Have you seen this year's new science and nature documentaries? Check out these five new Netflix eco docs to learn something new and get excited about what the Earth has to offer.
If you’ve already watched our sixteen recommended best environmental films and you’re craving more, check out the recently released Netflix eco docs of 2022. These five new documentaries offer breathtaking views and inspiring stories and are packed with information. If you’re looking for something to expand your knowledge of the world’s ecosystems, climates and animal dynamics, look no further. These films cover a wide variety of locations and types of wildlife, so there’s something for everybody.
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1. Our Great National Parks
Our Great National Parks is a five-episode series that explores some of the world’s most spectacular national parks and the wildlife that call them home. Presented by former President Barack Obama, the short series covers everything from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to Kenya’s Tsavo Conservation Area and the Chilean Patagonia. The doc gives you a close-up view of the beautiful parks while diving into their important ecosystems. It’s as inspiring as it is educational.
Animal is another science and nature docuseries. It has two short seasons containing four episodes each. Each episode explores a different animal family. The animals include big cats, dogs, marsupials, octopuses, apes, birds of prey, bears and dolphins from all across the world. The series is narrated by Anthony Mackie and features a stacked cast including Bryan Cranston, Rashida Jones, Rebel Wilson, and Pedro Pascal.
3. Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale
Surviving Paradise is a British nature documentary filmed in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana. It specifically follows the lives of the wildlife in the Okavango Delta, a vast oasis and a rare inland delta system with no connection to the sea. Water instead drains through the surrounding desert sands. The documentary explores the strong familial bonds and relationships between the animal families as they work together to survive drought, famine, floods and more. Watch this documentary to get inspired by the hippos, elephants, giraffes, lions, wild dogs, and antelope who live in the delta.
4. Wild Babies
Wild Babies is an adorable eight-episode documentary series about the lives of wild baby animals, from birth to early childhood and the journey toward adulthood. The short series explores a multitude of habitats around the world. Watch and learn about the families, friendships and hardships of wild babies ranging from sea turtles to elephants and penguins, and cheer them on through their everyday struggles and successes in their effort to make it in the world.
5. Island of the Sea Wolves
Island of the Sea Wolves is a science and nature docuseries which focuses on the beautiful Vancouver Island. The three-part series largely showcases the sea wolves, while touching on the significance of the ocean for all the local ecosystems. Starting with spring, the series is split into seasons. It follows the lives of several ocean mammals as well as a bald eagle family. Narrated by Arrested Development‘s Will Arnett, the show is calming, aesthetically pleasing and educational.
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