National Geographic

National Geographic

Exploration of science and nature.

Episode Guide

  • National Geographic - Africa: Love in the Sahel (Season 1 Episode 300)
    Season 1 Episode 300:

    Africa: Love in the Sahel

    Fulani herders spend up to eight months away from home tending their cattle.

  • National Geographic - Meerkats 3D (Episode 506)
    Episode 506:

    Meerkats 3D

    With stunning imaging, Clan of the Meerkats tells the engaging story of one family of meerkats and their courageous leader Klinky over the course of a year in South Africa's harsh Kalahari Desert.

  • National Geographic - Congo: On the Lava Trail (Episode 498)
    Episode 498:

    Congo: On the Lava Trail

    Lake Kivu contains enough carbon dioxide and methane in its depths to kill all two million people who live in the lake basin. Above it is Mount Nyiragongo, the volcano which threatens the area.

  • National Geographic - Shark Superhighway (Episode 492)
    Episode 492:

    Shark Superhighway

    Cocos Island.

  • National Geographic - Big Sur: California's Wild Coast (Episode 491)
    Episode 491:

    Big Sur: California's Wild Coast

    Carved between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the magic of the "Big South" stretches just 145 km long and 32 km wide, but nowhere else in the world does such a wide variety of extreme habitats exist in such close proximity to one another.

  • National Geographic - Obama: The White House Through the Lens (Episode 490)
    Episode 490:

    Obama: The White House Through the Lens

    Follow U.S. President Barack Obama's official photographer, Pete Souza, as he captures the President in key political and social situations.

  • National Geographic - Virus Hunters (Episode 489)
    Episode 489:

    Virus Hunters

    Examines a provocative new theory that viruses played a role in the diversification of life and evolution.

  • National Geographic - Great Migrations: Born to Move (Episode 484)
    Episode 484:

    Great Migrations: Born to Move

    Four remarkable animal movements from around the world, including the sperm whale, red crab and monarch butterflies.

  • National Geographic - Extreme Alaska: Denali National Park (Episode 455)
    Episode 455:

    Extreme Alaska: Denali National Park

    Spanning 6 million acres of wilderness, located just 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, Alaska's Denali National Park is home to Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America.

  • National Geographic - Cassowaries (Episode 417)
    Episode 417:


    The southern cassowary struggles to survive following a cyclone that destroyed their home in 2006.

  • National Geographic - Into the Volcano (Episode 413)
    Episode 413:

    Into the Volcano

    Photographer Carsten Peter rappels inside volcanic craters on the South Pacific island of Ambrym.

  • National Geographic - The Hunt for HMAS Sydney (Episode 397)
    Episode 397:

    The Hunt for HMAS Sydney

    Searching for the location where the HMAS Sydney sunk off the coast of West Australia in 1941.

  • National Geographic - Elephants: Return to the Wild (Episode 396)
    Episode 396:

    Elephants: Return to the Wild

    Moving elephants to their Malaysian rainforest habitat to protect them from locals.

  • National Geographic - Cheetahs: Against the Odds (Episode 395)
    Episode 395:

    Cheetahs: Against the Odds

    The lives of cheetahs in the Serengeti, the fastest but most vulnerable of the big cats.

  • National Geographic - Seed Hunter (Episode 394)
    Episode 394:

    Seed Hunter

    Searching for seeds that may help prevent a global food shortage brought about by climate change.

  • National Geographic - Hammerhead Highway (Episode 393)
    Episode 393:

    Hammerhead Highway

    Tracking hammerhead sharks in order to aid their survival and link a network of shark highways.

  • National Geographic - Alaska's Black Gold (Episode 392)
    Episode 392:

    Alaska's Black Gold

    The promise of oil beneath the surface makes the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a treasure.

  • National Geographic - Humpbacks From Fire to Ice (Episode 391)
    Episode 391:

    Humpbacks From Fire to Ice

    A humpback whale and her calf journey from Hawaii to Alaska and back.

  • National Geographic - Gabon: Triumph of the Wild (Episode 390)
    Episode 390:

    Gabon: Triumph of the Wild

    A campaign to protect the largest system of national parks in the world.

  • National Geographic - San Francisco's Great Quake (Episode 389)
    Episode 389:

    San Francisco's Great Quake

    The San Francisco's great quake of 1906.

  • National Geographic - Land of Parrots (Episode 388)
    Episode 388:

    Land of Parrots

    Exploring the numerous kinds of parrots and cockatoos found in Australia.

  • National Geographic - Return of the Mummy (Episode 387)
    Episode 387:

    Return of the Mummy

    Modern law-enforcement groups combat tomb raiding with high-tech equipment.

  • National Geographic - Forensic Case: CSS Hunley (Episode 386)
    Episode 386:

    Forensic Case: CSS Hunley

    Forensic and other experts try to identify the crew of the CSS Hunley, sunk during the Civil War off the coast of South Carolina.

  • National Geographic - Lake of a Thousand Caiman (Episode 385)
    Episode 385:

    Lake of a Thousand Caiman

    When the Amazon's dry season begins, thousand of black caiman (a cousin of the crocodile) move to the only source of water remaining, the lake.

  • National Geographic - Jellyfish Invasion (Episode 384)
    Episode 384:

    Jellyfish Invasion

    A look at the jellyfish, which has survived more than 500 million years despite no bones, blood or brain.

  • National Geographic - National Geographic (Episode 383)
    Episode 383:

    National Geographic

    Join Boyd Matson as he takes you to an actual National Geographic expedition to exotic locations around the world.

  • National Geographic - Inside Jerusalem's Holiest Places (Episode 382)
    Episode 382:

    Inside Jerusalem's Holiest Places

    An inside look at some of the holiest and most contested sites in Jerusalem.

  • National Geographic - Bats: Winged Wizards of the Night (Episode 378)
    Episode 378:

    Bats: Winged Wizards of the Night

    High tech equipment is used to explore their hidden lives.

  • National Geographic - Attack of the Killer Bees (Episode 377)
    Episode 377:

    Attack of the Killer Bees

    Scientists, beekeepers and exterminators work together to stop invading swarms of killer bees.

  • National Geographic - Royal Maya Massacre (Episode 376)
    Episode 376:

    Royal Maya Massacre

    Researchers seek to learn why the Mayan Empire collapsed.

  • National Geographic - Bear Island (Episode 375)
    Episode 375:

    Bear Island

    High-tech tools utilized to help protect the grizzly bears deep in Alaska.

  • National Geographic - Thunderbeast (Episode 374)
    Episode 374:


    The American bison is skilled at surviving.

  • National Geographic - The Day the Big Easy Drowned (Episode 373)
    Episode 373:

    The Day the Big Easy Drowned

    Hurricane Katrina causes disaster in New Orleans in August 2005.

  • National Geographic - Vanishing Dragon (Episode 372)
    Episode 372:

    Vanishing Dragon

  • National Geographic - Search for the Supersnake (Episode 371)
    Episode 371:

    Search for the Supersnake

    Mythical giant serpents; their danger to humans.

  • National Geographic - Wild Spaces I (Episode 370)
    Episode 370:

    Wild Spaces I

    In some places, humans are still guests and nature rules.

  • National Geographic - Mysteries of Survival (Episode 369)
    Episode 369:

    Mysteries of Survival

  • National Geographic - Killer Cats (Episode 368)
    Episode 368:

    Killer Cats

    Large, powerful cats look at humans in a new way.

  • National Geographic - Mysteries of the Tornado (Episode 367)
    Episode 367:

    Mysteries of the Tornado

    Tim Samaras has dedicated his life to chasing down tornados.

  • National Geographic - One Day, One World, The Weather (Episode 362)
    Episode 362:

    One Day, One World, The Weather

  • National Geographic - Dangerous Companions (Episode 361)
    Episode 361:

    Dangerous Companions

    In a lion park in South Africa, a zoologist raises some of the world's most dangerous animals.

  • National Geographic - Bad Boy Monkeys of India (Episode 360)
    Episode 360:

    Bad Boy Monkeys of India

    Wild bonnet macaques thrive in the cities of southern India.

