Top Ten Videos of 2005 From National Geographic News

December 16, 2005

Killer hurricanes, swarming sharks, and wildlife fighting for survival headlined this year's most popular videos from National Geographic News. Replay the year in science, nature, and exploration with 2005's top ten videos.

10. Hawk vs. Rattler—Battle of the Predators
It's a showdown between two of the world's most dangerous desert hunters: a red-tailed hawk and a diamondback rattlesnake. Who will win this battle of the predators? Watch the Video >>

9. Filming the "Red Devil" Squid
Come face-to-beak with the Humboldt squid, a deep-sea giant so ferocious it's known as the red devil. Watch the Video >>

8. Hurricane Katrina Animation
Hurricane Katrina stormed the U.S. Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, as a dangerous Category Four hurricane. Watch this animation to see how one of the worst storms to make U.S. landfall formed. Watch the Video >>

7. Africa "Megaflyover"
On his seven-month flyover of Africa, conservationist J. Michael Fay saw hundreds of hippos stuck in mud, vast antelope herds, and humans nearly everywhere. Watch the Video >>

6. Human Urine—Elixir for Good Health?
Can drinking your own urine improve your health? Meet a Native American healer who advocates "urine therapy" and the patients who take his unusual cure. Watch the Video >>

5. How Hurricane Katrina Was Born
How did one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history form? Our video time line tells the tale with satellite images, graphics, and on-the-scene footage. Watch the Video >>

4. Why New Orleans Is Vulnerable to Hurricanes
A 2004 National Geographic video shows how the levees of New Orleans contributed to the destruction of the city by Hurricane Katrina. Watch the Video >>

3. How to Survive an Anaconda Bite
A scientist had to think fast when he found himself in a particularly bad spot: caught in the jaws of an anaconda. Learn the surprising technique for escaping the bite of this reptilian predator. Watch the Video >>

2. Sharks Swarm Florida Coast
Swarms of up to 200 lemon sharks off the Florida coast have enabled marine biologists to get face-to-face with the still-enigmatic species. Watch the Video >>

1. Bees Battle "Hornets From Hell"
Japanese giant hornets pack a venomous sting so strong it can dissolve human tissue. Watch an attack by these killer insects on a hive of honeybees and learn the surprising secret of the bees' defense. Watch the Video >>

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