Earth's Natural Wonders
Across our planet there are a handful of places that just take your breath away: Everest, The Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls, The Amazon. We call them Natural Wonders.The series uses stunning photography and compelling human drama as it takes a look at twelve remarkable places and finds out the stories of people fighting to survive, and even triumph, in Earth's Natural Wonders.
Where to Watch Earth's Natural Wonders
Below you'll find every episode from all 2 season of Earth's Natural Wonders.
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Season 1Netflix | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Aug 5, 2015
Extreme Wonders Visit extreme locales — from the highest mountain to the greatest canyon — and learn how these places test their inhabitants to the limit. On Mount Everest, a Sherpa has to rope a route across the notorious Khumbu Icefall in time for the hundreds of foreign mountaineers who will arrive for climbing season. In the Grand Canyon, conservationists desperately try to ensure the survival of one of America’s few surviving condor chicks. And, on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, farmers fight pitched battles with elephants in the dead of night.
S01 E02Aug 12, 2015
Vast Wonders Explore wonders created by the awesome and unpredictable power of water. Above Victoria Falls in Zambia, a fisherman and his brothers brave crocodiles, elephants and the risk of being swept to their deaths, in order to reach fishing pools at the edge of the Falls. In Europe’s secret water world of the Camargue, a young man duels with a savage bull in a centuries-old contest of man-versus-nature. And, among the world’s richest ocean reefs, a guardian must hunt down an elusive manta ray among ferocious currents to help save the species.
S01 E03Oct 18, 2015
Living Wonders Witness wonders created by the force that makes our planet unique — life itself. In the Amazon Rainforest, two 9-year old boys must prepare themselves for a terrifying rite of passage involving the insect with the most painful sting on Earth: the bullet ant. In Borneo, a father must provide for his family by climbing to the roof of a vast cave to collect birds’ nests. And, in Bangladesh’s Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, a father and son must brave killer bees and man-eating tigers to find honey.
S02 E01Feb 14, 2018
Surviving the Extreme In the high Himalaya, yak-herder Thokmay Lowa and his small group steer his herd through one of the region's extreme mountain passes. In the Canadian Arctic, traditional Inuit communities still forage for much of their food. In the Mato Grosso, as a result of deforestation, the region's microclimate has changed. In the blistering Australian Outback, cattle ranching requires a lot of space. The only way to efficiently round up the herds on these vast farms is through the use of helicopter cowboys. Deep in the Siberian interior, survival is tough. But climate change is opening up a new niche for the human inhabitants of this region.
S02 E02Feb 21, 2018
Surviving with Animals In many of the Earth's Natural wonders it's the wildlife that holds the key to survival. Animals can be a very real threat to the people who live there, or they can provide a means of survival, but often at a high price.In the coastal salt marshes of Northern Australia's Arnhem Land, Aboriginal Peoples still go hunting for the eggs of one of the world's most aggressive predators: the saltwater crocodile. Despite their ancient hunting skills, this remains a dangerous job for the Aboriginal Peoples involved - a croc could always be lurking nearby, protecting its nest.
S02 E03Mar 7, 2018
Surviving Against The Odds In Brazil, the Kamayurá People of the Xingu Indigenous Park believe they must appease the spirits if the tribe is to remain in good health. At one key festival an offering is made to a ‘bird spirit' in the form of a dance. The longer and harder the warriors dance the happier the spirit will be. The villagers must catch basket-loads of fish to sustain the warriors during their hours of dancing. But catching the fish means venturing into the nearby lake, and risk injury from electric eels, piranha fish and caimen.In Ethiopia, belief in a higher power leads villagers in the Tigray region to climb a huge, vertiginous mountainside to reach their church. Just 40 days after giving birth, Ngisti must climb 400 metres up the cliffs in order to have her new son Dawit baptised, if he is to have the best chance in life.