In the Amazon — the world’s largest rainforest — trees fight to the death for water and sunlight. Giant spiders as big as dinner plates take shelter in underground lairs. Buzzing bees and scurrying mammals help hold together an amazing web of life that centers on the Brazil nut tree. One of the world’s largest rivers carries floodwaters that turn forests into massive lakes.
NATURE’s Deep Jungle: Monsters of the Forest takes you into the depths of the Amazon, home to millions of marvelous species. Here you will be treated to a front-row seat while….
Bee expert David Roubik takes on a hive of bees in the Peruvian jungle in an effort to understand the bizarre relationship among the bees, a fragrant orchid flower, and the towering Brazil nut tree.
Tarantula expert Martin Nicholas searches for a spider so big and fierce it can reputedly attack a chicken.
A sneaky strangler fig tree takes on a 160-foot-tall Brazil nut tree — and wins.
It’s all part of the amazing web of life that is the Amazon.
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Written & Produced by
OMAR PAREJA VALENCIA
Head of Production
© Granada 2004
Executive in Charge
A Co-Production of Granada Wild and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with National Geographic Channel International and France 5
This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York,
© 2005 Thirteen/WNET New York
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Photo for “Overview” © Rupert Barrington / Granada Media Group. Photos for “The Amazing Brazil Nut Tree” © Brett Von Buddenbrock / Granada Media Group. Photo for “Meet the Scientists” © Justine Evans. Photo for “Resources” © Granada Media Group. Other images from DEEP JUNGLE.
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