Nature

The word nature is derived from the Latin term “natura” literally translated as birth. The all encompassing definition of nature is the natural, physical or material world or universe. Nature is the phenomenon that accompanies the physical world. On a larger scale it varies from subatomic to the cosmic. Nature may also refer to the general realm of various types of living plants and animals, and in some cases to the processes associated with inanimate objects such as the weather.

In other contexts, the variation of the word “nature”, such as “natural” is commonly used to describe the opposite of unnatural, supernatural or synthetic. Today the term is commonly associated with geology and wildlife.

In order for us to be able to study the natural occurrences and its elements, we have devised a categorization according to the properties of those elements. The primary categories are Earth, atmosphere, climate and weather, water, ecosystems, life, matter and energy. Every prime category has an internal division into specific areas, e.g. water is categorized into oceans, lakes, rivers, ponds and streams.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are concerned with the above mentioned occurrences and other various natural phenomena.

Witness the efforts of an environmental activist, who risked his wellbeing and confronted the law, to save one little part of our planet`s lungs. The documentary “Among Giants” follows the story of this brave man and his incredible mission.

See what happens when humans abandon their habitat and all that is left behind are manmade structures. The ecosystem of that place begins the slow process of recovery and the entire flora and fauna can flourish without human interference. The city of Chernobyl has, accidentally, become such a place.

Discover how the Earth, as we know it today, came to exist. From the lifeless rocky surface encircled with boiling lava to the living and breathing green paradise with the abundance of life. The dramatic story of how the Earth was made is still going on.

The expedition lead by Paul Rose goes into the depths of the world`s oceans. See what extraordinary discoveries they made and enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna of the ocean.

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machu picchu journey
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The Inca Trail in Machu Picchu is probably one of the most famous trails in South America. There is nothing quite like watching the lost city of the Incas gradually reveals itself. The Inca ...

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white lions documentary
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Have you ever seen a white lion? Well, unless you’ve been to a zoo that has one, seeing a white lion is a rare occasion. Not many zoos around the world house a white lion. White lions are o...

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anaconda
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When you think of deadly snakes, you often think of venomous boa species. The green anaconda, or the common anaconda, is non-venomous boa species. However, even though its venom is not deadly, a...

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amazon river
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The Amazon river is the largest river by discharge of water in the world. According to some authors, the Amazon is the longest river in length. The length of the Amazon is 4,345 miles, spreading...

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Travel
elephants thailand
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People often say “an elephant never forgets”. It is a testimony to the scientific research that elephants have the best and longest memory among mammals. But this is not a story about elepha...

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ocean tragedies
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The great mysteries in life are beneath us. And what is above us? The ocean and the sea world have always been a mystery for mankind. For years, we’ve been trying to explore the ocean, dive de...

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antonio donato nobre
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Can we turn Sahara, one of the biggest deserts in the world into a rainforest? That is the question you would be asking yourself after watching Antonio Donato Nobre’s TED t...

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animal homes
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Will you believe if we tell you that animals might be even better engineers than humans? We pride ourselves in being great engineers. We build some amazing buildings. We have...

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tuna overfishing
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People try to raise awareness in a different way. We all have our ways for raising awareness. Some organize public events. Some make donations. And some go on a trip. Andr...

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environmental litmus test
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World leaders met in Paris in December 2015 to discuss climate change and how it affects all of us. The leaders struck out a historic agreement. Prior to the meeting, Paul...

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amazon rainforest
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There is no place on Earth quite like it. The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world, covering Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and passing through some other Sou...

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Sports
Haarlem
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Haarlem is just a small city outside of Amsterdam. There was a time when the city was major North Sea trading post surrounded by a defensive wall. Nowadays, it is just a reminder...

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cult of materialism
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How important are money in your life? And subjects for that matter? Are you a materialist or not? This documentary explores the philosophy of materialism. Does materialism wor...

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before the flood
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When Leonardo DiCaprio was just 20 years old, he was invited to speak on the matter of climate change, environmental, global warming, preservation of nature and much more. He met w...

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giant jellyfish
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The world is under attack. What is the first thing that popped inside your head? In most cases, you think of terrorists. We are all under attack by terrorists around the world.But ...

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climate change Australia
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Many people do not know this, but Australia drifts northwards by 3 inches per year. There will come a point in the future when Oceania and Asia will come into direct contact,...

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plant world
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We know animals have their own language they use to communicate. We study their language for years, trying to get just a glimpse of it, in a way to understand their communication...

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namib desert
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Stretching almost 120 miles inland from the Atlantic Coast towards East, the Namib Desert is one of the biggest, and also one of the oldest deserts in the world. The Namib has en...

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climate change TED
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In the next few years, we will determine whether the next 100 years will be the best of times, or the worst of times. Do you want to know what will affect those 100 years? Climat...

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deep sea creatures
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Deep sea creatures are actually fishes that live in the darkness below the sunlit surface waters, which is actually below the epipelagic. Some call it the photic zone of the ...

