Category Archives: Wildlife

Alaska Views: ‘Salmon Reflection’ (BBC Earth)

BBC Earth – A unique relationship is changing in Alaska. In her film ‘Salmon Reflection’ Norwegian and Unangax̂ filmmaker Anna Hoover explores the effects of a changing world on the communities of Bristol Bay, one of the last surviving wild salmon ecosystems.

Winter Views: Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

CBS Sunday Morning – A winter wonderland, at Good Earth State Park in South Dakota. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

Good Earth State Park southeast of Sioux Falls is an important cultural and historical site as well as a unique nature retreat adjacent to the most developed and populated part of our state. The site itself is one of the oldest sites of long-term human habitation in the United States. The river, abundant wildlife, fertile flood plains, availability of pipestone (catlinite) and protection from winds made the area an important gathering place for seasonal ceremonies and a significant trading center for many tribal peoples from 1300-1700 A.D.

During this time, occupants were primarily Oneota Tradition Peoples, including Omaha, Ponca, Ioway and Otoe, but many other tribes were attracted and participated in trading agricultural product as well as hides, pelts and pipestone (catlinite).

This is the largest Oneota cultural site discovered to date in the upper Midwest. There are two other significant Oneota cultural sites located respectively in southwest Iowa and central Missouri.

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

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

Views: The Winners Of The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2022 In London

From bees hunting for a mate to a giant sea star procreating, these incredible images are some of the winners in the prestigious wildlife photography competition.

We spoke to three photographers, who tell the stories behind their award-winning images at this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year photographic competition, and why biodiversity and climate change are top of the agenda. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

Antarctic Views: Filming The Curious Leopard Seal

Take a peek behind the scenes of Frozen Planet 2 as the team battle conditions to film the hunting behaviours of leopard seals. The extreme cold and icy weather weren’t the only factors the team had to deal with, as some leopard seals got a little bit too curious for the crew’s liking…

The leopard seal, also referred to as the sea leopard, is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic. Its only natural predator is the orca. It feeds on a wide range of prey including cephalopods, other pinnipeds, krill, birds, fish and penguins. It is the only species in the genus Hydrurga.

Yellowstone Park Views: Bull Elks Fall ‘Bugling’

“Sunday Morning” leaves us this morning with elk bugling at Yellowstone National Park. Videographer: Doug Jensen.

Yellowstone’s autumn is defined in many ways-frost on morning grass, color creeping into shimmering aspen leaves, ice rimming mountain ponds. There are sights and smells to a Yellowstone autumn, elements that, if you’ve visited here many times, become as familiar as old friends. But nothing etches the lens through which we see fall as much as the rut of the elk, Cervus alaphus. The reason for this is almost entirely auditory.

The Sound of a Bull Elk in Autumn

If you’ve never heard the bugle of the bull elk during the fall rutting period, you are in for an experience that is at once thrilling and haunting. The sound of a bull elk bugling is something that draws many visitors to Yellowstone each autumn, for it is an experience as memorable as anything you are likely to have in the park. In most cases, the bugle starts low and throaty, rising to a high whistle, then dropping to a grunt or a series of grunts. It’s a sound that is difficult for the human alphabet to imitate, a guttural bellow, a shrill pitch, and a hollow grunting. A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-eeeeeeeeeeeeee-oh. Ee-uh. Ee-uh. Ee-uh. It’s an odd combination that, like the buzz of your first rattlesnake, you’ll never forget.