Author: Micah Moen

Nature’s fireworks: glowing fireflies lighting up Utah

Nature’s fireworks: glowing fireflies lighting up Utah

By Micah Moen 40 Comments January 18, 2020

So we’re out at Goshen ponds. We’re out here today looking for fireflies. People don’t think they’re here in the West because fireflies are traditionally an eastern species. We found flashing fireflies in Utah. That’s a pretty big deal and we can’t wait to get them back to the lab and start to analyze them […]

Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait

Six-Legged Robots Faster Than Nature-Inspired Gait

By Micah Moen 10 Comments January 18, 2020

for a long time roboticists have been inspired by nature in designing their robots for example when looking at how to construct six legged robots they’re inspired by insects. In insects if you look across many different species use the same locomotor strategy for moving fastest: they use the tripod gait. it’s a movement in […]

“A River Valley full of Life” – Fantastic Wildlife Safari in South Luangwa NP, Zambia 2018 (4K)

“A River Valley full of Life” – Fantastic Wildlife Safari in South Luangwa NP, Zambia 2018 (4K)

By Micah Moen 14 Comments January 18, 2020

Zungulila bushcamp Greater kudu with yellow-billed oxpecker Puku antelope Rhodesian giraffe Lion African elephant Chamilandu bushcamp Cape buffalo Plains zebra Hippopotamus Impala African wild dog White-fronted bee-eater Spotted hyena Common waterbuck Llilian’s lovebird African sacred ibis Hamerkop Egyptian goose Saddle-billed stork White-crowned lapwing Blacksmith lapwing Great egret Pied kingfisher Red-billed hornbill Red-billed oxpecker Bushbuck Lizard […]

A spot of birdwatching by a Scottish river! | Wildlife Photography Vlog #10

A spot of birdwatching by a Scottish river! | Wildlife Photography Vlog #10

By Micah Moen 10 Comments January 18, 2020

[rushing water] [music] Good morning everyone and welcome to another wildlife photography vlog! I am down taking a stroll next to a river with my camera, hoping to get some wildlife shots… as usual. It’s 10:30ish I think, I’ve already been up for 5 1/2 hours because I took my boyfriend to the airport this […]

Winter Nature Study

Winter Nature Study

By Micah Moen 4 Comments January 18, 2020

Jacksonville business hosts craft sessions to help Australian wildlife
Ohio affected by one of the biggest natural disasters of 2019.
UW Certificate in Natural Science Illustration

UW Certificate in Natural Science Illustration

By Micah Moen 1 Comment January 17, 2020

Natural science illustration really focuses on the natural world. It can be ranging from an entire scene all the way down to views of the interior of an animal or a plant, dissecting it down especially for scientific purposes. So a lot of natural science illustration ends up going into text books or for teaching […]

Why I Think This World Should End

Why I Think This World Should End

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 17, 2020

The world is coming to an end The air is polluted. The oceans contaminated. The animals are going extinct. The economies collapsed. Education is shot. Police are corrupt. Intelligence is shunned and ignorance rewarded. The people are depressed and angry. We can’t live with each other and we can’t live with ourselves, so everyone’s medicated. […]

Celebrate with us the 50th anniversary of La Mauricie National Park!

Celebrate with us the 50th anniversary of La Mauricie National Park!

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 17, 2020

A beaver logo appears on screen. “La Mauricie National Park, 50 years” appears on a wide shot of a lake criss-crossing a giant park. Someone is paddling a canoe. A great blue heron flies above the surface of the water. The camera flies over a body of water edged by evergreens. Several canoeists paddle across […]