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
Yellowstone Live
Yellowstone Live
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Extinct or Alive
Extinct or Alive
Big Cat Diary
Big Cat Diary
Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
Gold Rush: Parker's Trail
Nature
Nature
Blood Ivory
Blood Ivory
Rick Steves' Europe
Rick Steves' Europe
Walking With Beasts
Walking With Beasts
Dynasties
Dynasties
Expedition Mungo
Expedition Mungo
How the World Ends
How the World Ends
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II
Scaled
Scaled
Our Planet
Our Planet
Life Story
Life Story
Nature's Deadliest
Nature's Deadliest
Wonders Of The Universe
Wonders Of The Universe
National Geographic: Wild
National Geographic: Wild
Twist of Fate
Twist of Fate
National Parks
National Parks
Epic Yellowstone
Epic Yellowstone
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
Wonders of Mexico
Wonders of Mexico
Turtle Man
Turtle Man
Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries
Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Lion Kingdom
Lion Kingdom
Big Cat Tales
Big Cat Tales
The Victory Garden
The Victory Garden
National Geographic Animals
National Geographic Animals
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Frozen Planet
Frozen Planet
The Hunt
The Hunt
Buckmasters
Buckmasters
Wild West
Wild West
The Gorilla Family and Me
The Gorilla Family and Me
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
Madagascar [HD]
Madagascar [HD]
Alaskan Bush People: Brown Family Bonds
Alaskan Bush People: Brown Family Bonds
The Wild Andes
The Wild Andes
Saving Sirga: Journey into the Heart of a Lion
Saving Sirga: Journey into the Heart of a Lion
Wild Bear Rescue
Wild Bear Rescue
Tracks Across Africa
Tracks Across Africa
Ed Stafford: Left for Dead
Ed Stafford: Left for Dead
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Best of National Geographic
Best of National Geographic
Weird Wonders of the World
Weird Wonders of the World
ScentBlocker Most Wanted
ScentBlocker Most Wanted
River Cottage Forever
River Cottage Forever
Climbing Redwood Giants
Climbing Redwood Giants
The Life of Mammals
The Life of Mammals
Killer Wave
Killer Wave
Africa
Africa
TEDTalks: Humanity's Future
TEDTalks: Humanity's Future
Killer Wave: Power of the Tsunami
Killer Wave: Power of the Tsunami
NG Live
NG Live
Missouri Mountain Family
Missouri Mountain Family
Legendary Catch
Legendary Catch
National Geographic Sharks
National Geographic Sharks
The World's Worst Disasters
The World's Worst Disasters
Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters
Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
Animal Science
Animal Science
Nature's Strangest Mysteries: Solved
Nature's Strangest Mysteries: Solved
Born in Africa
Born in Africa
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Wild Ones
Wild Ones
Kingdoms of the Sky
Kingdoms of the Sky
National Geographic Environment
National Geographic Environment
Return to Everest/Surviving Everest
Return to Everest/Surviving Everest
Wonderfully Weird
Wonderfully Weird
Best of the Hunt
Best of the Hunt
Great Yellowstone Thaw
Great Yellowstone Thaw
At Close Range
At Close Range
Escape Mojo
Escape Mojo
72 Cutest Animals
72 Cutest Animals
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
Fat Guys in the Woods
Fat Guys in the Woods
Sinking Cities
Sinking Cities
Man v. Animal
Man v. Animal
Great American Eclipse
Great American Eclipse
The Fowl Life with Chad Belding
The Fowl Life with Chad Belding
America's Badlands
America's Badlands
SOLO Hunter
SOLO Hunter
Fishing for Giants
Fishing for Giants
Kids Adventures
Kids Adventures
Evan Goes Wild
Evan Goes Wild
Wild China
Wild China
Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood
Animal Planet Extreme
Animal Planet Extreme
Food: Delicious Science
Food: Delicious Science
Big Cat Week
Big Cat Week
Animal ER
Animal ER
The Photographers
The Photographers
Nature's Gladiators
Nature's Gladiators
Aerial New Zealand
Aerial New Zealand
Wild America: Nature Parks  and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
Excalibur's Outdoor America
Excalibur's Outdoor America