Should A Virile Bear Be Castrated To Give Other Bears A Chance?

According to some estimates, approximately 1 in 200 men living today in historical Mongolia are descendents of Genghis Khan. Likewise, one particularly virile bear living in western Europe is the father, grandfather, or great-grandfather of every other bear born in his territory for the last two decades. » 6/10/14 10:39am 6/10/14 10:39am

The Best Way To Transport A Rhino? Upside Down, Tied to a Helicopter

Animals often have to be relocated by conservation organizations. Sometimes it's to move them to safety, farther away from poachers, and sometimes it's to introduce new genes into a population. NatGeo photographer Emma Gatland joined a group from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife for a white rhino relocation effort in Kwa Zulu… » 5/14/14 5:53pm 5/14/14 5:53pm

This Newborn Seal Pup Was Kidnapped Before Even Exiting The Birth Canal

In this slightly uncomfortable video captured by Earth Touch, watch a female fur seal give birth near Capetown, South Africa. And then watch another female kidnap the infant pup before it's even left the birth canal. Fair warning: the video is fascinating but not for the squeamish. » 4/26/14 6:17pm 4/26/14 6:17pm

Meet the Woman Who Singlehandedly Saved Two Species

Journalist Julia Whitty had an incredible story in the May/June 2012 issue of Mother Jones, and we've just rediscovered it. It tells the tale of Enriqueta Velarde, a woman who has worked tirelessly, and often alone, to save not just one, but two species of Mexico's seabirds: the Heermann's gull and the elegant tern. » 4/24/14 7:28pm 4/24/14 7:28pm

What Happens To Wildlife After A Tsunami?

After a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck Chile yesterday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Panama. While it's still too early to know how the wildlife along that stretch of Pacific coastline fared - let alone how our own species fared - we can look to previous… » 4/02/14 11:31am 4/02/14 11:31am

Learn How To Be A Better Wildlife Photographer

You don't have to travel far to shoot decent wildlife photos. Other than spending some time practicing at the zoo or with your pets, why not take your camera to a nearby park or hiking trail? Birds and squirrels and lizards and the like may not be as charismatic as zebras or pandas, but they make for interesting… » 3/29/14 2:15pm 3/29/14 2:15pm

You Won't Believe These Patterns Created by Flocks of Birds in Flight

When birds travel in flocks, their behavior takes on emergent properties. Out of the chaos of flight, gorgeous, geometric patterns coalesce. When photographers capture these patterns at exactly the right time, it's like seeing mathematical abstractions written across the sky. Here are some of the most stunning images… » 11/22/13 3:25pm 11/22/13 3:25pm

Can you spot the animals hidden in these wildlife photos?

Photographer Art Wolfe has spent decades capturing not just the hidden world of animals, but also the world of hidden animals. In his Vanishing Act series of photos, he invites us to search his images for the camouflaged animals within. For example, do you see the mantis in that top picture? Wolfe has a huge… » 12/30/12 10:00am 12/30/12 10:00am

Tim Flach's intimate animal portraits reveal nature's human side

London-based photographer Tim Flach just released a new series of photos called "More Than Human," a gallery of animal portraits that are unlike anything we've seen before. Seven years in the making, these remarkably intimate photos capture the gestures and expressions of animals in a way that's eerily human — but at… » 11/13/12 7:40am 11/13/12 7:40am