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LIFE FROM ABOVE

Stream now or tune in Wed., Dec. 2, 2020 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thurs., Dec. 24, Fri., Dec. 25 and Thurs., Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. on KPBS 2

Lake St. Claire on the U.S./Canada border appears heart-shaped from space.

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Above: Lake St. Claire on the U.S./Canada border appears heart-shaped from space.

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Behold Earth as it’s never been seen before. Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand-new perspective, revealing its incredible movements, colors, patterns and just how fast it’s changing.

This extraordinary viewpoint reveals amazing events happening every day in both the natural and human worlds. From the intimate to the epic, the surprising to the familiar, LIFE FROM ABOVE offers a rare look at Earth, its landscapes and its inhabitants that goes beyond what we thought we knew.

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Behold Earth as it’s never been seen before. Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand-new perspective, revealing its incredible movements, colors, patterns and just how fast it’s changing.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Photo credit: Courtesy of Freddie Claire

Shaolin Kung-Fu students put on a display of strength and coordination in Dengfeng, China.

Episode 1: “Moving Planet” repeats Wed., Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thurs., Dec. 24 at 10 a.m. - See new footage of the greatest, most beautiful and powerful movements on our planet. Cameras in space capture events like an elephant family's struggle through drought, and thousands of Shaolin Kung-Fu students performing in perfect synchronicity.

Episode 1 Preview | Moving Planet

Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective. Our planet is constantly on the move; from individual animals to powerful weather systems. Follow an elephant family struggling through drought and marvel as thousands of Shaolin Kung-Fu students perform in perfect synchronicity.

Episode 2: “Colorful Planet” repeats Friday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. - View Earth's kaleidoscope of colors as seen from space. Swirls of turquoise phytoplankton trigger an oceanic feeding frenzy, China turns yellow as millions of flowers bloom, and at night the waters near Argentina are spotted with green lights.

Episode 2 Preview | Colorful Plane

From space earth is not just a blue planet but a kaleidoscope of color. Swirls of turquoise phytoplankton trigger an oceanic feeding frenzy, China turns yellow as millions of flowers bloom and at night the waters off the coast of Argentina are spotted with mysterious green lights.

Episode 3: “Patterned Planet” repeats Thursday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. - Discover the weird and wonderful shapes that cover Earth's surface as seen from space. The Australian outback is covered in pale spots thanks to digging wombats, and hundreds of elephants tear into the endless green of the Congo forest canopy.

Episode 3 Preview | Patterned Planet

From space earth’s surface is covered in weird and wonderful shapes. Wombats design their own landscape in Australia and hundreds of forest elephants create a tear in the endless green of the Congo forest canopy.

Episode 4: “Changing Planet” repeats Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. - Take a fresh look at our fragile planet and see just how much it's changing. Cameras in space show growing cities, disappearing forests and melting glaciers, but one country regenerated a landscape and helped save a chimpanzee family.

Episode 4 Preview | Changing Planet

Cameras in space show just how fast our planet is changing. Cities are growing, forests are disappearing and glaciers melting but in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape, saving a family of chimpanzees.

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Photo credit: Courtesy of Freddie Claire

In Bangladesh, fisherman use otters to corral fish into nets.

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