Tag: nature

Feb 16, 2014

How Wolves Changed an Entire Ecosystem

How Wolves Changed an Entire Ecosystem

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, one of the most remarkable trophic cascades occurred. Trophic cascades occur when predators in a food web suppress the abundance and/or alter traits (e.g., behavior) of their prey, thereby releasing the next lower trophic level from…

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Feb 14, 2014

This Problem-Solving Crow is Blowing My Mind

This Problem-Solving Crow is Blowing My Mind

Following up from our previously posted crow video, here we Dr Alex Taylor setting a difficult 8-stage problem solving task for a very smart crow he has nicknamed, 007. As previously mentioned, Corvids are a family of birds that includes crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers. They are considered among…

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Feb 5, 2014

I Never Saw the Beauty in a Storm Cloud Until This

I Never Saw the Beauty in a Storm Cloud Until This

After four years of unsuccessful storm chasing, Mike Olbinski finally found what he was looking for. A massive rotating supercell thunderstorm with active moment and a complex structure. The storm was spotted on June 3, 2013, near Booker, Texas. It was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. The…

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Jan 30, 2014

The Fascinating Story of Clever Birds and Exploding Toads

The Fascinating Story of Clever Birds and Exploding Toads

*WARNING* Some of the footage may be considered graphic as the story involves… exploding toads In 2005, a small pond in Hamburg, Germany became the focus of international attention as roughly 1,000 toads were discovered dead, having seemingly exploded. Dubbed the Pond of Death, the culprit, originally believed to be some kind of virus,…

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Jan 19, 2014

Bird Steals Camera and Proceeds to Take Amazing Footage

Bird Steals Camera and Proceeds to Take Amazing Footage

This striated caracara took a film crew’s spy egg-cam for a ride, capturing the first ever aerial footage of a rockhopper penguin colony shot by a flying bird. The clip is from the series Penguins – Spy in the Huddle (Waddle All The Way).

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