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7 Nature Documentaries To Watch When It’s Snowing Outside

7 Nature Documentaries To Watch When It's Snowing Outside. Illustration by Tara Panton, Animals Around The Globe

From the icy Arctic tundras to the lush rainforests, here are 7 nature documentaries to watch when its too cold to go outside.

Imagine a cold, snowy day outside, where the chill in the air discourages any thoughts of venturing out. On days like these, the warmth of your home beckons, offering a cozy refuge. What better way to spend such days than traveling the world from your living room?

1. Planet Earth II

Private Island. Christopher Michel/ Wikimedia Commons

This remarkable sequel to the original “Planet Earth” series, narrated by the legendary Sir David Attenborough, transports viewers to various habitats across our planet. With its high-definition footage, “Planet Earth II” allows you to experience the wonders of islands, deserts, forests, and even urban environments like never before. The series is a triumph of technology, capturing rare and intimate moments of wildlife.

2. Blue Planet II

Coral Reef Landscape. Sahlamov/ Deposit Photos

Another gem from Sir David Attenborough, “Blue Planet II” delves into the mysterious and enchanting world beneath the waves. This series reveals the hidden wonders of our oceans, from the deepest abyss to the shimmering shores. It’s not just a visual feast; it also highlights the crucial impact of human activity on marine environments, making it a poignant and eye-opening watch.

3. Our Planet

Tropical jungle in Southeast Asia. Teotarras/ Deposit Photos

This Netflix original series combines the allure of stunning photography with compelling stories about Earth’s incredible biodiversity. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, “Our Planet” takes viewers from the exotic jungles to the remote polar seas. The documentary emphasizes the urgent need for conservation, showcasing the interconnectedness of all living beings and the fragility of our planet’s ecosystems.

4. The Hunt

Cheetah hunting down prey. Wmarinovich/ Deposit Photos

The Hunt” offers a riveting look at the strategies animals employ in the wild to survive, focusing on the dynamic between predators and their prey. This series highlights the complexity and ingenuity of animal behavior, providing a unique perspective on the natural world. It’s a thrilling and educational journey into the art of survival in nature.

5. Frozen Planet

Gentoo Penguins (Pygoscelis papua) on Danko Island on the Antarctic Peninsula in Antarctica. Steve Allen/ Deposit Photos

Embark on an extraordinary journey to the polar extremes of our planet with “Frozen Planet.” This series explores life and the environment in the Arctic and Antarctic, revealing the harsh and beautiful landscapes of ice and snow. It showcases the resilience and adaptability of wildlife in the most extreme and frigid conditions, capturing the stark, mesmerizing beauty of these remote regions.

6. Night on Earth

A silhouette of a deer with horns during the orange sunset. Wirestock/ Deposit Photos

Using state-of-the-art technology, “Night on Earth” sheds light on what happens in the natural world after the sun sets. This series reveals the nocturnal lives of various animals, offering a glimpse into a world that remains unseen by many. It’s a fascinating exploration of the mysteries that unfold under the cover of darkness, revealing a side of nature rarely witnessed.

7. Wild Yellowstone

Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring. f11photo/ Deposit Photos

Wild Yellowstone” presents the dramatic landscapes and diverse wildlife of Yellowstone National Park across the seasons. From the freezing depths of winter to the blazing heat of summer, this series shows the relentless struggle for survival in one of America’s most iconic ecosystems. It offers viewers an intimate look at the lives of animals adapting to the extreme conditions of this majestic wilderness.

Have you watched any of these documentaries? Or do you have a favorite nature documentary that didn’t make the list? Share your thoughts and recommendations in the comments below.

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