Stuck at Home? Enjoy Nature with These Live Feeds
Winding mountain roads, flower-laden valleys and refreshing sea breezes might be calling your name as spring comes to life. But if you are staying home to curb the spread of COVID-19 and can’t get outside anytime soon, nature can still provide you with some much-needed respite from the doldrums of social distancing as well as the stresses of working at home and having children from school. Tropika Club shares with you some amazing live feeds that will connect you with nature. See the world close-up in the comfort of your home.
Take comfort in the magic of character in your TV or laptop with scintillating footage from such livestreams and webcam feeds, many of these powered by Explore.org. Go ahead and bookmark them to have a live feed operating for soothing background sounds as you work.
Airports and train stations are vacant, restaurants and pubs are closed, and major events are postponed, but Mother Nature marches on. New leaves emerge, tulips and daffodils brighten yards, and birdsong fills the air. Throughout our national parks and forests, animals begin their spring migrations, gushing waterfalls put to a show, bears come out of hibernation, and it’s business as usual from the organic world.
Social distancing introduces a challenge to psychological health, as it disturbs people who might become lonely when separated from loved ones and friends. While addressing mental health within this time is an issue in itself, melancholy, anxiety, and stress can lead to facial breakouts and premature ageing. Taking care of your mental health first is a fantastic way to start your skincare clinics.
Rather than relying on medication, your aim should be to maximise your relaxation before going to sleep. Make sure that your bedroom is a tranquil oasis with no reminders of the things that cause you stress. Avoid caffeine during the evening, as well as excessive alcohol if you know that this leads to disturbed sleep. Stop doing any mentally demanding work several hours before going to bed so that you give your brain time to calm down. Try taking a warm bath or reading a calming, undemanding book for a few minutes to relax your body, tire your eyes and help you forget about the things that worry you.
1. Bald Eagles at Decorah, USA
This bald eagle nest is located near a trout hatchery in Decorah, Iowa. After two of this pair’s nests were destroyed, the Raptor Resource Project team began constructing this nest with the hopes that the eagles would take it over and build upon it–and they have! Watch as they come back each year to raise another brood. The Bald Eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782 and a spiritual symbol for native people for far longer than that. These regal birds aren’t really bald, but their white-feathered heads gleam in contrast to their chocolate-brown body and wings. Look for them soaring in solitude, chasing other birds for their food, or gathering by the hundreds in winter. Once endangered by hunting and pesticides, Bald Eagles have flourished under protection.
2. Pandas at Wolong Valley, China
The Wolong Grove live cam at the Shenshuping Gengda Panda Center in China’s Wolong Valley Nature Reserve provides views into 11 different panda yards. Watch as these giant pandas go about their day in this lush bamboo oasis. China Conservation & Research Centre for the Giant Panda conducts research on panda ecology and population dynamics. The organisation is responsible for artificial breeding, genetics, disease prevention, conservation training and release of giant pandas from captivity. The Research Centre also assists in the development of cooperation between other panda organisations in China and abroad.
The giant panda, also known as the panda bear or simply the panda, is a bear native to south central China. It is characterised by large, black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. The name “giant panda” is sometimes used to distinguish it from the red panda, a neighbouring musteloid.
3. Animal Watering Hole, Mpala Research Centre, Kenya
Welcome to the watering hole at Mpala Research Centre in the highlands of central Kenya! Watch elephants, hippos, giraffes, Grevy’s zebras, gazelles, crocodiles, leopards and many other species take a drink (or a quick dip). The Mpala Research Centre (MRC) receives hundreds of students, educators, and scientists from around the globe each year, conducting research on everything from parasites to elephants. The unique set up of Mpala allows for researchers to use the land as a ‘living laboratory’ in which to conduct experiments and answer pressing questions on conservation and wildlife.Mpala is also strongly committed to using this research to benefit the surrounding communities, the nation of Kenya, and global conservation efforts as a whole. Mpala hosts multiple educational outreach programs in order to tackle issues of human-wildlife conflict and thus ensure that both conservation and human-livelihood goals are met.
4. Kitten Rescue Sanctuary, Los Angeles, USA
This live cam overlooks a special private room at Kitten Rescue Sanctuary in Los Angeles, California. This room is home to playful kittens awaiting their new homes. Watch all their antics, from afternoon cat-naps to spirited wrestling and more.
Kitten Rescue was founded in the spring of 1997 and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected animal welfare groups in Los Angeles. It is a non-profit, totally volunteer run organisation devoted to finding loving new homes for unwanted cats and kittens. Kitten Rescue volunteers place approximately 1,000 cats and kittens into new homes every year. Since its inception, Kitten Rescue has rescued and placed over 18,000 cats into loving homes.
The majority of Kitten Rescue’s animals live in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted. Their volunteers care for orphaned or abandoned kittens that need to be bottle fed, moms with litters, cats that need socialization and sick and injured animals. Kitten Rescue takes care of all of its rescued cats’ medical needs, and prior to adoption, every cat is spayed/neutered, tested for leukemia and FIV, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas and microchipped.
5. Sheep Barn, Watkins Glen, USA
Welcome to Farm Sanctuary‘s sheep barn in Watkins Glen, New York. Watch as the rescued sheep (including lambs and their mothers!) sleep and relax in the cony hay. Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organisation. Farm Sanctuary has rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at our sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, NY and the Los Angeles area. At Farm Sanctuary, these animals are friends, not food. Farm Sanctuary educates millions of people about their plight and the effects of factory farming on our health and environment. It advocates for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, and reaches out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms. Farm Sanctuary is committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts.
6. Puffin Burron, Seal Island, USA
Located 21 miles off the coast of Maine on Seal Island, this live puffin cam gives an intimate glimpse inside a puffin burrow, where puffins nest and breed during the spring and summer months. The video stream is occasionally affected by factors such as changes in tide, reflection off the sea surface and dense fog. If the stream is interrupted, stay tuned–the signal will be restored quickly!
The mission of the National Audubon Society is to “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.” The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centres, chapters, and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organisation.
7. Tembe Elephant Park, Emangusi, South Africa
Situated in an area that was once the ancient ‘Ivory Route’, linking Mozambique and Zululand, Tembe Elephant Park is renowned for having the largest elephants in Africa – and the planet! The park’s location is very remote, lying deep in the sand forests and wetlands in northern Tongaland. It borders between KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique. Along with viewing these gentle giants, you can also spot the rest of the “Big Five” : lions, leopards, black and white rhinos and buffalo. There are also tiny Suni antelope, and a spectacular variety of animals including over 340 bird species. The park consists mainly of closed woodland, but offers a great diversity of vegetation, lying within a transition area between tropical and sub-tropical climates. The camera is situated on the hide at one of the waterholes in the area.
Africam.com is your live window into the African wild. The high definition live streams transport you to waterholes strategically located around Africa where you can watch the “Big Five” animals: lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and leopards as well as many other wild animals. The cameras are hidden allowing you to observe them in their natural habitat both day and night. Africam connects people from around the world through the sights and sounds of the captivating African bush and it’s truly majestic wildlife.