Awesome Florida

To Catch an Alligator

To Catch an Alligator

Living in Florida, you might occasionally see an alligator in your neighborhood. While relocating these dangerous reptiles is best left to the professionals, this one resident had the cojones to snatch this gator up with a garbage can. He then wheeled it over to a nearby swamp to go about its business. Video by Roy Bonilla.

Inside an Abandoned Mega Resort

Inside an Abandoned Mega Resort

Built in the early 1970s, the 900+ room Carolando Motor Inn was, for a time, the largest hotel near Disney World. It was part of a larger development that never came to fruition, and after a successful run as a Hyatt, and a failed reopening, it saw its final guests in 2012. Bright Sun Films takes us on a tour of its water-logged ruins.

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Mullet Feast

Mullet Feast

Each year, millions of grey mullets make their way along the coast of Florida, remaining close to the beach to steer clear of deep water predators. But in this clip from BBC Earth’s Seven Worlds, One Planet, you’ll witness just what happens when tarpons, pelicans, and sharks get near the massive school of fish.

Heaven / Thin Places

Heaven / Thin Places

Seán Doran combined images captured by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the ESRSU image archive to take us on a serene flight above the Southeast corner of North America, passing over Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba for a view of their blue-green waters. Want more? Watch Heaven: The Inner Sound of Outer Space.

The Sights and Sounds of Sebring

The Sights and Sounds of Sebring

Our friends at Michelin recently sent us to the famed Sebring International Raceway to experience the 12 Hours of Sebring – America’s greatest endurance race. Rather than bore you with words, here’s a little taste of what we saw and heard on the track and in the pits.

Skyscraper Rollercoaster

Skyscraper Rollercoaster

Coming to Orlando, Florida in 2016, the mile-long Skyscraper will likely be one of the world’s most insane rollercoasters, snaking its way around a 55-story tower at speeds up to 65mph. Part of the new Skyplex entertainment complex.

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