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#RememberingGreatApes shout out from our friends @rememberingwildlife
Today we are thrilled to reveal the winners of the Remembering Great Apes photo contest!
First up is this heartwarmer by @r1chanon 💚
Photographer - Richard Denyer
Species - Mountain gorilla
Location - Rwanda
For this #TraveTuesday
enjoy this sunsetional shot of penguins strutting their happy feet at a beach by #wildographer & Nikon Ambassador @thomasvijayan
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This duck got himself all in a flap after inadvertently straying into the path of a giant Shoebill while heading towards water.
But it was all water off a duck’s back for the imposing 4ft tall bird which instead of eating his smaller friend, carefully picked him up in his beak and moved him aside.
Despite its fearsome reputation as a predator around water, the Shoebill seemed more concerned with completing its journey than tucking into a feathered snack.
These extraordinary pictures were captured by 51-year-old amateur photographer Mark Kay, at the San Diego Wild Animal Park in the U.S.
‘I thought the Shoebill was going to eat the duck, but soon realised he was moving him out of the way.
‘After the duck fell to the ground, he seemed flustered and just walked away. The Shoebill just carried on.’
Credit / Full Article can be found HERE
My favourite bird right here!
Shoebill Stork, in the wild you can find them in UGANDA.
How to (almost) instantly disable all 300 companies Tumblr wants to share your data with
If you’ve logged in to Tumblr in the last few days, you will have seen the GDPR warning, telling you Tumblr is part of the Oath family of sites, and requiring you to opt-in to their privacy settings.
You may not have realised that, in contravention of the GDPR rules which ban default opt-ins, if you don’t go into the ‘more options’ button and opt out of each individual sharing partner, Tumblr will share your data with a whole huge list of other companies. Like, 300 of them.
If you’ve already opted in to the Oath privacy stuff, you need to go to your Settings page:
Click the Privacy button on the right:
Then, click the little button next to ‘Cookie Consent’ to revoke it.
After confirming you want to revoke consent, you will immediately be taken to that big privacy opt-in page again. From that point we follow the steps @the-mad-duchess described - first click ‘Manage Options’:
Then, click the blue ‘Manage’ button, and expand the two lists. You’ll see five kinds of data sharing, and like 300 different companies:
However, clicking on 300 little buttons to opt out of is an absurd demand. There is, thankfully, a shortcut, using your browser’s developer tools.
What you want to do is open the web console. In Firefox, you do it like this: click the little menu in top right, then go down to where it says Web Developer:
Then, click the Web Console option:
This will open up the web console in the bottom of the screen. It will have a bunch of messages in it that you can ignore:
If it works correctly, you will abruptly scroll to the bottom of the page and all those little buttons will slide to the ‘greyed out’ position. Now you can go ahead and click Done, click the OK button, and carry on using Tumblr, trusting that if they keep their word, they won’t share your data with those 300 companies.
I’m gonna chat with the New XKit devs to see if this can be added (they may already be working on it). But I hope this saves you some time.
Note also - this is not actually compliant with the new GDPR laws. The rul e is that you have to explicitly opt in to letting companies use your data, you can’t have a list of default opt-ins behind a button like this. At some point, somebody will hopefully sue Yahoo/Oath and establish that in court. In the meantime, let’s keep our data to ourselves.
Meanwhile in Uganda does anyone know what became of the wee leopard cub spotted in the hands of a chimpanzee at Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park?
What with carnivorous chimps known to bloody snatch monkeys from trees & shit! 😔 Image by field guide Agaba Amos
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An Endangered African Wild Dog leaps into the air to search around for the other members of its pack in South Africa’s @londolozi.
Fantastic shot by #wildographer @peter.thorpe
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Join #wildographer & guide @g_steenkamp on an Elephantastic Photosafari in the Kalahari this October & come away with exquisite shots to boot.
Just a few spots remain so #bequick #enquirenow
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Meanwhile at @singita_ the Mhangheni Pride make their Big Caturday Show for resident #wildographer @rosscouperphoto
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