  • National Geographic - Violent Planet (Episode 358)
    Episode 358:

    Violent Planet

  • National Geographic - Ultimate Snake (Episode 357)
    Episode 357:

    Ultimate Snake

    Dr. Jesús Rivas studies constrictor snakes.

  • National Geographic - Troy (Episode 355)
    Episode 355:


  • National Geographic - Diving with Aliens (Episode 354)
    Episode 354:

    Diving with Aliens

    An underwater journey enters the strange world of rarely seen creatures.

  • National Geographic - Colony of Death (Episode 353)
    Episode 353:

    Colony of Death

  • National Geographic - Apartheid's Children (Episode 352)
    Episode 352:

    Apartheid's Children

  • National Geographic - Liberia (Episode 351)
    Episode 351:


  • National Geographic - Last Man Standing: The Human Race (Episode 350)
    Episode 350:

    Last Man Standing: The Human Race

  • National Geographic - Holy War (Episode 349)
    Episode 349:

    Holy War

  • National Geographic - Hogzilla (Episode 348)
    Episode 348:


  • National Geographic - Dying to Kill (Episode 347)
    Episode 347:

    Dying to Kill

  • National Geographic - DNA Mysteries (Episode 346)
    Episode 346:

    DNA Mysteries

  • National Geographic - Deadly Design (Episode 345)
    Episode 345:

    Deadly Design

  • National Geographic - Columbia's Forgotten Children (Episode 344)
    Episode 344:

    Columbia's Forgotten Children

  • National Geographic - Chimps on the Edge (Episode 343)
    Episode 343:

    Chimps on the Edge

    Forty years ago, when Jane Goodall entered the Tanzanian jungle, her passion was studying chimpanzees; now her mission is to save them.

  • National Geographic - Cheating Death: Bull Riders (Episode 342)
    Episode 342:

    Cheating Death: Bull Riders

  • National Geographic - Mission Rescue (Episode 341)
    Episode 341:

    Mission Rescue

  • National Geographic - Into the Volcanoes (Episode 340)
    Episode 340:

    Into the Volcanoes

  • National Geographic - Danger: Quicksand (Episode 339)
    Episode 339:

    Danger: Quicksand

  • National Geographic - Alexander: Man Behind the Myth (Episode 338)
    Episode 338:

    Alexander: Man Behind the Myth

  • National Geographic - Truth Files 3: Deeble and Stone (Episode 337)
    Episode 337:

    Truth Files 3: Deeble and Stone

    Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone capture on film some of nature's most elusive creatures.

  • National Geographic - Hawaiian Monk Seals: Surviving Paradise (Episode 336)
    Episode 336:

    Hawaiian Monk Seals: Surviving Paradise

    The Hawaiian monk seal is an ancient species on the brink of extinction.

  • National Geographic - Wetland Wild (Episode 335)
    Episode 335:

    Wetland Wild

    An expanse of pristine wilderness lies in the heart of South America.

  • National Geographic - Feast of the Giant Sharks (Episode 334)
    Episode 334:

    Feast of the Giant Sharks

    Belize's coastal reefs attract sea creatures such as the whale shark.

  • National Geographic - Surviving Alaska (Episode 333)
    Episode 333:

    Surviving Alaska

    Only the most determined survive in last stretches of North American wilderness.

  • National Geographic - Pyramids of Death (Episode 332)
    Episode 332:

    Pyramids of Death

    Sheer size has made the Mayan city of Teotihuacan difficult to excavate.

  • National Geographic - Wall of Death (Episode 331)
    Episode 331:

    Wall of Death

    The giant ibex survives among predators and frightening cliffs.

  • National Geographic - Amazing Moments (Episode 329)
    Episode 329:

    Amazing Moments

  • National Geographic - Perilous Edens (Episode 327)
    Episode 327:

    Perilous Edens

    The Namib is one of the world's oldest deserts.

  • National Geographic - Africa, the Making Of (Episode 326)
    Episode 326:

    Africa, the Making Of

  • National Geographic - The New Royals (Episode 324)
    Episode 324:

    The New Royals

    The institution of monarchies and their relevance in a democratic world.

  • National Geographic - Into the Lost World: Tepuis (Episode 323)
    Episode 323:

    Into the Lost World: Tepuis

    Exploring Tepui mountains in the highlands of Guyana and Venezuela.

  • National Geographic - Masters of the Arctic Ice (Episode 322)
    Episode 322:

    Masters of the Arctic Ice

  • National Geographic - Tiny Humans: Hobbits in Flores (Episode 321)
    Episode 321:

    Tiny Humans: Hobbits in Flores

    Researchers discover the bones of miniature humans on an island.

  • National Geographic - King Tut's Curse (Episode 320)
    Episode 320:

    King Tut's Curse

    Scientists from around the world investigate King Tut's curse.

  • National Geographic - The Search for the SS Republic (Episode 319)
    Episode 319:

    The Search for the SS Republic

    The sunken steamship SS Republic is reputed to hold a fortune in gold coins.

  • National Geographic - Lost Treasures, Hidden Buddha (Episode 318)
    Episode 318:

    Lost Treasures, Hidden Buddha

    Two modern day stories of exploration and discovery as a new Afghanistan is built.

  • National Geographic - Lemurs of the Stone Forest (Episode 317)
    Episode 317:

    Lemurs of the Stone Forest

    Six kinds of lemurs live in the caverns of Tsingy Stone Forest.

  • National Geographic - Emperor's of the Ice (Episode 316)
    Episode 316:

    Emperor's of the Ice

    The effects of global warming on Antarctic emperor penguins.

  • National Geographic - The True Face of Hurricanes (Episode 315)
    Episode 315:

    The True Face of Hurricanes

    Meteorologist Josh Wurman tries to discover why some structures are demolished by hurricanes while others are untouched.

  • National Geographic - The Perfect Swarm (Episode 314)
    Episode 314:

    The Perfect Swarm

    A devastating plague of locusts in North America.

  • National Geographic - Elephant Rage (Episode 313)
    Episode 313:

    Elephant Rage

    Development in India turns otherwise-docile elephants into rampaging herds.

  • National Geographic - Troy: Ancient Myths and Unsolved Mysteries (Episode 312)
    Episode 312:

    Troy: Ancient Myths and Unsolved Mysteries

    Archaeologists unravel fascinating mysteries surrounding the fabled city of Troy.

  • National Geographic - Testing the Limits: Test Pilots (Episode 311)
    Episode 311:

    Testing the Limits: Test Pilots

    Exceptional test-pilots take various aircraft through their paces.

  • National Geographic - Killer Instincts: Claws (Episode 310)
    Episode 310:

    Killer Instincts: Claws

    Clawed predators.

  • National Geographic - Killer Instincts: Speed (Episode 309)
    Episode 309:

    Killer Instincts: Speed

    Some of the fastest animals on the planet.

  • National Geographic - Killer Instincts: Dogs (Episode 308)
    Episode 308:

    Killer Instincts: Dogs

  • National Geographic - Surviving Everest (Episode 307)
    Episode 307:

    Surviving Everest

    Sixty years after the first ascent of Mount Everest, sons of the original expedition members attempt the climb by two different routes.

  • National Geographic - Killer Instincts: Jaws (Episode 306)
    Episode 306:

    Killer Instincts: Jaws

    How the jaw has evolved as a tool for predators of all sorts.

  • National Geographic - Killer Instincts; Killer Packs (Episode 305)
    Episode 305:

    Killer Instincts; Killer Packs

    Strategies and techniques of animals who coordinate for the kill.

  • National Geographic - Geo Greats: Through the Lens (Episode 304)
    Episode 304:

    Geo Greats: Through the Lens

    A behind-the-scenes look at ten memorable shots by National Geographic photographers.

  • National Geographic - Crittercam (Episode 303)
    Episode 303:


    The crittercam allows researchers to see the world through their subjects' eyes.

  • National Geographic - The Sinking of the Warship Belgrano (Episode 302)
    Episode 302:

    The Sinking of the Warship Belgrano

    During war in the Falklands in 1982, a British submarine sinks the ARA General Belgrano warship.

  • National Geographic - Lost Treasures of Afghanistan (Episode 301)
    Episode 301:

    Lost Treasures of Afghanistan

    The Bactrian hoard contains more than 20,000 pieces of gold jewelry and ornaments; an archaeologist searches for a third Buddha statue buried in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.

