Playlist Summer of Adventure

Summer of Adventure

A boab tree. Photo: Northern Pictures

The Wilderness of the 'Outback'

Daniel Hautzinger

Outback explores the Kimberley region of northwestern Australia, which encompasses arid landscapes, rich coastland, kangaroos, crocodiles, oyster-bearing pearls and more. Get a taste through photography from the series.
The island of Little Skellig, home to a large colony of northern gannet birds. Photo: George Karbus

'Ireland's Wild Coast' in Photos

Daniel Hautzinger

In Ireland's Wild Coast, cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson explores the magnificent wildlife and landscape of the islands, shores, and waters of Ireland's Atlantic coast. Catch a glimpse of what awaits in the show, with some unbelievable photography. 
A bald eagle in flight in Alaska. Photo: Chris Kidd.

Wild Alaska Live

Daniel Hautzinger

PBS is broadcasting live from Alaska as bears, orcas, eagles, and wolves join a bountiful summer feast when millions of salmon swim upriver to spawn. Catch some sneak peeks of pesky porcupines, wallowing walruses, and hunting humpback whales.
The Plaza de Cristo in Havana, Cuba. Photo: Brian Canelles

Take an Immersive Tour of Havana

Daniel Hautzinger

Our expansive Weekend in Havana website lets you explore Cuba's unique capital city. Plan a trip with a guided tour of the must-see highlights. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Havana with 360 video. Explore the cars, cigars, cocktails, and dance of Cuba, and more.
Joel Sartore. Photo: © 2016 Joel Sartore Photography Inc.

Joel Sartore: A Modern-Day Noah

Daniel Hautzinger

Joel Sartore is the creator of the Photo Ark, a 25-year project to photograph every animal species in human care. He talked to us about the role of the Photo Ark and zoos in conservation. "It’s folly to think that we can drive half of all species to extinction and not affect humanity,” he says.
A herd of elephants in Samburu National Park, Kenya. Photo: BBC/Sarah Bright

Majestic Migration Photos

Daniel Hautzinger

Nature's Great Race follows epic mass migrations across the vast landscapes of the Arctic and southern and eastern Africa in vivid cinematography – catch a glimpse of the engrossing images here with a preview in photography before the show premieres on Wednesday, July 12.
Altar Set, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing reign mark and period. Photo: Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Chinese Masterpieces at the Art Institute of Chicago

Daniel Hautzinger

Tao Wang, head of Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, reveals his favorite works in the museum's Chinese collection and the surprising stories behind them. He guides a tour through Chinese art history and discusses his upcoming large exhibition, his first since coming to the museum. 
The Yellowstone River. Photo: Filip Fuxa/ Shutterstock.com

'The Great Yellowstone Thaw' in Photographs

Daniel Hautzinger

The Great Yellowstone Thaw follows the animals of Yellowstone as they weather a 140 degree temperature change from winter to spring. Explore the majestic area of Yellowstone and its hardy creatures in stunning photography here.
Luna, a rescued sea otter pup at Shedd Aquarium. Photo: ©Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium's Fascinating and Ingenious Animals

Daniel Hautzinger

Do you know how dolphins continue to surface for breath even while sleeping, why trainers use hair dryers on sea otters in aquariums, or the difficulties of beluga whale birth and calf-rearing? Shedd experts Jessica Whiton and Tim Binder have the answers.
Xi'an city walls. Photo: Mick Duffield

An Interview with the Makers of 'The Story of China'

Daniel Hautzinger

The Story of China explores 4,000 years of history of the world's oldest continous state. Host Michael Wood and producer Rebecca Dobbs discuss the massive undertaking, their experiences in the country, and their goals in the six-part series.
Nature Cat. Image: Courtesy of Spiffy Pictures

The Story of 'Nature Cat'

Daniel Hautzinger

The PBS Kids show Nature Cat is produced in a small office park in a Chicago suburb by the four-person team of Spiffy Pictures. Explore the process of creating an animated children's show - it involves Skype and comedians from Saturday Night Live - and learn about the origins of Nature Cat.
A giant manta in Micronesia, in PBS's Big Pacific. Photo: Ernie Kovacs/NHNZ

The Summer of Adventure

Daniel Hautzinger

China, Havana, the Pacific, Alaska - PBS explores them all during the Summer of Adventure. Take a sneak peek at the upcoming shows, which follow caribou in the Arctic Circle, a photographer's quest to document every species in captivity, and more.
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