Category Archives: video

Readers’ wildlife video: Valentine’s Day special

Today we have a special Valentine’s Day video from Tara Tanaka (Flickr page here, Vimeo page here); it’s culled “Black Vulture Romance: Just one look. . . “, and shows that you don’t have to be pretty to find love. Tara’s notes: I was culling videos from my last birding trip around Florida, and realized […]

Why is the goose cooked?

In preparation for my trip to New Zealand, I’ve been watching some of their famous commercials, including their safety demonstrations, like this one having a Lord of the Rings theme: or this one, featuring the beloved All Blacks rugby team: This one features the entire crew wearing nothing but body paint: And here’s an ad, also funny, […]

Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus) on The Rubin Report

Eight days ago, I did a taping of The Rubin Report in Los Angeles, and had a great time. I told Dave beforehand that I wasn’t all that politically astute, and might want to talk more about evolution than politics, which is what we wound up doing. It was a pleasant and relaxed conversation, and I think […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

Tara Tanaka (flickr site here; Vimeo channel here) has provided us with two new wildlife videos; please be sure to watch them at the Vimeo sites (click on the word “vimeo” at the bottom right) and  high definition (click on “HD” at the site). Her notes for each are indented. The first video, “Biggun’,” shows a giant […]

Reader’s wildlife videos

Tara Tanaka (flickr site here, Vimeo site here) has produced a very short (12 second) video of a Northern Flicker. Have a look, preferably on its Vimeo site in high definition. Her notes: Taken from my blind this morning – probably the best view I’ve ever had of a Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker [Colaptes auratus]. I had one land […]

Nick Cohen on Gad Saad’s podcast

I’ve now heard from two people about how interesting Gad Saad’s interview was with British journalist Nick Cohen, who’s sort of a hero of mine. (Do read Cohen’s splendid books, What’s Left?: How the Left Lost Its Way and You Can’t Read this Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom.) The full video (about an […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

Our Official Website Videographer™, Tara Tanaka, has been back after a journey out West to do more filming. She’s given us a peek at four videos that will soon be on her Vimeo page but are now on her Flickr page. To see these best, go to the Flickr page (click on the video to see […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Today we have three contributions, two from readers and one from me. Readers’ captions are indented. The first is from Stephen Barnard in Idaho—a time-lapse photo of fog wafting through his area. He’s been experimenting with video, and I’m sure we’ll see more of these. Be sure to watch the video enlarged and on HD […]

Attenborough, Darwin and Obama

by Matthew Cobb The new BBC series Planet Earth II, narrated by David Attenborough, airs in the UK on Sunday. I was lucky enough to chair a session at the Manchester Science Festival last week at which two of the film-makers, Chadden Hunter and Emma Brennand, presented some extracts from the series and talked about […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

We have just one item today, but it’s a good one! Stephen Barnard has produced a wonderful video of Desi and Lucy, his resident bald eagles, and the two chicks they raised this year. It’s 12.5 minutes long, covers the whole breeding season, and is mesmerizing. Be sure to watch to the end. I won’t […]