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Science
HAARP
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Called the Military’s Pandora Box, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is an oionospheric research program that is funded by the US Navy, the US Air Force, a...

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binturong
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Borneo is the third largest island in the world. It contains the oldest rain forest on Earth, and one third of all plant species on Earth. Some of the animals found on Borneo...

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kayenta community
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Whatever you are doing at the moment is the most important thing. And if that isn’t the case, you better stop doing it. The Kayenta community is a small community, a tranqui...

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Vaquita
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The Vaquita is a small porpoise with a huge problem. The species that is endemic to the Gulf of California is very close to being extinct. At the moment, there are only 60 in...

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arniston bliss
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In few hours driving distance from Cape Town along the East coast, lies a fishing village that is often forgotten by tourists. The name Arniston Bliss might not scream “hea...

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Amsterdam cities
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When people think of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is usually the first city to come to mind. And Amsterdam is a great city. But rarely few tourists and visitors decide to widen...

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climate change
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We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread, than climb the cross of the moment, and let our illusions die. This is the quote that starts the bea...

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green cities
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How can we make better cities? Greener cities? Better environment? The documentary “Nature of cities” follows a journey of an environmental professor, Timothy Beatley, as...

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salton sea
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Even when a place is covered by traces of deterioration and death, there is still plenty of beauty to be found. That is the feeling you have after watching the short document...

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snakes
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The first association people get when the Jungles of Penang and Penang National Park are mentioned is a wonderful jungle for trekking, camping, beautiful wildlife, birds neve...

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big foot
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Rarely photographed, never seen. More than any other creature in the world, Big Foot has captivated the attention of millions of people.A team of five top scientists using latest...

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T-rex
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Made possible by National Geographic, the T-Rex autopsy documentary allows you to witness the inside of an animal that has long been deceased and extinct from our planet.But ...

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Blackfish
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This documentary was released in 2013 and it is looking into the life of killer whales living in captivity. The director of this extraordinary film is Gabriela Cowperthwaite. It...

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Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution
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On the eighth International Permaculture Convergence more than 200 permaculture plan course graduates and their guides have assembled in Brazil. Together, they unite 43 nations i...

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Pirate Fishing
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The valuable marine assets of a portion of the world's poorest individuals are being focused by mechanical scale privateer angling operations, to encourage the fish hungry market...

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The Last Lioness
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Liuwa Plain National Park is home to Lady Liuwa, the subject of Aquavision's narrative, "The Last Lioness." Following the turmoil of the Angolan war, poaching and unlawful trophy...

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Origins of Us
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Dr Alice Roberts uncovers how your body recounts the account of human advancement. The way you look, think and carry on is a result of a 6 million year battle for survival. We ha...

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Heavyweights with Unexpected Skills
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Amazingly delightful yet deadly to all life is the furthest north of Szpicbergen. Walruses are accustomed to this extreme terrain and weather conditions in the wilderness. They k...

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Green Gold
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In conjunction with VPRO, a Dutch public broadcasting company, and the Backlight program, this documentary follows John D. Liu as he crosses the globe recording and motivating ex...

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Wolverine X
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This is an hour long HD wildlife documentary. Meet one of the shyest predators of the Northern side of the equator: the wolverine. It is elusive to the point that even its seeker...

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Grizzly Man
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Grizzly Man is a 2005 narrative film by German executive Werner Herzog. It narratives the life and demise of bear lover Timothy Treadwell. The film comprises of Treadwell's own f...

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The Oldest Place On Earth
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This documentary gives us a unique opportunity to visit one of the oldest places on Earth. This is also one of the most intact places on Earth, a vast forest that stretches in th...

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Social
The Amazing World
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This documentary is concerned with the everyday activities of the human population. It is filmed in an experimental fashion throughout 152 different locations in the world. They ...

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Killer Whales in Captivity
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This documentary was directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. The premiere was at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 19th in 2013. The story is focused on the orca held by Sea...

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Endangered Wild Animals: Elephants and Orangutans
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This documentary is concerned with the poaching of elephants and orangutans. The story takes us on an incredible journey into the wild. From the rainforest of Borneo, to the sava...

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The Glacier
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This documentary is intended to raise awareness of the effects of the ongoing climate changes. The film director Jeff Orlowski collaborated on this project with the James Balog, ...

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The Journey To The Top Of Lhakpa Ri
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Blindsight is a documentary directed by Lucy Walker and produced by Sybil Robson Orr for Robson Entertainment. It premiered at 2006 Toronto International Film Festival in the cat...

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Future of the Earth
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The biological and geological future of the Earth can be extrapolated based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences. These include the chemistry at the Earth's...

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The Extinction of Life on Earth
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In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the de...

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Human Senses
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Almost everyone has experienced a moment a faint fragrance brings back memories of a moment lost in time so hit back to the forefront of their minds.Often we have forgotten the ent...

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