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Sandy Schepis has been shared in 273 public circles

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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 09:57:17162017CC 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 12:27:461600018CC 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 07:44:2446826829CC 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+
Carlos Skinfill0Hi Google Friends! I am glad to sharing you One of my Circles.This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of  #Artists really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (include yourself) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#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   #circlethursdaycircle2014-03-03 00:47:12250316CC 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 05:33:3738312432CC 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 21:09:1638215362135CC 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 14:37:481485115CC 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 Preez0AfricanTuesdayTop5 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 20:55:4838114250113CC 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 02:11:38495225121154CC 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 16:23:1236215640101CC 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+
Philip Daly15,073Curators CircleIt's been a while since I shared my Awesome Curators circle.Cool folks all!Unfortunately, G+ only allows 500 per share and truncates out the rest. I've no way of knowing who got cut so apologies if you're not in2013-09-15 08:04:0050116818CC G+
Daily Photography Themes16,014Curators CircleThe latest version of our curators circle.for +Pam Boling  ;)2013-09-04 20:09:324309212CC G+
Google+ Categorized Circles1,153#photography circle for you... nJoy..!! #sharedcircles #circle #circleshare  2013-08-26 19:04:5949114619CC G+
Walter Soestbergen36,595✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [15-08-2013]This 5th edition from the Birds circle which has grown till 351 persons. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Add this circle and start engaging with the people in it. Plus, comment and share and they may reward you tooHow 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 postingAnd or share your photos with +Birds4All / #Birds4All  theme. This way I will see your photos and there is a big change I add you ;-) When I +1 you, you are in the upcoming Birds circleIt helps ;-) when you share your Bird photos also with +Birds4All / #Birds4All  theme.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 2013-08-15 17:27:173511802394CC G+
Luthfi Zuhairansyah0Hai, Sore.. Join To The SEO Circles ClubTo remain in this circle please complete all steps:1) +1 this post2) Comment on this post3) SHaRe THiS CiRCLe PuBLiCLYTo get added to this circle for the next share:1) +1 this post2) Comment on this post3) SHaRe THiS CiRCLe PuBLiCLY4) Add this circle #Circleshare   #Circles  2013-07-26 10:19:585001014CC G+
Tim Moore41,568Animal and Pet Lovers on +Google+ Circle all of these great folks if you love pets and animals. You won't regret it. #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheday   #pets   #animals   #petlove   #animallovers   #doglovers   #cat   #caturday   #catlovers   #petlovers   #animalrights  2013-07-11 16:40:1743510313CC G+
Daniel Mulder2,139Cat person? Then you will love this shared circle with cat lovers or not per se? Even then all these people are still worth checking out! They put time and energy in what they share and are good at it.+Simona AN build it for a long time and I am glad to be in it. Thanks!2013-07-07 10:48:2249724418CC G+
Simona AN20,934 ^__^(='.'=)         ^..^ ~~~~~~~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~~~~~~~ ^..^(")_(")I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days. - Bill Dana Weekly CAT CIRCLE for my best friends! Here are my favorite people on Google+, interesting, smart, sensitive and talented! They have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be PAW-ESOME ! You're notified, you're in CAT CIRCLE!If you want to be added or out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ Disney : Les Aristochats Tout le monde veut devenir un cat - Synthesia♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ Every week I try to find a new version for the welcome song... #CATCIRCLE   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #caturday   #mybelovedcats   #hqspanimals   #catsbigandsmallthebest   #catloversnetwork   #wildlifeinthecity   #circlecaturday   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle  2013-07-06 18:04:064051033084CC G+
Simona AN19,631 ^__^(='.'=)         ^..^ ~~~~~~~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~~~~~~~ ^..^(")_(")A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution - Hazel Nicholson Weekly CAT CIRCLE for my best friends! There are my favorites on Google+, very interesting, smart, sensitive and talented people! They have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be PAW-ESOME ! You're notified, you're in CAT CIRCLE!If you want to be added or out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪  Digital Farm Animals - Everybody Wants to be a Cat♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪  Every week I try to find a new version for the welcome song... #CATCIRCLE   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #caturday   #mybelovedcats   #hqspanimals   #catsbigandsmallthebest   #catloversnetwork   #wildlifeinthecity   #circlecaturday   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-06-22 20:39:21399882374CC G+
