Nothing inspires me more than nature, and this sentiment has been deep-rooted in my psyche since childhood. I remember my first animal encyclopedia, and skimming the pages of national geographic magazines in awe. As an adult, I now revere their publications as the best platform for nature photographers and their beautiful but urgent conservationist undertones. I am so thrilled to see that they have condensed years of incredible photography, journalism and scientific pursuits into one neat smartphone app.
And for Australian users, there is a free 30 day trial. Link is in my bio.
Take me back to landing in fields of GOLD with @activeadventures & @southernalpsair ✧ working with the wonderful @youngadventuress on this project clearly had me lens happy and in snapping overdrive as I just realised I haven’t posted anything non-NZ related in weeks! 😱 ...(still 🤤)
The scaly-breasted munia is the most common resident member of the estrildid finch family that you’ll encounter in Singapore. It’s a pretty little bird though and seems very welcoming to its imported cousins - at Bishan Park it mixes happily with escapee orange-cheeked waxbills, bronze mannikins and recently a yellow-fronted canary, as well as other resident species.
Extinction is part of nature. It's something that happened millions of times on our planet and probably in the universe as well. Change is necessary in order to thrive. On the other hand, destruction is human. Nature changes, but it doesn't brutally destroy. Things extinct because in the meantime they mutate into something new, they don't just get exterminated until none is left. I'm still wondering why nature created something like mankind, making us capable of all the bad and evil we are capable of. Maybe I never will. All I can understand is that I do have a choice, we all do. And I'll use it to the very bit. #manifestyourfreedom#protectearth