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EARTH’S NATURAL WONDERS

Airs Wednesdays, Aug. 30, Sept. 6 & 13, 2017 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

EARTH’S NATURAL WONDERS contributors on boat, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, half in ...

Credit: Courtesy of BBC 2014

Above: EARTH’S NATURAL WONDERS contributors on boat, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, half in and out of the water.

Filmed on six continents in 12 languages, this series features stunning photography and daring cinematography.

EARTH’S NATURAL WONDERS is a three-part series that visits some of the most extraordinary places on Earth and tells the remarkable stories of people who live there.

The documentary travels around the globe to Mount Everest, the Grand Canyon and the Amazon Rainforest. And while truly spectacular, each location poses extreme challenges for those who call it home.

Among the stories told in the series:

  • A young Sherpa ropes a route across the notorious Khumbu Icefall in time for hundreds of foreign mountaineers who arrive for hunting season.
  • Fishermen near Zambia’s Victoria Falls brave crocodiles, elephants and the risk of being swept to certain death to reach exotic and plentiful fishing pools at the Falls’ edge.
  • A father and son who brave killer bees and man-eating tigers to find prized honey in Bangladesh’s Sundarbands, the largest mangrove forest in the world.

EARTH'S NATURAL WONDERS Series Preview

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: “Extreme Wonders” repeats Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. - Visit extreme locales, including Mount Everest’s Khumbu Icefall and its dangers to sherpas, the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor chick’s survival, and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers battle with elephants.

Episode 1: Extreme Wonders: Preview

Visit extreme locales, including Mount Everest’s Khumbu Icefall, where sherpas face many dangers; the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor chick’s survival; and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers battle with elephants.

Episode 2: “Wonders Of Water” repeats Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. - See wonders created by the grand and unpredictable power of water, including Victoria Falls, where men risk death to reach fishing pools; the Camargue, where man vs. bull; and ocean reefs, where a guardian seeks a manta ray to help save the species.

Episode 2: Wonders Of Water: Preview

See wonders created by the grand and unpredictable power of water, including Victoria Falls, where men risk death to reach fishing pools; the Camargue, where man faces bull; and ocean reefs, where a guardian seeks a manta ray to help save the species.

Episode 3: “Living Wonders” repeats Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. - Witness wonders created by the force that makes our planet unique—life itself. In the Amazon, boys face fierce animals in a rite of passage and a Bangladeshi father and son brave killer bees and man-eating tigers to find honey.

Episode 3: Living Wonders: Preview

Witness wonders created by the force that makes our planet unique — life itself. In the Amazon, boys face fierce animals in a rite of passage, and a Bangladeshi father and son brave killer bees and man-eating tigers to find honey.

This series originally aired in 2015.

Clips from this series are available for online viewing. The full series is not available via KPBS Passport.

Stories from EARTH'S NATURAL WONDERS

"I know afterwards I'm going to feel stronger, more like a brave warrior." Hear the stories of the people who live in and around Earth's natural wonders.

Scenes from EARTH'S NATURAL WONDERS

"All I can think about is what happens to my family if the ladder snaps and I fall into the crevasse." Get a glimpse into the lives of those who dare to call Earth's natural wonders home.

CREDITS:

A BBC production with PBS created by executive producer Mark Hedgecoe (BBC), series producer Arif Nurmohamed (BBC), and was produced and directed by Matt Barrett and Nicholas Shoolingin-Jordan.

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