We’ve all been hit with a virus that has taken over our planet and has got us all quarantined at home. However, some silver lining to this bleak time is that nature is thriving as humans are interacting less with the outside environment. These documentaries on nature will fascinate you and leave you in awe and wonder. They will also make you appreciate the environment more. Raising awareness about environmental concerns through these films is nothing short of amazing.

Chasing Ice

This documentary aims to highlight the effects of climate change and how it will impact us globally. Get ready to watch some breathtaking scenes of glacier calving that took place in Greenland. The two videographers that captured this moment were able to witness the 7.4 cubic km of ice crash (that’s a LOT of ice). Environmental photographer James Balog wanted to highlight the effects of global warming and he and his team did a splendid job not only by getting footage of it but also initiating The Extreme Ice Survey which was started to collect data on the seasonal changes of glaciers.

Streaming on: Netflix

Chasing Coral

This documentary follows a team of divers, scientists, and photographers around the world who are committed to documenting and spreading awareness of the fast disappearance of incredibly beautiful coral reefs. This film won the Audience Award for U.S. documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Streaming on: Netflix

The Ivory Game

This documentary film directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani takes a deeper look at the Ivory trade which has now become a global concern as the number of elephants that exist is on a sharp decline and as a species, they risk extinction. The directors spent 16 months undercover along with their crew to investigate the killing of elephants for their tusks and the smuggling of ivory to China where it’s seen as a status symbol. You will get to witness what goes on at illegal black markets where these corrupt practices take place.

Streaming on: Netflix

Bears

This documentary follows a family of bears who is living on the coastal mountain ranges of Alaska. Narrated by John C. Reilly, Bears gives you a chance to get up close with these magnificent creatures and learn so much about their behavior and instinct.

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

Elephant

This nature documentary is narrated by Meghan Markle, the ex-dutchess of Sussex. This film documents a group of African Elephants as they prepare to migrate and undertake a painfully long journey to move from their home to a grassy paradise.

Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar

While this list covers nature documentary films that are currently streaming, there are several nature docuseries that are absolutely stunning as well, especially Planet Earth and Planet Earth II narrated by the legendary Sir David Attenborough.

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