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News - Gators "Film" Their Day

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News - Gators "Film" Their Day

Ok, i'm using the term "news" a little loose here, as this was original posted on National Geographic site in January 2014, nearly two years ago, but I've only just come across it and I think it is awesome! The place a camera on an alligator and see what it does...  :) Check out the video! :)

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News - How camera sensors works

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News - How camera sensors works

For those of you who have not noticed that I am a geek...  this should clinch it for you. The combination of science and photography in an informative video! Awesome! The guys at Filmmaker IQ made this great video explaining how camera sensors work...  lots of science in it, but it is very well explained and easily digested. So I suggest you check them out, subscribe to their channel and all the rest of it too! :) Thanks, and enjoy!

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News - Spotted in the news

News - Spotted in the news

A recent paper in PLoS ONE by Vidya Athreya et al., used an innovative method to examine Leopard populations in the Indian state of Karnataka. They searched local media sources for any mentioned leopard-human incidents and applied modelling methods to draw conclusions. Their data showed that "leopards occupied around 84,000 km2 or 47% of the State’s geographic area, outside designated national parks and wildlife sanctuaries".

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Interview - Shreejata Gupta, NIAS

Interview - Shreejata Gupta, NIAS

A key component of wildlife photography is to know you subject. Knowing more about your subject will allow you to preempt situations and shots rather than reactively taking them.

Shreejata Gupta, an expert on monkey'ing around shares her research expertise with us.

 

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Interview - Vicki Fishlock, ATE

Interview - Vicki Fishlock, ATE

Knowing your subject is pivotal to meaningful wildlife photography. It makes the differences between a pretty picture and significant image. So, who better to ask about a subject than an expert.

Here I interview Dr Vicki Fishlock of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE) about her research and love for the big-eared, long nosed soap opera stars of her life! :)

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News - Venomous frogs?

News - Venomous frogs?

We have long known that some frogs are poisonous, excreting toxins from their skin to deter preditors from snacking on them. However, two are now considered venomous! 

Jared et al. (2015) describe two Brazilian frogs, Greening's frog (Corythomantis greeningi) and Bruno's casque-headed frog (Aparasphenodon brunoi), that don't only produce toxins, but also have spikes...

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