Snakes in a Cave by Nathan Dappen

Dr. Neil Losin and Dr. Nate Dappen are two biologists on a mission: to seek out nature’s most amazing spectacles and share them with people around the world. In the first installment of “Biology Road Trips,” they visit a Puerto Rican cave reputed to be the home of 300,000 bats… and a healthy population of boas that specialize in hunting the bats! If the rumors were true, Neil and Nate wanted to see the snakes in action and capture this unique behavior on film.

Saving America's Grasslands by Nathan Dappen

Last year Neil Losin and I produced this short video for the WWF about the perverted economics of the US Farm Bill, how it's putting ranchers out of business and how it's destroying America's last intact grasslands.

WWF sent this film and call-to-action to thousands of people across the country urging them to contact their representatives in congress and ask them to change policy in the US Farm Bill that would level the playing field for ranchers and save America's grasslands. A few days ago, the Senate approved a new US Farm Bill that took a major step toward protecting America's Grasslands. We'd like to think that, at least in a small way, our video helped  congress take that positive step forward. Check out the story by clicking the photo below:

Snows of the Nile by Nathan Dappen

Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains rise 5000m from the heart of Africa. At their summits are some the only equatorial glaciers on Earth. But these “Mountains of the Moon,” whose very existence caused a sensation in Europe when they were first climbed in 1906, are changing fast. Their glaciers have shrunk by more than 80% in the last century, and scientists predict that the remaining ice will disappear in less than 20 years. The future of the mountains, their remarkable endemic biodiversity, and the Bakonjo people who call them home is uncertain.

Snows of the Nile follows Neil Losin and Nate Dappen, two scientists and photographers, on an ambitious expedition to re-capture historical glacier photographs from the Rwenzoris. If they could retrace the steps of the Duke of Abruzzi’s legendary 1906 ascent, brave the Rwenzoris' notoriously unpredictable weather, and re-capture Vittorio Sella's glacier photos, their images would bear witness to a century of climate change.

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Produced, Filmed & Edited by: Nate Dappen & Neil Losin
Additional Photography & Production Assistance by: Amanda Miesnieks & Liz Losin
Music by: New West Studios, SJ Acoustic, Dan Warren & Jim Bruder