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Patience Makes Perfect: Nailing the Shot of a Bear Catching Salmon

I am not a patient person when it comes to the outdoors. When I go on a hike, I need to see deer, snakes, and frogs in the first 10 minutes or I’ll quickly grow distracted. When I visit a national park, I want my breath taken away the moment I set foot onto the…

September 21, 2014: Living At Sea for 3 Years, Uncovering The Largest Ever Carnivore and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they live on the world’s oceans for three years, create the largest marine protected area, road trip down a historical highway, protect power grids from hackers, eat our way through Rome, find the world’s meanest dinosaur ever, tear down dams, spy on cats, and teach our kids to be wild again.

Q&A: The Real Story of “The Incredible Dr. Pol”

Get behind the scenes of the show and find out why Dr. Pol says he will “die with his hand up the back of a cow.”

January 26, 2014: Riding Rio Roosevelt’s Rapids, Sliding Headfirst at 90 MPH and More

Join radio host Boyd Matson and his guests as they paddle Class V rapids on the River of Doubt, hand cycle the length of the Americas, investigate deaths from common drugs, preserve lions’ disappearing prides, slide headfirst down an icy track at 90 miles per hour, and reconcile the future and the past in the Amazon Rainforest.

The Patient Photography of Steve Winter

Think several hours is a long time to wait for a photo? Try 14 months.

August 25, 2013: Running Ultramarathons at 18,000 Feet, Meeting Captive Killer Whales, and More

This week, join us as we run a 137-mile race 18,000 feet above sea level, then we meet beach-dwelling wolves that fish for salmon like bears (and occasionally harass humans), and finally, we learn about the SeaWorld orca who has been connected with three human deaths to appreciate how hard the large, social mammals are to maintain in captivity.

A Key tool for Saving our Oceans

Over the past 20 years, scientists have been assembling compelling data that show the world’s oceans are in deep trouble. Once-abundant species are disappearing, habitats are being destroyed, and fisheries are collapsing across the globe (Jackson et al. 2001, Lotze et al. 2006). For example, studies estimate that biomass of tunas and billfish have decreased…

Nat Geo WILD: In the Control Room During the Live Open

This video brings you inside the control room with producers and the live-broadcast director as the show went live earlier this evening at 9p eastern time. Mother nature has been tossing wild weather curve balls all week which meant doing the entire show live tonight was too dangerous – but luckily we had terrific things…

Nat Geo WILD: Rehearsal Pictures

Are you watching?! The challenges that a show like this faces are huge and numerous, and the production team has been working tirelessly for three months, against all odds, to pull it off. Here are some pictures from the final moments leading up to the live event, including technical rehearsals, when the crew tests the…

Nat Geo WILD: Your Shark Questions Answered #7

Nat Geo WILD: Your Shark Questions Answered #6

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Nat Geo WILD: Your Shark Questions Answered #4

Know your sharks! Learn more about the tiger shark.

Nat Geo WILD: Your Shark Questions Answered #3

For more about shark conservation, see: “Marshall Islands Declares World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary” “What the California Shark Fin Ban Means” “Pacific Island Nations Take Lead in Shark Conservation“

Nat Geo WILD: Your Shark Questions Answered #2

(See also “Marshall Islands Declares World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary.”)