Animals Gone Wild Cam

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Have you ever said to yourself, “Self, have you ever said to yourself, ‘What are African wild animals up to right now?'”

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Now you can satisfy your self’s overly demanding curiosity with National Geographic’s WildCam. Don’t worry, unlike most streaming webcam feeds, this is one you won’t have to delete from your browser’s history. The WildCam program is designed to inspire more talk about conservation by plopping viewers down right in the middle of the wild. Like, the real wild. Like, the no-messin-around-or-animals-gone-eat-you-up wild.

In an age where people are inundated with edited sound bytes, rapid-fire video clips, and computer-generated animation, WildCam’s live streaming video gives viewers the time and space to develop a unique bond with the animals they watch. Some viewers even become “citizen scientists,” making discoveries about animal behaviors and reporting them to local staff via the online WildCam forum.

And how they did it in remote places outside of any 3g network, I have no idea. I’m sure a series of tubes was involved. Check out the live feed here: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/wildcamafrica//

And then, if you can handle it, watch the amazing “Animal Confrontation” highlight reel. Warning: the 2:50 mark shows evidence of the carnivorous food-chain. Unfortunately, it’s an auto play video, so I’m having to link to it instead of embedding. Here is it: Totally Radical Animal Confrontations

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More than forty years in U.S., UK, and South African media gives David Max Braun global perspective and experience across multiple storytelling platforms. His coverage of science, nature, politics, and technology has been published/broadcast by the BBC, CNN, NPR, AP, UPI, National Geographic, TechWeb, De Telegraaf, Travel World, and Argus South African Newspapers. He has published two books and won several journalism awards. In his 22-year career at National Geographic he was VP and editor in chief of National Geographic Digital Media, and the founding editor of the National Geographic Society blog, hosting a global discussion on issues resonating with the Society's mission and initiatives. He also directed the Society side of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, awarded to Americans seeking the opportunity to spend nine months abroad, engaging local communities and sharing stories from the field with a global audience. A regular expert on National Geographic Expeditions, David also lectures on storytelling for impact. He has 120,000 followers on social media: Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn