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Animal Olympians: locusts

This is a colour clip showing swarms of the Australian plague locust ('Chortoicetes terminifera') flying through the sky and across the open Australian landscape in a vast aerial marathon. There are also close-up images of locusts feeding and moulting, and images of wingless nymphs travelling along the ground. The clip ...


Animal Olympians: sooty tern

This is a colour clip showing sooty terns ('Sterna fuscata') soaring above the ocean in flight, and in their breeding grounds on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. The clip focuses on the endurance of the tern and the development of its young to adulthood, when it embarks on an extended flying period that the narrator ...