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Gulper Catfish Has Lunch

Gulper Catfish Has Lunch

If you’re squeamish at all, turn away. You have been warned. Otherwise, check out this incredible footage of a asterophysus batrachus aka “gulper catfish” chowing down on a fish nearly the same size as itself. It’s a big fish eats big fish world we suppose.

True Facts: Pangolins Posse

True Facts: Pangolins Posse

“Kiss a pangolin French style, and it can tell you what you ate yesterday.” Totally amateur naturalist Zefrank1 schools us on more of natures stranger creations – Myrmecophagidae and various other critters who enjoy a delicious dinner of ants and termites.

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Moon Sets Behind a Volcano

Moon Sets Behind a Volcano

Daniel López captured this stunning real-time video of the Moon gradually disappearing as the Earth rotates, with Tenerife’s Mount Teide volcano looming ominously in the foreground. By shooting with a telescopic lens, the Moon appears to be simply enormous.

How to Grow Coral

How to Grow Coral

Science Friday introduces us to marine biologist Kim Stone, who specializes in cultivating a diverse array of living coral reef for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Beyond maintaining captive environments, her team is working to improve life for coral in its natural habitat.

True Facts About Ant Mutualism

True Facts About Ant Mutualism

Amateur naturalist Zefrank takes a few minutes to explore the strange and wonderful interactions of ant colonies, and how they work together to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts, along with some of the odd behaviors these insects exhibit.

When Trees Go Nuts

When Trees Go Nuts

Most years, trees produce a pretty consistent quantity of seeds. But once in a while, the trees in a region go crazy, and crank out many times their normal amount of offspring. MinuteEarth explains a bit about the phenomenon know in arboreal circles as “masting.”

True Facts About Carnivorous Plants

True Facts About Carnivorous Plants

It took ZeFrank over 3 years between his last two videos, and now we have two in less than a week. This time, the dulcet-toned nature show host is back to school us on the finer points of creepy plants like the dionaea muscipula, the drosera capensis, and the nepenthes.

True Facts About the Frog Fish

True Facts About the Frog Fish

“They are short, stocky, and scaleless, and often look like little pieces of garbage.” We haven’t heard from ZeFrank in eons, so we were thrilled to see he dropped a new nature video for us to enjoy. Here, he introduces us to some weird looking, camouflaging ambush predators.

South Dakota StormLapse

South Dakota StormLapse

Photographer Chad Cowan set out to capture imagery of stormy skies over South Dakota, and ended up with an incredible sequence of changing colors we can hardly believe that nature created. Interested in shooting storms like Chad? Join his exclusive workshop.

Lunar Eclipse and Aurora in 360º

Lunar Eclipse and Aurora in 360º

Photographer William Briscoe captured this awe-inspiring 8K 360º time-lapse footage of the super blue blood moon as the aurora borealis danced in the skies outside of Fairbanks, Alaska back on 1/31/18. Crank the resolution as high as you can, and scan the skies for the moon.

Underwater Forest

Underwater Forest

Incredible footage captured along a hiking trail at the Recanto Ecológico Rio de la Plata in Brazil. The area flooded after a river overflowed during a heavy rain. Thanks to the huge volume of crystal clear water, the path, trees, and vegetation were completely visible underwater.

Skating on Thin Ice

Skating on Thin Ice

Mårten Ajne skates across a dangerously thin 2″ layer of pristine black ice on a lake outside of Stockholm, Sweden. As he dances along its shimmering surface, the ice emits otherworldly sounds straight out of a science fiction movie.

Structure

Structure

Drew Geraci presents an eye-popping macrophotographic look at items like salt, pepper, fruits, and vegetables. He captured the 1000x magnifications using a microscope, a Sony A9 camera, and devised a tiny slider rig to smoothly move the microscope’s tray.

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Jellyfish Fireworks

Jellyfish Fireworks

It took a trip 4000 feet under the sea off Baja California, Mexico to witness these New Year’s fireworks, but the payoff was worth it – as the lights of the E/V Nautilus‘ remote-operated Hercules submarine revealed the colorful tentacles of the Halitrephes maasi jellyfish.

Kurzgesagt: Life & Size Pt. 2

Kurzgesagt: Life & Size Pt. 2

Kurzgesagt wraps up 2017 with a follow up to its fascinating clip about the relationship between an organism’s size and the way it evolves. This time out, we learn how we might actually explode if we weren’t the size we were meant to be. Say, was that Barb at 1:30?

Making Plants Glow

Making Plants Glow

Engineers from MIT have developed a fascinating way to enhance plant leaves so they can subtly glow in complete darkness for up to four hours. Their aim is to someday create plants which are bright enough to illuminate an entire workspace.

Laser Lake

Laser Lake

You’ll want to turn the volume up to get the most out of this clip, in which a frozen lake in Nevis, Minnesota makes some strange and unexpected sounds as chunks of ice crack and move. You might think it sounds like Star Wars, but us real geeks know it’s Tempest.

Why Is Glacier Ice Blue?

Why Is Glacier Ice Blue?

If you’ve ever seen a glacier up close and personal, you know they’re a beautiful blue-green color that’s unlike just about any ice or water you’ve ever witnessed. It’s Okay to Be Smart reveals the science behind what we see, then gives us a 360º view inside an ice cave.

LEGO Treehouse

LEGO Treehouse

We like to imagine a family of Ewoks living in LEGO builder Kevin’s awesome treehouse. The model features over 2600 pieces, and took hundreds of hours to design. We’d love to see it turned into a kit we can all buy. If you do too, show your support on LEGO Ideas.

Fish vs. Man O’ War

Fish vs. Man O’ War

In this fascinating and beautifully shot footage from BBC Earth’s Blue Planet II, we get an up-close look at the interaction between a Portuguese man O’ war and two fish – one who has built up a resistance to its deadly stinging tentacles, and another which isn’t so lucky.

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Emergence

Emergence

Individual insects have limited skills, but when they form a colony, the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. Kurzgesagt explores the phenomenon known as “emergence” – which sounds like a great name for a flick where billions of ants rise up to take over the world.

1000 Meters Below Antarctica

1000 Meters Below Antarctica

Scientist Dr. Jon Copley set out on an expedition to head more than 3200 feet below the icy seas of Antarctica, something never before achieved. The amount of marine life they discover is truly astounding and humbling. Video by BBC Earth and Alucia Productions.

Monsoon IV

Monsoon IV

Photographer Mike Olbinski spent 35 days, drove over 13,000 miles, and captured over 110,000 frames chasing down storms in the desert southwest to bring us his latest video, a mindblowing demonstration of nature’s fury – and its beauty when viewed from afar.

Blue Planet II : The Prequel

Blue Planet II : The Prequel

BBC Earth returns to the seas 16 years after The Blue Planet, but with the today’s camera tech, it’s sure to blow our minds like Planet Earth II did. The 5-minute short teases us with some of the incredible sights to come, and is set to a soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead.

White Moose

White Moose

After searching for almost three years, Hans Nilsson managed to capture video of an incredibly rare and awesome sight – an eight-year old moose that is pure white from his head to his toes, including his fuzzy antlers. If you ever visit Eda, Sweden, you might see him too.

A Song at Ringing Rocks

A Song at Ringing Rocks

Pennsylvania’s Ringing Rocks Park is packed with boulders which create a unique sound when struck with a hammer. The percussionists of Square Peg Round Hole decided to use the park to record an original song using only rocks and hammers as their instruments.

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