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AnimalsandEarth is dazzling collection of wildlife and nature imagery now available to print buyers for purchase.   We are honored to be representing the work of some of the most revered photographers in the field.   In bringing this collection to FineArtAmerica, we hope to share our enthusiasm for their collective vision which for the last 20 years has helped shape and inform our view of the natural world.
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Wildlife Photographer Suzi Eszterhas talks about the joys and difficulties of pursuing her passion for wildlife photography.  

The NY Times reported that the IUCN upgraded the Giant Panda status. The wild population has increased suc that it is no longer listed as Endangered. Now it is listed as ‘Vulnerable.’ The species is not out of the woods yet. Pandas still face habit... 

Pete Oxford and Renee Bisch have spend years exploring the Amazon rainforest in their backyard- which happens to be Yasuni National Park. It is also known as the most biologically diverse place on earth. They have published numerous books and magazi... 

Photographer Tui De Roy talks about some of her experiences in Atipodes Island as a mouse eradication program works toward restoring them to their natural state.  

Humpback Whale Beat Box?

January 7th, 2016

Imagine hearing a heartbeat like sound in the ocean … but not knowing the source. Whale Trust researchers including Jim Darling spent a decade listening for these sounds and wondering what they were. Finally, on a calm glassy day these 40 Hz pulse so... 

Congratulations to Suzi Eszterhas. The newest title in her ongoing series of children's books, KOALA HOSPTIAL is a Fall 2015 selection by the prestigious Junior Library Guild. Koala Hospital kicks off the new 4-book Wildlife Rescue series from O... 

Frog Mass Extinction

October 8th, 2015

Frog Mass Extinction: A recent study by John Alroy at Macquarie University in Australia suggests that about 200 frog extinctions have occurred and hundreds more will be lost over the next century, so we are on pace to create a mass extinction. Man... 

If you have been lucky enough to catch the fascinating PBS series, Gorongosa Park, Rebirth of Paradise, this week you met our photographer and expert entomologist Piotr Naskrecki. This region in Mozambique has been ravaged by a civil war that ended i... 

Jumping For Joy

September 17th, 2015

This week the US Navy has agreed to limit its use of sonar that may inadvertently harm whales and dolphins in waters near Hawaii and California. For the first time, the Navy has agreed to put important habitat for numerous populations off-limits to d... 

Fighting Wildlife Smuggling

August 28th, 2015

The journal Science just ran a good piece on efforts to thwart smuggling of exotic wildlife in Brazil. http://news.sciencemag.org/latin-america/2015/08/fighting-wildlife-smuggling-one-dna-test-time 

A recent study published in Science Advances explores the question 'Why do animal eyes have pupils of different shapes?'. In short - if an animal is a hunter they have round or vertical pupils and, in turn, prey species have horizontal pupils which g... 

In celebration of 99 years of protecting our wild national heritage, the National Park Service is giving us all a free pass. Admission to our national parks is waived all day today. The Park Service was created by an act signed by President Woodrow ... 

Suzi Eszterhas gave Ranger Rick magazine an interesting interview about her life as wildlife photographer, closing with a terrific story from the field. Ranger Rick posts their videos to: https://vimeo.com/136017818. We hope you enjoy it as much... 

On May 11, National Geographic whale photographer Flip Nicklin will be spinning tales about his career and life spent Among Giants at San Francisco's California Academy of Science. An entertaining and compelling speaker, Nicklin will be sharing stor... 

National Wildlife Federation and its treasured publication, Ranger Rick magazine, are pleased to announce that Pete Oxford, of Quito, Ecuador is the winner of the Ranger Rick 2014 Photographer of the Year Award. Each year this award is given to the p... 

Accomplished hotographer and entemologist Piotr Naskrecki chronicled his experience raising a bot fly from a tiny larve lodged under his skin to adulthood on his blog www.thesmallermajority.com. The entry for Jan 9 tells the entertaining story with s... 

Check out this new interview with Suzi Eszterhas from Femworldview.com. www.femworldview.com/journey-of-passion-2/ 

Kissing Kittens

December 29th, 2014

Konrad Wothe's adorable shot of two friendly young Lynx photographed in Bayerischer Wald National Park appeared on the Bing Homepage yesterday.  

Working as part of Dr. Wilson's team of scientists tasked with cataloging every species in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, Piotr Naskrecki has beautifully photographed many of the smaller species of the park. Click here to read the review: w... 

Piotr Naskrecki's photos of the Giant Bird-eating Spider have been getting a lot of attention this week. You may have seen them on MSN.com, the HuffingtonPost.com, ABC News, Fox News or even the Today show. Check out this link to his blog The Smal... 

