Forest is getting better at jumping onto things more precisely and with better control of his movements. The reward here for hopping onto my hand is simply that he enjoys the higher view. ☺️
In the wild, babies will practice their skills by hopping in the nest and on branches. Of course, a miscalculation is much more dangerous up in a tall tree.
Photo and words by @JustinHofman (Justin Hofman) | This is a photo that I wish didn’t exist, but now that it does, I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts with the trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How can your actions shape our planet?
Entertainer and activist Zooey Deschanel (@zooeydeschanel), co-founder of the Farm Project, is guest curating the @natgeo feed today as we launch Planet or Plastic? (#PlanetorPlastic), a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis. Check back throughout the day to see Zooey’s selection of powerful images related to ocean plastics and the threat they pose to the environment.
At 28 days old, Forest is eating around 60 grams per day and slowly preening away his baby fluff. He is walking around much less wobbly, and he loves to pounce on things!