New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and more than 700 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres.
Video timeline: 00:57 – Purakaunui Bay 02:26 – Mount Taranaki 04:21 – Mount Cook 05:41 – Roaring Billy Falls 07:44 – Omarama Clay Cliffs 11:06 – Lake Pukaki 12:26 – Lion Rock and Piha Beach 15:49 – Arthur’s Pass 17:40 – Castlepoint Lighthouse 21:21 – Lake Hawea 23:30 – Skippers Road 26:26 – Glacial valley in Southern Alps 27:52 – Kaikoura Seal Colony 29:04 – Ninety Mile Beach 31:16 – Whakarewarewa geothermal area 36:38 – Queenstown 38:37 – Whangarei Falls
Scotland’s rainforest is one of our most precious habitats. It is as important as tropical rainforest, but even rarer. Yet few people know it exists and fewer still know how globally significant it is. This film was created by the Alliance for Scotland’s Rainforest to inform and inspire better protection for Scotland’s rainforest.
Scotland’s rainforest is made up of the native woodlands found on Scotland’s west coast where consistent levels of rainfall and relatively mild, year-round temperatures provide just the right conditions for some of the world’s rarest mosses, liverworts and lichens.
I accidentally found this little creek that led peacefully out to a small lake near our home in Minnesota. I’ve driven by this spot dozens of times and never knew it was there. Very peaceful, and joy to try and capture with this frost and fresh snow.
Enjoy my latest showreel from this year’s wildlife filming in the Czech Republic! There are 42 animal species waiting for you in this video.
Sadly, this video is not a true picture of European nature in general. Most of these beautiful wildlife moments are actually very rare to witness here in Central Europe. We keep degrading the landscape with such intensity that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insect, spiders and fish are slipping through our fingers faster than before. A key to improvement and effective conservation is education.
Alan Watson Featherstone, ecologist and founder of “Trees for Life,” describes the moment he realized he needed to help in the effort to rewild Scotland, resulting in the founding of his charity “Trees for Life” to achieve this. Tune in or stream “The Age of Nature” Wednesdays, October 14-28, 2020 at 10/9c.
Located 13,000 kilometres from the French mainland, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Kerguelen archipelago is home to a maritime nature reserve that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2019. On land, thousands of elephant seals spend their days basking in the sun. The seabed, which has remained untouched, is teeming with rare fish. Hundreds, perhaps even thousands of organisms, have yet to be logged. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover this unique ecosystem.
The Kerguelen Islands, also known as the Desolation Islands, are a group of islands in the Antarctic constituting one of the two exposed parts of the Kerguelen Plateau, a large igneous province mostly submerged by the southern Indian Ocean.