Category “Nature”

Japans Wild Secrets

Japan, both fast and furious but outside it's neon cities lies an untamed wilderness, forest filled islands, massive mountains and billowing active volcanos. A fantastic variety of animals inhabit these vast landscapes, a place where against the odds life can flourish. In this National Geographic documentary we look past the bustling car filled streets and discover the true beauty of Japans...

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Saving Thailand’s Animals

In Thailand getting up close to jungle animals is one of the most popular attractions on the tourist trail,  wether it's riding an elephant, petting a tiger or feeding a monkey, you can do it all in Thailand. But in the rush to meet tourist demand and make profits, animals are often mistreated and neglected. In this episode of East 101 by Al Jazeera, Drew Ambrose heads to Thailand in order to find out if new laws would make a difference in a country where animal abuse is big...

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Australia’s Deadliest: Shark Coast

Western Austrailia's stunning coastline has recently been ravaged by a deadly predator, the community it appears in under siege, with beaches being closed left, right and centre, tourism as well has taken a hit. Austrailia's largest state, Perth, has become the deadliest shark attack zone on the planet. The Great White Shark is a fierce predator and was responsible for 5 fatalities within just 10 months back in 2014, with two having been totally consumed, two bitten in half and the fifth was so severely mauled he later lost his life. In this National Geographic film we get a first hand...

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ANTS: Nature’s Secret Power

Every ant hill is a secret society, one of millions spread across the globe, for millions of years ant have been transmitting clandestine messages and following invisible trails. Only now are we truly coming to understand them, to crack their secret codes. Bert Holldobler studies miniature cities of ants in his laboratory and he has dedicated his life to uncovering the secret world of these aliens. It is certainly true that up close ants do look alien, they can support 100 times their own weight, stand upside down on glass, consume vast amounts of food and run huge distances. Each ant is a...

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Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice follows National Geographic photographer James Balog as he sets out across the Arctic in order to deploy several cameras, specifically designed to capture time-lapse footage with the goal of documenting how the landscape is changing over time due to the rapid melting of the world's...

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Wolf Pack

This is the story of the rise to power of the largest wolf pack ever known, going from strength to strength they are now at a turning point in their lives. The balance of power is shifting within the pack, the leaders face a takeover challenge from within their own family. Winter in Yellowstone is six months of temperatures below freezing it can look beautiful but the conditions are fierce and this is a time when most animals struggle to survive, but it is also a time when one animal truly comes into it's own, this is the time of the wolf and this BBC film follows the lives of such wolfs as...

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The Gorilla King

High on the Virunga Volcanos of Rwanda lives a lost tribe, one of our closest living relatives, the Mountain Gorilla. This particular mountain is a dangerous one, and no more so than for one silverback known as Titus, he has sin his close kin murdered, he's been orphaned and abandoned by his mother. He should have died but there was something in his character that would lead to greatness. From a live carefully observed for more than 30 years come a remarkable story of destiny and triumph. Conquering his rivals, escaping from poachers even surviving the tides of war. This is the story of...

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Swallowed By A Sink Hole

In February of 2013 the earth opened up and killed a man in Florida, swallowing him whole as his entire bedroom collapsed from beneath him as he slept. Jeff Bush was sadly never seen again and his body was never recovered. In this BBC Horizon film Professor Iain Stewart makes his way to the house were this disaster occurred in an attempt to understand what exactly happened there. Jeff Bush was asleep when a sinkhole opened up beneath his bedroom. Despite the efforts of his brother to rescue him, Jeff was never seen again and his body was never recovered. Professor Iain Stewart travels to...

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In The Wild, With Robin Williams: Dolphins

A documentary from 1997 were the late Robin Williams goes on an adventure to the Bahamas and Hawaii trying to discover all there is to know about dolphins who happen to be some of the most endearing animals on this planet, they are not only playful and gentle but also very inquisitive and...

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