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Kraig Becker
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Video: A Red Octopus Takes on a Swimmer Crab – with a Surprise Ending
This clip has been making the round on the Internet for the past week, but I thought it was worth sharing for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. It was shot by a couple of divers who watched an epic clash between a red octopus and a swimmer crab on the bottom o...

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Video: Mongolia's Eagle Hunters in a Modern World
Have 15 minutes to spare and want to see a unique way of life from a remote corner of the globe? This video is a short documentary bout the eagle hunters of Mongolia, a group of nomads who have lived in basically the same fashion for hundreds of years. But ...

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Arctic 2017: The Gear for Skiing to the North Pole
Have you ever wondered what gear is required to ski to the North Pole? How does it vary from what you need when you go to the South Pole instead? That's the subject of an interesting article over at ExWeb , which is examining the equipment needed to ski thr...

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Off to Denver!
Another quick note to let regular readers know that I'm off to Denver for a couple of days on assignment once again. That means either no updates or limited posts for the next few days, although once again I'll be keeping an eye on a couple of stories to se...

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Video: Elephant Chases Visitors For Miles in Kruger National Park
South Africa's Kruger National Park is one of the most iconic safari destinations on the planet, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with some of the most spectacular wildlife imaginable. But recently, a group of tourists found out first hand jus...

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Video: Footage of the Massive Crack in the Larsen Ice Shelf
If you've read this blog with any regularity over the past couple of months, you've seen me post several disturbing stories about how climate change is starting to have an impact on the Antarctic, including a recent article about a massive crack on the Lars...

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<em>Backpacker</em> Lists 12 Big Hiking Adventures for 2017
We are almost two months into 2017 already, and I'm sure by now many of you have already made plans for your adventures for the year ahead. But, if you're still looking for a few suggestions, Backpacker magazine is here to help. In a recently published arti...

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Arctic 2017: North Pole Teams Heading to Resolute Bay in Canada
We're on the brink of the start of the 2017 Arctic expedition season, with the planned departure of the two teams heading to the North Pole scheduled for next week. Those teams are now en route to their starting point in Canada, although as usual, their sta...

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Video: Climbers on the Summit Approach to Everest
The view from the top of the world is not one that many of us will ever get to see, but if you've ever wondered what it is like on the approach to the summit of Everest, you'll want to take a peek at this video. It's obviously not from the mountain in 2017 ...
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