Videos Tagged: animals
109 Views 0 Comments 47:08
Most of us have seen ultrasound images of human beings, but not cats. Get ready. Open a window into the incredible journeys of two very different cats: lion powerful and the domestic cat.From the creators of the acclaimed In the Womb and In the Womb – Multiples, rocket Rights presented in the womb – Cats. It made for Channel 4 and National Geographic Channel, this film reveals the incredible journey from conception to the birth of the lion and the cat. His time in the womb has a unique way, both animals. From the unique cushioning system that protects the fetus during the chase the lion of the channels in the inner ear of a cat that will allow them to land on his feet, protecting them from falling.The family cat predation joined, separated by size and capacity. One built by the complexity of mana € ™ s home and the other for the challenges of the open savanna. All whiskers, each function, all joints and limbs sculpted by the world we call her womb.In the first television with extraordinary animation and photography, as well as models of scientific accuracy and extraordinary 4D ultrasound shows an embryo of a lion, for the first time, and cats running and stretching before birth.Of teeth strong enough to break a brick in the inner ear that gives a remarkable balance cat. This is the story of how two very different animals arising from life in the womb.
29 Views 0 Comments 02:28
For 13 years, Timothy Treadwell spent his summers on the peninsula of Alaska, living among the wild bears in the last five years, recording his life there. His winters were spent visiting elementary schools and making appearances on television, in an effort to educate people about the status of the animals he loved. This continued until October 5, 2003, when Treadwell and his girlfriend were attacked and killed by a bear.Using images of Treadwell, as well as interviews with friends, family and local authorities, the director Werner Herzog crafts a fascinating documentary about his favorite themes: obsession, madness, and man’s place in nature. Herzog, who plays an active role in the film, identifies with Treadwell, even though their world views are at opposite ends of the spectrum.Addressing the camera, Treadwell, who had no formal training with animals, he saw himself as a “kind warrior” who was there to protect the bears from poachers, developers and others who would do them harm. But others saw him as a deluded crackpot, suffering at least from a naivete about her role in the lives of bears. (When waxes poetic Treadwell on a pile of fresh bear dung, it is difficult not to agree with them) … (Barnes & Noble)
22 Views 0 Comments 58:20
Food Inc. examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agri-business produces food in a way that is environmentally harmful, that is unhealthy, and abusive of both animals & employees.This documentary is copyright protected and cannot be shown here. If you’re interested, click the Amazon link above for information on how to purchase the full DVD.
20 Views 0 Comments 06:57
In a sanctuary in the empty Californian desert, Tonya Littlewolf runs a rescue and rehabilitation for wolves. Many were rescued from breeders, some needing a lot of hands on attention from her. This is her story, and why she does what she’s doing.More info: wolfmountain.com
19 Views 0 Comments 47:26
The rhinoceros is one of Africa’s iconic animals, but greed and corruption, myth and superstition have brought the rhino to the brink of extinction. For millenia its best protection, the rhino’s horn has become its worst enemy.Rhino horn is now worth more than gold and demand for it is at an all-time high. South Africa, which has the largest reserves of the wild animal, is a prime hunting ground for poachers. In 2010, South Africa lost 333 rhino to poaching and this number is expected to double in 2012.In a personal journey, Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull encounters greed, ignorance and corruption – highlighting how South Africa became the epicentre of rhino poaching. What caused the global epidemic and how does it threaten the survival of a species?
19 Views 0 Comments 24:26
Inside the Giants dissects the nature of the planet’s largest animals to discover its evolutionary secrets.Most wildlife documentaries will tell how an animal’s behavior, but animal dissection and study their anatomy we can see how an animal.Experts in comparative anatomy, evolution and behavior to put some of the great popular and enigmatic animals under the knife.Scientific vet, Mark Evans, will interpret the results, the biologist Simon Watts test “in the field of physiology and Richard Dawkins goes back to the animals” animals out in the tree of life.
17 Views 0 Comments 02:01
Elephants can live for 70 years. But what happens when one of these magnificent beasts in nature die? This documentary film normal impressive tour of the wildlife in the head to find out what happens after death, as a five-ton elephant adult becomes six million calories from fat, meat and viscera, feeding a completely different life cycle. The documentary gives scientists the opportunity to see up close, day and night, like beasts of leopards, hyenas and vultures, flies and beetles take a few days to reduce the largest land animal in the land of the bare bones . Simon Watt biologist leading a team of experts watching the developments in Tsavo West National Park in Kenya. To follow the action like never before, the use of remote cameras and night vision equipment under the supervision of animal behavior experts Warren Samuels. The elephant, a male young adult, had to be euthanized by a veterinarian after being mortally wounded by ivory poachers. But his remains will provide a feast for the local ecosystem and a new source of research.
