Seven nature documentaries that'll make you wonder at the world

Posted by Steph Elswood on

As we enter the next phase of lockdown life, it’s time to bring the outside in. And what’s the next best thing to exploring nature in real life (aside from buying more house plants to create an indoor jungle) - exploring via the magic of film! Here’s a list of the top seven nature documentaries that’ll remind you that there’s a great big world out there waiting for us.


Our Planet

Visiting 50 countries, each episode of this Netflix series showcases the vast ecosystems of Earth. Each episode shows a different habitat, like “Frozen Worlds” and “Jungles”. Narrated by the one and only David Attenborough, this documentary won two Emmy awards.


Seven Worlds, One Planet

From the cities of Europe to the frozen wilderness of Antarctica, this series explores the world’s seven distinct continents. Ripped apart millions of years ago, each continent developed its own unique wildlife. Another David Attenborough favourite!


The Blue Planet

Most of our planet is covered by water, and yet the oceans are still mostly unexplored. Travelling to the depths of the seas, David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans in this series.


Night on Earth

Using special technology, this six-part series unveils the night time activities of animals like lions and bats that you wouldn’t normally get to see.



Featuring aerial landscapes from 54 countries and citing the effects of climate change, this film explores earth as home to all human beings.


Chasing Ice

Using time-lapse photography, this documentary explores the effects of climate change on the world’s glaciers. 


Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees

This super-wholesome documentary follows Judi Dench as she explores all things trees: how they feel, communicate and survive extreme weather.



Photo by Louis Maniquet on Unsplash

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