Category Archives: Nature

Wildlife Insider: ‘The Archerfish – A Master Hunter With Physics’

The mangroves of Sri Lanka are home to a very special resident. The archerfish might not look that powerful, but it can fire watery arrows to take down its prey from up to two meters away. In this video, we’ll show you the archerfish’s unique hunting strategy, which also involves an astonishing grasp of physics and math. Behind those dual-action eyes, complex calculations are going on…

Smithsonian Channel: ‘Top Natural Disaster Videos’

From the St. Helen’s eruption to havoc caused by a tornado, these clips capture just how terrifying natural disasters are.

Video Timeline: 0:00​ – Intro to 10 Frightening Natural Disaster Videos 0:23​ – Footage of the 1980 Mt. Saint Helens Eruption 4:06​ – This Brave Student Captured the Mt. Saint Helens Blast 6:09​ – Why the 1989 San Francisco Quake Was So Disastrous 10:08​ – Chilling Footage of the 1989 Cypress Freeway Collapse 12:56​ – The Most Powerful Tornado Recorded on Earth 16:36​ – This Family Hid from a 300 MPH Tornado in a Water Pipe 19:50​ – This Couple Filmed the Everest Avalanche Coming at Them 21:56​ – Footage of the Alarming Moments Just Before the Everest Avalanche 24:56​ – The Damage a Twister Can Do in 15 Minutes is Horrifying 28:00​ – The 1974 Double Twister That Hit Alabama

Ocean Wildlife: A Manatee Migrates To Warm Water

Despite weighing upward of 1200 pounds, manatee bodies have relatively little fat to protect them from the cold. Anything below 68 degrees is a death sentence. The solution: an annual inland migration, to the warm waters of Florida’s natural springs at Silver Springs State Park.

Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. There are three accepted living species of Trichechidae, representing three of the four living species in the order Sirenia: the Amazonian manatee, the West Indian manatee, and the West African manatee.

Winter Wildlife: A River Otter Survives In Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

It takes a special breed of animal to handle the Michigan winter–and the river otter is better prepared than most. But preparation is half the battle–and it starts with a roll in the snow to keep its fur coat insulated. The waters in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan freeze over fast in winter–and river otters need to work just as fast to keep holes open in the ice. If they close, the otters lose access to fish. From America’s Wild Seasons: https://bit.ly/3pikNyY

The Upper Peninsula is a forested region in Michigan bordering 3 of the Great Lakes and extending outward from Wisconsin. It’s connected to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula by the roughly 5-miles-long Mackinac Bridge, which spans the Straits of Mackinac. Sandwiched between the 2 peninsulas is Mackinac Island, a car-free vacation destination with the iconic 1887 Grand Hotel and the Victorian-era Fort Mackinac. 

Nature: ‘Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge’, Valentine, Nebraska

Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge is located in the U.S. state of Nebraska and includes 19,131 acres. The refuge borders the Niobrara National Scenic River on the west and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Views: ‘Ecuador – Nature & Landscape’ (4K UHD Video)

Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center, with decorated 16th- and 17th-century palaces and religious sites, like the ornate Compañía de Jesús Church.

Early Spring Views: ‘Mount Fuji, Japan Framed By Wild February Flowers’ (Video)

Filmed on February 9, 2021

Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県, Shizuoka-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu.[1] As of December 2019, Shizuoka Prefecture has a population of 3,637,998 and has a geographic area of 7,777.42 km2 (3,002.88 sq mi). Shizuoka Prefecture borders Kanagawa Prefecture to the east, Yamanashi Prefecture to the northeast, Nagano Prefecture to the north, and Aichi Prefecture to the west.

Shizuoka is the capital and Hamamatsu is the largest city in Shizuoka Prefecture, with other major cities including FujiNumazu, and Iwata.[2] Shizuoka Prefecture is located on Japan’s Pacific Ocean coast and features Suruga Bay formed by the Izu Peninsula, and Lake Hamana which is considered to be one of Japan’s largest lakes. Mount Fuji, the tallest volcano in Japan and cultural icon of the country, is partially located in Shizuoka Prefecture on the border with Yamanashi Prefecture. Shizuoka Prefecture has a significant motoring heritage as the founding location of HondaSuzuki, and Yamaha, and is home to the Fuji International Speedway.

Views: ‘United Kingdom’s National Parks In 100 Seconds’ (Aerial Video)

What do the UK’s National Parks really look like? To see what these landscapes are made-up of, let’s go on a walk. Each second of the walk reveals 1% of our National Parks and how they appear from above. Are you ready for the UK’s national parks in 100 seconds?

Wildlife Views: Black Bear Steals Acorns From Woodpecker In Big Bend National Park, Texas

There are many reasons Big Bend is good for bears and this is one of them.

Big Bend National Park is in southwest Texas and includes the entire Chisos mountain range and a large swath of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive leads to the ruins of Sam Nail Ranch, now home to desert wildlife. The Santa Elena Canyon, carved by the Rio Grande, features steep limestone cliffs. Langford Hot Springs, near the Mexican border, has pictographs and the foundations of an old bathhouse.