'BBC Earth: Nature's Great Race'
(DVD / NR / 2017 / PBS)
Overview: 'Nature's Great Race' showcases how every year, millions of animals embark on epic journeys on an astonishing scale, crossing hostile landscapes, traveling hundreds of miles, overcoming fearsome obstacles, and facing intense dangers and voracious predators in a race to reach their destination.
DVD Verdict: In this truly fascinating BBC Earth documentary, we follow along as three iconic animals -- caribou, elephants, and zebra -- undertake three of the world's most breathtaking wildlife adventures. Journeying across hundreds of miles of Canadian arctic wilderness and African bush, they are solid together, within their clan, they are strong, butt hey are also prone to the elements.
Every decision could mean life or death, and for the first time ever, we watch along (albeit from the safety of our own homes and sofas) with the animals every step of the way. Using the latest tagging technology, the scientific team tracks individual animal journeys precisely, ensuring that camera teams on the ground can follow and film key animals, capturing all of the action, the close calls, the successes, and the failures.
'BBC Earth: Nature's Great Race' uncovers the true driving forces that compel these animals to risk everything, and why they must win these great races. It is chock full of stunning photography and is as cinematic with regard its landscapes as you would fully expect from a BBC Earth documentary. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.