A hippo bares its teeth in an aggressive display. Okavango Delta, Botswana. Beverly Joubert / © Terra Mater Factual Studios & Wildlife Films Pty. Ltd.
Nature‘s 38th season kicked off by exploring the otherworldly abilities of octopuses and then brought modern ecology into the spotlight with the News & Documentary Emmy Award-winning The Serengeti Rules, offering hope for restoring our natural world. Narrated by F. Murray Abraham, the three-part miniseries Okavango: River of Dreams shared the tale of Botswana’s unique ecosystem, the Okavango river delta, at its most beautiful to its epic extremes.

“The cinematography in these Nature programs is BREATHTAKING!” – Gary G., via Facebook

Nature traveled the globe to explore the untouched biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest, the wildlife of the Sunshine State, and the exotic island and symbiotic sanctuary of Cuba. It also tackled questions like, “how does the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, maintain its huge appetite?” in Nature’s Biggest Beasts. What does it take to be a bear in today’s modern world? Nature followed the adventures of bears across the globe, from grizzlies to pandas to sloth bears, learning their unique adaptations to survive.

Did you know that hippopotamuses can’t swim? Viewers not only uncovered that fun fact, but also discovered the empathy of whales, the “bad reputation” of The Mighty Weasel, and more than 100 species of rabbits and hares, many of which are in danger of eradication. And finally, in a four-part spectacular, everyone’s favorite spy cams returned, delving deeper into the animal kingdom to capture rarely seen animal behavior in Spy in the Wild 2.

“11/10 cannot recommend more highly.” – Alessandra C. on Spy in the Wild 2, A Nature Miniseries

Digitally, Nature provided unique opportunities to explore environments near and far. In January 2020, the team partnered with producers in Southwest Australia to cover the devastating wildfires. Amazon Rainforest: An Interactive Experience allowed anyone to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the unique ecosystem. Digital miniseries Backyard Nature featured filmmakers connecting with nature during the COVID-19 quarantine. And by partnering with TikTok on a new education initiative, Nature and The WNET Group’s Kids’ Media & Education Department created content that inspired a new, younger demographic to think and care about the natural world.

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Spy Fruit Bat takes in the flora and fauna in Northern Territories, Australia. John Downer Productions