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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.

    Planet Earth
    Planet Earth
    River Monsters
    River Monsters
    Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild
    Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild
    Rick Steves' Europe
    Rick Steves' Europe
    Nature
    Nature
    We Bare Bears
    We Bare Bears
    Wild Kratts
    Wild Kratts
    Great American Eclipse
    Great American Eclipse
    Pit Bulls and Parolees
    Pit Bulls and Parolees
    Fatal Attractions
    Fatal Attractions
    Trackers
    Trackers
    Major League Fishing
    Major League Fishing
    Our Planet
    Our Planet
    Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
    Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
    Critter Fixers: Country Vets
    Critter Fixers: Country Vets
    National Geographic: Wild
    National Geographic: Wild
    Port Protection Alaska
    Port Protection Alaska
    Call of the Wildman
    Call of the Wildman
    Animal
    Animal
    Titanoboa: Monster Snake
    Titanoboa: Monster Snake
    Planet Earth II
    Planet Earth II
    Big Cat Diary
    Big Cat Diary
    Too Cute
    Too Cute
    Swamp People: Serpent Invasion
    Swamp People: Serpent Invasion
    Life Below Zero: First Alaskans
    Life Below Zero: First Alaskans
    Meerkat Manor
    Meerkat Manor
    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
    Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
    Walking With Beasts
    Walking With Beasts
    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
    Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
    Gator Boys
    Gator Boys
    Alone
    Alone
    Serengeti
    Serengeti
    Extinct or Alive
    Extinct or Alive
    The Vet Life
    The Vet Life
    Cesar 911
    Cesar 911
    Animal Face-Off
    Animal Face-Off
    Dog Days
    Dog Days
    Lost Tapes
    Lost Tapes
    Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
    Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
    Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
    Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
    Blue Planet - Seas of Life
    Blue Planet - Seas of Life
    Tiny World
    Tiny World
    Down to Earth with Zac Efron
    Down to Earth with Zac Efron
    Big Cat Country
    Big Cat Country
    Wild China
    Wild China
    Galapagos
    Galapagos
    The Bible's Buried Secrets
    The Bible's Buried Secrets
    Alaska Monsters
    Alaska Monsters
    Animal Planet Extreme
    Animal Planet Extreme
    Super Natural
    Super Natural
    Mega Builders
    Mega Builders
    Animals Gone Wild
    Animals Gone Wild
    Dynasties
    Dynasties
    Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
    Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
    Rescue Vet
    Rescue Vet
    Escape to Chimp Eden
    Escape to Chimp Eden
    Food: Delicious Science
    Food: Delicious Science
    Earth at Night in Color
    Earth at Night in Color
    Built for the Kill
    Built for the Kill
    The Great Escapists
    The Great Escapists
    Buckmasters
    Buckmasters
    The Story of Plastic
    The Story of Plastic
    Frozen Planet
    Frozen Planet
    Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
    Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
    DogTown
    DogTown
    Sinking Cities
    Sinking Cities
    Tiny Creatures
    Tiny Creatures
    Secrets of the Octopus
    Secrets of the Octopus
    Photographer
    Photographer
    Yellowstone Wolf Dynasty
    Yellowstone Wolf Dynasty
    In The Womb: Animal Babies
    In The Womb: Animal Babies
    Wild Babies
    Wild Babies
    Japan - Between Earth & Sky
    Japan - Between Earth & Sky
    A World of Calm
    A World of Calm
    Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
    Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
    Wild Asia
    Wild Asia
    Dogs with Jobs
    Dogs with Jobs
    Major League Bowhunter
    Major League Bowhunter
    Seconds From Disaster
    Seconds From Disaster
    Into the Wild New Zealand
    Into the Wild New Zealand
    Disney Animals
    Disney Animals
    New Frontier
    New Frontier
    Pure Nature
    Pure Nature
    My Extreme Animal Phobia
    My Extreme Animal Phobia
    Outback Wrangler
    Outback Wrangler
    Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory
    Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory
    Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
    Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
    Ocean Mysteries
    Ocean Mysteries
    Saving the Ocean
    Saving the Ocean
    Mediterranean: Life Under Siege
    Mediterranean: Life Under Siege
    Wild Croc Territory
    Wild Croc Territory
    Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade
    Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade
    Wildlife SOS
    Wildlife SOS
    Science & Weather
    Science & Weather
    Bad Dog!
    Bad Dog!
    Jurassic Fight Club
    Jurassic Fight Club
    Two Worlds
    Two Worlds
    The Invaders
    The Invaders
    Twist of Fate
    Twist of Fate
    Snake City
    Snake City