Category Archives: video

The Mueller Sanction

I don’t know who made this video, or how they got it to look so realistic, but it’s pretty cool. The Trump investigation as a James Bond story! https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/924111999306313729/pu/vid/1280×720/rzsxXzUZlwXav1RJ.mp4

Dramatic video: North Korean soldier defects to the South

As you surely have heard, eleven days ago a North Korean soldier defected to the south, driving a jeep up to the DMZ between North and South Korea, jumping out when it ran into a ditch, and then sprinting for the South, successfully crossing the border but also getting shot five times by DPRK soldiers. […]

Reader’s wildlife video

This is a stupendous feat of ingestion, and so I’ll put it up by itself. The video was shot by reader Rick Longworth, who calls it, accurately, “Big Gulp.” His notes: Here we see a green heron (Butorides virescens) downing a good sized bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) near Poughkeepsie, NY. This is my first attempt at […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

Tara Tanaka (vimeo site here and flickr site here) has re-edited and improved these wonderful videos of a Pileated Woodpecker making a nest, and of Pileated chicks growing up. A while back I posted an earlier version of the first video, but there are new readers and these are well worth seeing again. Here are her notes. Be […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Today we have a potpourri of miscellaneous photos (and one video). Tara Tanaka sends a specimen of my favorite genre of animal videos: newborn ducklings leaping into the water from their elevated nest. These are wood ducks (Aix sponsa), and there are only two this time (but see below). Here are Tara’s video notes (be […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

Reader Graham found that he had mis-gendered his fox (a crime in Canada), and sent these notes: It would appear that I’ve made a rather large mistake in regard to Mr Fox. He’s not Mr Fox, SHE is Ms Fox! I came into my kitchen this morning to see Ms Fox on the lawn with […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have a bird video from reader Art in Ohio: We have been following the development of three noisy but adorable wood thrush chicks (Hylocichla mustelina) and their industrious parents. Here is a short video of them feeding. And reader Will from Morris, Illinois sends a strange example of animal behavior. Today, I observed and photographed (attached) […]

Amazing whale breach

by Matthew Cobb Astonishing – and scary – footage… Humpback Whale Breaches Near a Boat Off New Jersey – @ollivier_yves @BrendanGodley @JoJoAngelus @les_fees_nature https://t.co/P4GPHQBllx — Ecojustice Truths (@HCApeggy) June 26, 2017 I have never seen a whale (or indeed any cetacean) outside of a zoo (and I feel bad about seeing them, because they shouldn’t […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

Reader Tara Tanaka (vimeo site here, flickr site here) has sent two—count them, two—new videos for us to see.  Be sure to watch them on the vimeo site in high-definition and full screen (click on “vimeo” at lower right”). The first is one of my favorite subjects: ducklings making the Leap of Faith from their nesting […]

The birds of paradise, David Attenborough, and science education

Last night I was in the airport hotel in Auckland, and was excited to see, among the many dire offerings on my room television, a one-hour BBC show on the birds of paradise featuring the wonderful David Attenborough. The photography was fantastic (see clips below), and of course Attenborough, who first documented these birds on […]