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Explore Nature (Movies)

Explore the world without leaving the comfort of your home with these nature & exploration DVDs.

Nothing on Earth

The Greenland ice cap, which is in the process of disappearing, is given life through the eye of an artist who captures nature's constant cycle of change and renewal

Drain the oceans.

Pull the plug on the ocean to reveal hidden secrets and lost worlds, using groundbreaking technology, breathtaking photography and insight from top marine archaeologists. Has penetrating new insights into the epic history of human civilization and the deep history of the Earth itself, exposing sunken cities, shipwrecks and the amazing natural wonders of the deep

Dawn of humanity

Nova and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors. Deep in a South African cave, a special team of experts has brought to light an unprecedented wealth of fossils belonging to a crucial gap in the record of our origins that spans the transition between the ape-like australopithecines (such as the famous Lucy) and the earliest members of the human family

Plants behaving badly : the intriguing behavior of extraordinary plants

Two groups of plants exhibit such intriguing behavior that a century and a half ago they attracted the attention of Charles Darwin. These same plants, the orchids and the carnivorous plants, still fascinate scientists today. In two, one-hour films, it reveals a world of deceit and treachery worthy of any fictional thriller

Okavango : river of dreams

Experience the wildlife of the Okavango Delta, an oasis and lush paradise in Southern Africa that connects a wide array of creatures. Lions chase elephants, who chase hippos, who chase crocodiles

Cuba's wild revolution

Cuba is an island teeming with exotic biodiversity: from the world's tiniest hummingbird to thousands of migrating crabs, to the jumping crocodiles of the Zapata swamp. Decades of a socialist, conservation-minded government, American embargoes, and minimal development have left the island virtually unchanged for 50 years. As international relations ease, what will become of this wildlife paradise?

Earth : one amazing day

An astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters. Told with humor, intimacy and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendor

Australia : land beyond time

An IMAX film showing the formation of Australia and its unique wildlife and habitats

The age of nature

Explore humanity's relationship with nature and wildlife, as scientists and conservationists from all over the world examine ways that can restore the planet? The documentary series asks whether newfound awareness of nature could bring about a new chapter in the human story

Jane Goodall : the hope

Follows scientist, inspirational activist, and leader, Jane Goodall, as she spreads a message of hope throughout her travels

Islands of wonder : Madagascar, Borneo, Hawaii

Journey to three of the most exotic, mysterious, and remote islands on Earth: Madagascar, Borneo, and Hawaii. These isolated and iconic tropical islands harbor remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on Earth. In a rapidly changing world, these fragile islands are a vital gauge for the health of the planet

Seven worlds, one planet

Explores the diversity of life on Earth, focusing on the unique climate, terrain, and wildlife found on each of the seven continents and how each continent has shaped the wildlife found there

Wild Russia

Explore Russia's most mysterious and amazing locations and most iconic wildlife

Enchanted kingdom

A spell-binding journey through seven realms of Africa to reveal a natural world stranger, more magical, and more mystical than anything could be imagined. Narrated by Idris Elba, the film flows likes a stream, with extraordinary time-lapse photography, sweeping aerial shots, and macro and micro lensed 3D propelling us from enchanted forests to the boiling edge of the underworld, from celestial ice-capped mountains and lava-spewing volcanoes, to crashing waterfalls and deep fantastical seas

America's national parks. Yosemite and Olympic

Celebrate the 100th birthday of America's best idea. This premium blue-chip event premieres two new hours of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, featuring stories of our nation's most majestic landscapes and beloved animal characters. Yosemite National Park, set within California's Sierra Nevada Mountains and designated a World Heritage Site, is home to hundreds of wildlife species, and is famed for its iconic mountain vistas, waterfalls, and giant sequoia groves

