Travel with me #99 : The Endangered Species of Qingling - The Crested ibis!

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China has a special list of endangered species which are considered it's national treasures. In a previous post, we had a look at two of these endangered species, the Giant Panda and the Golden Takin. If you missed that post, you can find it here.

Today, we'll be continuing our journey deep into the Qinling mountains and having a look at another one of China's most precious endangered animals, the Crested ibis.

This species of bird is known for it's large wingspan and and magnificent golden coloured underside wing. Before the crested ibis became endangered, they could be found in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and Russia. Throughout the twentieth century, the crested ibis continued to decline in population until at one point it was thought to be extinct. It was only until 1981 where the species was rediscovered in a village in the southern slopes of the Qinling mountains.

Today, the Shaanxi province has a growing population of crested ibis thanks to conservation efforts and considerable effort to protect their natural habitats. Breeding programs leading to the crested ibis being reintroduced into the wild has helped the population stabilise and even grow quite significantly.

In China, the Crested ibis is widely regarded as an auspicious bird, affectionately referred to as the oriental gem. Since 1981, the population has grown from 7 to over 2000 and now occupy a fairly vast area of 100 km squared of the Qinling mountains.

I visited one of the nature reserves called Hanzhong responsible for managing the breeding program and eventual release of the Crested ibis to the wild. This part of China is largely unknown and thus has very few visitors. It was only these few years that tourist centers and hotels opened to allow a few number of tourists to come see these national treasures.

Aside from seeing some of the most treasured animals in China and indeed the world, it is impossible to visit this area and not be in total awe of the environment. It is as beautiful as it is natural, the villagers taking care of the surroundings making sure the environment is ripe for future generations to live here.

The nature reserve looks after both wild Crested ibis as well as ones in captivity. You can see the very large closed roof net cage created for the Crested ibis.

It is used to keep the young Crested ibis captive but also as a way to control and teach the Crested ibis in captivity, how to forage.

It turns out that the Crested ibis experienced severe population declines because of it's preference for foraging flooded rice fields instead of the the dry land farms. Significant research conducted after the rediscovery of the ibis has concluded that their dependency on wet farmland for foraging means they are sensitive to changes in agriculture.

Farmers in the local area are encouraged and even subsidised by the government to continue the practice of winter flooding of rice fields despite lower crop yields compared with dry land farming techniques. This is all for the sake of creating an environment conducive to thriving ibis.

To my surprise, instead of seeing the Crested ibis right away, I was greeted by a flock of lamb and sheep! They hung around right against the fence and seemed to be extremely friendly with the visitors. We picked up some shards of long grass and fed them. They were happy to oblige!

Sitting on the railings quite far back are the Crested ibis. Some are seen foraging whilst others are perching on the wooden stand indifferent to the observers taking pictures of them and trying to get their attention.

They are instantly recognisable because of their red face, look mouth, and beautiful golden wingspan. They are almost like a royal version of the eagle and vulture. Beautiful because of their contrasting colours of red and gold against plain white.

Most of the Crested ibis at the park were happily minding their own business. One friendly guy flew over to greet us and took this opportunity to show off his beautiful plumage and golden feathers.

Capturing a bird in focus whilst it flies around is a lot harder than it looks!

This fella was sitting perching on one of the cables outside the compound. I suspect it was born and raised inside the compound and was coming back to visit friends.

Qinling Hiking Trail

The Qinling mountains are often considered the central park of China. It is a special region which divides the north and south of China, to the South we have Sichuan and Chongqing, to the north, Shaanxi province.

The climatology of the area is quite unique, in-fact, it is said that the Qinling mountains display the qualities of all four seasons throughout the year.

People who live here have depended on natures offerings for thousands of years. They understand the importance of preserving the environment so that generation after generation of people can continue to live in harmony with nature, simultaneously cultivating it and also living off it.

Our trail began a few kilometers away from the village we stayed at. The tour guide who took us around the nature reserve for the crested ibis told us that the hike was well worth it and would make for a good stroll back to the village.

Thinking it was a good opportunity to work up an appetite, we obliged.

The trail followed a stream which flowed from the highest mountain of the Hanzhong area of Qinling. A path was built to make it easier and safer for people to traverse through the otherwise rocky and winding valley.

At various points of the trail, the rock formations would go from being football size to the size of houses and everything in between.