Simona AN19,064 ^__^(='.'=)         ^..^ ~~~~~~~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~~~~~~~ ^..^(")_(")I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat - Edgar Allan Poe Weekly CAT CIRCLE for my best friends! There are my favorites on Google+, very interesting, smart, sensitive and talented people! They have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be PAW-ESOME ! You're notified, you're in CAT CIRCLE!If you want to be added or out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ Every week I try to find a new version for the welcome song... #CATCIRCLE   #caturday   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #mybelovedcats   #hqspanimals   #catsbigandsmallthebest   #catloversnetwork   #circlecaturday   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-06-15 20:57:50402922264CC G+
Walter Soestbergen31,243✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯The New Bird Photographers Cɪrcleᴇ is out  [10-06-2013] !This third edition from the Birds circle which has grown till 304 photographers. This circle is a must have for people who love Birds.Please support yourself and the community by adding and sharing this awesome Birds photographersHow 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 upcomming Birds circleIt helps ;-) when you share your Bird photos also with +Birds4All / #Birds4All  theme. I want to thank +Ricky L Jones for co-curating the +Birds4All theme page. And +Jane Floor  +Mandy Allen  +Adam Ries and +Thomas Kirchen  for curating the https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117152286456045395241 community. Without their help it would be a daytime job.with kind regards,+Walter Soestbergen#diamondcircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness  #awesomepeople #diamondclub   #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles 2013-06-10 21:06:133041703283CC G+
Stephanie Calahan1,218FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 4 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1491 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFFabulous Women on G+ Part 3 Can be found here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/7wiyEUFuKsHWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.2013-06-09 22:47:5043927622CC G+
Simona AN18,476 ^__^(='.'=)         ^..^ ~~~~~~~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~~~~~~~ ^..^(")_(")Some people are like cats - if they're dropped upside down, they land on their feet. I get a little irritated about stories like that. - Peter Segal Weekly CAT CIRCLE for my best friends! There are my favorites on Google+, very interesting, smart, sensitive and talented people! They have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be PAW-ESOME ! You're notified, you're in CAT CIRCLE!If you want to be added or out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ The Sugar Sisters - Everybody Wants To Be a Cat♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ Every week I try to find a new version for the welcome song... #CATCIRCLE   #caturday   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #mybelovedcats   #hqspanimals   #catsbigandsmallthebest   #catloversnetwork   #circlecaturday   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-06-08 19:33:36400732966CC G+
Simona AN17,740 ^__^(='.'=)         ^..^ ~~~~~~~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~~~~~~~ ^..^(")_(")Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons - Robertson DaviesWeekly CAT CIRCLE for cat lovers! There are my favorites on Google+, very interesting, smart, sensitive and talented people! They have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be PAW-ESOME ! You're notified, you're in CAT CIRCLE!If you want to be added or out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪Everybody Wants to Be a Cat♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪Every week I try to find a new version for the welcome song... #CATCIRCLE   #caturday   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #mybelovedcats   #hqspanimals   #catsbigandsmallthebest   #catloversnetwork   #circlecaturday   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-06-01 20:42:08392672056CC G+
Simona AN17,165 ^__^(='.'=)         ^..^ ~~~~~~~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~~~~~~~ ^..^(")_(")You can't own a cat. The best you can do is be partners - Sir Harry Swanson Weekly CAT CIRCLE for cat lovers! There are my favorites on Google+, very interesting people, smart, sensitive and talented! They have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be PAW-ESOME ! You're notified, you're in CAT CIRCLE!If you want to be added or out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪Aristocats "Everybody Wants to be a Cat" The Boop Sisters♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪Every week I try to find a new version for the welcome song... #caturday   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #mybelovedcats   #hqspanimals   #catsbigandsmallthebest   #catloversnetwork   #circlecaturday   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-05-25 18:11:37391752458CC G+
Simona AN16,706 ^__^(='.'=)         ^..^ ~~~~~~~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~~~~~~~ ^..^(")_(")God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things - Pablo Picasso This is my weekly CAT CIRCLE which you already know (updated). I gathered together cat lovers, people with cat avatar and those who have asked to be in this circle.My favorites on Google+ are in CAT CIRCLE! They are very interesting people, smart, sensitive and talented, have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be PAW-ESOME ! If you received notification, you are in CAT CIRCLE.If you want to be added in CAT CIRCLE, just tell me! If you want to be OUT just tell me!Welcome Newcomers! ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ Aristocats, Berkeley Playhouse, Everybody Wants to be a Cat♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪  #caturday   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #mybelovedcats   #hqspanimals   #catsbigandsmallthebest   #catloversnetwork   #circlecaturday   #take2seconds   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #todaysmemory  2013-05-18 21:07:36391771961CC G+
