National Geographic Society

  • Connect:

Kingdom of the Oceans: Revealed: Fire & Ice

A walrus and it's baby in the arctic.  A walrus mother has a profound attachment to its child.  This calf was born on the ice just a few hours ago.
Examine the paradox of whales, penguins, iguanas and dolphins that inherited a burdensome legacy from their land-dwelling ancestors: they must breathe in open air. Go back to Charles Darwin's living laboratory, the Galapagos Islands, where evolution still experiments with life's ebb and flow between land and sea. Over on the South American coast, check on an orca whale family teaching their young the dangerous art of beaching to hunt sea lions.