When it rains in the city - we go to the mountains to find snow ⛄️🌨 📸 @joshmcca
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Orangutans share 97% of their DNA with humans.
Orangutan translates to 'man of the forest' in the Malay language, and it's not too difficult to see how they earned the name. There have been legends surrounding orangutans as guardians or spirits of the forest, and have been treated with respect and awe for millennia.
This is a male orangutan, apparent by its large face disc. The more testosterone a male orangutan has, the larger and flappier the cheek pads and the more attractive he is to females. Adult males can stand roughly 4.5 ft (1.4 m) tall, have an arm span of 6.6 ft (2 m), and weigh up to 200 lbs (91 kg). Adult females can stand 3.75 ft (1.2 m) tall and weigh around 80 lbs (37 kg). Orangutans are quickly disappearing. There are 3 known species of orangutan, with the Tapanuli orangutan having been discovered in 2017 and having an estimated population of only 800 individuals. Across the three species, orangutan populations have decreased by 50% in the last decade alone. Without significant intervention, orangutans are expected to become extinct in the wild in coming two or three decades.
There are several challenges to establishing and replenishing the wikd orangutan population. Orangutans are generally solitary creatures, meaning they generally only cross paths during the mating season. Females reach maturity at around 15 or 16 years old. Males reach maturity in their late teens, but don't develop their cheek flanges until their twenties. The gestation period averages 8 to 10 months, but females only give birth about once every 8 years—the longest gap between births of any mammal. Add to this their ever-shrinking habitat (a result of human expansion and development) and the illegal poaching, and it becomes clear that the orangutans are dying or being killed much faster than they can reproduce.
The two best ways you can help is to: 1) read more and educate others, and 2) to donate to orangutan preservation and restoration efforts.
Featured | @donalboyd
Location | Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, South Borneo, Indonesia
#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?
Let’s explore old places together.
Places we thought we knew. Places where our memories held candles in dark dismal depths of our minds.
We’ll follow the light of those candles to the edge of the world and together, we’ll blow them out.
Only when we are no longer blinded by the glaring memories we saw in the dark will we see the beauty of the new light around us.
The harsh light of the candles will continue to fade into smoke and the soft light of an endless horizon will come through full vision.
The place we thought we knew so well shifting in front of our very eyes.
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TRAVEL MYTH: Travel is SOOO expensive! 💸
One question we get asked a lot is ‘where do you get all the money to travel so much?!’ or a similar variation of this. There seems to be a common misconception that travel is very expensive and only those who are well-off can experience its benefits ✈
We are here to say that travel can only be expensive if you let it to be expensive 🌟
Hollywood, viral Instagram posts and all media sources just love to portray travel as a luxury when in fact it is not the case anymore. Travel doesn’t have to be a 2 weeks long all-included vacation in Maldives or five start hotel stay with a view of the Eiffel tower 🙈🏝
Not that there is something wrong with those options… who wouldn’t love all that, you know?! 😎🙈
The point we want to make is that travel is diverse and there is no right way of doing it 🌍
So, if you’re on a tighter budget but still want to see the world:
• Choose cheaper destinations such as Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa or Central America 💸
• Opt for hostels or coachsurfing to get free or super cheap accommodation. Plus, a chance to have an amazing experience meeting new people! 🥳
• Work & Travel opportunities all around the world – earn money and travel at the same time! Some of them even offer free accommodation and meals ✈
• Volunteering abroad is an incredible chance to see the world and contribute to the local society. There are tons of great website that offer such opportunities, you just have to do a bit of research 😉
These are just a few ways you can travel almost for free or on very low budget. Travel is not a luxury anymore; it is an opportunity for all who are willing to take it 🌟
Save the post and share it with your friends, who keep saying that they can’t afford to travel. Let’s show everyone that it’s not the case anymore! 👏
🚐 Roadtrippin and biking are a great combination when exploring new places 🚴♀️
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Grat. i. Tude.
That’s what 2020’s all about for me, guys.
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I've always been curious to know how life could be in a place like this, in the middle of nature. A simple life made of small things, of slow days, cold weather and with almost no one around.
So at the beginning of this year, I bought a ticket to Sweden and I decided to spend the whole month of January here, in this small village with the forest all around, to immerse myself in the culture of the place, deciding to live as a local.
Life moves fast, savour every moment. Spend it with people that lift you up, not drag you down. Try that new thing that you have been wanting to try, because you might find out that, that one thing is your passion. Follow you dreams and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish them, because I’m a firm believer, that if you try and really put your mind to it, you can accomplish it. This life is to short not to be happy, be happy in everything you do.
Already thinking about next weekend's adventuring (hopefully with a little less snow 🤞) ❄️🐾❄️
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I spent the day yesterday exploring some old copper mines with @aridcrawler. Some of these workings date back to the 1870s. The newer ones date to the 1920s. Inside the tunnels you can still find wooden beams that looked as though they were hewn last week. The air had a sulfurous odor and a slightly salty taste. These early miners were in search of precious metals: gold and silver and copper. This means that they largely ignored the brightly colored minerals covering the rock walls. We saw azurite, malachite, and chrysocolla in abundance. Honestly, I’m just continually impressed that folks can see a mountainside and just start drilling into it with nothing more than a hunch and some hope.
Had a really great opportunity to photograph some deer in my driveway yesterday! I know I'm not posting a lot right now, but I'm working on finding foxes and getting them used to me being around. Once the spring rolls around, I'll be posting a lot more, hopefully with some baby fox photos!🦊