Sometimes, we wonder what it feels like to go into the outer space and take a look at our gorgeous planet, trying to comprehend its beauty, diversity and vastness. There are several wildlife documentaries that make us think of the beauty of nature and its various species. These films go beyond just leopards, valleys and flowers. Most of them give us an intimate look at how stunning nature and its creations are. Netflix has an impressive collection of wildlife and natural documentaries, which also include some of the gems of National Geographic and BBC films. The streaming giant has also announced its first original nature documentary, ‘Our Planet’, narrated by David Attenborough. With that said, here’s the list of really good wildlife documentaries on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
8. Life (2009)
The British nature documentary series ‘Life’ is a stunning portrayal of the survival mechanisms of living beings. The series is written and narrated by David Attenborough and it took around four years to complete shooting. The project showcases wildlife on planet earth in 10 episodes. David Attenborough dedicates the first episode to give an overview of the struggle for existence of all the creatures to survive. The other episodes are dedicated to and titled as Reptiles and Amphibians, Mammals, Fish, Birds, Insects, Hunters and Hunted, Creatures of the Deep, Plants, and Primates. The series depicts the never-ending struggle of vertebrates and invertebrates on land, in the ocean, or in the sky. ‘Life’ is all about staying alive and the it depicts living beings going on to achieve that feat. Apart from David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey and Doug Allan also serve as narrators.
7. Africa (2013)
BBC Natural History Unit’s ‘Africa’ is a wild journey into one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Narrator David Attenborough takes us through the deserts, savannas and jungles of Africa. The series depicts Africa’s amazing wildlife in all its wilderness and grandeur. The vast continent is divided into five regions that cover from the Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope, as well as from the dense forests of Congo to the roaring Atlantic Ocean. The documentary is full of exotic landscapes rarely touched by humans and chance encounters with awe-inspiring creatures. The narrative also reveals the inevitable drama arising from the tensions between wildlife, wilderness and civilization. The series consists of six episodes titled ‘Kalahari’, ‘Savannah’, ‘Congo’, ‘Cape’, ‘Sahara’, and ‘The Future’. Simon Blakeney and James Aldred also join David Attenborough as narrators.
6. Colombia: Wild Magic (2015)