  • National Geographic - Egypt: Into the Great Pyramid (Episode 299)
    Episode 299:

    Egypt: Into the Great Pyramid

    A robot searches the depths of the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu; archaeologists find what may be the oldest mummy in Egypt.

  • National Geographic - Spiders: Deadly Love (Episode 298)
    Episode 298:

    Spiders: Deadly Love

    Up close look at all kinds of spiders focusing on their predatory and mating behaviors.

  • National Geographic - Devils of Tasmania (Episode 296)
    Episode 296:

    Devils of Tasmania

    Tasmanian devils have selective breeding and reproduction methods that enhance the possibility of the survival of their young.

  • National Geographic - Sea Spies (Episode 295)
    Episode 295:

    Sea Spies

    Government operatives tap into a 3000-mile-long communications cable slung across the Atlantic seabed.

  • National Geographic - Mountains of Faith (Episode 294)
    Episode 294:

    Mountains of Faith

  • National Geographic - Voices of the Forest (Episode 293)
    Episode 293:

    Voices of the Forest

  • National Geographic - Desert Odyssey (Episode 292)
    Episode 292:

    Desert Odyssey

  • National Geographic - Savannah Homecoming (Episode 291)
    Episode 291:

    Savannah Homecoming

  • National Geographic - Taj Mahal: Keepers of the Dream (Episode 290)
    Episode 290:

    Taj Mahal: Keepers of the Dream

  • National Geographic - Conversation With Coco (Episode 289)
    Episode 289:

    Conversation With Coco

  • National Geographic - Peregrine Falcon (Episode 288)
    Episode 288:

    Peregrine Falcon

  • National Geographic - Pearl Harbour: Beyond the Movie (Episode 287)
    Episode 287:

    Pearl Harbour: Beyond the Movie

  • National Geographic - Honor Among Men (Episode 286)
    Episode 286:

    Honor Among Men

    A Pakistan women successfully prosecuted her husband.

  • National Geographic - Life or Death on Denali (Episode 285)
    Episode 285:

    Life or Death on Denali

    Follow the efforts of the mountain rangers of Mount McKinley.

  • National Geographic - Arlington: Field of Honor (Episode 283)
    Episode 283:

    Arlington: Field of Honor

    Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia contains the graves of people who were in the U.S. military.

  • National Geographic - Last Stand of the Great Bear (Episode 282)
    Episode 282:

    Last Stand of the Great Bear

    Scientists try to protect the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada.

  • National Geographic - Quest for the Phoenicians (Episode 281)
    Episode 281:

    Quest for the Phoenicians

    Scientists explore the seafaring Phoenicians and their culture.

  • National Geographic - Yellowstone's Hidden Forest (Episode 280)
    Episode 280:

    Yellowstone's Hidden Forest

    Examination of the lives and environment of many animal species as well as the evolution of humanity.

  • National Geographic - Dawn of the Maya (Episode 279)
    Episode 279:

    Dawn of the Maya

    Archaeologists discover a Mayan mural and temple carvings.

  • National Geographic - Ultimate Crocodile (Episode 278)
    Episode 278:

    Ultimate Crocodile

    The predator who has outlived the dinosaurs may outlive humans.

  • National Geographic - Shark Sonics (Episode 277)
    Episode 277:

    Shark Sonics

    Cameraman Bob Cranston studies sharks in an effort to understand why they have begun to congregate in shallow waters closer to people.

  • National Geographic - Return of the Whale (Episode 276)
    Episode 276:

    Return of the Whale

  • National Geographic - Life and Death in Koorana (Episode 275)
    Episode 275:

    Life and Death in Koorana

    John and Jason Lever run a crocodile farm in Australia.

  • National Geographic - Bug Attack (Episode 274)
    Episode 274:

    Bug Attack

    In search of the deadliest swarms on the planet.

  • National Geographic - Whales in Crisis (Episode 273)
    Episode 273:

    Whales in Crisis

    Profiles of people dedicated to studying, saving and preserving whales, including a scientist in Antarctica studying the bowhead.

  • National Geographic - Shooting the Big Cats (Episode 272)
    Episode 272:

    Shooting the Big Cats

    Photographers go the extra mile to get that perfect shot of big game cats.

  • National Geographic - Africa's Predators in Crisis (Episode 271)
    Episode 271:

    Africa's Predators in Crisis

    African wildlife collides with a booming human population as each compete for space and survival.

  • National Geographic - Deadly Virus (Episode 270)
    Episode 270:

    Deadly Virus

    The devastating effects of the Ebola virus on small villages in the Congo.

  • National Geographic - Croc Hunt (Episode 269)
    Episode 269:

    Croc Hunt

    Biologist and scientist search for the highly endangered Orinoco crocodile, in an effort to introduce them back into the wild.

  • National Geographic - Attack of the Mystery Shark (Episode 268)
    Episode 268:

    Attack of the Mystery Shark

  • National Geographic - In Search of the Jaguar (Episode 267)
    Episode 267:

    In Search of the Jaguar

    An exploration of the lives of jaguars.

  • National Geographic - Inside Special Forces (Episode 266)
    Episode 266:

    Inside Special Forces

    The history of the U.S. Special Operations from the French and Indian War in 1756 through the global war on terrorism.

  • National Geographic - Hunting Hounds of Arabia (Episode 265)
    Episode 265:

    Hunting Hounds of Arabia

    The saluki walk and hunt alongside their Bedouin masters in the Arabian desert.

  • National Geographic - Gorilla Wild (Episode 264)
    Episode 264:

    Gorilla Wild

    Scientists work to preserve the lowland gorillas.

  • National Geographic - Devils of the Deep (Episode 263)
    Episode 263:

    Devils of the Deep

    Scientists follow the migration patterns of Humboldt squid, ravenous predators of the Sea of Cortez.

  • National Geographic - Wolf Pack (Episode 262)
    Episode 262:

    Wolf Pack

    Conservationists reintroduce wolves to Yellowstone Park.

  • National Geographic - Karsha (Episode 260)
    Episode 260:


  • National Geographic - Secret Life of Gods (Episode 259)
    Episode 259:

    Secret Life of Gods

  • National Geographic - Elephant Power (Episode 258)
    Episode 258:

    Elephant Power

    Elephants aid the logging industry in Burma.

  • National Geographic - Secret Killers of Monteray Bay (Episode 253)
    Episode 253:

    Secret Killers of Monteray Bay

    Killer whales use the marine sanctuary of Monterey Bay, Calif., as a hunting ground.

  • National Geographic - Cheetahs: Deadly Race (Episode 252)
    Episode 252:

    Cheetahs: Deadly Race

    The lives of cheetahs and their prey in the Kgaligadi Transfrontier National Park.

  • National Geographic - Diamonds of War (Episode 251)
    Episode 251:

    Diamonds of War

    Dominic Cunningham-Reid documents the devastating consequences of a civil war fueled by the black-marketing of diamonds and shows the horrors of those caught in the trade.

  • National Geographic - Snake Hunter: Costa Rica (Episode 250)
    Episode 250:

    Snake Hunter: Costa Rica

    Rom Whitaker visits Costa Rica, one of the snakiest places on earth.

  • National Geographic - Snake Hunter: North America (Episode 249)
    Episode 249:

    Snake Hunter: North America

    Herpetologist Rom Whitaker travels around the country observing both venomous and benign snakes.

  • National Geographic - Perfect Mothers, Perfect Predators (Episode 248)
    Episode 248:

    Perfect Mothers, Perfect Predators

  • National Geographic - Muggers of the Spice Island (Episode 247)
    Episode 247:

    Muggers of the Spice Island

  • National Geographic - Africa: Mountains of Faith (Episode 245)
    Episode 245:

    Africa: Mountains of Faith

    All three monotheistic faiths have adherents in Ethiopia; some claim the Ark of the Covenant is there.

  • National Geographic - Africa: Voices of the Forest (Episode 244)
    Episode 244:

    Africa: Voices of the Forest

    Logging threatens the traditional lifestyles of forest-dwelling peoples.

