If there’s one thing the current pandemic has shown us, it is that it’s more crucial than ever to protect the environment to prevent similar catastrophes. As you sit indoors waiting for the crisis to pass, stream these gorgeous series on nature that remind us what we have to lose if we fail to act.

‘Our Planet’

If you needed a reminder of how breathtakingly diverse our planet truly is, Our Planet (pictured above) sure provides it. An award-winning show, Our Planet will take you on a journey through lush rainforests and deep oceans, providing plenty of interesting information on the rare animals. Expect to see everything from penguins and wild dogs to Siberian tigers and sharks.
Narrator: David Attenborough
Seasons: 1 (2019)

‘Tales by Light’

This beautiful series captures life on earth through the lenses of different photographers. Follow them as they explore countries and cultures, across three brilliantly filmed seasons.
Creator: Abraham Joffe
Cast: Darren Jew, Art Wolfe, Krystle Wright
Seasons: 3 (2015-2018)

‘Moving Art’

Nature is filled with masterpieces and filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg brings you the concept of nature as art. Be it oceans, forests, deserts or even flowers, Each episode explores landscapes such as forests and deserts and natural phenomena like flowers.
Creator: Louie Schwartzberg
Seasons: 3 (2014-2019)

‘Night on Earth’

Narrated by Emmy-winning actor Samira Wiley, this documentary sheds light on the lives of creatures of the wild by night, from otters roaming around cities to monkeys and other animals learning to survive during long, cold nights.
Narrator: Samira Wiley
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Magical Andes’

Follow the lives of five people and discover the deep bond that each of them shares with the majestic mountains of South America. Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and plenty such regions will all come to life through their stories.
Creators: Luis Ara, Alexandra Hardorf
Seasons: 1 (2019)

‘Absurd Planet’

This delightful documentary presents a series of quirky creatures including leopard seals and a miraculous Jesus Christ lizard, among other beings.
Narrator: Afi Ekulona
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Dancing with the Birds’

A stunning documentary, this one features beautiful birds-of-paradise and other tropical birds and explores their mating behaviour. It showcases both the successes and the failures of male birds in wooing the females, aided by fantastic dancing moves and rich, colourful plumage.
Narrator: Stephen Fry
Seasons: 1 (2020)

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