Biodiversity hotspot
A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region with a significant reservoir of biodiversity that is under threat from humans.Norman Myers wrote about the concept in two articles in “The Environmenta...
Mating season in the Everglades looks terrifying!
Mating season in the Everglades looks terrifying! Hundreds of Gators appear from underwater. 🐊🐊🙈
New Snake Species With Pitch Black Eyes From The Andes Highlights Hidden Diversity
Extremely rare and hidden in the forests of the Andes, there are still new snake species left to find. This has recently been evidenced by the colubrid serpent, described for the first time in the pre...
Cuba: Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro after Havana mass
Pope Francis has met Cuba's former President, Fidel Castro, after celebrating mass in front of tens of thousands of people in Havana. The two men discussed world affairs and religion, in what the Vati...
[Video] | Giant Himalayan Bees Produce Hallucinogenic Honey
Near the peaks of the Himalayan Mountains, a harsh region in which no human settlements are found, lives the world's largest honey bee, the Himalayan Cliff Bee which can grow as large as three centime...
New Giant Tortoise Species Found In Galapagos
The discovery of the new species, detailed in a study reported today (Oct. 21) in the journal "PLOS ONE," is likely to help focus attention on the newly named Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise (Chelonoidis ...
Sneezing Monkey, Walking Fish Among New Species: Photos
A jewel-like snake, a walking fish and a sneezing monkey are just three of the over 200 new species that have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas.
Tropical Storm Erika Kills At Least 12 in Caribbean, Florida Governor Declares Emergency
Flooding has killed at least 12 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica, but the storm could be a become a tropical depression by Saturday.
The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Swim With TheDolphins
Throngs of Americans are heading south to the Caribbean right now, for the balmy sunshine, intoxicating evening breeze, turquoise waters … and the opportunity to swim with dolphins. But despite their ...
Three New Dwarf Dragon Species Discovered In The Andes
Dwarf dragons live among the cloud forests of South America, and three new species of the animals have been discovered in the Andes Mountains of Peru and Ecuador. Enyalioides altotambo, Enyalioides so...
The Himalayas From 20,000 Feet...Spectacular Footage-Video
The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft. with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera sy...
Himalayan Yeti 'Mystery' Looks Even Less Mysterious, Scientists Argue
A year ago, geneticists reported that RNA extracted from hair samples attributed to the Himalayan Yeti monster, a.k.a. "the Abominable Snowman," were actually most similar to the 40,000-year-old genet...
28 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean
The islands of the Caribbean Sea form a widespread archipelago in the far west of the Atlantic Ocean. Cuba, Hispaniol (which includes the Dominican Republic), Jamaica and Puerto Rico, often grouped as...
Scientists pinpoint the genes that give Darwin’s finches their distinct beaks
The finches of the Galapagos Islands were crucial in the development of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
Himalayas India HDR Timelapse on Vimeo
This Timelapse film substantiates my unflinching obsession with The Himalayas and was shot on a road trip to Ladakh. 50 days, 5000kms, one small car with all the…
A Trip to the Galapagos Islands
Google Maps' Street View team recently traveled to several locations in the Galapagos Islands, snapping panoramic views as they went
Horn of Africa
The Horn of Africa (Amharic: የአፍሪካ ቀንድ yäafrika qänd, Arabic: القرن الأفريقي‎ al-qarn al-'afrīqī, Somali: Geeska Afrika, Oromo: Gaaffaa Afriikaa, Tigrinya: ቀርኒ ኣፍሪቃ) (alterna...
Horn of Africa - Wikipedia
Galearctus avulsus
Galearctus avulsus is a species of slipper lobster that lives around New Caledonia. It was described in 2011, having previously been included in Galearctus kitanovirosus. It differs from the other spe...
New Snake Species With Pitch Black Eyes From The Andes Highlights Hidden Diversity
Extremely rare and hidden in the forests of the Andes, there are still new snake species left to find. This has recently been evidenced by the colubrid serpent, described for the first time in the pre...
Tortuga Bay
Tortuga Bay is located on the Santa Cruz Island, about a 20-minute walk from the main water taxi dock in Puerto Ayora. The walking path is 1.55 miles (2,490 m) and is open from six in the mornin...
Tortuga Bay - Wikipedia
Cuba: Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro after Havana mass
Pope Francis has met Cuba's former President, Fidel Castro, after celebrating mass in front of tens of thousands of people in Havana. The two men discussed world affairs and religion, in what the Vati...
[Video] | Giant Himalayan Bees Produce Hallucinogenic Honey
Near the peaks of the Himalayan Mountains, a harsh region in which no human settlements are found, lives the world's largest honey bee, the Himalayan Cliff Bee which can grow as large as three centime...
Cape Flats Dune Strandveld
Cape Flats Dune Strandveld is an endangered vegetation type. This is a unique type of Cape Strandveld that is endemic to the coastal areas in Cape Town, including the Cape Flats.
Strandveld means ...
Cape Flats Dune Strandveld - Wikipedia
New Giant Tortoise Species Found In Galapagos
The discovery of the new species, detailed in a study reported today (Oct. 21) in the journal "PLOS ONE," is likely to help focus attention on the newly named Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise (Chelonoidis ...
Sneezing Monkey, Walking Fish Among New Species: Photos
A jewel-like snake, a walking fish and a sneezing monkey are just three of the over 200 new species that have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas.
History of the Caribbean
The history of the Caribbean reveals the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the European powers since the 15th century. In the 20th century the Caribbean was again importa...
History of the Caribbean - Wikipedia
Grande de Zacapa River
The Río Grande de Zacapa is a river in Guatemala. From its sources in the southern mountain range in the departments of Zacapa and Chiquimula the river flows northwards until it reaches the Motagua Ri...