  • National Geographic - Africa: Desert Odyssey (Episode 243)
    Episode 243:

    Africa: Desert Odyssey

    A boy from Niger joins his father's caravan for a journey across the Sahara.

  • National Geographic - Stalking Leopards (Episode 242)
    Episode 242:

    Stalking Leopards

    A young male leopard struggles to reach maturity.

  • National Geographic - Pantanal Cowboys (Episode 241)
    Episode 241:

    Pantanal Cowboys

    The lifestyle and culture of Brazilian Pantanal cowboys.

  • National Geographic - Egypt Eternal: The Quest for Lost Tombs (Episode 240)
    Episode 240:

    Egypt Eternal: The Quest for Lost Tombs

    French archaeologist Alain Zivie excavates tombs at Saqqara, city of the dead, near Egypt's first pyramid.

  • National Geographic - Ambassador: Under Fire Overseas (Episode 239)
    Episode 239:

    Ambassador: Under Fire Overseas

    Unprecedented access to more than a dozen U.S. diplomats reveals the skills and efforts that support stability in America's relations with foreign states; Secretary Colin Powell is among those interviewed.

  • National Geographic - Ancient Graves (Episode 238)
    Episode 238:

    Ancient Graves

    A modern scientist creates a mummy using techniques of the ancient Egyptians.

  • National Geographic - Africa's Flying Hooves (Episode 237)
    Episode 237:

    Africa's Flying Hooves

  • National Geographic - Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World (Episode 236)
    Episode 236:

    Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World

    Discovery of a cemetery in Peru which contained Inca mummies, as well as ceramics, jewelry and grave goods.

  • National Geographic - Body Visible (Episode 235)
    Episode 235:

    Body Visible

  • National Geographic - Silent Hunter (Episode 234)
    Episode 234:

    Silent Hunter

  • National Geographic - Plagues: The Invisible Fire (Episode 233)
    Episode 233:

    Plagues: The Invisible Fire

    Humankind's struggle with the infectious diseases of the past and present.

  • National Geographic - Volcano Hunters (Episode 232)
    Episode 232:

    Volcano Hunters

    Two researchers spend two weeks on top of a live volcano.

  • National Geographic - Poison! (Episode 231)
    Episode 231:


    The experiences of people who have survived near-death encounters with deadly toxins.

  • National Geographic - Owls: Silent Killers (Episode 230)
    Episode 230:

    Owls: Silent Killers

    Owls display unrivaled skills as a predator and an ability to adapt to almost every corner of the planet.

  • National Geographic - Haunt of the Hippo (Episode 229)
    Episode 229:

    Haunt of the Hippo

    Nature filmmakers Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone's two year study of a family of hippopotamuses.

  • National Geographic - Search for Submarine I-52 (Episode 227)
    Episode 227:

    Search for Submarine I-52

    Paul Tidwell searches for the treasure of a sunken World War II Japanese submarine.

  • National Geographic - United Snakes of America (Episode 225)
    Episode 225:

    United Snakes of America

    Complicated and often precarious relationship between man and snakes across America.

  • National Geographic - Toothed Titans (Episode 224)
    Episode 224:

    Toothed Titans

    A year in the life of a walrus in the Arctic Ocean.

  • National Geographic - Bear Man (Episode 223)
    Episode 223:

    Bear Man

    Raising orphaned bear cubs.

  • National Geographic - Talons of Terror (Episode 222)
    Episode 222:

    Talons of Terror

    The evolution of raptors.

  • National Geographic - The Beast of Loch Ness (Episode 220)
    Episode 220:

    The Beast of Loch Ness

    Scientists search for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland.

  • National Geographic - Africa Extreme (Episode 219)
    Episode 219:

    Africa Extreme

    Ecologist J. Michael Fay travels to the Congo to survey an entire forest ecosystem.

  • National Geographic - Battle for Midway (Episode 218)
    Episode 218:

    Battle for Midway

    Salvage teams search for American and Japanese aircraft sunk at the Battle of Midway.

  • National Geographic - Baby Tales (Episode 216)
    Episode 216:

    Baby Tales

  • National Geographic - Giants of Etosha (Episode 215)
    Episode 215:

    Giants of Etosha

    An elephant and her herd of 18 travel in Namibia.

  • National Geographic - Gates of Hell (Episode 214)
    Episode 214:

    Gates of Hell

    Great Rift Valley, Kenya; Lake Bogoria.

  • National Geographic - Flying Devils (Episode 213)
    Episode 213:

    Flying Devils

    Uncovering the mystery surrounding an elusive raptor, Johnny Rook.

  • National Geographic - Disasters (Episode 210)
    Episode 210:


    Cataclysmic events.

  • National Geographic - The Quest for Noah's Flood (Episode 209)
    Episode 209:

    The Quest for Noah's Flood

    Oceanographer Robert Ballard leads an expedition to the Black Sea in search of artifacts that would support the biblical story of a great flood.

  • National Geographic - Season of the Salmon (Episode 208)
    Episode 208:

    Season of the Salmon

    The life of the sockeye salmon.

  • National Geographic - Spunky Monkey (Episode 207)
    Episode 207:

    Spunky Monkey

    India's bonnet macaque.

  • National Geographic - Fire Bombers (Episode 205)
    Episode 205:

    Fire Bombers

    Gary Nagal and Ted Bell fly vintage DC-6s at speeds greater than 125 mph.

  • National Geographic - Antarctic Challenge (Episode 204)
    Episode 204:

    Antarctic Challenge

    Photographer Gordon Wiltsie and writer Jon Krakauer scale the Holtedahl and Drygalski mountains of Antarctica.

  • National Geographic - Survive the Sahara (Episode 203)
    Episode 203:

    Survive the Sahara

    A nature photographer roams the Sahara Desert.

  • National Geographic - Thunder Dragons (Episode 202)
    Episode 202:

    Thunder Dragons

    The history of the monitor lizard, an eight-foot long animal that resides mostly in the beaches of Sentinel Island.

  • National Geographic - Foxes of the Kalahari (Episode 200)
    Episode 200:

    Foxes of the Kalahari

    A family of foxes struggles to survive in the desert.

  • National Geographic - Spitting Mad: Wild Camels of the Andes (Episode 198)
    Episode 198:

    Spitting Mad: Wild Camels of the Andes

    The guanaco, a wild Andean llama, is tough, aggressive and always alert for pumas.

  • National Geographic - Odzala: Islands in the Forest (Episode 197)
    Episode 197:

    Odzala: Islands in the Forest

    Elephants and gorillas interacting together in one of the most isolated areas of Africa.

  • National Geographic - Walrus: Toothed Titans (Episode 196)
    Episode 196:

    Walrus: Toothed Titans

    Walruses struggle for survival.

  • National Geographic - Urban Elephants (Episode 195)
    Episode 195:

    Urban Elephants

    Elephants in captivity develop ties with their handlers.

  • National Geographic - Talon: An Eagles Story (Episode 194)
    Episode 194:

    Talon: An Eagles Story

    African crowned eagles nurture their chicks.

  • National Geographic - Pursuit of the Bluefin (Episode 193)
    Episode 193:

    Pursuit of the Bluefin

    The giant bluefin tuna.

  • National Geographic - Great White, Deep Trouble (Episode 192)
    Episode 192:

    Great White, Deep Trouble

    "Jaws" author Peter Benchley researches white sharks.

  • National Geographic - Inside NFL Films: The Idol Makers (Episode 191)
    Episode 191:

    Inside NFL Films: The Idol Makers

    NFL Films cinematic approach to football game coverage.

  • National Geographic - Mayday! Lost at Sea (Episode 190)
    Episode 190:

    Mayday! Lost at Sea

    The pressures of commercial fishing, from economic hardships in New England to the everyday dangers faced by the fishermen.

  • National Geographic - Dian Fossey (Episode 189)
    Episode 189:

    Dian Fossey

    Dian Fossey's work to protect the gorillas that she loved.

  • National Geographic - The White House (Episode 188)
    Episode 188:

    The White House

    The White House staff.

  • National Geographic - Africa's Deadly Dozen (Episode 187)
    Episode 187:

    Africa's Deadly Dozen

    The African landscape features a variety of venomous snakes.

