What if we could experience the life some of the planet’s most secretive creatures firsthand?

What would it be like to see what they saw? Sit where they sat? Talk to the people they ran into along the way?

These don’t have to be hypothetical questions anymore. Back in 2013, an explosion in the mysterious Snowy Owl population expanded the species’ migration range deep into the United States allowing for scientists to place trackers on many individuals.

This data allowed scientists a look into the secret life of the snowy owl!

The awesome YouTube channel Skunk Bear decided to follow one bird’s migration route and check out the stops he made along the way!

So, let’s head out in search of Baltimore, the snowy owl…

The future of conservation…

We know so very little about many of the incredible animals we share this planet with. From the depths of the oceans, to the canopies of rain forests, even to our own back yards, there is a great deal to learn about the natural world!

Advancing technologies are giving us a look at the secret lives of animals like never before, not only giving us a valuable biological understanding of species’ behavior, but data from which to make important conservation decision.

The more we see ourselves as a powerful part of this planet’s web of life the more we can do to reduce our negative impact and restore the ecosystems we have played a part in destroying.

Technology is giving us the power to learn about our natural environment like never before, and we should be hopeful and excited about a future where we can use this knowledge to have a positive impact on this planet!

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!

-Liesl

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”-Victor Borge

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Notes:

  1. “Secrets Of The Snowy Owl.” YouTube. Skunk Bear: Science From NPR, 23 May 2016. Web. 31 May 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXwrB216bgE>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV