[Photos 1+3 @renan_ozturk  // photos 2+4 by @snackfarmer ]
 The goal of 2021 @natgeo  Lost World Expedition was an elevational transect of the Upper Paikwa River Basin near Guyana’s northwestern frontier with Brazil and Venezuela to look for new species of amphibians and reptiles in one of the world’s richest and least explored hotspots of biodiversity. The final section of our transect led us through a pristine, untouched cloud forest and culminated with a first ascent of an unclimbed 7,000-foot tepui called Weiassipu.

The expedition was led by @dr_bruce_means , an intrepid 80-year-old ecologist and evolutionary biologist whose life’s work has been to catalog and document the unique flora and fauna of South America’s tepui region. Tepuis, which rise high above the rainforest like tabletop mesas, are made from some of the oldest rock on Earth, iron-hard orange quartzite that is 1.6 to 1.8 billion years old. These “Lost Worlds” represent the last remaining vestiges of an ancient plateau called the Guiana Shield, and their summits have been called “islands in the sky” on account of the endemic species that often occur only on a single mountaintop.

For more about why biodiversity matters and details on the new species of frogs discovered on this expedition (not pictured), please stay tuned for a feature article in the Yellow Book, as well as a @natgeotv  episode directed by @taylorfreesolo  along with Renan. 

For now, we’d like to thank the incredible team that worked tirelessly to document this story including @alexhonnold  @fuconei  @irving_matthew @snackfarmer @rudy.le @brianirwinmedia and most importantly, the team of indigenous Akawaios who we’ll be telling you more about in our next post. #TheLostWorldExpedition  #BiodiversityMatters  @sonyalpha  @thenorthface  @sterlingrope @silkyswasusa @revo @grade7equipment @drewness17  @mr_b_a  @expedition.studios
Punalehtiruusu / Rosa glauca, Rosa rubrifolia (Lat.) / Red-leaved rose, Redleaf rose in South-Western Finland. This species is endemic to Southern and Central Europe. --- Punalehtiruusun tunnistaa helposti kukistaan. Yleensä hyvinkin terävämuotoisia terälehtiä on viisi, ja niiden tyvi on aina valkoinen. Kärkien väri liukuu voimakkaan karmiinininpunaisesta magentaan ja vaaleampaan pinkkiin. Punalehtiruusun nuorten lehtien lehdykät ovat sinisiä, eivätkä ne punerru varjossa. Valoisalla paikalla voimakkain punertuminen näkyy lehtien alapinnalla. Punalehtiruusu kasvaa luonnonvaraisena Keski- ja Etelä-Euroopassa. Suomessa ja Scandinaviassa se on "tuontitavaraa" eli vieraslaji. Oma mielipiteeni on, että Kurtturuusun (Kurttulehtiruusu, Hansaruusu; Rosa rugosa) perään myös Punalehtiruusu olisi luokiteltava haitalliseksi, invasiiviseksi vieraslajiksi. Se on levinnyt tehokkaasti puutarhoista luontoon, suosii enemmän kalkkiperäisiä kuin happamampia kasvualustoja. Se viihtyy erinomaisesti paahteisilla paikoilla, silti kaihtamatta varjoakaan. Näin se uhkaa monia ennestään uhanalaisia kalkkilehtojen ja -kallioiden kasveja. On hyödyllistä tietää, että Punalehtiruusu on suhteellisen helppo hävittää leikkaamalla se aivan tyvestä: se ei muodosta juurivesoja. --- #punalehtiruusu #rosaglauca #rosarubrifolia #redleavedrose #redleafrose #koristekasvit #pensasruusut #puutarhakarkulainen #invasiivinen #helpostileviävät #vieraslaji #vieraslajientorjuntaa #kalkinsuosija #europeanrose #wildroses #eikuulusuomenluontoon #wildroses #luonnonystävä #naturelovers #cenraleurope #southerneuropean #helppohävittää #haitallinenvieraslaji #biodiversitymatters #luonnonmonimuotoisuus #biodiversiteetti #uusiuhka #lohjanseutu #varsinaissuomi #luonnonsuojelu
This captured my attention yesterday and I could not resist taking this shot. - The shadow of a Sabal palm frond fell upon the backdrop of a large live oak trunk (Quercia virginiana). I love the texture, furrows and patterns of the bark. #shadows #patternsinnature #patterns #furrows #liveoakbark #bark #naturephotography #nature #naturenerd #enviroed #enviroeducator #mothernature #mothernaturesprincesses #crowdfundingsoon #crowdfunding #earthmonth #earthdayeveryday #celebratenature #celebratewildlife #stewardship #stewardshipweek #natureisbeautiful #natureRx #STEM #greenSTEM #biodiversitymatters #staywildflorida
