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

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

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

When Normal Skiing Just Won’t Do

(fast paced guitar strumming over cheering) – [Richard] From the very first time I did a run I was hooked. It’s a competition, and my family, we’re about competition. (fast paced guitar strumming) – When you get behind that horse, and it doesn’t matter how many years you’ve done it, Continue Reading

Circling the Globe in a Solar-Powered Plane

(upbeat music) – There are so many people in life, they forget to dream, because they’re afraid of going out of their comfort zone. – [Narrator] 13 years ago, two enterprising pilots shared a dream to achieve the impossible. Their goal? To build the first solar-powered plane to fly around Continue Reading

How-Slow-Can-You-Go Horse Racing in Hokkaido

– [Narrator] In most of the world, horseracing is a fast-paced, head-spinning event. But here on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, the races move … (quirky music) A little bit slower. (quirky music) Ban’ei is a form of horseracing found only in Hokkaido in which draft horses pull heavy sleds down Continue Reading

These Hungarian Horsemen Predated the American Cowboy

(fast-paced, bouncy violin music) – [Narrator] Before the cowboys of the Wild West, there were Hungary’s Csikós, horseman of the Puszta, Hungary’s Great Plain. There way of life is centuries-old and blends tradition with death-defying riding. They are some of Europe’s greatest horsemen. – [Narrator] The Csikós are tasked with Continue Reading

No Roads, No Cars, Just Boats

– [Narrator] Today’s journey takes us to the Dutch town of Giethoorn. Giethoorn is just like any normal town. With one exception, roads. They don’t have them. (upbeat music) – [Narrator] And boats, lots of boats. – [Narrator] That’s Jan, one of the town’s resident boat builders. He’s known for Continue Reading