Nature's Greatest Moments

Nature's Greatest Moments

2 Seasons

Nature's Greatest Moments series chronicles some of Africa’s most spectacular natural events. Events featured in the series includes elusive Namib Desert wildlife, the hunt of a Great White Shark, the Great Migrations on the African Grass Plains, the annual Sardine Run the Great Shoal of Earth, the flooding of the Okavango Delta and Africa’s Big Cats taking on their favourite prey.

Nature's Greatest Moments
  • NGM201 - Namib Desert Sidewinder

    Episode 1

    In Africa’s harshest environment both hunter and hunted endure the extremes and only the fittest survive. Skillfully the Perengey’s adder buries itself beneath the hot desert surface leaving only its tail as a worm-like lure to entice prey like shovel-snouted lizards or barking geckos. They appro...

  • NGM202 - The Loggerhead turtle

    Episode 2

    For loggerhead turtles, procreation occurs against unbelievable odds - only two of every 1000 tiny turtles hatched survive. They emerge from their subterranean incubation chambers above the high water mark on the same beaches that gave birth to their mothers. Although the little turtles hatch sim...

  • NGM203 - Elephants harassing White Rhino

    Episode 3

    Conservation culling practices left young orphan elephant bulls undisciplined by the remarkable natural pachyderm matriarchal society. On hot African afternoons these bulls prefer to harass mud-bathing rhino incessantly, determined to dislodge them from their wallow in an absurd display of inter-...

  • NGM204 - Wonders of the Coral Reef

    Episode 4

    Beneath the tropical waters of our oceans lies one of the most intricate worlds ever evolved – tropical reefs. Although they occupy only one tenth of the earth’s surface they achieve the highest productivity off all marine ecosystems, second only to the tropical rainforests in complexity and rich...

  • NGM205 - Great Wildebeest Migration

    Episode 5

    The end of summer on the Serengeti plains heralds the mass migration of millions of wildebeest to fresh grazing in the north. Opportunist predators follow in their wake, targeting the stragglers on the outskirts. The thirst-driven animals reach the Grumeti River in the winter where they meet the ...

  • NGM206 - Rhino Fights

    Episode 6

    The white rhino is gregarious by nature. The complexity of rhino interaction and messaging is multifaceted and valuable in terms of survival. They communicate matters of rank, dominance, territory, courtship and kinship in an assorted vocabulary of vocalization, defecation-middens, urine marking,...

  • NGM207 - The Nile Crocodile

    Episode 7

    For a juvenile crocodile in the Pongola River system, surviving through the critical period of infancy is a triumph of instinct. After intricate rituals of courtship and nest excavations the female crocodile lays her eggs in a sandy pit and vigilantly keeps guard of her clutch, forfeiting her own...

  • NGM208 - Baby Rhino Birth

    Episode 8

    The white rhino populations of southern Africa remarkably continue to grow despite the sad history of poaching and slaughter. For a species that almost vanished from the earth, the birth of every infant is significant. This event is witnessed by amateur filmmakers who diligently wait out a cow’s ...

  • NGM209 - Great White Shark Seal hunt

    Episode 9

    This shark has the reputation of being the best and most powerful hunter. Nature’s most feared predator attacks and kills a Cape fur seal basking on the surface of the ocean – reducing her life to a bloody feeding frenzy of sharks and gulls, leaving her newborn offspring abandoned and bleating it...