle #circles #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle2014-06-20 11:20:09495462476CC G+
Ryan Johnson6,972These are some of the most active and interesting users on Google Plus. If you want to join the list please do the following:1) Plus one this post2) Share this circle PUBLIC3) Leave a message at the original post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing 2014-06-18 12:53:45486623372CC G+
Tasya Alun1,063This circle is made up of people that interact and engage on my posts. I will be adding several people soon that have been interacting with me.As most circles, to get in on this:1. Go to the original post2. Add the circle3.. Plus this post, share and mention my name so I get notified to add you.2014-06-17 17:52:024687014CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,556#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   June 10th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-16 08:53:191727316CC G+
Tasya Alun1,025Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle2014-06-13 00:45:2046910417CC G+
Rodney Pike2,538,148Best Artist Circle on G+It's been a long time since I've shared this artist circle. It's way overdue. You'll find some of the finest artists and some of the most influential people on Google+ here. My newest addition is a friend from facebook, +Shannon Maer. Please welcome her and share!!2014-06-11 22:02:2248615823CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,445#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   June 3rd, 2014 - "African Nights"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-09 19:44:461712417CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,396#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   May 27th, 2014 - "Open Theme"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-06-03 08:36:59170137CC G+
Walter Soestbergen62,967✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [30-05-2014]This 3rd 2014 edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the #Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   #photography #photographycircles  #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing 2014-05-30 13:30:3740216150109CC G+
Wayne Marinovich26,506Wildlife Photographers CircleWell, it has been over a year since I last shared my wildlife photographers circle. I have recently been through it, and dropped some folks who no longer seems to be posting. Whilst going though all the people, I realise just how many friends I have made in this online world. I look forward to meeting more of you in the flesh someday.Please feel free to share this with your followers (that is how this works after all). If you are not on here and are a keen amateur, semi-pro or seasoned pro, let me know and I will add you.  2014-05-23 08:07:52474928CC G+
Mario Rotta15,308This is a circle in which I included a lot of excellent photographers: but most of them start from pictures to create visual design effects. So, this circle may represent a list of people working on the edge between photography and art. I like that experimental edge :-)2014-05-22 06:00:41400016CC G+
Ryan Johnson5,301MY BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLETo add yourself to the circle or stay in the circle:Add me and reshare the circle PUBLICOptional: Add the circle, plus or comment the post. :)#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #thursdaycircleshare   #circlethursday   #circlethursdaycircle 2014-05-21 12:34:0943016917CC G+
Wedding Dress Central4,853If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-12 14:47:13401002CC G+
Grobler du Preez88,054#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday   May 6th, 2014 - "Feelgood Africa"One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-05-12 10:40:531672119CC G+
Wedding Dress Central4,376If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-08 10:01:57401004CC G+
Wedding Dress Central4,086If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-05 12:29:53401001CC G+
Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003CC G+
John Wood4,710This is a Circle of people who have recently shared my circles !  Add these great sharers to your circles to grow your G+ network. Those who Share this current edition will be included in my next one  ... Cheers!#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles  2014-05-02 13:19:5026631310CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,781#AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 22nd, 2014 -  " People of Africa #rememberingrwanda "Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-28 16:30:491660113CC G+
Shinta putri anggun3161. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle! #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circle #indonesia #artist #artists #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional  2014-04-27 01:17:594745223CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,814AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 15th, 2014 - "Open Theme"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-22 08:45:491640013CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,690AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  April 8th, 2014 - "Collective Africa"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-04-15 09:57:171622016CC G+
Grobler du Preez87,423 AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  March 25th, 2014 - "Land,sea and sky"Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-03-31 12:27:461600017CC G+
Project Bolony0This is the Birding Circle Share!Share this circle publicly on YOUR STREAM. Rules are simple:Birding Circle Share1. SHARE this circle PUBLICLY to your stream to stay in the next circle2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle#sharedcircle     #awesomepeople   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #circleshared  2014-03-24 01:09:33267001CC G+
John Wood1,635Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!All those  *#sharing  publicly THIS circle* will also be included in my other major circle sharing update B series.Thank you to all those who participated.#plusyourfollowers  #specialthankscircle   #india   #london   #male   #female   #photography   #wedding   #women   #travel   #realestate   #africa   #safari  #sharedcircle       #sharedcircles       #sharingcircle       #sharingcircles       #circle       #circles       #topengagers     #circleshare       #circlesharing       #growyourgoogleplus    2014-03-18 07:24:02308426CC G+
Grobler du Preez86,992AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  March 11th, 2014 - "African Predators"Three new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all past and present winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5  The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.Please check out our new daily theme #AFRICANature - more detail at +AFRICANature2014-03-18 06:53:461610014CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,531Curators CircleIt's been a while since we shared the latest Curators circle. So here they all are, all 468 of 'em. #dptcurators  (pd)2014-03-14 07:44:2446826729CC G+
Grobler du Preez86,699AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  March 4th, 2014 - "Open Theme"Two new faces added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.2014-03-10 08:56:311580015CC G+
Grobler du Preez86,368AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Colourful Africa" February 25th, 2014One new face added. Add the circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know.2014-03-04 10:04:151550218CC G+
