NatureFootage Keyword Search

How to Search

NatureFootage allows you to make detailed searches to quickly find the exact shot you need. You can perform a Keyword Search and use the Search Filter to fine-tune your results.

Here is a short video demonstrating searching on Nature Footage. It also shows several ways of sharing your search results.

Keyword Search is the quickest way to search for the footage you need. From the Search Toolbar on the top of every page, enter keywords in the text box, and click ‘Search.'

By default, multiple word keyword searches finds only results that includes ALL of the keywords you enter into the search bar.

To widen the search, use ‘OR’ (all caps) before each keyword you would like to include in your search. For example, a keyword search for lake OR pond OR river will find clips containing lakes, ponds, or rivers.

To narrow a search, use ‘NOT’ (all caps) before each keyword you would like to exclude from your search. For example, a keyword search for whale NOT shark NOT killer will find whales, but exclude whale sharks and killer whales.

To do an exact search use quotations “ “. A search for “whale shark” will find clips only with the exact phrase whale shark.

From the Search Results page, you can use the ‘Search Within Results’ field to search within your current found results. For example, using ‘Search Within Results’ you can add a new keyword to limit your current search results.

Most of our cinematographers upload their footage to our site in large batches of clips, which are often similiar to each other in terms of content.  If you are interested in a particular clip and are curious to see if there is additional footage from the same cinematographer that is similar to said clip, you can do this by viewing the entire submission of footage the clip belongs to.  To do this, click on the code visible at the top of a clip thumbnail image, which will take you to the Clip Detail Page.  

On this page, above the video and next to the clip code, click on the link that says "View Entire Submission".

Another way to view clips that are similar to each other is to check and see if the clips is part of a Sequence, which is a collection of clips created by the cinematographer.  Cinematographers create Sequences for clips that have similar subject matter, such as a batch of clips that tell a story, display a certain animal behavior, or just feature similar species.  Please note that not every clip in the collection is part of a Sequence.  To find the Sequence link, click on a clip's thumbnail image to open up the Video Player, and if the clip is part of a Sequence you will see the link below the video and above the keywords attached to the clip:

If you don't find what you're specifically looking for, we recommend also searching more generic or broader search terms as well. We also offer Free Research if you need additional assistance.

An alternative method to searching for footage would be to use our Browse by Species page, which allows you to search our video catalog by family group, common names, and Latin names of terrestrial marine animals and plants.
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