  • National Geographic - The Body Changers (Episode 186)
    Episode 186:

    The Body Changers

    Various animals change their appearances or transform in order to survive.

  • National Geographic - Deadly Bees of Assam (Episode 185)
    Episode 185:

    Deadly Bees of Assam

    The lives of India's honeybees.

  • National Geographic - Tiger Shark (Episode 184)
    Episode 184:

    Tiger Shark

    Tiger sharks off the coast of Hawaii.

  • National Geographic - Hindenburg (Episode 183)
    Episode 183:


    Survivors recall their experiences leading up to the Hindenberg's destruction.

  • National Geographic - King Cobra (Episode 182)
    Episode 182:

    King Cobra


  • National Geographic - Island of the Vampire Birds (Episode 181)
    Episode 181:

    Island of the Vampire Birds

    Bloodthirsty birds evolve in the Galapagos Islands.

  • National Geographic - Hunt of the Golden Jackal (Episode 180)
    Episode 180:

    Hunt of the Golden Jackal

    A Tanzanian mountain range is home to a family of jackals.

  • National Geographic - Return of the Wolf (Episode 179)
    Episode 179:

    Return of the Wolf

    Cameras follow the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, a controversial move designed to return an ecosystemic balance to the region.

  • National Geographic - The Body Snatchers (Episode 178)
    Episode 178:

    The Body Snatchers

    Parasites; mites; fleas; tapeworms.

  • National Geographic - The Octopus Show (Episode 177)
    Episode 177:

    The Octopus Show


  • National Geographic - Deep Flight (Episode 173)
    Episode 173:

    Deep Flight

    Inventor Graham Hawkes explores the ocean with a deep-sea submersible.

  • National Geographic - Volcano (Episode 172)
    Episode 172:


    Volcanoes pose a threat to nearby citizens.

  • National Geographic - The Tigers of Kanha (Episode 171)
    Episode 171:

    The Tigers of Kanha

    Filmmakers track an endangered Bengal tiger for two years, capturing her struggle to raise her cubs and survive in the Kanha Preserve; narrator Linda Hunt.

  • National Geographic - Treasures of the Deep (Episode 170)
    Episode 170:

    Treasures of the Deep

    Bob Billard explores the ocean floor for artifacts from ancient shipwrecks.

  • National Geographic - Tale of the African Tides (Episode 169)
    Episode 169:

    Tale of the African Tides

    Forest creatures feed along the shores of Kenya at low tide, and sea creatures feed at high tide.

  • National Geographic - Wild Passions (Episode 168)
    Episode 168:

    Wild Passions

    Wildlife filmmakers demonstrate how they capture unforgettable images.

  • National Geographic - Tempest From the Deep (Episode 167)
    Episode 167:

    Tempest From the Deep

    Wildlife in the kelp plants in the waters of California's Channel Islands.

  • National Geographic - Sea Monsters: Search for the Giant Squid (Episode 165)
    Episode 165:

    Sea Monsters: Search for the Giant Squid

    Dr. Clyde Roper joins an expedition in hopes of seeing the elusive giant squid alive in its environment for the first time.

  • National Geographic - Secret Life of Cats (Episode 164)
    Episode 164:

    Secret Life of Cats

    Cats evolve from wild hunters to domestic pets.

  • National Geographic - Dolphins: The Wild Side (Episode 163)
    Episode 163:

    Dolphins: The Wild Side

    The less publicized attributes of dolphins, including devious, aggressive and sometimes brutal behavior.

  • National Geographic - Horses (Episode 162)
    Episode 162:


    Profiling horses, including when they once roamed the open plains with abandon.

  • National Geographic - The Rhino War (Episode 161)
    Episode 161:

    The Rhino War

    Poachers risk death to slaughter Africa's black rhino and sell its horn via the black market in the Far East.

  • National Geographic - Land of the Anaconda (Episode 160)
    Episode 160:

    Land of the Anaconda

    Examining the habits of the anaconda, one of the world's largest snakes.

  • National Geographic - Dragons of the Galapagos (Episode 159)
    Episode 159:

    Dragons of the Galapagos

    Land iguanas migrate up steep volcanoes to lay their eggs in the steaming caldera.

  • National Geographic - Newfoundland: People of the Sea (Episode 158)
    Episode 158:

    Newfoundland: People of the Sea

    Ecological history of Newfoundland.

  • National Geographic - Heroes of the High Frontier (Episode 157)
    Episode 157:

    Heroes of the High Frontier

    Rain forests may provide resources for potential miracle-drugs.

  • National Geographic - Season of the Rhino (Episode 156)
    Episode 156:

    Season of the Rhino


  • National Geographic - Africa Playing God With Nature (Episode 155)
    Episode 155:

    Africa Playing God With Nature

  • National Geographic - Violent Volcano (Episode 153)
    Episode 153:

    Violent Volcano

    Experts risk intense heat and explosive forces as they seek to understand volcanoes, among the most powerful, destructive and often deadly forces in nature.

  • National Geographic - Kangaroo Comeback (Episode 152)
    Episode 152:

    Kangaroo Comeback

    Red kangaroos of Australia.

  • National Geographic - Puma: Lion of the Andes (Episode 151)
    Episode 151:

    Puma: Lion of the Andes

    A man films pumas in the wild.

  • National Geographic - Don't Say Goodbye (Episode 150)
    Episode 150:

    Don't Say Goodbye

    Two photographers capture images of rare and endangered species.

  • National Geographic - Man-Eaters of India (Episode 149)
    Episode 149:

    Man-Eaters of India

    Despite numerous fatal attacks on humans, a man attempts to save the endangered wolf of India.

  • National Geographic - Lords of the Everglades (Episode 148)
    Episode 148:

    Lords of the Everglades

    An alligator and a crocodile, distant cousins, face similar obstacles in their efforts to survive in Florida habitats.

  • National Geographic - The Savage Garden (Episode 147)
    Episode 147:

    The Savage Garden

    Exploring the savagery beneath a tranquil garden, as a bee faces its end at the hands of a spider and a daddy longlegs battles with a tiger beetle.

  • National Geographic - Tigers of the Snow (Episode 146)
    Episode 146:

    Tigers of the Snow

    U.S. and Russian scientists are followed as they work to protect the remaining 300 Siberian tigers in the wild.

  • National Geographic - Painted Dogs of the Okavango (Episode 145)
    Episode 145:

    Painted Dogs of the Okavango

    African wild dogs' last sanctuary in Botswana's Okavango Delta.

  • National Geographic - Africa's Paradise of Thorns (Episode 144)
    Episode 144:

    Africa's Paradise of Thorns

    Umbrella thorn trees dominate the Serengeti Plains.

  • National Geographic - Realm of the Great White Bear (Episode 143)
    Episode 143:

    Realm of the Great White Bear

    The great white bear and other creatures living on Svalbard near the Arctic Circle.

  • National Geographic - National Geographic (Episode 142)
    Episode 142:

    National Geographic

    A U.S. Geological Survey unit monitors volcanic eruptions.

  • National Geographic - Canyons of the Deep (Episode 141)
    Episode 141:

    Canyons of the Deep

    Amazing underwater creatures inhabit Monterey Bay Canyon.

  • National Geographic - The Sonoran Desert: A Violent Eden (Episode 140)
    Episode 140:

    The Sonoran Desert: A Violent Eden

    Vast diversity of animals and plants in the spectacular wilderness of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and Mexico.

  • National Geographic - Warship Kronin (Episode 139)
    Episode 139:

    Warship Kronin

    Sunken Swedish warship; dolphin talk; restoring Da Vinci's "The Last Supper."

  • National Geographic - Bear Talk (Episode 138)
    Episode 138:

    Bear Talk

    Lynn Rogers and Greg Wilker study black bears; Stone Age tribe on New Guinea.

  • National Geographic - King Cobra (Episode 137)
    Episode 137:

    King Cobra

    The venomous king cobra of India.

  • National Geographic - Asteroids: Deadly Impact (Episode 136)
    Episode 136:

    Asteroids: Deadly Impact

    Astrogeologist Eugene Shoemaker discusses the impact of asteroids on Earth.

  • National Geographic - Cyclone! (Episode 134)
    Episode 134:


    Scientists track a deadly storm and explore the human toll taken by violent weather systems through footage of some of the fastest winds on Earth.

