Emily Tucker

Breakthrough Prize: Awarding Modern Science’s Brightest Minds

This year’s recipients of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions in science and mathematics, will be honored live on National Geographic Channel tonight, November 8th at 10/9c. The third-annual ceremony will be hosted by Emmy-nominated Cosmos executive producer and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, with a special performance by ten-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell…

Journey East to the Land of 10,000 Grizzlies

In the Russian Far East, a former Soviet military base on the peninsula of Kamchatka has become an unlikely wildlife sanctuary. The military kept people out, but allowed nature to flourish. The forbidding landscape of Kamchatka is now home to one of the densest populations of grizzlies on Earth: some ten thousand are believed to…

Discover Russia’s Wild Arctic on Nat Geo’s First Voyage to a Once-Forbidden Frontier

The vast, frozen deserts of the Arctic remain one of the world’s last unexplored frontiers. In this unique glimpse into life in the polar region, National Geographic explorer-in-residence Enric Sala leads a team of divers, oceanographers, and biologists through the northern Russian outpost of Franz Josef Land. Documented by photographers and deep-sea remote sensing technology,…

Who Runs the World? Pollinators

With all the attention given to big, charismatic animals—lions, tigers, elephants, and so on—you might think these creatures are the most important ones in nature. And, of course, they are important. But let’s not forget who is responsible for keeping the entire world running: these creatures, of course, are the pollinators. These winged insects and…

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…

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…

Discover Lemur Island

  Tonight, in a remote corner of southern Madagascar, we follow story of survival in the face of deforestation and poaching. Two families of lemurs, forced to leave their homes, are on the move and are in for a remarkable journey. Madagascar’s unique history has a strong influence even today. Separating from Africa millions of…

An Undersea Jewel in the Desert: The Gulf of California’s Secret World

The eight hundred mile Mexican peninsula of Baja California is one of the most forbidding deserts on Earth. But just to the east, the water separating it from mainland Mexico teems with life and is an ancient hotbed of geologic activity. Join Nat Geo WILD as we explore one of the world’s youngest and most…

Language, Love, and Emotions: Inside the Complex Social Structure of Clever Monkeys

Within their intricate jungle societies, monkeys and other primates conceal a fascinating secret: humans are not the only ones with a complex social structure. These primates can learn, strategize, communicate, love—and even cheat, lie, and murder. Join us tonight as we look closer at the world of some very Clever Monkeys. Putting dinner on the…

Explore the Lesser-Known Gems of Wild Brazil

From the lush rainforests of the Amazon to the sun-soaked beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is known worldwide for its stunning landscapes. However, there’s much more to this enormous country’s natural treasures than most outsiders realize. Join us as we explore a few of these lesser-known gems of wild Brazil. Feast of the Giant…