In spring and summer when the trees are in leaf, it's very rare to see this animal, the Japanese Serow. It is an ancient species endemic to Asia, it's closest relatives are members of the goat family. The Mainland Serow is a larger animal and found in more tropical latitudes.Calves stay with their...Read More
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Nilgai Antelope

The reserve near Bharatpur, India was first created for hunting, then became a bird sanctuary, and a refuge for nilgai - large antelope whose raids on crops made them a pest to farmers.Although never domesticated nilgai have been successfully introduced into Texas, and now there are more living ther...Read More
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A whole sequence of stills this week, taken from an NHNZ Images video.A giant salp has drifted in from the deep and provides a banquet to which most fish invite themselves. Even staunch defenders of territory take time to enjoy this festival of food.The salp isn't greatly nutritious but offers a tre...Read More
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Face to face encounter

We stick with an underwater theme this week, as we take a close-up view of this scorpion-fish, from the Poor Knights Islands off northern New Zealand. A nocturnal feeder, the scorpion-fish ranges out over the rocky bottom and up and down cliff faces at night, when many of the daytime feeding fishes ...Read More
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This week NHNZ Images brings you a tale of stinging scorpions, and next week we will bring you a tale of where else scorpions put their stinging tail - in other scorpions! Yes, we promise you cannibals next week. Nobody is sure why scorpions glow under ultraviolet lamps - but this curious fact enabl...Read More
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I have written about cannibalism in frogs before in this blog, but as promised, here is the second part of the scorpion story, and their intriguing cannibal habits.Crickets are not the only course on the menu for Arizona sand scorpions. Young sand scorpions were often hunted by their own elders, as ...Read More
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Cough cough splutter splutter, that's cetainly what you'd be doing if you got caught in the steam and gas from White Island.White Island, is a large active marine volcano lies just off the northern coast of New Zealand. Some 70% of it is below sea-level. It is the ‘northernmost active volcano in t...Read More
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An Unusual Little Fish

This is the black angelfish. It cultivates a small garden of red and green seaweed in its backyard. The black angelfish is ecologically correct. It picks but never over crops its plot of sea plants. It is one of only six herbivorous fishes in New Zealand. A continuous fringe of small sharp teeth a...Read More
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Cute Furry Marmots

Himalayan marmots emerge from a six-month hibernation. Marmots are fast breeding rodents. In the warmer half of the year, they're an important source of food for Himalayan carnivores - including snow leopards and wolves.In the first few weeks of spring, marmots breed. They mate underground where it'...Read More
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Just like you'd guess from its name, Midway Atoll is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, half way between the US mainland and Japan. That geography made it a strategic outpost during the second world war.The atoll's best known inhabitant would have to be the gooney bird.Over three-quarters of a mil...Read More
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