Understanding our planet's destructive power
Get up-close and personal with this awesome predator of the sea. Episodes Comprise: Air Jaws: Sharks of South AfricaAerial attacks by Great White Sharks in South Africa's False Bay rank among the most awesome predatory events in nature. When the timing is right the one-ton shark explodes out of the water like a missile armed with teeth and within seconds devours its prey. Deep water drop-offs around Seal Island known as the 'ring of death' make it the ideal hunting ground for these animals to repeatedly leap from the water. Now a team of experts is trying to solve the mystery of how why and when they take to the air and whether White Sharks in Australia will also soar for their supper. Air Jaws ApocalypseShark expert Chris Fallows and legendary producer Jeff Kurr are on a quest to learn more about the Great White Sharks of Seal Island South Africa. Armed with new technology Kurr and his team are risking their lives to capture the ultimate close-up of the legendary 14-foot Great White named Colossus but the truth about Colossus may be more shocking than anyone could have imagined. Ultimate Air JawsOff the coast of South Africa massive Great White Sharks blast from the water pulling sneak attacks on their seal prey. Shark expert Chris Fallows and filmmaker Jeff Kurr pair up once again to investigate and film these spectacular aerial displays as well as the sharks' underwater behaviour using state-of-the-art slow-motion technology.
Dereck and Beverly Joubert are award-winning filmmakers from Botswana and National Geographic Explorers in Residence. Their mission is the conservation and understanding of the large predators and key African wildlife species that determine the course of all conservation in Africa. They have been filming researching and exploring in Africa for over 25 years as filmmaking for them has always been a way to bring the message of conservation to a worldwide audience. All their efforts over a lifetime all coincide with one aim: to rehabilitate the environment and return vast tracts of land to nature and to protect the wild creatures that depend on it. Across three visually spectacular programmes Dereck and Beverly capture amazing new behaviour between lions and their rivals. In Ultimate Enemies the lions at a waterhole in Botswana have developed a special skill they have learned how to hunt elephants. In Eternal Enemies lions and hyenas clash in overlapping territories. With never-before-seen footage you'll uncover an intense and vicious blood feud and discover nature's savage conflicts in this ancient rivalry. Finally in Relentless Enemies thousands of buffalo are trapped on an island with the great lions of the Tsaro pride - larger more fearsome and more innovative that your typical lion. The buffalo are forced to devise defensive tactics and eventually learn to fight back.
As their world is destroyed, freedom arrives. A desperate struggle for survival is raging deep in the heart of Borneo's forest as illegal logging rapidly destroys the Bornean orangutans' last stronghold in the wild. There is practically no wilderness left for this nomadic, mostly solitary species. Time is running out for the orangutans. But in the heart of Borneo, hope arrives in the form of Lone Droscher-Nielsen and her talented team from the Nyaru Menteng Rescue and Reintroduction Center as they transfer 35 young orphaned orangutans they've raised to a protected sanctuary. Here, on Orangutan Island, they will hone their survival skills and hopefully create a communal society. Join the orangutans as they enter a whole new realm of real life education and watch as Lone and her team transfer Cha Cha, Saturnus, Daisy, Chen Chen and all their classmates to the island. Experience their journey to adulthood as they struggle to form their own society and learn how to live free on Orangutan Island.
No one else can. No one else will. World-class fishermen and ocean explorers risk life and limb doing a job no one else on the planet has even attempted – conducting hands on research of massive Great White Sharks in a dangerous high stakes attempt to save them from oblivion. Preeminent ocean explorer and elite fisherman Chris Fischer is on a quest to decode the secrets of the deadliest creatures in the ocean in Shark Wranglers. The series chronicles the most ambitious shark expedition in history.
Each week Bill Bailey leads his team of experts on a mission to save some of the UK's most vulnerable wildlife from human encroachment. From critter-crossings to translocation - Bill and his team will stop at nothing to our help our Britain's wildlife in Wild Thing - I Love You. Called in to investigate the threat the team will only have a short time in which to solve the crisis. The series offers a fun and unique insight into the lives of the animals in the spotlight as Bill takes a look at their habitats lifecycle feeding and mating habits - as well as delving into the local community and area. Bill's team of experts comprise of Dusty Gedge ecologist and team leader; Dr. Sasha Norris zoologist; and Jem Stansfield the team's engineer.
Titles Comprise: Crocodile 1 & 2 Octopus 1 & 2 Spiders 1 & 2 Sharks 1 & 2 Shark Attack 3 Creature from the Black Lake
Elephants...lions...rhinos...hippos...you never know what you'll come across when you enter the kingdom of Wild Africa! Discover the wild like never before and develop a new affinity with nature with this five DVD collection of all of the sights and sounds of the African wilderness. Play with the elephants in Tanzania experience a beachfront sunset or embark on a memorable safari all without leaving the house! From the raw splendour of the junlgle to the spectacular visions waiting to be uncovered under the sea see the beauty of nature as it was meant to be seen. With hours of engaging and enlightening footage Wild Africa is a glimpse into nature that will live in your imagination even if you never get to visit it in person. See the wild by day and by night and learn how the four-legged inhabitants of the area manage to live in harmony in the most primal and circumstances. A bonus DVD highlights some of the most deadly animals in the world; be amazed and alarmed by bears crocodiles sharks snakes and many more killer creatures. For all the stories of the untamed Wild Africa has it. Embark on a journey like never before and see for yourself how wild the wilderness can be!