16 Views 0 Comments 42:57
A beaver can chomp its way thought a 6″ tree in only 15 minutes. Beavers can down hundreds of trees each year with the goal of setting up their dam, which is a feat of engineering, sometimes measuring 10 feet in height and 100 feet in length.
14 Views 0 Comments 09:56
The harpy eagle is the most powerful bird of prey in the world, tearing the monkeys from the branches of the forest canopy.Rare and elusive, rarely seen, but with the discovery of a nest of harpies in the remote jungles of the Orinoco in Venezuela, wildlife film-maker Fergus Beeley has a unique opportunity to follow a girl’s life from birth to adulthood.Fergus stands high in the canopy to reveal a stunning world of color and sound, following the trials of newborn girl harpy eagle as he grows up.Fergus becomes a member of the community’s dazzling birds and animals around the nest and develops a bond harpy unexpectedly quits with the chicken.
13 Views 0 Comments 51:57
The emotional world of farm animals is an enjoyable film for viewers of all ages about the thinking and feeling side of animals that are often just look like food. Jefferey Masson, author of When Elephants cry and the dogs never lie about love, takes viewers through the personal experience he suffered while writing his latest book, The pig who sang to the moon.This journey to the sensitive and emotional life of farm animals has Masson sanctuaries around the country where caregivers and the animals themselves tell their harrowing stories of rescue and escape. Masson delves into the rich ancestry of these curious, intelligent and interviews with leading experts on animal behavior who offer scientific perspectives on these wonderful creatures. (Excerpt from animalplace.org)
13 Views 0 Comments 14:01
1.7 million years ago in Africa, Homo ergaster, an ancient predecessor of modern humans, had to dig to survive. They lived in the elements among the monsters of the era, such as saber-toothed cat. Over time, early humans evolved and developed simple tools, began to communicate, and learned to control their most important tool: fire. However, the monsters were still there. 300,000 years ago, Homo erectus learned to hunt the giant Irish elk, the use of fire to drive these great beasts through a narrow gorge and over a cliff. While the best hunting skills, proximity is still a need to kill a huge beast. 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals were on top of their form, hunting of animals like the giant steppe bison. The Neanderthals were usurped by an entirely new race of humans, the Cro-Magnon. They adapted and survived when the Neanderthals could not.
13 Views 0 Comments 10:02
Series combining stunning wildlife of high-octane adventure. A team of explorers search the depths of the last great virgin forest on the planet.Cameras follow the team every sweaty step of the way as they explore the beautiful nature of Guyana, rappelling by one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls to climb to the treetops of the jungle.Known as the land of giants, Guyana is home to the huge anaconda, the largest tarantula and giant otters in the world.Gordon Buchanan goes in search of the elusive jaguar, while Steve Backshall abseiling for one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world to see the creatures that live there.Meanwhile, Justine Evans climbs to the top of the trees of the forest in search of monkeys and parrots and George McGavin explores rotten logs for whip spiders.The team is further into the desert, the jungle animals in search of rare and endangered species that live there. The base camp is invaded by scorpions and poisonous centipedes, and Gordon Buchanan discovers an animal thief helping itself to the base camp supplies.Steve Backshall finds giant piranha and the long fangs Sabretooth fish in their study of the river, while George McGavin catches the world’s largest tarantula.The climbing team begins an attempt to climb a huge mountain without climbing on the edge of the forest.Steve Backshall and the climbing team struggle to reach the top of a mountain unclimbed big table on the edge of the forest. The team live rough on top, in search of new species and scientific discoveries.Justine Evans for giant anteater, while George Gordon and the struggle of a remote jungle river to find a jungle paradise where the animals appear to show no fear of man.
12 Views 0 Comments 53:44
This relatively obscure series (2002) is a real find. 7 one-hour episodes tell the story of all sea invertebrates (sponges, anemones, worms, mollusks, arthropods, jellyfish, starfish, etc …) over time and how we relate and in some cases depending of these seemingly humble creatures.Amazing video and computer graphics to clearly explain everything. The scope of the video is all over the world. This is documentary filmmaking at its best.It’s a shame that it is best known for its easy as good as (better than, in my humble opinion) of PBS / BBC documentary on the same topic.This is the evolution of life on earth, to explain the gradual changes in the anatomy (invertebrates to vertebrates, etc.).Interesting information, first class photography and graphics, and some of the strangest-looking creatures I’ve seen!After seeing this, you probably have a renewed and deeper understanding of what represents the animal kingdom.
