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NATURE: THE ALPS: The High Life

The lynx is an elusive hunter and a rare sight in the Alps.
Courtesy of © Terra Mater Factual Studios & Wild Nature Film
The lynx is an elusive hunter and a rare sight in the Alps.

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

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.

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.

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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