Category Archives: Animals

BBC Wilderness Views: The Wetlands Of Argentina

BBC Earth – It is one of the largest freshwater reservoirs on the South American continent. It is the largest protected area in Argentina, with 1.3 million hectares of pristine wilderness. Also referred to as Esteros del Iberá, the Iberá Wetlands stays true to its name with a spectacular offering of streams, marshes, lagoons and swamps that cover approximately 14 % of the Corrientes Province.

The wetlands are home to a staggering 4,000 plant and animal species, which make up 30 % of Argentina’s biodiversity. The indigenous communities of the wetlands inhabited the area as early as in the 9th century.

Wildlife: Ngorongoro Crater In Tanzania (4K)

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera.

Video highlights: 00:14 – Giraffes walking on the planes 01:11 – Buffalos walking up the hill 02:28 – Zebras walking near a road 03:44 – Hyeana searching for prey

The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years.

Filmed and Edited by: Wonders of Nature

Siberia Views: The Nomadic Nenets Reindeer Herders

BBC Earth – Arctic Siberia’s Nomadic Nenets herders have migrated with reindeer for generations. Reindeer were among the last animals domesticated by humans.

According to the Nenets legend, the humans promised the reindeer that they would protect them on their long migration from the mainland to the seashores as long as the reindeer provide humans with all their needs, including milk, fat, meat, bones, horns, and skins. The nomadic reindeer herders reside in the taiga forests of the Russian tundra and northern Mongolia. 

Nordic Views: Reindeer In Northern Finland (CBS)

CBS Sunday Morning (December 2022) – We leave you this Sunday morning with reindeer in northern Finland, prepping for their big night! Videographer: David Cohen.

Northern Finland is the northernmost part of Finland. Administratively it comprises Finnish Lapland and the provinces of Kainuu and Northern Ostrobothnia. This region is very sparsely populated even for Finland – while it covers almost half of the country it has a population slightly larger than the city of Helsinki.

Previews: BBC Wildlife Magazine – January 2023

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BBC Wildlife Magazine – January 2023 issue:

  • Celebrating 60 years of BBC Wildlife with a round-up of 60 favourite wildlife hotspots
  • Elephant-friendly farming
  • Stunning Siberian jay photos
  • One man’s mission to save seagrass in Ibiza
  • Gillian Burke on watching seals from a safe distance
  • Mike Dilger on the challenge of seeing wild boar this winter
  • Mark Carwardine on the future of the Amazon

Winners: The 2022 Nature Photographer Of The Year

Nature Photographer of the Year is a Nature Photography contest that celebrates the beauty of nature photography.

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Winner of the Human and Nature category and Overall Winner | Dmitry Kokh/NPOTY 2022

A group of polar bears exploring an abandoned Soviet village in the Arctic has won Nature Photographer of the Year 2022.

Winner in the Mammals category | Sascha Fonseca/NPOTY 2022

Sascha Fonseca won the Mammals category with a fabulous photo of the endangered snow leopard.

Highly commended in the Landscape category | Raul Mostoslavsky/NPOTY 2022

Madagascar Views: The Labord’s Chameleon (BBC)

Discover how a Labord’s chameleon learns how to hunt for a meal and find a potential mate, all in a short lifespan of just four months.

Labord’s chameleon is a semelparous species of chameleon, a lizard in the family Chamaeleonidae. The species is endemic to Madagascar.

The BBC At 100: Nature And Sir David Attenborough

David Attenborough recounts some of his timeless moments exploring the natural world with BBC Studios’ dedicated Natural History Unit. From his first major series Zoo Quest in 1954 to the amazing advances in technology that have made shows like The Green Planet possible.

See BBC 100 Year Timeline

Following the closure of numerous amateur stations, the BBC starts its first daily radio service in London. After much argument, news is supplied by an agency, and music drama and “talks” fill the airwaves for only a few hours a day. It isn’t long before radio is heard across the nation. This black and white footage from 1922 is silent.

Previews: BBC Wildlife Magazine – November 2022

BBC Wildlife Magazine – November 2022

  • Celebrating 150 years of Yellowstone National Park
  • As Remembrance Day approaches, we celebrate the poppy bee
  • Walking the Iron Curtain: how this no-go zone has become a wildlife haven
  • After being hunted almost to extinction, southern right whales are making a mighty comeback
  • Gillian Burke celebrates the hidden brilliance of seeds
  • Mike Dilger on the overwintering geese
  • Mark Carwardine on the need to be sympathetic to different nations’ conservation priorities