This ten-part series of short documentaries explores the world’s most fascinating places. It focuses on breathtaking landscapes, intriguing animal behavior, and impressive encounters with the human inhabitants.
There are few places on earth that are closer to the stars than the high Andes. The enormous mountain range is unique, mysterious and amazing. Almost like a universe apart, on our planet. It’s also home to countless flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else in the world and abundant vegetation flourishes here.
Fascinating Madagascar – The Wild West Coast
The West Coast of Madagascar is a remote region and hard to reach overland. The inland is impassable and inhospitable. But there’s an astonishing array of animals living in the thorny brush, where the unique island world has managed to retain much of its wild natural beauty.
Fascinating Madagascar – The Forests of the Northeast
The Northeast of the country is one of the most species-rich regions in the world. Madagascar is also a major trading center for goods of all kinds. The region has retained much of its unspoiled nature, but only through nature conservation projects and respect to nature, can Madagascar’s fascinating natural heritage have a future.
Fascinating Madagascar – The Multifaceted Inland
Madagascar – an island paradise in the Indian Ocean. Home to fun-loving folk and a unique natural landscape. The locals have many origins that developed into various tribes, creating a colorful ethnic mix united by a common language. On the nature side, the bizarre shapes of the baobab trees stand for Madagascar’s uniqueness. This is what makes the island so fascinating.
Fascinating Maasai Mara – On Safari in Kenya’s Nature Paradise
The Maasai Mara - the savannah in the southwest of Kenya is home to hunters and the hunted. The sheer size of the herds of large animals captivates all who visit this nature reserve. The Maasai Mara is one of the most breathtaking animal habitats in the world. It’s where Africa’s animal kingdom can be seen close up – and personal.
Fascinating South America – From Pantanal to the Iguacu Waterfalls
The Pantanal is in the southwest of Brazil. The largest marsh in the world, it’s supplied by countless rivers. It is above all the unique animal life that captivates visitors to this spellbinding wetland area. The Iguacu waterfall is world-famous, as it unleashes its power on the Brazilian-Argentinian border in a dramatic spectacle of nature - the biggest waterfall on earth, creating an unusual habitat for numerous rare flora and fauna. Here nature demonstrates how truly impressive she can be.
Fascinating Patagonia – Untamed Wilderness
Patagonia, at the southernmost tip of the American continent – home to a fascinating animal world. A bleak region shaped by mountains, wind and water. Patagonia seems to be mostly uninhabited – certainly by man, which makes this harsh, wildland at the very end of this continent a paradise for animals.
Fascinating Black Forest
Once the Black Forest lived up to its name: dark, impenetrable. A hideaway for lurking creatures. Today this highland’s natural abundance of riches captivates all comers. The Black Forest has a reputation far and wide for its unique natural landscape and its inhabitants: roe deer, woodpecker, wild cat, field mouse, squirrel, salamander and more.
Fascinating Vosges – Wilderness in the Heart of Europe
The Vosges - home to countless species of wild animals, encompassing mountains, valleys, and wide expanses of forest and fields. Creatures of all kinds make this enchanting area their home.
Fascinating Vosges – In the Valley of the Storks
The Vosges – a natural mountain landscape in the heart of Europe. The emblem of the region is the stork. Thirty years ago, they had disappeared almost entirely. Today, there are 400 resident breeding pairs in the Vosges. The stork is a symbol of good luck and an intact environment – and of course, legend has it, they even bring babies.