Consider the Delta smelt: an old fish in California, endemic to the upper Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, now caught between its home and thousands of drought-stricken acres.
Orangutans are some of humans’ closest relatives, genetically. They also rarely exhibit aggression, despite how we’ve abused them. One is different.
A Seattle painter creates friendly portraits of volcanoes in part to mitigate fears of complete system failure.
Copper deer, bears with cabinet legs, and other absurdities to be found in the future wild.
Even cable series must adapt to survive. Possible spinoffs of Naked and Afraid explore charted territory.
A visit to a bear sanctuary could cure you of your bear phobia. Or it could turn your fear into a full-blown obsession.
Haunting portraits of ancient old-growth forests in Northern California and the people who live in the former boom town next door.
Aerial views made from direct observation, enlivened by composite viewpoints, heightened color, and the manipulation of light and scale.
A newborn wavers between life and something else. For the father, a walk in the woods elucidates the struggle between nature and nurture.
In early New England, anyone who stood near an open door or window faced mortal danger. A conversation with a woman who hunts for gravestones with epitaphs describing death by lightning strike.
Selections from the monumental but unknown Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio, an amateur’s attempt to illustrate the nests and eggs omitted from John James Audubon’s Birds of America.
Warning: The great American wilderness is home to many hungry stomachs, including some that reside in animals weighing 600 pounds more than you. Also: They travel in groups.