Discovering Russia: Polar Nights & Northern Lights

I watched this documentary very nicely, is By RT Documentaries and let me tell you is very well done.

Ok someone can tell is not strictly wild but for me is an error, the northern place even if inhabited by the civilized community like Murmansk, is wild and in the documentary is explained well. The big difference from other sides of the polar circle is the population, the people here are moderns, they use the progress to create a more comfortable environment during the long polar night. yes, you can imagine for example is simple enough to switch on the artificial light and is ok but is not true.

 

Our body is not used to staying without the sun in the 24 hours period of the day, he needs the sun and all the metabolism is balanced well so you can have sweet dreams in the night time and you are very active during daylight. So when the night is 6 months long is not simple for the body and the local people explain to James who is trying on himself the problems of the Arctic Night, how to make our body accustomed to this extreme condition, so now maybe is more clear why the life even in modern and conformable condition is wild. The documentary follows showing the observation of the Aurora Borealis, this huge and spectacular effect witch mother nature gives us. The Aurora Borealis effect is caused by the elementary particles collision, generally neutrons and atoms, when the atoms are hit they release energy in the shape of light, generally green and sometimes red.  The documentary ending showing the joy and the parties by the local people at the first sunrise of the year, it demonstrates how much is waited and important the sun.

Credits: RT Documentaries

Correspondent : James Brown

BBC Living with Nomads 2/3 Siberia

second part of the BBC documentary dedicated to nomads people, Siberia is one of more wild place i the world, -40 in the night is normal life there is absolutely strong and the documentary talk even about the problem caused by a big oil company to the wildlife. Very nice don’t lost

Wild Mali – the biggest herd of elephant

Dr. Susan Canney Project manager of Mali Elephant Project explain the project, is very interesting to understand the behind of conservation project. In this case she explain about the biggest herd of elephant, up to 700 live together in a huge herd

Big Bad Wolf Build For The Kill

Big Wolf Build For The Kill

A very interesting documentary to illustrate the techniques of hunting wolves. The first scene shows while isolating a small bison but adults and mother save it. Then see a wounded adult isolate and using their technique to cause profound wounds in the perineum area. With this technique, the animal quickly loses a lot of blood and consequently the forces.

Then there is a nice short video with a puma female with the puppies hunting a young deer and then playing the puppies with the prey. Another scene is an attempt to attack an elk puppy but the mother defends it.

Then a night hunting is always at a moose but also explained the technique well. Then a beautiful scene of male alpha power dominating the young.

Salmon hunt while laying eggs. Then a hunt for a big deer bark very beautiful shows all pack strategy and the frontal attack this time deadly directed at the throat of a female that is isolated.

A scene sings about the death of an old male whose carcass is eaten by birds after which was overcome by a young male who then became the new alpha male.
Immediately afterward the new alpha is attacked as a fork demonstration of a female deer to which he does not give up.
Finally, a puma kills a deer but the wolves arrive, the puma immediately fights and goes away but the alpha male insists and tired the puma that eventually has to leave.
Here is the strategy, intelligence, and resistance as well as the strength that make this animal one of the most feared of the wild world.

Polar Bear Mom and Cubs

Watch this two new cubs of ice bear to see the world ( the frozen world!! ) for first time, beautiful like all NG documentaries

Credits: National Geographic

BBC Living with Nomads 1/3 Nepal

I’m simply without words, this documentary thanks to Kate Humble is presented very well and it is easy to understand the lifestyle of the nomads populations. In this first of three documentary she meet the Nepal’s nomads.

Nomads are absolutely wild, this lifestyle requires great adaptability and knowledge  of the nature and environment. in Nepal the life is so strong and just the ancestral secrets permit at the nomad to survive

Credits: BBC

Polar Bear Built For The Kill

Polar Bear Built For The Kill -Polar Bears

Polar Bear Built For The Kill

Polar bear along with the Kodiak bear is the largest carnivorous mammal on the mainland. Its white mantle makes it look almost docile and sweet. It is just an illusion, the polar bear is a real war machine. Weighing between 400 and 700 kg on average, the largest recorded specimen was just over 1000 kg and 3.3 meters long. Try to imagine then standing up as it often does on the hind legs. You will find that you are faced with an animal more then 3 meters high, a true giant.

Females

are about half in general apart when they are pregnant and can even weigh up to 500 kg. The thick white hair protects it from the polar cold but is especially the fat that makes it a real insulator. It is a great swimmer and the front paws are semi-palmed. One curious thing is that females despite the giant mole put two puppies at a time in the world and weighing less than a kilogram.

Polar bear

is present in five countries, Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Russia and Norway. Although we face a vast territory, the population of polar bears is estimated to be only about 20 / 25,000 heads, of which 60% permanent in Canada. It feels like seals, but feeds on all kinds of birds, foxes, reindeer and even invertebrates. But to deserve the name of a War Machine. Must be said that he also eat whales carcasses,  also kills the Beluga and the Narvals that comfortably reach 1000 kg of weight.

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Hunting

he hunts the seals by preparing an ambush, hears the seals swimming under the ice. He hangs close to an opening until when the seal emerges to breathe. Then kills it with a paw. Sometimes however, a bear found a prey underwater. Digs a hole in the ice and flips it in to hunt the swarm to swim.

Unfortunately, these bears are high-risk armies because of climate change. Polar ice caps are in full swing, so the polar bears have less hunting territory and less food. More and more frequent sightings are also in polar towns. Polar Bears are present and ragged waste left by humans. This proximity to humans is still very dangerous and often bear are hunted and killed to avoid problems.

Polar Bear attitude

It should be noted that the polar bear’s hair is white but semi transparent and empty inside. This gives it the distinctive white color that is dirty. The purpose of the hair is to make the first barrier insulating from the cold. We need to remember that he lives in zone where -50 of temperature is normal. The second is the skin color that is black and therefore does not absorb the sun’s rays and the third layer of fat.

Needless to say, it would be desirable from governments that are most responsive of global warming, to have a visionary plan for environment. To make Polar bears naturally recover, but above all to cause man to find a less compromised and dangerous habitat than which we are going to meet.