National Geographic : 2011 Aug
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ON TV CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MICHAEL QUINTON, MINDEN PICTURES; MICHAEL AND PATRICIA FOGDEN, MINDEN PICTURES; NORBERT WU, MINDEN PICTURES/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STOCK; FRANS LANTING, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STOCK; ALBERT LLEAL, MINDEN PICTURES; JÜRGEN FREUND, MINDEN PICTURES; JIM BRANDEN BURG, MINDEN PICTURES; VINCENT J. MUSI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STOCK; STU PORTER, ALAMY; NORBERT WU, MINDEN PICTURES; JOHNNY ROGERS, BBC ABOVE: ANDRÉ GÖTZMANN, STORY HOUSE PRODUCTIONS • Deadly 60 Sporting hooked claws, a paralyzing sting, and a metallic blue body up to two inches long, the tarantula hawk wasp--- named for the spider it preys upon---is no joke. It's one of nature's nastiest hunters, yet Steve Backshall heads to Mexico's Baja peninsula to handle one in Deadly 60, a new series on Nat Geo WILD. Watch from the safety of your couch as he tracks down a host of predators, includ- ing Romanian wolves and Namibian vultures, and shows how their deadly techniques help them survive. For listings go to natgeotv.com and natgeowild.com. Steve Backshall (center) faces snakes, eels, and more in pursuit of the world's 60 deadliest creatures on Nat Geo WILD. Indestructibles The laws of physics help scientists explain how some people manage to escape death in dire situations.