By Presidential Proclamation, and continuing a project started by the Bush administration, the President Obama has expanded the size of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument from 83,000 square miles to 490,000. At three times the size ... 

Whale Tales, hosted by Whale Trust Maui, is one of the world’s top whale research and education events. Whale Tales is a four-day event, with presentations, receptions and opportunities to network with world-renowned personalities in whale research. ... 

Together with the National Wildlife Federation, the G2 Gallery is putting together an exhibit of some of the most exciting and newsworthy nature imagery which has graced the pages of Ranger Rick magazine. Among the featured photographers, prints of ... 

Talking to and about Jaguars

August 18th, 2014

Just listened to terrific NPR nterview. Diane Rehm talked to Alan Rabinowitz about his experiences with Jaguars. He is one of the world’s leading experts on big cats and CEO of Panthera, a nonprofit organization devoted to saving wild cat species. ... 

Pete Oxford's fantastic shot of Long-beaked Common Dolphins feeding on schooling Sardines off of South Africa is the perfect illustration for the Telegraph's story on dolphin emotions. Click the more link to read the story.  

On August the 10th we celebrate World Lion Day to raise awareness of threats faced by the King of the Jungle. A population decline of 30% over the last twenty years is linked primarily to disease, reduction of prey animals and human activity - trophy... 

Breaching Humpback Whale off of Maui by the master, Flip Nicklin. Monterey Bay waters are seeing a strong return of the anchovy this summer which has been a boon to whale and bird watchers. This past spring blue whales were spotted in high number... 

A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States, by researchers from the Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute, found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by... 

In honor of International Day of the Tiger, we've assembled a gallery of of the biggest of the big cats. Whether it brings to mind Tony the Tiger or the more menacing Shere Khan of Jungle Book fame, one must agree that tigers sport with the best stri... 

Boyd Matson talks to Suzi Eszterhas about the challenges of photographing cheetah families in the wild, as well as the survival challenges facing cheetah cubs on his radio show National Geographic Weekend. Suzi's new book is A Future for Cheetahs. C... 

National Moth Week is a week long, global mothing event to promote the understanding and enjoyment of moths and to raise awareness about biodiversity. Click the more link for events in your area this weekend. Maybe you'll find and count a gorgeous... 

Yesterday's Daily Mail featured a lesson in the art of camouglage featuring a set of Pete Oxford's images. Leaf insects mimicking dead leaves demonstrate the advantages of making like a leaf in the jungle.  

Just after posted a beautiful gallery in honor of Coral Reef Appreciation week, we read about the current state of the Great Barrier Reef. Next year UNESCO will decide whether to designate it as a World Heritate Site in danger. Face threats from glo... 

For several years now, Piotr Naskrecki has been working as part of world renowned entomologist and crusader for biodiversity E.O. Wilson on Dr. Wilson's project to catalog all of the animal species of Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. While they... 

In honor of Coral Reef Appreciation week, we've created a new gallery of reef photography. Images range from spectacular sweeping aerials of the Great Barrier Reef to close-up abstract details of coral patterns.  

Last week, NOAA announced the addition of the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark to the U.S. Endangered Species list, making it the first shark protected under U.S. law. See More for the full article in Scientific American.  

We love this underwater view of a Cape Gannet paddling. It conveys and both the photographer's playful sensibility and the unknown threat of the deep unseen by the gannet.  

We're thrilled to see Thomas Marent's sexy Puss Moth caterpillar featured on the BING.com home page today. This tiny guy is rearing up and waiving its tail in a threat display. Who knew caterpillars could be so charismatic. Click More for print, ... 

Snakes Alive

July 16th, 2014

In honor of World Snake Day we've posted a selection of beautiful serpents to a new gallery. Click here for more info.  

With equal parts patience and passion, Michael Durham photographs bats in the dead of night in Oregon's Deschutes National Forest. Follow the link to the Daily Mail feature about photographing the small, fast, mysterious night flyer.  

From Suzi, "So excited to have just signed with Owlkids Books for my next children's book series, Wildlife Rescue. Coming in 2015.." Here Eye on the Wild series of children's books published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books include Elephant, Gor... 

From it's source in Angola, the Okavango River winds it way down to Botswana pouring in the Kalahari Desert spreading out into the Okavango Delta. The heart of the delta is a year round swamp providing life to a wide variety of plants and wildlife i... 

BBC Wildlife magazine is featuring images from Suzi Eszterhas latest book A Future for Cheetahs in their July 2014 issue. For those who aren't familiar with BBC Wildlife or cannot find in at your local bookstore, a gallery of images from the story i... 

