Monday 3 March 2014

World Wildlife Day

We celebrate and congratulate everyone in the big wide world out there that is working, or has worked, to conserve and preserve our glorious planet and its incredible wildlife. If you have volunteered your time, raised money for a project or charity, donated your hard earned cash (especially when you can ill afford it), made a career out of conservation rather than heading where the money is, then this is a day for you to sit back, kick off your shoes and allow us to thank you for the difference you have made.

Thank you to everyone involved in helping 

the other living things that share our wounded planet.

In order to commemorate World Wildlife Day from a Wader Quest perspective we thought we'd show some of the amazing creatures we encountered whilst on our trips in search of waders.
Greater Blue-ringed Octopus Hapalochlaena lunulata; a venomous octopus found in a rock pool near Broome, Western Australia, Australia. September 2013

Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius; Chobe River, Kasani, Botswana.

Fiddler Crab Uca sp.; Laempakbia, Phetchaburi, Thailand. January 2014.

Common Zebra Equus quagga; Caprivi Game Reserve, Caprivi, Namibia. August 2013.

Portuguese Man-of-war Physalia physalis; Washed up on a beach in The Gambia. January 2014.

Nile Corcodile Crocodylus niloticus; Chobe River, Kasani, Botswana. August 2013.

South American Grey Fox Lycalopex griseus: Punta Arenas, Magallanes and Antártica Chilena, Chile. November 2013.

Vicuñas Vicugna vicugna; San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile. October 2013.

Ellipsen Waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus ellipsiprymnus; Chobe River, Kasani, Botswana. August 2013.

Indian Flapshell Turtle Lissemys punctata; Kohni Bandh Dam, Rajastan, India. January 2014.

Fabian's Saltflat Lizard Liolaemus fabiani; endemic to the salt flats of Atacama. Laguba Chaxa, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile. October 2013.

Rainforest tree species; Kuranda, Queensland, Australia. September 2013.

Mountain Vischacha Lagidium viscacia; Santa Eulalia Valley, Peru. June 2013.

Giant Mudskipper Periophthalmodon schlosseri; Pak Thale, Phetchaburi, Thailand. November 2012.

South African Ground Squirrel Geosciurus inauris; Garingboom Guest House, Free State, South Africa. August 2013.

Andean mouse species; Lake Junin, Junín, Peru. June 2013.

Steinbuck Raphicerus campestris; In transit, Botswana.

Ruddy Marsh Skimmer Crocothermis servilis servilis;  female, Ancient City Fish Farm, Samut Prakan, Thailand. November 2012.

Dromedary Camel Camelus dromedarius; Dubai, UAE. November 2012.

West Coast National Park, Western Cape, South Africa.

Bontebok Damaliscus pygargus pygargus; West Coast National Park, Western Cape, South Africa. 

Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus; Ned's Corner, Victoria, Australia. September 2013.

African Penguin Spheniscus demersus; Simonstown, Western Cape, South Africa.

Rhesus Macaque Macaca mulatta: Pak Thale, Phetchaburi, Thailand. November 2013.
Hector's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori; pelagic off Kaikoura, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. October 2013.

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