Fascinated By The Wild? Drop Everything & Watch These Top Wildlife Documentaries
Heard of the Virunga National Park located in the Democratic Republic of Congo? The park is known to be home to the world's critically endangered mountain gorillas that form the subject of this documentary. Based on a true story, this Oscar-nominated documentary is about a team of rangers who risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.
Blue Planet II
This one by David Attenborough will give you an insight into the rare, strange yet beautiful creatures of the deep, their behaviours and natural habitats. It also explores man's influence on the oceans through climate change. Watch out for the dancing yeti crabs and the cuttlefish that hypnotise crabs to stun them.
Explore the rich biodiversity of our very own state of Karnataka, much of which the public is still unaware about. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Wild Karnataka offers a glimpse into the state's flora and fauna and its natural beauty that boasts of a huge numbers of tigers and elephants. Filmed over four years using the latest technology (hidden cameras, drones, close-ups), this one is a visual celebration of the astonishingly beautiful and diverse creatures.
Wild Dog Diaries
Mostly filmed in India's Bandipur and Mudumalai national parks, Wild Dog Diaries, like the name suggests, gives and insight into the behavioural patterns of wild dogs and is a delight to watch. It revolves around the life of Krupakar, a filmmaker who wants to document the wild dogs and seeks the help of a local tribesman so he can track the animal.
This one tells the story of anthropologist Jane Goodall's research, field work and exploration on chimpanzees in Tanzania. The never-seen-before visuals are a treat for the eyes. Directed by Brett Morgen, Jane is the story of a woman whose research on chimpanzees changed the world's understanding of the natural world. It's a story of a woman who defied the odds to become one of the most amazing wildlife conservationists the world has ever seen.
The Last Lions
Filmed by award-winning filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-In-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert, The Last Lions is a disturbing yet beautifully made film about a lioness who's ready to go to any lengths and risk it all to protect her family - be it fleeing a raging fire, or swimming across a river infested with crocodiles or a face off with a horned buffalo. It aims to draw attention to poaching and how important lions and the big cats are for the economy as well as the food chain.
Africa - The Serengeti
When we think of Africa, the first thought that comes to mind are the Serengeti plains in Tanzania and the breathtaking natural beauty and wildlife it boasts of. Heard of the 'great migration'? No? Every year, during drought, millions of wildebeest, antelopes and zebras migrate across the huge grassland to the north to feed and mate. Encounter dangers along the way with lions awaiting their arrival. this 'great migration' is one pf the most magical experiences you can have.
This one explores the Amazon's diverse and unusual wildlife. The rainforest is home to rare species like the red faced uakari as well as jaguars, harpy eagles, and Amazonian manatees. The series is a brilliant story of survival and the relationships that have been formed within those dense forests. It also draws attention to the threat the rainforest faces today and how mankind has already affected it.
From the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau to giant pandas and Siberian tigers, Wild China captures all of it and how! Shot under extreme conditions with high definition cameras, this six-episode documentary portrays the natural beauty and varied wildlife of China beautifully.