Large numbers of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) gather in the shallows for an exfoliation treatment.
Emperor Penguin Spa
A mud bath brings a little light relief to the hot Emperor Penguin chicks (Aptenodytes forsteri).
Wolves Get Lucky and Catch Bison
A young bison (Bison bison) is dealt a fatal blow.
Criminal Adélie Penguins
Some Adélie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) turn to a life of crime to build the perfect nest.
Penguins Released After New Zealand Oil Spill
The first little blue penguins (Eudyptula minor) affected by the Rena oil spill were released back into the wild at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday, after several weeks of recovery and care by WWF staff and other members of New Zealand’s National Oiled Wildlife Recovery Team.
The Albatross Task Force
Albatrosses are natural scavengers and will fly behind fishing vessels looking for a tasty bite to eat. Unfortunately, in trying to get to bait set to catch fish, many get caught on the large hooks instead, and are dragged under the water and drown.
Born To Travel
Migratory birds bind up the corners of this increasingly fragmented globe – uniting the poles and the tropics, forests and deserts, wilderness and cities. A planet that sustains them will sustain us; their fate is our fate” Scott Weidensaul for Born to Travel.
Wind Turbines Causing Dark Nights for Bats
The big knock on wind turbines has been that they’re dangerous to birds. But researchers have found that they actually kill more bats, and the reason why has been a mystery–until now. As this ScienCentral News video explains, a study published in 2008 finds the bats are actually drowning in mid-air.