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NATURE: THE ALPS: Winter’s Fortress

Stream or tune in Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. & Sunday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2

Europe’s biggest cat, the Eurasian lynx, is an elusive and solitary hunter.

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

Above: Europe’s biggest cat, the Eurasian lynx, is an elusive and solitary hunter.

Experience the hostile and bitter cold ecosystems of the Alps, shaped by snow blizzards and avalanches on “Winter's Fortress.”

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

Preview of THE ALPS: Winter's Fortress

In the second and final part of NATURE's miniseries THE ALPS, experience the hostile and bitter cold ecosystems of the Alps, shaped by snow blizzards and avalanches. Airing: 01/20/21

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.

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.

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

Rival Bucks Fight Over Mate

Among the chamois in the Alps, the mood is tense. It's the mating season and rivaling bucks tax each other. Each buck needs to decide: Attack or retreat. Airing: 01/20/21

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