joelsartore

Photo by joelsartore.

A biologist uses a specialized, painless “photographer’s grip” to observe this Florida grasshopper sparrow at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.
The critically-endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow lives among expanses of grasslands and treeless prairies. This makes housing them for captive breeding a challenge. But Foundation, a partner in saving the sparrow from extinction, has worked tirelessly to make the birds feel right at home. The birds are cared for in a way to maximize natural behaviors and minimize human interactions. To mimic naturally-occurring events the birds would experience in the wild, the White Oak team conducts prescribed burns around the Florida Grasshopper Sparrows’ habitat each February. Wildfires in its natural habitat encourage growth of native plants, seeds, and insects that the sparrow requires for its survival. These efforts and many others being developed and implemented at White Oak are giving the Florida grasshopper a fighting chance for survival. To learn more about and to donate to this effort please visit the link in their bio!

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mariannesdatter
mariannesdatter : det har vi da allerede totalt styr på! 😜
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
andoni_86
andoni_86 :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
q1234134q
q1234134q : 沒看過麻雀嗎嗎?😂
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
jesusege
jesusege : 👍🏻
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
mo.koe
mo.koe : 👌
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
gandom._.radmehr
gandom._.radmehr : چرک ناخوناشو😐😐😐😐
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
mellonskellington
mellonskellington : So proud and honored to be a part of such and amazing facility and program! Thanks for the shoutout Joel, this is awesome!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
nazcobann
nazcobann : 😍
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
indiwind3
indiwind3 : Ecology is a beautiful, beautiful thing ♡
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
indiwind3
indiwind3 : hm, yeah, may as well leave them alone to die out...
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
indiwind3
indiwind3 : yes, a Florida grasshopper sparrow
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
indiwind3
indiwind3 : Because science, and the people know what they're doing. They don't just see it on the interweb, and go out in their back yard and grab birds. Give them a little credit.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
nancymontanop
nancymontanop : Preciosa imagen!!!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
sasanpunk
sasanpunk : its a beautiful creature. We have Sparrow's really look like this one in Iran
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
grammybird
grammybird : We're losing this bird. PLEASE join me and donate to: https://www.whiteoakwildlife.org/florida-grasshopper-sparrow/ or http://www.rarespecies.org or https://www.fishwildlifeflorida.org/florida-grasshopper-sparrow-fund/
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
smotruc
smotruc : Hello ! I am very curious how do you take those pictures with black/white background. Do you actually have a greenscreem behind or do you cut them in photoshop?
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
amiiirrr67.67
amiiirrr67.67 : 😍
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
mammaco1
mammaco1 : Love your work!! ❤️😍😍❤️
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
jlprussia
jlprussia : pretty sure it’s John T. He ate his beans, I hear.
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
alexxjpowell
alexxjpowell : Cooool
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
zenflower66
zenflower66 : 🙌🙌🙏🐦
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
derek_the_head
derek_the_head : time to toss him straight in the air while panicking as he nosedives
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
iheartiran
iheartiran : Such beauties
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
julieannweber
julieannweber :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
katerina.thornburgh
katerina.thornburgh : Beautiful bird
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
julartgallery
julartgallery : Has anyone else noticed a decline of sparrows where you live? I'm on the Gold Coast of Queensland Australia and have noticed they aren't around as much ???? Interesting
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
nivedita_idoorkar
nivedita_idoorkar : yes same here in India!!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
erickgc08
erickgc08 :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
breathearan
breathearan : yaaas
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
jilllaroway
jilllaroway : I just saw the movie race to extinction
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
findyourvoliday
findyourvoliday : Love your work
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
rge_sara
rge_sara : Ok unless I'm doing this in a studio, I'm not interested 🌚
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
husain_b
husain_b : الكاميرا ساهله، العصفور عليك 😂😂
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
rge_sara
rge_sara : غير شوف شوف الصفحه وتو نتفاهمو 😅
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
en_la_pera17
en_la_pera17 : ❤
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
_mademoiselllle
_mademoiselllle : Better have 🙃😘
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
manishpandey4718
manishpandey4718 : Nice
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
venividivici187
venividivici187 : good question
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
valentinadianlarasati
valentinadianlarasati : ♡♡♡♡♡
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
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