Grobler du Preez86,260AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Open Theme", February 18th, 2014I have updated the circle - two new faces added.Add it if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know.2014-02-24 18:48:531490114CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Bird Photographer Circel - Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-22 05:33:3738312533CC G+
Walter Soestbergen54,659✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [17-02-2014]This 8th edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   #photography #photographycircles  2014-02-17 21:09:1638215261140CC G+
Grobler du Preez86,083AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Funny Africa" February 11th, 2014Add it if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know.2014-02-17 14:37:481485114CC G+
Grobler du Preez85,502AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Extreme Africa" January 28th, 2014I have updated the circle - one new face added.Add it if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know.2014-02-04 08:04:021532120CC G+
Grobler du Preez84,561AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Open Theme" January 21st, 2013I have updated the circle - two new faces added.Add it if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again)This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5 The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos.If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know.2014-01-27 20:16:491524216CC G+
Grobler du Preez83,684AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Endangered Africa" 2014-01-14I have updated the circle - one new face added. Add this circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again) This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5   The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos. If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know. 2014-01-20 14:32:431500015CC G+
Allan Cooper7,409This circle is for nature lovers and photographers: #nature   #naturephotography   #photographer   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles2014-01-20 01:10:38253418CC G+
Allan Cooper7,383This circle is for nature lovers and photographers: #nature   #naturephotography   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #animal   #animals   #animallovers   #animalphotography   #flowers   #flowerphotography   #orchid   #orchidphotography   #birds   #bird   #parrot   #dogs   #cat   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing2014-01-18 04:09:25250725CC G+
Grobler du Preez82,973AfricanTuesdayTop5 circle - winners up to #africantuesday  "Open Theme" 2014-01-07I have updated the circle - two new faces added. Add this circle if you want to see great photos from Africa including the Big 5...! (Please remember that if you have added the circle previously, your copy is not updated automatically when we add people - you have to add the circle again) This circle contains all the winners of the weekly #africantuesday theme and also includes the theme curators. This circle contains some great photographers! See their winning posts at #africantuesdaytop5   The only way to get into this circle is by submitting your photos for the specific weekly theme for #africantuesday every Tuesday and to be selected as one of the top 5 photos. If I accidentally omitted someone or added someone who wasn't a winner, please let me know. 2014-01-13 19:37:50149337CC G+
Morten Idriss Nygaard5,506This is my first shared circle on G+. A great circle of photographers and people that I admire. #circles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleoftheday   #bestofcircles   #bestcircleshare   #share   #pixelworldcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle   #thebestcircle              2014-01-11 18:13:22275819CC G+
Walter Soestbergen47,588✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [17-12-2013]This 7th edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   2013-12-17 20:55:4838114048113CC G+
Alex Berg13,792PHOTO LADY # 1 #sharedcircles  2013-12-16 06:26:584901710CC G+
Trever McGhee39,572****Update  (。◕‿◕。) Thanks to the amazing people within this circle who have shared a circle with me in it and especially the ones who've shared this circle for it has allowed me to pass the 40,000 follower mark. Making it very exciting for our event this April where we show a million kids that they can make a difference...if they +Take2seconds   to smile ~ to share a positive thought ~ to creating art that will leave a lasting impact. Every new follower engages sponsors calculators to invest...so that we can help more people for free....,..+Take2seconds +Take2seconds  to share this circle and to thank you I'll add you to the next one,  you're the link to person within six degrees that could follow us or share one of our circles so that I can help more people for free.+Take2seconds   to add this circle of extraordinary people like I did, they've gone out of their way to support others with their circle shares and posts.+Take2seconds  to smile  (。◕‿◕。)There's someone for everyone to follow within this circle.Add the entire circle and watch your stream come alive with amazing posts for a week.At the end of the week keep the ones that inspired you and return the rest for another time. (。◕‿◕。)Thank you in advance for everyone who shares this circle.Every new follower engages our sponsors calculators in the level their able to invest in our projects to save lives..our project to engage a million kids this April. #Thursdaysharedcircle   #fridaysharedcircle   #sundaysharedcircle   #saturdaysharedcircle   #mondaysharedcircle   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #wednesdaysharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare   2013-12-02 02:11:38495222114151CC G+
Walter Soestbergen42,252✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [16-10-2013]This 6th edition from the Birds circle has been released. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographers circleHow to get in this circle:Ask for inclusion here when you are active on google+ and regular posting Bird photos from yourself.You comment, plus and share this postingWhen I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Bird circleIf you want to share your photos with the +Birds4All theme then you can use this copy and paste line:#Birds4All by +113942799549327773662 & +115533614048623021648 (+114469338382698658494)Also I want to thank  +Ricky L Jones for his great help on the +Birds4All theme and for the communitie +Jane Floor , +Mandy Allen and  +Thomas Kirchen.You can find the Bird4all communitie here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergenps.I have also included a few special friends.  These people are good to know.   #photography #photographycircles  #diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare 2013-10-16 16:23:1236215439100CC G+
Justin Hill22,577338 Photographers :- Due to a post I saw float past in my stream today I am suddenly aware of the fact that I have not shared any of my circles for a very long time. So to rectify that here's my circle of photographers. If you are missing from this circle you are most probably in my other photography circle that is HDR based...if you are also missing from that one then I am sorry as I simply cannot add everyone that crosses my path or stream. Enjoy...2013-10-11 14:09:1333813411CC G+

