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A preening stork-billed kingfisher

In order to fly at peak performance, birds must carefully maintain their feathers. This means removing dirt, excess oil, and parasites. Birds do this by running their bill from the base of a feather to the tip, a proc...

The communal support within Crested Black Macaque monkey troops

Crested Black Macaques endure torrential rains on the northern end of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It's the only forest on Earth where they can be found. BBC Earth visits this Lands of the Monsoon locale to obse...

Saturation: Colorful Marine Creatures from Indonesia & The Philippines

A flame scallop (Ctenoides ales), a Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta), and a candy crab (Hoplophrys oatesi) begin this incredible video of colorful crabs, fish, nudibranchs, seahorses, shrimp, and tunicates. They we...

Swimming Feather Starfish

The video above was filmed by Pim Van Schendel who saw the swimming feather starfish -- a crinoid, meaning "lily-like" in Greek -- during a dive in Indonesia. According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, video below, fossi...

Crab babies stampede toward water on a Bali beach

In 2008, Jeremias Maluw scooped up some sand crab babies (species yet to be identified) stampeding toward the water at Legian Beach in Bali. The video footage has since gone viral. Though grabbing a handful of these p...

Kawah Ijen volcano & The Mystery of the Blue Flames

Nature photographer Olivier Grunewald and cameraman Régis Etienne first traveled to East Java's 8,660 foot tall (2,600 meter) Ijen volcano in 2008, returning several times to capture Le Mystère des Flammes Bleues, th...

Cinnamon – Harvesting Cassia in the Jungles of Sumatra

Where does cinnamon come from? And what is it? Foodie travels to Kerenci Valley on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia to witness how to harvest and dry this spice of oatmeals, raisin breads, apple desserts, mulled bev...

Close encounters of the giant kind: Diving with a whale shark

Whale sharks are gentle giants (much like the basking shark), and in this Earth Touch video, we get to see one up close as a cameraman narrates his surprise swim with the planet's biggest fish. How big? Whale sharks a...

Making paper from elephant dung: Poo Paper

Elephant dung is ideal for making paper, and Indonesia's Taman Safari Park is demonstrating this fact by upcycling a daily total of 2.5 tons – yes, that's 2.5 tons of Sumatran Elephant dung every day – t...

The Funkiest Monkeys: Crested Black Macaques

In this clip from PBS’ The Funkiest Monkeys, we travel into an Indonesian island rainforest to learn about the complex relationships of the extremely intelligent and social crested blac...

Banggai Cardinalfish eggs

Despite what it looks like, this is not a short clip from a Hayao Miyazaki film. These are banggai cardinalfish eggs with still-forming fish inside. Their eyes are quite clear. Can you see their heartbeats? These t...

What does it take to make a t-shirt? – NPR’s Planet Money

What does it take to make a t-shirt? We’ve watched a video about this subject before, but NPR’s Planet Money answered this question in the most amazing way: they traveled across...

Baby Orangutan Rickina

Little Rickina is a baby orangutan that was rescued from a suspected poacher, and is now being cared for at the Ketapang Orangutan Rescue Center, operated by International Animal Rescue. As a c...

The Houston Zoo‘s Babirusa

Zookeeper Joy introduces the Houston Zoo's babirusa, a name that means “pig-deer” in Malay. Indonesian island natives, babirusas are legendary for their unique tusks, and are thought to be pig relatives,...

The shark that walks: The bamboo shark or longtail carpet shark

Hemiscyllium halmahera, a newly-found species of bamboo shark or longtail carpet shark, has a rather unusual way of getting around — perhaps not unusual for land animals like us, but definitely unusu...

The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile

Clear underwater footage of some unusual animals, including a Hairy Frog-Fish (Antennarius striatus) eating some fish. Via Kottke, Dr. Joe Hanson writes introduces The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile: Sit back and let yo...

A laughing contest for chickens

Hello, roosters that laugh! These birds were filmed in July, 2011 at a laughing contest in Jakarta, Indonesia, where their talents have made them super popular. via The Awesomer.

Orangutan Smile: A mother orangutan cuddles her baby

Observing a six month old baby girl orangutan, an eight year old son and their mother as they spend family time together in the Sumatran jungle in Indonesia. From the cameraman for this Earth...

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