The Colors of the Desert

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season

"The Colors of the Desert" (2012) is a documentary series that explore the mysteries of deserts. The viewer will learn about explorations of various deserts and the adventurers who led them. Deserts also inspire folklore and mythology, and some of these stories go back generations.

The Colors of the Desert
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The Red Colorado Plateau
5. The Red Colorado Plateau
September 28, 2014
The Colorado Plateau exhibits dramatic rock formations and gorges. Enormous stone ships lie stranded, totem-like columns jut out into the sky, and the goblins of Goblin Valley raise the curtain on another world.
The White Uyuni
4. The White Uyuni
September 27, 2014
The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is an unusual, indeed utterly unique desert, where Earth and Sky appear to flow and fuse together in a fantastic fashion. Its surreal, otherworldly appearance is astonishing "“especially at the end of the rainy season.
The Pink Wadi Rum
3. The Pink Wadi Rum
September 26, 2012
Jordan's pink-hued Wadi Rum is a jewel among deserts:rocky and coarse, but saturated with fine pink sand. As astronauts have observed, though the landscape is terrestrial, the panorama is more reminiscent of the Moon's surface.
The Gray Mojave
2. The Gray Mojave
September 25, 2012
As dully, invariably gray as it may appear on first viewing, look closer! It contains so much: copper, manganese, uranium and mica. All uniquely displayed on this "artist palette" of Death Valley.
The Yellow Sahara
1. The Yellow Sahara
September 24, 2012
The yellow Sahara is the postcard image of a desert. A waving sea of sand. Passing dunes. Date palms oases breaking up the onerous journey. A Fata Morgana mirage appears in the distance.
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"The Colors of the Desert" (2012) is a documentary series that explore the mysteries of deserts. The viewer will learn about explorations of various deserts and the adventurers who led them. Deserts also inspire folklore and mythology, and some of these stories go back generations.

  • Premiere Date
    September 24, 2012