A loggerhead turtle journeys across the Pacific, meeting dolphins and whales, sharks and giant squids, and typhoons and fishermen along the way. She swims over deep canyons, and uses underwater mountain tops like motorway service stations. Blue whales thunder by like juggernauts, and sharks
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In 1977, acclaimed director Barbet Schroeder and cinematographer Nestor Almendros entered the universe of the world’s most famous primate, to create the captivating documentary Koko: A Talking Gorilla. The film introduces us to the remarkable Koko at the age of three, recently brought from
Botswana’s elephants are doing very well, too well perhaps. People are worried that too many elephants will damage their fragile desert home and have suggested that up to 60,000 should be culled. Researcher Mike Chase studies ancient elephant migration routes – he has tracked
Nowhere on Earth supports more life than the living sand and mud of an estuary. The waters are alive with ducks, seals, and some unlikely visitors. Beneath the waves there’s a hidden world of carnage where even predators need to look out for enemies.
It’s the largest and most ambitious habitat recreation project ever known: to bring back to life one of the world’s greatest marshlands. And it’s happening in Iraq. Considered to be the original Garden of Eden, the marshes were once Iraq’s wildlife jewel, where man
World’s Biggest Pets is a fascinating insight into the amazing world of pet owners for whom big is beautiful. For some pet owners, big is truly beautiful. This quirky one-off documentary meets some of the world’s biggest animals romping through homes and neighbourhoods, from dogs
Cool Nordic is feature-length documentary (60 minutes) produced by the Nordic Council. This documentary explores the magnificent landscapes and culture of scandinavia – Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden.
Nature tracks down the cockiest characters in the land down under in Parrots in the Land of Oz. We keep them in cages in our homes, but in their natural state they are independent birds who can seek out water over hundreds of miles through
This installment of the series Animals Like Us focuses on the “business” or “mutual aid” relationships between species. The audience is spectator to the methods utilized in nature to obtain things such as camouflage, nesting grounds, and food sources. By studying intimate interactions that are both symbiotic
Wild animals kill thousands of people every day – and the most dangerous creatures may not be what you think. From Bengal tigers to elephants to mosquitos, animals can kill in a multitude of ways. Predators are obvious killers, but others defend their territory,
Wind is the flow of gases on a large scale. On the surface of the Earth, wind consists of the bulk movement of air. Wind is caused by differences in atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher
The sea snake, serpent of the sea, is a highly venomous creature, its venom is ten times more potent than the cobra. Many native fishermen die from sea snake bites in the islands north of Australia, but, fatalities are rare in Australia. The sea
Evil, wicked, fearful beasts that s what people call hyenas. They look odd and are thought of as scavengers, eating leftovers fromanother animal s catch, so they re disliked. This is not fair to hyenas. And it s not all true. Families In theWild:
Take flight on an exhilarating ride with elite winged predators in Raptor Force. Humans have had a unique relationship with raptors, nature’s aerial killing machines, for more than four thousand years, first through the ancient sport of falconry, and, more recently, as scientists and
Secrets and Mysteries of Bats explores the world of bats and the scientists who study them — including the late Donald Griffin, a Harvard zoologist who was the first to describe their echolocation ability in the 1940s. Using 3-D graphics to recreate the bats’
The Eagle Owl is a large and powerful bird, smaller than the Golden Eagle but larger than the Snowy Owl. It is sometimes titled the world’s largest owl, but so is the Blakiston’s Fish Owl, which is slightly bigger on average. The Eagle Owl
Take a trip to Kenya, to save a group of Hippos whose watering hole has dried up. Tricking these wary, dangerous animals into a trap will put all skills and patience to the test. Watch a plan to rescue these needy animals from the
Look to the skies and you will feel it – a deep, univeral facination with flight. A facination with birds. There are legions of bird-watchers all across the world, but for some watching is not enough. In the sport of falconry for example, man
Only recently do we have footage of these Bengal tigers. This multi- award winning film documents the life of the most elusive of cats, the royal Bengal, or ‘swamp tigers’ of the Sundarbans. Mike Herd’s painstaking dedication resulted in a mesmerizing film, which shows
Patrick Stewart investigates the defensive tricks of the camouflaged octopus, electric eel, and regenerating salamander. In Animal Superpowers see how different species have evolved and developed mesmerising powers to stay ahead in the ultimate survival-of-the-fittest competition.