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The First Look at Arctic Life on Ice Through the Eyes of a Polar Bear

Seals swim in a cold blue abyss. White paws paddle through the icy water, giving chase. Finally, morsels of frozen, skinned seal float into view as the hunter gnaws down on her meal.

It’s the first-ever glimpse of life on Arctic sea ice through the eyes of a polar bear.

Hangout With Hi-Tech Explorers

Join us for our next Google+ Hangout as we explore the cutting-edge technology that allows us to perceive the formerly unseen.

How to Put a Camera on a 1,000-Pound Bison

A team with National Geographic’s Crittercam recently installed two cameras on American bison for the first time—find out how they did it.

New Photos From Crittercam Leopard Seal Project

A recent Crittercam expedition to Antarctica yields new views of leopard seals and their sadly adorable prey.

Crittercam Tracking a Monkey Between Two Worlds

The Crittercam team is on the rock of Gibraltar, working with Dr. Agustin Fuentes of Notre Dame on a study of the legendary resident macaques.

March 3, 2013: Everest Emergency, How to Train Your Cat, and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or pick your favorite segments and listen now below! Episode: 1309 – Air Date:…

February 10, 2013: Irishmen Adventuring Across Asia, Gruesome Cache of Skulls, and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend.

Sailfish Crittercam Success!

Hoping for billfish, the team catches a sailfish, but in this situation, anglers can’t be choosers. Get the play-by-play.

Finding a Billfish for Crittercam

Before you can attach a Crittercam camera to a marlin, you’ve got to catch the fish. Researcher Sam Friedrichs shows how its done.

Filming the Seas’ Greatest Catch With Crittercam

Follow researchers to Panama where they’ll use Crittercam to help unlock the secret lives of marlin before it’s too late.

New Crittercam Project Kicks Off in Puerto Rico

By Jean-Paul Polo From Sept 17th until October 1st 2012 the National Geographic Crittercam program joined marine biologist Sam Friedrichs and headed down to Club Nautico de San Juan on the Atlantic coast of Puerto Rico. Our mission is to try and deploy Crittecrams on Blue Marlin during the 59th International Billfish Tournament, a catch-and-release…

September 9, 2012: Tracing Human Ancestry, Circumnavigating the Globe Solo, and More

This week on “National Geographic Weekend,” join host Boyd Matson as we kayak down 80 foot waterfalls in New Zealand, ride across the Red Sea to the Arabian Peninsula, race across the world’s deserts, follow our pets around the neighborhood, build floating cities, circumnavigate the world under human power, spy on the Soviet Union, decode the Nazi Enigma machine, and survive an attack from Norway’s arctic terns.

A Lesson in Monk Seal Conservation and…How to “Dougie”?

Day 2 of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Project and the team gets some company from a gaggle of local school children eager to help them with their fieldwork. The team quickly discovers that they have a lot to learn from the kids too- their unique perspective as islanders and even a dance lesson in how to “dougie”.

Hawaiian Monk Seal Crittercam: Trouble in Paradise

NOAA is teaming up with Crittercam to help save one of the oldest species on the planet from habitat loss, growing human hostility, and in some cases, seal killings.

Cheetahs Carry Crittercam for the First Time

Rather than the open plains of the Serengeti, the habitat for this study has fairly dense vegetation, making direct observation of cheetah behavior nearly impossible. That’s where Crittercam comes in.