  • National Geographic - Wolves of the Sea (Episode 133)
    Episode 133:

    Wolves of the Sea

    Researchers study the hunting strategies and communication of killer whales.

  • National Geographic - The Okavango (Episode 132)
    Episode 132:

    The Okavango

    Flood waters nourish the diverse wildlife of Botswana's Okavango delta.

  • National Geographic - The Sinking of the Lusitania (Episode 131)
    Episode 131:

    The Sinking of the Lusitania

    Marine explorer Robert Ballard investigates the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania.

  • National Geographic - Secrets of the Titanic (Episode 130)
    Episode 130:

    Secrets of the Titanic

    Robert Ballard searches for wreckage of the Titanic; narrator Martin Sheen.

  • National Geographic - Search for Battleship Bismarck (Episode 129)
    Episode 129:

    Search for Battleship Bismarck

    Dr. Robert Ballard's discovery of the German warship Bismarck, sunk by the British navy in World War II.

  • National Geographic - Panama Wild (Episode 128)
    Episode 128:

    Panama Wild

    Barro Colorado Island, formed when the Panama Canal was constructed, is a tropical reserve where scientists study the rain forest.

  • National Geographic - Ocean Drifters (Episode 127)
    Episode 127:

    Ocean Drifters

    Researchers explore the journey of the loggerhead turtle.

  • National Geographic - Dinosaur Hunters (Episode 126)
    Episode 126:

    Dinosaur Hunters

    "Dinosaur Hunters"; the United States' largest natural history auction; dinosaur eggs, embryos and parenting.

  • National Geographic - Rhythms of Life (Episode 125)
    Episode 125:

    Rhythms of Life

    Animation and time-lapse photography explore the rhythms and cycles that control life.

  • National Geographic - The Photographers (Episode 124)
    Episode 124:

    The Photographers

    Photographers discuss the different aspects of their jobs.

  • National Geographic - Coming of Age With Elephants (Episode 123)
    Episode 123:

    Coming of Age With Elephants

    The story of wildlife biologist Joyce Poole, the elephants of Kenya and the tough management decisions facing the Kenya Wildlife Service.

  • National Geographic - Great White Shark (Episode 122)
    Episode 122:

    Great White Shark

    Filmmakers Paul Atkins and Grace Niska Atkins follow the great white shark to study its underwater world and social environment.

  • National Geographic - Last Feast of the Crocodiles (Episode 121)
    Episode 121:

    Last Feast of the Crocodiles

    Filmmakers David and Carol Hughes document wildlife's struggle to find water for survival in South Africa.

  • National Geographic - Height of Courage: The Norman Vaughan Story (Episode 120)
    Episode 120:

    Height of Courage: The Norman Vaughan Story

    Norman Vaughan, in his 80s, climbs the Antarctic mountain named for him years before.

  • National Geographic - Beauty and the Beasts: A Leopard's Story (Episode 119)
    Episode 119:

    Beauty and the Beasts: A Leopard's Story

    Similarities between the leopard and the warthog.

  • National Geographic - Giant Pandas: The Last Refuge (Episode 118)
    Episode 118:

    Giant Pandas: The Last Refuge

    Filmmakers follow the development/socialization of a panda cub of eastern China.

  • National Geographic - Volga, the Soul of Russia (Episode 117)
    Episode 117:

    Volga, the Soul of Russia

    Pollution and dams threaten the river.

  • National Geographic - Stratosfear (Episode 116)
    Episode 116:


    Hang-glider pilot Judy Leden and balloonist Per Lindstrand train for a world's record.

  • National Geographic - The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal (Episode 115)
    Episode 115:

    The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal

    Survivors of the World War II battle of Guadalcanal return to the scene.

  • National Geographic - Lions of Darkness (Episode 114)
    Episode 114:

    Lions of Darkness

    For three years, Derek and Beverly Joubert chronicle a trio of male lions.

  • National Geographic - The Fox and the Shark (Episode 112)
    Episode 112:

    The Fox and the Shark

    Rodney Fox, victim of a shark attack, champions sharks.

  • National Geographic - Arctic Kingdom: Life at the Edge (Episode 111)
    Episode 111:

    Arctic Kingdom: Life at the Edge

    Six months of darkness and six of light on the Arctic ice edge.

  • National Geographic - Yellowstone: Realm of the Coyote (Episode 110)
    Episode 110:

    Yellowstone: Realm of the Coyote

    Coyotes in Yellowstone National Park.

  • National Geographic - Wildlife Warriors (Episode 109)
    Episode 109:

    Wildlife Warriors

    The army fights poachers in Botswana.

  • National Geographic - Russia's Last Tsar (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    Russia's Last Tsar

    The story of Czar Nicholas II.

  • National Geographic - Lifestyles of the Wet and Muddy (Episode 107)
    Episode 107:

    Lifestyles of the Wet and Muddy

    Wildlife of the Atlantic barrier islands and salt marshes.

  • National Geographic - The Greatest Flight (Episode 106)
    Episode 106:

    The Greatest Flight

    A recreation of the 1919 record-breaking flight from England to Australia.

  • National Geographic - Wings Over the Serengeti (Episode 104)
    Episode 104:

    Wings Over the Serengeti

    African vultures illustrate nature's efficiency.

  • National Geographic - The New Chimpanzees (Episode 103)
    Episode 103:

    The New Chimpanzees

    Evidence that chimpanzees possess traits once thought exclusive to humans, including strategic thinking, emotional displays and distinct cultures.

  • National Geographic - Flight Over Africa (Episode 102)
    Episode 102:

    Flight Over Africa

    Pilot Tom Claytor conducts an air tour of Africa.

  • National Geographic - Zebra: Patterns in the Grass (Episode 101)
    Episode 101:

    Zebra: Patterns in the Grass

    Filmmakers Derek and Beverly Joubert follow the migration of zebra herds in Africa.

  • National Geographic - Jewels of the Caribbean Sea (Episode 100)
    Episode 100:

    Jewels of the Caribbean Sea

    Howard Hall films undersea life off the Caymans, the Bahamas, St. Croix, Dominica and Belize.

  • National Geographic - Reflections on Elephants (Episode 99)
    Episode 99:

    Reflections on Elephants

    A profile of African elephant society focuses on behavioral patterns.

  • National Geographic - Island of the Giant Bears (Episode 98)
    Episode 98:

    Island of the Giant Bears

    The brown bears of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, their relationship with other animals and man's impact as hunter and protector.

  • National Geographic - Valley of the Kangaroo (Episode 97)
    Episode 97:

    Valley of the Kangaroo

    Chronicle of a year in the life of a group of wild kangaroos.

  • National Geographic - The Power of Water (Episode 96)
    Episode 96:

    The Power of Water

    Visits to the Florida Everglades, Love Canal and the Ogallala Aquifer reveal countrywide water issues.

  • National Geographic - Survivors of the Skeleton Coast (Episode 95)
    Episode 95:

    Survivors of the Skeleton Coast

    For nine years Jen and Des Bartlett track and film Namibia's desert wildlife.

  • National Geographic - Keepers of the Wild (Episode 94)
    Episode 94:

    Keepers of the Wild

    Dedicated people spend their lives ensuring the survival of endangered creatures, from rhinos to orangutans.

  • National Geographic - Lost Kingdoms of the Maya (Episode 93)
    Episode 93:

    Lost Kingdoms of the Maya

    Mayan descendants, city ruins, rituals and scholars show the culture's heyday, present and future.

  • National Geographic - Mysteries Underground (Episode 92)
    Episode 92:

    Mysteries Underground

    Cavers explore Lechuguilla; other caves feature waterfalls, underwater mazes, icefalls and odd creatures.

  • National Geographic - Flight of the Crane (Episode 90)
    Episode 90:

    Flight of the Crane

    Men strive to save endangered whooping cranes during their 2500-mile migratory flight from Texas to Canada.

  • National Geographic - Return to Everest (Episode 89)
    Episode 89:

    Return to Everest

    A 30th-anniversary tribute recalls Edmund Hillary's historic climb of Mount Everest.

