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iPhone Films: Snippets of Nature in Your Pocket

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Among my favorite series on the Earth-Touch YouTube channel is the stunningly simple iPhone Films. The series captures natural history footage entirely on an iPhone 4S, from both terrestrial and aquatic habitats. The videos are largely without narration, and are simply meant to illustrate the beauty of biology using a fairly unsophisticated camera. As an invertebrate lover, I’m pleased to see the focus on many of the ‘spineless’ phyla. Here are a few of my picks:

Carin Bondar About the Author: Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. Find Dr. Bondar online at, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist. Follow on Twitter @drbondar.

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