Tag Archives: Smithsonian Channel Videos

Island Views: The ‘Lemur Gangs’ Of Madagascar

Aerial Travel: Seneca Rocks In West Virginia

Seneca Rocks is famous for its distinctive looks, emerging from the ground like giant teeth. It’s also a challenging, dangerous climb – over the past 40 years, at least 15 climbers have lost their lives here.

Seneca Rocks is one of the best-known landmarks in West Virginia.  These rocks have long been noted as a scenic attraction and are popular with rock climbers. The rocks are a magnificent formation rising nearly 900 feet above the North Fork River.

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Alaska Views: Ruth Glacier Great Gorge, Denali Park

Ruth Glacier’s Great Gorge is quite simply one of the continent’s most awe-inspiring sights. At 2000 feet and over 10 miles long, it’s one of the deepest canyons in the world.

Ruth Glacier is a glacier in Denali National Park and Preserve in the U.S. state of Alaska. Its upper reaches are approximately 3 vertical miles below the summit of Denali. The glacier’s “Great Gorge” is one mile wide, and drops almost 2,000 feet over 10 miles, with crevasses along the surface.

Alaska Views: Pilot Lands Plane On Highline Lake

New Zealand Train Lines: North Island Main Trunk

Mountain Road Views: The Sani Pass In South Africa

Views: ‘7 Daring Animal Migrations’ (Smithsonian)

From one million wildebeest crossing croc-infested waters to a manatee’s journey to warmer waters, here’s a closer look at 7 daring animal migrations.

Video timeline: 0:00 Intro to 7 Daring Animal Migrations | Smithsonian Channel 1:00 1 million wildebeest cross these croc-infested rivers 2:51 The largest mammal migration in the world 4:19 The pragmatic way African buffalos organize their herds 7:06 Thousands of monarch butterflies take flight 11:03 A manatee embarks on an inland journey to warmer waters 14:05 Yellowstone bison are built for winter survival 18:00 Why birds flock to this South African nature reserve

History Of Berlin: The Brandenburg Gate (1790)

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after the temporary restoration of order during the Batavian Revolution.

Views: An Osprey Hunts Trout In Yellowstone

Inside Architecture: The Louis Vuitton Building

The Frank Gehry design for the Louis Vuitton Foundation building was certainly innovative. But from a structural engineering perspective, there was nothing to suggest it was actually possible.

The building of the Louis Vuitton Foundation, started in 2006, is an art museum and cultural center sponsored by the group LVMH and its subsidiaries. It is run as a legally separate, nonprofit entity as part of LVMH’s promotion of art and culture. The art museum opened in October 2014.