Archives for June, 2013

Every Man for Himself

When living in a state with the lowest population density and the only neighbors are most likely wolves, everyday is a challenge and everyone’s hands need to be on deck and ready to get dirty.  Some walk alone; others have their families but all must overcome despairing odds to brave the wild and survive through…

Ultimate Survival Dilemma

On this week’s episode of Ultimate Survival Alaska, day 28 of the group’s journey, the men are facing one of their most difficult legs yet –navigating The Prince William Sound. Leg 7 of their trip; it’s pouring down rain and winter is finally unfolding. To navigate the mine field of ice, the men have been…

Top Eight Animal Survivors

Are you a survivor; capable of coping with crashes, cataclysms, and catastrophes? Even the hardest humans are wimps compared to the toughest creatures on the planet. We’re counting down the ultimate survivors in the natural world to find the animal with the most extraordinary endurance. The countdown kicks off in a hurricane, unleashing the energy…

Doomsday Preppers Prepare for Expo

Imagine you’re unwinding at home from a long day at the office, sheltered from July’s thick heat by the cool air blasting from your air conditioning unit. Unexpectedly, a flash summer storm knocks the power out. An hour turns into a long, sticky, dark night. Then, three days. Finally, a full week. Would you have…

“Favorite Places Off The Map” – Week 6

Summer is officially here and from the looks of  it, a few of you have already started your summer vacations!  Thanks to @insipre_photography, @bettienne, @mypixtoyou, @corriecoleman, @chesterhuang, @luismunoznajar, @fdagostino, @_ashdavis_, @happygeckodev, @serotinous_dreamer and everyone else who has entered our #NGCTakesYou Instagram contest so far. You’ve got less than a week, so if you haven’t entered yet….

The Rare and Vulnerable Animals of Wild China

This landmark three-part special, Wild China, gains unprecedented access into this most enigmatic of countries, to reveal a land of astonishing complexity.  A land of immense cultural diversity and a wide range of traditional lifestyles – often in close partnership with nature. However, China faces immense social and environmental problems– many rare species unique to…

Working with the SPT Crew

By Collin Herr, Producer, Mountain Movers Sparks are flying through the air, a saw is tearing through steel beams, sawdust blankets the floor and the radio is blaring anything from old school rap to a jam band, it’s just another day in the Snow Park Technologies Jib Factory. After spending three months with the crew…

Unbelievable Secrets To Unlock Youth

For centuries many have tried to unlock the code to eternal youth and beauty, crossing oceans and travelling to far-away lands in search of the proverbial ‘fountain of youth’. From powerful elixirs to the sorcerer’s stone, many have undergone extreme measures – measures one might even call, Taboo. This week’s Taboo USA: Forever Young exposes…

First Look – Oswalds in Killing Kennedy

Will Rothhaar and Michelle Trachtenberg’s first photos as Mr. & Mrs. Oswald were released yesterday, another exciting moment for Killing Kennedy, National Geographic Channel’s latest docudrama to be released in November. The docudrama follows the events in the lives of both the Kennedy family and the Oswalds, leading up to the assassination of America’s 35th…

Hardcore Hobbies

Americans spend $75 billion dollars a year on their hobbies. But these men have gone too far and are in need of professional help. Dave, an action figure junkie from Toms River, New Jersey owns over 3,000 figures, worth upwards of $60,000. He spends 30 hours a week playing with his toys, building his collection…