Archives for May, 2010

Deadly Jellyfish Strands

Video Preview: Steer clear of this oceanic wonder! Just one touch of the box jellyfish’s extremely long strands can cause paralysis and death. Australia’s Deadly Dozen airs on Nat Geo Wild Friday May 28 at 8P et/pt.

A New Respect for Heights

by Molly TaitAssociate Producer If you’ve ever thought that working on a television series would be glamorous, first you should intern at Nat Geo. They will put you to work. Second, it’s usually quite the opposite. As an Associate Producer, my job is being a mobile secretary, treasurer, and assistant all in one. There are…

A Man Among Wolves

Video Preview: Maverick researcher Shaun Ellis raises abandoned wolf cubs and teaches them, by example, how to survive in the wild — living and behaving like them, howling, licking and snarling like them, even eating carcass meat like them. A Man Among Wolves airs on Nat Geo Wild Tuesday June 1 at 8P et/pt.

Microchipping Your Dog

Microchips are small transponders – no bigger than a grain of rice – that are implanted just under the skin of a pet’s shoulder blades. This tiny form of technology is an inexpensive way to help permanently identify a pet. While simple collar IDs can help a lost canine reunite with her family, she can…

Shocked By the Danger

by Scott BDirector August 2009 – Southern Hercules barge, Gulf of Mexico I am shocked by it — by the intensity of diving to nearly 300 feet underwater. I’m shocked by the danger that these divers live with on an everyday basis. I’ve filmed in operating rooms where life and death are ever-present, but this…

Great White’s Night Hunting Behavior Caught on Film

While on a study in Sharkville, a shark-infested area off Africa’s coast, shark expert Ryan Johnson made the discovery of a lifetime, great whites hunting at night. For the first time on film, witness this remarkable sight. Video Preview: Ryan uses a robotic seal decoy to capture the unusual nighttime behavior of the South African…

Ever Dream This Man?

Producer/director/writer Sam “Evil Dead” Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures recently announced that it is making This Man, about an “ordinary guy” who suddenly discovers that people all over the world are seeing him in their dreams. A novel twist: The project may possibly be the first movie ever based entirely on a web site. And while…

Darwin in the Galapagos

Savage, bizarre, hellish and beautiful: explore the islands that changed the world. Video Preview: While mapping the Galapagos Islands, Darwin made observations that would later give birth to his theory of evolution. Galapagos, a three-hour special, airs on Nat Geo Wild Thursday May 27 at 8P et/pt.

Nature’s Unusual Nest Makers

Many people can identify nests in the wild, especially if they are home to a common bird species. But did you know about these unusual nest makers in the animal kingdom? Animals create nests for a whole host of reasons. Perhaps it offers security from predators, or shelter from harsh weather conditions. Possibly it’s a…

Circular Skyscraper

by Yasemin Rashit, Assistant Producer Aldar HQ construction is an interesting place. Incredibly orderly and neat for a construction site, one wonders if they cleaned it up because they knew we were coming. Before entering the actual construction area we pass through the makeshift Porto-cabin offices and are greeted by the clinical smell of TCP. Having…