Eight breathtaking documentaries from BBC's multi award-winning series.
The Natural World series, the jewel in the crown of the BBC Natural History Unit, features stunning photography and gripping narratives across a diverse array of wildlife stories.
Birds of Paradise
Filming spectacular birds of paradise deep in the rainforest of New Guinea. A journey alongside New Guinean naturalists.
Titus - The Gorilla King
Following the success story of Titus - the iconic gorilla King.
Dolphins of Shark Bay
Following six months in the life of a dolphin family in Western Australia's Shark Bay.
Mississippi - Tales of the Last River Rat
River rat, Kenny Salwey, tells how all animals struggle to survive as the Mississippi faces the challenge of each season.
Unraveling the mystery of the whale sharks of Ningaloo Reef.
The Mountains of the Monsoon
In the Western Ghat Mountains of India, Sandesh Kadur is on a quest to document the incredible variety of wildlife before they disappear forever.
Snow Monkeys - Who's Hot and Who's Not
Revealing the very different lives of three groups of snow monkeys in Japan.
Moose in the Glen
Estate owner, Paul Lister, has a vision to reintroduce the wildlife of the highlands; to see wolves hunting deer in a spectacular Scottish Glen. There are many challenges, but the greatest is to convince the locals that it's a good idea.
Run Time: 6 hours 32 min approx
Brilliant camera work, each story is a visual feast - no surprise from BBC.
I enjoyed the professional/personal nature of the stories. They are not only about animals and locations, but about the character and dedication of the individuals who study them. We are taken alongside these people on an unfolding journey. Along the way we get a sense of their quest and a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world around us.
I had never before seen any image of a whale shark. The sheer size of this fish and the striking patterns along its length took me by surprise - what a stunning creature. Totally weird mouth though, especially when it is wide open (no teeth, this one is a filter feeder).
I found all of the documentaries in this collection well worth viewing. I particularly enjoyed watching 'Moose in the Glen'. I think it is a fantastic quest - trying to restore a small part of the Scottish highlands to original state complete with original wildlife. Quite the challenge. This documentary provides an excellent visual description of how the animals and the land ultimately function together for regeneration and balance.
Rated: PG (some fighting and mating scenes in the Gorilla doco, a deer gets shot (not a close up) during culling in 'Moose in the Glen', can't remember what else might cause a younger viewer distress...)
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