Sometimes nature drives animals to take wild leaps of faith, for food, to survive, or to learn to fly.
In Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, water is hard to come by in the dry season. Without it, animals like buffalo will die. And so they’ll do anything for a drink – even take on a pride of hungry lions.
In stunning footage of an exciting chase, we show you lions’ hunting techniques – and how it’s possible even for these experienced predators to make mistakes. Who will be the winner in the end?
A vole has made a fatal mistake and wandered into ‘The Slash’–the narrow cleared pathway that serves as a border to Canada. Out in the open, she’s easy to spot and a predator would need no second invitation.
The red-tailed hawk is a bird of prey that breeds throughout most of North America, from the interior of Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies. It is one of the most common members within the genus of Buteo in North America or worldwide.
From spiders with superpowers to spiders with 25m webs, we look back at some of our favourite arachnid moments from the BBC Earth Archive.
Jaguars roam the rainforests of South America silently and well camouflaged. But their habitat is dwindling and ranchers see them as a threat. Yet two brothers are fighting misconceptions and want to project them.
“Sunday Morning” takes us this Easter Sunday to northeastern Montana’s Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, home to some 250 species of birds. Videographer: Derek Reich.
After a number of failed attempts, a young leopard gains the skills needed to catch birds.
Padre Island is a barrier island along the southern coast of Texas. It’s home to Padre Island National Seashore, a vast protected area with beaches sheltering rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. Grasslands Nature Trail winds through the seashore’s bird-rich, marshy terrain. To the north, Padre Balli Park offers surf breaks. Its Bob Hall Pier stretches into the Gulf of Mexico and serves as a recreational fishing hub.
This is the closest Great Egret nest site in our backyard wildlife sanctuary – approximately 250’ away. There hasn’t been a nest here is a couple of years due to low water, but the afternoon before last I saw a male displaying on a branch, and the next morning he had already attracted a mate. He repeatedly brought branches from across the pond, and with sometimes questionable hand-offs she skillfully wove the sticks into their growing nest.
The great egret, also known as the common egret, large egret, or great white egret or great white heron is a large, widely distributed egret, with four subspecies found in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and southern Europe.
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