Wild Russia: Earth's Last...

Wild Russia © National Geographic
Wild Russia: Earth's Last...

Synopsis

Russia is epic in scale, a vast country of geographic extremes. From semi-desert and cold tundra, snowy mountain peaks, volcanoes, and open grasslands, it is home to enormous expanses of forest and the world's deepest lake. In this wild place, staggering arrays of animals thrive in some of the planet's most extreme habitats. This landmark series explores Russia’s amazing scenic beauty and most iconic wildlife.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Kamchatka: Ring of Fire

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    In far eastern Russia lies the legendary Kamchatka Peninsula, a remote haven between the Sea of Okhotsk to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Larger than California, it has few paved roads. From volcanoes to endless shorelines, most of Kamchatka is a pristine wilderness, rich with huge bears and plentiful salmon, preserved by its remoteness...perched on the edge of the world.

  • East of Eden

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    Russia's Lake Baikal, and the Eastern delta on the Caspian Sea are a treasure trove for biodiversity, and strange enigmatic creatures.

  • Siberia's Frozen Heart

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    From icy coastal tundra in the Arctic Circle to treeless grass steppe in the south, Siberia is home to ancient forests and the world’s deepest lake. Known as the ‘sleeping land,’ much of Siberia is encased in ice and snow for most of the year. Animals here must adapt to survive and thrive, or perish in this frozen land.

  • The Hidden Kingdom

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    In far eastern Russia, mountainous boreal taiga in the north meets temperate rainforests in the south. Stretching over two million square miles, it’s a vast region about twice the size of India. An unfathomable expanse of forest intersected by clean rivers, this is Russia’s richest diversity hotspot. Here species find their last refuge in a wild place like no other.