The trail even made us hike up and down the side of the mountains, giving us some elevated views of the incredible natural scenery.

Along the trail, some of the locals can be seen reaching into the lush vegetation, picking all sorts of berries, fruits and vegetables to take home, prepare and cook.

I managed to pick some for myself, even though I have no idea what they are or how to eat them..

There are also many small creatures which live in this natural habitat. It's quite rare to ever see these things in the big cities.

Check out the video!

And that concludes our expedition to the Qinling mountains and visit to the Hanzhong Crested ibis nature reserve. It is incredible to think that less than fourty years ago, the Crested ibis had reached the edge of extinction and found their last refuge deep in these mountains.

If it wasn't for the continued care and conservation efforts, the crested ibis may have died out by the end of the last century, and what a shame that would have been.

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在地大物博,资源丰富的祖国,我们会遇见很多大自然赐予我们的珍奇异宝,说起中国的四大国宝动物,大家是否对我们早前探访的卖萌活宝熊猫和独特优雅的羚牛记忆犹新呢?今天我即将要带大家去看第三种国宝,你们可能对它的名字熟悉又陌生,它被人们亲切地称呼为“吉祥之鸟、东方宝石”,名作家呼吁保护它的文章,还被收入小学生课本里,它优美动人的姿态让国内舞台创作的顶级艺术家们集结在一起,创作出著名芭蕾舞剧,感动了万千观众,很荣幸我也去到了现场观看舞剧,感触颇深。所以,你们猜出今天的主角了吗?今天要隆重登场的是自身极具智慧和魅力的国宝,朱鹮。

如果你对朱鹮一无所知,你可能很难想象它是一种什么样的动物,今天我们就去到朱鹮的家乡,走进秦岭的深山中,一起去探访这群神秘而美丽的天空精灵吧。朱鹮是一种珍稀鸟类,也是国家一级保护动物,全身有着洁白无瑕的羽毛,它们的头和脚部略带淡淡的粉红色,光看它们的照片,我就觉得它们美到无法想象。朱鹮喜欢生活在高大的乔木顶端,并喜欢在水田,溪流里觅食小鱼,蟹和蛙。它们曾经居住过日本,朝鲜和俄罗斯,可惜环境的剧烈恶化让这三个国家被宣告灭绝。到了20世纪80年代,在陕西省南部的汉中市发现了也许是全世界仅有的7只野生朱鹮,经过专家们耐心的照料和培育,如今生活在中国的朱鹮数量达到2000多只,真是一个喜讯呢。如今中国是世界上唯一拥有野生朱鹮分布的国家。

走入朱鹮生活的家园,就仿佛走进了童话世界,山清水秀,蓝天白云的画面,油画般的既视感呈现在眼前,让我快要开始怀疑自己的眼睛,眼前这副景象是真实的吗?还好那流水的清脆声响和风吹草动的斯斯声为我揭开了谜底,这里就是朱鹮天堂一般的纯净家园。这是我第一次看到真正的朱鹮,以前在课文里学到的朱鹮,和芭蕾舞剧里朱鹮那唯美的姿态,让我深深的爱上它们的自然的美和自由的天性。曾经观看过的芭蕾舞剧《朱鹮》,还在国内外完成了百余场演出,并收获了"中国天鹅湖"的美誉。舞剧里的它们就像一群从天而降的天使,美好而稀有,并教会了人们如何去爱护和感恩地球这个大家园。看过了图片里和舞台上的朱鹮,终于有机会看到现实中的国宝朱鹮,我心中充满了无限的期待,兴奋和喜悦,想象着朱鹮又要以怎样超凡脱俗的美,让人们为之动容呢。

走进朱鹮园,会看到很大的绿色网,里面就是世界珍禽朱鹮。我迫不及待的想看到它们,所以情不自禁的加快了脚步,走到鸟笼边,还没看到朱鹮,就遇见一群讨喜的山羊,它们看见我走过来,就友好的上前打招呼,我从地上拔下一些草喂它们,它们乖乖的用嘴接过去,慢条斯理的咀嚼着。它们各自有着不同的颜色,但是每一只都很可爱,我想这羊群大概是为了与朱鹮作伴的吧,眼前这一只只优雅站在木杆上的精灵就是朱鹮了,远望它们,好像是一颗红宝石镶嵌在了珍珠里。我激动的不停用手机和相机拍摄,只可惜观看的距离有些远,正当我在心里嘀咕的时候,一只朱鹮突然起身一跃,飞向天空,然后朝我的镜头飞过来,让我有幸拍到了非常清晰的朱鹮飞翔的姿态,它羽毛颜色的鲜亮显现,尾巴和翅膀的底端在阳光下透着绚丽的渐变橘红色,整个画面美的让人心碎。

