Escape The Zoo

Jed Weingarten - Snow Leopards in the Wild!

An episode of Escape The Zoo

By Daniel Clarke
Welcome to the ESCAPE THE ZOO podcast, where we interview leading wildlife photographers, conservationists and scientists to learn more about the awe-inspiring species that we share this fascinating planet with. Guests of the podcast have traveled to the the edges of the world to observe, photograph, study and support wildlife in their natural environment and, as you probably can imagine, now have some of the most exciting, scary, crazy, extreme, and beautiful stories that I have ever heard.
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Rebecca Stirnemann - The Last Little Dodos
Rebecca Stirnemann is a biologist, conservationist and writer from New Zealand. Rebecca has spent nearly a decade working to protect the critically endangered, national bird of Samoa....the little dodo. Check out Rebecca’s work: book: https://bit.ly/2KRUmk6 Twitter: www.twitter.com/samoanbirds research: https://bit.ly/2XuaXMl Medium: https://bit.ly/2VkxoWM Sources for topics discussed:  little dodo / manumea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth-billed_pigeon Jeremy Hance manumea article: https://bit.ly/2H5Gqjz kakapo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakapo baby manumea: https://thedo.do/1gKhmqG ma'oma'o: https://bit.ly/2IA6ep2 ‘Walden’ by Henry David Thoreau: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walden William Robichaud: https://bit.ly/2V7eFLi Saola Working Group: https://www.savethesaola.org/ Predator Free New Zealand: https://predatorfreenz.org/ Dr. James Borrell: http://www.jamesborrell.com/ manumea book: https://bit.ly/2KRUmk6 Auckland Zoo: https://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/ tragedy of the commons: https://bit.ly/1umDqBX Elinor Ostrom’s “non-tragedy of the commons”: https://bit.ly/2VhbhAS Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2DpQhxu
1:05:00
April 23, 2019
Bryce Andrews - The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear
Bryce Andrews is a rancher, conservationist and author from Montana. He works with People and Carnivores, a non profit aimed to reconnect and restore carnivore populations in the Northern Rockies by working with the region’s people to prevent human-carnivore conflicts. He just released his new book, Down from the Mountain, which tells the story of a grizzly bear named Millie: her life, death, and cubs, and what they reveal about the changing character of the American West. Check out Bryce’s work: www.peopleandcarnivores.org Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear Sources for topics discussed: Carl Safina: http://carlsafina.org/ Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel: https://bit.ly/2a5AK61 How Wolves Change Rivers: https://bit.ly/1fpWu6C Bryce’s first book ‘Badluck Way’: https://bit.ly/2IpWLQX Pat Zentz: https://bit.ly/2UXdUrn E. O. Wilson: https://bit.ly/2dn346Q Half Earth Project: www.half-earthproject.org Half Earth book: https://bit.ly/2mq1JSy Vital Ground Foundation: https://www.vitalground.org/ Great Bear Foundation: http://greatbear.org Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): https://www.nrdc.org/ Defenders of Wildlife: https://defenders.org/ A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold: https://bit.ly/2UKe0mZ Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez: https://bit.ly/2v8sEoA Grizzly Years by Doug Peacock: https://bit.ly/2UEl0Sj The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey: https://bit.ly/2eioBwv Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2IGtgtP
1:02:47
April 16, 2019
Jeremy Hance - Big Conservation and the WWF Allegations
Jeremy Hance is a journalist with experience writing about wildlife, climate change, energy politics, animal behavior, conservation and much more for outlets like Mongabay and The Guardian. We talk about: - the recent human rights allegations against the WWF - the potential reintroduction of the Malayan tapir into Borneo - the conservation status of Sumatran rhinos - and much more! Please check out and support Jeremy’s work: https://jeremyhance.com/ Saving Life on Earth: Words on the Wild: https://bit.ly/2KumBFF Radical Conservation: https://bit.ly/2D5xQhr www.twitter.com/jeremy_hance www.facebook.com/jeremy.hance.7 Sources for topics discussed: Saola Working Group: www.savethesaola.org Dr. Jodi Rowley: www.jodirowley.com Niall McCann: www.niallmccann.com Greg McCann: https://amzn.to/2BSdMyB jerboa: https://bit.ly/2TGH6lA fat rat viral story: https://nyp.st/2Xrf2Sd rats pretending to be snake: https://bit.ly/2D24L6F Jeremy Hance - Sumatran rhino: https://bit.ly/2Q04uW8 unsuccessful Sumatran rhino capture: https://bit.ly/2TZ51ZO successful Sumatran rhino capture: https://bit.ly/2IwloMY International Rhino Foundation: https://rhinos.org/ Leo DiCaprio / WWF human rights allegations: https://bit.ly/2F6M1UQ Jeremy’s article critiquing big conservation: https://bit.ly/21tOP0Q Buzzfeed WWF scandal investigation: https://bit.ly/2VzAh2C WWF in Cameroon/human rights: https://bit.ly/2iI9nTZ Survival International: www.survivalinternational.org Virunga documentary: https://virungamovie.com/ Cameroon guards attacking Baka tribe: https://bit.ly/2UE7j4Q tapir reintroduction article: https://bit.ly/2Ccr7C7 California condor success story: https://bit.ly/1Oqb2pe Wooly mammoth climate change: https://bit.ly/2GhfMjb Bottleneck article: https://bit.ly/2YT07kC Bottleneck paper: https://bit.ly/2MwbHeE insect armageddon: https://bit.ly/2zRPlxR WildAid Yao Ming: https://bit.ly/2ALJxv8 Health in Harmony: https://healthinharmony.org geoengineering article: https://bit.ly/2HBdvUt geoengineering paper: https://bit.ly/2UnYgWc Durrell: www.durrell.org/wildlife/ The Zoological Society of London: https://www.zsl.org/ EDGE of Existence: https://www.edgeofexistence.org/ Wildlife Conservation Society: www.wcs.org Borneo Rhino Alliance: http://www.borneorhinoalliance.org/ full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2UNqaL3
