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Go behind the scenes of life on our planet with National Geographic videos. Share the wonder of the natural world with educational animal videos for kids. Let National Geographic be your all-access pass with documentary videos about the U.S. State Department, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, or 9/11. Experience the past coming to life with culture and history videos, and engage more deeply with the present with science and nature.

National Geographic Documentaries is a series that is currently running and has 2017 seasons (507 episodes). The series first aired on June 4, 2007.

Where do I stream National Geographic Documentaries online? National Geographic Documentaries is available for streaming on National Geographic Channel, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch National Geographic Documentaries on demand at Disney+ online.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic Channel
2017 Seasons, 507 Episodes
June 4, 2007
Documentary & Biography
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National Geographic Documentaries Full Episode Guide

  • Katie Couric teams with the leading scientists, surgeons and experts of their fields to answer questions about gender identity.

  • Using data from the Genographic Project to study the migration of man across the planet.

  • Killing Reagan explores the events surrounding the shocking assassination attempt on newly elected president Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr., starring Tim Matheson as President Ronald Reagan and Cynthia Nixon as Nancy Reagan.

  • As the waters of the Amazon and its tributaries reach their lowest, torrential rain begins to beat down with brutal force. In a few months’ time, the forest will be submerged under almost thirty meters of water: enough to swallow up a ten-storey building! The youngest animals are dealing with the deluge for the first time in their lives.We follow them all: the sloth, terribly vulnerable; the opossum, the only marsupial outside Oceania; the harpy eagle, one of the greatest in the world; the shy, solitary armadillo; the squirrel monkey, a treetop acrobat… and many other inhabitants of a gleaming, transfigured world shown in this way for the first time.

  • In honour of the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, National Geographic Channel is looking back at the very best reporting we have done since this world-changing tragedy first happened using extended excerpts from past specials that relate directly to events leading up to and following the attacks on New York City and Washington DC.

  • The team of experts that looked at the historic symptoms of the Tudor king are: historian, Lucy Worsley, Henry historian, Robert Hutchinson and medical doctor, Dr. Catherine Hood.

  • Our planet is home to thousands of spine-tingling spiders that come equipped with strange features and bizarre behaviors. Over millions of years spiders have dominated almost every habitat on Earth – from the jumpers and hunters to the engineers and dancers, we delve into the world of Incredible Spiders.

  • Host Danny Trejo sets out to discover the origin of the idea of hell.

  • SEA MONSTERS: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE explores the most (in)famous legends of the ocean using the latest scientific technology and deep sea submersibles. During the hour-long special, viewers join the world’s leading experts as they investigate the myths and the truths behind these extraordinary creatures.

  • The longest-running documentary series in cable television history, honored with nearly 60 Emmys and hundreds of other awards, is celebrating a quarter-century on the air. Hosted by NGC correspondent Lisa Ling, Explorer: 25 Years provides an overview of how the series has covered our changing world, including the first look at the wreckage of the legendary Titanic and the rediscovery of the Afghan woman whose green eyes captivated the world from the cover of National Geographic magazine.

  • Explore the stark landscape, frigid sea and wild animals in Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth. National Geographic Pristine Seas Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala leads a group of scientists and adventurers on the first international scientific expedition to Franz Josef Land. His team will work with some of Russia’s most formidable biologists, geomorphologists and ornithologists to see how climate change is affecting this untouched world.

  • The Caribbean has been shaped by millions of years of unstoppable volcanic forces and ferocious hurricanes, creating a network of 7,000 islands, each one more unique than the next. From islets only a few miles long to landmasses with towering peaks, the habitats of this tropical paradise range from lush rainforests hiding untold species to multi-coloured coral reefs teeming with marine life. The fauna of the Caribbean has had to adapt to an island existence, becoming either generalists or specialists…creatures as old as the dinosaurs nest on its beaches, opportunistic scavengers patrol its skies, iridescent dynamos forage in its forests and wandering ocean leviathans give birth in its warm waters.

  • A powerful new documentary takes a fresh look at the space shuttle Challenger explosion, a tragedy that is still seared into the minds of a generation 30 years after the smoke cleared.

  • Join an aerial odyssey across Australia's iconic landmarks of Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, and Lake Eyre as we reveal how these unique environments affect the creatures who call them home.