Lianna Nixon @liannanixon
318 Posts
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• Capturing the beauty & plight of our planet • Powerful art-science education narratives for Climate Change @mosaic_expedition @vocal_empowerment
318 Posts
4k Followers
976 Following
• Capturing the beauty & plight of our planet • Powerful art-science education narratives for Climate Change @mosaic_expedition @vocal_empowerment
When I started going to #katmainationalpark five years ago, I immediately fell in love with the Alaskan brown bear. I was lucky enough to be allowed into the lives of numerous bears, and see mothers, like this young sow, nurture their cubs to prepare them for the Alaskan wilderness. A mother’s responsibilities should not include protecting them from a mine. A mother bear should not fear that the survival of her cubs depends on human impact. The fight is not over, #nopebblemine Follow @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier and @sealegacy to raise your voice for those who don’t have one
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For the past few months I have been working with @mosaic_expedition, @ciresnews, @awiexpedition and @fiskeplanetarium on a dome theater production about the most complex Arctic research expedition to date, MOSAiC. We are releasing a trailer before the expedition begins and I NEED YOUR HELP: I’m looking for some passionate and curious people about The Arctic climate who would be willing to send me a video asking a question about the Arctic/MOSAiC! If you are interested in sending in a video question about the Arctic, which will be visually/audibly rendered in a trailer, please DM me! I will DM you instructions! Approximately 230 other planetariums will have access to this trailer, and may be used in social media! Thank you for your help and participation!
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Happy #FathersDay to the best dad around, @ericnixonphoto. Thank you for being the best dad and and adventure buddy anyone could ask for. I am so grateful for all that you have done for me. Love you!
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On the way to Moran Junction we stopped the car to let a group of young bull elk walk across the road and towards the Snake River and Tetons. Whenever I think of Jackson this is the kind of view I imagine. Wildlife and wonder ✨✨✨
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After seeing the young male moose get hit by a car a couple days ago, I thought about a young mother moose who I had the privilege to photograph the past two years. I was able to work with her to the point where she was comfortable having me around her calf while she ate pondweeds. She was by far the greatest moose encounter I’ve had and I was so grateful for her poise and patience as a subject. Last year her calf got hit by a car and a day later while frantically looking for her dead calf got hit as well. She had to be put down because she was so badly injured. I was deeply saddened and angry that such a beautiful mother and calf pair became numbers in moose collision statistics. #enoughisenough
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⚠️ WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT ⚠️ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • A sign is not enough. Yesterday, with other locals I laid flowers on this young male moose’s corpse, who was hit by car. For years Jackson Hole has struggled with drivers on WY-22 and moose collisions. With a population of around 450 moose in the Jackson herd, every individual counts. Moose populations already struggle with climate change issues and parasites, making car collision death toll counts even more devastating. We share these roads with moose who come into these areas to be safe and raise their young. When we are lucky to live in these places, let alone visit them, we must be attentive and respectful drivers. PLEASE slow down and be cautious on this road! How many more moose need to be hit before we take action? Jackson needs to create a solution to this problem, whether it is creating underpasses, fences, or slowing down the speeds in these areas, action must take place. Please help me share this story! With tourist season underway we need to remind EVERYONE how important it is to be cautious in these areas.
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My grandparents are big birders, they have at least 12 bird feeders, which bring them so much joy. From finches, tanagers, grosbeaks, and orioles, they congregate around these feeding hotspots flinging seeds. Then there are at the hummingbirds, who fill the air with buzzing as they zip to and from their nests and sweet water feeders. Needless to say, my grandparents’ offerings bring so much beauty and joy, it’s hard not to watch them all day!
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Did you know that salmon populations impact the growth of trees? During good salmon seasons when bears bring them onto the river banks and they wash ashore, their nutrients decompose into the ground. This is even correlated to tree ring sizes! When we destroy salmon populations and put them at risk, we are not just risking the lives of the animals who depend on them. We risk losing an entire ecosystem. I am thankful to know that there are so many organizations who are fighting against Pebble Mine, which threatens one the greatest last fisheries on our planet. @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @ericnixonphoto @kyle.roepke
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