1:42:57
April 8, 2019
William Robichaud - The Asian Unicorn
William Robichaud is the founder of the Saola Working Group. The saola is one of the rarest large animals on Earth. It is the sole species of a genus of bovids. Its scientific discovery in the forests of Vietnam in 1992 was one of the most spectacular zoological finds of the 20th century. Please check out William’s work: www.savethesaola.org Publications: https://bit.ly/2HRKOmP Sources for topics discussed: saola photo: https://bit.ly/2FMpWv0 Saola Working Group: www.savethesaola.org Jeremy Hance: www.jeremyhance.com International Ocean Film Festival: http://intloceanfilmfest.org/ Sharkwater Extinction: https://www.sharkwater.com/ Rob Stewart: https://bit.ly/2FNLeIT John MacKinnon saola discovery: https://go.nature.com/2HOGVzl Vladimir Flint: https://bit.ly/2uE1oOC Greg McCann: https://bit.ly/2XmPUw6 Vladimir Dinets: https://bit.ly/2CKW9RK Empty forest syndrome: https://bit.ly/2WA9ZOf golden coin turtle: https://bit.ly/2YFPmlu SeaLegacy California driftnet campaign: https://bit.ly/2GheWXY Rob Timmins: https://bit.ly/2wKYt5B Alan Rabinowitz: https://bit.ly/2yNzGPw WildAid: https://wildaid.org/ Yao Ming shark fin success story: https://bit.ly/2VaTPuy Rob Steinmetz article “see page 35”: https://bit.ly/2FEUCgL Dr. James Chamberlain article “see page 20”: https://bit.ly/2FEUCgL Troy Hansel: https://bit.ly/2OzoZt3 Joe Rogan / Elon Musk podcast: https://bit.ly/2qr233Y Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Laos: https://bit.ly/2ppDd6e Anthony Bourdain: https://bit.ly/2HQV5zU Racing Extinction: https://racingextinction.com/ Louie Psihoyos: https://www.psihoyos.com/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2WGmnft Full video @ https://youtu.be/TSi3CBZpFV0
1:18:13
April 1, 2019
Niall McCann - Tapirs + Anacondas
Niall McCann is an explorer, biologist and conservationist who currently serves as the Director of Conservation for National Park Rescue, a direct-action conservation organization that focuses on preventing the slaughter of elephants, rhinos and lions in sub-Saharan Africa. We talk about: - giant otters and tapirs - catching pythons and anacondas - the roar of a tiger - and have a deep discussion on the state of conservation in Africa. Niall’s work: www.niallmccann.com www.nationalparkrescue.org www.twitter.com/niallpmccann Sources for topics discussed: William Baird: https://bit.ly/2VydiFi Operation Muscox: https://bit.ly/2SAXv6J His Dark Materials Trilogy: https://bit.ly/1NlLfPZ Philip Pullman: www.philip-pullman.com Harry Potter: https://bit.ly/2flUHGY JK Rowling: www.jkrowling.com British Antarctic Survey: www.bas.ac.uk Mount Asgard: https://bit.ly/2EyTJFI Sir Roger Moore: https://bit.ly/2qREMtj Nigel Leader-Williams: https://bit.ly/2EKG9jZ Giant otters vs jaguar: https://bit.ly/2TbZu6v Niall with anaconda: https://bit.ly/2SH9yPQ Movie 'Anaconda': https://bit.ly/2Hd5eWq South Florida python bounty: https://bit.ly/2VxcKze Jesus Rivas anacondas: https://bit.ly/2VzQMvI National Park Rescue: www.nationalparkrescue.org Baird’s tapir: https://bit.ly/2RYqykS Eating megafauna study: https://bit.ly/2GKgkSn Four types of tapir: https://bit.ly/2UfP5mI Panthera - Franklin Castañeda: https://bit.ly/2Hd8lxJ Borneo tapir article by Jeremy Hance: https://bit.ly/2Ccr7C7 Lanai cat sanctuary: https://lanaicatsanctuary.org/ DSWT: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org Reteti: www.retetielephants.org Chizarira National Park: https://bit.ly/2UgnPEB National Geographic: www.nationalgeographic.com African Parks: www.africanparks.org John Hume: https://bit.ly/2XBZiMj Ami Vitale: www.amivitale.com WildAid, Yao Ming, shark fin soup: https://bit.ly/2ALJxv8 National Park Rescue documentary: https://vimeo.com/175752302 World Wildlife Fund: www.worldwildlife.org WWF scandal/allegations: https://bbc.in/2SKwLAu Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2HYZNuP
1:26:42
March 26, 2019
Will Burrard-Lucas - Land of Giants
Will Burrard-Lucas is an incredible wildlife photographer from the UK. He often uses new technologies and innovations to photograph wildlife in unique ways.  He just released his brand new book, Land of Giants. Below is the book synopsis to provide perspective: "Deep in the heart of a vast wilderness, some of the rarest creatures on Earth still roam;  living relics from a bygone era, they are the last of Africa’s great tuskers. For the first  time these elusive elephants have been subject to an in-depth photographic study and  are now immortalised in this book.  Will Burrard-Lucas, in partnership with Tsavo Trust and Kenya Wildlife Service, spent  months photographing elephants in all corners of the Tsavo Conservation Area.  Using the latest technology including his innovative remote-control BeetleCam,  Burrard-Lucas has captured an intimate glimpse into the lives of Tsavo’s elephants and  a spectacular photographic record of some remarkable individuals. Against a backdrop of escalating human-wildlife conflict and the ever-present threat  of poaching, this book brings a message of hope: that these giants are still out there –  and they can still be saved." We talk in depth about his experience making this book as well as stories of Ethiopian wolves, painted dogs, orangutans, wild pandas, and so much more. Please check out and support Will’s work: www.landofgiantsbook.com www.willbl.com www.instagram.com/willbl/ www.facebook.com/BLphotography/ www.twitter.com/willbl Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2HGhFdA Full video @ https://youtu.be/irID0FDRckE
1:26:10
March 18, 2019
Ami Vitale - Stories of Hope
Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer. Instyle Magazine named Ami one of fifty Badass Women who are changing the world, a list that also includes Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Katie Couric, Cardi B, and Jane Goodall.  Ami is a founding member of Ripple Effect Images, an organization that uses storytelling to shed light on the hardships women in developing countries face and the programs that can help them.  Ami recently published a best-selling book, Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas. She lectures for the National Geographic LIVE series. And she’s won a million different awards.   We talk about: - Her time with Sudan, the last male northern white rhino  - The incredible conservation efforts supporting pandas in China - Reteti, a community-run elephant sanctuary in Kenya AMI’S OMAZE CONTEST - Support Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Join Ami Vitale on an African Safari & See the World’s Last Two Northern White Rhinos - www.omaze.com/rhinos Please check out and support and support Ami’s work: Web site: www.amivitale.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/amivitale/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/amivee Facebook: www.facebook.com/amivitale1 OMAZE CONTEST: www.omaze.com/rhinos Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas: https://amzn.to/2XigR41 Ripple Effect Images: https://bit.ly/2Ep67cJ Sources for topics discussed: Instyle Badass 50 Women: https://bit.ly/2XiPdDZ Reteti Elephant Sanctuary: https://bit.ly/2T8tCil NatGeo Live: https://bit.ly/2VdJBca Jane Goodall Institute: www.janegoodall.org Jane Goodall documentary: https://on.natgeo.com/2hAFsgV Manfrotto: www.manfrotto.us Nikon: www.nikon.com Samburu: https://bit.ly/2xGZj8B David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: https://bit.ly/1i5Y1DO Carl Safina: http://carlsafina.org/ Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel: https://amzn.to/2ck0RWF Giraffes “humming” paper: https://bit.ly/2E8cyiL West African giraffe success story: https://bit.ly/2TYOYMo Ami’s NatGeo panda story: https://on.natgeo.com/2TORIMt Zhang Hemin aka “Papa Panda”: https://bit.ly/2VdMCJO ...full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2TEX3ZE
54:38
March 11, 2019
Carl Safina - What Animals Think And Feel
Carl Safina is a conservationist and writer. His writing about the living world has won a MacArthur “genius” prize, Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships in addition to countless awards and medals. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Audubon, National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and numerous other publications. He has a PhD in Ecology from Rutgers, hosted the PBS show 'Saving the Ocean,' and runs the nonprofit Safina Center at Stony Brook University. He has written seven books, including Song for the Blue Ocean. We spend the majority of the conversation discussing his latest, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel. It discusses the similarity between human and nonhuman consciousness, self-awareness, empathy and emotional intelligence. The book is an examination of humanity's place in the world and calls us to re-evaluate how we interact with animals.  Please check out and support Carl’s work: Web site: http://carlsafina.org/ Books: http://carlsafina.org/books/ Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel: https://amzn.to/2ck0RWF TED talk: https://bit.ly/1kLmBQ1 PBS show: www.pbs.org/show/saving-the-ocean/ Nonprofit: http://safinacenter.org/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/carl.safina Instagram: www.instagram.com/csafina Sources for topics discussed: Crows rival monkeys in cognitive functions: https://go.nature.com/2SlmLh0 Blackfish: www.blackfishmovie.com Windshield Phenomenon: https://bit.ly/2E25dBr DDT: https://bit.ly/2NsckWD Planet Earth: Peregrines in NYC: https://bbc.in/2SgxCsF CA condor success story: https://bit.ly/1Oqb2pe Sumatran Rhino story by Jeremy Hance: https://bit.ly/2i68lSR Sumatran rhino capture: https://bit.ly/2IwloMY Bernd Heinrich: https://bit.ly/2GUYjAW The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert: https://amzn.to/2tIFgTB Diane Ackerman: www.dianeackerman.com BBC Planet Earth: https://bbc.in/2vlogCh Center for Biological Diversity: www.biologicaldiversity.org NRDC: www.nrdc.org Save The Elephants: www.savetheelephants.org Big Life Foundation: www.biglife.org Yellowstone Forever: www.yellowstone.org Amboseli Trust for Elephants: www.elephanttrust.org Cheetah Fund: https://cheetah.org/ Snow Leopard Conservancy: https://bit.ly/1bGOZLW Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2TfmKAD
1:11:17
March 4, 2019
Greg McCann - Searching for Noah's Ark
Today’s guest is Greg McCann. Greg has a very interesting story. He has taken it upon himself to travel to some of the most remote wildernesses of Southeast Asia to find isolated ecosystems where not only have very few people have ever ventured, but very small populations of highly endangered species still exist. He then sets up remote camera traps, in hopes of capturing proof of these animals’ existence, to encourage support from nonprofits and governments to protect these areas.  He has located critically endangered Sumatran tigers, found Asian elephants in an area where people hadn’t seen proof of their existence in over ten years, and is hoping to discover a previously unknown population of orangutans. Lastly, we even get into detailed stories of sightings of a creature known as the orang pendek, which is essentially the bigfoot of Southeast Asia. Please check out and support Greg’s work: http://buffalostate.academia.edu/GregMcCann http://habitatid.org/ Greg’s book: https://amzn.to/2BSdMyB Greg’s recent article: https://bit.ly/2T0juJ2 Another: https://bit.ly/2GZXtTD Sources for topics discussed: Phil Davis: https://bit.ly/2Ed2vKD Tiger Awareness: http://www.tigerawareness.co.uk/ Helmeted hornbill NatGeo video: https://bit.ly/2S24m8Q Lost TV show: https://bit.ly/2b5bBHH Orang Pendek: https://bit.ly/2h0Ou9B Leuser Ecosystem Action Fund: http://www.leuserfund.org/ Cambodian genocide: https://bit.ly/1rroC6O Cambodian - Vietnamese War: https://bit.ly/2j0gJC5 Freeland: https://www.freeland.org/ Habitat ID: http://habitatid.org/ People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF): https://bit.ly/2NfNzP3 Sumatran Rhino story by Jeremy Hance: https://bit.ly/2i68lSR Tiger poachers photo and story: https://bit.ly/2RXGabV Wildlife Alliance: www.wildlifealliance.org Douc Langur study with Greg: https://bit.ly/2XeLFmi Douc Langur Foundation: http://douclangur.org/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2tEbpe1
59:08
February 25, 2019
Dr. Jodi Rowley - Discovering New Frogs!
Dr. Jodi Rowley is a biologist with a focus on amphibian diversity, ecology and conservation. Jodi and her team have discovered a multitude of amphibian species never before known to science and have gone to the most extreme lengths to find them. I found this conversation to be absolutely fascinating. We talk about: - trekking into remote Cambodian rainforests during monsoon season  - getting attacked by leeches in the jungle - benefits amphibians bring to humans and ecosystems - why they are being lost at an unprecedented rate - and how we may be able to help Please check out and support Jodi’s work: www.jodirowley.com www.frogid.net.au www.twitter.com/jodirowley www.instagram.com/jodirowley/ www.australianmuseum.net.au Sources for topics discussed: Vampire flying frog discovery: https://bit.ly/2X0eAdH The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert: https://bit.ly/2SC4jWh Chytrid fungus: https://bit.ly/2TSqBQb Australian waterfall frog: https://bit.ly/2X5QGgP Australian lace-lid frog: https://bit.ly/2GRpMnp Kihansi spray today returns to Tanzania: https://bit.ly/2z0F306 Red-crowned toadlet: https://bit.ly/2SEJZns Frog ID: www.frogid.net.au Pokemon Go: www.pokemongo.com/en-us/ Mount Fansipan: https://bit.ly/2DI7GRy Pink and yellow frog with spikes discovery: https://bit.ly/2S7OjX8 Jodi’s TED talk: https://bit.ly/2X4zKY6 Frog glue: https://bit.ly/2TR7PsF Vietnam mossy frog: https://s.si.edu/2DJ675P Australian Museum: www.australianmuseum.net.au David Attenborough: https://bit.ly/2a7Go9W In Search of the Golden Frog by Marty Crump: https://amzn.to/2TYTJ8o Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2V0187y
1:15:19
February 18, 2019
Cristina Mittermeier - SeaLegacy
Cristina Mittermeier is a contributing photographer, speaker, and explorer for National Geographic. She is the Founder and President of SeaLegacy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the protection of the world’s oceans through storytelling with her partner, Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen. She founded the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) to provide a platform for photographers working on environmental issues.  Cristina has received the Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year Award and been named one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year. She is also the first female photojournalist to reach one million followers on Instagram. We talk about: - swimming in icy Norwegian waters with orcas - floating beside an American crocodile in Cuba - the heartbreaking video of a starving polar bear that she filmed last year - and what it truly will take to save our oceans Please check out and support Cristina’s work: www.cristinamittermeier.com www.sealegacy.org www.instagram.com/cristinamittermeier/ www.facebook.com/cristinamittermeier www.twitter.com/cmittermeier Sources for topics discussed: Jacques Cousteau: https://bit.ly/2n7Xvjy Blue Planet sperm whale family: https://bbc.in/2MThrAk dying baby penguin: https://bit.ly/2RMS6cd starving polar bear: https://on.natgeo.com/2KkSz1H Tony Wu: https://bit.ly/2SGv7Eo Lonely Whale: www.lonelywhale.org Adrian Grenier: https://bit.ly/2MTU5dU Racing Extinction: www.racingextinction.com Racing Extinction extinct bird video: https://bit.ly/2GezsIR Japan resuming commercial whaling: https://bit.ly/2LyoXju Louie Psihoyos: https://bit.ly/2BsgOJI SeaLegacy “STOP ICELAND WHALING”: https://bit.ly/2uzb3q1 SeaLegacy “ban deathnets”: https://bit.ly/2GheWXY Shawn Heinrichs: https://bit.ly/2HUoZUC Paul Hilton: https://bit.ly/2SqPUsr Fishing village success story for manta rays: https://bit.ly/2JGfW6e Cristina swimming with orcas in Norway: https://bit.ly/2DZBeLS Timothy Treadwell: https://bit.ly/2DkorSq Grizzly Man: https://bit.ly/1GP4P8d Paul Nicklen: https://bit.ly/1lv8s9n Paul Nicklen spirit bears: https://bit.ly/2UPDafr International League of Conservation Photographers: https://bit.ly/2DXtCJt Full show notes available @ https://bit.ly/2BthePW
1:18:33
February 11, 2019
Shannon Wild - Coffee + Komodos
Shannon Wild! is an absolutely incredible wildlife photographer and cinematographer. Shannon has worked with clients such as Nat Geo WILD, WildAid, and the United Nations. She has written three books, runs photographic expeditions, and founded Wild In Africa, a business that creates handmade beaded bracelets that are very cool, but even cooler is that she donates 50% of sales to carefully selected wildlife conservation organizations that she has worked directly with. Shannon is also married to another friend of the podcast, Russell MacLaughlin, who was on the podcast a couple months ago. They do a lot of their work together so you will hear us mention Russ quite a few times in the conversation. We talk about: - their film on the black panther in India - standing next to a Komodo dragon - what it’s like to be attacked by a cheetah ....and much, much more! Please check out and support Shannon’s work: www.shannonwild.com www.wildinafrica.store www.instagram.com/Shannon__Wild/ www.facebook.com/ShannonWild/ www.twitter.com/Shannon__Wild YouTube: https://bit.ly/2TMl79l full video @ https://youtu.be/b7OIgTwLCV0 Sources for topics discussed: RED cameras: https://www.red.com/ Komodo dragons video: https://bit.ly/2QOmrGL Cheetah attack: https://bit.ly/2AMWPov Cheetah ‘supermoms’ / Eleanor: https://on.natgeo.com/2Dbpw03 Blue white-lipped viper Komodo Island: https://bit.ly/2RUhGQR RED collective ‘The Wilds’: https://bit.ly/2BH42c2 Margot Raggett IG: https://bit.ly/2AIZ64k Michelle Valberg IG: https://bit.ly/2Hp75cD Cristina Mittermeier IG: https://bit.ly/2Ch2bs0 Ami Vitale IG: https://bit.ly/2SSguKL Dhole / elephant: https://bit.ly/2TMpDog Nespresso: www.nespresso.com Wild In Africa: https://wildinafrica.store/ Wild Tomorrow Fund: www.wildtomorrowfund.org Zambian Carnivore Programme: https://bit.ly/2Da1ylW Conan O’Brien podcast: https://apple.co/2PJ7eGl Lizards eating insects on lions: https://bbc.in/2FBDda2 Half Earth project: https://bit.ly/2sqWzad Alive book / Uruguayan Rugby team: https://bit.ly/2ST405N Shannon Wild’s YouTube: https://bit.ly/2TMl79l
1:57:04
January 21, 2019
Shem Compion - Photo Safaris
Shem Compion is an adventurer, nature photographer, creative, author and photography hide builder. He runs C4 Photo Safaris, a company with a simple goal - to bring clients to the best wildlife locations, in the best season with the best photo guides so you can take the best photos. We discuss: - Working with BBC to capture lions hunting elephants for the Planet Earth series - The struggle of rhinos in Africa - A leopard attacking a porcupine ....and much, much more! Please check out and support Shem’s work: www.c4photosafaris.com www.shemimages.com www.instagram.com/shemimages/ www.facebook.com/shemimages www.twitter.com/shemimages Sources for topics discussed: Planet Earth - lions hunting elephants: https://bit.ly/1t6WwXl Shem’s paper on lion predation on elephants: https://bit.ly/2RG8zTA Planet Earth II - lion vs giraffe: https://bit.ly/2CjMgcO Blue Planet II - crab vs. eel vs. octopus: https://bit.ly/2QC0MSc giraffes sleeping: https://bit.ly/2D4tQOC Nikon D5: https://bit.ly/2FlUNzA Dr. James Borrell: www.jamesborrell.com Endangered Wildlife Trust: https://www.ewt.org.za/ Maasai: https://bit.ly/1STVIYk Datooga: https://bit.ly/2TPjGan Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: https://cnn.it/2O0C4ed Encounters with the Dragon by John Hone: https://bit.ly/2AG8RA6 Eternal Enemies documentary by Dereck and Beverly Joubert: https://bit.ly/2RjEbPz Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2AHuYGk Full video @ https://youtu.be/dW2utDkLnOA
1:29:41
January 14, 2019
Ken Geiger - Pulitzer
Ken Geiger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who served nearly twelve years with National Geographic Magazine as Deputy Director of Photography. We discuss: - photojournalism - a 3200 year old Sequoia tree  - wild dogs in Africa  - desert foxes in Morocco  - his widely celebrated photo of a solar eclipse that also sparked a little controversy Please check out and support Ken’s work: www.kengeiger.com www.instagram.com/kengeiger/ www.twitter.com/kengeiger/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2FdZYl0 Full video @ https://youtu.be/KiuNxFMSofs
1:43:51
January 7, 2019
Amber Jackson + Emily Hazelwood - Rigs-to-Reefs
Amber Jackson and Emily Hazelwood are marine scientists, explorers, and entrepreneurs. They are founders of the certified, women-owned marine environmental consulting firm, Blue Latitudes. We talk about their program Rigs-to-Reefs, where offshore oil platforms that are no longer being used by oil companies are modified so they can continue to support marine life as artificial reefs. Please check out and support Amber and Emily’s work: www.rig2reefexploration.org Petition with Patagonia: https://bit.ly/2De1bat www.instagram.com/rig2reefexplorers/ www.twitter.com/Rig2ReefExplore www.facebook.com/rig2reefexploration YouTube: https://bit.ly/2PWCOou
47:34
November 20, 2018
Russell MacLaughlin - Filming the Black Panther
