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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Extinct or Alive
Extinct or Alive
Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts
How the World Ends
How the World Ends
National Geographic: Wild
National Geographic: Wild
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
Expedition Mungo
Expedition Mungo
Scaled
Scaled
Into Alaska
Into Alaska
Blood Ivory
Blood Ivory
Ed Stafford: Left for Dead
Ed Stafford: Left for Dead
Nature
Nature
Animals & Nature
Animals & Nature
Life Story
Life Story
Big Cat Diary
Big Cat Diary
Big Cat Tales
Big Cat Tales
Blue Planet - Seas of Life
Blue Planet - Seas of Life
World's Last Great Places
World's Last Great Places
Food: Delicious Science
Food: Delicious Science
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Galapagos
Galapagos
Serial Killer Earth
Serial Killer Earth
Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood
Puppy Days
Puppy Days
David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials
David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials
Madagascar [HD]
Madagascar [HD]
Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade
Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade
Twist of Fate
Twist of Fate
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II
Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark
Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Yellowstone Live
Yellowstone Live
Mega Builders
Mega Builders
National Geographic Animals
National Geographic Animals
Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
Killer Wave
Killer Wave
The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart
The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart
Big Cat Week
Big Cat Week
Rick Steves' Europe
Rick Steves' Europe
Walking With Beasts
Walking With Beasts
Wonders Of The Universe
Wonders Of The Universe
Sinking Cities
Sinking Cities
The Fowl Life with Chad Belding
The Fowl Life with Chad Belding
The Victory Garden
The Victory Garden
Nature's Gladiators
Nature's Gladiators
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Excalibur's Outdoor America
Excalibur's Outdoor America
Bear Grylls: Face the Wild
Bear Grylls: Face the Wild
Weird Wonders of the World
Weird Wonders of the World
The Life of Mammals
The Life of Mammals
Life in the Undergrowth
Life in the Undergrowth
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
Wild China
Wild China
Man-Eating Python
Man-Eating Python
Frozen Planet
Frozen Planet
National Geographic Sharks
National Geographic Sharks
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
The Untouched Planet
The Untouched Planet
Creatures of the Deep
Creatures of the Deep
Alaskan Bush People: Brown Family Bonds
Alaskan Bush People: Brown Family Bonds
The World's Worst Disasters
The World's Worst Disasters
Buckmasters
Buckmasters
Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters
Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters
Live2Hunt with Cody Robbins
Live2Hunt with Cody Robbins
Wild Bear Rescue
Wild Bear Rescue
Ireland's Wild Coast
Ireland's Wild Coast
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Lion Kingdom
Lion Kingdom
National Parks
National Parks
Nature's Deadliest
Nature's Deadliest
Dr. Danger
Dr. Danger
Animal Planet Extreme
Animal Planet Extreme
72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
Wildest Middle East
Wildest Middle East
Tribe vs. Pride
Tribe vs. Pride
Mississippi Men
Mississippi Men
Great Yellowstone Thaw
Great Yellowstone Thaw
Wildest Islands
Wildest Islands
Wildest India
Wildest India
72 Cutest Animals
72 Cutest Animals
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Natural Disasters Collection
Natural Disasters Collection
America's 58 National Parks
America's 58 National Parks
Hijos de las Estrellas
Hijos de las Estrellas
The Outback
The Outback
Life in the Freezer
Life in the Freezer
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
The Photographers
The Photographers
Aerial New Zealand
Aerial New Zealand
Wild America: Nature Parks  and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
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
Sunrise Earth International
Sunrise Earth International
Wild America: Amazing and Unique Animals
Wild America: Amazing and Unique Animals
2057: The World in 50 Years
2057: The World in 50 Years
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection