Many people don’t know that shorebirds are accomplished and energetic singers on their arctic breeding grounds. The Cornell Lab’s Ben Clock describes the experience of listening to one such species – the Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla).
Tigers (Panthera tigris) are facing a ruthless predator: human poachers. Controlled by well-funded and well-organized crime rings, poachers are hunting and killing tigers to sell their body parts on the black market
Flying fish (Cheilopogon melanurus) are so desperate to lay their eggs deep in the centre of a floating palm frond that many of them become stuck. Unable to escape, these dead weights sink the life raft and down they all go, to Davy Jones’ locker.
On the lakes of Oregon, USA, a pair of Clark’s grebes (Aechmophorus clarkii) dance a watery waltz in perfect synchonicity. Only stopping so that the female can have a quick fish supper, the two bring their stunning routine to an end with a gravity-defying move that sees them lifting their bodies out of the water, […]
A damselfly’s adult life is so short that a newly mature female must mate and lay her eggs in the same day that she becomes an adult. Not only will her wings help her to secure a mate, but they will also be crucial when it comes to laying her eggs… underwater.
The basilisk lizard (Basiliscus basiliscus) isn’t also called the Jesus Christ lizard for nothing. When threatened, this unique reptile takes to the waters of Belize and moves its long-toed feet so fast that it can – quite literally – run on water. Miracle of nature? You decide…
Alaskan brown bears (Ursus arctos middendorffi) take to the sea to get first bite at the annual salmon run. Luckily it’s a good year, with the bears getting much more than just the bare necessities…