Russell MacLaughlin is an award-winning wildlife filmmaker, photographer, naturalist, and conservationist who creates with groups like National Geographic, WildAid, and Disneynature. We discuss: - his new film project documenting one of the rarest animals in the world, the black panther in India - swimming with crocodiles - lemurs in Madagascar - wolves playing with bears in Scandinavia Please check out and support Russell’s work: www.instagram.com/russ_wildlife www.twitter.com/russ_wildlife www.facebook.com/russ.mac.wildlife.photography/ https://bit.ly/2T5S94M Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2Dia6HK Full video @ https://youtu.be/KxpdvQMjQW8
1:34:47
November 12, 2018
Jeremy Hance - Weird Species!
Jeremy Hance is a journalist with experience writing about wildlife, climate change, energy politics, animal behavior, and much more for outlets like Mongabay and The Guardian. We talk about: - solenodons: venomous, nocturnal, burrowing mammals found in the Caribbean that can trace their lineage back to the dinosaurs - the Sumatran rhino: a small, hairy rhino on the brink of extinction that does lives in Indonesia but no one ever sees it - as well as Half Earth, an ambitious yet exciting proposal that aims to be the future of conservation and save life on this planet Please check out and support Jeremy’s work: https://jeremyhance.com/ https://twitter.com/jeremy_hance https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.hance.7 Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2zbfkBG Full video @ https://youtu.be/eMlXpifJkAs
1:37:42
October 29, 2018
Dr. James Borrell - Optimism + Conservation
Dr. James Borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator with a passion for adventurous expeditions and conservation fieldwork. I really enjoyed this fascinating conversation including discussions on: - invasive species - trophy hunting - discovering a new species of amphibian in Madagascar - using dogs that think they are goats to save cheetahs - why we should be optimistic about conservation in general Please check out and support James’s work: http://www.jamesborrell.com/ TED Talk: https://bit.ly/2tv7bIv https://www.facebook.com/Jamesborrell.co.uk https://twitter.com/James_Borrell https://www.instagram.com/james_borrell/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2S2zcQ1 Full video @ https://bit.ly/2JeDcZK
1:28:43
October 22, 2018
Matt Draper - Replace Fear With Fascination
Matt Draper is an internationally acclaimed fine art photographer. Matt uses his imagery to foster love for the ocean, by replacing fear with fascination. We discuss: Free diving with humpback whales in Tonga Traveling for two weeks on an ice-breaking boat to find king penguins on Macquarie Island Watching two elephant seals fight Cage diving with great white sharks Swimming with spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, tiger sharks and everything else you can imagine Please check out and support Matt’s work: http://www.mattdraperphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mattdraperphotography/ https://www.facebook.com/mattdraperphotography/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2pxy0a5
1:19:12
September 24, 2018
Elliott Neep - Tigers in India
Elliott Neep is an award-winning wildlife photographer and photographic guide. He has produced articles for major photographic publications, including BBC Wildlife magazine and the National Press. Included stories: - searching for tigers in India - witnessing hyenas hunt flamingos in Africa - extreme trips to the Arctic and Antarctic - why Elliott decided to leave social media Please check out and support Elliott’s work: http://elliottneep.com/ https://www.instagram.com/elliottneep https://natureinfocus.co.uk/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2xqzGpE Full video @ https://bit.ly/2xoVimk
1:46:17
September 17, 2018
Dan Westergren - Polar Exploration
Dan Westergren has spent three decades producing award-winning images as a National Geographic Society photographer, photo editor, and social media strategist. He has served as Director of Photography at National Geographic Travel, and as a result, is probably the most well traveled individual that I have ever had the pleasure of speaking with. Included stories: - various trips from the North Pole all the way down to the Antarctic Peninsula, where he’s been six times! - Ernest Shackleton, the famed polar explorer, and the insane, heroic stories of his expeditions - grappling with fear while climbing the Matterhorn - cage diving with great whites in South Australia Please check out and support Dan’s work: http://danwestergren.com/ https://www.instagram.com/danwestergren/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2O6hvg3 Full video @ https://bit.ly/2MjSkVs
1:54:01
September 10, 2018
Richard Peters - Back Garden Safari
Richard Peters is a UK-based wildlife photographer and Nikon ambassador who has received numerous accolades for his work, including being named the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Included stories: - the photo that he almost intentionally deleted that went on to win his first award - his award-winning collection of beautiful images taken from his own backyard of pigeons, badgers, foxes and other common creatures - winters in Yellowstone - puffin colonies of the Skomer Islands - his flight from Slovenia to the UK that was diverted due to a bomb scare Please check out and support Richard’s work: https://www.richardpeters.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/richardpetersphoto/ https://www.facebook.com/richardpetersphotography https://twitter.com/richardpphoto Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2MKmrKP Full video @ https://bit.ly/2PsomjW
1:29:08
September 3, 2018
Jed Weingarten - Snow Leopards in the Wild!
