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NATURE: THE ALPS: The High Life

Stream or tune in Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2

The lynx is an elusive hunter and a rare sight in the Alps.

Credit: Courtesy of © Terra Mater Factual Studios & Wild Nature Film

Above: The lynx is an elusive hunter and a rare sight in the Alps.

On "The High Life," enjoy the Alps in spring and summertime as newborn animals grow up to face the coming brutal winter.

NATURE presents a two-part series, "THE ALPS." The Alps connect eight countries, spanning 750 miles from the Mediterranean Sea to the Adriatic Sea.

From sea level to peaks rising higher than 12,000 feet, with many of the world’s environments located within its boundaries, each mountain chain is more imposing and more diverse than the next.

Preview of THE ALPS: The High Life

In Europe’s highest mountain range, discover how Eurasian lynx, griffon vultures, ibex, marmots and more face extreme seasonal fluctuations, from volatile thunderstorms and landslides of summer to avalanches and frozen temperatures of winter. In Part 1 of the miniseries THE ALPS, enjoy the Alps in spring and summertime as newborn animals grow up to face the coming brutal winter. Airing: 01/13/21

Discover how Alpine lynx, golden eagles, ibex, crocuses, griffon vultures and more face extreme seasonal fluctuations – from the volatile thunderstorms and landslides of summer to the avalanches and frozen temperatures of winter.

Annual Alpine Frog Orgy

When the ice on high alpine lakes begins to break, brown frogs appear with a mission. In the hundreds, brown frogs rush to the water, as none want to miss their annual springtime mating ritual. Airing: 01/13/21

On every mountain slope, ridge or meadow, nature’s drama is played out as animals fight for their survival in Europe’s majestic mountains.

Marmot Family vs. Deadly Eagle

Eight out of ten eagle kills are marmots, mostly youngsters. To protect her young, mother marmots are always on the lookout for deadly eagles.Airing: 01/13/21

Tune in next Wednesday for part 2 "Winter's Fortress." Experience the hostile and bitter cold ecosystems of the Alps, shaped by snow blizzards and avalanches.

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