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EARTH’S NATURAL WONDERS contributors on boat, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, half in and out of the water.
Courtesy of BBC 2014
EARTH’S NATURAL WONDERS contributors on boat, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, half in and out of the water.

Thursdays, March 31 - April 14, 2022 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

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: Stories from Earth's Natural Wonders


Episode 1: “Extreme Wonders” encore Thursday, March 31 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2

- 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 2: “Wonders Of Water” encore Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - 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 3: “Living Wonders” encore Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - 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.

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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.