The Living Edens

The Living Edens

Synopsis

Planet Earth is still home to places so pure they have become precious reminders of how all the world - the ancient, timeless Earth - once looked. From the icy mountains of Denali to the aqua blue seas of Costa Rica, we witness dramas unfold among the animal inhabitants as they have since the beginning of time. Through the expertise of world-acclaimed natural history filmmakers, we experience the magic of each Living Eden as it is captured on film for future generations.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Denali: Alaska Great Wilderness

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    Towering nearly 4 miles above the Alaskan wilderness, Mt. Denali is one of the tallest peaks in North America. Known as "The Great One", Denali's fierce eco-system features seasons of harsh extremes where winter temperatures plummet to almost 100 degrees below zero and night lasts 20 hours. In summer, 20 hours of sunlight scorches the land. Grizzly bear, wolf, moose, squirrel and eagle have each found a way to exist in this land of extremes where every living thing must be strong to survive

  • Namib: Africa Burning Shore

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    There is a 1,200-mile strip of land on the south-western coast of Africa where the searing Namib Desert meets the frigid Atlantic Ocean. Here, the basic elements of the earth exist in paradoxical extremes.

  • Patagonia: Life At The End of The Earth

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    Journey to the end of the earth, where the Andes stand like giant skyscrapers above a land of vicious and beautiful extremes. Patagonia has stood in its aloof majesty - untouched by modern civilization - for millennia.

  • Manu: Peru Hidden Rainforest

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    Along the base of the Peruvian Andes is a river named Manu, the life-blood for the Manu Biosphere Reserve. This is the richest Amazonian wilderness on Earth, where 90 per cent of the flora and fauna have yet to be identified.

  • Etosha: Africa Untamed Wilderness

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    During the wet season in Africa's Etosha wildlife thrives, but in its dry season, drought and thirst endanger both predator and prey. For those who survive its harshest interval, Etosha becomes, once again, a 'Living Eden'.

  • Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La

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    Nature and religion have combined to turn a tiny Buddhist kingdom into the world's last Shangri-La. Bhutan is the jewel of the Himalayas. Here, a respect for life in all its many incarnations endures like the land itself.

  • Palau: Paradise of The Pacific

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    Far to the east of India and Indonesia is a place where the sea hides a treasure of living riches. It sits alone at the edge of the vast Pacific Ocean, sheltered from time and the outside world. Along its submerged shoulders flourish some of the richest coral reefs remaining on Earth.This place is call Palau, a Living Eden where all is not what it seems - a home to a world of novelties concocted by nature unconstrained.

  • Madagascar: The Lost World

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    Separated from mainland Africa for over a hundred million years, life on this island 300 miles off the eastern coast of Africa has followed its own evolutionary path. It is home to a host of creatures found nowhere else.

  • Canyonlands: America's Wildwest

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    Deep in the vast American West lies a high, lonely land called the Colorado Plateau. In the very heart of the plateau lies a geological spectacle where millions of years of exposure to weather and the chiseling force of rivers and streams have created a labyrinth of pinnacles, chasms, arches, gorges and canyons. This Living Eden is a vast, wild area, home to an incredible array of creatures that instinctively embody the spirit of the West.

  • Ngorongoro: Africa Cradle of Life

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    The Ngorongoro Crater has been described as one of the wonders of the world. Out of its dramatic setting several creatures emerge whose efforts to survive drive this story.

  • Glacier Bay: Alaska Wild Coast

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    Nestled in the heart of southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay is a wild paradise of ocean and ice. This film chronicles the lives of brown bears, bald eagles, humpback whales and other charismatic species.