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What we look like when hunting for something to eat in the fridge. 🥣 👀 . Pictured here is a Caracal (Caracal caracal) as it prowls through the Namib Desert, looking for food. Normally seeking food at night to avoid the heat of the sun, they can also hunt at dusk and dawn - or even during the day if conditions are right. . #DidYouKnow: Caracals are the heaviest of Africa's small cats, they can weigh in at over 40 pounds. . . Watch Hostile Planet to learn the truly extraordinary ways in which animals have adapted to survive in the face of great adversity, today at 3 PM on Nat Geo Wild. #NatGeoWild #RealIsHere . . Photo credit: Stephanie Thompson . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots
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How we look after the 5th video call of the day. 🥱 . Asiatic lions once roamed vast swaths of the Middle East and Asia, but indiscriminate hunting and killing led to near extinction. By the late 1800s, as few as 10 of the animals remained on Earth. Today, these big cats are heavily protected in the Gir Forest region in India. . #DidYouKnow: Once threatened by extinction, the Asiatic lions’ population has now grown to an estimated 674 lions in the Gir Forest region, growing by almost 29% from the last count in 2015. . . . #Repost from @urmiljhaveri Tag us while uploading your picture using @natgeoindia and #natgeoindia. . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots #igersofindia #lions #pictureoftheday #india #indianphotography #indianwildlife #storiesofindia #coloursofindia
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Real-life or painting? 🎨 🖌️ . Insects are vital to every ecosystem. They pollinate plants, decompose plant and animal matter, and are themselves a source of food. Can you guess the name of the insect photographed here? . #DidYouKnow: Birds alone are estimated to eat 400 to 500 million tons of insects per year. . . . #Repost from @avian_eyes Tag us while uploading your picture using @natgeoindia and #natgeoindia. . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #pictureoftheday #india #indianphotography #coloursofindia #igersofindia #storiesofindia #everydayindia #macro #macroinsect #insectmacro #insectphoto #macro_captures #macrophotography #insectphotography #insectsofinstagram
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Lashes on point. 📸 👀 . Pictured here is a female Sambar deer in search of a mate. Life on the wild side in Thailand is all about the need to breed. Animals are pushed to the limit in the pursuit of a perfect partner, but finding a mate is just the beginning. Raising a baby takes commitment and hard work. Parents must keep them safe from danger, find them enough to eat and teach them the skills they'll need to survive. . Learn more on Thailand's Wild Side. Today at 6 PM on Nat Geo Wild. #RealisHere . . Photo credit: TV Burabha . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #deer #thailandwildlife #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots
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Isn’t this how every single beach photo on your feed looks like? 😜 . Captured here is a Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) in the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat, India. Although it's one of the most plentiful of the Asian storks, this species is classified as ‘Near Threatened’ by IUCN, as a result of hunting, wetland drainage and pollution. . #DidYouKnow: Three postage stamps have been brought out in India to raise awareness about the Painted Stork! . . #Repost from @amit_parneria Tag us while uploading your picture using @natgeoindia and #natgeoindia. . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #birds #birdsofinsta #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography #yourbestbirds #birdcaptures #birdstagram #birdsofindia #wildlifeofindia #everydayindia #coloursofindia #india #amazingfacts
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When you forget to smile for the photo. 😶 Can you #CaptionThis for us? . . Imaged here are a couple of Wild Water Buffalos taking a break in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India. Celebrate the diversity and drama of India's extraordinary wildlife and landscape on Secrets of Wild India, 22nd June at 9 AM on Nat Geo Wild. #RealisHere . . Photo credit: @sandesh_kadur . . . #natgeowild #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots #igersofindia #storiesofindia #everydayindia #pictureoftheday #india #indianphotography #storiesofindia #coloursofindia #assam #kaziranga #indianwildlife
