This Week on Explore – February 7th, 2020

Thanks to two rambunctious toddlers, the Panda Cam has been filled with silly shenanigans that keep mom on her toes! Feeling overwhelmed? We partnered with licensed therapist Kati Morton to…

CamOp Photo Winners: October- December 2019

Your volunteer CamOps are the reason we see incredible views of nature all day long.  We want to thank each and every one of our CamOps for dedicating their time to make our lives…

This Week on Explore (1/31)

Bella the Hummingbird has welcomed two newly hatched chicks to her nest! Congratulations Bella! We are thrilled to welcome another livecam to our extensive library! Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary features one…

This Week on Explore (1/17)

Bella the Hummingbird has laid her second egg! We are so pleased to see Bella thrive after a tumultuous season last year. Watch her now!  On Seal Island and few…

This Week on Explore (11/22)

Elephants are known for their complex social structures, and they travel in large groups that can include generations of family. It’s no surprise that elephants often come to the aid…

This Week on Explore (11/15)

This week, we celebrated Veteran’s Day by completing a matching fundraiser for Service Dog Project. Within THREE DAYS you raised over $115,000 dollars to help veterans receive service dogs. As we…

This Week on Explore (11/8)

Happy Polar Bear Week! In partnership with Polar Bears International, we spent all week learning about polar bear migration, the importance of sea ice, and what we can do to help solve…

This Week on Explore (11/1)

When the Tick Fire engulfed parts of Southern California, it threatened the lives of the rescued animals at The Gentle Barn, a non-profit that rehabilitates animals from severe abuse and neglect. We…

This Week on Explore (10/25)

Polar Bear Cam is back live from the arctic tundra in Churchill, Canada! Join us every day as we watch polar bears wait for the sea ice to freeze. We…

Bear Cam Fan Art Week 2019 Submissions

Last week, we asked viewers to submit their artwork, poems, or any creative piece inspired by the bearcams. We received so many incredible submissions we couldn’t keep them all to…

Bearcam Week in Review October 18, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

This Week on Explore (10/18)

Happy Bear Cam Fan Art Week! This week, we asked the viewers to submit their incredible bear cam inspired painting, illustration, poem, animation, or other creative piece. We were blown away…

Bearcam Week in Review October 11, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

How Big are the Fat Bear Week Bears?

By Mike Fitz Fat Bear Week is over for another year, and Holly has claimed the title of the fattest bear of 2019. She is a true champion of Katmai…

Bearcam Week in Review October 4, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

This Week on Explore (10/4)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…FAT BEAR WEEK! From Oct 2nd to the 8th, viewers will vote on Katmai National Park’s Facebook page which bear they think is the…

Bearcam Week in Review September 27, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

This Week on Explore (9/27)

On September 24th, we celebrated World Gorilla Day by highlighting our incredible partner, GRACE, and their extraordinary efforts to help save Grauer’s gorillas.  We hosted a special double feature live chat…

2019 Fat Bear Week Bracket Revealed

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…FAT BEAR WEEK! Every year, Katmai National Park and Katmai Conservancy put together an exciting contest for viewers to see who will be crowned…

Bearcam Week in Review September 20, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

This Week on Explore (9/20)

Lions are primarily nocturnal which means that they are most active at night. Lucky for us, our Africams are infrared and give us the ability to see these big cats at all hours…

Bearcam Week in Review September 13, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

This Week on Explore (9/6)

This week, Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and approached the Carolinas with significant force. We were able to catch a glimpse of Mother Nature’s strength on the Frying Pan Tower…

Upcoming Bearcam Live Events

Welcome to the second peak season on the bearcams in Katmai National Park Alaska. Throughout September and early October, Ranger Naomi and explore.org’s resident naturalist Mike Fitz will host many…

Bearcam Week in Review September 6, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

A List of Offline Cameras

Due to recent limitations, we have turned off the following cameras for good: Ouwehand Falls Ouwehand Park Tentacles & Ink Walrus First Beach Round Island Overlook Bonaire Static The Corral AWC…

Bearcam Week in Review August 30, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

This Week on Explore (8/30)

The Amazon in Brazil hosts a vital ecosystem that needs our protection. For every donation to our Amazon Watch fundraiser, we will match each dollar, and donate an extra dollar…

This Week on Explore (8/23)

On Wednesday, we challenged our community to raise $5,000 to help support Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary. Within TWO DAYS we hit our goal and because of your incredible generosity…

Bearcam Week in Review August 23, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

Bearcam Week in Review August 16, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

This Week on Explore (8/16)

Earlier this week, Bucky the Puffin successfully fledged the nest! We wish you well on your new adventure! In this week’s Bears of Brooks Falls, meet 775 Lefty! Yesterday, C9 from…

Bearcam Week in Review August 9,2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

This Week on Explore (8/9)

How do explore.org live camera operators approach the views at various live camera locations? Why do operators show people in frame sometimes, and seem to zoom away from them at top speed on other cameras?  Head of…

Bearcam Week in Review July 26, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

This Week on Explore (7/26)

With heavy hearts, we say good-bye to Dion, the osprey chick taken from us too quickly by an owl, despite measures put in place by Hog Island staff to prevent…

A Bear and Wolf Encounter

By Mike Fitz While brown bears are the most frequently seen large mammal on the bearcams, they aren’t the only large carnivore that inhabits the Alaska Peninsula. Gray wolves also…

This Week on Explore (8/2)

This week at Service Dog Project we witnessed not one but TWO great dane births! Both Gabby and Sizzle have welcomed healthy litters of future service dogs. Check them out now!…

A Bearcam Blackout

By Mike Fitz In 1931, President Herbert Hoover used his authority under the 1906 Antiquities Act to expand Katmai National Monument “for the protection of the brown bear, moose, and…

Bearcam Week in Review August 2, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you…

Bears and Humans at Brooks River

by Mike Fitz Across their worldwide range, from Europe to Alaska to the Rocky Mountains, brown bears live as omnivores. They have one of the most diverse diets of any…

Behind the Scenes: Live Camera Operations

by Katharine Green, Head of Camera Operations ASK KAT Why do camera operators show some people and seem to zoom away at top speed from others? And why do they cut…

CamOp Snapshot Winners: March - May 2019

On explore.org there is never a dull moment. Check out the CamOp Snapshot Winners who captured the most incredible moments from the past few months! March 2019 April 2019 May…