Sunrise Earth

Sunrise Earth

2004 - 2009, Nature / Wildlife
Sights and sounds of sunrise.

Episode Guide

  • Sunrise Earth - Venetian Canals (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Venetian Canals

    Get lost in the 28 miles of the Venetian canal system and find out what makes this city tick.

  • Sunrise Earth - Vancouver Inside Passage (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Vancouver Inside Passage

    The dawn activities of wildlife in northern Vancouver.

  • Sunrise Earth - Midnight Sun of Svalbard (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Midnight Sun of Svalbard

    The Svalbard group of islands in the Arctic Ocean about midway between Norway and the North Pole.

  • Sunrise Earth - High Desert Arches (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    High Desert Arches

    The Arches National Park in Utah.

  • Sunrise Earth - Japanese Garden (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Japanese Garden

    The Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu City.

  • Sunrise Earth - New Zealand Frost (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    New Zealand Frost

    Light sparkles off ice crystals at sunrise on South Island.

  • Sunrise Earth - Society Island Sunrise (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Society Island Sunrise

    Sunrise over Huahine includes a rainbow.

  • Sunrise Earth - Haleakala Crater (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Haleakala Crater

    Haleakala volcano, though large, is one of the quietest places on earth.

  • Sunrise Earth - Great Barrier Reef (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Great Barrier Reef

    The sun jumps directly into the sky at the Tropic of Capricorn.

  • Sunrise Earth - The Skellings of Ireland (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Skellings of Ireland

    Seven miles off the Irish coast stands a pair of imposing rocks known as Little Skellig and Skellig Michael, where early morning light silhouettes stone huts called "beehives" built by monks.

  • Sunrise Earth - Secrets of the Sun (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    Secrets of the Sun

  • Sunrise Earth - Polar Bears (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Polar Bears

    Polar bears begin their day.

  • Sunrise Earth - Total Eclipse (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Total Eclipse

    Total solar eclipse.

  • Sunrise Earth - Patagonian Penguins (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Patagonian Penguins

    Penguins greet dawn on the coast of Patagonia.

  • Sunrise Earth - Amazon Parakeets (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Amazon Parakeets

    Birds greet the day.

  • Sunrise Earth - Andean Dawn at Machu Picchu (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Andean Dawn at Machu Picchu

    Light breaks over Machu Picchu.

  • Sunrise Earth - Peruvian Rainforest Canopy (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Peruvian Rainforest Canopy

    Morning in the dense forest of a Peruvian rainforest.

  • Sunrise Earth - Argentinean Seal Pups (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Argentinean Seal Pups

    Elephant seals welcome the new day.

  • Sunrise Earth - Icelandic Geyser (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Icelandic Geyser

    The morning sun shines on Geysir, Iceland.

  • Sunrise Earth - Mediterranean Port (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Mediterranean Port

    Daybreak on Turkey's coastline.

  • Sunrise Earth - Stonehenge Dawn (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Stonehenge Dawn

    Dawn breaks over Stonehenge.

  • Sunrise Earth - Foothills of Turkey (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Foothills of Turkey

    Morning activities in a Turkish farming village.

  • Sunrise Earth - Scandinavian Waterfall (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Scandinavian Waterfall

    Waterfall at dawn.

  • Sunrise Earth - Elephant Trunk Park (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Elephant Trunk Park

    Morning activities on the banks of the Li River.

  • Sunrise Earth - Buddhists of Wat Svay (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Buddhists of Wat Svay

    Daybreak in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

  • Sunrise Earth - Pingan Rice Paddies (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Pingan Rice Paddies

    Morning activities of the Zhuang.

  • Sunrise Earth - Li River Cormorants (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Li River Cormorants

    Fishermen watch the sun rise.

  • Sunrise Earth - Angkor Temples of Khmer Kings (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Angkor Temples of Khmer Kings

    Dawn breaks over the sacred temples of Angkor.

  • Sunrise Earth - Dawn of Cerro De La Muerte (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Dawn of Cerro De La Muerte

    Hummingbirds welcome the morning in Costa Rica.

  • Sunrise Earth - Playa Grande Moonset (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Playa Grande Moonset

    A full moon dips as the sun rises over a beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

  • Sunrise Earth - Cloud Forest Waterfall (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Cloud Forest Waterfall

    Sunrise over La Paz waterfall.

  • Sunrise Earth - Birds of Palo Verde (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Birds of Palo Verde

    Sunrise off the coast of Costa Rica.

  • Sunrise Earth - Mayan Pyramid (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Mayan Pyramid

    Sunrise at the Lost World Pyramid in Tikal, Guatemala.

  • Sunrise Earth - Glacier of Kenai Fjords (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Glacier of Kenai Fjords

    Glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

  • Sunrise Earth - Ninagiak Island (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Ninagiak Island

    Sunrise on Ninagiak Island in Katmai National Park, Alaska.

  • Sunrise Earth - Homer Takeoff (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Homer Takeoff

    Red-necked grebes tend their nests in Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska.

  • Sunrise Earth - Volcano Lagoon (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Volcano Lagoon

    Alaska's Augustine volcano.

  • Sunrise Earth - Katmai Bears (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Katmai Bears

    Brown bears greet the sun in Katmai National Park in Alaska.

  • Sunrise Earth - Sunrise Earth Greatest Hits: West (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Sunrise Earth Greatest Hits: West

    Sunrises in the American West, including the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains and the beaches of California.

  • Sunrise Earth - Sunrise Earth Greatest Hits: East (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Sunrise Earth Greatest Hits: East

    East Coast sunrises ranging from Maine's Cadillac Mountain to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Sunrise Earth - Island First Light (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Island First Light

    Witness sunrise from Cadillac Mountain in Maine's Acadia National Park, the highest vantage point along the North Atlantic seaboard.

  • Sunrise Earth - Manatee Spring (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Manatee Spring

    Manatees swim the clear waters of Homosassa Spring, Fla., as the sun rises over the Gulf Coast.

  • Sunrise Earth - Teton Beaver (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Teton Beaver

    Two animal communities pass each other during the crossroads of dawn as nocturnal beavers settle down while pond creatures start their day.

  • Sunrise Earth - San Francisco Tai Chi (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    San Francisco Tai Chi

    The sun rises over tai chi practitioners overlooking San Francisco Bay.

  • Sunrise Earth - Milk Cows in the Morning (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Milk Cows in the Morning

    Heavy storm clouds break to reveal shafts of sunlight over cows grazing in a pasture in Woodstock, Vt.

  • Sunrise Earth - Edge of the Atlantic (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Edge of the Atlantic

    A fierce storm sends crashing waves onto a beach in Cape Cod, Mass.

  • Sunrise Earth - Wildflower Elk (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Wildflower Elk

    Elk bask in the early morning sun on the shores of Tomales Bay in California's Tule Elk Preserve.

  • Sunrise Earth - Everglades River of Grass (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Everglades River of Grass

    Catching a glimpse of dawn under the surface of a wide river flowing beneath a savannah-like prairie in Everglades National Park.

  • Sunrise Earth - Western Ranch (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Western Ranch

    Horses graze in the early morning fog of the Snake River and the Rocky Mountains at the Triangle X Ranch in Moose, Wyo.

  • Sunrise Earth - Lobster Village (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Lobster Village

    Lobstermen begin their day overlooking a peaceful ocean in New Harbor, Maine.

  • Sunrise Earth - Sunrise Seal Colony (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Sunrise Seal Colony

    Elephant seals crawl up the beach at California's Point Reyes National Seashore to soak up the first drops of daylight.

  • Sunrise Earth - Sequoia Light (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Sequoia Light

    The early morning light is filtered through giant sequoias encircling a meadow in the Sierra Mountains.

  • Sunrise Earth - Cribworks Kayak (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Cribworks Kayak

    White water roars and mist erupts as the sun's first rays hit the West Branch of Maine's Penobscot River.

  • Sunrise Earth - Yosemite Dawn (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Yosemite Dawn

    Yosemite's dramatic waterfalls, rounded domes and massive monoliths provide a perfect backdrop for the dawning of a new day.

  • Sunrise Earth - Swallow Sea Cave (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Swallow Sea Cave

    Watching the sun rise over the ocean from a sea cave full of young anemones, coralline algae and common periwinkles.

  • Sunrise Earth - Tropical Palms (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Tropical Palms

    Cave full of young anemones, coralline algae and common periwinkles.

  • Sunrise Earth - Alewife Eternal Return (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Alewife Eternal Return

    As the sun surfaces, alewives make the dangerous trek from the freshwater lakes of New England to the cold Atlantic Ocean.

  • Sunrise Earth - Vermont Balloons (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Vermont Balloons

    A colorful parade of hot air balloons appears from the shadows of the Quechee Valley in Vermont's Green Mountains.

  • Sunrise Earth - Sea of Terns (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Sea of Terns

    More than 17,000 terns begin their daily routine on an island located off the southern elbow of Cape Cod, Mass.

  • Sunrise Earth - Bison Before Breakfast (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Bison Before Breakfast

    Slumbering bison awaken and graze toward the head of Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park.

  • Sunrise Earth - Gator Hole (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Gator Hole

    Alligators, egrets, wood storks and ravens enjoy the first rays of sunshine from a gator hole in the Everglades National Park.

  • Sunrise Earth - Yellowstone Geysers (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Yellowstone Geysers

    The geysers of Yellowstone National Park welcome the sunrise with steam and shooting water.

  • Sunrise Earth - Moose in the Morning (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Moose in the Morning

    A mother moose grazes beneath the surface of a pond while her calf watches from the shore.

  • Sunrise Earth - Sunrise Earth (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Sunrise Earth

    Scientific history of the sun.

  • Sunrise Earth - Inside Central America (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Inside Central America

  • Sunrise Earth - Inside Alaska (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Inside Alaska

    How new technology allows researchers and the public to view wildlife in its natural surroundings in Alaska.

  • Sunrise Earth - Wyoming Dawn (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Wyoming Dawn