Charles Lupica66,743          Top 1000 most followed active        photographers sharing content on G+                  Circle One: J to ZThis  is the second of two circles,  The first was shaerd on 16 May here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103236949470535942612/posts/FPsHj9E2QEo.  The circles have been divided alphabetically to help give more exposure to people with fewer followers and shared at different times to help keep down the stream saturation. Please plus, comment and share.  This circle has no requirements for future participation but your support and encouragement is appreciated. It has been two weeks since I announced my intent to update my circle of the 500 most followed photographers on G+.  I decided to do things a bit differently this time and so I'll share the top 1000.   To build the circles and the list I enlisted the aid of  +Bill Wood +Gemma Costa +Jen Baptist +Katy Houlne and +Margaret Tompkins   They built circles and vetted profiles.  My starting point for this was a list of 2000 names generously provided to me by +CircleCount. I would to thank each for their help.I have chosen the name of the circle carefully to try to accurately represent the contents of what will be in the two circles. The script / finding namesThe script was provided by CircleCount and looks through the tagline of every profile on CircleCount to find the word "photo" or "foto".  If a photographer doesn't have a CircleCount profile they won't be found.  If one of these two words isn't in their tagline, they won't be found.  A few people I know have fallen into this flaw in my thinking.  To fix this, CircleCount has asked me to provide a "whitelist" of names that the script misses.  The white-list list adds another 30 or so names to the result.   Keyword world a personal viewpointIf you don't use the word photographer to describe yourself how do you expect people to find you in a search. "Searcher of cute pixels", "Creative spirit that makes art out of light"; these might be poetic, they might touch your soul but the world looks for content based on keyword searches.  SEO is going to do the same. Consider carefully the words sou use to describe yourself if you want people to find you using search technology. How was the list processedThe list was sorted by the level of activity.  People that hadn't posted in the last month (approximately April 5 to May 5th) were removed from the list.  This included people that hadn't posted or people that had posted only once in the past 4 weeks.  Again, this has some flaws but I'm mostly happy with the results.  People who are posting only in private communities o2013-05-18 13:17:2050113386127CC G+
Simona AN15,950 ^__^(='.'=)         ^..^ ~~~~~~~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~~~~~~~ ^..^(")_(")I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul - Jean Cocteau This is a weekly CAT CIRCLE which you already know. I gathered together cat lovers, people with cat avatar and those who have asked to be in this circle.My favorites on Google+ are in CAT CIRCLE! They are very interesting people, smart, sensitive and talented, have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be paw-esome ! If you received notification, you are in CAT CIRCLE.If you want to be added in CAT CIRCLE, just tell me! If you want to be OUT just tell me!Welcome Newcomers! 2013 Junior Theater Festival "Everybody Wants To Be A Cat" from Disney's The Aristocats KIDS♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ #caturday   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #mybelovedcats   #hqspanimals   #catsbigandsmallthebest   #catloversnetwork   #circlecaturday   #take2seconds   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #sharedpubliccircles2013-05-11 19:44:59391872056CC G+
Trever McGhee27,055Circle # 2 of 3,  to Create positive Karma * tell us 1 or more of your favorite people we should circle!+Take2seconds click the share button ~ the add button ~ the plus on this circle, if your not in it....add the circle and then share that circle with yourself in it.I'll then share your circle with the +Share Your Circle community and on the +Share Your Circle page!Everyone deserves to be in a circle! Including you! You're amazing, just like the people and pages within this circle... I went through thousands of posts for the last part of April and created 3 circles from those posts, I just wish that Google would allow me to include everyone  (。◕‿◕。) This is circle #2.From those posts~ 33% are from posts from my followers that inspired me with their inspirational posts, conversation, positive outlook....~ 33% are people that have created or shared a circle with me in it, in the last two weeks of April and I would like to thank them in their efforts to support others.~ 33% are brand new people that I've just added to my circles based on the recommendation from my followers to check them out and the incredible posts I've come across.~ 01% Mystery  (。◕‿◕。)Chances are.... you're already following more than one person in circles I created....................if your favorite person is not in there,...tell me and I'll include them in the favorite VIP circle for next week. They don't have to be following me, to be included. Everyone's welcome to create positive karma by sharing this post to support the amazing people within it...to honor your favorite G+ people by leaving a comment with their name  (。◕‿◕。)Circle #1 https://plus.google.com/u/0/109005993947558449703/posts/f1sAWp2gSEJCircle #2https://plus.google.com/u/0/109005993947558449703/posts/YXuN1xdwx2hCircle #3https://plus.google.com/u/0/109005993947558449703/posts/YXuN1xdwx2h#CircleMe   #AddMe   #AddCircle   #AddPeople   #AddCircles   #AddFriends   #CircleFriends   #Awesome   #Friends   #Find   #Discover   2013-05-03 20:43:57493562765CC G+
