National Geographic Explorer

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  • 2003
  • 11 Seasons
  • 8.0  (288)

With the broad popularity of its magazine, National Geographic begin creating videos about the same things their magazines were about with the same great photography and commentary. Not only was this bringing the wonders of the world to the every day person, it was giving them the ability to experience the world through their television. National Geographic collected these videos and called the television series National Geographic Explorer. Every week, the viewer was transported to another part of the world to see a different culture, get up close and personal with different animals, and experience new and amazing things that they might never be able to do or see. The shows then became even more specific and began focusing on specific types of animals such as dolphins or whales or tigers which created National Geographic Explorer's widely popular animals series.

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Inside the Bear's Den
13. Inside the Bear's Den
February 11, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to Maine with biologists to tag a hibernating mama bear and her cubs. JJ Kelley explores new Nasca lines in Peru. Cara Santa Maria investigates the future of farming in Denmark. Gelareh Darabi probes what makes Icelanders so strong and whether it's their Viking ancestry.
Race Car Science
12. Race Car Science
February 11, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to North Carolina to see the science behind Nascar racing. Jago Cooper explores a chilling new discovery of human sacrifice. Francesca Fiorentini investigates what DNA tests actually tell you. Tim Samuels reveals a new probiotic made from the human gut.
Ancient Fighting Arts
11. Ancient Fighting Arts
February 4, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to India to try his hand at an ancient form of martial arts. Gelareh Darabi explores new technology helping to detect deadly tornadoes. Ryan Duffy investigates the illegal logging of rosewood trees in Cambodia and the risk to environmental journalists bringing attention to the issue. Jago Cooper probes the intelligence of whales and their ability to mimic humans.
Lion of Zambia
10. Lion of Zambia
January 28, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to Zambia to help tag lions. Francesca Fiorentini investigates the cause of a rash of earthquakes in Oklahoma. Cara Santa Maria explores if we are breeding dogs to death. Ryan Duffy joins Cory Booker as he uncovers environmental racism. Jago Cooper reveals risks to the global chocolate supply and solutions underway to save it.
Yellowstone Wolves
9. Yellowstone Wolves
January 21, 2019
Host Phil Keoghan heads to Yellowstone National Park in search of their most famous apex predator: the wolf. Sal Masekela travels to Uncertain, Texas, to see the invasive species taking over the local lake. Ryan Duffy heads to Florida to investigate rehabilitation facilities that are said to be putting profits before patients.
Swimming with Sharks
8. Swimming with Sharks
January 14, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to Mexico to help tag whale sharks in order to save them. J.J. Kelley explores the amazing talents and potential of super recognizers. Mariana van Zeller investigates the status of the Fukushima cleanup and Francesca Fiorentini looks into the history of heart disease in mummies.
Human Towers
7. Human Towers
January 7, 2019
Phil Keoghan journeys to Spain to immerse himself in the world of the "castellers," who build human towers. Sal Masakela explores the risks of the cash only marijuana business. Mariana van Zeller investigates growing tension between grizzlies and humans. We examine why the color blue is rare in animals.
The Boiling River
6. The Boiling River
December 17, 2018
Phil Keoghan journeys to Peru to probe the mystery of the boiling river. Mariana van Zeller investigates the unsolved attack on U.S. embassy workers in Cuba. Cara Santa Maria explores breakthrough technology for people with missing senses. Francesca Fiorentini heads to the Pacific Northwest to find out how snowflakes form into avalanches.
Space Race
5. Space Race
December 10, 2018
Phil Keoghan journeys to the Atacama Desert to visit the Paranal Observatory. Mariana van Zeller heads to California to speak with members of the Flat Earth movement and a group of volunteers trying to debunk their claims. Albert Lin explores the potential of hibernation on Mars and how lemurs can help. Cara Santa Maria explores meteorite trading in Morocco and what it means for space research.
Border Battle
4. Border Battle
December 3, 2018
Phil Keoghan journeys to the India/Pakistan border, where an unexpected border ceremony takes place daily. Tim Samuels gets a firsthand look into tensions between humans and an expanding saltwater crocodile population in Australia. Mariana van Zeller investigates wrongly issued Red Notices. Albert Lin learns about communication among trees via the "wood wide web."
Inside the Eagle's Nest
3. Inside the Eagle's Nest
November 26, 2018
Hawaii imports 90 percent of its food; we meet a group of industrious Hawaiians living off the food grid. Over 1.5 million U.S. children have potentially fatal peanut allergies. Could new research lead to a cure? Gain an expert's view on the deep cultural language of samurai swords. The bald eagle, America's national symbol, was nearly extinct 40 years ago; we share its ongoing story of survival.
Digging Up Dinosaurs
2. Digging Up Dinosaurs
November 19, 2018
Host Phil Keoghan heads to Utah to dig for dinosaurs. From EXPLORER correspondents: Tim Samuels tests his reproductive health and the global drop in male fertility; Mariana van Zeller embeds with a goods smuggler in Gaza who fears his country and livelihood may be stifled; could the cure for the next plague be hidden in a pail of dirt? Francesca Fiorentini gets to the bottom of "miracle dirt."
Mouth of Hell, The
1. Mouth of Hell, The
November 12, 2018
Host Phil Keoghan ventures inside the active Masaya volcano in Nicaragua. Sal Masekela embeds with motorcycle riders transporting solar panels to remote areas of Tanzania. Mariana van Zeller meets with an oil mogul whose horse cloning business may provide insight to cure Type 1 diabetes. Gelareh Darabi travels from Hawaii to the Midwest to see how Americans are preparing for a nuclear attack.
Description

With the broad popularity of its magazine, National Geographic begin creating videos about the same things their magazines were about with the same great photography and commentary. Not only was this bringing the wonders of the world to the every day person, it was giving them the ability to experience the world through their television.

National Geographic collected these videos and called the television series National Geographic Explorer. Every week, the viewer was transported to another part of the world to see a different culture, get up close and personal with different animals, and experience new and amazing things that they might never be able to do or see. The shows then became even more specific and began focusing on specific types of animals such as dolphins or whales or tigers which created National Geographic Explorer's widely popular animals series.

National Geographic Explorer is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (168 episodes). The series first aired on October 12, 2003.

Where to Watch National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch National Geographic Explorer on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    October 12, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (288)