Nature's Deadliest

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  • 2002
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (23)

Nature’s Deadliest is a documentary television series from Discovery Channel that originally aired in 2008. The show explores some of the most dangerous animals in the world, examining their physiology, behavior, and the ways in which they pose a threat to humans. Each episode focuses on a particular animal, offering a comprehensive look at its biology as well as the dangers it presents.

The series is hosted by biologist and animal expert Steve Backshall, who travels to various locations around the world to encounter these deadly creatures firsthand. From remote jungles to ocean depths, Backshall ventures into some of the most dangerous environments to study these animals in their natural habitats.

The first episode of the series introduces viewers to the world of venomous creatures, including snakes, spiders, and scorpions. Backshall explains the effects of their venom, how it is used to capture prey and deter predators, and how it can be deadly to humans. Through close-up footage of these animals in action, viewers get a firsthand look at the deadly effects of their venom.

The second episode focuses on ocean predators, including sharks, jellyfish, and stingrays. Backshall explores some of the most dangerous waters in the world, encountering these animals up close and learning about their hunting tactics and defensive behaviors. The episode also covers the potential dangers posed by the toxins and poisons found in some ocean creatures.

In the third episode, Backshall turns his attention to animals that use their strength and size to pose a threat to humans. From the massive saltwater crocodile to the powerful grizzly bear, viewers get a sense of the sheer force these animals possess and the ways in which they can overpower even the strongest human.

In the fourth episode, Backshall explores the world of nocturnal predators, including the leopard, the wolverine, and the vampire bat. These creatures rely on their heightened senses of smell and hearing to hunt in the darkness, making them some of the most elusive and dangerous animals in the world.

The fifth episode delves into the world of poisonous creatures, including frogs, lizards, and caterpillars. Backshall explains how many of these animals use their bright colors and patterns to warn potential predators of their toxicity, and how humans have learned to use some of these poisons for medicinal purposes.

The final episode of the series covers animals that have adapted to live in some of the harshest environments on the planet, including the desert and the polar regions. These animals have evolved unique adaptations that allow them to survive in extreme temperatures and with limited resources, making them some of the most resilient creatures on the planet.

Overall, Nature’s Deadliest provides a fascinating look at some of the most dangerous animals in the world. The show combines stunning visuals, detailed scientific explanations, and personal experiences from Backshall to create a compelling and informative series. Whether you are an animal lover or just curious about the natural world, this show is sure to leave you with a newfound respect for the incredible creatures that inhabit our planet.

Nature's Deadliest is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on November 8, 2002.

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8. Africa 2
Death in the African wild comes in many forms, from the tiny black widow to the massive hippo. Examine the region's animals that must kill to survive.
7. Brazil
June 1, 2009
Brazil's dark and steamy Amazon harbors some of the most lethal animals known to humankind. Nature's Deadliest: Brazil explores the tactics and weaponry of these predators, and why humans can never tame the Brazilian jungle.
Africa 1
6. Africa 1
Africa is home to some of the most lethal and powerful animals on the planet. From the crushing jaws of the spotted hyena, to the lethal venom of the Black mamba, we examine the weaponry of these master predators.
5. Australia
October 1, 2008
Australia is home to some of the most lethal animals on the planet. Nature's Deadliest examines the weaponry of these predators and the often deadly effects they have on their human victims.
World's Worst Venom
4. World's Worst Venom
April 29, 2008
The weapon of choice for thousand of species is venom. Which one is the most deadly to man?
3. Piranhas
September 10, 2003
One of the world's most dangerous fish is the piranha.
Anaconda Adventure
2. Anaconda Adventure
August 15, 2003
The worlds most massive serpent is the anaconda. Zoologist Nigel Marven believes they could reach more than 30 feet in length and takes us on a South America adventure.
Killer Bees: Taming the Swarm
1. Killer Bees: Taming the Swarm
November 8, 2002
In 1957 a controlled experiment in a remote laboratory in Brazil went terribly wrong. Killer bees began invading the U.S. and claimed thousands of lives and advancing at 15 miles every month. Learn how this lethal force of nature is an increasing threat.
Where to Watch Nature's Deadliest
Nature's Deadliest is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Nature's Deadliest on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Discovery and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 8, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (23)