Holly Ares Snyder2,324Haven't shared a circle in a while, so here you go. This is my circle of most-useful people--all worth following. Check it out. 2013-05-02 20:51:3821010012CC G+
Boris Gorelik36,043MY HUMANS2013-04-27 23:59:131949312CC G+
Simona AN14,907 ^__^(='.'=)         ^..^ ~~~~~~~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~~~~~~~ ^..^(")_(")I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love. - James HerriotWeekly CAT CIRCLE which you already know (and wait!)... I put together cat lovers, people with cat avatar and those who have asked to be in this circle.My favorite people of Google+ come together in CAT CIRCLE. I love this wonderful people: smart, sensitive and talented. They are very interesting people, have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be paw-esome ! If yu received notification, you are in CAT CIRCLE.If you want to be added in CAT CIRCLE, just tell me! If you want to be OUT just tell me!Welcome Newcomers! Michelle Nicastro - Everybody Wants To Be A Cat ( Aristocrats ) #caturday   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #hqspanimals   #catsbigandsmallthebest   #mybelovedcats   #catloversnetwork   #take2seconds   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #circlesunday   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-04-27 17:16:30382611965CC G+
Simona AN14,371(\__/)(='.'=)         ^..^ ~~~~~~~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~~~~~~~ ^..^(")_(")I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through - Jules VerneWeekly CAT CIRCLE which you already know (and wait!)... I put together cat lovers, people with cat avatar and those who have asked to be in this circle.My favorite people of Google+ come together in CAT CIRCLE. I love this wonderful people: smart, sensitive and talented. They are very interesting people, have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be paw-esome ! You received this notification because you are in CAT CIRCLE.If you want to be added in CAT CIRCLE, just tell me! If you want to be OUT just tell me!Welcome Newcomers! Rusty Cage - Everybody Wants to be a Cat #caturday   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #hqspanimals   #catsbigandsmallthebest   #wildlifeinthecity   #catloversnetwork   #take2seconds   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #circlesunday   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-04-20 17:49:27388912570CC G+
Simona AN13,847(\__/)(='.'=)         ~~~~~~ ^..^ ~~~~ CAT CIRCLE ~~~~ ^..^ ~~~~~~(")_(")People who hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life - Faith ResnickWeekly CAT CIRCLE which you already know (and wait!)... I put together cat lovers, people with cat avatar and those who have asked to be in this circle.My favorite people of Google+ come together in CAT CIRCLE. I love this wonderful people: smart, sensitive and talented. They are very interesting people, have a good sense of humor and interact well. If you will add them in your circles your stream will be paw-esome ! You received this notification because you are in CAT CIRCLE.If you want to be added in CAT CIRCLE, just tell me! If you want to be OUT just tell me!Welcome Newcomers! Alti & Bassi - Everybody Wants to be a cat - gli Aristogatti - Lyrics in description #caturday   #onecatadaykeepsthedoctoraway   #hqspanimals   #catsbignandsmallthebest   #take2seconds   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #circlesunday   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-04-13 20:32:50385702569CC G+
Robert SKREINER41,730►Top Photographers Circle 3.0 / L-Z◄ - ►Top Photos on Google+◄+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINER░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░In this 2 Circles are included all ►Top Photographers,who contributed and participated in the daily photo theme:#10000photographers since the G+Page and Group +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS by +Robert SKREINERis established, respectively all, whose photos were shared as►TOP Photos on Google+◄  until today.This circle is renewed and expanded regularly! Those who have once or even several times not shared this circle are not included in this circle. Who wants to be included in the next circle again, please share this circle. This is only a fair rule. Who wants to be promoted must also concede this to the others.░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░►►► How to get also into the next circle? - It's very easy:1) Share this circle public in your stream! 2) Use the following hashtag for your ►Top photos on Google+◄ :    #10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER    +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS3) Add the page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS    and the curator +Robert SKREINER to your circles.4) Join the NEW Community ►Top Photos on Google+◄    https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702     and share your best photos also to the Community.5) Comment and give +1 and maybe share one ore more of the daily selected    „Top Photos on Google+“ from the G+Page +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS     regularly, as well as you visit the profile of the authors.    Who does not comment on others, who gives no +1 to others,    is not a friend and partner, and can also not expect,    that others visit his other stream and share his work.6) It is probably easy to understand that we omit in new circles always     those who have not publicly shared a circl2013-04-09 20:11:32393231132177CC G+


