National Geographic has made a name out of being “the first” to go a lot of places and “the first” to do a lot of things.
They continue that initiative with these two breakthrough television events, Earth Live and Safari Live. Here the network will deliver a stunning night of unprecedented live wildlife programming to a global audience across their National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO channels. The two-hour special will be hosted by award-winning personalities Phil Keoghan and Jame Lynch. The footage will be delivered by expert adventurers like cinematographer Bob Poole, photographer Steve Winter, photographer Sophie Darlington, cinematographer Andy Casagrande, and Dr. Robert Ballard. Their steady hands will help showcase spectacular nature like Mexican free-tailed bats, bull sharks, and Hanuman legurs.
Dramatic footage shows a zebra escaping the jaws of a crocodile… only to be eaten by two lionesses on the other side!
Footage has emerged of a zebra bravely crossing a treacherous river – only to be eaten by lions on the other side. The video, filmed in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, shows the animal escaping the jaws of a vicious crocodile during its perilous journey. It makes its way to the riverbank before clambering up into the savanna. But the zebra’s nightmare has only just begun as a lioness hides in the grass waiting to pounce.
Unprecedented, Edge-of-Your seat experience on Nat Geo
National Geographic today announced that Emmy Award-winning television personality Phil Keoghan will join Golden Globe- and Emmy award-winning actress Jane Lynch as host of the network’s greatest-ever natural event, EARTH LIVE. Beginning Monday 10 July 2017, National Geographic will bring global viewers a night of unprecedented LIVE wildlife programming across National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO networks. The two-hour live broadcast is the first of this magnitude — think of it as the Olympics of the natural world — showcasing the best of the animal kingdom in real time and in spectacular fashion.
Tune in to what’s been dubbed ‘an unprecedented edge-of-your-seat view’ of the natural world’ with EARTH LIVE, followed by a sneak peek of Safari LIVE: Migration, bringing viewers face to face with the thrill of Africa’s great wildebeest migration in real time
This all premieres on Monday 10 July, 2017 on National Geographic and Simulcast on Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO…
Every day, over 53 million viewers across multiple National Geographic Facebook accounts are transported to South Africa daily for interactive, guided Facebook Live safaris. During these 10-minute broadcasts, they can experience African wildlife and have their questions answered live by safari experts.
By giving Facebook users around the world an intimate glimpse into South Africa’s greater Kruger National Park and the surrounding areas, they can virtually come face to face with Africa’s wildlife. The best part? Never knowing what’s around the next corner…
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Raytec illuminators have been installed in some of the most challenging and exciting global environments, everywhere from the Arctic circle to the jungles of Borneo. Most recently Wild Earth, a specialist team of wild-life journalists, turned to Raytec’s VARIO2 Infra-Red illuminators at Kruger National Park in South Africa to capture the nocturnal habits of some rather large animals!
In the wake of Twitter’s decision to give up on Vine, there’s a question that is hanging over Periscope: Could it be next? “It’s funny that people keep saying that. Everything we’ve done demonstrates that we’re doubling down on the platform,” Periscope CEO and cofounder Kayvon Beykpour said last month during an hourlong meeting in the basement of Twitter’s New York City office.
As a faithful follower of all that is adventure, you’ve seen dozens of stories about people traveling the world on someone else’s dime, living out of their vans and getting paid for it, and checking off every item on their bucket lists before hitting twenty-eight. Essentially, people living the life you dream of…
I sat staring, my jaw hanging open. No more than 10 feet from me, Xongila, an adolescent female leopard, was practicing pouncing on a lifeless impala. The prey was still fully intact — its fur gleaming, its black eyes open, and its mouth gently pulled back. It was clear that this was a fresh kill, hunted just hours earlier…
The call of a Woodland Kingfisher was the soundtrack to most of our bush walk. These were as numerous here as Hadedas are in the cities. There is constant “chatter” between Final Control and the presenters. Cameraman David Eastaugh and presenter/guide Brent Leo-Smith. The latter had just been asked a question about medicinal plants. In true Brent fashion, he found one and after describing it to the viewer…
The Wild Earth and #SafariLive camp is not really designed to host visitors or members of the public. That being said, I was lucky enough to be an “embedded journalist” with the team for four days. It turned out to be an experience that I will never forget. I was “warned” when the arrangements for my visit were being finalized, that I would be staying in a research camp, and that the game drive would be different from those that I have been used to at regular lodges…
On my way to “work” I bumped into this herd of male Nyala. Not something that I would normally see in the city. A great way to start the day. While I was driving into the Safari Live studio I came across the bush-walk team heading out. My “office” when I am not on a game drive vehicle. Final Control has air-conditioning! In the director’s seat for this particular broadcast…Louise Pavid. Her co-director is Kirsten McLennan-Smith. The roles are swapped on a drive-by-drive basis.
