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Simon Straetker: B L A C K F O R E S T

*** Winner of Nature Conservation Award Germany 2013 *** | This short film features the beauty of the unique wildlife and nature in the Black Forest as well as the importance of water as our source of life.  

Nature Video: Top 10 Cutest Animals in Science 2014

From TV-watching marmosets to pretend baby penguins, this is Nature’s pick of the cutest animal stories in science this year.  

Nature: Laniakea: Our home supercluster

Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of …

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Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world

Published on Apr 9, 2014 We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from …

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Eirik Solheim: One year in 40 seconds

A short film by Eirik Solheim, who used images from the same spot through one year. Audio also captured at the same location in Norway.  

The Waters of Greenstone

Shot around the South Island of New Zealand over three weeks, The Waters of Greenstone explores the ever changing landscapes of the Catlins Forest Park, Fiordland NP, Queenstown, Mount Aspiring NP, Mount Cook NP, Arthurs Pass NP and Castle Hill. The Waters of Greenstone from Nathan Kaso on Vimeo.

Lion Cub vs GoPro

While running one of our five 2-week photo safaris to Kenya in 2014, Chris Bray attached a GoPro camera to a remote control car and drove it up to a lioness with cubs, stopping at a distance where they still showed no interest, and then jiggled the car around just enough to invoke the cubs curiosity. …

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Bird steals egg camera & films penguin colony from the air

A striated caracara, intrigued by our spy egg-cam, decides to fly off with our camera but in the process captures the first ever aerial footage of a rockhopper penguin colony shot by a flying bird. Clip taken from our series “Penguins; Spy in the Huddle”, narrated by David Tennant and directed by John Downer.

Why birds fly in a V formation

Look up to the sky and you might see birds flying in a ‘V’ shape. This pattern is thought to give the birds behind an aerodynamic advantage. Now it seems birds really do fly with a little flap from their friends. In this Nature Video, we see how researchers at the UK’s Royal Veterinary College …

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Richard Preston: The mysterious lives of giant trees

FILMED FEB 2008 • POSTED DEC 2008 • TED2008 Science writer Richard Preston talks about some of the most enormous living beings on the planet, the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest. Growing from a tiny seed, they support vast ecosystems — and are still, largely, a mystery. The tallest tree in the world …

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Alchemy is a short film by Henry Jun Wah Lee (Evosia) about transformation. In nature, everything is constantly changing: the earth, the sky, the stars, and all living things. Spring is followed by summer, fall and winter. Water turns into clouds, rain and ice. Over time, rivers are created, canyons carved, and mountains formed. All of …

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BBC: Spy in the Pod: Dolphin megapod filmed for the first time

A gathering of over 3000 spinner dolphins, known as a megapod, is filmed for the first time. The award-winning team behind Penguins – Spy in the Huddle use hidden cameras to go into the heart of the dolphins’ world, offering the chance to encounter dolphins up-close. ______________________________


Dreamscapes is an award-winning short film by Jonathan Besler. Who describes the amazing landscape footage filmed in Germany; “This is my second video project taken with my Nikon D800, Nikon 35mm f/1.8, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Nikon 85mm f/1.8 and a Samyang 14mm f/2.8. The footage was taken within the last year and I took about 35,000 pictures, however …

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Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies is an award-winning short film by The Upthink Lab, documenting the life of the alpine landscape through time-lapse photography. In an effort to highlight the wildness of these mountain places and how they have inspired explorers of the past, present and future, time-lapse sequences were patiently gathered from exposed summits, …

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Andre Meyer: Beauty in Nature

A short film by Andre Meyer, who describes; After five trips to the game reserve, some test footage and a 10 day holiday in Mossel Bay we ended up with 1 terabyte of raw stock footage. I’ve now edited this down to 3 minutes.  

Eddy Cartaya: My glacier cave discoveries

FILMED NOV 2013 • POSTED DEC 2013 • TEDYouth 2013 Snow Dragon. Pure Imagination. Frozen Minotaur. These are the names Eddy Cartaya and his climbing partner Brent McGregor gave three glacier caves that they were the first to explore. As the Sandy Glacier slowly slides down Mount Hood in Oregon, the caves and tunnels inside …

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TSO Photography: The Mountain

A short time lapse film by  TSO Photography, who writes; “This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of …

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National Geographic: Understanding the Lives of Lions

What makes lions social? Are they really lazy—or just very patient? Craig Packer, director of the Serengeti Lions Project, has spent decades deciphering the riddles of one of nature’s most familiar creatures.  

Greg Asner: Ecology from the air

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED NOV 2013 • TEDGlobal 2013 What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail — what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon. In this fascinating talk, Asner gives a …

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BBC: Yellowstone – Fox Snow Dive

A red fox listens out for mice scurrying six feet beneath the snow before diving head first into the drift to snap up its prey.

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