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2013-04-29 10:40:09 (29 comments, 11 reshares, 81 +1s)

"Little bitty pretty one"
Virungas National Park, Rwanda

As a female mountain gorilla was gently caressing her young infant, I caught the precious little one peeking out curiously at our group of "humans".

For #MonkeyMonday  curated by +Alex Lapidus and myself.
#WholeWildlifeWeek
#AfricanTuesday  
#WildlifeWednesday  
#ThreatenedThursday
 

Most reshares: 15

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2013-11-02 17:43:22 (8 comments, 15 reshares, 78 +1s)

“What are you?” I said irritably. 
“In the Serengeti, Ms. Lane, I would be the cheetah. I’m stronger, smarter, faster, and hungrier than everything else out there. And I don’t apologize to the gazelle when I take it down.” ~ Karen Marie Moning, Faefever

Three cheetah brothers relaxing while keeping a lookout for their next meal.
Masai Mara, Kenya

#Caturday  
#WildKenya  
#ThreatenedThursday  
#WildlifeWednesday  
#AfricanTuesday  
#catsallovertheworld  
#WildAfrica  

Most plusones: 95

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2013-06-26 14:54:07 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 95 +1s)

But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves.
― Lawrence Anthony, The Elephant Whisperer

For #ElephantWednesday  curated by +Diego Cattaneo +Matthias Haeussler and +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
For #WildlifeWednesday  curated by +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  by +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo and myself
#AfricanTuesday 

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2014-07-02 11:53:52 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)

A pair of female black-faced impalas - a subspecies of impala found in Angola and Namibia. They are different than the common impala in that they are larger with a darker brown color along with the black stripes on their faces. 
Etosha, Namibia

#WildlifeWednesday  with +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak 
#AfricanTuesday  with +Grobler du Preez +Dick Whitlock and +Morkel Erasmus 
#wholewildlifeweek  with +Anette Mossbacher +Dick Whitlock +Diego Cattaneo  and me
+AFRICANature 

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2014-06-27 12:24:27 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 70 +1s)

A day in the life of the Himba.
Himba village near Epupa Falls, Namibia

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2014-06-26 13:24:26 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 58 +1s)

Post bath playfulness.
This little guy was so full of himself after his fun in the waterhole.

