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Title: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 01, 2011, 04:06:01 AM
Share interesting talks/lectures and videos about wildlife.  If possible, in addition to the link, please provide a short description and length of the video and/or lecture.

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Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 01, 2011, 04:14:50 AM
Tales of Ice-Bound Wonderlands - Paul Nicklen (A Ted Talk video/lecture) - length: almost 18 min.

My comments:  Marine animals are intriguing.  Enjoy photos of many species and then listen to an entertaining talk by an expert as he shares his experiences.  There is a very interesting video sequence where he dives under the ice and finds a female leopard seal that wants to feed him.   :eclol

From the website page: "Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice."

http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_nicklen_tales_of_ice_bound_wonderlands.html  
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: blackster1 on October 02, 2011, 08:29:33 PM
I am leaving for Antarctica in two weeks and we will have divers on board to do more exploration.  They will show us the video and give a lecture at that time.  It will be interesting to see what they find as they try to go to new places each time.  I will be sharing with you when we return.
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 02, 2011, 08:38:17 PM
Wowee, Blackster!  What a great adventure for you!  Have a wonderful and safe trip.

That environment has a whole different set of habitats that we can learn about from you. The students who do some of our wildlife puzzles on the forum puzzle thread will enjoy doing them from photos you are able to share with us.  :eclove
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Post by: passerine on October 02, 2011, 09:33:30 PM
Amazing Blackster, trip of a lifetime. Looking forward to hearing everything about it. Safe travels!
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Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 05, 2011, 05:25:58 PM
Have a wonderful trip, Blackster, and be sure to take extra camera batteries!
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Post by: Cawatcher on October 05, 2011, 05:33:20 PM
:biggrin3 have a wonderful wonderful time!!!!  :thumbup:
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Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 05, 2011, 11:54:46 PM
Spectacular Starling Video - thousands of Starlings swirl and dip (use full screen):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vhE8ScWe7w
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: SaharaSapphire on December 08, 2011, 12:15:40 PM
Incredible video of Grizzlies fishing with a Wolf in Alaska. The Wolf learned to fish by watching Grizzly bears fish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYuQv0UysVw
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Post by: Sandor3 on January 24, 2012, 09:10:23 AM
Jackie Hildering's latest post from north Vancouver Island re "Fins vs Feathers" - transient killer whales and birds - in August 2011.  Great photos as always, although some of the birds obviously don't survive the "play".  http://themarinedetective.com/2012/01/15/fins-verses-feathers-transient-killer-whales-harass-rhinoceros-auklets/
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 25, 2012, 03:27:57 AM
Very interesting video and comments, Sandor!   :eclove    :thumbup:
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Post by: beans on January 26, 2012, 11:26:49 AM
Cornell Lab of Ornithology video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufkcx-UqljM
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Post by: NancyM on January 26, 2012, 11:49:33 AM
nice video - thanks for posting that one, beans
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Post by: beans on January 30, 2012, 09:26:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF3pD9yGOUQ
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2012, 08:21:30 AM
 
Pod of Dolphins Get Up Close With Camera
 
(http://abcnews.go.com/images/US/abc_gma_dolphins_jt_120811_wblog.jpg) (http://abcnews.go.com/images/US/abc_gma_dolphins_jt_120811_wblog.jpg)



Click here (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/08/pod-of-dolphins-get-up-close-with-camera/)
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: NancyM on September 22, 2012, 12:10:54 PM
Amazing video of emerging Monarch Butterfly ... Dale Martin of Massapoag Photography (in Massachusetts) had two caterpillars in his home and photographed this one as it emerged early on a recent morning. He released it outdoors  later that day, around noon.

Dale's websites: http://www.massapoag.org/ (http://www.massapoag.org/)  and  http://dale-j-martin.artistwebsites.com/ (http://dale-j-martin.artistwebsites.com/)
Dale's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/massapoag (https://www.facebook.com/massapoag)

(If the video will not load here in the forum, please use the link under the picture - that will take you to the Vimeo page.)

Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/49938068)
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: passerine on September 22, 2012, 12:35:55 PM
Very cool video, vimeo has great clarity.
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Post by: MaggiesMom on September 22, 2012, 01:30:20 PM
we were wondering where to put Monarch things - this is the webpage link that both Nancy and Ostrich posted this morning

http://massapoag.org/cam/bird_cam/bird_cam.html
 (http://massapoag.org/cam/bird_cam/bird_cam.html)
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: MaggiesMom on September 22, 2012, 01:35:58 PM
and here's another video that Coopmb2 posted in chat this afternoon

Complete Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AUeM8MbaIk#)
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: birdvoyer on September 22, 2012, 02:23:46 PM
When my daughter was 5, we bought a Monarch butterfly house and sent off for the larvae.  It was a wonderful experience watching the life cycle into the butterfly.  When it was time, we had a hard time letting them go. But we did and I will never forget her joy at watching them fly higher and higher.  They were slow to start flying until they had stretched their wings and they were dry enough to fly.  We bought the same set up for her first grade class to share the same adventure.

Their migration is another fascinating aspect of their story.  Thanks for the videos.  Nature never ceases to amaze!  

Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: NancyM on September 22, 2012, 02:49:23 PM
we were wondering where to put Monarch things - this is the webpage link that both Nancy and Ostrich posted this morning

http://massapoag.org/cam/bird_cam/bird_cam.html
 (http://massapoag.org/cam/bird_cam/bird_cam.html)

thanks, Maggies -  Dale's cam was originally meant to be an eagle cam - but the eagles nested elsewhere this past season.

