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Below you will find a collection of photos from various places. Except where noted, all images are the property of Rhett A. Butler, copyright 1994-2012. While these images are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact us.

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Alaska


Argentina


Australia


Belize


Bhutan


Botswana


Brazil


Burma


California


Cambodia


China


Colombia


Costa Rica


Croatia


Ecuador


Egypt


Gabon


Grand Canyon


Guatemala


Guyana


Honduras


Iceland


India


Indonesia


Kauai


Kenya


Laos


Madagascar


Malaysia


Maui


Mexico


Namibia


Panama


Peru


New Zealand


Oahu


Slovenia


Suriname


Tanzania


Thailand


Uganda


United States


Utah


Venezuela


Zimbabwe

Travel blog posts

The travel blog includes travel highlights and tips as well as occasional anecdotes on the business of running mongabay.com.

New opportunities for data-driven reporting on forests
(05/08/2014) I'm excited to announce that Mongabay.org is launching a new initiative that will broaden our reach, improve our reporting, boost transparency and accountability around forests, and offer opportunities for environmental journalists around the world.


Conservation legend Jane Goodall turns 80 today
(04/03/2014) Primatologist and conservation legend Jane Goodall turns 80 today. In recognition of her achievements in protecting nature and wildlife, Wendee Nicole, the first recipient of the Mongabay Prize for Environmental Reporting, has done two Goodall-related posts for Animal Planet. What I appreciate about Nicole's pieces is they go beyond some of the superficial birthday celebration stories making the rounds on the Internet this week.


Talking deforestation and conservation with APP, Greenpeace, RAN, WWF, TFT, and Ekologika
(02/05/2014) Today I moderated a panel at Asia Pulp & Paper's one year anniversary event of its forest conservation policy. Briefly, the policy commits APP — which until very recently was widely considered one of the most destructive forestry companies operating in Indonesia — to protect forests, peatlands, and the rights of local communities.


Debating deforestation in Indonesia and APP's forest conservation policy
(01/24/2014) For the past decade and a half, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been one of the most controversial paper producers on the planet. Environmentalists, human rights groups, and conservation scientists have blasted the Indonesian forestry giant for a long list of transgressions, ranging from illegal logging to destruction of tiger habitat to exacerbating conflict with forest-dependent people in the forests of Sumatra. Greenpeace, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), WWF, the Rainforest Alliance, Friends of the Earth, and numerous local NGO's have been among the many critics of APP.


Are there economic alternatives to palm oil?
(12/31/2013) Replacing rainforests and peatlands with oil palm plantations is ecologically devastating at the local scale. Oil palm plantations are biological deserts compared to the forests they replace. They can spur water pollution and are a substantial source of greenhouse gas emissions. At best, an oil palm plantation sequesters 40 tons of carbon per hectare over its effective lifetime. A tropical forest is at least five times that. A peat forest may store ten-fold that amount of carbon.


What happened to the Innovation in Conservation prize?
(12/19/2013) Several people have asked me what became of Mongabay's 'Innovation in Conservation' award, which was granted each December between 2007 and 2012. The answer is I've decided to allocate resources differently this year.


Top nature pictures of 2013
(12/18/2013) Transitioning to a non-profit model means that I'm spending less and less time working in the field these days, but I still managed take some photos in 2013, adding more than 15,000 to the site this year. Below are some of the highlights.





PLACES:
Alaska
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Botswana
Brazil
Burma
California
Cambodia
Cameroon
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Ecuador
Egypt
Gabon
Ghana
Grand Canyon
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Italy
Jordan
Kauai
Kenya
Laos
Madagascar
Malaysia
Maui
Mexico
Namibia
Panama
Peru
Nepal
New Zealand
Oahu
Sao Tome & Principe
Slovenia
Suriname
Tanzania
Thailand
Uganda
United States
Utah
Venezuela
Zimbabwe


TOPICS
Photos categorized by topic [regularly 2-3 times per year]

