Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - barn owl chick, Invermark, Cairngorm National Park, Scotland- on our rounds today we found this little guy had fallen out of one of the nest boxes, he’s now back with his 5 siblings. I’ll be watching them grow and then fledge over coming weeks. You can just see the characteristic heart shaped face, and the flight feathers underneath the fluffy down which helps them keep warm, and therefore allows the female to leave the nest and help the male with hunting duties. The barn owl is nocturnal over most of its range, but in Britain and some Pacific islands, it also hunts by day. Barn owls specialise in hunting animals on the ground and nearly all of their food consists of small mammals which they locate by sound. They mate for life unless one of the pair is killed, when a new pair bond may be formed. Breeding takes place at varying times of year according to locality, with a clutch, averaging about four eggs, being laid in a nest in a hollow tree, old building or fissure in a cliff. Most bird species don’t start to incubate their eggs until the clutch is complete, so the eggs hatch at more or less the same time. But Barn Owls begin incubation as soon as the first egg is laid and lay additional eggs over a period of around 8-21 days. After 31-32 days’ incubation, the eggs hatch every 2-3 days, usually in the order they were laid. This is termed “asynchronous” hatching. The age difference between the oldest and youngest nestlings can be as much as three weeks. This age variation serves to reduce the peak in food demand and spread it over a longer period. The female does all the incubation and the male provides all the food until the young are around 3 weeks old which is roughly the age of this owlet. Barn owls do not strictly speaking build a nest but rather lay their eggs onto the previous years nest debris, a compacted layer of owl pellets, having nest boxes distributed around the Estate always the owls to return the same site and the estate is therefore more easily able to monitor the health of populations - To see more from this wild and wonderful landscape follow me here @chancellordavid@thephotosociety
Puerto Princesa is the capital of the legendary island of Palawan, a paradise in the western Philippines. Located near the world’s longest navigable subterranean river, the Puerto Princesa Underground River, the bustling city boasts coastal beaches brimming with rich marine biodiversity and a vast estate of mangrove sanctuaries. #itsmorefuninthephilippines@tourism_phl
Essa não é nossa melhor foto juntas :) Mas esse dia foi tão bom! Conversamos, rimos, comemos, nos emocionamos. Admiro tanto a mulher que é (acho que o correto seria “és” mas fazendo novela medíeval tento não ser medieval na vida) A Maneira como criou seus filhos, seu talento, sua força, sua liderança, seus sonhos. Amo te observar e aprender! Feliz aniversário Grande mulher. Obrigada por ter posto Rafa no mundo (de cócoras. Numa cena linda. Apenas para responder às cartas imaginárias que recebi perguntando como foi o parto) te amo ❤️ @valeriaalencarvitti
we look really angelic here
Hola mi gente aquí les dejo las fechas de esta semana para mis shows de #FarrukoWorldTour2018 si todavía no tienen sus tickets lo pueden encontrar en www.farruko.com no dejen que se los cuenten y vengan a disfrutar conmigo unos show de calidad! 🔥💪🏼
The most recent flight of our SOFIA flying observatory brought the team so far south that they spotted the southern lights, also known as Aurora Australis. The Milky Way and Mars are also visible in this image taken at 43,000 feet.
The SOFIA telescope (@SOFIAtelescope) uses an outfitted Boeing 747SP jetliner that’s been modified to carry a 106-inch diameter telescope, and uses infrared light to study celestial objects best viewed from the Southern Hemisphere. The latest flight was aimed at studying the center of the Milky Way and the Tarantula Nebula.
Creating images of the celestial magnetic fields found in the center of our Milky Way galaxy will help scientists better understand the shape and strength of these fields and gain new insights into how they impact the processes in the our galactic center.
Mapping the Tarantula Nebula, which has a cluster of thousands of stars forming at once, will help researchers determine the speed and direction of the molecules in the nebula to determine if the material is expanding, forming new stars or if the star formation process has been stunted.