Jed Weingarten is an accomplished wildlife photographer based in Bozeman, Montana who has spent much of his professional career in China. Included stories: - being one of the very few to not only see but film snow leopards in the wild - the current state of conservation in China - the rush of flying over a waterfall in a kayak - how to be accepted into a wolf pack! Please check out and support Jed’s work: http://www.jedweingarten.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jedweingarten/ https://www.wildwondersofchina.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WWOfChina https://www.instagram.com/wildwondersofchina/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2MAXrFR Full video @ https://bit.ly/2PcNTOh
1:51:43
August 27, 2018
Tayla McCurdy - African Safari!
Tayla McCurdy is a guide on safariLIVE, a live stream from the African wilderness every single day on YouTube and TV. Tayla splits her time between the Sabi Sands in South Africa and the Masai Mara in Kenya leading this unscripted broadcast. She is super fun and I had an absolute blast chatting about her work, her photography and stories from the bush. Included stories: - a dangerous moment when her group was stuck between a horny bull elephant and a group of females - the chaos of the Great Migration - a recent experience with a mongoose she found doing something so bizarre and so funny that the video quickly went viral Please check out and support Tayla’s work: https://www.instagram.com/tay_mccurdy/ https://twitter.com/tay_mccurdy https://wildearth.tv/ https://wildearth.tv/safarilive/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2L8giCF
1:51:17
August 20, 2018
Shawn Heinrichs - Undercover and Underwater
Shawn Heinrichs is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer, photographer, scuba diver, and marine conservationist. You may recognize him from the documentary, Racing Extinction. His conservation focus areas include ending the global slaughter of sharks, protecting manta and mobula rays, and establishing marine protected areas. Included stories: - going undercover to expose the endangered species trade - saving a manta ray - getting surrounded by a juvenile gang in Ecuador - finding HUNDREDS of whale sharks together in one place - his amazing work protecting endangered marine species by guiding and supporting communities towards sustainable industries Please check out and support Shawn’s work: www.shawnheinrichs.com/ www.bluespherefoundation.org/ www.bluespheremedia.com/ www.sealegacy.org/collective www.facebook.com/shawn.heinrichs.artist www.instagram.com/shawnheinrichs www.twitter.com/shawnheinrichs Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/D4OBps Full video @ https://youtu.be/tB6kQHm-Ac8
1:19:45
August 13, 2018
Yaron Schmid - Eleven Lions in a Tree
Yaron Schmid is a veterinarian, wildlife photographer and African safari guide. Included stories: - cheetahs jumping onto his roofless car - watching baby leopards and lions - dik diks: an antelope the size of a pocket book dog - the sad story of the murder of Tanzania’s leading elephant conservationist - staring into the eyes of a baby gorilla Please check out and support Anand’s work: http://www.yswildlifephotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pg/YS.Wildlife.Photography https://www.instagram.com/yswildlifephotography/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2MchE3A Full video @ https://youtu.be/ko6Tg6YBZEc
1:40:23
August 6, 2018
Drew Rush - Mountain Lions, Bears + Wolves!
Drew Rush is a wildlife and natural history photographer based in Wyoming. If you follow @natgeo and @natgeotravel on Instagram, you will likely recognize his name and photos. He is a remote camera specialist, using camera traps to capture never before seen animal behavior in the wild. Included stories: Floating above the world in a powered paraglider - tracking and photographing wolf packs in Alaska - being charged by not one, but two grizzly bears - contracting an mysterious infection in the jungle waters of the Amazon - getting stuck in waist deep in snow as a mountain lion approaches - using photography to support research and conservation Please check out and support Drew’s work: http://www.drewrush.com/ https://www.instagram.com/drewtrush/?hl=en https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/experts/drew-rush/ http://thephotosociety.org/member/drew-rush/ https://bit.ly/2LPB5Mm Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2LxV2uU Full video @ https://youtu.be/CU_MXjYvUZ0
1:46:45
July 30, 2018
Federico Veronesi - Tracking the Elusive Caracal
When I think of stunning wildlife photography, Kenya-based Federico Veronesi always is amongst the top of my list. His imagery is insanely beautiful. Living in Kenya, he has an intimate knowledge of individual animals that he has watched for years and that comes across in his work in a profound way. Included stories: - his bold and inspiring journey that brought him from Italy to Kenya to become a wildlife photographer - his years spent tracking caracals, mysterious African cats that receive much less mainstream attention than leopards and lions due to their elusive nature - being surrounded by baby elephants - the complexity and importance of conservation issues affecting African wildlife Please check out and support Federico’s work: http://www.federicoveronesi.com/ https://www.instagram.com/federico_veronesi/ https://bit.ly/2Ks3PtR (Facebook) https://bit.ly/2KrvbUc (his book, Light and Dust) Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2tOnD4q Full video @ https://youtu.be/tCyQWmyDnOc
1:38:22
July 2, 2018
Alastair Pollock - Sharks, Seals + Sea Dragons!
