More than a hundred million sharks are killed each year, primarily for their fins. Award-winning National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has gone to extraordinary lengths to show us why we should not only protect them, but respect and appreciate them as integral species within our ecosystem. From Memorial Day through October, the National Geographic Museum will present some of Brian’s incredible body of work showcasing the impressive fish in an immersive exhibition called “Sharks.” The exhibition will include large-scale images, videos, artifacts, models, and interactive experiences—all highlighting Skerry’s passion, skill, and technique.
Sharkfest: World's Deadliest Sharks
NGC counts down the top ten most terrifying sharks from around the globe. Using a specially designed "Crittercam", we'll dive into the shark world and see everything from an intimate moment between nurse sharks, to a bull shark on the prowl for its next meal. Then, we'll take you to a Mecca for great white sharks, and see them feed on one of their favorite snacks 'seals. From the scary, to the ugly, and the downright freakish, we'll show you what's really lurking in the darkness.
Sharkfest: Sharks of Lost Island
A team of highly motivated scientists led by Enric Sala sets out on a treacherous journey to the Pitcairn Islands.
Sharkfest: When Sharks Attack - California Killer
Nat Geo WILD travels to Southern California, where, until recently, beachgoers had nothing to fear except sunburn. In 2008, a tri-athlete was killed by a mysterious shark off the coast of San Diego, after which Southern California was rampaged by a series of vicious attacks, one of which led to the death of a 20-year-old just north of Los Angeles. Watch as experts race against the clock to find a way to stop the bloodshed before the deadly creatures strike again.
Sharkfest: Shocking Sharks
Venture into a world of ludicrous-looking, bizarrely behaved and downright Shocking Sharks to discover a new side to these feared fish. The tasseled wobbegong uses frilled camouflage to blend into coral reef surroundings. A cigar-shaped shark has the fitting name of the cookiecutter for the way its circular jaw tears flesh from its prey. The horn shark's square, blunt head gives it its name, and the way the epaulette shark walks along the ocean floor is what makes this shark so weird.
Sharkfest: Why Sharks Attack
Sharkfest: I,Predator - Great White
The great white shark, is locked in a battle for survival with the Cape fur seal which are difficult to capture
Sharkfest: Sharks In The City
The Gold Coast resort in Australia has an issue that few other cities have to contend with - sharks in the suburbs. Each year there are increased reports of Bull Shark attacks. Scientist Jonathan Werry believes the answer begins with a better understanding of the shark itself. Internationally, research scientist Greg Stunz follows tagged Bull Sharks in Corpus Christi, Texas…
Sharkfest: Cannibal Sharks
Sharkfest: Eyewitness: Shark Attack: Revenge of The Reef Shark
Sharkfest: Great White Code Red
This film examines the great white shark's incredible array of senses, which help to make it such a powerful and successful predator.
Sharkfest: When Sharks Attack - Florida Frenzy
In spring 2012 three surfers along Florida's Mid-Atlantic coast are savaged within 24 hours – but is a rogue shark really to blame?
Sharkfest: Red Sea Jaws
In December, 2010, the popular tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh hit the headlines when four swimmers were brutally attacked and one killed in a spate of unprecedented shark attacks. What had turned the warm safe waters of the Red Sea into a real life horror story? One witness describes the scenes: "It really was like a scene out of the film Jaws". With the help of forensic experts and shark scientists we ask if rogue sharks are to blame, or have practices in the tourism industry led to these tragedies?
Sharkfest: Planet Carnivore - Great White Shark
In South Africa's False Bay, mornings are action-packed - and bloody. That's when Haai, a huge, female great white shark, hunts for Cape fur seals. The seals themselves leave their rocky island to fish in what locals think of as "The Gauntlet." Closer to shore, a family of African penguins is raising their chicks - and timing their fishing to when the fur seals are absent. Unfortunately, lately Haai has been having trouble catching the seals. Despite her superb senses and incredible weaponry, she's gotten so big that she can't maneuver as well as she used to. Great whites tend to target specific animals as their prey - then they concentrate all two tons and twenty feet of power on catching, killing, and eating the individual seal. Haai has chosen a young fur seal, for her next meal -- we'll call him "Rob," the Afrikaans word for seal. But Rob is elusive - and disinclined to play along with the usual routine - and the two intelligent, determined creatures enter into a daily contest of wits and abilities. Meantime, the entire neighborhood is about to be hit with a mighty blow. Something in the open ocean is growing bigger - and it is headed for Haai's neighborhood. It will be a huge benefit for many - but it will also be the ultimate problem for the white shark -- and for Rob, her seal prey. Once a year, the new crop of sardines begins a migration back to their birthplace - and they have to pass False Bay in order to get there. Sardines follow the coldest currents, and in the Gauntlet, the cold seawater ribbon gets narrow and close to shore. It's an open invitation to every predator on the South African sea coast - and they all arrive, feasting on the confused sardines. Tiger sharks, bottlenose dolphins, gannets and other marine predators all follow the sardines for the week or so that it takes the little fish to realize they've made a big mistake. When they do, the bait balls of silver snacks suddenly vanish back into the deep blue sea - leaving frustrated, still hungry, seals, penguins, sharks and countless others. This year, several young great whites have also been following the sardine run to False Bay. Great whites live on fish when they're small, and graduate to marine mammals - like Cape fur seals - when they transition to adulthood. Now, these newcomers are searching for the perfect place to do just that, and they're going to find it in "the Gauntlet." Haai is about to be faced with stiff competition for the seal meals she's already having trouble with, Rob is going to find himself hunted by more than one Great White Shark, and the penguin couple will suffer a terrible tragedy. Will the big boss of False Bay manage to conclude her hunt - and survive despite the arrival of younger, faster, sharks? Will Rob, the fur seal, manage to out swim - and outsmart - the new predators as well as his original nemesis? Who will be left in False Bay at the end of the sardine run, and who will survive "The Gauntlet?"
Sharkfest: Monster Fish - River Shark
Zeb Hogan is in Florida, investigating stories about man-eaters living in waterways far from the ocean.
Sharkfest: When Sharks Attack - Panic In Paradise
In April 2008, a Mexican tourist destination's safe waters suddenly start to suffer a sustained series of attacks on surfers.
Sharkfest: Man v. Shark
Sharkfest: Wild Case Files - Shark Attack Beach
In the Cotswolds, a mystery beast stalks a walker and her pet dog, while in Florida a popular surfing spot is the world's shark-bite capital.
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Sharkfest: Shark Kill Zone
Sharkfest: Blitzkrieg Sharks
For years, the line between predator and prey had been drawn. Animals were safe on the shore and in the air, the sharks ruled beneath the waves, but now that line has been crossed. Find out how sharks are pushing the limit of the predator and prey dynamic.
Sharkfest: Shark Survivors: USA
Across the coastal waters of the United States, witness breath-taking shark behaviour, rare shark footage and interviews with experts and attack victims.
The worst of the worst, the toughest of the tough were all sent to The Rock. And they all wanted to escape. But their biggest obstacle wasn't the walls, the bars, the razor wire, or the guards - It was the sharks. And the guards made sure all the prisoners knew it. That's why they call it SHARKATRAZ. We'll investigate the frightening shark myth the guards used to prevent escapes.