Unlike the majority of game lodges that I visit, this was to be a totally new experience for me. I was woken at 04h00 so that I could join the Safari Live crew on their early morning game drive that was leaving at 04h30. The moon was still bright in the sky as we left camp. I was tucked in between the ranger and the cameraman…
Cape Town – If seeing the Great Migration of Africa is one of the travel-musts you’d like to experience live, this is your chance. WildEarth in partnership with HerdTracker will be live streaming the wildebeest migration via various social media streams during dedicated times from Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve from Tuesday, 20 to 25 September 2016. The live broadcasts will be hosted daily…
This wonderful channel from the Sabi Sands in South Africa has managed to broadcast from the Mara river: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw9A3iacnmc. We are completely addicted to the twice daily game drives from the Djuma reserve, well worth watching for African animal fans!
Join Taronga Zoo’s Hayden Turner on safari in the South African bush. Send your questions in real-time and interact with the SafariLIVE crew as they search for lions, elephants, giraffe, zebra and much more!
I randomly stumbled upon the hashtag #safarilive on Twitter the other day, and noticed everyone was talking about what seemed to be a safari that was going on at that very moment in South Africa. A little searching resulted in the discovery of an outfit called WildEarth.tv which among other things operates live, unedited, noncommercial safaris in the huge 7000 sq mi Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa. Twice a day, you can go to YouTube and see the live “Safari Sunrise” and “Safari Sunset” broadcasts, sometimes 2-3 hours in length.
Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals. When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.
Big Cat Week 2015 has come and gone, hopefully generating more support for wild felid conservation. While I am mostly satisfied with this 6th edition of Big Cat Week, I have one minor gripe. This year’s specials were replete with coolness. Big Cat Games, Ultimate Predator, and Cat Fight did a great job of showing how awesome big cats are. This is important, because highlighting the magnificence of the natural world helps motivate people to protect it (Blackmore, Underhill, McQuilkin, Leach, & Holmes, 2013).
LOS ANGELES – There’s strictly armchair travel involved for Nat Geo Wild’s live telecasts from Sabi Sands, a private game reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park that’s likely to dazzle even from a distance. The no-sweat safaris, which begin Friday night, will offer “a real-time experience transporting viewers to a place they all want to go but may not have the opportunity,” said Geoff Daniels, head of Nat Geo Wild. “That we can beam audiences half a world away into the African bush is magical and stunning,” said Daniels.
An African safari is on the travel bucket list for many adventurers. But for those who have yet to find their way to the jungles of South Africa, Nat Geo WILD has got the next best thing: Safari Live. Now in its second year, and back by popular demand, Safari Live brings the African bush into the living rooms of Nat Geo WILD viewers. Throughout the channel’s “Big Cat Week,” which premiered on Friday, hosts Pieter Pretorius and Hayden Turner will take audiences on a live tour of South Africa’s Sabi Sands Park, where they’ll come face to face lions, giraffes, elephants, leopards, impalas, and the many other animals who call this area home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a chaser to the Thanksgiving feast and football, consider heading out on an African safari. There’s strictly armchair travel involved for Nat Geo Wild’s live telecasts from Sabi Sands, a private game reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park that’s likely to dazzle even from a distance. The no-sweat safaris, which begin Friday night, will offer “a real-time experience transporting viewers to a place they all want to go but may not have the opportunity,” said Geoff Daniels, head of Nat Geo Wild. “That we can beam audiences half a world away into the African bush is magical and stunning,” said Daniels.
This year’s Big Cat Week is National Geographic’s biggest event yet, with five new premieres and a live African safari beamed into your living room. How much fun does that sound! Sounds like it will be a great time to enjoy family time and do some learning at the same time National Geographic is having a 10 days of animal programming starting on Thanksgiving Day, that includes this awesomeness of Big Cat Week!
Africa is far and pricey for most to travel to. But that’s not stopping Nat Geo WILD from bringing Africa to you. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. ET on Nat Geo WILD, Wild Safari Live gives viewers a front row seat on daily safari rides as we explore the natural habitat of lions, giraffes, elephants and more. No passport required for this one! As part of BIG CAT WEEK, Nat Geo WILD’s week dedicated to big cat programming to help save big cats in the wild, you will witness these majestic animals each morning with two expert guides leading the way.
Wildlife television is an important conservation tool. It can be highly educational, expose viewers to diverse ecosystems, and motivate people to care about far away creatures. Of all the natural history programs I am aware of, Wild Safari Live by WildEarth Media is the most powerful. WildEarth is the brainchild of Emily and Graham Wallington. Founded in 2006 (WildEarth Media, 2015), it represents a new chapter in wildlife television. This is because WildEarth (WE) specializes in live broadcasting.