Alastair Pollock is an underwater photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Included stories: - swimming with sneaky sharks that get too close for comfort - realizing you’ve gone too close to a fur seal colony - how to find a leafy sea dragon - what the hammer of a hammerhead shark feels like Please check out and support Alastair’s work: http://www.alastairpollock.com/ https://www.instagram.com/alastairpollock https://www.flickr.com/people/alastair_pollock/ http://www.alastairpollock.com/blog/ Full show notes @ bit.ly/2KxVc0I Full video @ https://bit.ly/2KiBzhm
1:32:09
June 28, 2018
Anand Varma - Parasites!
Anand Varma is a photographer with a degree in integrative biology from UC Berkeley. He helps biologists communicate their research through photographs, and tell the story behind the science of complex issues. Included stories: - mind controlling parasites - zombie ladybugs - a near death experience with a volcano - glowing mushrooms - bee pollination - hummingbirds Please check out and support Anand’s work: http://www.varmaphoto.com/ https://www.instagram.com/anandavarma/ https://www.facebook.com/AnandVarmaPhotographer/ full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2MkHEpY
1:05:18
June 25, 2018
Michelle Valberg - the Arctic Adventurer
Michelle Valberg is a Canadian wildlife photographer and nonprofit leader with several books to her name. She is a Nikon Ambassador and was named as the first ever Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence. She founded Project North, a nonprofit that delivers education and sports-based opportunities to youth in Canada’s Arctic. If you love bears like I do, this podcast is for you! Included stories: - intimate experiences with spirit bears - a way too close for comfort encounter with a polar bear - the ice grizzlies of Canada - swimming with narwhals, the real unicorns of this world! Please check out and support Michelle’s work: www.michellevalberg.com www.projectnorth.ca (nonprofit work) www.instagram.com/michellevalbergphotography www.facebook.com/michellevalbergphotography www.twitter.com/michellevalberg www.michellevalberg.com/book-shop Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2yvpDmW Full interview video @ https://bit.ly/2yr0bPk
1:33:48
June 21, 2018
Keith Connelly - African Adventure
Keith Connelly is a wildlife guide, photographic guide, professional photographer and travel addict. Included stories: - being shoved by a gorilla - getting caught in gunfire on a hippo-filled lake - climbing Kilimanjaro - conservation ideologies in Africa Please check out and support Keith’s work: https://www.keith-connelly.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ingwe911/ https://www.facebook.com/keithconnelyphotographyandexperiences/ https://www.twitter.com/ingwe911 Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2MFfK90 Full video @ https://youtu.be/DrUC4hpFXzA
1:51:07
June 18, 2018
Margot Raggett - Remembering Wildlife
Margot Raggett is a renowned wildlife photographer and conservationist. Her Remembering Wildlife series of photographic books include contributions from some of the greatest wildlife photographers in the world and all proceeds are directly donated to important conservation work. Remembering Elephants, Rhinos, and Great Apes have received tremendous celebrity support and collectively raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect these species. Included stories: - the Remembering Wildlife series and conservation projects supported via funds raised - meeting Sudan, the last male Northern white rhino - visiting chimpanzees and mountain gorillas - the trophy hunting debate - a conversation with the legendary Jane Goodall Please check out and support Margot’s work: https://rememberingwildlife.com/ https://www.facebook.com/MargotRaggettPhotography/ https://www.instagram.com/margotraggettphotography/ http://www.margotraggettphotography.com/ full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2JAFLZj
1:37:30
June 14, 2018
John Marriott - Spirit Bears, Grizzlies and Wolves!
John Marriott is a Canadian wildlife photographer, author, personality and outspoken conservation advocate. Included stories: - relaxing with spirit bears in the Great Bear Rainforest - photographing the ice grizzlies of the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Yukon - four years tracking the Pipestone wolves in Banff National Park - the massive caribou migration - black-footed ferrets in Saskatchewan after being absent from Canada for almost a century Please check out and support Tony’s work: www.wildernessprints.com (photos, books, events) www.canwildphototours.com (tours / workshops) www.bit.ly/2xQsWog (YouTube / web series) www.instagram.com/johnemarriott/ www.facebook.com/JohnEMarriottPhotography/ www.twitter.com/JohnEMarriott Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2MlacQT Full video @ https://youtu.be/1CyCKKkiJYA
1:36:03
June 11, 2018
Tony Wu - The Whale Whisperer
Tony Wu is a multiple winner at the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards, most well known for his work underwater with whales and other cetaceans. Included stories: - Tony’s terrifying experience with a sperm whale that changed the course of his life - an underwater phenomenon that he is the only person on Earth to ever document - mass gatherings of whales - swimming with orcas - conservation issues affecting the future of the gentle giants. Please check out and support Tony’s work: www.tony-wu.com www.instagram.com/tonywu98/ www.facebook.com/tonywuphotography/ www.twitter.com/tonywu Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2xStZnS Full video @ https://youtu.be/svpU8iT6PNM
1:58:35
June 7, 2018
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