Join Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek as she treks into northwest Rwanda to meet a family of critically endangered mountain gorillas for the first time. This was filmed for the BBC nature documentary series Cousins (2000).
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Fly over Tanna Island, Vanuatu's Yasur Volcano as it erupts! This fiery and incredibly close eruption footage was shot by Shaun O’Callaghan with a DJI Phantom quad-copter (that luckily didn’t get damaged). High resolution, full screen action.
In the archives: more awesome volcano videos.
This amphibious fish is called a mudskipper and it uses its pectoral fins to walk on land, specifically mud. It also rolls, jumps, digs, excavates, socializes, fights for territory, and breathes air while not being in the water. Watch this amazing clip from the David Attenborough-narrated BBC Life series, episode 04: Fish.
Let’s go Horseback Riding in Yosemite:
Yosemite ranger Shelton Johnson talks about seeing Yosemite on horseback (or mule back) - an experience that hasn’t changed much since the earliest visitors to Yosemite.
Over an hour and a half of construction captured by a picture taken every four seconds, a spider weaves its web. This one is a larger size, but there’s some extra climbing involved when you’re a smaller spider.
Related reading: all about spider webs, including the different structures. Related watching: more spiders, including this video of a Tube Web Spider, a Stag Beetle, and a Long-horned Beetle at the Natural History Museum in London.