Season 2 Premiered July 11, 2018

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About Season 2: Life at the Extremes

Earth’s natural wonders are parts of the natural world that nature has carved on such a scale, that they beggar belief. Vast mountain ranges, impenetrable rainforests and dazzling tropical islands - places where nature is visible at its most primal, most powerful and most extraordinarily beautiful. For human beings, survival within these wonders can pose extraordinary challenges.

Yet in even the most extreme and remote parts of our planet people do survive. Somehow, human beings have found a way to exist alongside Mother Nature’s most breath-taking creations. What makes these natural wonders so extreme? What are the challenges to human survival within them? And what helps and what hinders us in that struggle?

In this series, we’ll discover how humble homo sapiens have come up with ingenious strategies for survival in these far-flung and astonishing places. We’ll learn how survival techniques are now being forced to evolve quickly in the face of change. And we’ll find out how human resilience, ingenuity and bravery overcome the most extraordinary odds in the great struggle for life.

Read more about the episodes below. 



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Season 1

Season 1

Visit six continents to explore extraordinary natural wonders.

A Closer Look at Episode 2: Surviving with Animals

Episode 1: Surviving the Extreme (Premiere Date: July 11, 2018) 

Earth’s natural wonders are among the most extreme places to live on the planet. From soaring mountains to deep jungles, and frozen Polar worlds, human beings need bravery and ingenuity to survive within them.

Episode 2: Surviving with Animals (Premiere Date: July 18, 2018)

In some of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders, it is wildlife that holds the key to survival for the people who live there. But animals can be our foes, as well as our friends.

Episode 3: Surviving Against the Odds (Premiere Date: July 25, 2018)

In some natural wonders, people must push themselves to the absolute limit in order to survive. For the people who call these extraordinary places home, survival requires great skill, ingenuity and bravery.

"Earth's Natural Wonders" was produced by BBC and PBS. 

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