Mark shows a giant toad and some humongous beetle larvae to Conan O'Brien.

Go behind the scenes and hear photographer and National Geographic grantee Mark Moffett talk about his career, what inspires and influences his work, and his most memorable adventures.

National Geographic photographer Mark Moffett recounts his unexpectedly hilarious expedition to a remote valley in Colombia to document an elusive and highly poisonous "superfrog."
(World Science Festival)

"Dr. Bugs" Moffett Has Drugged-Out Toads, Sex-Champ Ants - CONAN on TBS

Mark W. Moffett spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on March 11, 2011 about his book Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions.

A new book by explorer naturalist Mark W. Moffett explores the secret world of the anthill. The Scientist

Colbert talks pollination with Mark

Colbert talks frogs with Mark

Colbert talks ants for the second time with Mark

Colbert talks ants for the first time with Mark

Video Lectures and Public Discussions

A video of me in the field by Melissa Wells won the Reader’s Choice award for best science video (a “Labby”) from the Scientist Magazine, and was chosen as one of the must-see science videos of 2011 by

A video of a botfly emerging from my hand, has been popular on youtube and was used for a time at Yale medical school.  Think of it as the closest experience a man can have to giving birth. Prepare to be awed (or terrified):

Radio Highlights

NPR, Fresh Air: Tracking a Sisterhood of Traveling Ants

NPR, Fresh Air: Interview

NPR, The Kitchen Sisters: A Termite Queen and Her Ultimate Sacrifice

NPR, National Geographic Radio Expeditions: The Savage, Beautiful World of Army Ants

Think With Krys Boyd: Ants! Ants! Ants!

Air Talk, Southern California Public Radio: Mark Moffett's Adventures

The Animal House: The Indiana Jones of the Ant World

Sierra Club Radio:Interview (starts halfway through the hour)

BBC World Service, Forum: A Conversation between Mark Moffett, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Heather Berlin

Public Radio International’s The World: How ants wage war

Treehugger Radio: Adventures Among Ants

Groks Science Radio: Ants

Radio Lab: Argentine Invasion

Naturally Vibrant Living: Lessons from insects

Larry Meiller Show, Wisconsin Public Radio: Conversions with Mark Moffett

NPR, Seatlle: Doctor Bugs

Madeine Brand Show: Wars Under Our Feet

Jefferson Exchange: The Indiana Jones of Entomology

Radio Ecoshock: His Adventures Are Legion

Journey Home, Santa Fe Public Radio: The Ants

Ecotopia: Adventures With Ants

Afternoon Magazine. Illinois Public Radio: Interview

Field Notes with Thane Maynard: In Conversation

Quarks & Quirks, Canadian Public Radio: The Curious Naturalist

Skeptically Speaking, Canada: A Journey Around the World

This Way Up, New Zealand: The Ant Man

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Perth: The Indiana Jones of Entomology

University of California Press Podcast: More Than Mindless Specks

National Geographic Weekend Edition: Giant Cricket

National Geographic Weekend Edition: Weaver Ants

National Geographic Weekend Edition: Ants and Humans

National Geographic Weekend Edition: Death of a Friend

National Geographic Weekend Edition: Licking the Frog

National Geographic World Talk Radio: New Discoveries About Ants

Select Blogs and Magazine Stories