Nature TV Shows


About Nature

Considering that we spend most of our TV-watching time indoors, it's ironic that one of the most popular genres of nonfiction TV programming has always been focused on the outdoors and the natural world. We like our technology, and we like to be comfortable, but we're also endlessly fascinated by the workings of the world and the things that live in it.

Even in the old days, when American TV viewers had only three broadcast networks and PBS to choose from, there was a significant of nature on the airwaves. "Nature" and "Cosmos" on PBS and programs like "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" elsewhere on the dial brought the natural world into the living from, on a scale ranging from the universal to the microscopic.

The rise of cable channels in the 1980s brought a plethora of channels devoted exclusively to nature-themed programming. The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, the National Geographic Channel and others filled their schedules with series about the natural world. These days, those channels have mostly given up their more serious and educational programming, but even on contemporary cable, nature is still well represented, even if it's in the guise of reality shows about survivalists, hunters and fishermen.

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Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Ed Stafford: Left for Dead
Ed Stafford: Left for Dead
Animal ER
Animal ER
Life Story
Life Story
Rick Steves' Europe
Rick Steves' Europe
The Hunt
The Hunt
Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
How the World Ends
How the World Ends
Serial Killer Earth
Serial Killer Earth
Nature
Nature
Extinct or Alive
Extinct or Alive
Ireland's Wild Coast
Ireland's Wild Coast
Expedition Mungo
Expedition Mungo
Big Cat Diary
Big Cat Diary
Nature's Great Events: Diaries
Nature's Great Events: Diaries
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II
Frozen Planet
Frozen Planet
Nature's Deadliest
Nature's Deadliest
Big Cat Week
Big Cat Week
Wonders Of The Universe
Wonders Of The Universe
Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild
Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild
National Geographic: Wild
National Geographic: Wild
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Wild Bear Rescue
Wild Bear Rescue
Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries
Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries
Walking With Beasts
Walking With Beasts
Wild West
Wild West
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Bear Grylls: Face the Wild
Bear Grylls: Face the Wild
Nature Collection
Nature Collection
Deadly Dozen
Deadly Dozen
National Geographic Sharks
National Geographic Sharks
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
Supernature - Wild Flyers
Supernature - Wild Flyers
Madagascar [HD]
Madagascar [HD]
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Dino Hunt
Dino Hunt
Tracks Across Africa
Tracks Across Africa
Nature's Gladiators
Nature's Gladiators
Excalibur's Outdoor America
Excalibur's Outdoor America
Return to River Cottage
Return to River Cottage
Wild America: Amazing and Unique Animals
Wild America: Amazing and Unique Animals
2057: The World in 50 Years
2057: The World in 50 Years
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Tribe, Animals, and Me
The Life of Mammals
The Life of Mammals
Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood
Africa
Africa
Critter Quest!
Critter Quest!
David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials
David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials
The Gorilla Family and Me
The Gorilla Family and Me
NG Live
NG Live
Super Beaver
Super Beaver
Top 10 Architecture
Top 10 Architecture
Creatures of the Deep
Creatures of the Deep
Green Collection
Green Collection
Dance of the Sea Otter
Dance of the Sea Otter
Buckmasters
Buckmasters
Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters
Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters
Canada's Most Dangerous Animal
Canada's Most Dangerous Animal
Dog of the Midnight Sun
Dog of the Midnight Sun
Saving Sirga: Journey into the Heart of a Lion
Saving Sirga: Journey into the Heart of a Lion
Australia's Deadliest Destinations
Australia's Deadliest Destinations
Mega Builders
Mega Builders
Animal Science
Animal Science
World Wide Destinations
World Wide Destinations
The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart
The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart
Lion Kingdom
Lion Kingdom
Wild Ones
Wild Ones
Dr. Danger
Dr. Danger
Animal Planet Extreme
Animal Planet Extreme
African Wild
African Wild
Secrets of the Coast Wolf
Secrets of the Coast Wolf
PBS Science Specials
PBS Science Specials
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
Life on Location
Life on Location
National Geographic Animals
National Geographic Animals
National Geographic Environment
National Geographic Environment
Commander Life
Commander Life
Mississippi Men
Mississippi Men
Great Yellowstone Thaw
Great Yellowstone Thaw
Turtle Man
Turtle Man
Wildest India
Wildest India
Nature's Great Race
Nature's Great Race
Language of Wolves
Language of Wolves
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
Fat Guys in the Woods
Fat Guys in the Woods
Twist of Fate
Twist of Fate
Natural Disasters Collection
Natural Disasters Collection
The Bear Family & Me
The Bear Family & Me
SOLO Hunter
SOLO Hunter
Killer in Peril
Killer in Peril
Galapagos
Galapagos
Saving the Ocean
Saving the Ocean
Life in the Undergrowth
Life in the Undergrowth
The Victory Garden
The Victory Garden
The Photographers
The Photographers
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Wild America: Nature Parks  and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Big Game of America Collection
Wild America: Big Game of America Collection