Tag: Wild

Listen: These Elk Sound Terrifying, Like Ringwraiths

Scientists have solved one of nature’s greatest mysteries: How do big bull elks produce an eerie shriek that sounds like the Ringwraiths from The Lord of the Rings? Read more about how these large North American deer produce their bloodcurdling screams: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160420-elk-animals-science-sounds-wildlife/ Click here to read more about elk: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/elk/ Quiet Alaska Suburb Moose Battle: […]

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Giant Prehistoric Crocodile Discovered in Tunisia

National Geographic grantee Federico Fanti and his research team discovered a giant Cretaceous crocodile skeleton in southern Tunisia. The fossil dates back 130 million years ago. The head of the crocodile alone is over 5 feet long. The discovery proves that this animal lived 25 million years past the hypothesized global extinction. Click here to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Bear Bathtub’ Caught on Camera in Yellowstone

Bear Bathtub, a colloquial name given to Yellowstone’s own version of a natural swimming hole, can be a busy place for the national park’s wildlife to drink and cool off. Camera traps rigged to document the comings and goings at the backcountry spring uncovered new insights into bear behavior. Click here to read part one […]

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Baby Blue Whale Nursing (Exclusive Drone Footage)

While researching pygmy blue whales in the South Taranaki Bight region of New Zealand, Leigh Torres used a drone to capture footage of a baby blue whale nursing. This is believed to be the first time that aerial footage has documented the nursing behavior of this endangered marine species. Torres, a National Geographic Society/Waitt grantee, […]

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Highlights of Cute Baby Eaglets From D.C.’s Eagle Cam

Two eaglets recently hatched at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Known for now as DC2 and DC3, the bald eagle chicks have been enjoying their first meals of fish, which the parents have been taking turns collecting. The nesting pair, named “Mr. President” and the “First Lady,” had their first eaglet a year […]

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The Leap Year as Explained by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the logic behind the leap year, with a brief history in calendars as well.

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Journey Inside Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

Christiaan and Kseniya Welzel ventured into Chernobyl’s exclusion zone on the 27th anniversary of the plant’s nuclear disaster and documented their experience. “Beautiful Ghost: A Filmmaker’s Look at Chernobyl” attempts to capture the location’s eerie beauty and convey the feelings the Welzels felt there. “Yes it’s scary, it’s a little eerie, but at the same […]

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Watch: Glowing Bug Attracts and Devours Prey

These wormlike larvae use bioluminescence to attract their prey. Read about other glowing insects: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/08/120830-glowing-cockroaches-bugs-science-animals/ Watch Scorpions Glow in the Dark

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What a World Champion Whistler Sounds Like

Four-time national and international whistling champion Christopher Ullman believes whistling is an art form. Using his lips, tongue, and teeth, he can mimic different instruments or add embellishments to the song—so he’s not just your average, everyday whistler.

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Adorable Googly-Eyed Sea Creature Puzzles Scientists

Scientists aboard the Nautilus vessel recently spotted this cuddly creature 2,950 feet (900 meters) below the surface of the water off the coast of California. But is it a cuttlefish? Or an octopus? Or something else? Stare into these googly eyes as you watch this video to find out the answer! Read more about this […]

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