Wildlife film from Amsterdam, the Netherlands


This 7 November 2016 video by Jasper Schiphof is a film about wildlife in Amsterdam city, the Netherlands. Including a red fox, a greenshank, a grass snake and many more.

Creationists and dinosaurs in the USA


This 2008 video from the USA has music from the Flintstones. It is about Sarah Palin, 2008 Republican party candidate for vice president, Donald Trump supporter and creationist, believing that dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time.

By Ed Mazza in the USA:

Creationist Ken Ham Gets Into Weirdest Twitter Fight With Washington Post Over Dinosaurs

Ham’s Noah’s Ark Encounter depicts dinosaurs living in cages.

01/02/2017 03:43 am ET

Creationist Ken Ham is steaming mad over a Washington Post article that claims his giant Noah’s Ark attraction teaches tourists that dinosaurs died in the biblical flood.

Ham, who believes the Earth is about 6,000 years old, fired off several additional tweets directed at the Post over the story.

Indeed, the Ark Encounter doesn’t claim all dinos died out during the flood. Rather, it features dinosaurs living in cages like the other animals.

His organization has said most dinosaurs died in the flood, which it claims took place 4,300 years ago.

“Those descended from the ones which got off the Ark eventually succumbed to the same sorts of pressures which cause extinction in animal populations today,” a 2011 blogpost said.

Scientists agree almost universally that dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago, although researchers continue to study the specific causes. The American Museum of Natural History in New York notes that a comet or asteroid strike along with “massive volcanic eruptions and changing sea levels” all may have played a role.

Costa Rica jungle video


This video says about itself:

30 December 2016

In the jungles of Costa Rica, you’re surrounded by three masters of disguise.

Can you spot them in this 360 film? This video has 360 spatial sound – so turn up the volume and try to zero in on the animals.

Planet Earth II is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions.

Puff adder snakes mating on South African road


This video from South Africa says about itself:

29 December 2016

This is the extremely rare moment of a pair of puff adders mating in the road.

Lourens Erasmus captured this scene on his most recent safari adventure.

Seeing a snake while on a safari is something that most people fight about, they want to see one, but then when they do, they suddenly get really scared. Well, if one gets a fright when seeing one snake, imagine two in the middle of the road! Not even mentioning that a puff adder is an extremely venomous snake.

What a sighting to capture on film! It was so incredible that he went straight away to LatestSightings.com and uploaded it to the partner program.

When 2 male snakes fight, it looks extremely similar, however this is slightly more calm, which makes snake experts believe that these are a male and female snake performing the mating ritual.

Panama’s beautiful wildlife, video


This video says about itself:

13 December 2016

This compilation of birds, reptiles and mammals footage was filmed exclusively in 4K (3840 x 2160) in the wild during a one week span in Panama in December 2016 in the regions of Gamboa, Soberania and Summit and features the following species:

Broad-billed Motmot (Electron clatyrhynchum)
Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus coeruliceps)
Swainson’s Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii)
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda)
Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata)
Red-capped Manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis)
Cinnamon Woodpecker (Celeus loricatus)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena)
Gartered Trogon (Trogon caligatus)
Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Damophila julie)
White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)
Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos)
White-faced Capuchin Monkey (Cebus capucinos)
White-nosed Coati (Nassua narica)
Mantled Howler Monkey (Allouatta palliata)
Central America Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata)
Common Basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus)
Black-chested Jay (Cyanocorax affinis)
Lesser Kiskadee (Pitangus lictor)
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Red-eared Turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)
Fasciated Antshrike (Cymbilaimus lineatus)
Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa)
Semiplumbeous Hawk (Leucopternis semiplumbea)
Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris)
Chestnut-headed Oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)
Brown Vinesnake (Oxybelis aeneus)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)

Song by Snow Music Studio via Audio Jungle

© The 4K Guy 2016

2016 Dutch Veluwe wildlife highlights video


This is a 2016 Dutch Veluwe wildlife highlights video, by Michael de Vries. Including birds, snakes and more.

163 wildlife species discovered in Asia


This video says about itself:

21 December 2016

A rainbow-headed snake resembling David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust character, a dragon-like lizard and a newt that looks like Klingon from Star Trek are among the 163 new species recently discovered by scientists in the Greater Mekong Region, according to a report released by WWF.

The report, Species Oddity, documents the work of hundreds of scientists who discovered nine amphibians, 11 fish, 14 reptiles, 126 plants and three mammals in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. These discoveries bring the total new species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and amphibians discovered in the Greater Mekong Region to 2,409 since WWF began compiling new species reports in 1997. “These scientists, the unsung heroes of conservation, know they are racing against time to ensure that these newly discovered species are protected,” said Jimmy Borah, Wildlife Program Manager for WWF-Greater Mekong.

The Greater Mekong is also home to some of the planet’s most endangered wild species, including the tiger, saola, Asian elephant, Mekong dolphin and Mekong giant catfish. The region is under intense development pressure that threatens the survival of the natural landscapes that make it so unique. Poaching puts additional pressure on the region’s wildlife, meaning many species could be lost before they are even discovered.

A rainbow-headed snake, Parafimbrios lao, that has been likened to David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust character was found among steep karst cliffs in Northern Laos and while originally thought to exist in only one location, it has since been seen in a second one, increasing its chances of survival.

The Phuket Horned Tree Agamid, Acanthosaura phuketensis, has a fearsome set of horns on its head and spine and was found among the few remaining forest patches on the popular Thai tourist island of Phuket. It is threatened by rapid habitat loss and collection for the pet trade.

A bat, Murina kontumensis, found in the Central Highlands of Vietnam with thick and woolly fur on its head and forearms.

A newt between 6 and 7 cm long, distinguished by a dorsal ridge and unique red markings. Only the fourth newt species found to exist in Thailand. With its striking red and black markings contrasting dramatically with the green of the surrounding landscape, these newts add to the list of unique amphibians found in Thailand.

A new frog species from Cambodia and Vietnam, Leptolalax isos, has a name that is about as long as its body. At 3 cm, this diminutive amphibian is threatened by some major forces – logging, agricultural expansion and hydroelectric projects.

A gecko discovered in the remote karst mountains of Laos by a team of scientists who often had to rely on water dripping off stalactites in caves. Gekko bonkowskii is believed to be the discovery that may hold the key to understanding lizard evolution in the Annamite Mountain Range.

A rare banana species discovered in Northern Thailand. With a fluorescent red flower blossom and significant tiny flower structures differing from all other members of the banana family, only two small populations of the species have been discovered.

A plant from the Chin Hills of North-western Myanmar that has two petal coverings (sepals) resembling mouse ears. Discovered on Mount Victoria, Impatiens kingdon-wardii is a reminder that Myanmar’s rich biodiversity needs protection as the country rapidly opens up to development.

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