Eight OMG Moments from The Nature of Things
Eight OMG Moments from The Nature of Things
The haunting howl of Takaya, the lone wolf

Wolves are normally highly social pack animals, but not this wolf. Takaya, a lone wolf that lives on a group of small uninhabited islands off Vancouver Island, has been alone for seven years. While lone wolves don’t usually howl as often as wolves in a pack, Takaya’s mournful howl can often be heard, even across the water in Victoria.

MORE: Watch Takaya: Lone Wolf

Cameras capture the earliest days of adorable fox pups

Filming fox pups was no easy feat, especially when they are only days old and living underground. Our intrepid filmmakers managed to get a camera inside a fox den to record the first days of a red fox’s life. They start out cute, but soon begin to squabble — like siblings everywhere!

MORE: Watch Fox Tales

Swimming with a polar bear

Polar bears are incredibly beautiful and strong creatures that most people would be afraid to meet face to face. Watch extreme underwater explorer Jill Heinerth become the first woman (and the second person ever) to swim with a wild polar bear.

MORE: Watch Under Thin Ice

Curiosity explores the red planet and sends incredible photos home

The Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars since it landed there in 2012. It's been sending back incredible images from 55 million kilometres away! Though Mars is so far from Earth, the pictures look eerily similar to home.

MORE: Watch Destination: Mars

Cameraman captures an epic lynx hunt on film

After following an elusive lynx through thick forest and deep snow in the Yukon for 76 days, our Wild Canadian Year cameraman finally got the shot he was looking for.  A lynx chased a snowshoe hare right in front of him — and the camera was rolling.

MORE: Watch The Wild Canadian Year

Spider vs. centipede

Our homes are the scene of some epic battles — on a small scale.  Watch a life-or-death encounter between a house spider and centipede, and see how the centipede uses a surprising trick to escape the spider’s clutches.

MORE: Watch The Great Wild Indoors

Otherworldly mating call of the greater sage-grouse

The greater sage-grouse is one of Canada’s grassland’s most endangered species. The males possess large chest sacs that they use to create a very unusual sound. Listen to their mating call — which can travel up to three kilometres across the prairies.

MORE: Watch Grasslands: A Hidden Wilderness

Close call in Fort Mac

In 2016, a raging forest fire swept through Fort McMurray, Alberta, destroying nearly 2,500 homes and buildings. Dash cam footage shows some scary moments as citizens flee and help scientists understand wildfires spread to nearby communities.

MORE: Watch Into The Fire