  • National Geographic - Among the Wild Chimpanzees (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    Among the Wild Chimpanzees

    Emmy-winning documentary shows Dr. Jane Goodall's pioneering research of chimpanzees of Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park.

  • National Geographic - Living Sands of Namib (Episode 86)
    Episode 86:

    Living Sands of Namib

    Moist fog from the sea helps sustain unusual wildlife inhabiting the Namib Desert's harsh environment.

  • National Geographic - Born of Fire (Episode 85)
    Episode 85:

    Born of Fire

    A study of earthquakes, volcanoes and geothermal energy helps to illustrate the theory of plate tectonics.

  • National Geographic - Save the Panda (Episode 84)
    Episode 84:

    Save the Panda

    Scientists study and try to breed giant pandas in China's remote Wolong Natural Reserve.

  • National Geographic - Australia's Animal Mysteries (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:

    Australia's Animal Mysteries

    Australia's wildlife, much of it unique, includes kangaroos, koalas, flying possums and platypuses.

  • National Geographic - Rain Forest (Episode 82)
    Episode 82:

    Rain Forest

    An Emmy Award-winning exploration of Costa Rica's forests focuses on deforestation's effect on animal species.

  • National Geographic - Last Tribes of Mindanao (Episode 81)
    Episode 81:

    Last Tribes of Mindanao

    The Philippines' Mindanao tribesmen struggle to preserve their ancient culture.

  • National Geographic - Thames (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:


    A scenic film follows the course of the historic Thames River past peaceful countryside and London's monumental structures.

  • National Geographic - Polar Bear Alert (Episode 79)
    Episode 79:

    Polar Bear Alert

    Churchill, Manitoba, prepares for the annual polar-bear migration into the community.

  • National Geographic - Egypt: Quest for Eternity (Episode 78)
    Episode 78:

    Egypt: Quest for Eternity

    Archaeological research methods help preserve and decipher the legacy of the Egyptian pharaohs.

  • National Geographic - Sharks (Episode 77)
    Episode 77:


    Sharks live, breed, attack and defend themselves; man auctions tons of shark carcasses each day for food and jewelry.

  • National Geographic - K2: Killer Mountain (Episode 76)
    Episode 76:

    K2: Killer Mountain

    Groups from the United States, Italy, France and Japan attempt to climb Godwin Austen, the second-highest mountain.

  • National Geographic - Gorilla (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:


    A recent decline in the gorilla population is studied.

  • National Geographic - Our National Parks: Playground or Paradise? (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Our National Parks: Playground or Paradise?

    National Park Service rules restrict public access to tax-supported vacationlands.

  • National Geographic - Living Treasures of Japan (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    Living Treasures of Japan

    Japan honors its artisans and performing artists, who preserve culture in a rapidly changing environment.

  • National Geographic - Etosha: Place of Dry Water (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    Etosha: Place of Dry Water

    Wildlife in Namibia's Etosha preserve gives evidence of complex life/death relationships.

  • National Geographic - Incredible Machine (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    Incredible Machine

    Advanced microphotography reveals internal workings of human organs, including the heart and lungs.

  • National Geographic - Superliners: Twilight of an Era (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Superliners: Twilight of an Era

    A nostalgic voyage aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 recalls the heyday of great ocean liners.

  • National Geographic - Invisible World (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Invisible World

    Sophisticated equipment records what humans cannot see: uranium atoms, a bullet in flight and pictures of a developing fetus.

  • National Geographic - Dive to the Edge of Creation (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Dive to the Edge of Creation

    A diving expedition records information gathered 1.5 miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

  • National Geographic - Great Whales (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Great Whales

    An Emmy Award-winning 1978 report reviews whaling history and efforts to halt its slaughter.

  • National Geographic - Stolen River (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Stolen River

    The disappearance and reappearance of an African river complicates life for local fauna.

  • National Geographic - Beaver Pond (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    Beaver Pond

    Labors of the dam-building beaver affect land and wildlife around ponds.

  • National Geographic - Yukon Passage (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    Yukon Passage

    Four free-spirited adventurers trek through the Yukon wilderness.

  • National Geographic - Hidden World (Episode 63)
    Episode 63:

    Hidden World

    Camera techniques reveal the beauty, complexity and social behavior of the world's insects.

  • National Geographic - New Indians (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:

    New Indians

    American Indians struggle to maintain their heritage while adapting to the modern world.

  • National Geographic - Last Vikings (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Last Vikings

    Norsemen keep alive the centuries-old traditions of their Viking ancestors.

  • National Geographic - Africa's Wildlife: Struggle for Survival (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    Africa's Wildlife: Struggle for Survival

    Animals in Namibia's Etosha National Park are tracked for a year.

  • National Geographic - This Britain (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    This Britain

    A centuries-old tradition of battling the sea has left England with the rich heritage of an island empire.

  • National Geographic - Search for the Great Apes (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Search for the Great Apes

    Scientists Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas-Brindamour explore the mysteries of the great apes.

  • National Geographic - Animals Nobody Loved (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Animals Nobody Loved

    The defenders and destroyers of the West's "varmints," such as mustangs, coyotes and rattlesnakes.

  • National Geographic - Last Stand in Eden (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Last Stand in Eden

    Poaching and the encroachment of civilization decimate Kenya's elephant population.

  • National Geographic - Mysteries of the Mind (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Mysteries of the Mind

    Scientific research reveals the complexity of the human brain.

  • National Geographic - Haunted West (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Haunted West

    Legends of the American West color the lives of cowboys, miners, Yaqui Indians and desert townspeople.

  • National Geographic - Winged World (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Winged World

    Revered as gods, as spirit messengers and as symbols, birds have long fascinated mankind.

  • National Geographic - Gold! (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:


    A study of the celebrated metal gold includes visits to mines, markets, jewelry factories, smugglers' dens and art museums.

  • National Geographic - Volga (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:


    A Volga River journey shows the varied cultures along the way.

  • National Geographic - Tigris Expedition (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Tigris Expedition

    Explorer Thor Heyerdahl and crew sail Tigris, a bardi-reed craft, from Iraq to trace possible routes of ancient Sumerians.

  • National Geographic - Voyage of the Hokule'a (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Voyage of the Hokule'a

    Hawaiian mariners set out to retrace an ancient route to Tahiti aboard the Hokule'a, a 60-foot, double-hulled sailing canoe.

  • National Geographic - Treasure! (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:


    Mel Fisher and his treasure-seekers dive off the Florida Keys to find the wrecked Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha.

  • National Geographic - Hong Kong: Family Portrait (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    Hong Kong: Family Portrait

    The Leong merchant family of Hong Kong typifies daily life in the British island colony.

  • National Geographic - Journey to the Outer Limits (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    Journey to the Outer Limits

    Young people in an Outward Bound School in Colorado prepare to climb a Peruvian peak.

  • National Geographic - Bushmen of the Kalahari (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Bushmen of the Kalahari

    Encroaching ranchers force changes to traditional African lifestyles.

  • National Geographic - Legacy of L.S.B. Leakey (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Legacy of L.S.B. Leakey

    Anthropologist Louis S.B. Leakey studies human evolution in East Africa.

  • National Geographic - Wind Raiders of the Sahara (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    Wind Raiders of the Sahara

    Adventurers cross the Sahara in land yachts.

  • National Geographic - Braving Alaska (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Braving Alaska

    Four families face the challenges of living in Alaska, including extreme weather conditions and isolation.

  • National Geographic - The Mexicans: Through Their Eyes (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    The Mexicans: Through Their Eyes

    Mexican philosophers, artists, citizens, historians and aristocracy describe their country.

  • National Geographic - Eternal Enemies: Lions & Hyenas (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Eternal Enemies: Lions & Hyenas

    A natural rivalry exists between hyenas and lions, shown giving birth and raising young.

  • National Geographic - Hawaii: Strangers in Paradise (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Hawaii: Strangers in Paradise

    Conservationists battle to prevent the extinction of Hawaii's native plants and animals. Locations include Kauai's Alakai rain forest and Molokai's sea cliffs.

  • National Geographic - Wings in the Wilderness (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Wings in the Wilderness

    Wild baby geese take in nature photographer Dan Gibson as a member of their family.

