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A Few Faces of The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Summer 2017).
Since January, 1980, The Wild Animal Sanctuary has responded to more than 1,000 requests from private citizens and government agencies to rescue animals from across the United States and around the world. The animals that are rescued were abused, abandoned, illegally kept, or were victims of other horrific situations.
The illicit exotic animal trade is the third largest source of illegal profits in the world today, just after illegal drugs and weapons.
In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 30,000 captive large carnivores living outside the zoo system. There are 4,000 Tigers living as “pets” in private homes in just the state of Texas, which is more Tigers than exist in the wild throughout the world.
The mission of The Wild Animal Sanctuary is: (1) to rescue captive large carnivores who have been abused, abandoned, illegally kept or exploited (2) to create for them a wonderful life for as long as they live (3) to educate about the causes and solutions to the Captive Wildlife Crisis.
Learn about Kamal The Tiger.
Road tripping though Colorful Colorado. Colorado is notable for its diverse geography, that ranges from alpine mountains, dry plains and deserts, large sand dunes, deep canyons, sandstone and granite rock formations, rivers, lakes, and lush forests.
In the initial clip, the Jeep is driving though Marble, CO just outside of the historic Yule Marble quarry (hence the white crushed marble road).
The quarry began operations in the late 19th century. The marble of the quarry is considered to be of exceptional quality and has been used for the Tomb of the Unknowns, as well as for parts of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and civic buildings in San Francisco.
All shots were filmed on a DJI Phantom 4 drone. After the first Jeep shot, the additional drone shots (in order) are from: 1) Marble, CO 2) Looking away from Treasure Falls, outside of Pagosa Springs 3) Uncompahgre River, just outside Ouray 4) Blue Mesa Reservoir, in Gunnison County 5) Fourmile Falls, outside of Pagosa Springs 6) Red Mountain Pass, before Ouray 7) Marble, CO.
A short promo video created for IceHockeySystems.com to share on social media channels to promote the recent expansion of their Off-Ice Training section.
The Off-Ice Training section gives players the ability to take summer training into their own hands, without an expensive gym membership and in the comfort of their own home.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is located in Keenesburg, CO and situated on 720 acres of rolling grassland.
Since January, 1980, The Wild Animal Sanctuary has responded to more than 1,000 requests from private citizens and government agencies to rescue animals from across the United States and around the world. The animals living in the Sanctuary today were abused, abandoned, illegally kept, or were victims of other terrible situations.
The illicit exotic animal trade is the third largest source of illegal profits in the world today, just after illegal drugs and weapons. In the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 30,000 captive large carnivores living outside the zoo system.
There are 4,000 Tigers living as pets in private homes just in the state of Texas, which is more Tigers than exist in the wild throughout the world.
Countless other large carnivores live in abusive conditions in roadside zoos, circuses, magic acts, traveling shows, and other substandard situations. Untold numbers of animals suffer and die each year due to neglect, abuse or because they are abandoned and left to die, starving and alone.
Learn more at wildanimalsanctuary.org.
November Project is a free fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. Now present in 43+ cities across the globe, people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels are encouraged by November Project to get out of their beds and get moving. Members vary from Olympic medalists, professional athletes, marathoners, triathletes, current and former collegiate athletes all the way to complete fitness rookies and recent couch potatoes just looking to kickstart their healthy life choices. The video above was featured in Buffalo Rising.
Learn about how the November Project movement started with the video here.
Just Show Up.
A crisp, clear, moonlit night in Boulder, Colorado. The brightest light in the sky at the end of the clip is the planet Jupiter. On average, Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the night sky behind the Sun, Moon and Venus (occasionally Mars will appear brighter).
The Romans named the planet after their god Jupiter. The observation of Jupiter dates back to at least the Babylonian astronomers of the 7th or 8th century BC. In 1610, Galileo discovered the four largest moons of Jupiter (now known as the Galilean moons) using a telescope, which is believed to be the first telescopic observation of moons other than Earth’s.
For fun, next time you are out in the night sky, download the app called “Sky Guide.” You will be amazed at what you are looking at. The normal light in the night sky might just be a planet.
Jackson Hole, WY. Home of Corbet's Couloir and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Corbet’s was named after Jackson Hole ski instructor and mountain guide Barry Corbet who spotted the narrow crease of snow and was quoted saying, "Someday someone will ski that.”
Barry was correct, It was first skied by local ski patroller Lonnie Ball in 1967 and now has gained an international reputation from skiers around the planet as a slope to test their skill. To get to Corbet’s, one must jump in the famous Jackson Hole Tram that carries up to 100 passengers a distance of 12,463 feet and 4,139 vertical feet to the top of Rendezvous Mountain (10,450 ft).
