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markgpritchard

Mark Pritchard All pictures my own unless specified otherwise
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Mark Pritchard
Maybe not an original idea, but everyone is so excited about #3lions I wanted to join in. 
#itscominghome (also, #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #lion)
May 2012
2 26 2 weeks ago
Maybe not an original idea, but everyone is so excited about #3lions i wanted to join in.
#itscominghome (also, #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #lion)
may 2012
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For the first time I’m posting a picture someone else took: @quarkexpeditions @samedmondsguide of me taking the #polarplunge in the Southern Ocean, December 2017, ca 1 °C. Thankfully there are no pictures of my expression a few seconds later…

#antarctica #antarctic #fairlychilly #coolantarctica #antarctictravel #polardip #quarkexpeditions #exodustravels
1 28 last month
For the first time i’m posting a picture someone else took: @quarkexpeditions @samedmondsguide of me taking the #polarplunge in the southern ocean, december 2017, ca 1 °c. thankfully there are no pictures of my expression a few seconds later…

#antarctica #antarctic #fairlychilly #coolantarctica #antarctictravel #polardip #quarkexpeditions #exodustravels
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I don’t post photographs of captive animals, but sometimes when the background’s this clean, I wonder how you could tell this gentoo penguin wasn’t just in front of a white wall at a zoo. 
Hopefully, zooming in on the eye will allow you to see the reflection of Trinity Island (and @suzanne_pritchard and me), but no fences in sight. 
#gentoo #penguin #gentoopenguin #antarctica #antarcticpeninsula #polar #ice #wildlifephotography #nature #reflection #quarkexpeditions #oceanendeavour
4 30 March 2018
I don’t post photographs of captive animals, but sometimes when the background’s this clean, i wonder how you could tell this gentoo penguin wasn’t just in front of a white wall at a zoo.
hopefully, zooming in on the eye will allow you to see the reflection of trinity island (and @suzanne_pritchard and me), but no fences in sight.
#gentoo #penguin #gentoopenguin #antarctica #antarcticpeninsula #polar #ice #wildlifephotography #nature #reflection #quarkexpeditions #oceanendeavour
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Happy Mothers’ Day! 
I saw this mother and child pair of ring-tailed lemurs at Anja reserve in Ambalavao on the over-land trip to join @beyondconservation in Andavadoaka: an incredible start to an unforgettable three months. 
#lemur #ringtailedlemur #madagascar #beyondconservation #wildlife #naturephotography #mothersday #happymothersday #mother #blueventures #primates #outdoors #neverstopexploring
1 22 March 2018
Happy mothers’ day!
i saw this mother and child pair of ring-tailed lemurs at anja reserve in ambalavao on the over-land trip to join @beyondconservation in andavadoaka: an incredible start to an unforgettable three months.
#lemur #ringtailedlemur #madagascar #beyondconservation #wildlife #naturephotography #mothersday #happymothersday #mother #blueventures #primates #outdoors #neverstopexploring
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It’s #worldwildlifeday and this year’s theme is “Big cats: Predators under threat”. African lion numbers have dropped 40% in the last 20 years (or about 14% in the 7 years since I took this picture). One definition of a #bigcat is that it can roar. I’d like to tell you that I was slow-panning this male’s face as he prepared to let out a giant roar, but he gave more of a stretch and a yawn. 
#lion #roar #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #maasaimara #mara #kenya #africanlion #exodustravels
0 20 March 2018
It’s #worldwildlifeday and this year’s theme is “big cats: predators under threat”. african lion numbers have dropped 40% in the last 20 years (or about 14% in the 7 years since i took this picture). one definition of a #bigcat is that it can roar. i’d like to tell you that i was slow-panning this male’s face as he prepared to let out a giant roar, but he gave more of a stretch and a yawn.
#lion #roar #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #maasaimara #mara #kenya #africanlion #exodustravels
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It’s #internationalpolarbearday 
I saw this bear from the ship #akademiksergeyvavilov late on a June evening. You can see Sjuøyane (Seven Islands) in the background. 
@exodustravels and @oneoceanexp took me there. 
#polarbear #arctic #seaice #wildlife #svalbard #norway #whitenight
2 21 February 2018
It’s #internationalpolarbearday
i saw this bear from the ship #akademiksergeyvavilov late on a june evening. you can see sjuøyane (seven islands) in the background.
@exodustravels and @oneoceanexp took me there.
#polarbear #arctic #seaice #wildlife #svalbard #norway #whitenight
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Today is #PenguinAwarenessDay so I’m essentially obliged to post a photograph. This is an Adélie penguin on Trinity Island.

#penguinawarenessday2018 #penguin #adeliepenguin #adélie #travelphotography #antarctica #polar #snow #quarkexpeditions #exodustravels
2 27 January 2018
Today is #penguinawarenessday so i’m essentially obliged to post a photograph. this is an adélie penguin on trinity island.

#penguinawarenessday2018 #penguin #adeliepenguin #adélie #travelphotography #antarctica #polar #snow #quarkexpeditions #exodustravels
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I wasn’t planning on having two #quarkexpeditions-branded pictures in such close succession but some people were interested in the ship. As seen here, MV ‘Ocean Endeavour’ is a Dmitriy Shostakovich-class ferry, built in 1982 and initially known as the ‘Konstantin Simonov’. Also, 2 chinstrap penguins. 
#chinstrap #penguin #chinstrappenguin #ice #antarctica #polar #ship #oceanendeavour #quark #whalersbay #deceptionisland #southshetlandislands
0 20 December 2017
I wasn’t planning on having two #quarkexpeditions-branded pictures in such close succession but some people were interested in the ship. as seen here, mv ‘ocean endeavour’ is a dmitriy shostakovich-class ferry, built in 1982 and initially known as the ‘konstantin simonov’. also, 2 chinstrap penguins.
#chinstrap #penguin #chinstrappenguin #ice #antarctica #polar #ship #oceanendeavour #quark #whalersbay #deceptionisland #southshetlandislands
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This female bear had been watching the male eat a seal for nearly as long as we had. Finally it looked like he was leaving and she came in to look for left-overs. Suddenly he reappeared, pulling the carcass back out of the water with him. She turned and ran. At the water she jumped. For a moment she was the most graceful polar bear ever to take to the air. Then things got a bit damper…
#svalbard #norway #polarbear #bear #airbear #air #midnightsun #arctic #seaice #ice #splash #jump #akademiksergeyvavilov
0 17 December 2017
This female bear had been watching the male eat a seal for nearly as long as we had. finally it looked like he was leaving and she came in to look for left-overs. suddenly he reappeared, pulling the carcass back out of the water with him. she turned and ran. at the water she jumped. for a moment she was the most graceful polar bear ever to take to the air. then things got a bit damper…
#svalbard #norway #polarbear #bear #airbear #air #midnightsun #arctic #seaice #ice #splash #jump #akademiksergeyvavilov
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Hawksbill turtle, came to check us out in #Komodo National Park

#hawksbillturtle #turtle
0 18 June 2017
Hawksbill turtle, came to check us out in #komodo national park

#hawksbillturtle #turtle