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Grizzly Man

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Originally released in 2005 by German documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog, Grizzly Man is a film that chronicles the life and death of grizzly bear activist Timothy Treadwell. In 2003 Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard, went camping in Katmai National Park, typically Treadwell would leave t...
The Emirate Abu Dhabi was founded on an island, surrounded by a mangrove belt. In the meantime and many skyscrapers and artificially created islands later, the town has become one of the world's most modern metropolises. To ensure that the inhabitants of the sea are not in danger of losing their env...
Earth a 4.5 billion year old planet which is still very much evolving and as continents shift and clash due to tectonic plate movement volcanos erupt and glaciers grow and recede, the Earths crust is carved in numerous and fascinating ways, leaving a trail of geological mysteries behind.In this film...
David Attenborough is in the Swiss Jura Mountains to discover the secrets of a giant. Beneath his feet lies a vast network of tunnels and chambers, home to a huge empire of ants. It is believed to be one of the largest animal societies in the world, where over a billion ants from rival colonies live...
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We have an extraordinary relationship with dogs - closer than with any other animal on the planet. But what makes the bond between us so special?Research into dogs is gaining momentum, and scientists are investigating them like never before. From the latest fossil evidence, to the sequencing of the...

The Unknown World

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Photographer Lennart Nilsson has built a career out of taking pictures of things most folks never see.Using special microscopic lens technology, Nilsson is able to magnify the smallest creatures until they take on the appearance of mammoth monsters, and this documentary gives him a chance to bring h...
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Miracle Venom explores the strange, and often bizarre world of the oceans most venomous animals. Follow Dr. Glen Burns as he handles deadly Sea Snakes with only his bare hands. You'll be amazed at how a small Cone Snail hunts, paralyses and then eats it's prey alive.The waters of Papua New Guinea an...
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Paleoworld was a documentary series that was first made for The Learning Channel, and has had a total of 50 episodes. It is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive Paleontology series ever made. The series began in late September, 1994 and after 4 seasons, ended in 1997. Each episode goes for app...
Guy Clarkson takes off in his bush plane, a Piper Super Cub on a four-hour filmic journey along the great Divide. The Blackfoot Indians call it "Mistakis", the "Backbone of the World". Clarkson feels expecially responsible for two thousand kilometres of the Rocky Mountains, from Yellowstone National...
Man versus nature; in the summer of 1970 a barbaric hunt kills five orca whales and destroys the lives of countless others. Six young orcas are ripped away from their family, sold to marine parks, and shipped across the world to enter into a life of slavery. Three decades later only one survives. An...
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An amazing tale of luck in the face of nature's terrifying powerIn 2007, paraglider Ewa Wisnierska was sucked into a thunderstorm that propelled her to a height of 10,000 metresFilm Duration: 44 min
An insightful and well researched documentary on plants, about their place on our planet, in the food chain, and showcases mind blowing evidence that not only are they more evolved than even humans, but they more than just passively produce oxygen; they actually think and interact with the world aro...
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Paleoworld was a documentary series that was first made for The Learning Channel, and has had a total of 50 episodes. It is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive Paleontology series ever made. The series began in late September, 1994 and after 4 seasons, ended in 1997. Each episode goes for app...
The experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 15-foot-long great white shark. Comparative anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg uncovers the amazing array of senses the shark possesses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures.Film Duration: 48 min .
a voyage beneath the waves, where you'll discover a bizarre, alien-like creature like no other. It's an animal with eight sucker-covered arms growing out of its head, three hearts pumping its blue-green blood, and a doughnut-shaped brain. It has the ability to change its color and shape to blend in...
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In Search of Mexico's 60-foot Black Demon Shark. A search off Mexico's Baja Peninsula for a reported 60-foot shark of possible prehistoric origin that terrified local fisherman call the "Black Demon."In recent years, fishermen in the Sea of Cortez have reported seeing a shark of truly frightening pr...
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Ant colonies are one of the wonders of nature – complex, organised and mysterious. This programme reveals the secret, underground world of the ant colony in a way that’s never been seen before. At its heart is a massive, full-scale ant nest, specially-designed and built to allow cameras...
The platypus has both baffled and inspired the scientific community since its discovery by Europeans over 200 years ago. Award winning wildlife film maker David Parer takes us down the east coast of Australia to the many serenely beautiful habitats of the platypus. Three years of research and painst...
T. rexes and Velociraptors weren't the only meat-eating monsters on the prehistoric horizon. Three Discovery Channel programs bring you up close to some of the fastest, fiercest, and hungriest denizens of the ancient land, seas, and skies. Included are "What Killed the Mega-Beasts?," "Rise of the Fe...
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MessengersIn the last episode of Professor Brian Cox’s epic journey across the universe, he travels from the fossils of the Burgess Shale to the sands of the oldest desert in the world to show how light holds the key to our understanding of the whole universe, including our own deepest origins.To un...
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In April of 2011 the United States experienced a month of extraordinary violent tornado’s, it was the deadliest recorded in modern times. Stretching from Oklahoma to North Carolina over 600 tornados were witnessed and the result of these caused a tremendous amount of damage and loss of life.Ov...
Elephants can live for 70 years. But what happens when one of these magnificent beasts dies in the wild? This stunning film turns normal wildlife documentaries on their head to find out what happens after death, as a five-tonne adult elephant is transformed into six million calories worth of fat, me...
Peter Greenaway: Take 6 - Act of God - Some Lightning Experiences 1961-1980(15 January 1981)An early directorial outing for Peter Greenaway, this is a witty, insightful documentary he made for Thames Television in 1980, about lightning strike survivors. Film Duration: 27 min
The discovery of rare neotenic Tiger Salamanders, toads struggle to breed through drought, snakes hunt young amphibians to survive, and visually stunning time lapse changes of a wetland from Winter thaw, summer and Winter freeze. Filmed in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Film Duration: 36 min
Dressing up the latest fashion, taste exotic foods, walking for fitness, swimming or floating in the water ... are not human exclusive actions. The animal world never ceases to amaze with the skills they have developed curious protagonists: the skin, the communication with the outside world and with...
Each home has a built in pool or water tank that lies partly inside, partly outside its' walls" A continuous stream of spring water is piped right into a basin, so freshwater is always available. People rinse out pots in the tank and clean their freshly picked vegetables. If they simply pour th...
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"Reef Life of the Andaman" is a documentary of the marine life of Thailand and Burma (Myanmar).Scuba diving more than 1000 times from the coral reefs and underwater pinnacles of Thailand's Similan Islands, Phuket, Phi Phi Island and Hin Daeng, to Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago and Burma Banks, I encou...