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When Friday feels like a Friday. 😎 Had a moment where you felt like this recently? Tell us in the comments below! . Fan Throated Lizards inhabit moderately moist scrub, rocky and sandy coastal areas, and open areas in dry forests and dry scrublands. They are widely distributed from Sri Lanka and Kanyakumari to the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. . #DidYouKnow: Fan Throated Lizards are primarily a ground-dwelling species, but are sometimes found on trees. . . . #Repost from @raj_shelke. Tag us while uploading your picture using @natgeoindia and #natgeoindia. . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots #igersofindia #fanthroatedlizard #pictureoftheday #india #indianphotography #indianwildlife #storiesofindia #coloursofindia #fridayfeeling
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All packed up to meet my friends once the lockdown is over. 🚣 . Most of our drinking water comes from rivers and streams. From each river’s source, the water snakes through the landscape, meeting up with other streams and shaping civilization as we know it. This water is the lifeline of ecosystems around the world. . #DidYouKnow: Only about 3% of Earth’s water is freshwater. Of that, only about 1.2% can be used as drinking water. . . . Repost from @life.in.a_lens . Tag us while uploading your picture using @natgeoindia and #natgeoindia. . . . #photography #photographylovers #india #indianphotography #coloursofindia #storiesofindia #indiatravelgram #everydayindia #travelindia #exploreindia #travelgram #indiaclicks #coloursofindia #pictureoftheday #indiapictures #beautifuldestinations #indiaclicks
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When Mom wants you to do the dishes again. 🙁 . Pictured here is a Golden snub-nosed monkey in Shennongjia National Nature Reserve, China. They are found only in west-central China, in montane forests where snow cover can last for up to six months of the year. . #DidYouKnow: Wild golden snub-nosed monkeys spend 97 percent of their time in trees, mainly using the middle and upper strata of the forest. . #QOTD: Can you guess how the monkey’s peculiar nose may have evolved? . . . Follow the journey of a Golden monkey during the first year of her life on The Hidden Kingdoms of China on Nat Geo Wild. #NatGeoWild #RealisHere . Photo Credits: Jess Tombs . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots
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Can you #CaptionThis for us? 🤔 . Blackbucks (Antilope cervicapra) are active during the daytime, tolerate the hottest sun, and seek shade for only two to three hours at midday. They have been observed drinking water twice a day in semidesert of Rajasthan, India which restricts their distribution to areas where surface water is available for the greater part of the year. . #DidYouKnow: Primarily gazers, blackbucks often browse for leaf litters, flowers and fruits when there’s a lack of grasses. . . Repost from @suketu_purohit_photography. Tag us while uploading your picture using @natgeoindia and #natgeoindia. . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots #igersofindia #storiesofindia #everydayindia #pictureoftheday #india #indianphotography #storiesofindia #coloursofindia
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The seas around Sri Lanka are incredibly full of life. They tell us much about how the island came to be - the vast, slow forces that underpin the extraordinary diversity of the island we see today. Not only that, but they also tell us the story behind Sri Lanka’s complex climate and the species that inhabit the island. . . . Pictured here are traditional stilt fishermen on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka catching mackerel and herring in the shallows at dusk. They perch patiently for hours on a small platform attached to a pole in the surf. Watch Wild Sri Lanka on 16th June at 2 PM on Nat Geo Wild. #NatGeoWild #RealisHere Photo credit: Christian Loader . . . #photography #photographylovers #travelgram #indiaclicks #pictureoftheday #travelinspo #travelinspiration #instatravelgram #traveldiaries #beautifuldestinations
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Sundays are for making up for not showering throughout the week. #QuarantineDiaries . The sea Otter spends most of its time in the water. In some locations, however, it comes ashore to sleep or rest. They have webbed feet, water-repellent fur to keep them dry and warm, and nostrils and ears that close in the water. . #DidYouKnow: Sea Otters are meticulously clean. After eating, they clean themselves in the ocean. The clean their coats with their teeth and paws. They have good reason to take care of their coats—it helps them to remain waterproof and insulated against the cold. . #QOTD: Otters often sleep in on their backs and in groups. True or false? . . . Pictured here is a floating sea Otter. Watch Survive The Wild on Nat Geo Wild, today at 3 PM. #NatGeoWild #RealisHere Photo credits: Menno Schaefer . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots
