Eight OMG Moments from The Nature of Things

From an epic lynx hunt in the Yukon to never-before-seen footage from the upcoming series Wild Canadian Weather: Some of the most amazing moments on The Nature of Things
The beauty beneath the ice

Cold weather defines Canada, and many Canadians relish the cold. In this sneak peak, never-before-seen footage from the upcoming series Wild Canadian Weather, Magali Côté free dives … beneath the ice.

“When you break the surface of the ice, it’s like time completely stops,” says Côté. “If you’re in that zen zone, you will experience things that you could never experience otherwise.” Côté is one of the few people in the world who practice this extreme sport. While dangerous, years of training means Magali is able to spend up to two hours at a time diving in this frigid, silent and hauntingly beautiful world.

Adorable critters discover the spy cam!

From the heart of Quebec’s forests, these critters were ramping up for a busy season — whether it’s doing some serious spring cleaning, looking for love, or trying to feed lots of hungry mouths, animals were very busy this spring!

Take a close-up peek at all the active animals from these spycams.

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.

Saving Koalas

Over 17 million hectares up in smoke. Nearly three billion animals gone. Australia’s 2019–2020 fire season is now recognized as one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history.

But hard-working and passionate people are searching the scorched landscapes for signs of life — like Rick and Shona, who scour the forest searching for koalas that require care. It’s heartbreaking work, but they also find hope in caring for the survivors they find.

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.

A Wild Canadian Lynx And A Cameraman Develop An Amazing Relationship

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.

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.

Worker bees decide to make a new queen

At the centre of any beehive is the queen, but that doesn’t make it a monarchy. Worker bees make all the decisions, including whether they need a new queen.

To make one, workers build long cells around a few eggs and feed them royal jelly — a mixture of sugars, water and proteins secreted from special glands — but no pollen or honey.

16 days later, the first queen hatches. After emerging, she searches out the other potential queens and attacks their cells. It’s a fight to the death.