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Great Migrations is a seven part mini series that originally aired on National Geographic channel. It is full of fascinating facts and awe inspiring cinematography. The beautiful footage is narrated by Alec Baldwin. Each episode focuses on various aspects of migration, such as why animals migrate, how they migrate, and obstacles they encounter along the way. Various methods are used to film animals in their natural environment progressing in their migrations without harming or disrupting the natural process.

Several animals are followed and filmed throughout each episode. A few of the animal species that you will encounter in this mini series are sperm whales, monarch butterflies, red crabs of Christmas Island, Mali elephant, whale shark, great white shark, and golden jellyfish. The final episode is described by producers as a "visual concert" and is completely unnarrated and has limited commercial interruption.

Great Migrations is a Documentary & Biography, News, Travel, Nature series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on November 14, 2010. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1.

Great Migrations is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Great Migrations on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Hoopla, iTunes online.

Sundays on National Geographic
1 Season, 6 Episodes
November 14, 2010
Documentary & Biography, News, Travel, Nature
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Vincent Cassel
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Great Migrations Full Episode Guide

  • Featuring the very best footage and spectacular orchestral score of National Geographic's Great Migrations event, this film brings together images from around the world-filmed over 3 years-resulting in a completely unique, narration-free, musical journey around the world. Great Migrations: Rhythm of Life is a breathtaking ride on the tailwinds of billions of creatures marching, swimming and flying across the planet on death-defying journeys.

  • In Science of Great Migrations viewers will see how the latest tagging technology helps scientists better understand the movements of creatures great and small; how texting could save a species from extinction; and how mathematical models might be able to predict a herd's survival.

  • Every migration is an epic journey, driven in large part by hunger. Every day, trillions of creatures are moving in search of greener pastures. From microscopic plankton to rare desert elephants; from predatory bald eagles to luminous jellyfish; from ravenous Great White Sharks to lightning quick peregrine falcons; our planet is on the move. Countless creatures on timeless journeys, moving in numbers, surviving as one.

  • Migrations are ticking clocks: every day, countless animals must move or die, driven by changing seasons and a changing climate.

  • Every day, migrating creatures around the world wage incredible journeys; risking it all in pursuit of the one thing more precious than themselves: the creation and care of their precious…

  • Three years in the making, and from award-winning National Geographic cinematographers, Great Migrations takes viewers around the world on the arduous journeys millions of animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species. Shot from land and air, in trees and cliff-blinds, on ice floes and underwater, Great Migrations tells the powerful stories of many of the planet's species and their movements, while revealing new scientific insights with breathtaking high-definition clarity. Narrated by Alec Baldwin.

Great Migrations Video Clips & Extras

Zebra Migration Spoof | National Geographic Clip (01:31) The Treetops of Borneo | National Geographic Clip (01:54) New Heights of Slaughter | National Geographic Clip (02:25) Great Migrations Game | National Geographic Clip (01:00) Creepy Crawly Crabs | Great Migrations Clip (02:59) Wildebeest Death Trek | Great Migrations Clip (02:57) Moving in Masses | Great Migrations Clip (01:44) Filming a Tragic Scene | Great Migrations Clip (02:55)