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Nestled in the foothills of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is the country’s fifth largest city. Brimming with culture, beautiful architecture and stunning temples it’s often considered a sanctuary away from Bangkok. In the South of France, nestled between Nice and Monte Carlo is the picture postcard town of Eze, where individual buildings are suits in the town’s luxury hotel and room service is served quite literally to your front door.
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From the white sandy beaches of the Maya river to huge green expanses where the sites of Calakmul or Coba barely emerge from the forest, the cameras take you to not only the most prestigious Maya sites, but also other lesser known locations that from an archaeological perspective are just as interesting. Spectacular caves and rocks, mangroves and nature reserves form the décor in which one of America’s most fascinating civilizations developed and flourished.
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Fast and efficient, an ocean legion is on the move. Growing in momentum, single pods congregate to find food. Combining in battalions over 3000 strong, this is the Dolphin Army. Filmed over 3 years during the spectacular Sardine Run along the eastern coast of South Africa, Peter Lamberti and his team have filmed one of the fastest predators in the ocean – the Common Dolphin. Using advanced underwater technology, they follow a small group of female dolphins as they battle shark threats, raise their calves and journey towards the greatest feeding opportunity in the ocean.
Episode Length: 00:50:00
On the northern bank of the Sand River in the Mala-Mala Game Reserve in South Africa, seven magnificent creatures reside in an area the size of Manhattan Island. Tracking them for 24 hours reveals a never-ending daily drama.
Episode Length: 00:50:00
The Skeleton Coast of Southwestern Africa, commonly known as the coast of fury, is the dramatic backdrop to a story of life and death struggles where only the strongest can survive. Lucy and Louie are vulnerable penguin chicks born in a harsh environment where dangers await them at every turn. From rogue sea lions that lurk offshore to snatch their unsuspecting prey to the watchful gulls that wait for their chance to raid an unprotected nest, Lucy and Louie must persevere in the face of great obstacles. Watch their dramatic story unfold in this illuminating look at the daily lives of these African penguins and whether or not they will survive against impossible odds.
Episode Length: 01:30:00