Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants

– [Narrator] Manta rays are very large. They’re one of the largest animals in the ocean. Certainly they’re the largest of any of the ray species. They can get up to about 25 feet across. When they come towards you and they’re that size, they look like an alien spacecraft Continue Reading

These Ice Swimmers Battle Frozen Death with Every Stroke | That’s Amazing

(intense music) – [Ram] Everyone says that I’m mad. And they ask me that question, what draws me to the ice. And what amazes me is how many people follow. – [Announcer] High in the mountains of Southern Africa, there are 15 fearless swimmers competing in one of the most Continue Reading

Swimming From Alcatraz to San Francisco 48 Times

– [Narrator] This Great Big Story was made possible by Wells Fargo. Established 1852. Re-established 2018. (elegant music) – [Mitali] The water we swim in is dangerous, and someone has died in it. Growing up, I had people tell me that the water was so dangerous that there were three Continue Reading

Racing With an Olympic Speed Skater

– [Brittany] When you’re getting on the ice and pairs of skaters are already racing before you, it can be very, very noisy, but the second I step on the ice for my race, I become hyper focused. My name is Brittany Bowe, and I am an Olympic long track Continue Reading

Shredding the World’s Highest Sand Dunes on Skis

– [Emma] Cerro Blanco is the biggest sand dune in the world. I had no idea people could ski in a place like this. Once you’re at the top, you have about 4,000 feet of vertical drop until you get to the bottom. Whoo! I will remember that moment for Continue Reading

Skis of Glory: The Rise, Fall and Return of Ski Ballet

(zipper closing) (dramatic music) – [Narrator] Pop quiz. Who is this? If you answered Olympic gold medalist freestyle skier Jonny Moseley, you are correct. It is Jonny Moseley. – Hey, I’m Jonny Moseley. – [Narrator] Here’s another question. What exactly is Jonny Moseley doing right now? It’s strange. It’s as Continue Reading

This Roller Derby Team Is Jamming for Representation

(piano notes) (group chanting) (group screaming) – I joined Team Indigenous to be a part of something bigger than myself. – It’s very important that we have visibility as native people. – I just think it’s like important to see somebody that looks like you at the top level. (happy Continue Reading

Grooving at California’s Most Retro Roller Rink

– [Dominic] It’s a rarity to go to a rollerskating rink and find live music there. – [Narrator] Most other roller rinks have gone digital. But head to Southern California, and you’ll find one of the last remaining rinks to employ a live organ player. (funky music) – My name Continue Reading

How You Can Hike, Bike, Ski and Dive for Science

(ambient music) – I’ve always just tried to push myself to see the world and explore. Eventually, I found myself really concerned about the fact that I was spending my time in the outdoors without doing anything beneficial for the world. I started Adventure Scientists believing that there would be Continue Reading