因为这惊艳的场面发生的太突然,周围的游客都发出了赞叹的声音,我也在感慨,是怎样的运气,让我有幸看见朱鹮飞翔的英姿。紧接着这只朱鹮绕着笼子飞翔半圈,又停在了刚才的位置,整个过程好像是在特意为我们表演一样。当我抬头一看,竟然发现一只野生的朱鹮停靠在笼子外面的线上,它是过来找朋友的吧,真有趣呢。离开了朱鹮的栖息地,我决定去看看秦岭的自然风光,来到了被称为“中国中央公园”的秦岭南麓,怎能舍得错过这“一山有四季,十里不同天”的奇观呢。绿色,生态,健康,自然这是我对秦岭山水的感受,同时也深刻意识到,守着这块宝地的人们,真的应该好好保护和珍视同样生活在这伊甸园般仙境的国宝们,它们是上帝创造给人类的礼物,也是大自然不可缺少的一部分。今天的探访朱鹮之旅就要告于段落了,希望大家享受今天的旅程,之后还有更多有趣的故事要分享给大家。

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Awesome picture of the bird's butt.

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haha! come to think of it, it is pretty awesome now that you mention it.. all in focus too!

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taking notes on how to take winning bird photographs

Amazing post...loved it.... a true animals lover
thanks for sharing this with us.

As amazing as ever! Your travels are becoming legendary!

@sweetsssj - Wow - I just love this post! It has two things very dear to me - Wildlife and you!! LOL
I never imagined I would get to see a post with the crested ibis in it on Steemit. Hats off to you for documenting the efforts being taken by the Hanzong nature reserve to conserve the ENDANGERED crested ibis population.

The environment of the nature preserve is so cool with all the rock trails, water bodies and greenery. I wish I was there with you. I am sure that I will visit the preserve one day. I will put it on my 'travel destinations' list.

I really congratulate you on such a nice flight shot of the crested ibis. Since I photograph wildlife regularly, I know how difficult it is to focus and get a flying bird photograph. Well done!

Thank you for making my day wonderful with this blog. Now I can say I have seen 3 species of ibis. Black ibis and red headed ibis in real (in India and Africa) and crested ibis on Steemit on your blog. Cool. Upvoted full.

I have blogged about my favorite place, the view from it and what it means in life in Window to the world. I request you to take a look and let me know your comments as well as what is your view from your favorite window. Thanks for all your support and encouragement dear friend.

Regards,

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Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with us......I m really happy reading it

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vm2904,i'm so impressed that you know so much about these already. You definitely are a wildlife lover! Now it is my turn to visit the ibis you mentioned in India and Africa, that would make a holy trio!

I'll check out your blog soon my friend, thanks for visiting mine! :)

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@sweetsssj - Yes you must visit and see the black and red ibis. That would be wonderful. Do plan a trip to India or to South Africa. I will be happy to assist in any way I can.

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such a beautiful place and wonderful article. You always inspire me sista. I am a new comer in steemit, please teach me and guide me. thanks before :D

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What a musician .. amid the beautiful nature and her animals really are wonderful

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I love the Steemit clothing.

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Really? That's great! I'm kind of sad the logo has changed.. and now i'm not sure whether I can use it to make new clothes or not.

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Actually, Steem logo is not changed. Just Steemit designed a new logo. Because many users using other UIs for example busy, cnsteem, I believe the readers would like to see you use Steem logo instead of Steemit logo.

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i like the old much better than the new. And You have a nice style of writing !

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The old one is much better. They should of made it a contest to decide if they should release a new one. New is not always better.

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Me encantan las fotografías de tus viajes @sweetsssj, te felicito desde Venezuela

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whenever I see the title of all your articles It starts with Travel with ME,, I consider it as an invitation to someone to travel with you,, Imagine all your followers accept the invitation,,, I accepted a long time ago and many do the same thing as me,,, So prepare yourself to a trip of thousands of people.

