Audiences are still buzzing about NATURE’s season opener, Super Hummingbirds, but we’re just getting started. Our upcoming season features a cornucopia of cats, dolphins, robots, and stunning locations such as Yosemite National Park and the Republic of Congo. Get a sneak peak of this season’s jaw-dropping cinematography in the trailer video above. Here are some brief descriptions of the shows featured in the trailer:
MY CONGO (Premieres October 19. Check local listings.)
Despite the number of years living and working as a wildlife cameraman in Europe, Vianet D’jenguet always carried fond childhood memories of the Congo wherever he traveled. In his job, D’jenguet filmed in many locations across Africa, but never in his homeland. My Congo represents his first opportunity to film in his native country and to be in front of the camera as he takes viewers to his favorite places to witness the diversity of wildlife, stunning landscapes, and friendly people.
THE STORY OF CATS – Pt. 1&2 (Premieres November 2 & 9. Check local listings. )
Cats are among the most feared and revered creatures on the planet. Their power, strength, and enigmatic nature have fascinated us for centuries. They’ve dominated human culture since the dawn of civilization. They are one of the most studied mammals in the world yet only now is their real identity being understood – from their incredible hunting abilities, to their unique physiology and remarkable behaviors. With nearly 40 different species, thriving in almost any environment, the cat is the greatest predator since the dinosaurs. Using the latest camera technology and working with leading scientists, we are able to tell the story like never before. Join NATURE in this epic two-part event as we journey across the globe tracking down the origins of these diverse creatures. Go from the rainforests, to the savannah, to the mountain peaks all the way into the comfort of our homes. Get an in-depth look at this unique species and the evolutionary tricks and adaptations that truly make a cat, a cat.
YOSEMITE (Premieres spring 2017.)
Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, the delicate balance of these two elements are essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America’s greatest wildernesses.
DOLPHINS: SPY IN THE POD (Premieres spring 2017.)
Dolphins are known to be one of the most social animals on the planet, forming tightly knit pods of family units. Join John Downer Productions, producers of EARTHflight and PENGUINS: Spy in the Huddle, for a front row seat into an in-depth look into the lives of these dolphins. Capturing unique footage from thirteen ingenious “spy” cameras including animatronic squid, a robotic turtle and even a dolphin “double agent”, we are treated to the complex, unexpected and often humorous adventures of these iconic sea mammals like we’ve never seen before.