Archives for March, 2012

Amazing Ocean Facts #5

We continue to be a little concerned about Dr. Beekle’s take on ocean facts, but there is still interesting information at the bottom of this fact.  Don’t forget – DinoFish, this Sunday at 10pm only on Nat Geo Wild!

Amazing Ocean Facts #4

Dr. Beekle submitted his latest Amazing Ocean Fact and, while interesting, we’re presenting with some trepidation.  Regardless, the facts are interesting in this case and we hope you enjoy DinoFish this Sunday, April 1st at 10pm on Nat Geo Wild!  

Amazing Ocean Facts #3

Dr. Byron Beekle is continuing to bring us some amazing facts this weekend, I hope you can share these with your social circles, lots to learn about our amazing ocean creatures.  Don’t forget DinoFish this Sunday, April 1st at 10pm on Nat Geo Wild!.  

Sneaky vandals are digging up a golf course under the dead of night.  Armed with camera traps and the latest gadgets the fun-filled WSI team set out to catch the culprits in the act. Peace is at an end in this affluent corner of England. Players are put off their stroke and when the tees…

Amazing Ocean Facts #2

Dr. Beekle brings us another fascinating fact from our amazing ocean. Don’t forget to tune into DinoFish this Sunday, April 1st at 10pm on Nat Geo Wild!      

Amazing Ocean Facts Premiere

In celebration of the upcoming premiere of DinoFish on Nat Geo Wild (Sunday, April 1, 10pm EST/PST), I’m excited to present the first of what we we hope will be a long series of comic strips by Dr. Byron Beekle.  We will be presenting a whole series of these comics today and through the weekend,…

NGC ends the first broadcast quarter of 2012 up 10% in viewership, a fantastic way to start out 2012.  Wild is even more amazing, one of the fastest growing networks in cable television, with an increase of 42% in the first quarter of this year.  We’re excited as more viewers continue to find both of…

In the penultimate episode of season 1, we meet three preppers who are doing everything they can to protect themselves against a looming catastrophe that will change life as we know it. Missouran Steve Pace is working together with his community of farmes to prepare for an EMP blast. Retired photojournalist Jack Jobe is worried…

Being a black bear can be tough. When I took on the task of being a mother bear to a black bear cub named lil Casey, I did not know what I was getting myself into. A black bear learns most of its wild skills from its mother. So I wanted to give my bear…

Last weekend, James Cameron successfully returned from the deepest point on Earth. Next weekend, he’ll take NGC viewers on a journey through Titanic. Busy guy. Director and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron is the first person to ever complete a solo-vehicle dive to explore the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth. The…

Doomsday Preppers continues its dominance on the channel taking 3 of the top 5 spots of the week for NGC on Tuesday night alone.  Even though we aired repeats this week, as we head into the last 4 episodes of the season, Doomsday Preppers continues to find new viewers.  Wild Justice, in week 2, still…

With the premiere of Wicked Tuna just around the corner, we’ve been overhearing a lot of chatter surrounding this special breed of fishermen from America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Mass. For generations, they have used rod and reel to catch the magnificent bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood in one of the…

By James Donald When I walked into work on January 3, 2011, I never expected I would be on a plane the next morning heading to Madison, Wisconsin to film a necropsy. The day started much like any other workday. I caught up on e-mails and was reviewing the news when a headline caught my…

Pollen got you down? Bad hair day? Don’t fret… people aren’t the only ones with problems. Dogs have issues too. Check out this photo gallery and have a little afternoon pick-me-up courtesy of our friends at the Nat Geo South Africa office.

It’s find food or starve for most scavengers and the animal with the biggest advantage that gets the meal, whether that is a great sense of smell, speed or being able to dominate an in-demand carcass with size and aggression. People frequently see scavengers as a portent of doom or in the very least a…

Hockey Road Trip

Andrew Ference and the Boston Bruins are taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs again tonight. Watch episode four of Beyond the Puck to see how the Bruins did against them earlier in the season!  

Leonardo da Vinci is perhaps one of the most famous—and most mysterious—figures of the Renaissance.  Extraordinarily gifted by all accounts, only around 16 of his works have survived the test of time.  But armed with new information, a team of scientists is poised to add a new painting to that short list and solve the…

Scavenger Sweet Sixteen There’s a pecking order in wild, and each animal has different strong suits. While the rest of the country is putting up their basketball brackets, we’re placing our bets on the maggot winning our very own scavenger battle. Check out the competition highlights below and see how the maggot defeats animals like…

Nat Geo Wild is working with Dr. Bryon Beekle to bring to life amazing ocean animal facts as we gear up for our premiere of DinoFish on Sunday, April 1st.  Dr. Beekle is bringing together his knowledge of the ocean and its creatures with his unique visual style in a series of comic strips that…

Tonight, starting at 8P et/pt, Warrior Graveyard will uncover some extraordinary warrior skeletons from history:  Samurai, Crusaders and British Navy to tell the forensic story of these combatants and their role in important moments in history. The results reveal deeply personal stories of human conflict and survival. Comics are an exciting visual medium that can tell…

Warrior Graveyard uncovers some extraordinary warrior skeletons from history:  Samurai, Crusaders and British Navy to tell the forensic story of these combatants and their role in important moments in history. The results reveal deeply personal stories of human conflict and survival. Comics are an exciting visual medium that can tell stories in unique ways. NGC asked new…

Today, Kelly Williams, one of Emerald Pathway’s patients, invited us into his home. Kelly and his wife, Marreesa, told us they moved to Colorado from Kansas after Kelly was charged with a marijuana-related misdemeanor. A second-time offense is considered a felony in Kansas. Colorado’s medical marijuana laws made it seem like a good place to…

Warrior Graveyard Comics

Warrior Graveyard uncovers some extraordinary warrior skeletons from history:  Samurai, Crusaders and British Navy to tell the forensic story of these combatants and their role in important moments in history. The results reveal deeply personal stories of human conflict and survival. Comics are an exciting visual medium that can tell stories in unique ways. NGC asked new…

By Kellene Bishop, The Preparedness Pro Short and simple, the term “prepper” is a common name which refers to a person who believes in being prepared. Prepared? Prepared for what? Well, that all depends on your personal values and beliefs. The fact is, we’re all preppers to some extent. We all begin at some level…

Dancing With the River

I can’t swim. Growing up in Montana, swimming just wasn’t a priority. The lakes and streams spend half the year frozen solid, and the other half of the year they are icy cold.  The summer was mostly spent honing my skills as a naturalist, hiking through the forest, keeping dry. So when faced with the…