Jeff Hertrick

As National Geographic this week presents a special series on the plight of threatened bird species around the world, Winged Warnings, we highlight some of our most recent and best videos about species facing extinction. With fewer than 800 adult Cape parrots left in the wild, National Geographic grantee Steve Boyes is doing his part...

We did it for Mother’s Day—now it’s time for equal treatment. In time for Father’s Day, what are the “best” and “worst” animal fathers? Best: Owl Monkeys Owl monkey fathers surely rank among the best. As seen in the video below, for many months after birth, the father cares for the young ones, with mom elsewhere....

We did it for Mother’s Day—now it’s time for equal treatment. In time for Father’s Day, what are the “best” and “worst” animal fathers? Best: Owl Monkeys Owl monkey fathers surely rank among the best. As seen in the video below, for many months after birth, the father cares for the young ones, with mom elsewhere....

Storm chaser Tim Samaras was killed Friday doing what he loved: chasing tornadoes. He and his son Paul perished in the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado along with frequent partner on storm chasing adventures, photographer Carl Young. Samaras had a long relationship with National Geographic, providing some of our most memorable videos of storms. A week...

Best and Worst? Mother’s Day is generally reserved for honoring our mothers, wives, and even grandmothers. But since we are National Geographic, why not take some time to honor animal mothers who excel at raising their young? And while we’re at it, why not point out other animal mothers who could use some coaching to do...

After this weekend’s fatal avalanche accident in Colorado, National Geographic News explored avalanche safety tips. We embedded an avalanche video with that article, but we found more great videos on this topic, so we are embedding them below. Like weather and the chance for a thunderstorm, the probability of avalanches can be predicted. In the...

Professional golfer Bubba Watson recently grabbed a lot of attention with the April Fools’ week publication of a video showing him using a hovercraft golf cart to tool around the links. Now we have a video on how to make your own hovercraft. Jonny Philips and Richard Ambrose, hosts of National Geographic Channel U.K.’s I...

According to local legends in Madagascar, the aye-aye lemur is a demon that can kill just by pointing a finger. That sounds mythical, but for insects inside tree trunks, there is truth to the killing part. The nocturnal aye-aye uses its multipurpose middle finger to tap forest wood in search of its meals (see above...

As Catholic cardinals prepare to convene on Tuesday for the conclave to pick the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, we’re highlighting parts of Inside the Vatican, a special that National Geographic Television produced for PBS during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, Benedict’s predecessor. The special’s crew was granted unusual access to the Vatican,...

Friday’s meteor strike over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia allowed dashboard cams and people with hand-held cameras to capture some fascinating moments. Here are some of the best ones. The above video captures the sounds of glass breaking and car alarms set off by the meteor’s shock wave. (News Article: Meteorite Fragments Injure a Thousand...

The Northeast United States’ historic weekend snowfall produced major headaches—knocking out power, cancelling school and work— but it also made for some wonderful video (not to mention great sledding). Lots of folks found ways to put Mother Nature’s fury into a lighter perspective (See blizzard photos from our readers). Here are our favorite videos: 1....