Let's hope this little guy lives a long life. Did you know that every fifteen minutes another elephant is poached for it's ivory? Yes, we lose another ele every 15 minutes. The illegally gotten "white gold" helps fund terrorist groups. It is a dire time for our eles and if drastic measures aren't taken soon, they will be extinct in the wild in another 10 years. 

For #threatenedthursday  with +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo  +Sumit Sen and myself

#africantuesday   #wildlifewednesday   #wholewildlifeweek   #elephantwednesday  

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2014-06-25 12:57:15 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 67 +1s)

A handsome male kudu striking a pose.  He actually stood there long enough for us to get some decent pics. 
Etosha, Namibia

#wildlifewednesday  with +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak 
#wholewildlifeweek   with +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo and me. 
#AfricanTuesday   with +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez and +Dick Whitlock. 

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2014-06-24 21:44:25 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)

Windblown black-backed jackal at the waterhole. 
Etosha, Namibia

Did you know that jackals mate for life? 

For #africantuesday   #wholewildlifeweek   #wildlifewednesday  

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2014-06-19 13:30:14 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 62 +1s)

"Solitude"
A lone oryx among the dunes
Sossusvlei, Namibia

According to IUCN, the southern African oryx is listed as a species of least concern but in East Africa it is listed as near threatened. Populations trends are declining apart from in a few protected areas. It had already declined heavily around the margins of its range. Threats from hunting and overgrazing are continuing and it is predicted that the overall level of decline will reach at least 25% over the last 3 generations.

#ThreatenedThursday   
#wholewildlifeweek  

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2014-06-18 12:14:37 (12 comments, 11 reshares, 63 +1s)

"Return to old watering holes for more than water;
friends and dreams are there to meet you."
- African proverb

Etosha, Namibia

#wildlifewednesday  
#elephantwednesday  

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2014-06-17 18:01:10 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)

A young Himba boy. 
Himba village near Epupa Falls, Namibia

#PortraitTuesday  

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2014-05-22 14:54:21 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)

R.I.P. Kealy "Munsters" "Love Bug" Schepis
April 10, 2001 - May 21, 2014

How do you say goodbye to your best friend? I don't know how to. After a two and a half year battle with a chronic illness, Kealy's health deteriorated over the last few weeks. He was a valiant warrior and fought like hell to beat this thing but it eventually took its toll on him. 
The vet came over yesterday afternoon to help him cross over to the Rainbow Bridge where he will be healthy and strong again, and wait for me to join him.  He was brave until the very end. I held him in my arms as the vet helped him cross over and he took his last breath.
 I can't believe he is gone. A huge hole is in my heart. I want to see him jump up on the counter and aggravate me for his treats. He was such a wonderful companion, by my side for 13 years, always with unconditional love - actingmo... more »

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2014-03-27 14:57:19 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 58 +1s)

"A Shepherd's Sunrise" - St. Helena Island, SC 
A beautiful dog on a beautiful morning. 
#FidoFriday

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2013-11-09 16:02:43 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 86 +1s)

Did you know?...
A lion’s roar can be heard from as far as 5 miles away. They can run for short distances at 50 mph and leap as far as 36 feet. A lion’s heels don’t touch the ground when it walks.

A beautiful young male in the shadows looking up at its mother who was sitting atop a nearby termite mound. 
Masai Mara, Kenya

#Caturday  
#Catsallovertheworld  
#AfricanTuesday  
#WildlifeWednesday  
#ThreatenedThursday  
#WildAfrica  

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2013-11-02 17:43:22 (8 comments, 15 reshares, 78 +1s)

“What are you?” I said irritably. 
“In the Serengeti, Ms. Lane, I would be the cheetah. I’m stronger, smarter, faster, and hungrier than everything else out there. And I don’t apologize to the gazelle when I take it down.” ~ Karen Marie Moning, Faefever

Three cheetah brothers relaxing while keeping a lookout for their next meal.
Masai Mara, Kenya

#Caturday  
#WildKenya  
#ThreatenedThursday  
#WildlifeWednesday  
#AfricanTuesday  
#catsallovertheworld  
#WildAfrica  

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2013-10-28 14:37:23 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 68 +1s)

Hyena "hunger games'. 
Masai Mara, Kenya 

Caught these four playfully trying to steal a wildebeest's horn from one another. The antics of babes.