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2014-03-27 14:57:19 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 41 +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 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 74 +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  
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2013-11-02 17:43:22 (7 comments, 14 reshares, 69 +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  
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2013-10-28 14:37:23 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 59 +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 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 65 +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, 9 reshares, 78 +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, 7 reshares, 50 +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, 58 +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, 59 +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, 73 +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

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2013-10-05 14:15:53 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 64 +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

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2013-10-04 12:18:35 (16 comments, 12 reshares, 69 +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, 37 +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, 91 +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, 9 reshares, 76 +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 (12 comments, 6 reshares, 62 +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, 73 +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, 17 +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, 10 +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, 25 +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, 80 +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, 18 +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, 81 +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, 67 +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, 5 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, 12 +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, 12 reshares, 80 +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, 14 +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, 61 +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, 27 +1s)

Mother and goober at Amboseli

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2013-04-24 15:33:19 (27 comments, 9 reshares, 57 +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, 70 +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, 47 +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, 48 +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  
#WildlifeWednesday  
#WildKenya by +Guy Dekelver

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2013-04-18 15:42:50 (23 comments, 5 reshares, 64 +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, 54 +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 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 62 +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  
more »

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2013-04-12 13:32:36 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 61 +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, 11 +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, 71 +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
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#AfricanTuesday  
#WildlifeWednesday  
#Bigcatsallovertheworld  by +Robert SKREINER 
#Caturday  
#Wildkenya  by +Guy Dekelver 

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2013-04-10 13:20:48 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 66 +1s)

How beautifully everything is arranged by Nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it.  ~Jules Michelet

As I've previously mentioned, due to the surge in poaching of these gentle giants, I will no longer disclose where my ele photos were taken. Suffice it to say it was somewhere in the wilds of Africa, where I hope they are still safe. 

