Croc Caves of Ankarana

We traveled over 2 KM, in absolute dark, through an underground river full of bats, eels and blind fish to find one of the rarest Crocs in the world.

Monarch Butterfly

Weighing no more than a paperclip, this unbelievable insect makes a 4500 km journey that absolutely boggles the mind.

Red Roughed Lemur

They are one of the rarest lemurs in the world. And to see one, you have to go to a small Island off the coast of Madagascar. Then maybe... just maybe - you'll see one!

Adélie

The cutest penguin of them all! Imagine standing amongst a hundred thousand birds in one of the most remote places on the planet. This is bucket list stuff.

The Hippo Whisperer

Jane Goodall and her son, Grub, are trying to save a hippo sanctuary in Southern Tanzania. We went to tell their incredible story and meet the man they call “The Hippo Whisperer!”

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We traveled over 2 KM, in absolute dark, through an underground river full of bats, eels and blind fish to find one of the rarest Crocs in the world.
You might be surprised, but in the forests of Madagascar lives one of the loudest mammals on the planet! This is an audio experience you have to hear for yourselves!
Weighing no more than a paperclip, this unbelievable insect makes a 4500 km journey that absolutely boggles the mind.
Millions of wildebeest roam the Serengeti every year. But did you know, thousands can die in one day... in one spot? We were there!
Great BIG Nature traveled to the remote Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia Canada to document the end of the Southern Most herd of Caribou in the world. This is Must watch stuff!
In Southern Alberta, Canada, there is a piece of nature that is the very last of it's kind - less than one percent remains... and these folks are trying to save it!
The cutest penguin of them all! Imagine standing amongst a hundred thousand birds in one of the most remote places on the planet. This is bucket list stuff.
They are one of the rarest lemurs in the world. And to see one, you have to go to a small Island off the coast of Madagascar. Then maybe... just maybe - you'll see one!
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Sharp-Tailed Grouse!
It’s an avian mosh-pit! The males arrive before dawn, they move in position into an area called a "lek", and begin to dance like their life depends on it! In reality, the species has evolved to depend on this behaviour to continue the species very survival! When a female arrives, the dance intensity goes through the roof.
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Karen Johnston has Bob seen this video?

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A Sociable weaver's giant nest in Namibia, probably the most spectacular structure built by any bird. This species constructs large community nests that resemble huts, complete with a sloping thatched-grass roof that sheds rain. These nests are the world’s largest and most populated tree houses, with some weighing up to a ton and measuring up to 20 feet wide and 10 feet tall. They are large enough to house over a hundred pairs of birds, consisting of several generations at a time, and some nests have remained occupied for over a century!
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A Sociable weavers giant nest in Namibia, probably the most spectacular structure built by any bird. This species constructs large community nests that resemble huts, complete with a sloping thatched-grass roof that sheds rain. These nests are the world’s largest and most populated tree houses, with some weighing up to a ton and measuring up to 20 feet wide and 10 feet tall. They are large enough to house over a hundred pairs of birds, consisting of several generations at a time, and some nests have remained occupied for over a century!
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I believe the cobra hunts in them also.

Spectacular! What does the bird look like!

That is amazing. It's not even a large bird. It would be awesome to watch them building it.

That tree isn’t supporting anything close to a ton. They are weighing the whole tree

When I first looked at this I thought it was a giant squirrel 🐿 😂

Oftentimes snakes will hide out in the nests once abandoned, Ive heard.

looks like the tree has had enough social housing.

After being there for 100 years, as soon as I walk under it and look up- that's when it choses to fall !

It's a work of art!

I thought it was a skin drying out

Did this birds inspired our present day architics ,

I've never heard of this before. Thanks for sharing this.

Then we got homeboy standing under it while it’s being supported by a dead tree “WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT!” And it falls on daddo

Holy frijoles!

looks like a huge decapitated squirrel

Cooperation rather than competition.

Wow and beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Wow

Ya know what would be funny ? If all of a sudden it just fell ,,,,,,

Incredible ! You need to read the comment.

