Into the wild video diaries

Watch videos of Natural History Museum scientists on recent expeditions and find out what life is really like out in the field.

Our scientists go to extreme lengths to gather the information they need to carry out their research. 

From battling typhoons in Taiwan to surviving long dark nights deep in the jungle, it's rarely comfortable out in the field. But for many, the thrill of discovering a beetle unknown to science or the beauty of a pristine forest makes it all worthwhile. 

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Erica McAlister, Curator of Diptera, and her colleagues on fieldwork

What happens behind the scenes in the Museum's Life Sciences Department? Curator Erica McAlister has about 30,000 species of fly to look after, and fieldwork trips at home and abroad. Her life is never dull!

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