Grumpy Lion Dad with Cub

June 16th, 2014

Suzi Eszterhas of an adult male lion grousing under the attention of his cub made a terrific pre-Father's Day appearance as the Bing-US home page the past weekend.  

Did you know that 6 out of 7 of the world’s endangered turtle species, like this Green Sea Turtle, can be found along the Great Barrier Reef. UNESCO is gathering signatures to raise awareness of ecosystem's delicate balance and encourage Australian ... 

The popular PBS program ANTIQUES ROADSHOW maintains a policy of only wildlife related items featuring which are legal under U.S. law including the Endangered Species Act and U.S. regulations for implementing the (CITES). They have also just announc... 

Friendly Humpback Whale

June 4th, 2014

With patience and calm, Flip Nicklin was able to get eye to eye with this friendly singer. Years ago it was Flip's free-diving ability which enabled him to photograph the underside of a singing humpback without the startling bubbled of a SCUBA tank,... 

In honor of the upcoming World Oceans Day, here is a great image of Clown Anemonefish nestled in the tentacles of their host anemone. Clownfish and sea anemones have a mutualistic relationship. Anemonefish are unaffected by the toxins found in the ... 

Suzi is proud to announce her exhibit, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting TigerTime - Save the Tiger, at the opening of the Wildlife Artist of the Year at the Mall Galleries in London.  

Ban the Tiger Trade

June 3rd, 2014

There are said to be more tigers living in captivity in the US than there are left in the wild. Lax regulations mean that authorities have no way of knowing who owns captive tigers or what happens to their body parts when they die. These gaps in US r... 

On Thursday, the 22nd of May, 2014 Yasuni National Park, the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, was handed some bad news from Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Oil drilling will be allowed to move forward in protected areas of the park since a conserv... 

Help Save Our Bees

May 27th, 2014

The NRDC reports that DOW and Syngenta chemical companies have requested permission to expand the use of two pesticides that are particularly problematic for bees. As prime pollinators, honeybees in particular are essential to our production of frui... 

Every year, American Tortoise Rescue sponsors World Turtle Day on May 23rd. The day was created as an observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. Many threats face these ani... 

Ranger Rick, the award winning children's magazine of the National Wildlife Federation, is featuring a story on a jungle school for orphaned baby orangutans. Rescued orphans brought to the Orangutan Care Center in Borneo are cared for and taught jun... 

Garden for Wildlife Month

May 21st, 2014

There's still plenty of time to celebrate Garden for Wildlife Month! Browse these projects & tips from the National Wildlife Federation to turn your yard into a haven for wildlife. 

The NRDC writes that in Wyoming, prairie dogs are slowly recovering from decades of hunting and disease. Now the U.S. Forest Service is considering a plan to poison an estimated 16,000 prairie dogs, which are essential to the survival of many other s... 

The United Nations agency that oversees World Heritage Sites has issued an urgent appeal for the end of oil exploration in Virunga National Park. After a field mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) property, the UN Educational, Scient... 

Join us in not celebrating, but recognizing Endangered Species Day, a day to learn about the imperiled birds, fish and plants in your area and to share the importance of wildlife conservation with your community. 

In a Huffington Post editorial, Richard Brandon, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Howard Buffett weigh in on oil exploration coming to Virugna National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and stomping ground of the endanger... 

Tonight is the Night

May 14th, 2014

Tonight is the night! If you are on the East coast of the US, go out at night to the beach to see the spawning of the amazing Atlantic horseshoe crabs – Jurassic Park come alive. These animals come out in huge numbers during the full and new moon hig... 

To friends in the Boston Area. If you have not reserved your spot for the Harvard Museum Gorongosa event this Saturday (May 17th), there is still time. The event is free but prior registration is required. The event starts with film screenings at no... 

Don't be fooling by the rosy pink coloration. This orchid mantis is a fearsome predator, perfectly camouflage against it's host orchid. It's prey will never seem it coming.  

In honor of National Wildflower Week, here is an image of Sand Verbena by Tim Fitzharris.  

Polar Bears Moving North

May 2nd, 2014

A 10-day polar bear research expedition by the Norwegian Polar Institute has just been completed. Traveling to Svalbard a team of researchers placed twenty satellite collars on female polar bears to track their travels on the peninsula. Males and cub... 

Lonely Horseshoe Crabs will arriving en masses as part of the annual migration and courtship season. Eager wildlife enthusiasts and photographers will follow. If you haven't seen this spectacle, viewing days this year will be around the full and n... 

Congratulations to Suzi Eszterhas on the publication of A Future for Cheetahs with the Cheetah Conservation Fund. A Future for Cheetahs is a simple and elegant large format book featuring Suzi Eszterhas incredible photography that provided insigh...