A Nature Video Collection: A Web Resource List
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A Collection of Nature Videos : A Web Resource List



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



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



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



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



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



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.



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.



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.



Check out “Essay by Edward Abbey “I Loved it…I Loved it All”” by Ned Judge on Vimeo.

“Too many of us everywhere now. That’s the kind of world we live in. Crowded, over crowded. I’m not worried about it. Nature will take care of it in her own sweet way, sooner or later.”

Edward Abbey was a founder of the environmental direct action movement. His life work personally influenced me to be more engaged as a man who loves nature. Ed is unfortunately gone, but our environmental grandfather was wise and left behind some lessons and wit in his usual style. If you are not familiar with Ed and his work, this is a great intro that entertains and inspires. If you already know Ed as the grandfather of the southwest desert, then this video will be a nice treat.



A great YouTube video on ant colonies. Ant colonies are leaderless, self-organizing, super-organisms. Many groups like fish schools, bird flocks, and animal herds are self organizing.



The following videos were produced by nature videographer, Michael Foster, of Bisbee, Arizona. Mike focuses his work on Southwestern, Arizona and Northwestern Mexico.


Cottonwoods are the largest trees in Arizona. This video, explaining the cottonwood at length is part of an educational series, by the Friends of the San Pedro River. Learn more about how the cottonwood contributes to the ecosystem and protects the San Pedro Riparian Area in this video.T



Our River: A Work In Progress



Our River of Life, The San Pedro, and why it is so important to preserve.



Hydrology of the San Pedro River



How Javalina protect their young



Ecology of the San Pedro River



Beavers Of The San Pedro River

Happy Valentines Day



Return of the Beaver to San Pedro River



Reintroduction of the Beaver to the San Pedro River of Southeastern Arizona

After a 100 year absence from the San Pedro River of Southeastern Arizona the American Beaver is reintroduced. This video explores the history of the area and how pioneer, mining, military and ranching activities lead to the demise of the beaver presence in the San Pedro River. A thorough investigation of the benefits of the beaver to a riparian area leads to the reintroduction of the beaver in the late 20th century. Lots of excellent footage of beaver dams, dens and habitat. This video is packed with information on social structure, diet and habits of the American Beaver.



The Beaver: A keystone Species

This video shows the benefits realized by the reintroduction of the American Beaver to the San Pedro River of Southern Arizona as a keystone species for the improvement of the environment and quality of life for other animals. The video considers the reintroduction of elk and moose in the states of Colorado and New Mexico and how these animals benefit from the presence of the beaver in those areas. Beaver diet and lodges are compared and contrasted in the three states. Video features exceptional footage of many animals and landscapes of the Southwest.



Elephant Trees



Coati of the San Pedro River

In this video Mike Foster takes us to the world of the rare and elusive coati, once know as the coatimundi. He explains the relationship between the habitat where the coati are found and of Mexico and the tropics where the animal can be found in more abundance. He also discusses the relationship between the coati and its animal relatives as well as the confusion associated with the species and subsequent misnomer of the animal. The video contains delightful and impressive footage of coati in their natural habitat and social environment. Beautiful shots of the San Pedro River Riparian Area, its vegetation and animals. Very informative.



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