My musings on 23 December, 2016

Here are my recent musings on Nature’s Web of Life.

This series of blog posts contains sources for my musings, my research, and my preparation for my student seminars. I am happy to share with you.  If you find any of the articles interesting, I hope that you will offer your comments at the end of the list.

This list of “musings” focuses on wild Nature videos.

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The Feast of Predators. An exciting video of wild Nature that focuses on predation.

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David Attenborough’s Powerful Goodbye with an urgent and poignant plea to humanity.

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The Gathering of Swarms. A video about collective Nature — animal groups. This video includes the monarch butterfly, Antarctic penguin colonies, and other examples of collective behavior.

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Touching The Wild — seeing the world through a wild creature’s eyes. Seeing the character of a wild animal.

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King penguins – David Attenborough: Life in the Freezer. Filmed at South Georgia Island in the Southern Atlantic. An incredible place. I’ve visited twice.

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Ocean animals – leopard seals vs. penguins – David Attenborough – BBC wildlife

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Southern Ocean – Sights and Sounds. My video composite of some of my wildlife encounters in the Southern Ocean during my travels in the Southern Atlantic Ocean

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Egrets –  In a cruel struggle of the Darwinian sort, baby egrets see who will survive and who will be sacrificed to the alligators that wait below.

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Jaguar Attacks Caiman Crocodile. With their aquatic skills – and powerful bite – jaguars are able to prey on the crocodile-like caiman. An extraordinary act of such predation was filmed by a tourist in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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The Sagebrush Sea.  It’s been called The Big Empty – an immense sea of sagebrush that once stretched 500,000 square miles across North America. Yet it’s far from empty, as those who look closely will discover. In this ecosystem anchored by the sage, eagles and antelope, badgers and lizards, rabbits, wrens, owls, prairie dogs, songbirds, hawks and migrating birds of all description make their homes.

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Wild Yellowstone – The Frozen Frontier

Temperatures below minus 40 degrees, blizzards and six months of snow cover, no place on Earth is like Yellowstone in winter. This world of fire and ice has over ten thousand boiling hot springs, geysers, steam vents and mudpots. In Yellowstone, every animal fights for survival, struggles to find food and tries to stay alive against an onslaught of heavy snows, polar temperatures and ferocious predators. This is the story of how Yellowstone’s most iconic animals have adapted to survive in North America’s first National Park.

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My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

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