12 Views 0 Comments 58:59
Pedigree dogs are suffering from genetic diseases following years of inbreeding, an investigation has found. A BBC documentary says they are suffering serious problems, because the emphasis is on health when breeding dogs for shows. The program shows spaniels with brains too big for their skulls and boxers suffering from epilepsy. The Kennel Club says it works tirelessly to improve the health of pedigree dogs. Bred animals represent 75% of the seven million dogs in the UK and cost their owners more than 10 million pounds in veterinary expenses “each week.The program, pedigree dogs exposed, says that dogs suffering from genetic diseases are not prevented from competing in dog shows and have gone on to win “best in class”, despite his poor health. It says physical traits required by the breed standards of the Kennel Club as short faces, wrinkling, screw tails and dwarfism, have inherent health problems.Other problems occur because of exaggerations bred into dogs by breeders trying to win rosettes, it adds. The program shows a prize-winning Cavalier King Charles spaniel suffering from syringomyelia, a condition that occurs when a dog’s skull is too small for its brain. It also features boxers suffering from epilepsy, pugs with breathing problems and bulldogs who are unable to mate or give birth unassisted. It says deliberate mating of dogs which are close relatives is common practice and the Kennel Club registers dogs bred from mother to son and brother to sister matings. Scientists from Imperial College London, recently found that pugs in the UK are so inbred that although there are 10,000 of them, is the equivalent of about 50 different individuals.Steve Jones, professor of genetics at University College London, said: “People are carrying out breeding which would be the first of all entirely illegal in humans and secondly is absolutely insane from the point of view health of animals. “In some breeds they are paying a terrible price in genetic disease.”
12 Views 0 Comments 02:09
This series of the BBC / Discovery reveals some of the strangest behaviors in the animal world. In a series of action-packed sequences, tires falling off a truck and disturb the salamanders, which turn the wheels of life. Mexican jumping beans come alive and take over a toy store. Projectile vomiting fulmars use to attack a climber. Hagfish slime his way out of a fishing boat by turning water into the soup of mucus. A skunk teaches the toughest street gang a break-dance lesson. Animals addicted to drugs in some strange drugs and even discover the spirit of nature. Using new techniques of filming and some extraordinary special FX – this is the nature like never before.
10 Views 0 Comments 16:41
"Land of Milk & Honey is a documentary film made by journalist and film maker Russell Cavanagh that celebrates two independent food producers living and working just outside Sheffield, UK. Their unique business brandings have gained eminence in the city. This story illustrates how important many small businesses are in helping bind local communities and in providing a quality alternative to often imported supermarket produce.The first subject of the documentary film is Sheffield Honey. Proprietor Jez Daughtry talks about why he moved from being a senior IT executive to full time apiarist. As he speaks to the camera, he is working on several of his 250 beehives and explaining how his small but expanding business works. Increasingly popular, jars of Sheffield Honey were ordered for the 2012 London Olympics.Our Cow Molly Farm provides the second subject of the film. A fairly small dairy business that was nearly one of many casualties in the supermarket price wars raging in 2007, Our Cow Molly decided to diversify into ice cream and such has been their success, they are considered an icon of Sheffield identity. Russell Cavanagh’s camera visits the farm to document the morning routine and goes on the early milk round across the city of Sheffield with OCM’s Eddie Andrew, who reveals why he shunned approaches by supermarkets to stock his produce, preferring instead to concentrate on those small, community businesses who helped him and his family business build up their brand.For more from Russell visit his site at http://russellcavanagh.me.uk"
10 Views 0 Comments 25:10
An odyssey over three years in the making, Winged Migration is definitely an amazing experience to behold. His most impressive and moving is its ability to attract viewers to a world almost abroad, traveling along a variety of bird species that make their semiannual migrations over long distances. Microcosmos and puts the viewer in a world of ants in size of the blades of grass loomed like skyscrapers, Winged Migration offers the world through the eyes of birds.We are on the floor with them as they interact, seek support and care for their young, and we are in the air with the birds flying without discouragement of high and low land and sea. The film is also a world tour that reveals beautiful landscapes that most humans never get to see. One of the unexpected pleasures of the film is to hear the many voices and different from these beings that communicate with each other, it’s almost like a music track itself.As for current music and film scores, is a mixture. Some musical choices interact well with the visuals, while many are agitated and upset. Usually, the most effective, either without music or accompanied by minimalist compositions. The thrill of flying with the birds is countered with the representation of disasters and the obstacles they face every day.