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2013-10-26 13:36:59 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 74 +1s)

Took this pic of handsome Kealy with the point & shoot as he was poised so "regally" on the couch. He's still holding his own against the liver disease that he's been sick with for the last 20 months. For what he's been through... the endless trips to the vet, syringe feeding, all the meds, he's still got a great personality. Our already close bond has strengthened.  He's having more good days sprinkled with a few bad days here and there. He's not regained all his weight and is still thin for a Maine Coon but he seems to be doing OK... for now. :-) 

#Caturday  
#Catsallovertheworld  

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2013-10-24 12:51:37 (21 comments, 10 reshares, 86 +1s)

A very curious Grevy's zebra stallion 
Shaba National Reserve, Kenya

Grevy’s zebra is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List and listed on Appendix I of CITES.

Numbers of Grevy’s zebra underwent a dramatic decline in the 1970s when the coat became prized on the international fashion circuit. In the 1980s there were 15,000 Grevy’s zebra, with this numbering crashing to around 2,500 today, representing an 83 percent decline in the global population over the last three decades. Commercial poaching for skins has since declined due to effective protection measures put in place by Kenya and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). However, in some areas, Grevy’s zebra is still hunted for subsistence meat and some ethnic groups use their fat for medicinal purposes, such as treating tuberculosis. Habitat loss presents a major threat tothe long... more »

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2013-10-14 12:33:30 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 57 +1s)

“Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Two young eles sharing a moment of friendship

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2013-10-12 13:30:09 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +1s)

“Does the giraffe know what he's for? Or care? Or even think about his place in things? A giraffe has a black tongue twenty-seven inches long and no vocal cords. A giraffe has nothing to say. He just goes on giraffing.” ~ Robert Fulghum

Notice the tongue along with the leaves. Gotta love the giraffe. 
Masai Mara, Kenya

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2013-10-11 12:38:16 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 64 +1s)

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.” ~ Edward Abbey

Masai Mara, Kenya

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2013-10-10 12:41:24 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 85 +1s)

“I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” ~ Charles A. Lindbergh 

Masai Mara, Kenya

#ThreatenedThursday  
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#Kenya  
#Catsallovertheworld  

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2013-10-05 14:15:53 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 68 +1s)

“The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer 

Lioness tolerating the flies
Masai Mara, Kenya

#Caturday  
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#Kenya  
#Animals  
#Africa  

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2013-10-04 12:18:35 (16 comments, 12 reshares, 74 +1s)

One elephant is killed every 15 minutes. At the current rate of poaching African Elephants could face extinction in the wild by 2025.

Today, Oct. 4th, 3013, is the International March for Elephants. Organized by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) through their iworry campaign, peaceful marches will be taking place in 15 cities across the globe in the single largest demonstration of awareness for the species. Join your local city march. You can also show your support by joining the digital march for elephants.
Visit: www.iworry.org 
Let's all join together and do what we can to save this magnificent species.

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2013-10-03 15:22:29 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)

Lioness nestled in, up against a kopje (rocky outcropping)
Serengeti, Tanzania

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2013-06-26 14:54:07 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 95 +1s)

But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves.
― Lawrence Anthony, The Elephant Whisperer

For #ElephantWednesday  curated by +Diego Cattaneo +Matthias Haeussler and +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
For #WildlifeWednesday  curated by +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  by +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo and myself
#AfricanTuesday 

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2013-06-24 16:12:19 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 82 +1s)

A pair of Egyptian geese and a pair of crowned cranes. 
Serengeti, Tanzania. 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  

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2013-06-21 14:08:13 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 72 +1s)

Happy Birthday to both my boys this month. Nels turned 5 on the 1st and Josh turns 7 today. Wonderful companions and my right and left arms.  (Taken this morning on the trail w/ my iPhone.) 
Apologize for not being on G+ as much anymore but I still cannot stand the new format. It's too all over the place for my taste. 

#FidoFriday  

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2013-06-12 15:33:28 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 75 +1s)

"Serene Stroll"
 
#ElephantWednesday  curated by +Diego Cattaneo +Matthias Haeussler and +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
For #WildlifeWednesday  curated by +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  by +Anette Mossbacher +Dick Whitlock +Diego Cattaneo and myself
#AfricanTuesday  

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2013-05-16 13:20:43 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)

NEW TOTALS ARE AT 325,  not 315!  This time last week it was 294. 
No words needed... :-(

For #ThreatenedThursday  curated by +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo and me. 

