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Animals with Cameras: A NATURE mini-series

Wrangling Rays to Solve a Scientific Mystery

Devil rays are fish with wing-like fins that stretch over nine-feet wide. Every summer, a large population gathers near the Azores, an island chain to the west of Portugal. Why they do so has puzzled scientists. By outfitting some  of the rays with a specially-designed camera harness, the “Animals with Cameras” team helps scientists begin […]

Animals with Cameras: A NATURE mini-series

Episode 2

This new three-part series journeys into animals’ worlds using custom, state-of-the-art cameras worn by the animals themselves. Capturing never-before-seen behavior, these animal cinematographers help expand human understanding of their habitats and solve mysteries that have eluded scientists until now. In part two, the cameras capture young cheetahs learning to hunt in Namibia, reveal how fur seals […]

Animals with Cameras: A NATURE mini-series

What Cameras Can Teach Us about Baboons with Leah Findlay

Leah Findlay works for the the Alldays Wildlife and Communities Research Centre in South Africa. She is the research coordinator of the Primate and Predator Project, which seeks to understand the complex relationship between local monkey populations, the large predatory cats who eat them and farmers who consider the monkeys pests because they feast on […]

Animals with Cameras: A NATURE mini-series

Behind the Lens | Cameras Fit for Cheetahs and Baboons

Find out how the “Animals with Cameras” team overcame challenges designing cameras for the fastest land predator in the world and a mischievous monkey with a super-sized snout.

Animals with Cameras: A NATURE mini-series

‘Cheetah Cam’ Captures Chase Through the Bush

Cheetahs are experts at chasing down prey over the open savannah, but brush-covered scrubland presents an entirely different challenge. Journey along with a camera-wearing cheetah and his siblings as they chase an elk-like eland and its young calf through the brush. If successful, these young cheetahs may finally be ready to hunt without supervision.

Animals with Cameras: A NATURE mini-series

Hang with Meerkats in the Kalahari Desert | 360 Video

The NATURE miniseries “Animals with Cameras” features camera-wearing meerkats who live in the Kalahari Desert of Southern Africa. Meerkats, members of the mongoose family, live in colonies of 20 or more individuals. Experience what it’s like to be part of the gang in this 360-degree video.

Animals with Cameras: A NATURE mini-series

Episode 1

This new three-part series journeys into animals’ worlds using custom, state-of-the-art cameras worn by the animals themselves. Capturing never-before-seen behavior, these animal cinematographers help expand human understanding of their habitats and solve mysteries that have eluded scientists until now. In the first episode, astonishing collar-camera footage reveals newborn Kalahari Meerkats below ground for the first time, […]

Animals with Cameras: A NATURE mini-series

Behind the Lens | Exploring a Meerkat’s Burrow

Learn how the “Animals with Cameras” team designed a camera small enough to be worn by a meerkat and captured unprecedented footage of a meerkat burrow.