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Field in Focus Video Series

Journey into the field with Smithsonian scientists working to save species around the globe.

An aerial photo of Myanma's Hpa An region where Linno Cave is located. The area is a mix of rural farmland and forest cover.
For the first time, see Smithsonian scientists in the field as they collect blood from bats, sample saliva from macaques and track the movement of flying foxes across Myanmar.
Two bison -- large mammals with thick fur coats, rounded sharp horns, big heads and large shoulder humps -- walk through tall grass at sunset
Smithsonian scientists are collaborating with the American Prairie Reserve in Montana to help understand, restore and preserve this wild landscape. Follow ecologists into the field as they attempt to answer big conservation questions in an even bigger place.
A close-up photo of an Asian elephant with big ears, a long trunk and large tusks in Myanmar
In this three-part video series, follow Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists and partners as they track Myanmar's wild elephants.
An underwater photo of a large, elkhorn coral surrounded by smaller corals in shallow waters off the coast of Curacao
Follow Smithsonian researchers into the field to see why their work is bringing new hope to the future of coral conservation and restoration.