The Kagu ... this male is defending its own piece of island. Seeing another male, he is fluffed up to appear larger and stronger. The intruder is attempting a challenge, but the defender is a formidable spectacle and soon the crest falls and both get on with being their secretive selves in the fore...Read More
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Coral atoll

Reefs are the largest living structures in the world and the work of animals scarcely visible to the naked eye. Built on the slopes around the exposed peak of an underwater mountain, layer upon layer of coral skeletons accumulate, building a reef that can surround the island enclosing a lagoon. Co...Read More
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Langur Monkey Business

Not far beyond Jodphur's dusty sprawl lies the semi-desert, Rajasthan of India. It's not the sort of place one expects to find monkeys. But they can live here because the sandstone landscape, with its natural hollows, traps and ponds, the life-giving monsoon rains. This ground water allows several ...Read More
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You don't normally expect to find penguins which are essentially a cold water species to mix with parrots which are essentially birds of tropical climes. However, on a lot of New Zealand's sub-antarctic islands such a mixture is relatively common. Red-crowned parakeets are found widespread on man...Read More
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Cool Liquid Lava

An oceanic island is conceived deep in the ocean abyss. Lava spews from within the earth, solidifying, building a mountain under the sea. Across the immense basin of the Pacific, submarine mountains rise from the ocean floor. Moulded in dense black basalt oozing from fractures in the oceanic crus...Read More
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Popsicle, Sapsicle

In a northern Japanese forest in early spring as the days begin to lengthen some trees begin to pump sap. But the air temperature is still many degrees below freezing, cold enough for icicles to form.Where maple branches have broken in a storm, icicles of sweet sap take shape; creating a tempting d...Read More
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Both the lives of these Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, and the forests that are their home, are ruled by the timing and the changing of the seasons of the temperate world. Macaques are perhaps the most adaptable of all monkeys. They colonized many parts of Asia from the tropics to the tempera...Read More
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Our recently revamped footage service, NHNZ Moving Images, is aiming to establish NHNZ as a leading supplier of quality, factual HD footage to the film industry. NHNZ is well known for leading the way in innovative factual television production. As an early adapter of new technology and to ensure ma...Read More
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Superscavengers

Wild, fast and fun, Super Scavengers takes in search of the truth - the real truth - about scavengers. Australian zoologist Chris Coupland is an authority on the Tasmanian Devil, a tough marsupial carnivore that's also a scavenger. Chris's day job is to care for, and educate the publ...Read More
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Icebergs

Icebergs and sheep. A strange combination even for a country renowned for its woolly quadrupeds. This footage results from two rather unusual events.In November 2006, icebergs were sighted 60 kilometres off the Dunedin coast, on the eastern side of New Zealand. This was a rare enough event in itself...Read More
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