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haha well it's meant to be figuratively speaking, inviting you to enjoy the experiences that I share through here!

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Who supports me with a vote and I follow it

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your post is very cheerful and friendly

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Hey, great Post and incredible Pics! Maybe you want to travel with me too through Austria! U got my follow :)

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Who supports me with a vote and I follow it

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You are right. @sweetssj I appreciate your photography. amazing photography, its look really nice.

"If it wasn't for the continued care and conservation efforts, the crested ibis may have died out by the end of the last century, and what a shame that would have been."

That could stimulate some deep philosophical thoughts!

Is it a shame that dinosaurs, and earlier, gigantic, versions of some mammals died out? I would have to think about that. And you know how I hate thinking. LOL.

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In some sense, I feel as though a lot of the endangered species had it coming for them. Even with little direct human involvement, many just simply cannot acclimate to ever changing environments, arguably also our fault. On the other hand, species like the Giant Panda just don't seem to be innate survivors, it is a wonder that they are still around today what with tiny time frames for mating and conception, and then outrageous dietary requirements on top of that.

Even so, the thought of a species becoming instinct upsets me some what. I would love to see Dinosaurs today, but then I'm not sure the environments of today would be suited to them and their size. I wouldn't want for dinosaurs to be like the ones in Jurassic park where they are essentially prisoners in a far away land because they couldn't thrive in other parts of the earth..

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I guess there is a time and place for everything.

If the Earth is evolving, and I think it is, I would hazard the guess that the makeup of the biosphere must evolve to meet the new conditions/needs. It appears that the thin biological "skin" of the Earth plays a role in transforming energies coming in from other cosmic concentrations, especially the Sun.

The Sun goes through massive changes (if compared to our little planet) and so our planet must shift and transform to adjust to the change in energy from the Sun (which is also evolving). One of the ways is by adjusting the qualities, quantities and balance of life on its surface.

To think that humanity is "responsible" for global warming gives far too much importance to its actual circumstances and place in the grand scheme of things. Humanity is quite as passive as the rest of the biosphere in this regard, as are most individuals within humanity.

Some individuals within humanity can consciously participate in producing and transforming the energies required of them by Great Nature and then produce a little more for their own individual evolution. But that is not the fate of humanity as a whole which simply passively and unconsciously serves Great Nature.

Darn, @sweetsssj, you made me go and think. I have to be careful around you :-)

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nice post, thanks for sharing!

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Nice post, i love it...


Hihihi i want make your smile,,, your story is so nice sweet
@sweetsssj

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wow.. love it haha!

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Hihihi thanks u
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WoW! nice one. @sweetsssj is very pretty. I have started my travel blog also same as her so you can have look at my visit at Falkland Islands. Very interesting places and food and Model's photoshoot moments you will enjoy.

Oh. Cool photo. I love it.

The goats are really cute and I like your pictures of those flying birds (those are really difficult shots especially when the bird is flying towards you and the distance changes.

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thank you dear, I was really happy that a good shot came out. Actually my camera is suppose to be exceptional for sports photography, finally found the perfect use for my camera!

@sweetsssj You always give some beautiful.😍

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You are right. @sweetssj always give some beautiful travel post. In this post i like the first photo. She looks beautiful. Nice article about Crested ibis. Which is endangered spacies. I like the picture of this species. @sweetssj Keep sharing . i waite for your next travel post.

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i'm glad we both take a fancy to this species, aren't they simply magnificent??

There is so much beauty in nature and wildlife.The crested ibis looks so elegant. The entire environment looks so attractive and serene.

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You are so right about that. This is one side of China that few people get to see. Even the Chinese themselves know very little about this area. It will take some maturing of society before people start to understand the importance of protecting the environment and wildlife.

Great post! As always :)

What will you be doing awesome and amazing for #100 ?

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will you follow me?

Wonderful travel @sweetsssj

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thanks cryptomaker ! :)

Thank you for sharing!

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You're very welcome! :)

So much rapper with this cap ahah
Awesome photos btw!

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thanks! I do like my cap a lot, need to get it updated with the new logo! :D

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Fantastic reportage

@sweetsssj You always feature beautiful blogs!

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beauty is in the eye of the beholder though, so thank you! :)

Love this article.......

