Watch Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer

Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer travels to the wildest points on the globe, ranging from Africa to Indochina and the Middle East, as well as untamed islands, coming face-to-face with native animals and uncovering the connection between the environment, wildlife and human beings of exotic locales.

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2 Seasons, 30 Episodes
January 8, 2019
Documentary
Cast: Dylan Dreyer
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  • Today on Earth Odyssey, host Dylan Dreyer takes us back to the Philippines where we will find some of the most fascinating wildlife in the animal kingdom. We'll head to the mangrove forests, where people still call home and use the rivers and streams as a means of transportation, food and fun. We will also head to the trees where macaques play and where tree nymphs turn into beautiful butterflies.

  • Today on Earth Odyssey, host Dylan Dreyer takes us to the peak of South America to the Andes Mountains. The tumultuous weather and treacherous heights have caused many unusual animals to form specialized behaviors in order to survive. We'll explore what life is like for the descendants of the Incas, as well as the animals that call the Andes Mountains home.

  • Today on Earth Odyssey, host Dylan Dreyer leads us to the heart of South America to explore the Amazon River Islands. Life on these islands benefit from the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, as well as the rich rainforest that dominates the northeast region of South America. From high-flying squirrel monkeys to slow-moving sloths, we will explore what makes the Amazon River Islands such a fascinating region of the world.

  • Today on Earth Odyssey, host Dylan Dreyer takes us to the coast of East Africa to the Zanzibar Archipelago. We'll explore the lush beaches and beautiful reefs that are full of exotic mammals, crustaceans and fish. From the small fiddler crabs on Chumbe Island to the massive whale sharks just off the coast, we'll discover what makes the wildlife in Zanzibar so fascinating.

  • We head to the Pantanal region of South America. The Pantanal is the biggest wetland on earth, but we begin with the animal that has more species than any other creature in the region: birds. Parakeets and parrots make their nests in the cliffs and trees, away from predators. But that doesn't mean that they are totally safe. Predators hunt for prey all over the Pantanal, and predators even hunt for each other. We'll see an epic showdown of power between a jaguar and a crocodile. We will then explore the circle of life that happens between the animals and locals in the beautiful South American region. From crocodiles to parrots, many different animals benefit from the relationship between the ranchers and their cattle. We then head back to the wetlands where crocs lay out in the sun next to storks, parakeets and a variety of different birds.

  • Dylan Dreyer explores the Amazon rain forest in South America. Included: red howler monkeys; army ants; wasps and tadpoles; and flies and stick ticks. Also: a harpy eagle on the prowl for its next meal.

  • Swimmer Brad Snyder. who lost his vision while serving in the military oversees; young golfers Bella Leonhart and Ryder Carlson, who will go out of their way to play golf, no matter the circumstances; and golfer Mackenzie McRee, who's overcome injury and bullying. Also: auto racer Joey Logano's foundation.

  • Exploring Thailand and its bizarre creatures, including gibbons and macaques; a local hog deer; and creatures on the Kra Isthmus.

  • Dylan Dreyer visits Malaysia, where proboscis monkeys gather food while escaping predators; crocodiles hunt for their next meal; pitcher plants and other wildlife grow on the highest peak of Malaysian mountains; Malaysian orangutans make their homes.

  • Dylan Dreyer explores the lives of the most powerful and elusive creatures on Earth, including moon bears in Cambodia, snub-nosed monkeys in China, king cobras and tigers in the Ghats, wolves in Turkey, gannets in the Hebrides and Sri Lankan leopards.

  • Dylan Dreyer visits the beautiful, wildlife-diverse Galapagos Islands; Isabela Island houses the flightless cormorant; lava lizards and greater flamingos show off; lava cactus and marine iguanas on Fernandina; frigatebirds thrive on North Seymour.

