Natural History Documentaries

With a range of iconic series spanning all seven continents, dive deep into the beauty of the natural world. Our documentary collection brings you the best of the BBC’s nature, wildlife, and science shows, with over 100 hours of content dating back to 1954 including the series that launched David Attenborough’s career and changed nature documentaries forever.

Animals In Love

Animals in love

Do penguins fall in love? How do capuchin monkeys flirt? Can hyenas get first date jitters? Liz Bonnin reveals the surprising similarities between humans and animals in pursuing a mate and maintaining a relationship in this fascinating natural history documentary. Discover how flamingos spruce themselves up to attract a mate and the bonobos who believe laughter is the true relationship secret.

Wild China

Wild China

With splendor, scale and romance, the veil on the world’s most enigmatic, magnificent country is lifted. This enchanting natural history documentary delves into China’s vibrant habitats to reveal a land of unbelievable natural complexity. From the glittering peaks of the Himalayas to searingly hot deserts, a dazzling array of mysterious, beautiful, wild and rare creatures are revealed.

Avalanche: Making A Deadly Storm

Avalanche: Making A Deadly Storm

Avalanches kill hundreds of people every year. But we know surprisingly little about them, including why they happen or how they can produce destructive forces so powerful that they can flatten entire villages. In this natural history documentary, a team of scientists led by Prof Danielle George, create a massive avalanche in the Canadian Rockies to try and unlock their mysteries.

The Trials of Life

The Trials of Life

In the natural world, life is one long struggle, a challenge for even the fittest animal. Leaving parents, searching for food, building a home, finding a mate; each day brings a new test. In this classic BBC natural history documentary series, Sir David Attenborough investigates the many amazing ways in which creatures from all parts of the globe face up to and resolve The Trials of Life.

24 Hours on Earth

24 hours on earth

The changing position of the sun in the sky affects the behavior of animals and plants across our planet. From the moment it rises, animals are waiting, ready to take advantage of the opportunities that the sun creates. This eye-opening nature documentary reveals the way that creatures adapt to the changes that night and day bring. Some thrive in the Sun, others wait until night to emerge.