Nat Geo Wild has ordered a wildlife epic miniseries, titled “Big Game of Thrones,” Variety has learned. The six-episode miniseries, set to to bow globally in 2016, will revolve around rival animal tribes battling for supremacy. The real-life story is described as exposing the rivalries, betrayals, battles, struggles and triumphs of the interconnected predators and prey. The production team behind “Big Game of Thrones” spent years tracking the animals to develop the characters and narratives.
Graham Wallington, WildEarth TV talks about how he has created a business out of live streaming animals across the globe. The interview covers: the different kinds of locations and wildlife covered; the number of people viewing the streams; the advertising the site attracts; the impact of lower satellite bandwidth prices; and the possible of 4K live streams.
On this week’s #StartupOfTheWeek feature, Hlubi and Gareth talk to Graham Wallington, Co-Founder and CEO of WildEarth, a company that produces and broadcasts LIVE wildlife content. He chats about everything from his first foray in the online space where he lost everything when the .COM bubble burst, to the big plans he and his team have in place to continue broadcasting from all over the globe. He is an entrepreneur with a very interesting and diverse history, including 24 businesses, 21 of which have taught him many, many lessons that he now uses as he pushes forward with WildEarth.
It’s been over a month since I left the Djuma & Arathusa Game Reserves in Sabi Sands, South Africa. Wild Safari LIVE was an incredible experience for me and reflecting on it over the past month has allowed me to understand how many different people we connected with. All backgrounds, in all different stages of life were on a journey with the African bush through this exciting project. Not a day would go past that I wasn’t amazed by the questions, support and kindness of children, school groups, avid followers, and ‘newbies’ all ‘riding’ in the back of our Land Rovers.
As a (late) holiday present to myself, I’m combining two of my favorite things for this week’s post: PR and Africa. Yep. You heard me right. While it may seem like a disparate and extremely general topic, the two really came together for me during the holidays as I went on a safari game drive with thousands of strangers worldwide – all from the comfort of my couch. Let me explain. As part of its Big Cats Week, National Geographic is featuring daily live safari drives from Kruger Park in South Africa through January 2015.
I just discovered the Wild Safari Live streaming web cam! LIVE DAILY 9AM–NOON ET AND 11PM–2AM ET you can join an African safari!!! This morning, our guide helped us find a monitor lizard. I was able to watch the lizard hunt for and find a nest of eggs to eat. It was amazing to see the lizard in its natural habitat and have a safari expert to help me understand what I was viewing.There are also two watering hole cams which you can view any time during the day. These cameras are a unique opportunity for students to view African animal and plant life.
A Coalition of Lions Hunt Down a Buffalo: Live Stream Coverage & Broadcast Showcases Extraordinary Circle-of-Life Event in Real Time As Part of Nat Geo WILD’s Fifth Annual Big Cat Week, Safari Live Is Streaming via WILDSafariLive.com, on Nat Geo WILD and on National Geographic Channel Every Morning at 9 AM ET and at 11 PM ET. (WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 5, 2014) Last month Nat Geo WILD embarked on a three-month in Kruger National Park in Africa for Safari Live…
AFRICA is far and pricey for most to travel to. But that’s not stopping NAT GEO WILD from bringing AFRICA to you. Beginning today, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. ET on Nat Geo WILD, Safari Live gives viewers a front row seat on daily safari rides as we explore the natural habitat of lions, giraffes, elephants and more. National Geographic Channel will also simulcast the adventure beginning Monday, Dec. 1, at 9 a.m. ET for a week.
Africa is far and pricey for most to travel to. But that’s not stopping Nat Geo WILD from bringing Africa to you. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. ET on Nat Geo WILD, Safari Live gives viewers a front row seat on daily safari rides as we explore the natural habitat of lions, giraffes, elephants and more. No passport required for this one! As part of BIG CAT WEEK, Nat Geo WILD’s week dedicated to big cat programming to help save big cats in the wild, you will witness these majestic animals each morning with two expert guides leading the way.
Last month Nat Geo WILD embarked on a three-month in Kruger National Park in Africa for Safari Live, bringing viewers a live safari from the heart of Africa in real time. On Sunday, Nov. 30, our cameras captured incredible footage of a coalition of five lions stalking and taking down a baby buffalo in the Djuma Game Reserve. A battle ensued between the lions and buffalo herd as they desperately tried to rescue their little one, but the lions won in the end. Viewers joining the webcast via WILDSafariLive.com and live broadcast on Nat Geo WILD saw the entire event unfold on the network’s live stream coverage of Safari Live.