🇬🇾 We’d like to fill you in a bit about the 2021 @natgeo Lost World Expedition. The goal of this scientific mission was an elevational transect of the Upper Paikwa River Basin near Guyana’s northwestern frontier with Brazil and Venezuela to look for new species of amphibians and reptiles in one of the world’s richest and least explored hotspots of biodiversity. The final section of our transect led us through a pristine, untouched cloud forest and culminated with a first ascent of an unclimbed 7,000-foot tepui called Weiassipu. The expedition was led by Dr. Bruce Means, an intrepid 80-year-old ecologist and evolutionary biologist whose life’s work has been to catalog and document the unique flora and fauna of South America’s tepui region. Tepuis, which rise high about the rainforest like tabletop mesas, are made from some of the oldest rock on Earth, iron-hard orange quartzite that is 1.6 to 1.8 billion years ago. These lost worlds represent the last remaining vestiges of an ancient plateau called the Guyana Shield, and their summits have been called “islands in the sky” on account of the endemic species that often occur only on a single mountaintop. Stay tuned for more information about the new species discovered on this expedition and why biodiversity matters in the upcoming feature article in the Yellow Book, as well as a @natgeotv episode directed by @taylorfreesolo with Renan for the Explorer show. For now, we’d like to thank the incredible team that worked tirelessly to document this story including @alexhonnold , @fuconei , @irving_matthew , @snackfarmer , @rudy.le , @brianirwinmedia and most importantly, the team of indigenous Akawaios who we’ll be telling you more about in our next post. #TheLostWorldExpedition #BiodiversityMatters @sonyalpha @thenorthface @adorama @expedition.studios [Photos 1+2 @renan_ozturk // photo 3+4 by @snackfarmer // words by @m_synnott ] #gtmemoirsessequibo #gtmemoirs #guyana2021 #guyana #guyanese #everythingguyanese #gtmemoirsessequibo #guyanashield #southamerica
Photos by @renan_ozturk / words by @m_synnott The goal of 2021 @natgeo Lost World Expedition was an elevational transect of the Upper Paikwa River Basin near Guyana’s northwestern frontier with Brazil and Venezuela to look for new species of amphibians and reptiles in one of the world’s richest and least explored hotspots of biodiversity. The final section of our transect led us through a pristine, untouched cloud forest and culminated with a first ascent of an unclimbed 7,000-foot tepui called Weiassipu. The expedition was led by @dr_bruce_means , an intrepid 80-year-old ecologist and evolutionary biologist whose life’s work has been to catalog and document the unique flora and fauna of South America’s tepui region. Tepuis, which rise high above the rainforest like tabletop mesas, are made from some of the oldest rock on Earth, iron-hard orange quartzite that is 1.6 to 1.8 billion years old. These “Lost Worlds” represent the last remaining vestiges of an ancient plateau called the Guiana Shield, and their summits have been called “islands in the sky” on account of the endemic species that often occur only on a single mountaintop. For more about why biodiversity matter and details on the new species of frogs discovered on this expedition (not pictured), please stay tuned for a feature article in the Yellow Book, as well as a @natgeotv episode directed by @taylorfreesolo with Renan. For now, we’d like to thank the incredible team that worked tirelessly to document this story including Alex Honnold, Federico Pisana, Matt Irving, Ryan Valasek, Rudy Lehfeldt Ehlinger, Brian Irwin and most importantly, the team of indigenous Akawaios who we’ll be telling you more about in our next post. #TheLostWorldExpedition #BiodiversityMatters
Photos by @renan_ozturk / words by @m_synnott / The goal of the 2021 @natgeo  Lost World Expedition was an "elevational transect" of the Upper Paikwa River Basin, near Guyana’s northwestern frontier with Brazil and Venezuela, to look for new species of amphibians and reptiles in one of the world’s richest and least explored hotspots of biodiversity. The final section of our transect led us through a pristine, untouched cloud forest and culminated with a first ascent of a 7,000-foot tepui called Weiassipu. The expedition was led by @dr_bruce_means , an intrepid 80-year-old ecologist and evolutionary biologist whose life’s work has been to catalog and document the unique flora and fauna of South America’s tepui region. Tepuis, which rise high above the rainforest like tabletop mesas, are made from some of the oldest rock on Earth, iron-hard, orange quartzite that is 1.6 to 1.8 billion years old. These “lost worlds” represent the last vestiges of an ancient plateau called the Guiana Shield, and their summits have been called “islands in the sky” for the endemic species that often occur only on a single mountaintop. For more about why biodiversity matter and details on the new species of frogs discovered on this expedition (not pictured), stay tuned for a feature article in the magazine as well as a @natgeotv  episode directed by @taylorfreesolo  with myself. For now, we’d like to thank the incredible team that worked tirelessly to document this story, including Alex Honnold, Federico Pisana, Matt Irving, Ryan Valasek, Rudy Lehfeldt Ehlinger, Brian Irwin, and most important, the team of Indigenous Akawaios who we’ll be telling you more about in our next post. #TheLostWorldExpedition #BiodiversityMatters
