You’re a Sparrow. Here’s How to Survive New York

Sparrows have adapted in remarkable ways to life in the Big Apple. In Kurt Mayer’s short film Planet Sparrow (for ORF, Arte, and NDR), see incredible close-ups of these plucky birds feeding, hunting, and surviving in New York’s urban jungle.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

You’re a Sparrow. Here’s How to Survive New York

Sparrows have adapted in remarkable ways to life in the Big Apple. In Kurt Mayer’s short film Planet Sparrow (for ORF, Arte, and NDR), see incredible close-ups of these plucky birds feeding, hunting, and surviving in New York’s urban jungle.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.