  • National Geographic - Soul of Spain (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Soul of Spain

    Tradition and technology merge in modern Spain; narrator Richard Kiley.

  • National Geographic - Great Lakes, Fragile Seas (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Great Lakes, Fragile Seas

    The Great Lakes sustain millions of creatures and offer man livelihood and recreation.

  • National Geographic - Cats: Caressing the Tiger (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Cats: Caressing the Tiger

    Through the ages, people regard the domestic cat with both admiration and loathing.

  • National Geographic - Wild River (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Wild River

    Two families raft on the Potomac, Hudson and Salmon rivers, observing the destruction of fragile environments.

  • National Geographic - Voices of Leningrad (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Voices of Leningrad

    A portrait of elegant Leningrad shows a city in cultural, economic and political transition.

  • National Geographic - Journey to the Forgotten River (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Journey to the Forgotten River

    Predators and prey play out life-and-death dramas on the African plains.

  • National Geographic - Amazon, Land of the Flooded Forest (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    Amazon, Land of the Flooded Forest

    Amazonian creatures adapt to extreme seasonal fluctuations in water levels.

  • National Geographic - Violent Earth (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Violent Earth

    Geologist Haroun Tazieff studies eruptions and lava flows on Sicily's Mount Etna and an African volcano.

  • National Geographic - Serengeti Diary (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Serengeti Diary

    Wildlife photographer Hugo van Lawick captures the environs and people of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park.

  • National Geographic - Those Wonderful Dogs (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Those Wonderful Dogs

    A profile of the relationship between dogs and people, including highlights of Susan Butcher's third Iditarod victory.

  • National Geographic - Elephant (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:


    Poaching threatens survival of the pachyderm employed worldwide for labor, amusement, profit and worship.

  • National Geographic - Baka: People of the Forest (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Baka: People of the Forest

    A profile of the Baka Pygmies of southeast Cameroon, whose traditional way of life is sustained by the forest.

  • National Geographic - Strange Creatures of the Night (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Strange Creatures of the Night

    Nocturnal creatures: owls, hyenas and bats, who use a form of sonar to navigate.

  • National Geographic - Mysteries of Mankind (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Mysteries of Mankind

    Searching around the world and back millions of years provides clues to the origins of the human race.

  • National Geographic - Inside the Soviet Circus (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Inside the Soviet Circus

    Highlights of performances showcase four great circuses in Moscow, Minsk, Voroshilovgrad and Ashkhabad.

  • National Geographic - Australia's Twilight of the Dreamtime (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Australia's Twilight of the Dreamtime

    The Gagudju, a fading Aborigine culture, lives its final days in northern Australia.

  • National Geographic - Love Those Trains (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Love Those Trains

    Documentary recalls the iron horse's golden age and shows modern railroads.

  • National Geographic - The Last Royals? (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    The Last Royals?

    Profiling the monarchies that still exist in four different countries; the relevance of monarchies that once ruled the world.

  • National Geographic - African Odyssey (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    African Odyssey

    Mark and Delia Owens research lions and brown hyenas and note dangers facing wildebeests in Botswana.

  • National Geographic - Reptiles & Amphibians (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Reptiles & Amphibians

    The life cycles of chameleons, newts, rattlesnakes and dinosaurs.

  • National Geographic - Treasures From the Past (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Treasures From the Past

    Craftsmen restore Leningrad palaces, a turn-of-the-century carousel, an ancient ship and a Duesenberg.

  • National Geographic - Inside the Vatican (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Inside the Vatican

    The history of the Vatican reveals an institution with complex layers; narrator Martin Sheen.

  • National Geographic - Grizzlies (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:


    Scientists study endangered grizzlies from desolate Alaska to tourist-packed Yellowstone.

  • National Geographic - In the Shadow of Vesuvius (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    In the Shadow of Vesuvius

    Archaeologists excavate Herculaneum and Pompeii, buried by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D.

  • National Geographic - Lions of the African Night (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Lions of the African Night

    Producers Carol and David Hughes follow a pride of 40 lions through a typical jungle night.

  • National Geographic - Inside Mecca (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Inside Mecca

    The rites and ritual, vigils and holy places that define Hajj, the time when Muslims converge on Mecca to ask pardon for sins and renew spiritual commitment.

  • National Geographic - Monkeys, Apes & Man (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Monkeys, Apes & Man

    Scientists study Japanese macaques and African baboons to isolate human behavior.

  • National Geographic - Realm of the Alligator (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Realm of the Alligator

    Alligators dominate other wildlife and vegetation in the Okefenokee Swamp.

  • National Geographic - Tsunami: Killer Wave (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Tsunami: Killer Wave

    The deadly effects of the tsunami.

  • National Geographic - The Great Indian Railway (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    The Great Indian Railway

    Great Indian Railway, one of the largest train systems in the world.

  • National Geographic - Jerusalem: Within These Walls (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Jerusalem: Within These Walls

    A one-square-mile area of Jerusalem is the fountainhead of three monotheistic religions.

  • National Geographic - The FBI (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    The FBI

    The history and methods of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  • National Geographic - The Incredible Human Machine (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    The Incredible Human Machine

    The microscopic universe within the human body.

  • National Geographic - Creatures of the Mangrove (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Creatures of the Mangrove

    A tiny coastal island and its tidal forest are part of Borneo's interior rain forest.

  • National Geographic - Destination Space (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Destination Space

    The science of Outer Space.

  • National Geographic - Chesapeake Borne (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Chesapeake Borne

    Views of Chesapeake Bay and its people include watermen, ecologists and the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant.

  • National Geographic - Storm of the Century (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Storm of the Century

    A violent storm devastates the eastern United States in 1993, spawning floods and tornadoes, destroying homes and causing more than 200 deaths.

  • National Geographic - Civil War Gold (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Civil War Gold

    Adventurers search for gold and silver coins from the sunken SS Republic.

  • National Geographic - Man of the Serengeti (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Man of the Serengeti

    A Masai warrior returns to Tanzania's Serengeti National Park as a ranger to study and protect its wildlife.

  • National Geographic - Splendid Stones (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Splendid Stones

    Gem/jewelry collections: Faberge eggs, Tiffany designs, England's crown jewels; how gems are mined, cut and sold.

  • National Geographic - Skin (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:


    A report on skin's regeneration and healing processes combines with a look at the organ's cultural, racial and emotional complexities.

  • National Geographic - Miraculous Machines (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Miraculous Machines

    Use of high-tech robots and computers illustrate a partnership between man and technology.

  • National Geographic - Ballad of the Irish Horse (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Ballad of the Irish Horse

    Sturdy ponies and elegant Thoroughbreds affect the lives, history and culture of Ireland. Music by the Chieftains.

  • National Geographic - Nature's Fury (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Nature's Fury

    Display of powerful forces of nature with personal accounts and unbelievable footage of the results of these disasters.

  • National Geographic - Bali, Masterpiece of the Gods (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Bali, Masterpiece of the Gods

    Balinese music, dance, art, festivals and rituals reflect the culture's religious beliefs.

  • National Geographic - SuperCroc (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:


    In the Sahara Desert, paleontologists examine the remains of a 10-ton crocodilian creature.

  • National Geographic - The Incredible Human Body (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    The Incredible Human Body

    Exploring the body from inside out, using 4-D imaging to see inside the bodies of real people, right down to their stem cells.

  • National Geographic - Four Americans in China (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Four Americans in China

    The lives of four Americans in China: an exchange student, a journalist, a businessman and a teacher.

  • National Geographic - Land of the Tiger (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Land of the Tiger

    Richard Kiley narrates a two-year study of tigers in India's national parks.

  • National Geographic - Air Force One (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Air Force One

    Air Force One transports the president and staff across the world.

  • National Geographic - Avalanche: The White Death (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Avalanche: The White Death

    The enormous destructive power of avalanches are seen in actual footage accompanied by stories of near-death experiences from survivors.

  • National Geographic - Lonely Dorymen (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Lonely Dorymen

    Portuguese fishermen sail the stormy North Atlantic for six months in search of migrating cod.

  • National Geographic - Big Cats (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Big Cats

    Jaguars and Asiatic lions struggle against capture, while Siberian tiger cubs get loving care in a Polish zoo.