Natural World Vol 4

More incredible stories from the animal kingdom are shared via the BBC’s iconic wildlife documentary series. Featuring astonishing photography and previously unseen behavior, the mysteries of the natural world are witnessed. David Attenborough explores the extraordinary Galapagos Islands, the astonishing creatures of the Himalayan mountains are seen and the hidden lives of giraffes are revealed.

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Episode 1: Galapagos
Islands of Change David Attenborough explores the incredible and bizarre wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

From enormous tortoises and deep-diving lizards to fish-eating snakes and birds that hunt giant venomous centipedes, the wildlife of the world-famous Galapagos Islands is unique and bizarre. In this fascinating natural history documentary, David Attenborough narrates this modern-day story of the Galapagos and reveals whether, in this ever-changing world, its animals can still thrive.

Episode 2: Iceland – A Wild Life
How much damage will an erupting volcano have on the people and wildlife of Iceland?

Witness the magical kingdom of Iceland through the eyes of the animals and people that have made this wild island home. An arctic fox family must eke out a cliff-top living, an eider farmer has his hands full playing duck dad and Viking horsemen prepare to saddle up for the autumn round-up. But, as this remarkable wildlife documentary reveals, a volcano threatens the safety of all.

Episode 3: The Himalayas
Journey through the planet’s most incredible mountain range alongside eagles and leopards.

Home to snow leopards, Himalayan wolves and Tibetan bears, the Himalayas is most stunning mountain range in the world. This revealing wildlife documentary follows snow leopards stalking their prey as golden eagles circle above. Extraordinary bears and square-faced foxes hunt small rodents to survive, while in the alpine forests, dancing pheasants engage in their ritualistic displays.

Episode 4:Giraffes – Africa’s Gentle Giants
A devoted team attempt to take 20 giraffes across the mighty Nile River to safety.

Everyone loves giraffes, but what do we really know about their animal behavior? Dr Julian Fennessy is on an urgent mission, with a determined Ugandan team, to round up 20 of the world’s rarest giraffes and take them across the mighty Nile River. As this absorbing natural history documentary reveals, if they succeed the reward will be a brighter future for an animal that’s often overlooked.

Episode 5: Honey-Hunting in Nepal
The ancient Gurung tribesmen of Nepal risk everything to find and harvest honey.

The ancient Gurung tribesmen of Nepal are master honey hunters. They risk their lives collecting honeycomb in the foothills of the Himalayas, using nothing more than handmade rope ladders and long sticks known as tangos. This thrilling natural history documentary follows the tribe as they undertake their perilous, life-threatening endeavors.

Episode 6: London’s Wild Side
This surprising film meets people who have established relationships with city animals.

London is the ultimate urban environment. On first glance, it might seem lifeless. But look a little closer and nature can be witnessed in abundance. This engaging wildlife documentary meets the people who have followed their own call of the wild to establish relationships with city animals and meets those creatures that have adapted to survive and thrive in this particular urban jungle.

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For 40 years, the BBC’s wildlife documentary series Natural World has shown in-depth stories of incredible animals, featuring award-winning photography in some of the planet’s most extraordinary places. Taking you to remote, exotic and undiscovered locations, the show captures previously unrecorded behavior, remarkable interactions and creatures never seen on film before on series 1 and two.

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