The ornate hawk eagle is a medium sized raptor of central and south america with its range stretching from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico south to Argentina. It is and exceptionally powerful bird being able to take prey five times its own weight.

Also confession time:I saw one in the wild a few weeks ago!

The Caracal, Caracal caracal, is a wild cat found across central asia, india, the middle east and africa, with large ears and eyes to track prey and powerful hind legs that enable it to jump 2m into the air to catch passing birds from a standing start
Don’t believe me? :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf1IJa5PlqU

The Caracal, Caracal caracal, is a wild cat found across central asia, india, the middle east and africa, with large ears and eyes to track prey and powerful hind legs that enable it to jump 2m into the air to catch passing birds from a standing start

Don’t believe me? :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf1IJa5PlqU

Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) fighting over food. They are amongst the biggest living birds, over five foot in length and 9-15kg in weight

Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) fighting over food. They are amongst the biggest living birds, over five foot in length and 9-15kg in weight

The Rüppells starling ( Lamprotornis purpuroptera) is found across east africa

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During winter red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) hunt small rodents by listening through the snow for the sound of movement and then executing an almost vertical jump so the animal has no idea they are being hunted until the last second.

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During winter red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) hunt small rodents by listening through the snow for the sound of movement and then executing an almost vertical jump so the animal has no idea they are being hunted until the last second.

More on bats-> they really are exceptional creatures

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This beautiful little creature is a brown long eared bat, Plecotus auritus, only 4.5-4.8 cm long it’s small body makes its ears appear even more outlandish, with them being up to 3.9cm long. As with everything weird and wonderful in the natural world it is an adaptation to help it succeed and past on it’s genes; in this case those dashing ears are used in conjunction with high pitched clicks to make up echolocation. A trully amazing technique used by only a few animals to perceive what is around them; by emitting clicks and then listening to the echoes reflected back to them, and processing the amplitude, frequency and pattern of the echoes they understand the environment around them, in microbats this is used to seek out prey as it is far superior to their relatively poor vision.

kingofthewildfrontier:

This beautiful little creature is a brown long eared bat, Plecotus auritus, only 4.5-4.8 cm long it’s small body makes its ears appear even more outlandish, with them being up to 3.9cm long. As with everything weird and wonderful in the natural world it is an adaptation to help it succeed and past on it’s genes; in this case those dashing ears are used in conjunction with high pitched clicks to make up echolocation. A trully amazing technique used by only a few animals to perceive what is around them; by emitting clicks and then listening to the echoes reflected back to them, and processing the amplitude, frequency and pattern of the echoes they understand the environment around them, in microbats this is used to seek out prey as it is far superior to their relatively poor vision.

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This is a rainbow lorrikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus, (whata beast of a latin name!) and is found across most of eastern australia, new guinea, new caledonia, the solomon islands and Vanuatu in tropical forests and coastal bush.

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This is a rainbow lorrikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus, (whata beast of a latin name!) and is found across most of eastern australia, new guinea, new caledonia, the solomon islands and Vanuatu in tropical forests and coastal bush.

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This is the flame angelfish, Centropyge loricula, it is a marine angelfish that is found in the pacific ocean.

kingofthewildfrontier:

This is the flame angelfish, Centropyge loricula, it is a marine angelfish that is found in the pacific ocean.