Join Greenpeace co-founder Captain Paul Watson and his eclectic crew of eco-pirates as they embark on an intense nautical adventure. Their goal? To eradicate whaling poaching shark finning and habitat destruction by any means necessary. Follow these dedicated activists on a three-month adrenaline-fueled hunt across the icy Antarctic waters as they seek out Japanese ships that slaughter sea animals in the name of research. Watch as Captain Watson and his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society wage war against these giant Japanese vessel ships and put their lives at risk to protect the creatures that they love most.In this captivating series Animal Planet crews capture all the drama as it unfolds including multiple engagements capsizing possible hostage-taking and an alleged shooting. Don't miss a gripping moment of Whale Wars!
Follow three infant gorillas as they embark on the journey of a lifetime. Follow the journey of three infant gorillas as they are transported from Howletts Animal Park in Kent UK to Africa where they must learn the ways of the wild before being reintroduced in a protected forest in Gabon. As well as charting the progress of these pioneering gorillas this series follows the work of the devoted scientists and park rangers who are re-building the gorilla population. Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey Gorilla School delivers fear and drama friendship and rivalry bullying and community hardship and triumph.
This fascinating series for animal lovers of all ages gives an incredible glimpse into life behind the scenes at Dublin Zoo. Inside this box set you will find all 26 episodes of the first three seasons brought together for the first time. Also included is the hour long Christmas Special, featuring all of your favourite animals and keepers coping with a snowbound zoo over the Christmas holidays. This DVD set is packed with 12 hours of amazing animal stories, from the birth of rare animals such as tigers, red pandas and gorillas to the excitement and emotion of animal emergencies and all the other important events in your favourite animals' lives. The cameras follow the zookeepers every step of the way, even when their work and love for animals takes them off to far flung corners of the globe!
A comprehensive look at the all time greatest Fighters, Helicopters and Bombers. From the First World War to the modern day, fighter aircraft have dominated the battlefield from the skies and within a century aviation technology has evolved from wooden biplanes to supersonic stealth jets. Now “Top 10 Fighters” will test, assess and grade the most feared fighter aircraft in military history.From the First World War to the modern day, bombers have dominated the battlefield and led the path to victory. Over the last century, aviation technology has evolved substantially, from cumbersome aircraft made of fabric and wood that was only able to drop a handful of bombs, to fearsome predators constructed of radar absorbent materials that are capable of delivering the most sophisticated and deadly weapons to any target in the world. Now, “Top 10 – Bombers” will test, assess and grade the most feared and powerful bombers in military history.From the first appearance in World War II, helicopters have revolutionised modern warfare, and despite only 60 years of military service, their exceptional versatility and manoeuvrability have won them a place in every modern army. Fulfilling a multitude of roles from attack and observation to troop insertion and evacuation, helicopters are an indispensable addition to every commander’s arsenal. Based on scientific analyses, expert opinion, audience polls and technical comparison, see the top ten most feared and powerful machines in military history.
The first season of The Universe introduced viewers to the franchise. It is a breathtaking exploration of far-away planets, exploding stars, black holes, alien life-forms and much more. All 13 episodes are filled with state-of-the-art computer graphics and stunning NASA images. Now the invite is to go into the deep, dark depths of the oceans, beneath the surface are tides and currents, predators, lethal pressure and killer shockwaves create ongoing and ominous threats. CGI animation, heart-stopping cinematography and submersible expedition footage shed new light on hard science.
Meet the Whiskers a remarkable family of meerkats living on the edge of Africa's Kalahari Desert that share all the love squabbling self-sacrifice and rivalry found in any family home. Meerkat Manor series 1 & 2 lavishly packaged as an 8 DVD box set features 26 full length episodes of everyone's favourite masked mammals.
Meerkat Manor - The Daily Drama Of A 12 inch Family That's A Lot Like Yours! Series One: Meet the Whiskers a remarkable family of meerkats living on the edge of Africa's Kalahari Desert that share all the love squabbling self-sacrifice and rivalry found in any family home. From family quarrels to love affairs to backstabbing worthy of a Shakespearean tale these fuzzy reality-TV stars pack a huge dramatic punch in this 13-episode DVD set. Series Two: Catch up with the world's favourite masked mammals as they battle for survival in the scorching Kalahari Desert. Series 2 features the return of the rival gang of Meerkats the Lazuli and introduces a new enemy group - the Commandoes led by the one eyed Hannibal. This series features 13 episodes and is once again narrated by Bill Nighy. Series Three: The Meerkats are back! At the end of last season's Meerkat Manor the Whiskers were facing a long harsh winter. Mozart's pups had been killed by the Commandos an enemy meerkat tribe that forced the Whiskers to abandon their home and admit defeat. Now in the third season of the hugely popular Meerkat Manor the Whiskers stake new territory and are ready to start anew. Led by the dominant female Flower the Whiskers face a new rivalry in the form of the Zappa tribe - another meerkat mob best characterised as the neighbours from hell. No stranger to a good challenge the Whiskers are ready to stand their ground. Watch all the drama power struggles gang rivalries and sibling squabbles unfold as you get up close and personal with all the meerkats in Meerkat Manor!
Following up on their successful 2007 season the Storm Chasers return in 2008 with new vehicles new teams and new tactics. The 2008 tornado season nearly set a record for tornado outbreaks and our determined band of chasers pulled out all the stops to break their own records for intercepts. Sure they were challenges but with double the number of chase vehicles and much mobility and range the Storm Chasers get the job done like never before. Sit back and hold tight as this diverse group embark on another gruelling season of storm chasing. This series is one of Discovery's leading brand's being shown on The Discovery Channel.
Join Bear on an adventure of a lifetime in one of the most dangerous places on the planet...The Ring Of Fire! Consistently hit with massive earthquakes and with 30 active volcanoes as well as being the epicentre of the earthquake that caused the infamous 2004 tsunami this is one of the most unstable environments on earth. Watch in awe as Bear heads deep into the heart of tiger territory the Sumatran jungle abseils down a treacherous waterfall battles relentless downpours hunts stingrays and builds a raft out of old driftwood in an attempt to make it off the desert island and back to civilization... all in the name of survival.
Episodes Comprise: Francesco's Venice: A breathtaking journey through the ages telling the story of one of the world's most famous and beautiful cities. This lavish landmark series explores how a place with no firm ground no crops no indigenous riches and no land army came to snatch success from the jaws of failure time and time again - right up to the present day. Step back in time to early Venice recreated by the magic of CGI. See wooden houses on stilts replaced by the daring rebuild in stone and brick. Witness the Sacking of Constantinople and the Venice of Casanova Napoleon Byron and Mussolini. The stunning recreations and dramatisations in each episode are enriched by insights from charismatic aristocrat architect and historian Francesco da Mosto. His family has lived in Venice for over a thousand years and far from having that sinking feeling he believes passionately in the future of this miraculous city... Francesco's Italy - Top to Toe: Following his sumptuous series on Venice Francesco da Mosto celebrates the art and beauty of Italy - its cathedrals churches palaces opera houses paintings sculpture and music. It is a story of the Italy we all know and love enhanced by a look at the secret side of the country that only an insider can show us. Da Mosta reveals the full glories of Renaissance Italy and the country's astonishing cultural diversity which was only recently unified under one flag. Born into a distinguished family with a Venetian father and a Sicilian mother what better guide could there be than one who knows and loves this magnificent country? Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage: Venetian architect and historian Francesco da Mosto sets out from Venice to cross the Mediterranean sea - following in the wake of his ancestor the explorer Alvise da Mosto - to discover the cities and islands where Western civilization was born. Sailing in a late nineteenth-century schooner his journey starts in Venice and finishes in Istanbul. Along the way he takes in spectacular ruins like the Acropolis in Athens and the Roman city of Ephesus in Turkey; sacred sites like the monasteries of Mount Athos and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul; and beautiful Dubrovnik (destroyed and rebuilt in the last decade). Ancient history and bygone legends intertwine as Francesco visits these wonderful ancient sites bringing the past vividly to life.
As befits the BBC's reputation for producing some of the world's best nature documentaries, Planet Earth is an epic travelogue, focussing on different ecologies and the unique animals that inhabit them. Once again, Sir David Attenborough provides the narration, as the cameras fly across the surface of the earth, zooming in to give us a bug's eye view one minute, zooming out to give us an eagle's perspective the next. The BBC's cameramen filmed more than 200 locations, resulting in some truly spectacular footage, much of which has never before been seen--such as the rare sight of an endangered snow leopard hunting in the Himalayas, or great white sharks leaping from the water as they hunt. The creators of Planet Earth endured some of the world's most hostile environments, from the deepest ocean depths to an Antarctic blizzard to a fetid, cockroach- and bat-infested cave, just to grab a few moments of film; it's worth watching the "Making of" shorts that accompany each episode, in order to see just what lengths they had to go to. The three extra episodes here--Planet Earth: The Future--provide a sobering finale, as Sir David practically pleads with viewers to cherish the animals that we share this planet with, before it's too late. --Ted Kord
How The Earth Was Made: Season 2 peels back layers of rock fills up river canyons parts the oceans levels mountains and volcanoes and investigates fascinating geological formations to tell the story of how the earth was made. Spectacular on-location shooting evidence from geologists in the field and clear dramatic graphics combine in season two of this stunning series from History to show how immensely powerful and at times violent forces of geology have formed our planet.
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