Love to see you dream girl

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aha you're sweet as ever alishannoor :)

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Thanks but i really fall at you seriously @sweetsssj

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very nice travel sharing

The journey is fun yes brother, next time we invite, hehehhe

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haha thank you dear, I look forward to that :)

hey can we be friends on facebook?? ;)

It is sad to see so many species disappearing from the nature every day. What will our children learn from the books about animals? just the ones we farm or keep in zoo? Mad world.

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Hi my friend, I love reading your new post and I am finishing reading it, thanks for sharing with us every of your journey. Have a nice day regards from Indonesia.

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Hi dear, thank you for taking the time to read through it all. Did you read the Chinese too? ;)

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hahahaha....I read the Chinese part as well but I did not get anything my dear...;)

@sweetsssj How is my dream girl : ) ?

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Nyc sweetsssj

Oh wow the Crested Ibis are beautiful and very majestic birds ! They must look awesome in person with their huge wing span when they fly ! What an awesome place they have to live their to get used to being in the wild again ! Nature is so awesome and we must do all we can to protect these endangered species as much as possible for future generations to come ! Thanks so much for sharing your story and all your awesome photos with us all !! Upped and resteemed !! I Loved It !!💕🐦🐼💕🐦💕🐼💕🐦💕🐦🐼

Thank you for the great pic of the cicada. I didn't ever see one during my many visits to Taiwan.

Lol, the goat !

You again are having such a fantastic time, my friend. I love the way you keep drawing me into your stories and the way you share your life with me. Your photography is amazing and catching a bird in flight is very hard. How many shots did you attempt before you captured this amazing one?

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hi johnnyray, one way of telling stories is by travelling the world and experiencing new things. You probably know that better than me! I actually only had one chance to capture the ibis mid flight. There were probably 10 other non-usable photos that turned out a bit blurry but that one came out perfect!

A very amazing post @sweetsssj. With your post, I know a lot of information. It was so amazing.

A very amazing post @sweetsssj. we know a lot of information from every post you write.It was so amazing.

i love this photo,

this is great,i love nature
thanks for sharing this,

the efforts people to conserve the place already have a result, what a beautiful place.. @sweetsssj

Qinling mountains and the Hanzhong Crested ibis nature reserve is great way to visit with the family and friends and enjoy the nature views.

i love all your photos, very excellent and the color is perfect,

upvoted and resteem

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mrblu, thank you so much, you are a professional at picking good photos! I should get you to help me sort through my hundreds of photos for each post haha.

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hahaha...^_^ Lol sure why not, hehehhe

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photos help a lot :) very informative :)

beautifull pictures
keep it up

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hi.. please vote me.. i vote you.. :)

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you are animalist of heart, here a gift for you .. greetings from venezuela

Another awesome post 😍😍 ! The bird you captured is mind blowing dear @sweetsssj ! You always comes with some beauty and interesting stories !! You are the princess here 👸 ! Beautiful in this black Cap 💓! 🌹

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thanks akkha, you are a bird lover? The black cap is back!

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You are welcome @sweetsssj ! Yes, I am !! I need this black Cap .
Thank you so much for the reply !

An educational drive should be made for people to be fully aware about these endangered places. Nice post btw.

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thanks dear, hopefully this appreciation post will help people see their beauty and contribute anyway they can.

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It will. Thank you for being an instrument as well! Kudos <3

All of your post @sweetsssj inspired me to write more on steemit thank you @sweetsssj hope I can achieve like you ...

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thank you zouxx, just have to try find the things that interest you the most, then the writing comes out very easily :)

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Thank for the suggestion @sweetssj ,for your information things that I most interest is you @sweetsssj ,lol just kidding..

Hi sister I have come to comment on your blog after long time hope you are doing well and enjoying travelling.

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hi krishatnet, good to see you are alive and well! Hope things are well with you too!

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ha ha I am still alive even I die my soul will post in steemit

This is a really amazing post, loads of time and effort gone into it, I really think Steemit could be a big part of the future of social media, loads of interesting content and posts on the platform generally. Thanks for sharing

Waao sandia,this post is really very close to nature and the pictures are beautifully clicked by you the best picture that i love is the flying bird picture with a perfect focus and sharpness and iam sure capturing that shot is really difficult,and the i really like those cute little lambs Because they are so little and cute,i am sure you really spent a quality time there, among these beautiful animals.