I wouldn't stand under that

So cool

Wow

Yikes

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2 weeks ago
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SLEEPING ALONE!
In the wild, beluga whales will rest in groups, side by side, to protect one another. However, this whale is alone and has found a restful place amongst some white boats. His name is HVALDIMIR. He is a young male who was found in Norway wearing a harness. He has made many headlines as the "Russian Spy Whale." This is an example that we need to leave nature alone and respect its place.
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SLEEPING ALONE!
In the wild, beluga whales will rest in groups, side by side, to protect one another. However, this whale is alone and has found a restful place amongst some white boats. His name is HVALDIMIR. He is a young male who was found in Norway wearing a harness. He has made many headlines as the Russian Spy Whale. This is an example that we need to leave nature alone and respect its place. 
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Amazing that HVALDIMIR even chose white boats to rest between, obviously smarter than the humans who put the harness on him. 🤍

What a cute guy!! 👋 He feels maybe somewhat like they are his own herd Moms when he was a small baby calf when they started to scare them away and he became a loner because he refused to be held and fought back !! Good baby!

His story is actually very sad :(

He is beautiful but it’s sad that he’s alone 😢

How sad I'd remove it so he dont get caught on anything

Have a nice 💤 adorable boy!

Domagoj Bilandžija 🥺

Awww…sweet and sad at the same time. ❤️

Well said!

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Just in case you have never seen a maggot up close and personal. Here is a Bluebottle maggot under an electron microscope. You're welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

Just in case you have never seen a maggot up close and personal. Here is a Bluebottle maggot under an electron microscope. Youre welcome!

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Horrifying combination of Jabba The Hutt, a walrus and the shrunken head guy from Beetlejuice.

He is the Walrus .. goo-goo-gajoob ...

Eeeew! You know, normally these kinds of things are actually kinda cute up close. If I were going to draw a maggot’s face-this Is probably what I would have come up with. It looks EXACTLY like a maggot should.

That's a face only its mother could love!

Why does this thing remind me of Doofy🤷

Looks like a bug eyed walrus! 🤣

Looks like my ex.

When fishing as kids we would pop a maggot under the tongue to get it dancing before it went on hook...not sure i would now !!!

That’s the kind of thing nightmares are made of!

Is that a bug on his head?

Why would you do this to us?

Did that one come from Marine Corps basic?

Looks like tusk 🤣🤣

Not because it's a maggot, but, all I can think of is the groom's cake.

Belongs on Sesame Street as a character.

My face after working a 12 with nothing but bitchy nurses and FH directors

Oh my gosh it looks like some horrible cartoon character! Creepy!

I really could’ve gone the rest of my life without knowing that. Keisha Stoddart

looks like a Dune worm, shai hulud

Give me another dime; I think I know this chick...

Well, whatever works I suppose. Ain't nature beautiful.

Cross between a donut and a jobbie

It even has its own creepy hosts

They’re dead nice❤️

I could have died happily without ever seeing this picture.

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2 weeks ago
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The greater adjutant won't win a lot of beauty contests, and its lifestyle isn’t pretty either. A member of the stork family, it has skinny, knob-kneed legs, a relatively puny bald head, beady eyes, and an elongated orange pouch that hangs from its neck like a deflated balloon. It is also notable for its smell. Traditionally called hargilas, which means “bone-swallowers,” greater adjutants drag dead carcasses into tree tops, where they eat the flesh and then drop stinky messes of poop onto the ground below. By the 1990s, there were an estimated 400 left in Cambodia, and a few parts of India - making them the rarest stork in the world!
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The greater adjutant wont win a lot of beauty contests, and its lifestyle isn’t pretty either. A member of the stork family, it has skinny, knob-kneed legs, a relatively puny bald head, beady eyes, and an elongated orange pouch that hangs from its neck like a deflated balloon. It is also notable for its smell. Traditionally called hargilas, which means “bone-swallowers,” greater adjutants drag dead carcasses into tree tops, where they eat the flesh and then drop stinky messes of poop onto the ground below. By the 1990s, there were an estimated 400 left in Cambodia, and a few parts of India - making them the rarest stork in the world!
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Beautiful in it's on way

Akin to the House Speaker & Muckraker who smells like bone swallower.

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