✊🏼 Partagez pour dire #STOPMERCOSUR 🙅 L'accord de l'UE avec les pays du Mercosur encouragera encore plus l'élevage intensif qui contribue à la déforestation de l'Amazonie, à la destruction des lieux de vies des animaux et à la perte de biodiversité. 😡 👀 Pourtant une étude récente montre une fois de plus que cela accélère l'apparition de nouvelles maladies transmises par les animaux comme la covid19. ℹ️ Suivez la députée européenne @saskiabricmont pour tout comprendre sur les impacts de cet accord. 🐝⚕️ Protégeons les forêts pour protéger notre santé ❗ . . . #begov #SayNoEUMercosur #eumercosur #eu #mercosur #ClimateAction #actionclimat #biodiversité #amazonie #urgence #environnement #ecologie #belgique #trade #biodiversité #biodiversitymatters #forest #forests #bolsonaro #greens #covid19
Here’s the scoop surrounding our current 2021 @natgeo Lost World Expedition! [Photos 1+2 @renan_ozturk // photo 3+4 by @snackfarmer // words by @m_synnott ] “The goal of 2021 @natgeo Lost World Expedition was an elevational transect of the Upper Paikwa River Basin near Guyana’s northwestern frontier with Brazil and Venezuela to look for new species of amphibians and reptiles in one of the world’s richest and least explored hotspots of biodiversity. The final section of our transect led us through a pristine, untouched cloud forest and culminated with a first ascent of an unclimbed 7,000-foot tepui called Weiassipu. The expedition was led by @dr_bruce_means , an intrepid 80-year-old ecologist and evolutionary biologist whose life’s work has been to catalog and document the unique flora and fauna of South America’s tepui region. Tepuis, which rise high above the rainforest like tabletop mesas, are made from some of the oldest rock on Earth, iron-hard orange quartzite that is 1.6 to 1.8 billion years old. These “Lost Worlds” represent the last remaining vestiges of an ancient plateau called the Guiana Shield, and their summits have been called “islands in the sky” on account of the endemic species that often occur only on a single mountaintop. For more about why biodiversity matter and details on the new species of frogs discovered on this expedition (not pictured), please stay tuned for a feature article in the Yellow Book, as well as a @natgeotv episode directed by @taylorfreesolo with Renan.” For now, we’d like to thank the incredible team that worked tirelessly to document this story including @alexhonnold , @fuconei , @irving_matthew , @snackfarmer , @rudy.le , @brianirwinmedia and most importantly, the team of indigenous Akawaios who we’ll be telling you more about in our next post. #TheLostWorldExpedition #BiodiversityMatters @sonyalpha @thenorthface @adorama @drewness17 @mr_b_a @blackdiamond @nemoequipment @grade7equipment @hyperlite_mountain_gear @expedition.studios
Repost from @natgeointhefield Photos by @renan_ozturk / words by @m_synnott The goal of 2021 @natgeo Lost World Expedition was an elevational transect of the Upper Paikwa River Basin near Guyana’s northwestern frontier with Brazil and Venezuela to look for new species of amphibians and reptiles in one of the world’s richest and least explored hotspots of biodiversity. The final section of our transect led us through a pristine, untouched cloud forest and culminated with a first ascent of an unclimbed 7,000-foot tepui called Weiassipu. The expedition was led by @dr_bruce_means , an intrepid 80-year-old ecologist and evolutionary biologist whose life’s work has been to catalog and document the unique flora and fauna of South America’s tepui region. Tepuis, which rise high above the rainforest like tabletop mesas, are made from some of the oldest rock on Earth, iron-hard orange quartzite that is 1.6 to 1.8 billion years old. These “Lost Worlds” represent the last remaining vestiges of an ancient plateau called the Guiana Shield, and their summits have been called “islands in the sky” on account of the endemic species that often occur only on a single mountaintop. For more about why biodiversity matter and details on the new species of frogs discovered on this expedition (not pictured), please stay tuned for a feature article in the Yellow Book, as well as a @natgeotv episode directed by @taylorfreesolo with Renan. For now, we’d like to thank the incredible team that worked tirelessly to document this story including Alex Honnold, Federico Pisana, Matt Irving, Ryan Valasek, Rudy Lehfeldt Ehlinger, Brian Irwin and most importantly, the team of indigenous Akawaios who we’ll be telling you more about in our next post. #TheLostWorldExpedition #BiodiversityMatters