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thank you shiva, that picture was really hard to get! I was so surprised when I looked back and saw it came out pretty good! I do love animals, and this was a wonderful chance to see and interact with them!

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Yup i love animals too.

Nice Photos.. :-) i love the timing in taking the photos the shots were perfect and i also love the river.. :-)

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Awesome job on that mid flight picture! It's incredible how they managed to increase the population from a single digit to 2000!

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thanks branlee87! It is incredible right? Even with the impressive figures, the crested ibis are quite a challenge to breed successfully. They have such a strict habitat requirement!

wow tolles photos. gefallt mir sehr. ich follow you

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thanks tortug :)

wow. beautiful exotic animals!!!

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very true, exotic in it's own right!

Very natural ms. @sweetsssj 🙂

Always feel excited of reading your blog about food, travel and so on.

Poor me, because I can't join with you on every vacation. Hopefully It can be real for me.

And don't forget to visit indonesia 😁 I always remind you about this in every post 😂 sometimes I laugh, but I am serious

I hope that you never forget me as a person who suggest you to visit Indonesia

Let me resteem your post 🙂

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thank you dear, i'll remember you when I visit indonesia, it's a place that i've heard so much good things about. The indonesian community on steemit is also so active!

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I am waiting for you my sweety @sweetsssj

Yeah, Indonesia have a lot of steemians and active in each Region 🙂

I stumbled across your account just now. Indeed you have a great blog.

In particular, I really loved this post. Living close and knowing more about the nature is something which I always loved. This post sheds light on lot of things which I haven't even heard of. Thank you.

Keep posting amazing stuff.

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iamrahul10 thank you for the encouragement, I love nature and so I'll probably always have a fair bit of content relating to that in my blog. Hopefully you'll follow :)

wow it's sweet share, sweet post, sweet photography and a sweet girl 😃

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thank you dear, sweetness all around! :)

As usual you never disappoint. Beautiful photographs. Crisp, clear. & I love the hat!
I've never been to any of these locations you visit. You are so lucky to experience all of this.
Once again thank you for taking the time & effort to bring your journeys to all of us through the internet. :)

Love the idea that you can pick your own "food" while there. hahaha

That must be quite an experience.

Brilliant post.

I'm upvoting this!

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Thank you, iamnotageek, it's been such a pleasure to explore the world and share with you guys. I never thought people would take such an interest. Still, i'm glad we can all share our experiences with each other, making for a much more interactive and engaging community.

I did manage to pick my own food, but i had no idea how to eat it!

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haha addicted, that good huh!!? :D

oh God , Nice photo :D

Good photography

That's really cute.

good post
I love you

Great as all the ways you provied beautifull on the tourasim thank you.

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the pleasure is mine dear, thanks for visiting.

You're Funtastic @sweetsssj
U my proud
salam dari @irwan90

Wow, your post would sing few song..

  1. Value of appreciation to those who is preserving this Crested ibis
  2. Knowledge to those reading it
  3. Many more for others, especially im sure many have been touched on the spirit to preserve wild life, endangered species and exercise yourself on to hiking.. :)
    Well said.. Thanks.. :)
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thanks shreetbn :)

That gives me hope for their survival seeing the bird free on the outside, and remembering its early origins under the net. Sometimes birds can get lonely. Hopefully it has some friends nearby.

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Yeah that's so true, I think it just misses it's friends who are still inside the net. But fear not, all of them will be released eventually.. that is the idea of the nature reserve, to reintroduce them to the wild, and bolster natural populations!

I'm admire you, pretty girl.
Seem you visited so many beauty in the world.
You are really happy.

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thank you, visiting places like this make me really happy :D

Congratulation for you articles. They are not only well written, but also perfectly integrated with your photo. Read you means to be transported in your travels, it is a very good full-immersion. Tank you for your articles!

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thank you marculisse, I do my best. Sometimes some topics are pretty difficult to write about, especially in English. But photos go a long way to helping me express things visually where I fall short with words.

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Yes, I agree, photos help a lot. Have a nice day and congratulations!

wow.thanks for the new blog. that is great and nice photography.

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you're welcome sizuka, glad you could have a look :)

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you are most welcome...

You always give some beautiful post and with beautiful place travel

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thank you albertjester!

