I'm watching you!
Today is webcam day.
First, this morning the local news ran a story about how the webcams on the Statue of Liberty are now live. I was going to check this out first thing, but when I went online to start my work day I saw a story about a polar bear webcam. Even better! I am a New York native, so while view of New York Harbor is interesting to me, it isn't exactly exotic. But watching polar bears in their native environment is something I am not likely to do any time soon. So I made the polar bear cam my first stop online. The polar bear I saw wasn't doing much, just sleeping and stretching, but I would rather see that than watch a polar bear eat a seal, after all. I have been checking back periodically to see what's up in the Arctic.
These stories reminded me of my favorite webcams: Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone Park, and Panda Cam, in the San Diego Zoo. Old Faithful is my favorite because you know that every 20 minutes something is going to happen!
I started watching Panda Cam when there was a baby panda to follow, but even more than the polar bears, a panda's life involves a lot of sleeping. Especially a zoo panda.
I love webcams from different places. A number of years ago I regularly checked in on a webcam that tracked the growth and harvest of a field of corn in the Midwest. Watching corn grow every day wasn't all that exciting--no surprise there--but the person managing the webcam also posted weekly comparison photos of the field, and that was interesting. At least to me.
I love that webcams show what is going on RIGHT NOW in different places around the world. So, tell me about your favorite webcam.