animals

  Buzzard Hunting Pigeons

Earthflight: South America

Buzzard Hunting Pigeons

After arriving in the "Blue City" of Jodhpur, India, a long-legged buzzard goes after a flock of pigeons, desperate for a meal. The bird of prey soars high before diving at over 100 miles per hour to make its catch.

  Japanese Crane Courtship Dances

Earthflight: South America

Japanese Crane Courtship Dances

The Japanese crane, also known as the red-crowned crane, is one of the rarest cranes in the world. Adult cranes usually mate for life and these bonds are reinforced in a stunning courtship dance. Watch them perform their intricate courtship dances in this scene from EARTHFLIGHT: Asia and Australia.

  Africa | Full Episode

Earthflight: Africa

Africa | Full Episode

Journey to Africa and fly with cape gannets, fish eagles, flamingos, kelp gulls and vultures to see the most animal-packed continent with fresh eyes.

  Condor Flight School

Earthflight: South America

Condor Flight School

The largest raptors in the world, Andean condors care for offspring for 2 years until the young bird is old enough to survive on its own. In this scene from EARTHFLIGHT: South America, a male condor teaches its six-month-old chick to fly in Patagonia. After the male demonstrates, the youngster makes a few attempts before finally taking to the sky.

  North America | Full Episode

Earthflight: North America

North America | Full Episode

Snow geese, pelicans, and bald eagles fly over the Great Plains, the Grand Canyon, Alaska, New York City and the Golden Gate Bridge as they encounter and engage with bears, dolphins, bison, and spawning fish. EARTHFLIGHT invites us to see the world from a bird's perspective with state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques that take viewers on a breathtaking aerial adventure.

  Cape Gannets and the Great Sardine Run
Cape Gannets and the Great Sardine Run

In this scene from EARTHFLIGHT: Africa, Cape gannets fly off the coast of South Africa in search of the great sardine run, the biggest fish migration in the world. The birds dive into the ocean to feast as the dolphins, also on the hunt, push the sardines toward the water's ...

  Pelicans and Whales

Earthflight: North America

Pelicans and Whales

In this scene from EARTHFLIGHT: North America, a flock of brown pelicans fly over the Pacific in search of fish. Juvenile brown pelicans, born in the warm waters of Baja California, follow their elders north, as they soar above a pod of breaching humpback whales.

 Web-Exclusive: The Eel Project

The Mystery of Eels

Web-Exclusive: The Eel Project

The Eel Project trains students and community members to monitor New York's wild eel populations. Volunteers record data on the eels before releasing them above nearby dams and other barriers. Chris Bowser, who heads the project, works for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program and Research Reserve, in partnership with Cornell's Water Resource Institute.