For most of us, it can be difficult to get a daily nature fix. But thanks to cutting-edge technology, we can see, in real time, hummingbirds in South America and wolves in Minnesota. Here are few web cams from around the globe that give a glimpse into the daily routines of animals from bald eagles to ants to otters.
FARALLON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, off San Francisco, CA
This live streaming web cam lets you observe a slice of the coast in Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, home to 13 species of seabirds, five species of seals and sea lions, and land birds. Great white sharks and gray, blue, and humpback whales inhabit the surrounding waters.
Watch: Farallones Cam
INTERNATIONAL WOLF CENTER, Ely, MN
Highly recommended: the wolf den cam. This morning, it showed a gorgeous white wolf and two others moving around the den. As the site explains, the den is the primary resting spot for wolves during the winter months, where they lie on beds of straw for added warmth. During the summer, they’re more likely to be inside, escaping the heat.
Watch: International Wolf Center web cams
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Webcam Works Isabelle Jenniches
Isabelle Jenniches: Webcam Works
Solo exhibition (closing)
October 2 – November 6, 2009
6500 Soquel Drive, Room 1002 (below library) at Cabrillo College, Aptos, California
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM – 4 PM, Monday & Tuesday evenings 7 – 9PM
Jenniches’ fascination for live cameras on the Internet – webcams – began over a decade ago. She’s used webcams in theatre, online performances and photographic series, and most recently to create monumental composite images.
Many miles away from the actual location yet connected via the Internet, the artist directs robotic cameras to scan the picture plane bit by bit. Over the course of several months or even years, she captures thousands of still images, and in a tedious manual process stitch them together into a single image of great complexity and detail. The result reveals the passage of time and develops its own narrative logic, offering a fictive yet hyper-realistic portrait of a place.
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Panasonic Network Cameras are available in a variety of configurations to meet the needs of homeowners, businesses, land and building owners, and managers. The motto for Panasonic is “See There When You Cannot Be There”.
Whether you are wanting to keep an eye on a vacation home or need to keep tabs on employee movements from a distance, network cameras are the answer. No audio, one-way audio, or even two-way audio models are available as well as functions to tilt, zoom, or pan remotely even from a web enabled cell phone. Cameras are available to fit most any budget. From a camera with full motion video using MPEG4 with Pan, Tilt, and 42X Optical Zoom, motion detection that automatically emails a snapshot, full 30 frames per second at VGA display size to more economical JPEG cameras with 10x digital zoom, Panasonic Network Cameras are available to fill your need.
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The Webcam Chatroulette is video chatting with random people from anywhere in the world. You do not need to create a username or password, no need to provide an email address or your age. WebcamChatroulette embraces the concept of absolute anonymity, which accounts for a large part of the website’s appeal.
A web camera is required to play, you can only view whatever your partner chooses to show you on their side of the camera face, body, inanimate object, it’s their decision. If you become sick, bored, or revolted by your current partner, you may click the “next” button and poof your chatting partner disappears and is replaced with another : WebcamChatroulette