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Yosemite

Soar Over Yosemite National Park in 360 Degrees

Yosemite is a land of giants, whether speaking of trees soaring to nearly 300 feet, or massive stone monoliths far taller than any skyscraper. Join an adventurous hang glider as he takes the plunge off a sheer rock cliff and glides like a bird over one of America’s last great wildernesses.

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Mapping the Drought | Web Exclusive

For California, the last five years have been the hottest and driest in more than a century. As a result, the Carnegie Airborne Observatory was launched to monitor the health of every tree in every forest across the state. The project has identified areas of forest that are more resistant to drought and may serve […]

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Pika Builds Nest to Survive Long Harsh Winter

The pika, a close relative of the rabbit, lives in some of the harshest environments on earth, including the Himalayas and Ural Mountains of Russia. In order to survive the long cold winter, it builds an edible nest of plant material, which serves as it’s food store, as well as a cozy home.

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Premieres Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings).  The Sierra Nevada, a mountain range running about 400 miles along the eastern side of California and stretches into Nevada, is home to three national parks: Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite. This is a land of giants, whether speaking of trees […]

Spy in the Wild: A NATURE mini-series

Episode 5 | Meet the Spies

Find out how the concept of Spy Creatures evolved from the original Bouldercam to the Penguincams that inspired the next-generation “spycams” featured in this series. It shows the painstaking work that goes into building the lifelike models and how the team deploys and operates the robotic cameras on location all over the world. It contains […]

Spy in the Wild: A NATURE mini-series

Getting Under a Spy Creature’s Skin

Get a glimpse under the skin of the robot cameras featured in the NATURE mini-series “Spy in the Wild”. The design and engineering that goes into these ‘spy creatures’ is simply stunning.