From Fear to Triumph. How to Dive with Polar Bears

From Fear to Triumph. How to Dive with Polar Bears

Amos Nachoum almost died the first time he attempted to photograph Polar bear swimming in open water, but how could he give up on this creature? He had spent his life dispelling the dangerous myths about wildlife. What he learned in ten years of Polar bear study became an unforgettable expedition and documentary film about the true nature of Polar bears and also about the spirit and wisdom of a man called the Ambassador of Big Animals. 

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He's Free! Short-Eared Owl Returns to the Wild

He's Free! Short-Eared Owl Returns to the Wild

He’s Free! Just hours away from death, a young endangered short-eared owl was rescued by a quick-thinking shop keeper. It took a village of dedicated samaritans to give him his future. But, it is the decades-long work of the Friends of the Washington County Grasslands’ that may determine the fate of his and many other species. Amazing images of the short-eared owl’s release back into the wild and a second chance at life.

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Found ! Waterfalls in a Secret Natural Paradise in Florida.

Found ! Waterfalls in a Secret Natural Paradise in Florida.

An oasis of crystal clear natural springs, waterfalls, and peaceful walking trails hides just a short drive from Florida's usual tourist stops. It is home to 60+ bird, 40+ butterfly species. Rainbow Springs was a privately owned tourist trap until the interstate by-passed it by in the 1970s. Today, locals and the few savvy travelers who know Rainbow Springs State Park near Dunnellon, Florida swim in the crystal clear waters, drink in the beauty of the waterfalls and hold the secret close to their hearts. Shhhhh! Don't tell.

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How to Get "Killer" Photographs, Amos Nachoum Dispels the Myths

How to Get "Killer" Photographs, Amos Nachoum Dispels the Myths

At age 5 Amos Nachoum "drowned". He credits that near-death incident with bonding him to the sea. Today, Nachoum dedicates his life to photographing big predators, whales, bears, sharks, and others mostly in our oceans. His goal is to dispel the myths and spread awareness and respect for our world's most endangered species. Amos is having a great time. You are invited to join him on a wildlife photography tourism adventure with BigAnimals. 

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My Awesome Adventure with Grey Whales in Baja California Sur, Mexico

My Awesome Adventure with Grey Whales in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Human friendly grey whales? That is the mystery and beauty of three lagoons in Baja California, Mexico: Ojo de Liebre Laguna (formerly Scammon's Bay), St. Ignacio Laguna, and Magdelena Laguna. Grey whales migrating south from the Arctic come here to mate, have their babies and introduce them to their human neighbors. Our reader, Susan Sylvan shares her adventure with images by her friend and fellow traveler, Toby Mailman. 

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It's Here! The New York WILD Film Festival!

It's Here! The New York WILD Film Festival!

Bring the kids, the family, everyone will fall in love with The New York WILD Film Festival. From honey hunters driven by an ancient spirit, to South African women facing down poachers, from Nepal to the Amazon to climbing an ice fall in China, to orangutans in Borneo and a young man's crazy ride in Scotland, experiene the New York WILD Film Festival. 

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How to Watch Snowy Owls in the Wild.

How to Watch Snowy Owls in the Wild.

Everything you need to know about snowy owls. How can you see or photograph a snowy owl safely and responsibly? What is an irruption year? We asked Scott Kruitbosch of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York to tell us all he knows about snowy owls and how to keep them safe. Scott also filled us in on snowy owl behavior, where to see them, and his work in snowy owl conservation at the RTPI. 

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