Comin’ in Hot: Catch of the Week | Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

Two Southern captains face off in the battle of the bluefin tuna, while one Northern boat hauls in the biggest fish of the season in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Captain TJ Ott and the crew of Hot Tuna steam out of Wanchese Harbor before dawn hoping to hook up to a monster tuna. With only…

TONIGHT: Follow Ivory’s Bloody Trail to the Doorsteps of Africa’s Most Notorious Militias

Ivory poaching. The broad strokes of this tragedy are well known: in the last three years, upwards of 100,000 African elephants have been slaughtered for their tusks. If this death rate continues, the entire species will be extinct within the next two decades. But the carnage doesn’t end with the elephants. In a worldwide exclusive,…

Journey Across the Kalahari With the Elephant Queen

For African elephants, survival depends on successful migration to and from their ancestral feeding grounds each year. They must constantly follow the rhythms of the seasons, treading the millennia-old paths to reliable sources of food and water—and away from dangerous predators. During the dry season of late summer and autumn, elephants must risk the journey…

Fishin’ Frenzy Strikes Again: Catch of the Week | Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks

In North Carolina’s bluefin tuna fleet, family is at the forefront of the fight to fish hard and make money, and one crew member faces a family emergency unfolding on land that tests his resolve on the water. While the Fishin’ Frenzy has enjoyed a successful season so far, the boat remains a close second…

Vet School | New Series Premiere and Sneak Peek!

It’s that time of the year again. We’re saying goodbye to summer and getting ready to head back-to-school – “Vet School,” that is! Nat Geo Wild’s newest series follows along as veterinary students begin and end their school careers at Cornell University. Learning the ins and outs of veterinary medicine is a lot of hard work…

There’s No Turning Back| Hook, Line, & Sinker

Eleven days into North Carolina’s Bluefin tuna season, treacherous winter weather in the Outer Banks fishing grounds forces captains to their limits. Southern boat, Reels of Fortune, holds a meager lead over last year’s local champion, Fishin’ Frenzy, while Northern boat, Hard Merchandise and local all-female team Reel Action have yet to catch a fish.…

Stormy Weather and a Wicked Ride

Treacherous winter weather in the Outer Banks forces captains to push their limits during North Carolina’s bluefin tuna season. Southern boat Reels of Fortune holds a meager lead over last year’s local champion Fishin’ Frenzy, while northern boat Hard Merchandise and local all-female team Reel Action have yet to catch a fish. Captain Tami Gray,…

Explore the Australian Outback With Kangaroo King

These past few summers have brought the arid Australian outback its hottest summers on record. Against the dramatic background of this historic drought, life must go on for the red kangaroo. Tonight, we get a rare look into the intimate world of red kangaroos from their start in mama’s pouch to their fight for continued…

What Would the Dr. Do? Handle an Emergency like Dr. Pol

This week on The Incredible Dr. Pol, the doctor finds himself facing some odd challenges. Even when you’ve been a veterinarian for decades, there will still be situations you haven’t encountered before. Veterinary medicine is never boring. The one thing that you can definitely count on, however, is that there will be emergencies. Emergencies are…

Exposing the Illegal International Ivory Trade on World Elephant Day

After a five-year hiatus, National Geographic Channel, in conjunction with National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Studios, relaunches the critically acclaimed documentary series Explorer as a monthly series this August. The series opener, Explorer: Warlords of Ivory, premieres Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8/7c, taking an in-depth look at the devastating effects of the global illegal…