After exiting the tram at the top of Rendezvous Mountain, skiers wanting to check out Corbet’s venture to skiers left, while others that head to skiers right can ski down Rendezvous Bowl or head out of bounds. Corbet’s has been listed as America’s scariest ski slope and noted as one of the top ski runs around the world to attempt before you die.
Click to view previous videos created for Jackson Hole.
A prime example of convergent evolution. Is it a bird? Is it a bug? It’s a Hyles lineata, the white-lined sphinx or hummingbird moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. They can be located within parts of Central America, through the United States and into Canada. This little guy was spotted in Colorado's wine country, Palisade, CO.
The resemblance to hummingbirds is an example of convergent evolution. Convergent evolution is the independent evolution of similar features in species of different lineages (aka this moth and a hummingbird). In popular culture, Hummingbird hawk-moths have been seen as a lucky omen.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, located in northern Italy, about halfway between Brescia and Verona, and between Venezia and Milano. Glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last Ice Age.
The majority of the biking took place in the northern section of Lake Garda. The turquoise water in the first shot and middle shot is from Lago di Ledro, which we passed on our decent from the top of Tremalzo to Torbole (we stayed in Torbole).
It felt as we were going back in time as we biked though the small towns, especially Molina di Ledro. Many locals were on their own bikes and were extremely helpful in pointing us in the right directions.
This planet & life is an absolute gift. Treat it (and each other) as such.
High on the slopes of the Turrialba Volcano sits Costa Rica's largest coffee farm, Aquiares Coffee.
The farm devotes 80% of its land to growing high quality coffee and the remaining 20% to conservation. Coffee plots are interlaced with over a dozen natural springs and almost 13 miles of streams, all protected with buffer zones in line with their Rainforest Alliance certification.
The farm and the community are mutually connected. The farm provides services, land, security and honest jobs. In return, the coffee farm has benefited from a well-educated community and relies on highly skilled professionals from its community to continue functioning. Such a level of interdependence has helped contribute to the sense of pride that the people of Aquiares take in community and coffee.
Deep within the Peruvian Andes, next to the Ausangate Mountain, is home to one of the most magnificent geologic features in the world, The Magical Rainbow Mountains. While viewing the Rainbow Mountains, you are seeing millions of years of history and all the complexities that are associated with geologic weathering & erosion.
Each color within the mountain represents a mineral that is present within the soil & rock. National Geographic ranked the rainbow mountains as one of the 100 areas you must visit before you die.
Next to humans, leafcutter ants form the largest and most complex animal society on Earth. An individual nest consists of 8-9 million individuals (the size of NYC).
Images are from a trip to Manu, which is part of the Amazon Rainforest in the country of Peru. I was mesmerized by a lot during my time there, but it is impossible to articulate the sense of awe I felt while watching the leafcutter ants work in perfect harmony.
Workers travel daily on a path up to a mile away from their nest to cut and bring back leaves over 20x their own body weight (like us carrying a car on our back).
The ants don’t eat the leaves, they are chewed up and harvested for food. The chewed up leaves turn to fungus that the colony eats and lives in.
Fun side note: If it rains or is too hot, work is stopped and they head back to the nest (like humans) until conditions are better. Wild.
Located just 7 miles east of Glenwood Springs, CO lies a natural treasure by the name of Hanging Lake. The turquoise colors of the lake are produced by carbonate minerals that have dissolved in the water.
In the early 1900s, the lake served as a private family retreat. In 1912, the city of Glenwood Springs purchased Hanging Lake and 760 acres of surrounding land for $953 thanks to the Taylor Bill (which was passed by Congress in 1910). The bill allowed cities to purchase federal lands for use as city parks.
By the mid-40s, the trail had become a hot spot for travelers and tourists. Today, the lake receives over 130,000 visitors per year. Because of the high amount of traffic, the lake faces the threats of ecological disruption. Forest Service and partners are working on solutions to reduce impact and preaching hikers to "leave no trace."
Hanging Lake is located on a fault line and was formed when part of valley floor sheared off from the fault and dropped to what is now the shallow bed of the lake.
The lake is a 2.5 mile round trip hike just off of I-70. The trail follows Dead Horse Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River and ascends some 1,000 feet in elevation.
Behind the lake, is Spouting Rock, a larger waterfall that flows from a set of holes in the limestone cliffs of Dead Horse Canyon.
The perspective of a golf ball at Hole # 7 at the Hills of Lakeway Golf Course in Austin, Texas.