10 Views 0 Comments 22:02
A courting male cat a cat and start a family together. We see the kittens that are born and nurtured in the mother, whereas interested and proud father supports. Beautifully photographed and executed. With subtitles, dialogue, and a refreshing absence of human beings on the screen. Very touching by Alexander Hammid, whose collaborations with Maya Deren had prior knowledge of, and highly recommend it.
9 Views 0 Comments 08:57
This documentary is about the Asiatic lions, which are completely different from African lions, both in appearance and behavior, but are growing in India. His refuge is the Gir forest in Gujarat, and in the last 100 years their numbers have grown from 20 to over 300.These lions are now spreading beyond the protection of the National Park to recover the lost territory and colonize new habitats. It is a story of the conservation of rare success but poses new challenges to the lions, naturalists and foresters.
9 Views 0 Comments 49:17
Another series of the causes of Blue Planet: Seas of Life. This is the definitive series on the creatures most colorful, popular and perfectly adapted to the Earth. The Life of Birds traverses the globe, exploring 42 countries and examining over 300 species with infrared motion, slow and improved computer effects.David Attenborough, one of the world’s leading naturalists, home to an extraordinary exploration of the secret lives of these magnificent creatures. Awesome footage, will be surprised. I have seen this series several times, as it runs on PBS on a semi-regular, and I always seem to see something new. This series is never boring, is an informative look at the bird life in all aspects of life on this planet, and very well filmed and presented … A must see!
8 Views 0 Comments 53:49
The planet Earth is still home to places so pure that have become precious memories of how everyone – the ancient Earth, with no time – once seemed.From the icy mountains of Denali to the blue sea water in Costa Rica, the dramas of the witnesses are developed between the animal inhabitants, as they have done since the beginning of time.Through the experience of world famous natural history film makers, to experience the magic of every Eden life as it is captured on film for future generations.
8 Views 0 Comments 02:18
Lovely preview video. Salt spray, the cries of the gulls, the sound of the waves, everyone loves the sea and a dream to dive into this wonderful world, amazing and unfathomable ocean …The protagonist – sea turtles – is calling on the road and be your guide on an amazing journey across continents in the storm waves of the ocean. You are waiting for colored coral reefs, the encounter with sharks, rare inhabitants of the deep waters, colorful world of hot and cold tropical cooling of the Antarctic ice.How many mysteries and secrets kept the watery depths! The treasures of sunken ships and the failure of the Bermuda Triangle – is nothing compared to what we have to learn. In this incredible journey you will find all the power of the ocean and the fragility of the underwater world so complex that it needs our protection!
7 Views 0 Comments 53:59
All creatures of nature, the British novelist Graham Swift once wrote, are joined for the express purpose of nature. And this is illustrated with charming detail and sometimes dizzying nature of sex.Birds, bees, and even barnacles and naked mole rats are forced to join forces to reproduce and pass on their genes to the next generation. From the sea horse that fits into a hypnotic underwater ballet to the rodent who copulates until they literally drop dead, the nature of sex spreads around the world to illustrate how an astonishing diversity of life forms find their mates and conceive, raise and protect their young.This Web companion to the four-part series takes a close look at the primal instinct that causes animals to come together to pass on their genes to the next generation. We also examined how time can be key in the mating process, and the variety of contracts for sex not only create a new life, but the diversity in both animals and humans.
6 Views 0 Comments 06:12
"A Cow at My Table explores Western attitudes towards farm animals and meat, and the intense battle between animal advocates and the meat industry to influence the consumer’s mind. Five years in production director Jennifer Abbott took across Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand to meet with leaders of the movement for animal rights, animal welfare advocates and spokesmen for the livestock industry.A cow at my table, between the cuts of the various perspectives with archival films, images of today’s agribusiness and pictures of farm animals shot from unusual viewpoints. The result, critics and programmers, is a documentary that is “brilliant”, “visually smart,” “very successful” and “extraordinarily compelling and powerful.” In the words of Toronto NOW magazine film critic Cameron Bailey, “Like all the best documentaries, this film offers more questions than answers.” (Excerpt from animalliberationfront.com)"