Africa’s Conservation Conundrum
The trophy hunting industry in Africa is dying, and that should concern all of us. What, if anything, replaces it will prove critical for the protection of the continent’s wildlife and wild places.
Cancer at Sea 08.23.2016 Article - A mysterious disease afflicting California sea lions is helping scientists understand the causes of cancer in all animals—including humans.
The Zika Challenge 08.17.2016 Opinion - As we look for ways to prevent the world’s latest mosquito-borne disease, our focus on the mosquitoes themselves might be obscuring a more sustainable solution.
A Life Aloft 08.09.2016 Spotlight - Orangutans weather the storm against an onslaught of threats to their canopy home.
Lens of Time: Bat Ballet 08.02.2016 Video - Hundreds of thousands of bats emerge from a hole in the ground, and scientists with high-speed video cameras are there to make sense of the overwhelming spectacle.
Shark Haven 08.02.2016 Spotlight - A lemon shark cruises through the submerged branches of a mangrove forest, oblivious to the many threats this critical habitat faces.
Holey Mola 07.26.2016 Spotlight - A sea lion’s desperate foray into unusual prey reflects recent dramatic shifts in the marine ecosystem off California’s coast.
Foraging by Starlight 07.12.2016 Spotlight - It's no accident that the opportunistic wild boar has become one of the most widely distributed mammals on the planet.
Invisible Nature: Life in the Clouds 07.05.2016 Video - Scientists are looking skyward to explore one of biology’s last frontiers, and discovering a rich diversity of microbial life high above our heads.
Arid Apparition 07.05.2016 Spotlight - Once driven to near extinction by trophy hunting, the black rhino’s slow recovery is now encountering a new threat.
The Birds and the Bombs 06.28.2016 Article - The fate of the Southeast's longleaf pine forests, and the endangered woodpeckers that depend on them, may rest in the hands of the U.S. military.
Red Velvet 06.28.2016 Spotlight - While shedding velvet is a common annual occurrence among bull moose, photographers aren't often on hand to document the graphic details.
Frog Leg Feast 06.21.2016 Spotlight - With native fish populations in decline, resourceful European otters have turned their attention to frogs and toads, a food source that presents its own challenges.
Lens of Time: Corals in Motion 06.18.2016 Video - Corals occupy their own time dimension, but if given enough time, they reveal a surprising array of behaviors that give them an edge deep below the ocean's surface.
It’s Got Guts 06.14.2016 Spotlight - An elaborate headdress and a frilly external stomach is apparently just what this deep-sea creature needs to survive its precarious youth.
Lens of Time: Slime Lapse 06.07.2016 Video - What these single-celled, gelatinous blobs lack in brain power, they make up for with surprisingly complex decision-making.
Feral Spirits 06.07.2016 Spotlight - These beautiful invasives most likely escaped from pet owners, but now they’re firmly established across the English countryside.
Invisible Nature: Code of the Treehopper 05.31.2016 Video - Hiding in plain sight and deceptively still, treehoppers have evolved an ingenious way to communicate—and they're making a racket.
Wyoming’s Bird of Paradise 05.31.2016 Spotlight - As if in defiance to the many threats they face, sage-grouse perform one the West's most impressive mating rituals.
Mealtime Swim 05.24.2016 Spotlight - Back from the brink, Eurasian beavers are once again an integral part of the river ecosystem in France's Loire Valley.
Ducking and Diving 05.17.2016 Spotlight - An eider duck seeks shelter and sustenance in the the icy waters along the central Norwegian coast.
Taking Pangolin off the Menu 05.10.2016 Photo Essay - Without the tireless efforts of local conservation heroes, one of the most heavily trafficked animals on the planet might just go extinct—before you even know it exists.
Rhino Relocation 05.10.2016 Spotlight - To protect rhinos from poachers, conservation workers have taken to the air to move these massive animals quickly and efficiently to safer ground.
The Lobster and its Amazing Noses 05.03.2016 Video - Enter the world of the lobster and witness the invisible signals that guide these creatures through life on the ocean floor.
Night of the Caiman 05.03.2016 Spotlight - Once threatened by over-hunting, yacare caimans now number in the millions across Brazil’s Pantanal region.
Nature’s Lumberjacks 04.26.2016 Spotlight - Tree-felling is dangerous business, so naturally a mother shows her young kit how it's done.
Skeleton Tree 04.26.2016 Spotlight - Gray foxes climb into the trees to grab a few feet of vertical advantage.
Ice Seal 04.26.2016 Spotlight - Meet Lake Baikal’s most famous resident, the world’s only freshwater-specific seal.
Sea Wolves 04.26.2016 Spotlight - A pack of wolves along Canada’s Pacific Coast have become seafood specialists.
Lens of Time: Bumper Bees 04.26.2016 Video - See how scientists use high-speed videography to investigate—and learn from—the clumsy flight of the bumblebee.