The beastly battle is back this week and we’re putting our top three animal videos in a head to head challenge. Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and tell us who YOU PICK as your favorite.  From a runaway horse hitting the open road, to a carnivorous fish in the Amazon to a backpack…

Karissa Hadden is the host of the new Nat Geo WILD series, Animal Storm Squad. The show follows a team of dedicated meteorologists, storm chasers and animal experts who rescue trapped and injured pets. Led by Karissa, a vet tech with a heart of gold, this series takes an inside look at the heroes who…

A lot of people have a dog in the game over at wildbarkfest.com.  Animal lovers from all across the internet have been posting pictures of their cute canine companions using #BarkFest, but nothing beats seeing that furry face when you come home at the end of the day. Check out these 11 dogs that are really happy…

Each week, we’re putting three of our most amazing animal videos in a battle of the best.  Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and tell us who YOU PICK as your favorite.  From a big mouth fish with an even bigger appetite, to a mother goose protecting her precious babies and an army of frogs getting…

Things are heating up this week over at wildbarkfest.com. When the weather’s warm and that lawn looks so inviting, these cute canines just want to let it all hang out. Nothing makes these guys happier than soaking up the sun during a little outdoor playtime. Check out these 15 dogs living life by one motto…

Each week, we’re putting three of our best animal videos head to head to see who comes out on top.  Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and tell us who YOU PICK as your favorite.  From a dog that comes up a little short on the jump, to a shark that’s spitting out a…

Is your dog ready for its close-up? To celebrate Nat Geo WILD’s inaugural BarkFest–a special weekend of dog programming featuring some of the smartest, most unique, and cutest canines in the world–we want our fans to get in on the fun. We want to feature your pet on television during BarkFest! To submit your pup,…

Today is International Guide Dog Day, so let’s honor and celebrate these incredibly hard working service dogs because of their long-standing dedication.  There are several different organizations that train dogs to assist the visually impaired.  Seeing-eye dogs have been in existence since the time of World War I, when people took notice of how good they were…

On tonight’s episode of Animals Gone Wild, the only way to survive in a world of kill or be killed – is to fight back!  First up, two giraffes shed their docile reputation in a fight for dominance. But beware – underneath their seemingly gentle exterior lives the heart and ferocity of a lion. In…

Tonight, on the season premiere of Animals Gone Wild, a group of people are starting their vacation at Kruger National Park, South Africa.  A place where over one million tourists flock to each year.  They’re here to see some of the world’s most amazing species on their home turf, including the African elephant.  But what happens…

As a Senior Zookeeper working with dangerous animals for nearly a decade, me and my fellow keepers have had our fair share of close calls while working. In this video that has recently been gaining attention around the interwebs, we see an inquisitive lioness open a family’s car door while on safari in South Africa.…

Our favorite pesky friends will have their time to shine as Destination WILD celebrates our backyard bandits with a one-night event this Sunday, with the three premieres of Super Squirrel, Raccoon: Backyard Bandit, and The Secret Life of Mr. Fox. We’ve see them at the park, down alleyways, and in our own backyards. Often overlooked, foxes, raccoons and squirrels aren’t considered rare…

We are excited to announce with our partners from Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) the finalists from the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE short film competition.  Join us in congratulating Filipe DeAndrade for “Adapt”, Alex Goetz for “Living Isle”, Jake Lamons for “Northern”, and Austin Haeberle and Wendy Jacques for “Not on Our Watch: Keeping the Congo’s Gorillas From Extinction”.…

Its been over a month since I left the Djuma & Arathusa Game Reserves in Sabi Sands, South Africa. Wild Safari LIVE was an incredible experience for me and reflecting on it over the past month has allowed me to understand how many different people we connected with. All backgrounds, in all different stages of life…

For my third and final week in Tanzania, I had the privilege of shooting with the legendary Bob Poole! Bob is a veteran wildlife filmmaker, cinematographer, and has shot, produced, and directed countless films for National Geographic. I’ve been looking forward to working with Bob all week since shooting wildlife is a relatively new genre…

Wild animals that are in captivity can have many of the same dental conditions as people. On this week’s episode of Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet: Moose on the Loose, Dr. Oakley finds herself with her hands in a few animals’ mouths. Animals can have orthodontic abnormalities, fractured teeth, and even painful cavities just like us.…

Although I’ve been shooting an overabundance of wildlife, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about my experience shooting people on this trip. I do love and appreciate nature, but I’ll admit my style of documentary filmmaking predominately comprises of intimate portraits. My work focuses on people with the visuals driven by…

There is no such thing as a normal day for Dr. Oakley and this week’s episode, Bull Steam Ahead proves it. It’s the end of the summer in the Yukon and time for many animals to go into rut. For the most part, the process takes care of itself in the wild–but a few of…

This past week has felt like one long safari trip that I never want to end. The amount of wildlife, people, and stories I have encountered humbles me greatly and I can’t believe I still have two weeks left. I’ve been to Africa once before. Ghana, West Africa in 2011 to be exact, but my…

Dr. Oakley and the Wild Life Preserve team try to corral four lynx kittens for their first vaccinations on this week’s episode of Yukon Vet. Dr. Oakley’s love for animals and desire to keep them healthy extends not just to the animals in our homes, but to the animals that need extra care in the…

Wild to Inspire: Danzania

Dan Duran is the winner of the first annual Wild to Inspire short film contest, launched last year in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the Sun Valley Film Festival.  As the winner, he’ll be documenting  Tanzania’s dynamic Manyara–Tarangire ecosystem, which includes Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks and the AWF-managed Manyara Ranch…

Djuma & Arathusa Game Reserves, Sabi Sands, South Africa – 1100PM. I am not sure what it is about being in the presence of elephants, but there is something very special about the largest land mammal on the planet allowing you to be there with them, up close and personal. Today, I had a pretty…

Djuma Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa – 1250PM. The past 5 days have taken a while to sink in; we went live on Nat Geo WILD for Big Cat Week with lions on a buffalo kill and finished the first broadcast with Kunyuma, a magnificent leopard sitting in a tree during our campfire chat.…

Written by Safari Live guide Hayden Turner Djuma Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa – 1150PM After the day is done, staring into the fire back at camp is my time to reflect and think about the highlights of my day. I drive around this beautiful place everyday and many things go through my mind:…

For wildlife filmmakers, the only way to safely explore the startling powers of the African lion has been at the end of a mighty long lens — until now. Man v. Lion follows veteran big cat expert Boone Smith across the Nambiti Game Reserve, tracking three male lions searching for their next meal. We follow along…