Unlike their cousins, the hawks, eagles and falcons, owls are the only bird of prey able to also hunt effectively at night when they have the skies to themselves. A suite of extraordinary superpowers has helped them become extraordinary nighttime hunters and one of the most successful birds on earth.
Not much is known about how mandrills behave in the wild. With their vivid blue and red facial and rump accents, they are the most colorful mammals ever found in nature, but they are so shy, and they move so quickly across vast ranges of dense rainforest, that researchers have always had a very hard time following them.
Bill Haast, featured in the NATURE program Victims of Venom, has spent more than 50 years working with venomous snakes. Like many people, he became fascinated with snakes as a child. Unlike most, however, his fascination continued into adulthood.
One of the world’s best known animal researchers surveys the results of more than three decades of painstaking study in JANE GOODALL’S WILD CHIMPANZEES.
This special Web companion to NATURE’S miniseries takes you into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects with amazing graphics. Read the articles to learn more about how insects reproduce, live together in society, migrate, and battle for survival.
Penguins spend most of their lives at sea as fast and powerful predators -- a stark contrast to the clumsy, waddling penguin on land.Ttravel to The World of Penguins to discover the great variety of these aquatic birds.
NATURE’s takes you into the depths of the ocean to discover the secrets of INCREDIBLE SUCKERS. As new machines explore this inner universe and penetrate depths beyond our reach, we are finding creatures — such as cephalopods — that defy our imagination.
An astonishing diversity of life forms find their mates and conceive, raise, and protect their offspring.
Fraser's. Hector's. Spinner. Rough-toothed. Bottlenose. They are just a few of the nearly three dozen species of dolphin that glide through the earth's oceans, at home in a watery world most air-breathing mammals would find hostile. But as NATURE's <em>Dolphins: Close Encounters</em> shows, these small whales have proved remarkably rugged and intelligent.