Kilauea: Mountain of Fire

Kilauea, on Hawaii’s Big Island, is the world’s most active volcano.  Its latest eruption began in 1983 and it hasn’t stopped since. The most spectacular moment of creation is when lava pours into the ocean creating new land, and it is here that filmmaker Paul Atkins finds himself getting a shot few have ever filmed — the cataclysmic meeting of 2,000-degree lava and 75-degree ocean water.

Premiered March 29, 2009
Video expires May 22, 2021

Why We Love Cats and Dogs

NATURE shares the stories of pet owners and their beloved animals. From a very special dog named Jerry, to a cat that saved a man’s life, Why We Love Cats and Dogs presents a portrait of some of the most powerful and remarkable connections we experience as humans—the unbreakable bonds with our pets.

Premiered November 30, 2011

Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears

The majestic Drakensberg Mountains are formidable, and  home to the eland, the largest member of the antelope family. In order to overcome the ever-changing endurance test cast by nature, these tenacious mountaineers undertake an annual migration toward the summit in search of greener pastures. NATURE tracks their epic climb in Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears.

Premiered February 8, 2009

Is That Skunk?

From a look at a California town overrun with them to a meeting with a biologist in New Mexico who runs one of the few sanctuaries for these striped specimens, Is That Skunk? paints a complete portrait of the misunderstood skunk family, Mephitidae, and the people who love them.

Premiered August 28, 2011

The Dragon Chronicles

As a young boy, renowned reptile expert and conservationist Romulus Whitaker dreamed of finding dragons. Years later, the successful herpetologist decided to set out to discover the real-life origins of these mythical monsters.

Premiered January 11, 2009