Hidden kingdoms

Imagine what it's like to be shrunk down and immersed in a magical world of fantastical creatures living incredible, action-packed lives. With a cast of miniature marvels all less than a foot in size, these superheroes may be small but they pack a punch way above their weight. Chipmunks, elephant shrews, marmosets, scorpion mice, even giant rhinoceros beetles all face drama on a different scale -- when you are this small rain drops fall like meteorites and a breeze feels like a tornado! Filmed against the backdrop of the planet's most iconic landscapes -- savanna, desert, jungle, forest, and the cities of Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro -- this series explores these worlds from a new and unique perspective. The challenges our mini-heroes face are exceptional and their enemies gigantic... but their solutions are ingenious. Prepare to be amazed, entertained and fascinated by our planet's Hidden Kingdoms. It's time for the little guys to take centre stage!

American Serengeti

Just 200 years ago, Lewis and Clark stepped onto this fertile landscape and were awestruck by what they saw: herds of bison, packs of wolves, grizzly bears, prairie dogs, and more. Since Lewis and Clark's time, many of these iconic prairie creatures have disappeared. Now, the most ambitious conservation project in American history is underway to create a thriving one-million acre wildlife reserve that will restore America's Serengeti. Includes bonus program: Thunderbeast

Africa's incredible hulks

Unforgettable Elephants - Martyn Colbeck shares his spectacular footage, that stole his heart. Rhinoceros - Chronicle of the world's five species of rhino, each struggling for their continued survival

Secrets of the zoo . Season 1

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the largest and most popular zoos in the country, boasting none other than "Jungle Jack" Hanna. It takes hours to see it all, but now for the first time, Nat Geo WILD is taking viewers behind the scenes to meet the animals and the army of people who work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to create one of the best zoo experiences in the country

Secrets of the zoo : Tampa . Season 1

It embraces the wild side of the Sunshine State. With a stellar zoo team devoted to the exotic cast of animals, this dedicated team cares for both their lovable zoo family as well as rescues and rehabs animals in need, including orphaned black bear cubs, injured panthers, manatees, otters, and alligators

Nature's fear factor

When top predators disappeared from Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, other animals fell into unusual patterns. Now scientists are reintroducing wild dogs to restore the park's 'landscape of fear' and with it the natural balance of the ecosystem

Australian bushfire rescue

An estimated one billion animals died in the horrific Australian bushfires last year. Through the help of tireless volunteers working to rescue the remains of their once-flourishing environment, stories of animal and human resilience have emerged. Rising from the ashes, animal survivors begin their challenging journey back to a wild existence

Santa's wild home

Green lights dance across a star-filled sky, and snowflakes sparkle on the trees. It is little wonder Lapland is famous as a realm of elves and flying reindeer, the magical home of Santa Claus. This northernmost region of mainland Europe, however, is a real place, with real animals such as reindeer, Great Gray owls, wolverines, eagles, wolves, musk oxen, and Brown bears who live out their lives in the tundra and forest

Rivers of life

From land, boat, and sky. Above and below the water. From the point of view of the animals and people who are found there, we will show these rivers as they have never been seen before, highlighting each river's very own unique atmosphere and character so that each episode will have its own mood. This series will find new perspectives to cover these amazing waterways. Using the latest in filming technology, they will take viewers on a journey to uncover their secrets

Africa's wild side

The animals in Botswana have developed their own ingenious strategies to survive and further their bloodlines. From creating the very land they call home, each creature has tricks and skills to build the structures that keep them alive. Those who are successful will bring up baby in one of the most unforgiving wildernesses on earth, teaching them all the skills they will need to survive

Wild Arctic

Creatures carve out a grueling existence amongst vast snow-forests and the brutal tundra. During winter, the Arctic Ocean locks these lands in ice and 24 hours of night, but summer brings around the clock sun, and the ocean and its islands burst into life attracting animals from all over the globe, for a summer feeding frenzy

Nature's great race

Every year, millions of animals embark on epic journeys on an astonishing scale, crossing hostile landscapes, traveling hundreds of miles, overcoming fearsome obstacles, and facing intense dangers in a race to reach their destination. Follow caribou, elephants, and zebra on breathtaking wildlife adventures, journeying across hundreds of miles of Canadian arctic wilderness and African bush

