Great Natural Wonders of the World

Great Natural Wonders of the World

2002, Nature  -   53 Comments
Ratings: 8.92/10 from 106 users.

Great Natural Wonders of the WorldThe earth is indeed an extraordinary planet, and not just because of the almost infinitely variety of life that is supports, its very fabric - the land itself - is marvelously varied and impressive. In this program, we're going on a global journey in search of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Long ago, the surface of the earth was born a fire. This was the raw material from which the face of our planet was created. Then over an immense length of time, the earth's crust was shaped and reshaped by the forces of nature.

Its' rocks have been carved by the powers of the elements, and by that great leveler, time itself. What we see around us today is the result of these unrelenting processes of natural erosion, a dramatic story of continuous change. The world we see now is the result of monumental changes that are barely detectable in our own brief lives.

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5 years ago

I quit at 5 minutes in due to ridiculous advertisements. No thanks

9 years ago

I love your narration Sir DA

9 years ago

More numbers than you'll ever hear in an hour! Awe-some!

10 years ago


11 years ago

Unfortunately; that is all we have left.

11 years ago

This documetary is a good Watch

12 years ago

As always, a very beautiful documentary from Attenborough and the BBC. Nice for those who wish to get to know of these wonders without spoiling too much of them for would be visitors.

Also, while some do call the Americas one continent, it is not commonly done so. And though the North-America bit was almost exclusively about the USA, one could argue it was rightly so, as it does contain some of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, let alone the continent. Personally however, I thought Death Valley, while probably an amazing sight in person, does not lend itself so much to be captured on the screen, and its place could easily have been given to some Canadian or Central American wonder, although I have a hard time thinking of one.

12 years ago

Great documentary.

12 years ago

does everything have to be "astonishing"? :D i mean everything made by bbc :)

12 years ago

good one. it is an astonishing documentary. thanks to BBC.

12 years ago

I love this program, another great film from the BBC! AND it featured Iguacu Falls! My favourite place in the entire world that so many people don't know about! X (Is the comment about South and North America being one contintent a joke =S?)

12 years ago

This is an awesome footage, glad to have found it here. Thanks.

12 years ago

Thanks to BBC.Amazing and unforgettable sceneries of the Earth. David Attenborough - simply the best narrator.

12 years ago

But Coyote, being the first segment North America, don't you think they talked too much about USA? I mean Canada and Mexico are also North America after all.

12 years ago

Why is he saying that North-America and South-America are continents? they are ONE continent which is AMERICA.

12 years ago

Really great documentary! I would love to go see Angel Falls, Ayer's Rock and well a lot of other sites also!

lallu, the first 12-15 minutes were on North America, while I am Canadian, I thought they did a good job with the sites they chose. Australia's segment was just as long, each continents segment was proportional to the amount of interesting and unique features created by earth's erosion processes.

To suggest that the BBC or BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION is being funded by the USA is an incredibly ignorant and fallacious statement! :)

blue bird
12 years ago

Wow great video,some beautiful places,waterfalls,moutains, everything,all very pretty!!

12 years ago

The reason is obvious why they didn't go so quite in depth about the U.S.A. The U.S.A. is covered by so many different documentaries, the most famous one being National Parks-America's Best Idea. It was amazing to see the what the rest of the world has to offer. Most of places shown, I have never even heard of until now. Note, "Great Natural Wonders Of The World".

13 years ago

Good one, but a bit overly biased towards USA. I think they paid the bills.

13 years ago

Gotta love this guys voice