U.S. net Nat Geo Wild is venturing into the South African bush for a nine-day live special that takes viewers on daily safari rides and into the natural habitats of wild animals.Entitled Safari Live, the WildEarth-produced specials will kick off on November 29 at 9 a.m. EST/PST as part of the channel’s fifth annual “Big Cat Week.” Hosts Hayden Turner (pictured above) and Pieter Pretorius, both wildlife experts, will take viewers around South Africa’s Sabi Sands Park and provide access to animals such as lions, leopards and elephants. The live safaris will run until December 7.
There are entirely too many good viewing opportunities this month, so we’ve sorted them into categories to make it easier to digest. Most of us think of sloths as lazy, slow-moving creatures that sleep all the time, but there’s more to this unusual creature than meets the eye, as the Nov. 5 PBS “Nature” special “A Sloth Named Velcro” reveals. The special about an orphaned baby sloth rescued and raised by a conservation journalist includes fascinating facts about the species’ biology and behavior as well as the conservation measures that are saving them.
The African waterhole is something like the office water cooler — everyone moseys around once in a while to socialize and grab a drink, but not everyone comes at the same time. Luckily, Kruger Sightings set up a great livestream of the action at the hole, located in the Djuma Private Game Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park. The video is live, but preceded by archived footage you can peruse at will. There’s not always action, but when there is it’s captivating. Our favorite was the mother hippo and her tiny calf scrounging around for food at 45:00.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission and a Murrysville company set up the state’s first eagle nest video camera in Hays for live streaming on the Internet. Workers from the commission and PixController Inc. mounted the camera, perhaps the first ever with remote tilt and zoom capabilities on an eagles’ nest, on a steep wooded hillside overlooking the Monongahela River on Friday. Trib Total Media, parent company of the Tribune-Review, will stream the live feed on its website beginning in February through nesting season in the summer. The Game Commission, the nest cam host WildEarth.TV and PixController also will offer footage.
The ‘glop’ Hope licked onto the lens has not cleared up. Lynn had hoped to get out to the den today but got side-tracked with protection issues and magazine interviews. He is planning to go with Jason midday tomorrow. It was a quieter day in the den today until mid afternoon. Then play erupted. Same in Ted and Lucky’s den. We wouldn’t have known any of this without the Den Cams. Will Lily play with yearlings Faith and Jason and 2-year-old Hope next winter in their den? We wouldn’t have guessed that bears play so much in their dens when they are supposedly conserving energy.
Wild Earth is a new iPad app that offers up live video from wildlife cameras in several good locations in South Africa. If you like seeing wild animals in natural habitats rather than in typical zoos, or have kids who are fascinated by animals, this app may have some appeal. I have an 8 year old daughter who is near-obsessed with animals; she can’t read, talk, or learn enough about them. From kittens and puppies to insects, to snakes, to sea creatures, she’s always interested.
It’s not often that one gets to see a bear give birth, but this year, it might be possible to see the bear’s birth on a live webcam. The webcam installed outside the bear’s den will provide pictures and videos in real time for the world to view. People are searching the net for all possible keywords like wildearth.tv, black bear den cam, bear web cam, bear cam, live bear cam etc. Thanks to A Minneapolis filmmaker, Doug Hajicek, one can spy on a hibernating wild bear through a video feed from a den near Ely.
The WildEarth.tv black bear den cam is a novel idea. If you want to see a bear but don’t have the needed woodland area or a nearby zoo you can simply go over head over to WildEarth.tv and catch a glimpse of Lily. Lily is a black bear and is the star of the black bear den cam. What makes Lily so special is that she is due. That’s right, in a few weeks Lily is set to give birth and the black bear den cam will capture it all for your viewing pleasure. You can keep tabs on Lily by following the link or just look at her and some possible renderings of what her cubs may look like in the gallery above.
I have not been out in the field for a week or so now but, thanks to Wild Earth, yesterday (and please don’t take this too seriously) I was able to capture the following wildlife images. Not images I would print and frame but the results of a Wildlife Photography computer game called “Safari Photo Africa – Wild Earth“. Now I do not spend much time playing computer games or any of those kind of those things but this caught my attention.
Lions and tigers and bears – oh my! You can see it all at Wildearth.tv. Wildearth uses every feature to provide a safari experience to every member. You can spend hours watching the hundreds of videosfrom safari. A large portion are filmed at night, when nocturnal animals come to life. Videos are broken down into stills as well, which populate the photos section of the Wildearth.tv. Member participation is encouraged as well. The forum not only covers afternoon safari drives, it also provides helpful information such as How to Decorate Your Page.