Wild metropolis

Examine the world's most extraordinary wildlife living in the newest and fastest changing habitat on the planet - cities. The innovative three-part series features a diverse cast of animals that are adjusting to this new world better than predicted, not only applying their natural born skills and abilities to life in the city, but also making amazing physical or behavioral adaptations

The blue planet : seas of life. part 1. Ocean world ; frozen seas

Explore the oceans of the world learning interesting facts about oceans and the animals and plants that live within them

Serengeti

With unique access to a pristine and unspoiled corner of the Serengeti's Pride Lands deep in the heart of Africa, this series captures the drama of the daily lives of and emotional moments faced by lions and lionesses, baboons, elephants, leopards, bison and other creatures commonly found in this national park in Tanzania

Africa's deadliest

Explores the deepest, darkest depths of Africa, to come face to face with the continent's deadliest predators. Featuring startling footage of animals in action, the three-part series looks at some of the most dangerous creatures on earth, including a few you might not expect to be such accomplished killers. Discover the stealth, speed, deception and weaponry of Africa's Deadliest

Wonders of the Arctic

"Our ongoing quest to explore and come to terms with the Arctic is presented in the context of the crucial role that ice plays in the north. Ice is to the Arctic as trees are to the rainforest. It is the underpinning of the ecosystem, the foundation upon which the animals and plants of the north depend. I n this documentary, viewers meet an ice scientist who lives and works with the Inuit, blending their traditional knowledge with modern scientific methods. Views travel to the town of Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world, where the people have turned a feared predator into a revered asset. Scientists join an expedition of beluga biologists who are monitoring that migration patterns of these ice-dependent whales. Underlying all these stories are the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted over thousands of years to this land of ice and snow."--container

Madagascar : the land where evolution ran wild

For 65 million years, Madagascar was lost to the world, isolated, undiscovered, and untouched by humans. Left to its own devices it became a hotbed of evolution, resulting in the greatest concentration of unique creatures anywhere on the planet. More than 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Recognized as one of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots

Planet Earth . Six-disc special edition

The best selling factual series of all time is now even better! Now, with the addition of all-new commentary and new bonus programs, you can relive this incredible experience all over again!

Europe's new wild

The inspiring story of the wild rebirth of a continent. Across four episodes, the series reveals the spectacular resurgence of nature across Europe's most varied and breathtaking landscapes. From the Arctic Circle to rich river wetlands, from deep forest to rugged mountain peaks, witness Europe's most iconic wildlife thrive and flourish in the most unexpected places

The everglades

1.5 million acres are home to some of the most unusual creatures on the planet: carnivorous plants, amphibious birds, fish that breathe air, and cacti that grow in water. Go beyond the tourist hotspots to explore the hidden reaches of this amazing national park as never before

Undercover in the jungle

Explores some of the outstanding features of the Amazon Rainforest

The Serengeti rules

Travel back in time, from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools, with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology

Earth's natural wonders : living on the edge

Explores the most extraordinary places on the planet and how their environments shape the lives of those who live there. From Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall to the Amazon to the Grand Canyon, visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear the rarely told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face

Earthflight . : the complete series

What would it be like to see the world from a bird’s perspective? To experience riding on the backs of bald eagles and snow geese or flying alongside a flock of brown pelicans as they scan and dive for fish in the ocean below. State-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques have now made it possible to do just that and more as EARTHFLIGHT, A Nature Special Presentation takes viewers on a breathtaking aerial adventure over six continents. It took EARTHFLIGHT series producer John Downer and his team four years to film more than 100 bird species in 40 different countries. Using strategically placed cameras, including tiny HD cameras placed on the backs of trained birds, this six-part series captures amazing viewpoints that have never been seen before

A perfect planet : the story of Earth's power and fragility

Explores the wide variety of life found all over the earth
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