A world where plants communicate, co-operate and, sometimes, wage all-out war.
Take a fascinating look at one of our most familiar birds.
Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat. This film will look at these remarkable relationships first hand, and through caregivers, biologists and animal behaviorists, explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.
Filmmakers take us deep into the snowy owl s tundra home.
Ecologist Chris Morgan embarks on a challenge to find and film a wild Siberian tiger.
Follow individual koalas from a small social group on an Australian island to learn just how a koala manages to survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals. From the miracle of marsupial birth to tender moments of discovery between mother and newborn joey, encounters with threatening forest creatures, battles between rival males and the complex chorus of bellows and grunts that have become so important to science — join leading scientists as they unravel just what a forest needs to support a healthy population of koalas by listening to these marsupials themselves and cracking the koala code.
A romantic adventure becomes something much greater in the River of No Return Wilderness.
Are human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.
Part of the massive Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska supports the largest concentration of bears anywhere in the world. Sustained by a wealth of salmon streams, isolated and protected by their environment, some 1,700 Alaskan brown bears are part of a unique circle of life that has played out here for centuries.
The kangaroo population around Australia's capital has exploded to the tens of thousands.
Based on the true story of writer and naturalist Joe Hutto, portrayed by wildlife photographer Jeff Palmer, this film chronicles Hutto’s remarkable experience of imprinting wild turkey eggs and raising the hatchlings to adulthood. Deep in the wilds of Florida, Hutto spent each day out and about as a “wild turkey” with his family of chicks — until the day came when he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own. As it turned out, this was harder than he ever imagined. Hutto’s story also became a book, "Illumination in the Flatlands."
NATURE enters the secret world of the harpy eagle.
Part 2 - The Road North. Bears are an ultimate icon of the wild, regarded as among the most successful wild animals on the planet. Three of the eight bear species in the world – brown bears, black bears, and polar bears –can be found in Alaska, one of North America’s last truly wild frontiers. Nature joins adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan on a year-long motorcycle odyssey deep into Alaska’s bear country to explore the amazing resiliency and adaptability of these majestic animals as they struggle to make a living in five dramatically diverse Alaskan ecosystems: coastal, urban, mountain, tundra, and pack ice.
Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks and farmed in pens. The program goes beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species.
Irish cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson spent almost 600 days filming Broken Tail and his family for some of the finest tiger documentaries ever made. Broken Tail was the most charismatic tiger cub ever seen in Ranthambore, one of India’s best protected tiger reserves. But suddenly and without warning Broken Tail abandoned his sanctuary and went on the run moving through farmland and scrub until he was killed by a train nearly 200 miles from its home. To track Broken Tail’s incredible journey, Colin and his soundman, Salim, retrace the tiger’s path and piece together the cub’s last days – and through his story reveal the fate of the few surviving tigers in India.
Living in the depths of the New Guinean Rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. When Europeans first saw the plumes of these fabulous creatures in the sixteenth century, they believed they must be from heaven and called them Birds of Paradise. The people of New Guinea make even greater claims. They say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. But to find these birds in New Guinea is one of the toughest assignments, and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these Birds of Paradise; the holy grail of wildlife filmmakers.
One of the greatest migration stories of the natural world.
Whitetailed deer are expert jumpers, clearing fences over 8 feet without a running start.
Seasonal rains make home habitable for thousands of zebras in Botswana s saltpans.
Learn about one of our closest neighbors: the white-tailed deer.
Lipizzaner foals begin life far from Vienna before training at the Spanish Riding School.
The rare ghost deer are whitetailed deer, colored completely white.
A behind-the-scenes look at filming whitetailed deer for the PBS Nature film.
For 450 years, Lipizzaner stallions have been performing for audiences in Vienna.
The striking white Lipizzaner stallions have been thrilling audiences for centuries.
Artist and naturalist James Prosek uses an unusual tool to make his art: eels.
Premieres Wednesday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
As the most watched documentary film series on public television, NATURE delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide. Celebrating its 30th Season in Fall 2011, NATURE is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET New York Public Media.
Chris Bowser coordinates a program which trains students to monitor local eel populations.
The remarkable life cycle of the eel, a catadromous fish found all over the globe.
There are some things in nature we just don't understand, and this creature is one of them