Wildlife Film Trailers: “The Frozen Kingdom Of The Snow Leopard” (Video)

Director: Frédéric Larrey

ZED Production
Producer: Manuel Catteau

SYNOPSIS:
At the start of spring, in the upland valleys of Central Asia, the echo of a piercing yowl can be heard. For many mammals, it’s an alarm signal: For the snow leopard, it heralds the mating season, the females calling to the males, who arrive hungry, nervous, and ready to fight.

For a mother with her two young, who are far from ready to fend for themselves, a tricky phase lies ahead. Firstly, because she must hunt tirelessly to feed her litter. But also because she has protect them from males seeking to mate with her, who would kill any offspring that is not their own. If these young cats make it through the winter, it will then be their turn to reign supreme in this frozen kingdom.

Set in the remote mountains of China and Tibet, this film follows the perilous existence of a female and her two young snow leopards, who are less than a year old, in a valley of stunning beauty with a dazzling diversity of wildlife.

Two photographer brothers came upon this lost valley in 2016 and were amazed to find it home to a dense population of snow leopards in a relatively small territory. Their discovery led to this exceptional film about an elusive big cat that is rarely caught on camera.

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TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – WISCONSIN” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

It’s a state ruled by beer and dairy, a place full of wild, scenic beauty and bustling urban landscapes. This is Wisconsin, and this aerial tour celebrates the unique brew of dazzling landscapes, rich history, and contemporary culture that can only be found in the Badger State. Join us as we soar over colorful autumn forests, family-owned farms, the Door Peninsula and share stories of the ancient tribes, European settlers, and American icons who gave Wisconsin its one-of-a-kind identity.

Wisconsin is a midwestern U.S. state with coastlines on 2 Great Lakes (Michigan and Superior) and an interior of forests and farms. Milwaukee, the largest city, is known for the Milwaukee Public Museum, with its numerous re-created international villages, and the Harley-Davidson Museum, displaying classic motorcycles. Several beer companies are based in Milwaukee, and many offer brewery tours.

Arts & Literature: “Apollo Magazine September 2020”

APOLLO MAGAZINE – SEPTEMBER 2020

INSIDE THE ISSUE
 
FEATURES | Tom Stammers on women collectors in 19th-century France; Nalini Malani interviewed by Debika RayAlexander Marr puzzles over Isaac Oliver’s most mysterious portrait; Sophie Barling visits the Villa Carmignac; Thomas Marks on fast food and fine art
 
REVIEWS | Peter Parker on Barnett Freedman at Pallant House; Caroline Bugler on Cranach at Compton Verney; Tom Fleming on Bill Brandt and Henry Moore at Hepworth Wakefield; Michael Hall on Edwardian houses; Clare Bucknell on visual traces of the English Civil War; Cora Gilroy-Ware on neoclassical style
 
MARKET | Jo Lawson-Tancred on museums and online shopping; and the latest art market columns from Emma Crichton-MillerSusan Moore and Samuel Reilly
 
PLUS | Thomas Marks visits the Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara; Paul Rennie on public information posters and the pandemicOtto Saumarez Smith condemns plans to destroy Coventry’s post-war architecture; Gareth Harris and Matt Stromberg investigate mass layoffs at museumsRobert O’Byrne on Venice in peril

Top Historic Home Video Tours: Santa Barbara’s “Villa Solana”, Built In 1914

Set Privately on a Lush Knoll Top Boasting Sweeping 360 Views of the Pacific. Built in 1914 by Prominent Santa Barbara Native Frederick Forrest Peabody and Designed by Architect Francis T. Underhill, the 22,000-square-foot Estate at 256 Eucalyptus Hill Drive, Which is Known as Solana, Was a Precursor to Other Sprawling West Coast Properties Such as Hearst Castle and the Getty Villa. Located on an 11.2-acre Knoll-top Property, the Castle-like Compound Offers 360-degree Views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains. From 1958 to 1978, the Estate Served as the Site of a Prominent American Think Tank, and Revered Guests Ranging From John F. Kennedy to Martin Luther King Jr. Visited to Discuss Pressing Policy Issues.

New Home Tour Videos: NYC Apartment Of Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland

Today, AD takes you inside the elegant New York City home of ballet superstar Misty Copeland. Two years ago Copeland and her husband purchased their dream apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and enlisted in-demand, L.A.-based AD100 interior designer Brigette Romanek to completely reimagine the space. From the bedroom turned walk-in closet to the colorful and spacious open living-dining room, the groundbreaking dancer, author, and social activist achieves perfect balance in her new Manhattan home.

Healthy Diet Podcasts: “Spoon-Fed” Author & Professor Tim Spector

According to a recent study, obesity increases the risk of dying of Covid-19 by nearly 50%. Governments around the world are now hoping to encourage their citizens to lose weight. But with so much complex and often contradictory diet advice, as well as endless food fads, it can be hard to know what healthy eating actually looks like. 

How many pieces of fruit and vegetables should you eat a day? Will cutting out carbs help you lose weight? Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Speaking to Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London about his new book Spoon-Fed, Madeleine Finlay asks why we’re still getting food science wrong, and explores the current scientific evidence on snacking, supplements and calorie labels. 

Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College, London and has recently been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He trained originally in rheumatology and epidemiology. In 1992 he moved into genetic epidemiology and founded the UK Twins Registry, of 13,000 twins, which is the richest collection of genotypic and phenotypic information worldwide. He is past President of the International Society of Twin Studies, directs the European Twin Registry Consortium (Discotwin) and collaborates with over 120 centres worldwide. He has demonstrated the genetic basis of a wide range of common complex traits, many previously thought to be mainly due to ageing and environment. Through genetic association studies (GWAS), his group have found over 500 novel gene loci in over 50 disease areas. He has published over 800 research articles and is ranked as being in the top 1% of the world’s most cited scientists by Thomson-Reuters. He held a prestigious European Research Council senior investigator award in epigenetics and is a NIHR Senior Investigator. His current work focuses on omics and the microbiome and directs the crowdfunded British Gut microbiome project. Together with an international team of leading scientists including researchers from King’s College London, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts University, Stanford University and nutritional science company ZOE he  is conducting the largest scientific nutrition research project, showing that individual responses to the same foods are unique, even between identical twins. You can find more on https://joinzoe.com/ He is a prolific writer with several popular science books and a regular blog, focusing on genetics, epigenetics and most recently microbiome and diet (The Diet Myth). He is in demand as a public speaker and features regularly in the media.

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