For #ElephantWednesday  curated by +Matthias Haeussler , +Diego Cattaneo and +Louisa Catharine Forsyth 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#WildlifeWednesday  by +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus 
#nikonshooters  

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2013-04-10 12:05:09 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 32 +1s)

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

A herd of orxyes walking single-file across the vast plains of the Kalahari, Botswana

For #WildlifeWednesday  curated by +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#AfricanTuesday  


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2013-04-09 15:26:32 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 52 +1s)

Beauty in motion. The elegance of the impala in flight.  
Kwara concession, Botswana
(Playing around learning Silver Efex in Nik software I came up with this. Thoughts?) 

For #AfricanTuesday   Monochrome Africa  curated by +Morkel Erasmus, +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez 
#WholeWildlifeWeek
#WildlifeWednesday  

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2013-04-08 12:48:06 (26 comments, 24 reshares, 99 +1s)

Family is one of nature's masterpieces, no matter the species.

Taken a few years ago in the Virungas National Park, Rwanda, this is one of the most tender and loving moments I've witnessed in the animal kingdom.

For #MonkeyMonday  curated by +Alex Lapidus and myself.
#NatureMonday  +Rolf Hicker 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#AfricanTuesday  
#WildlifeWednesday  
 
 
 

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2013-04-05 15:45:35 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 61 +1s)

Where Mom goes, they will follow. Well... most of the time!
Ndutu, Serengeti, Tanzania

For #FurryFriday  curated by +Ross Campbell 
#Catsallovertheworld  by +Robert SKREINER 
#WholeWildlifeWeek  
#AfricanTuesday  
#WildlifeWednesday  
#NikonShooters  
#Simba  

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2013-04-04 13:31:38 (20 comments, 7 reshares, 56 +1s)

African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus)
Kwara concession, Botswana

The African wild dog, also called the hunting dog, is a vanishing species in Africa. The wild dog is a highly intelligent and social animal and they live in packs of six to 20. If the pack numbers fall below six, hunting efficiency is eroded. When prey is targeted, some of the dogs run close to the animal, while others follow behind, taking over when the leader tired. They can run long distances, at speeds up to about 35 miles per hour.

Throughout Africa wild dogs have been shot and poisoned by farmers, hunters and, at one time, by rangers who considered them as bloodthirsty raiders of livestocks and dispersers of wild herds. As the numbers of these wild dogs dwindle, they become more mysterious, elusive and enigmatic, reappearing suddenly in places they have not inhabited for months and then vanishing again a few days... more »

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2013-04-04 11:49:31 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

It seems the news for rhinos just keeps getting worse as they are targeted by poachers in ever increasing numbers. A good friend of mine Sam is trying hard to do something about this however. He is raising money for Save The Rhinos by running the London marathon. The catch? He'll be wearing a full-body rhino suit for the entire race! Madness I say...

If you want to see what the suit is like, Sam made this little promotional video which I think is absolutely brilliant. Please do check it out, I think you'll enjoy it too: Run Rhino Run

Of course if you do feel willing to sponsor Sam he would very much appreciate anything you can give, however small. You can do so here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SamuelBond

If you aren't able to sponsor then sharing this post or the video would help too (yes, Facebook or Twitter also count! On Twitter he's... more »

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2013-04-03 14:58:10 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 55 +1s)

A male Jackson's Hartebeest standing guard over its mate and calf.
Chyulu Hills, Kenya
The population of Jackson's Hartebeest throughout Africa is small, at best and declining. 

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

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2013-04-02 17:55:01 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)

Hope the G+ staff is aware of this issue and this petition (43,000+ signatures so far). And that +Larry Page is working to rectify the situation. 
If anyone has any info, please comment. Thanks. 

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