Earlier this spring, Planet Earth II knocked the socks off everyone who watched it. The BBC docu-series narrated by Sir David Attenborough offered thrilling entertainment filled with incredible species and their unbelievable habitats, and now we’re craving more breathtaking nature documentaries and TV series. If you loved Planet Earth, check out these amazing documentaries about the planet we call home.
The Blue Planet
For those of us who loved Planet Earth II (and Planet Earth before it) for its beautiful production, we’re in luck. The same team is behind The Blue Planet, an 8 episode series first aired on BBC in 2001. David Attenborough narrates as we’re taken from the Open Ocean (episode 3) to the Coasts (episode 8), and everywhere in between.
Watch 2 seasons of Animal Planet’s stunning docu-series Wildest Africa on Netflix and learn more about the breathtaking landscapes of the continent. The series follows lion, elephant, leopard, black and white rhino and Cape buffalo in their natural grassland habitat, as well as discusses the environmental dangers these animals and their environment face.
Join the park rangers of Congo’s Virunga National Park in their fight to save the incredibly rare mountain gorilla. They must protect the animals’ home from armed militia and poachers in the conflict-ridden country. This Netflix original is directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and gives executive producer credits to Leonardo DiCaprio. If you like your nature documentaries with a side of human interest story, this one is for you.