原來你是拍攝高手啊!可以拍到飛行中的朱鹮~

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谢谢啦,其实是正巧被我抓到了那个瞬间:)

Astonishing nature pictures! Full of colour and brightness as always :D
I find it really interesting to read your posts. They contain so much information. I am wondering where you have these from? Do you make something like a tour with a tour guide? I am just curious! Please don't understand it wrong.

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Hi dear, I don't have a tour guide usually, It's just a lot of research prior, during and after my trip. Hopefully you can get a lot of entertainment and information value from the posts as a result :)

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This must be quite a lot of work for you everytime! Now I am even more amazed ;) Looking forward to the next post!

Sangat bagus

Muy bueno y maravillo tu post. Saludos......!!!!

hey i was thinking you should totally do a christmas list of all the things you travel with and what you are looking to buy for 2018. i'd love to see that list.

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hey teamhumble, I think i'm going to start a new account in 2018 to post smaller bitesize content such what you're suggesting. Hopefully you'll take an interest in that when I get round to it!

great post and very happy to visit this area. Hopefully one day I can get there @sweetsssj. Have a nice day.

Es hermoso ver estos animales así de cerca poder interactuar con ellos, pero en mi forma de ver las cosas no creo que ningún ser vivo brille más que un ambiente de libertad, entiendo que muchos animales son rescatados y puestos en protección y valoro ese trabajo porque así han mantenido muchas especies. Que triste que la mano del hombre pueda ser tan destructiva con seres que solo nos regalan su presencia y su belleza . Buena información como siempre @sweetsssj

It is beautiful to see these animals so close to interact with them, but in my way of seeing things I do not believe that any living being shines more than an environment of freedom, I understand that many animals are rescued and put in protection and I value that work because thus they have maintained many species. How sad that the hand of man can be so destructive with beings that only give us their presence and beauty. Good information as always @sweetsssj

It is really an educational post that I would like to share with my friends as well. I hope this post can raise people's awareness of protecting endangered species.

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thanks dear, please do share with your friends, and also take the opportunity to visit yourself one day!

nice, travels make you wiser and share beauty..thanks for nice posts

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bitpost, thank you :)

btw
Happiness only real when shared
watch "into the wild" movie..

facial Steemit @sweetsssj ))))

Hopefully China able to preserved all their forest and wildlife for the future generations, same goes to the whole world.

Global warming has been very serious issue

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I like the way you think You're right, the whole world needs to respect the planet much more if we are to continue living on it for generations to come.

you had a great day and shared wonderful photos! I am very happy with the colors and composition. magnificent photo .. very begun to work. congratulations. I follow you

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thank you so much artizm

Hey @sweetsssj, I hope you are well.

These are wonderful animals and the nature is just beautiful.
I love the perfection of nature anyways.
There are so money places on earth, that can't be described in words.
I am thankful for the beauty of our earth.
I love it to just go out, find a quit place and just enjoy the nature, especially in summer.
I'm glad that you post more frequently these days.
Your posts are always done in detail and with much effort. I appreciate that!
Have a nice weekend :)

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infinityroad thanks for the value adding comment, I have a pretty busy schedule coming up so my bursts of activity might be some what short lived, hopefully i'll figure out a way to post more frequently again soon!

I will follow every single person who will follow me back :)

哈哈,从马尔代夫瞬移到秦岭了。

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哈哈,是有点突兀:)

The best post, and the good Please. Thank for sharing.

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you're very welcome agrojaya :)

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Thank you, I follow you every post.

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We ask you to create a contest in steemit, where we as a beginner steemit can follow. With this we can add knowledge and experience. We always support steemit and promote to the community. Both in the city and in the interior.

@sweetsssj I love to visit wildlife park to. So many wild animal are endangered everyday. This is a good post. I like the pictures of those birds.

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thank you!! The bird pictures are some of my favourite from the entire trip!

Looks intriguing. :)

Wow, it is a nice post!

Realy you have a sweet eyes 😍😍😍@sweetsssj. Welcom to morocco 😊

Do you need any company?lol

I love the scenery,thanks for bringing us such amazing photos and information, I love goats :)

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the goats were so cute!! They were licking my hands !

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aww cute little goats :)

thanks for sharing the experience you had when first starting out. i will keep that in mind for any future comments i might be making. thanks for preventing new steemians from making those mistakes :) by the way i like what your doing here on steem, you keep it real, i can appreciate that for sure :)
thanks for sharing your experience :) ..

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thanks deybala