Exploring the World and its Wildlife via Livecams

by GO GlobeHopper

explore (no capital letter on the word) is home to the largest ‘live’ nature network.  It is a multimedia organization that allows viewers a chance to ‘explore’ the world and its wildlife from the comfort of home.  The website’s ever-growing library currently consists of more than 250 original films and 30,000 photographs from around the world, plus numerous webcams that live stream from a variety of locations worldwide.

explore features a wide range of topics—from animal rights, health, and human services, to the environment, education, and spirituality. Delivered in short, digestible bites, explore films appeal to viewers of all ages, from children learning about other cultures for the first time to adults looking for a fresh perspective on the world around them.

And when it comes to live-streaming webcams, the variety is astonishing. Viewers can find everything from national parks to animal sanctuaries, from an African watering hole with elephants and zebras to polar bears strolling the tundra, and from the depths of the ocean with underwater cams watching Great White sharks to the heights of the treetops on California’s Channel Islands where webcams stream from above a bald eagle’s intricate nest.  Watch as sea lions congregate on Hanson Island in British Columbia and then flip to the Orca Lookout at Rubbing Beach.  Enjoy the zen-like sounds of the surf as it pounds the beaches of Hawaii, or watch for alligators with cameras installed in St. Augustine, Florida.

The subject matter is fascinating and truly educational, and the website is the perfect answer to current travel restrictions due to the pandemic.

One of the current popular webcams is focused on the Northern Lights.  The Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, can be seen in many places in the Northern Hemisphere.  However, optimal viewing takes place in northern Canada, northern Scandinavia, Alaska, and Russia. Of course, a trip to any one of those places would be memorable, but it isn’t necessary to make the trek because a live webcam has made it possible to watch from the comfort of your couch. Thanks to Polar Bears International — an organization of conservationists and scientists and their ongoing study of polar bears in the region of Churchill, Manitoba — it is possible to see the Northern Lights via their webcam HERE

Another popular and entertaining stream is the Live Bear Cam in Alaska’s Katmai National Park found HERE.  Some of the park’s fattest and most adorable bears compete for salmon in the river, and occasionally a scuffle will take place.

Even if nothing is happening when you log on, the gorgeous sights and sounds of nature will lull you into a feeling of peacefulness that will be well worth your time.  We highly suggest you visit the site and take a look around.  Even if you can’t travel at the moment, explore will help you to feel like you’re on a memorable adventure.

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