Nature's Microworlds


Season 1, Episode 6 (Svalbard)

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Steve Backshall takes a look at the archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic Circle. He tries to unpick exactly how life can exist in such a cold dark place.

Season 1, Episode 5 (Okavango)

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Steve Backshall narrates an investigation into what makes the Okavango such a diverse, wildlife rich place, and looks at how an inland delta can exist at all.
Episodes 2017

Season 1, Episode 1 (Galapagos)

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The Galapagos Archipelago is a small insignificant collection of islands over 600 miles from the nearest mainland continent and yet its history is linked forever with the forefront of scientific discovery.

Season 1, Episode 16 (The Secret To Their Success)

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Totalling an estimated 10 million species, the insects and their close relatives are the most abundant and diverse group of animals in the world, so what is the secret to their success?

Season 1, Episode 13 (Scottish Highlands)

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Scottish Highlands are home to some of the most iconic British wildlife & considered one of the truly wild places in the UK. Since the Ice Age the Highland landscape has undergone a transformation. Narrated by Steve Backshall

Season 1, Episode 11 (The Deep Sea)

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Steve Backsall examines what's by far the largest ecosystem on our planet- the deep sea. From jellyfish with long tentacles & fish with headlights, it contains some of the most extraordinary & bizarre life forms on the planet

Season 1, Episode 10 (Yellowstone)

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In 1995 after an absence of 70 years, wolves were released back into Yellowstone National Park. Steve Backshall examines how the reintroduction of this apex predator has set off a cascade of events.

Season 1, Episode 9 (Namib Desert)

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Discover the Namib Desert's key characters & the ingenious adaptations that allow them to cope with the harsh environment. Narrated by Steve Backshall.

Season 1, Episode 8 (Great Barrier Reef)

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The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef on the planet. Steve Backshall narrates an investigation into not only how it got so big, but also, how the reef survives on the Australian coast at all.
Episodes 2016

Season 1, Episode 15 (Making Worlds)

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Steve Backshall reveals the incredible influence that insects and their close relatives have on our planet's many ecosystems.