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The first camera with live video of endangered free-flying condors, the Ventana Wildlife Society’s Condor Cam takes viewers inside the program’s Condor Release Site in Big Sur, California.Because the majority of Ventana’s condor conservation work takes place in remote areas—like in the canyon shown in the cam’s feed—this stream provides a unique opportunity to observe conservationists’ efforts to save these endangered raptors.We’ve gathered some of the best ones on the web for you to kick back and enjoy.

See what the chefs are whipping up for the patrons of this popular restaurant that specializes in French Creole cuisine. For boating enthusiasts and landlubbers alike, these views will become instant favorites.

With the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft disabled USB webcams’ ability to use MJPEG- or H.264-encoded streams; when a webcam tries to use MJPEG or H.264, the device freezes.

(Ars Technica has confirmed that this problem affects our pick.) The reason for this, as explained in an official Windows support thread post by an engineer on the Windows Camera Team, is that Microsoft has moved toward a different video standard called YUY2, and continuing to allow MJPEG- and H.264-encoded streams in addition to YUY2 would result in poor performance.

Nature sometimes feels far away when you’re stuck inside an office staring at a computer screen.

Luckily, anyone can virtually access the best Mother Nature has to offer through “wildlife cams”—live feeds of various species in their habitats around the globe—at the click of a button.


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