Explore is a philanthropic media organization

Photo by Doug

In Loving Memory of Doug “Kool Beans” Vaughn

How is it possible that you can never meet someone in person but feel like you know them? It’s easy. We do it every day. However, some of the people we meet here at explore.org become such an integral part of our lives that we feel like we’ve known them our whole life and think

Parrotfish on the Cayman Cam

Teen Cam Op Maddie Dives Right In

Teenage volunteer cam op Maddie brings spirit and energy to her role. But operating explore’s live cams isn’t the only time she works behind the camera; her photography is currently being exhibited at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center in Michigan! And since September 20th – 26th, 2015 is Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week, we’d like

Southern Sunday Stew

It Takes a Dane to Make a Stew

What happens when you combine three Great Danes, over twenty strangers, a table loaded with tasty food and a home overflowing with hospitality? It’s a Southern Sunday Stew in Georgia and that’s where I spent one of my most enjoyable afternoons, ever.

Maddie is passionate about animals

Meet our newest Cam Op, Maddie!

Our volunteer camera operators are the heart and soul of explore.org’s live cams. Most volunteers begin their journeys as fans who love to watch the cameras, to connect with the animals, places, and communities that are the live cam experience who now dedicate their time and efforts bringing the best and most beautiful footage to

Become a Camera Operator at Explore

Have you seen an elephant or beluga whale smile? Our volunteer camera operators follow everything from chipmunks to wild elephants… puppies to brown bears… peaceful, smiling belugas to gentle giant pandas. And much, much more. Would you like to learn how to be one?