Nature TV Shows

About Nature

Considering that we spend most of our TV-watching time indoors, it's ironic that one of the most popular genres of nonfiction TV programming has always been focused on the outdoors and the natural world. We like our technology, and we like to be comfortable, but we're also endlessly fascinated by the workings of the world and the things that live in it.

Even in the old days, when American TV viewers had only three broadcast networks and PBS to choose from, there was a significant of nature on the airwaves. "Nature" and "Cosmos" on PBS and programs like "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" elsewhere on the dial brought the natural world into the living from, on a scale ranging from the universal to the microscopic.

The rise of cable channels in the 1980s brought a plethora of channels devoted exclusively to nature-themed programming. The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, the National Geographic Channel and others filled their schedules with series about the natural world. These days, those channels have mostly given up their more serious and educational programming, but even on contemporary cable, nature is still well represented, even if it's in the guise of reality shows about survivalists, hunters and fishermen.

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Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Ed Stafford: Left for Dead
Ed Stafford: Left for Dead
Animal ER
Animal ER
Nature
Nature
Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
How the World Ends
How the World Ends
The Victory Garden
The Victory Garden
Supernature - Wild Flyers
Supernature - Wild Flyers
Serial Killer Earth
Serial Killer Earth
Walking With Beasts
Walking With Beasts
Twist of Fate
Twist of Fate
National Geographic: Wild
National Geographic: Wild
Life Story
Life Story
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials
David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials
Turtle Man
Turtle Man
Big Cat Diary
Big Cat Diary
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II
Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries
Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries
Sunrise Earth International
Sunrise Earth International
The Life of Mammals
The Life of Mammals
Wild New Zealand
Wild New Zealand
Frozen Planet
Frozen Planet
National Geographic Sharks
National Geographic Sharks
Super Beaver
Super Beaver
Top 10 Architecture
Top 10 Architecture
Madagascar [HD]
Madagascar [HD]
Most Amazing
Most Amazing
Panama Canal: Prized Possession
Panama Canal: Prized Possession
Australia's Deadliest Destinations
Australia's Deadliest Destinations
Mega Builders
Mega Builders
Expedition Mungo
Expedition Mungo
Lion Kingdom
Lion Kingdom
Ducks Unlimited TV
Ducks Unlimited TV
Nature's Deadliest
Nature's Deadliest
National Geographic Animals
National Geographic Animals
National Geographic Travel
National Geographic Travel
Rick Steves' Europe
Rick Steves' Europe
Big Pacific
Big Pacific
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
Language of Wolves
Language of Wolves
Wild West
Wild West
Animals & Nature
Animals & Nature
Fishing for Giants
Fishing for Giants
Kids Adventures
Kids Adventures
Wonders Of The Universe
Wonders Of The Universe
Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild
Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild
The Photographers
The Photographers
Nature's Gladiators
Nature's Gladiators
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Wild America: Nature Parks  and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
Excalibur's Outdoor America
Excalibur's Outdoor America
Wild America: Big Game of America Collection
Wild America: Big Game of America Collection
Best of National Geographic
Best of National Geographic
Return to River Cottage
Return to River Cottage
Wild America: Amazing and Unique Animals
Wild America: Amazing and Unique Animals
2057: The World in 50 Years
2057: The World in 50 Years
Bear Grylls: Face the Wild
Bear Grylls: Face the Wild
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Weird Wonders of the World
Weird Wonders of the World
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Tribe, Animals, and Me
ScentBlocker Most Wanted
ScentBlocker Most Wanted
River Cottage Forever
River Cottage Forever
Climbing Redwood Giants
Climbing Redwood Giants
Disaster Earth
Disaster Earth
Saving the Ocean
Saving the Ocean
Blue Planet - Seas of Life
Blue Planet - Seas of Life
Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood
Killer Wave
Killer Wave
Life in the Freezer
Life in the Freezer
TED Talks: Beasts, Bugs & Bio-wilderment
TED Talks: Beasts, Bugs & Bio-wilderment
American Landscapes 1
American Landscapes 1
Life in the Undergrowth
Life in the Undergrowth
Wild Iberia
Wild Iberia
TEDTalks: Environment: Project Makeover
TEDTalks: Environment: Project Makeover
Africa
Africa
Critter Quest!
Critter Quest!
TEDTalks: Humanity's Future
TEDTalks: Humanity's Future
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
Bringing Home the Bears
Bringing Home the Bears
Science & Weather
Science & Weather
Puppy Days
Puppy Days
Nature Collection
Nature Collection
Nature's Great Events: Diaries
Nature's Great Events: Diaries
Zoo Vets
Zoo Vets
Wild America, Watching & Photographing Wildlife Collection
Wild America, Watching & Photographing Wildlife Collection
3D Safari
3D Safari
National Geographic 125th Anniversary Nature Collection
National Geographic 125th Anniversary Nature Collection
Wild China
Wild China
The Gorilla Family and Me
The Gorilla Family and Me
Killer Wave: Power of the Tsunami
Killer Wave: Power of the Tsunami
Deadly Dozen
Deadly Dozen
NG Live
NG Live
Penquins: Spy in the Huddle
Penquins: Spy in the Huddle
Missouri Mountain Family
Missouri Mountain Family
Discovery Networks Sampler
Discovery Networks Sampler
Man-Eating Python
Man-Eating Python