Wednesday, 30. June 2010
The Lion ManOhh my ... I love these magnificent creatures!
This is an unbelievable view to wild life ...
Friday, 28. November 2008
The Indonesian Mimic OctopusThis fascinating creature was discovered in 1998 off the coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia, the mimic octopus is the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple species. This octopus is able to copy the physical likeness and movement of more than fifteen different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp. This animal is so intelligent that it is able to discern which dangerous sea creature to impersonate that will present the greatest threat to its current possible predator.
You may also like:
Photos of the mimic octopus by Starfish
Captive Observations of the Mimic Octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus
Some people have aquariums ... she shows you the real thing!
Her site has over four thousand underwater photos of fishes and invertebrates, reptiles and marine plants. Also: Travelogs and description of dive sites with maps and links to photos.
Starfish by Teresa Zubi. (English and German)
Saturday, 15. November 2008
IcelandIceland. Land of contrasts: Hot water and Ice, situated in the North Atlantic, right above the mid-ocean ridge that separates America and Europe. A film by Eva Sturm.
Looks like a fantasy world ... breath taking scenary!
ZSL - Zoological Society of LondonFrom inquisitive giraffes to bounding lemurs, snoozing lions and hungry komodo dragons, the Zoological Society of London has their own YouTube Channel where they showcase short clips of some of their most engaging creatures and moments. A charity devoted to worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats, the ZSL is responsible for a number of initiatives, including an innovative technique for gauging the health of whales through a remote-controlled toy helicopter.
Wednesday, 05. November 2008
A Special Message ...... from Rodger Schlickeisen: 2008 Election Wrap-Up.
As a member of Defenders of Wildlife, I got this via E-Mail today:
"With the election of Barack Obama and Joe Biden should come the restoration of American environmental leadership. For the first time in nearly a decade, we can look to the future with a sense of hope that the enormous environmental challenges we face will begin to be addressed and that our air, land, water, and wildlife -- and the overall health of our planet -- will not be sacrificed to appease polluting industries and campaign contributors."
The election may be over, but there is much work to be done. For now, let’s celebrate this historic day and the hope it holds also for our wolves, polar bears and other wildlife.
Saturday, 01. November 2008
Evolving TidesA short wildlife film showing the wildlife that can be found along the North Norfolk Coast during the winter.
From Seals to migrating waders, salt marshes to shingle dunes, we are able to see many species and beautiful sights in this special part of Norfolk.
Produced by Peter Naylor
Music by Kye Rodriguez & Peter Fellows
I like the wave-like movement of those birds and the time lapse parts ...
Saturday, 18. October 2008
Galapagos7 minutes of underwater Galapagos shot September 2008 by Darek Sepiolo, inspired by Hans Zimmer's music.
Hans Zimmer is one of my favorite composer amd the music goes great. The last two minutes are absolutely amazing - love the turtle, dolphins, penguins, and the whale shark at the end is EPIC!
Keeping our Planet Intact - Dr. Martin VosselerI met Martin Vosseler in New York after he walked from Los Angeles to Boston in 7 1/2 months to mobilize the people about solar energy. A former doctor in Switzerland he felt the duty to inspire others and stopped his academic career. A year ago he crossed the Atlantic with a solar boat together with 4 other active scientists and adventurers. He proved that with the energy a hairdryer or a iron needs, you can run a whole boat with two electric motors, the whole technical and kitchen equipment - only with the energy of the available sun-light. After our interview he went back to Europe, but not by plane but on board of a freightliner from Miami to Italy. He said, he prefers not to use the airplane, if not absolutely necessary. In his interview he reveals all about his economical and spiritual approach to live.
A short film by Swiss videographer Kedar.
Friday, 03. October 2008
Learn To Fly"Learn To Fly" is a short film by Christian Letruria from South Africa (2008).
The Blue Crane is the national bird of South Africa. It began a sudden population decline from around 1980 and is now classified as vulnerable.
Enjoy this moving piece!
Saturday, 13. September 2008
Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar ScientistsWelcome to Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists, where you’ll meet penguin biologists, glaciologists, cosmologists, geologists, and marine scientists working in Antarctica and the Arctic. We’ve given them cameras and blogs and asked them to document their adventures, in real time, so you can follow their research, ask questions, and share in their discoveries as they occur. This experiment, in celebration of the International Polar Year (2007-08), gives you an up-close-and-personal look at research in extreme environments through the thoughts and experiences of the scientists working there.
Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists
Friday, 05. September 2008
Hal Brindley: Wildlife PhotographyThis site is about a guy who likes to take pictures of wildlife. That's me. My name is Hal Brindley. The whole reason I wanted to get into this profession is that I am endlessly fascinated and amazed by animals. They make me laugh and cry and sometimes they make me wet my pants in terror.
Within the pages of this site you will find photos, stories, and videos from some of my favorite adventures.
Hal Brindley Wildlife Photography
Don't miss this short clip! Is guaranteed to make you smile: This Otter Be Good.
Sunday, 31. August 2008
Ten Things You Didn't Know About VolcanoesVolcanic eruptions are among the most destructive and deadly events in nature. But there is far more to volcanoes than death and destruction - without volcanoes our planet would be a very different place.
Dr Iain Stewart reveals some amazing but little-known scientific facts, including why without volcanoes we wouldn't have an atmosphere and we wouldn't have life
More TV like this please BBC!
presented by volcanologist Dr Iain Stewart.
Duration: 59 minutes
Sunday, 13. July 2008
The Man Who Lives With BearsCharlie Vandergaw is a man who seems to prefer bears to humans.
Every summer for more than 20 years he has swapped his home for a wood cabin in the wilderness of Alaska so he can be close to black and grizzly bears.
Featuring some of the most intimate footage of wild bears ever seen, this remarkable film follows this mans secret in the Alaskan wilderness, as he attempts to prove that man and wild bear can live alongside each other in harmony.
Faszinating! I enjoyed every minute of it!
Duration: 44 minutes
See also The Man Who Lives With Bears, article and slideshow by the Sun.
Saturday, 12. July 2008
The PlanetA clickable summary of things that you may not know about Mother Earth and its current shape!
The aim with the production is to enhance public awareness of the planet Earth; to show its limits, its treats and its possibilities. The Planet is presented with educational stories, illustrative animations, and interactive videos.
The Planet - a public education campaign by Forskning, a Swedish website that provides information on research.
The campaign consisted three other components; a movie, a TV series, an online game: go here.