Includes various scenes (trims and out-takes) on board a ship (likely Alaska) and in Arizona and New Mexico, notably footage of cactus, desert wildlife and birds. Includes title panels "Potatoes may be all right, but crabs caught that very morning on the beach are better"; "Queer Creatures of the Cactus Country by William L. Finley and Arthur N. Pack of Nature Magazine"; "The Trail of the Rainbow by Arthur N. Pack and Eleanor Pack"; "On the plateau above the valley of the Chama River, New Mexico"; "We push on by way of lovely Mesa Verde, the home of forgotten races of mankind"; and "Repeated cloudbursts bring more difficulties."
Includes footage of various birds, including their nesting sites. The film ends with footage of a pet quail and pet duck with the family dog. Includes title panels: "P Ranch, 40 miles of water and marshland, added to Malheur refuge"; "Trapping and banding ducks"; "Winter refuge for waterfowl"; and "A new kind of duck dog".
Includes title panels: The Reclamation Service turns Lower Klamath over to land promoters; Clear Lake Reservation in 1912; A waterfowl refuge partly drained and leased to stockmen; Malheur Lake Reservation in 1915; and A dry lake, no birds and a world of dust.
Includes footage of the Westward, Native Alaskan children and a whale hunt. Includes title panels: "The bidarrah or ferry-boat at St. Paul"; "Santa Claus"; "The haunts of the blue fox"; "The lemming of the north"; "A Bering Sea beach, home of the fur seals"; "A stranger on the Pribilofs" [a bear cub]; "Farewell to the Pribilofs -- we go a-whaling"; and "On the trail of Jonah."
Includes footage of salmon fishing and fish counts. Includes title panels "The story of the Bering Sea Expedition, led by Campbell Church and William L. Finley, under the auspices of the American Nature Association and the Bureau of Fisheries of the United States Department of Commerce"; "Smaller craft for cruising rivers and lakes"; "Buffy joins the expedition" [a water bird]; "A salmon cannery at the head of the bay"; "Food for a nation in a salmon trap"; "The future of the salmon crop is guarded by the United States Bureau of Fisheries"; and "On up the river with the salmon run."
Footage shows Finley donning a goat costume in order to more closely approach goats for filming. Includes title panels "Ptarmigan or snow grouse"; "On to Boulder Pass"; "Top of the Continental Divide"; "This was a splendid goat country, but we still had to climb the peaks to get above the goats unobserved"; and "It takes a goat to get a goat."
Filmed near Red Eagle (Montana?); includes footage of camp, porcupine, elk, moose and mountain goats. Includes title panels: "Fool hens"; "The trail needed patching"; "Leaving our horses we crept cautiously to the edge of a steep bank and peered over"; "The idea was to lie in wait at the stream crossing below the lick -- and it worked"; and "In the moose country."
Includes title panels Shooting mountain sheep from an ambush; Only Aleuts can fish here; Climbing to the aery of an American eagle; Nearby dinner for young eagles; and A joker somewhere the rest never humped and rolled like this.