Tag Archives: Wildlife

Nature: White Mountains Of New Hampshire (2023)

January 29, 2023: We leave you this Sunday morning in a snowstorm, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Videographer: Scot Miller.

There are 733 named mountains in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The highest and most prominent of these mountains is Mount Washington, which stands at a respectable 6,288 feet (1,917 meters), making it the tallest peak in the Northeastern United States.

While the peaks of the White Mountains don’t manage to break the 6,500 ft (1,981m) barrier, they are home to some of the most difficult hiking terrain and worst weather in the continental United States.

BBC Wilderness Views: The Wetlands Of Argentina

BBC Earth – It is one of the largest freshwater reservoirs on the South American continent. It is the largest protected area in Argentina, with 1.3 million hectares of pristine wilderness. Also referred to as Esteros del Iberá, the Iberá Wetlands stays true to its name with a spectacular offering of streams, marshes, lagoons and swamps that cover approximately 14 % of the Corrientes Province.

The wetlands are home to a staggering 4,000 plant and animal species, which make up 30 % of Argentina’s biodiversity. The indigenous communities of the wetlands inhabited the area as early as in the 9th century.

Wildlife: Ngorongoro Crater In Tanzania (4K)

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera.

Video highlights: 00:14 – Giraffes walking on the planes 01:11 – Buffalos walking up the hill 02:28 – Zebras walking near a road 03:44 – Hyeana searching for prey

The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years.

Filmed and Edited by: Wonders of Nature

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.

Siberia Views: The Nomadic Nenets Reindeer Herders

BBC Earth – Arctic Siberia’s Nomadic Nenets herders have migrated with reindeer for generations. Reindeer were among the last animals domesticated by humans.

According to the Nenets legend, the humans promised the reindeer that they would protect them on their long migration from the mainland to the seashores as long as the reindeer provide humans with all their needs, including milk, fat, meat, bones, horns, and skins. The nomadic reindeer herders reside in the taiga forests of the Russian tundra and northern Mongolia. 

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

Climate: The Future Of Our Frozen Planet – Sir David Attenborough (BBC)

“We can do it. We must do it.”

Sir David Attenborough. This is life on thin ice.

Frozen Planet II (2022): This six-part series – narrated by Sir David Attenborough – explores the wildlife found in the world’s coldest regions: the Arctic and Antarctic, high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests, and ice-cold oceans. From polar bears to penguins, and from snow monkeys to Siberian tigers, each species must overcome a unique set of challenges to endure its extreme environment.