2013-05-15 20:33:15 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

WTF happened to G+?! Just when I was used to the old format, they throw another new one at us?! Good grief!! 

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2013-05-09 20:38:30 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)

RHINO HORN IS NOT MEDICINE
Just came home to heartbreaking news. 294 rhinos killed so far this year...in only 130 days. More devastating news...even though they were dehorned, two pregnant white rhino cows were poached in the Gravelotte area of South Africa. The poachers are stopping at nothing to kill these gentle giants.  Proof again that dehorning and legalizing the sale of rhino horn is not the answer!

For #ThreatenedThursday  curated by +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo and myself. 

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2013-05-08 12:35:34 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 82 +1s)

Gosh, sis, I hope I have tusks just like yours when I'm your age.

Did you know?...  The tusks present at birth are only milk teeth which fall out after around one year of age (approximately 5 cm long). The permanent tusks begin to protrude beyond the lips of an elephant at around 2-3 years of age, and will continue to grow  throughout its life. The growth rate of tusks is at approximately 15-18 centimeters (6-7 inches) per year.
About one quarter of the tusk is hidden within the socket. Thus, the typical question of why people can not just cut off the elephant's tusks to ward off poachers is answered. There is still a large amount of ivory that is attached inside the head and attached to the skull.

For #ElephantWednesday  curated by +Matthias Haeussler  +Diego Cattaneo and +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
#WildlifeWednesday  by +Mike Spinak and +MorkelErasmus... more »

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2013-05-03 16:33:10 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Honored to have my ele photo make it into +Jarek Klimek's 7 TOP Google+ Photographs for May 1st. Always an unexpected and pleasant surprise! Congrats to the other photogs and their excellent work.  
http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2013/5/1

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2013-05-02 01:42:57 (20 comments, 7 reshares, 83 +1s)

Elephants are living treasures. Nature's gardeners. Nature's great teachers. Tragically some people don't give a damn. They prefer the dead treasure to the living one. The ivory. We must challenge this so-called 'trade' with all our might and shame on those who would condone it. ~ Virginia McKenna OBE Founder & Trustee: Born Free Foundation

"Post mud bath stroll"

For #ThreatenedThursday  curated by +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo and myself
#ElephantWednesday  by +Diego Cattaneo +Matthias Haeussler and +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
#WildlifeWednesday
#AfricanTuesday
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week 
#Elephantidae  

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2013-05-01 11:13:24 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)

"Heading for Cover"
Masai Mara, Kenya

Did you know?... When a leopard stalks prey, it keeps a low profile and slinks through the grass or bush until it is close enough to launch an attack. When not hunting, it can move through herds of antelopes without unduly disturbing them by flipping its tail over its back to reveal the white underside, a sign that it is not seeking prey.
As a mother leopard leads her cubs through thick undergrowth, she holds her tail upright, high in the air. The leopard cubs can keep track of their mother by watching the white tip of her tail, even in tall grassland during the night time.

For #WildlifeWednesday  curated by +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus 
##WholeWildlifeWeek by +Anette Mossbacher +Dick Whitlock +Diego Cattaneo and myself
#AfricanTuesday  
#WildKenya  by +Guy Dekelver 
#Catsallovertheworld by+Robert ... more »

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2013-04-30 11:29:02 (26 comments, 4 reshares, 71 +1s)

Wilderness gave us knowledge. Wilderness made us human. We came from here. Perhaps that is why so many of us feel a strong bond to this land called Serengeti; it is the land of our youth. ~ +Boyd Norton  Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning

For #AfricanTuesday, Open theme curated by +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez 
#WholeWildlifeWeek +Whole Wildlife Week  by +Anette Mossbacher +Dick Whitlock +Diego Cattaneo and myself
#WildlifeWednesday  
#ThreatenedThursday
#WildKenya  by +Guy Dekelver 
#Catsallovertheworld by +Robert SKREINER 
#Simba

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2013-04-29 17:30:50 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

Hey Gang...
Because of the popularity of the G+ daily theme Whole Wildlife Week  we have started a new page dedicated to the same! Be sure to add us to your circles! So now when you post your photos and hashtag them with #WholeWildlifeWeek we'd like you to also add them to +Whole Wildlife Week as well. 
Many of you know already know who the curators are: +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo!  
Looking forward to seeing all your great wildlife pics on G+ and on our page. Cheers! 