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How we plan on walking into a party after everything goes back to normal. 🎉 👯 . The Asiatic wild ass is also named the Asian wild ass or the half-ass. Do you know what they are locally known as in India and Pakistan? . #DidYouKnow: When there is plenty of grass available, Asiatic Wild Asses are predominately grazers. During the dry season and in drier habitats, they supplement their diet with shrubs and switch to become mixed-feeders during certain seasons. . . . #Repost from @kapilsharmawildlife. Tag us while uploading your picture using @natgeoindia and #natgeoindia. . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots #igersofindia #storiesofindia #everydayindia #pictureoftheday #india #indianphotography #storiesofindia #coloursofindia
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Looking for the motivation to make it till the weekend. 🔎 🧐 . Pictured here is a Whiskered Pitta. #DidYouKnow: Whiskered Pitta is found in the Philippines. It is restricted to the mountains of the Cordillera Central and the Sierra Madre in the north, and the Bicol region in the south. . #QOTD: Can you tell which island of the Philippines is it found in? . . . This image is from the show Untamed Philippines. Photo Credits: Michael Hutchinson . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #birds #birdsofinsta #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography #yourbestbirds #birdcaptures #birdstagram #philippines #colorsofinsta #coloursofinsta #whiskeredpitta
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Walking away after winning an argument like: 😎 . Greater Kudu can exist for a long period of time without water. They obtain sufficient moisture from their food. They only become water-dependent when the vegetation is very dry. . #DidYouKnow: The size and shape of the horns advertise their status and dominance. . #QOTD: Can you guess how long does it take for their horns to fully grow and get two full turns? . . . Pictured here is a Greater Kudu running away after being startled at a water pool. Watch Savage Kingdom, Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM on Nat Geo Wild. #NatGeoWild #RealisHere Photo Credits: NHFU/William Steele . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots
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Can you #CaptionThis perfect moment for us? . Want to know what goes behind the dangerous and often fatal, same-species animal fights? Watch Animal Fight Club, today at 5 PM on #NatGeoWild. #RealisHere . Photo Credits: NHNZ . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots
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“Fist bump, anyone?” 👊🦉 . The Brown Fish Owls are large and have horizontally oriented, tousled ear-tufts. They live in lowland forests near streams and lakes, near human habitations and plantations. . #DidYouKnow: It is believed that during the festival of Diwali, more than 1000 owls, including Brown Fish Owls, are killed annually in India and South-East Asia for superstitious rituals. . #QOTD: Female Brown Fish Owls are heavier than males. True or false? . . . Repost from @jerindinesh_clicks. Tag us while uploading your picture using @natgeoindia and #natgeoindia. . . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #birds #birdsofinsta #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography #yourbestbirds #birdcaptures #birdstagram #birdsofindia #wildlifeofindia #everydayindia #coloursofindia #india #amazingfacts #owl #brownfishowl
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When you eat something expecting it to be good but... 🤢 . Lions are the only cats that live in groups. These groups are known as prides. All the lionesses in a pride are related and they also raise their cubs communally. Female cubs typically stay with the group as they age. . #DidYouKnow: Lions are at the top of the food chain, but aren't great at hunting: They have a less than 30% success rate. . . Pictured here is an African Lion cub. Watch the lions in action on Savage Kingdom on #NatGeoWild, Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM. #RealisHere Repost from @poornakedar. . Tag us while uploading your picture using @natgeoindia and #natgeoindia. . . #wild #wildlife #wildphotography #animals #animalsofinsta #animalsofinstagram #animallove #animalkingdom #wildlifeonearth #animalphotography #animalgram #amazinganimals #wildlifeshots #lion #africanlion