The Last Rhino

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It’s a creature from a bygone age, older than mankind itself. Greed and corruption, myth and superstition, had brought the rhino to the brink of extinction.For millenia its best protection, the rhino’s horn is now its worst enemy. If the killing doesn’t stop than the last rhino in the wild could dis...
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2005. Our ecological stewardship in Europe has only recently improved. For centuries, wolves have been characterized as bloodthirsty beasts, tormentors of ranchers and the bane of helpless livestock. Determined to overcome this misconception, filmmakers Jamie and Jim Dutcher spent six years in a ten...
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Ivory has been a source of fascination for 30,000 years. It’s portable and can be carved into any shape. But ivory, in all its beauty, hides a dark and bloody truth. 2011 was the worst year for large ivory seizers in two decades. But now, sophisticated intelligence and technology is being shar...

The Ring of Fire

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Broadcast (1998) The Pacific Ocean is rimmed by a chain of active volcanoes, arranged in a series of graceful arcs and extending 30,000 kilometres from New Zealand through Fiji, New Guinea, the Philippines, Japan, the Aleutian Islands, and down the west coast of the Americas to Patagonia. This neckl...
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They are four of the most ordinary plants. We've always had this idea that we are in charge, but what if, in fact, they have been modeling us? We don't give enough recognition to plants. They have been laboring on us, and they've been utilizing us for their own goals. There are four plants that have...
Periodically an ocean current brings death to the Galapagos Islands. Climatic phenomena such as "El Nino" warm waters of the Pacific coast and causes a dreadful mortality among animal species.But Galapagos does not die. The arrival of "El Nino" is only part of its ancient cycle of death and resurrec...
The final programme documents the Rift Valley's savannah ecosystem. In the rain shadow of the Ruwenzori Mountains, rainfall is sporadic. Acacias are the only trees that can survive the prolonged droughts, but their proliferation is curbed by browsing animals. Giraffes, gerenuks and dik-diks are all...
1968. A partnership sometimes occurs in the wild kingdom among animals that learn to work together, to cooperate with eachother for mutual gain. There are many such partnerships including a remarkable family of animals in Southern Utah. In the valley lived four families. A family of coyotes, bobcats...
"Winter camping" refers to the experience of camping outside during the winter -- often when there is snow on the ground. Campers and outdoorspeople have adapted their forms of camping and survival to suit extremely cold nights and limited mobility or evacuation. Methods of survival when winter camp...
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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...
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There is a place on earth where it is still the morning of life and the great herds still run free. Africa: The Serengeti takes you on an extraordinary journey to East Africa to view a spectacle few humans have ever witnessed: The great migration.Journey with more than two million wildebeests, zebra...
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This is a metaphorical journey through the Amazon delta and the problems that threaten its future as great living river. We will see the work of archaeologists in Marajo Island, emerged right at the mouth of the river where there was a people whose culture still remains secret. We will also know how...
What lies below the frozen Arctic ice-sheets? Or in the black holes under the Caribbean Sea? The oceans are Earth's single most important feature. They shape our climate, our culture, our future. Yet we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about Earth's watery depths.This groundbreaking NR...
Paleoworld was a documentary series that was first made for The Learning Channel, and has had a total of 50 episodes. It is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive Paleontology series ever made. The series began in late September, 1994 and after 4 seasons, ended in 1997. Each episode goes for app...
Paleoworld was a documentary series that was first made for The Learning Channel, and has had a total of 50 episodes. It is perhaps the largest and most comprehensive Paleontology series ever made. The series began in late September, 1994 and after 4 seasons, ended in 1997. Each episode goes for app...
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Explores every aspect of the snakes' lives. How they mate, give birth, hunt and feed, move and sense the world around them - from the deserts of Namibia to the forests of the Amazon. Snake-mounted cameras show off their remarkable control and grace as well as the blazing speed with which they strike...
The comedian continues his journey, travelling from K2 in Pakistan to Ladakh in India, a relatively short distance geographically, but, owing to the region's politics, one which will take a considerable amount of navigation. He passes through the Sikh city of Amritsar, spends time on a houseboat on...
The team join Inuit hunters and scientists studying polar bears off the coast of Greenland. Polar bears have become a symbol of climate change as their habitat is threatened. And, at the top of the food chain, they are especially vulnerable to physiological side effects from man-made pollutants.Scie...