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2013-04-29 10:40:09 (29 comments, 11 reshares, 81 +1s)

"Little bitty pretty one"
Virungas National Park, Rwanda

As a female mountain gorilla was gently caressing her young infant, I caught the precious little one peeking out curiously at our group of "humans".

For #MonkeyMonday  curated by +Alex Lapidus and myself.
#WholeWildlifeWeek
#AfricanTuesday  
#WildlifeWednesday  
#ThreatenedThursday
 

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2013-04-25 14:11:57 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)

My heart breaks a little more every time I see these numbers increase. Day 115 of this year and we've already lost 250 rhinos... in South Africa alone. That's 2.17 rhinos killed each day. We are losing this war. :-( :-(

For #ThreatenedThursday curated by +Anette Mossbacher +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo and me. 

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2013-04-25 00:49:39 (19 comments, 9 reshares, 62 +1s)

"Walking a Thin Line"

At the CITES conference last month, eight principal nations were identified as complicit in the ivory trade: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and China. Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda today account for nearly 70 percent of the illegal ivory flowing out of Africa.

Poaching and ivory trafficking have skyrocketed in the post-China ivory sale years. The Chinese government recently built the world’s largest ivory carving factory and is funding the training of a new generation of ivory carvers.

A survey of several hundred middle class people in nine cities in China revealed that 80 percent of respondents own ivory (averaging 2.7 pieces), and 84 percent intend to acquire more.

The ivory crisis is unparalleled. We have fewer elephants than ever before and continue to lose them at an alarming rate.  Thereis ... more »

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2013-04-24 20:00:59 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

Mother and goober at Amboseli

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2013-04-24 15:33:19 (27 comments, 9 reshares, 58 +1s)

"Moving Day"
Masai Mara, Kenya
The adults of this hyena clan were "trying" to move their cubs to a different den. Every time they'd move one cub and go back for another, the cub in the new den would run back "home" and they'd have to start all over. 

For #WildlifeWednesday  curated by +Morkel Erasmus and +Mike Spinak 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#AfricanTuesday  
#WildKenya by +Guy Dekelver 
#MasaiMara  
#Africa

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2013-04-23 16:26:11 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 74 +1s)

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Not the best shot but an itty-bitty Malachite Kingfisher
Kwando Lagoon, Botswana

Another one for #AfricanTuesday , Tiny Africa curated by +Dick Whitlock +Morkel Erasmus and +Grobler du Preez 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#WildlifeWednesday  
#Birds4all  
#Birdloversworldwide  

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2013-04-23 12:46:33 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 48 +1s)

Like delicate lace,
So the threads intertwine,
Oh, gossamer web
Of wond'rous design!
Such beauty and grace
Wild nature produces...
Ughh, look at the spider
Suck out that bug's juices!” 
~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat

Ugh is right! Took this in Botswana a few years ago. Quickly snapped off a couple of pics and didn't care if they were in focus or not. Thought this thing was going to come after us. My guides were cracking up at my reaction. Spiders are NOT high on my list of favorites. Yucky, phooey, ewwwwy! ;-) 

Here ya go, +Morkel Erasmus, +Grobler du Preez and +Dick Whitlock. My contribution to #AfricanTuesday Tiny Africa.
#SpiderSunday  
#macro4all  
#WholeWildlifeWeek (if spiders count) 

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2013-04-22 13:47:02 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 49 +1s)

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. ~  Albert Einstein

"Buffalo soldier"
Masai Mara Kenya

For  #MonochromeMonday (+Monochrome Monday) Curated by +Hans Berendsen , +Jerry Johnson , +Steve Barge, +Dominique Hilbert , +David Orr and +Martin Heller 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#AfricanTuesday  
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#WildKenya by +Guy Dekelver

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2013-04-18 15:42:50 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 65 +1s)

"The King of Camouflage"
Savute, Botswana

The lion population of Africa has plummeted by more than 90%. Only 15,000 to 20,000 remain in the wild with current numbers on the decrease due to hunting, poaching, loss of habitat and human-wildlife conflict. 

