Category Archives: Nature

Wildlife Documentary: ‘Secrets Of The Elephants’

National Geographic (May 21, 2023) – Elephants are powerful, loving and wise, but we are only starting to unlock their deepest secrets.

The ground-breaking, award-winning natural history franchise Secrets Of returns with its next installment, Secrets of the Elephants. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large James Cameron, the series travels the world — from the Savannahs of Africa to the urban landscapes of Asia — to discover the strategic thinking, complex emotions and sophisticated language of elephants, shaping a unique and dynamic culture.

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman and featuring renowned National Geographic Explorer and elephant expert Dr. Paula Kahumbu, the four-part series not only reveals the extraordinary lives of different families of elephants but also highlights how similar they are to us. Secrets of the Elephants will change everything you thought you knew about elephants forever.

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Washington Views: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2023

CBS Sunday Morning (May 14, 2023) – You don’t have to travel to Holland to experience fields of tulips. The climate in the northwest corner of Washington State is perfect for the flower, making it home of the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Correspondent Conor Knighton reports.

BBC Tributes: Sir David Attenborough Turns 97

BBC (May 8, 2023) – Sir David Attenborough was born in London on May 8, 1926 and educated at Wyggeston Grammar School, Leicester, and Clare College, Cambridge where he took an honours degree in Natural Sciences. He did two years National Service in the Royal Navy and then spent some time on the editorial side of the University of London Press.

Sir David’s broadcasting career spans over 50 years. It began in 1952 when he joined BBC Television as a trainee and then became a producer working in the studios of Alexandra Palace in north London, from which the world’s first television service was broadcast. 

Nature: White-Tailed Deer, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains Of Tennessee

CBS Sunday Morning (April 30, 2023) – This Sunday morning we visit Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.

Cades Cove is an area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that was formerly home to many settlers before the national park was established. It has a long, rich history that is still standing for exploration by visitors today.

The Cades Cove loop is open to visitors from sunrise to sunset daily, with a special vehicle-free Wednesday during the summer to allow for bikers and hikers to enjoy the loop safely. Read on to learn more about Cades Cove, including information on the area’s location, history and landmarks.

Videographer: Scot Miller

Ocean Views: Predators Of The World’s Coral Reefs

Smithsonian Channel (April 15, 2023) – From Lionfish to Peacock Mantis Shrimp, here’s a look at some of the reef’s fiercest predators from ‘Castro’s Secret Reef,’ Deadly Australians: Oceans and Beaches,’ ‘Great Blue Wild: Indonesia,’ and ‘David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef.’

Nature: The Hummingbird Effect In Costa Rica (PBS)

Nature on PBS (April 12, 2023) – Discover how tiny hummingbirds influence their many flowering kingdoms and their ripple effects on macaws, quetzals, monkeys, tapirs and more. Set in the exotic landscapes of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s motto is Pura Vida – Pure Life – and this deceptively small country is bursting with some of the most spectacular wildlife and pristine ecosystems in the world. All this diversity thrives, in part, thanks to one surprising little creature: hummingbirds.

Venture across Costa Rica’s wild and rugged landscapes, from volcanic peaks to coastal jungle to misty cloud forests, and discover the nation’s dazzling diversity of hummingbirds. There are more than 50 species of hummingbirds here, and they play an outsize role in maintaining some of the richest and wildest environments on Earth.

The Hummingbird Effect premiered on April 12, 2023.

Wonderlands: The Blue Mountains Of Australia

Into the Wild Films (April 11, 2023) – Just 50km west of Sydney Australia, is the spectacular natural wonderland of the Greater Blue Mountains. Known best for the Three Sisters, Echo Point, Scenic World and Wentworth Falls, this documentary explores the natural wonders hidden beyond these grand panoramas.

From the incredible display of the Superb Lyrebird to the underwater world of the Sydney Spiny Crayfish. Descend into its deep dark slot canyons before flying like a bird over the Blue Gum Forest. Discover its rare and ancient Wollemi Pines and explore its mysterious sandstone pagoda landscapes. Witness temperature inversions creating seas of clouds before marveling at the carnivorous plants that inhabit the sheer cliff faces. This is the Blue Mountains as you’ve never seen it before.

Conservation: Protecting Grey Seals At Blakeney Nature Reserve, England

National Trust (April 10, 2023) – In this episode of The Wild Life, a new series of nature films from the National Trust, presenter Gemma Hunt discovers how the charity’s rangers are doing all they can to protect wildlife at Blakeney National Nature Reserve in Norfolk.

With an introduction from Julia Bradbury, this film will transport you to the four-mile-long shingle spit of Blakeney Point, cared for by the National Trust. The spit provides protection for Blakeney Harbour and the surrounding salt marshes are home to a vast array of wildlife. Blakeney Point is also home to England’s largest grey seal colony, over-wintering wildfowl and summer-breeding terns.

Join Gemma as she meets the National Trust rangers who work around the clock to care for this stretch of coastline, which is loved by walkers, sightseers and wildlife enthusiasts. You’ll meet ranger Duncan Halpin who spends seven months of the year living in a remote lifeboat house. During this time, he monitors the seal pups and makes sure endangered birds such as little terns have safe places to nest.

Nature: The Changing Seasons At Niagara Falls

Nature on PBS (April 6, 2023) – From fall to winter, watch as Niagara Falls transforms with the seasons. “Niagara Falls“ premieres April 19, 2023, at 8|7c on PBS.

America’s oldest state park, open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, brings you closer than you ever thought possible to the grandeur of the Falls. Niagara Falls State Park is always the trip of a lifetime — any time of the year — making it “a park for all seasons.”