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

The Wolf That Changed America

In 1893, a bounty hunter named Ernest Thompson Seton journeyed to the untamed canyons of New Mexico on a mission to kill a dangerous outlaw. Feared by ranchers throughout the region, the outlaw wasn’t a pistol-packing cowboy or train-robbing bandit. The outlaw was a wolf.

Premiered November 22, 2008

American Eagle

It soars the skies with an effortless elegance. It can catch falling prey mid-flight and even dive-bomb into rivers to snag wriggling salmon. There is no question about it: the American bald eagle is a highly specialized predator, and its incredible physiology, built for life near the water, is literally millions of years in the making.

Premiered November 27, 2011