Seasonal Wonderlands

Seasonal Wonderlands

Get ready to witness nature in all its glory as three of the most seasonally changeable landscapes on Earth are revealed. This astonishing natural history documentary records the stunning transformations that occur each year in Arctic Svalbard, Okavango in Africa and America’s New England and shows how the landscape alters and wildlife copes with these dramatic changes.

Watch Seasonal Wonderlands and more acclaimed documentaries on BBC Select today. Restrictions apply*.

Seasonal Wonderlands on BBC Select

Episode 1: New England
New England is the stage for the most incredible, natural color change on the planet.

New England is the stage for the most incredible colour change on Earth, as the vivid greens of summer give way to the golds and reds of the fall. This stunning natural history documentary revels in the full glory of the spectacle and reveals how the trees work with the forest’s inhabitants to create such a vibrant fiesta. Moose, bears and a bizarre mix of caterpillars all play a crucial role.

Episode 2: Svalbard
How Arctic Svalbard transforms from an ice world into a rich tundra during the year.

Svalbard in the Arctic spends many months of the year in complete darkness, an unrelenting frozen winter with temperatures down to minus fifty Celsius. But, as this glorious natural history documentary reveals, when the sun finally reappears, the landscape magically transforms from an ice world into a rich tundra, full of exotic plants, birds, arctic foxes, polar bears, walrus and reindeer.

Episode 3: Okavango
How a yearly flood creates the extraordinary Okavango Delta in the Kalahari Desert.

The Okavango Delta is the World’s largest inland delta that supports a variety of life as rich as any you’ll see in Africa. Yet this lush wetland lies in the middle of the vast, featureless Kalahari Desert. This astonishing natural history documentary reveals how the yearly flood not only transforms the landscape, but impacts the lives of hippos, baboons, elephants and leopards.

BBC Select free trial

BBC Select is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels, the Apple TV app and The Roku Channel for only $5.99 a month. Start a 7-day free trial and watch a range of acclaimed documentaries from the BBC and beyond. Restrictions apply*.

Get it on Apple TV
Prime Video - Channels
The Roku Channel