ANIMALS
Agamas
Agouti And Paca
Amphibians
Anaconda
Anemones
Anoles
Anteaters
Antelope
Ants
Apes
Arachnids
Arthropods
Baboons
Bamboo Lemurs
Basilisk
Bats
Bees And Wasps
Beetles
Birds
Birds Of Prey
Black Lemurs
Blue-And-Yellow Macaws
Boa Constrictors
Brookesia Chameleons
Brown Lemurs
Buffalo
Butteflies And Moths
Camels
Camouflage
Capuchin Monkey
Capybara
Carnivores
Cassowary
Caterpillars
Cattle And Yaks
Chameleons
Chimps
Cicadas
Clear-Winged Butterflies
Coatimundi
Crabs
Crocodiles-Alligators
Crustaceans
Day Geckos
Domesticated Animals
Dragonflies
Dwarf Lemurs
Eagles
Elephants
Fish
Flamingos
Flies
Freshwater Fish
Frogs And Toads
Geckos
Giraffes
Goats
Gorillas
Grasshoppers, Katydids, Mantids, And Walking Sticks (Orthoptera)
Great Cats
Guinea Fowl
Harpy Eagle
Herps
Herps (Reptiles And Amphibians)
Hippos
Hornbills
Howler Monkey
Hummingbirds
Iguanas
Iguanids
Indri
Insects
Insects (And Other Invertebrates)
Invertebrates
Jaguar
Jellyfish
Kangaroos
Kingfishers
Leaf-Cutter Ants
Leeches
Lemurs
Lepilemurs
Lions
Livestock
Lizards
Macaques
Macaws
Mammals
Mantella Frogs
Marine Mammals
Marsupials
Millipedes And Centipedes
Mongoose
Monitor Lizards
Monkeys
Moths
Mouse Lemurs
Ocelot
Orangutans
Orb Spiders
Ostrich
Otters
Owls
Parrots
Peccary
Penguins
Pigs
Poison Frogs
Poultry
Primates
Proboscis Monkeys
Prosimians
Rainforest Amphibians
Rainforest Birds
Rainforest Frogs
Rainforest Insects
Rainforest Lizards
Rainforest Mammals
Rainforest Reptiles
Raptors
Rays
Red-And-Green Macaws
Red-Fronted Brown Lemurs
Reptiles
Rhinos
Ring-Tailed Lemurs
Rodents
Ruffed Lemurs
Saltwater Fish
Scarlet Macaw
Scorpions
Sea Birds
Sea Turtles
Seals
Sharks
Sheep
Shrimp
Sifakas
Sisal
Skinks
Sloths
Slugs
Snakes
Spiders
Sportive Lemurs
Squirrel Monkeys
Squirrels
Starfish
Tapir
Tarantula
Tayra
Tenrecs
Termites
Toucans
Tree Frogs
Turtles And Tortoises
Ungulates
Uroplatus
Venemous Snakes
Vipers
Waterbirds
Weaver Birds
Woolly Lemurs
Woolly Monkeys
Zebra
PEOPLE
Airplanes
Amazon People
Bazaar
Guides
Indigenous People
Markets
Monks
People
Poverty
Rainforest People
Ticuna
Villages
SCENERY / PLACES
Aerial Scenery
Agriculture
Amazon Rainforest
Amazon River
Andes
Angkor Wat
Aquatic Plants
Architectural
Bamboo
Bananas
Baobabs
Beaches
Biotopes
Boats
Borneo
Borobudur
Botanical Gardens
Bridges
Bromeliads
Buddhism
Bushmeat
Buttress Roots
Cacti
Canopy
Canopy Crane
Canopy Walkways
Canyons
Caribbean
Carnivorous Plants
Cars
Castles
Cathedrals And Churches
Caves
Ceiba Or Kapok Tree
Cenotes
Ceremonies
Charts
Cities
Cloud Forest
Clouds
Coastline
Commerce
Conservation
Construction
Coral Reefs
Corals
Corn
Creeks
Culture
Deforestation
Deserts
Doors
Epiphytes
Erosion
Farming
Ficus - Figs
Fires
Fishing
Flooded Forest
Flora
Flowers
Forests
Forts
Fossils
Fungi
Geology
Glaciers
Graphic
Grasslands
Graves And Tombs
Great Barrier Reef
Heliconia
Hunting
Ice Bergs
Inca Ruins
Infrastructure
Islands
Lakes
Lianas And Vines
Lodges
Logging
Mangroves
Marine Biotopes
Mayan Ruins
Mekong River
Mining
Monasteries
Montane Forest
Mosques
Mountains
Murals
Oceans
Orchids
Oxbow Lakes
Palaces
Palm Trees
Panama Canal Zone
Pasture
Pitcher Plants
Plants
Prairie
Rainforests
Redwood Forests
Rice
Rivers
Roads
Rocks
Ruins
San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers
Savanna
Scientific Research
Seeds And Fruit
Silk Road Region
Sky
Spiny Forest
Sulawesi (Celebes)
Sunsets
Swamp Forest
Swamps
Tea
Temples
Tepui
Torajaland
Totems
Tourism
Towns
Train
Trees
Tsingy
Tulum
Uygur
Valleys
Volcanoes
Water Lillies
Waterfalls
Whitewater Rafting
Yangtze River
Yurts


Rainforest photos:

Rainforest bird photos
Deforestation photos
rainforest amphibians
rainforest birds
rainforest frogs
rainforest insects
rainforest lizards
rainforest mammals
rainforest reptiles




Old sections:

agriculture photos
aquarium photos
aquatic plant photos
barrier reef photos
beach photos
cal academy photos
canyon photos
cave photos
desert photos
fungi photos
glacier photos
grand canyon photos
indigenous people photos
island photos
mangrove photos
mountain photos
ocean photos
orchid photos
random animals
reef photos
sea turtle photos
sky photos
south american wildlife
sunset photos
temple photos


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