Attached is a link to a recent article where lions are now being bred in South Africa only to be sold for body parts similar to the fate of tigers. It is a lucrative "business" for those involved. Why are countries across the world destroying this magnificent species? When will this end? 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/16/south-africa-lion-bones-trade

For #ThreatenedThursday  curated by +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher  +Diego Cattaneo and myself.
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#catsallovertheworld  by +Robert SKREINER 
#AfricanTuesday  
#WildlifeW... more »

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2013-04-17 12:55:55 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)

You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place. 
That's why animals are so soft and huggy.  ~ Bill Watterson

Dwarf Mongoose
Botswana

The Dwarf Mongoose is the smallest African mongoose. They have a body length between 18 and 28 cms (7 - 11 inches) and a tail length between 14 and 19 cms (5.5 - 7.5 inches) and they weigh between 200 and 350 g (7 - 13 oz). They feed upon insects, snakes, lizards, birds, rodents fruit and eggs.

They are found in the grasslands, woodlands, brush lands and scrub of east and southern Africa and are common in areas that have many termite mounds.

They have a small home range that they mark with secretions from their anal and cheek glands. Within this range they will have many dens that they can run to for safety. (See hole in log.)

They live in groups of 2 - 20 individuals and they consist of ado... more »

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2013-04-16 15:41:09 (23 comments, 7 reshares, 55 +1s)

All I know is that every time I go to Africa, I am shaken to my core. ~  Stephen Lewis 
 
A young woman from the Hamer tribe.
Omo River Valley, Ethiopia

The Hamer are a semi-nomadic, pastoral people, numbering about 42,000. They inhabit the territory east of the Omo River and have villages in Turmi and Dimeka. Honey collection is their major activity and their cattle is the meaning of their life. They will stay for a few months wherever there is enough grass for grazing, putting up their round huts. When the grass is finished, they will move on to new pasture grounds. This is the way they have been living for generations.

For #AfricanTuesday curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez 
#PortraitTuesday  
#Ethiopia  
#NikonShooters  

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2013-04-15 11:30:47 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 60 +1s)

That "Geico gecko" ain't got nuthin' on me! 
Agama lizard
Chyulu Hills, Kenya

Agama lizards are sometimes called "rainbow" lizards because of the colorful displays put on by the dominant males. While most agamas are green and brown, dominant males show off by rapidly turning their bodies blue and their heads bright red or yellow. Most agamas live in small groups with the dominant male ruling over several females and sub-males. While sunning themselves each morning, the dominant male will claim the most elevated spot, with subordinates in lower areas. Agamas hunt by vision and prefer to wait for an insect to come by. Their sticky tongues help them hold onto prey.

For #ReptileMonday  curated by +Will Pirnasch 
#NatureMonday  by +Rolf Hicker and +Jen Baptist
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#AfricanTuesday  
#WildlifeWednesday  
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2013-04-12 13:32:36 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 63 +1s)

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. ~Robert Lynd

Lilac-breasted Roller
Botswana

#BirdsforAll by +Ricky L Jones and +Walter Soestbergen 
#Birdloversworldwide by +Robert SKREINER 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#nikonshooters  

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2013-04-11 17:39:08 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)

Horrible, horrible news, on the rhino front!  Updated totals of 227 for South Africa for the year. 163 of them killed in Kruger Park alone. At a loss for words. :-(

For #ThreatenedThursday curated by +Anette Mossbacher +Sumit Sen +Diego Cattaneo and myself. 

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2013-04-11 11:53:45 (22 comments, 3 reshares, 72 +1s)

I feel like I'm nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them. ~ Bindi Irwin 

Cheetah atop a termite mound looking for food.
Masai Mara, Kenya
Cheetahs, the fastest land animal alive, are known for sprinting 0-65 mph in less than 4 seconds to chase down its prey. If unsuccessful, it can take a cheetah up to 30 minutes to regain its strength to try again. 

For #ThreatenedThursday curated by +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher +Diego Cattaneo and myself
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#AfricanTuesday  
#WildlifeWednesday  
#Bigcatsallovertheworld  by +Robert SKREINER 
#Caturday  
#Wildkenya  by +Guy Dekelver 

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