The second Monarch emerged around  8 Am -ish this morning.
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: MaggiesMom on September 22, 2012, 03:46:43 PM
Nancy - in Dale's Vimeo you can clearly see that the Monarch is male.  It has black dots on one black vein on each of its discal wing segments - that's where the pheromones sit - enticing a female to him.
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: passerine on September 22, 2012, 05:46:45 PM
Neat Maggie, learned something new. :ecsmile
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Post by: NancyM on October 11, 2012, 12:29:12 PM
Published on Oct 11, 2012 by  Cornell Lab of Ornithology

"This fall, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic are bringing the Birds-of-Paradise Project to the public with a gorgeous coffee-table book (published October 23, 2012), a major exhibit at the National Geographic Museum (opening November 1), a documentary on the National Geographic Channel (airing at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT November 22), articles in the Cornell Lab's Living Bird magazine and National Geographic magazine, and National Geographic Live lectures across the country. Get an advance look now...and witness diverse strategies of evolution at work and experience one of nature's extraordinary wonders - up close"


This trailer video has some astonishing birds!

Birds-of-Paradise Project Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTR21os8gTA#ws)
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: basenjimom on October 13, 2012, 04:59:28 AM
One of the founders of Operation Migration Whooping Cranes (Joe Duff) who worked with the original Canada Geese project did a talk October 9th at 6:30 pm in Pecatonica, Illinois. 

The talk can be found in the WE~OM archives,  9 Oct,  18:39.  http://operationmigration.org/crane-cam.html (http://operationmigration.org/crane-cam.html) 

Very informative   :thumbup:  (eta video used in presentation that was hard to see)    Operation Migration Safeguarding Whooping cranes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouCzFvENDdY#) 
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: jungleland on January 24, 2014, 06:34:13 PM

Someone posted this PBS: Magic of the Snowy Owl documentary on Fb recently.  Since they are having an irruption year and have been sighted in many places I thought some of you might find it interesting.  I have seen them each time I have gone to the coast this year and they are quite fascinating to see.  

Here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7VKR4G8vFo

Hope you enjoy it!


***video link fixed by booni***
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: linused on March 13, 2014, 12:53:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/embed/88UVJpQGi88 (http://www.youtube.com/embed/88UVJpQGi88)

A murmuration of starlings.  


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88UVJpQGi88


***video link fixed by booni***
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Post by: birdvoyer on March 13, 2014, 06:41:23 AM
Unbelievable, amazing and beautiful!  Nature, once again, provides another incredible mystery.  :heart Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: linused on March 19, 2014, 01:21:00 AM
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9479342&server=vimeo.%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 (http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9479342&server=vimeo.%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1)

sorry if someone has already posted this video already,  but it is worth viewing anyway.  Amazing how fast baby robins grow
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: Gasp62 on January 04, 2015, 07:23:22 AM
sharing a National Geo stunning video    https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hodomt6bBOw (https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hodomt6bBOw)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hodomt6bBOw



*edited by NancyM to show video, altho it is even better on YT in a larger screen
Title: Re: Wildlife Talks and Videos
Post by: NancyM on January 04, 2015, 08:52:09 AM
Gasp, that is indeed a stunning video from NatGeo - thanks for sharing it here. The editing of a few scenes where a mammal appears to morph into an invertebrate (butterfly, jellyfish) was really super.  This video needs more than one viewing!

(as does the one above it, of the baby robins growing up - love the one with downy "horns" - thanks, linus!)
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Post by: OpieK on January 04, 2015, 03:16:06 PM
beautiful videos - ty!
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Post by: Gasp62 on January 04, 2015, 03:45:41 PM
thanks Nancy, and Opie........  Glad you liked that one, Nancy  

here is a video for the "ocean lovers"    https://www.youtube.com/embed/mcbHKAWIk3I (https://www.youtube.com/embed/mcbHKAWIk3I)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcbHKAWIk3I


*edited by NancyM to show the video here
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Post by: Cawatcher on January 04, 2015, 04:54:06 PM
Wow  :eceek had to dodge a couple of those wonderful footage ty for sharing Gasp!
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Post by: linused on June 18, 2015, 11:45:33 PM

Beautiful Birds of Paradise


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REP4S0uqEOc

https://www.youtube.com/embed/REP4S0uqEOc (https://www.youtube.com/embed/REP4S0uqEOc) 
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Post by: Cawatcher on June 19, 2015, 01:37:50 PM
Gorgeous, Thank you Linuse
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Post by: linused on June 19, 2015, 02:00:33 PM
You're very welcome Cali,  how about that for a camera lens?  :eceek
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Post by: Donnae on June 19, 2015, 02:20:39 PM
Amazing footage..... that is some camera lens ... wow... imagine holding that one.... thanks Linused!!!!
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Post by: beans on June 19, 2015, 03:07:32 PM
I have trouble holding my small SONY camera steady when using the optical zoom on a video. 

Here are some squirrels waiting for walnuts.  We give them each one walnut a day (at least we hope one of them isn't double-dipping).  Squirrels need hard-shelled nuts to help keep their teeth filed down.  Otherwise, their front teeth would grow so long they would not be able to eat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyS_vhybibU
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Post by: Rajame on June 20, 2015, 09:43:17 AM
Squirrels are such complex creatures. I just love them. There appears to me that there are laws in the Squirrel Kingdom and they follow them with GUSTO!  :eclol

Thanks for sharing Beans. I always look forward to your lessons in the videos you share. :hug
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Post by: MaggiesMom on June 20, 2015, 04:10:14 PM
I hardly know where to start!  birds of paradise, squirrels!  wonderful stuff all of you - thanks so much!