  • Dylan Dreyer revisits the diverse landscape of Turkey, where spur-thighed tortoises come out of hibernation; fairy chimneys in Cappadocia provide homes for wild pigeons; sheep thrive in the Anatolian Plateau; Nile turtles dominate in the Dalyan Delta.

  • Dylan Dreyer revisits the Caribbean, where Antillean iguanas, Abolo lizards and more show off their genius for adaptation; ancient volcanoes create fumaroles; polyps form coral reefs; four-eyed fish and spectacled caimans thrive in the Caroni Swamp.

  • Dylan Dreyer takes viewers through the motherhood experience from Vietnam to the Caribbean. On the biodiverse Indochinese peninsula, gibbons and langurs are nurturing. Later, in the Caribbean, leatherback sea turtles set their babies up for success. Meanwhile, lion-tailed macaques in the Ghats mountains of India and macaques in China aren't so different. In Sri Lanka, elephants are long associated with nurturing their young, while in the Galapagos, sea lions show theirs how to relax.

  • Dylan Dreyer explores Japan's islands. On Honshu in Jigokudani, also known as "Hell's Valley," the Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, take advantage of the hot springs, or onsens. Later, the Ainu people appreciate nature and the red crowned crane. Meanwhile, the rare "wolf deer," or Japanese serow, forages for food. In the island center, usho fishing with cormorants in the Nagara River ensues during summer. On the coast, Japanese macaques and sea slaters make use of their surroundings.

  • Dylan Dreyer visits India's self-cleaning Ganges River, which helps populations thrive; Himalayan blue sheep and snow leopards show their climbing skills; the Indian rhino offers a glimpse of its lifestyle.

  • The world's smartest animals are featured. Included: macaques in Cambodia; and China's cormorants and elephants.

  • Dylan Dreyer tours the Falkland Islands, where the king penguin takes care of its eggs; sea lions care for their young pups; rockhopper penguins make their way through ancient paths; and gentoo penguins show off their speed and unique feeding method.

  • Dylan Dreyer tours the Western Ghats mountains of India, where lion-tailed macaques enjoy jackfruit; a Malabar giant squirrel enjoys the forest's bounty; cobras battle it out for domination; and a Draco lizard attracts the attention of a vine snake.

  • At Cambodia's Tonle Sap, the Asian elephant shows how it uses water to survive; macaques conquer the ruins of the Khmer's Angkor; black-shanked doucs swing branch-to-branch.

  • In Sri Lanka, elephants use the Minneriya tank to their advantage; Yala National Park's spotted deer adapt their bodies and behavior to the tempestuous Sri Lankan climate; gray langurs warn of predators like the ferocious Sri Lankan leopard.

  • Rock climbing with Turkey's Anatolian wild goats; Turkey's brown bear copes with its hostile environment; Lake Yay's bright pink greater flamingos fish for shrimp in salty waters; leatherback turtles make their way to Turkey's wild coast.

  • Dylan Dreyer visits hidden parts of the Caribbean Islands where giant sea turtles lay their eggs; Dominica's boiling thermal lakes; Trinidad's deep scarlet birds; and catches up with hummingbirds.

  • Dylan Dreyer explores the hidden oasis of Yunnan in southwest China to visit one of Asia's biggest monkeys; she also treks to the top of the Hengduan Mountains to meet primates that inspired the legend of the Abominable Snowman.

  • Dylan Dreyer travels to the volcanic Galapagos Islands to follow 19th century botanist Charles Darwin's trail when he studied the evolution of the islands' plants and animals; she also meets the only lizard in the world that has learned to fish.

  • Dylan Dreyer travels to the mysterious Hebrides archipelago off the coast of Scotland, known as "Europe's Last Wilderness," to find one of the largest gatherings of grey seals on the planet, red deer and signs of ancient man.

  • Dylan Dreyer travels to the lowlands of tropical Vietnam to find yellow-cheeked gibbons; meets a rare species of primates once thought to be extinct, the Hatinh langur; and visits the Son Tra primary forest, home to the red-shanked douc.

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