National Parks Exploration Series
"A Virtual Tour of America's Greatest Attractions! The exquisite National Parks Exploration Series takes viewers on a guided tour across the most visited and significant parks in the United States. Discover the wonder and mystery of these parks and enjoy hours of breathtaking beauty and exploration of our country's most fascinating destinations!"
S01:E01 - Everglades
There is no place on the planet like the Everglades. It is where two great biomes of life meet - the tropical and the temperate mid-latitude, which makes up much of the continental United States. Plants and animals from each coalesce in the Everglades to produce a sub tropical tapestry of ecosystems that is unmatched anywhere in the world. Spanning over 60 miles it is the widest river in the world. It has been described as a river of grass…this wonderland of life is a subtropical paradise that mystifies the mind and nurtures the soul.
S01:E02 - Black Hills/Badlands
Nestled in the heart of America s great plains are contrasting tastes of a sacred land that beckons the visitor to enter the nation's mysterious and glorious West. A land of soaring pinnacles, deep canyons, hidden caves, national monuments and countless wildlife sanctuaries. It is also the place of the inglorious death of famed gunslinger, Wild Bill Hickok and the most sacred spot for the Lakota Sioux. These contrasting tastes of the West, one soaring, rich in forests and water and the other barren and deeply eroded, are brought together by a shared geology and history. They are the Gateway to the Great American West. They are the Black Hills and the Badlands.
S01:E03 - Yosemite
The Sierra Nevada's mountain range contains some of the most amazing wonders found on the planet. Filled with such notable geographic features including Lake Tahoe, three National Parks, two National Monuments and seemingly endless wilderness areas, the Sierras are truly spectacular in every-sense of the word. Enjoy breath-taking aerial views as you soar over its majesty. Rich in history and known as the place of the gold discovery, the home of modern mountain climbing and the birthplace of America's national parks system, this modern marvel is over 100 million years in the making. This is Yosemite country.
S01:E04 - Grand Canyon
There is no place like it on the planet. Commonly called the four corners region, it contains more National Parks and Monuments than anywhere else in the world.Go on a thrilling exploration that uncovers the geology of the Colorado Plateau and the forces that have shaped this marvelous landscape. Enjoy breath-taking aerial views as you soar over hundreds of acres of awe-inspiring beauty. Discover the mystery and wonder of the Grand Canyon first-hand through in-depth interviews with the park rangers and ground tours that take you through the park just as if you were there yourself. The Colorado Plateau spans more than the states of New York, Illinois, Georgia and Virginia combined. Amidst all that landscape is one special gift for the human soul. To understand the awe-inspiring beauty is present in this one particular region of the planet, this thrilling exploration that uncovers the geology of the Colorado Plateau and the forces that have shaped this marvelous landscape.
S01:E05 - Yellowstone
On March 1, 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed into existence the world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park. The 2.2 million acres of wilderness is the only complete mid-latitude ecosystem left on the planet. It s the only remaining temperate ecosystem large enough to contain the entire collection of large predators and broad enough to contain their prey. Yellowstone National Park is home to the world s most amazing geysers and hot springs including Old Faithful and the largest volcano on the continent. Discover the mystery and wonder of Yellowstone through in-depth interviews with the park rangers. Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty through aerial and ground tours of the first national park, Yellowstone.
S01:E06 - Great Smoky Mountains
A park that today covers over 500,000 acres of breath-taking beauty: lush highland meadows, glorious waterfalls, pristine mountain streams, the highest mountain tops in the Appalachians, the largest stands of old-growth forest in the eastern United States. Great Smoky Mountain National Park rests in the geographic province known as the Blue Ridge Mountains, named for their distinctive blue appearance when seen from a distance. The park covers over 500,000 acres of breath-taking beauty, filled with lush highland meadows, glorious waterfalls, pristine mountain streams, the highest mountain tops in the Appalachians, and to crown it all, it encompasses one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. Witness the richness and wonder in this vivid exploration of the Great Smoky Mountains as you soar over hundreds of acres of majestic beauty.
S01:E07 - Glacier
Glacier National Park sits in one of the planets three great mountain chains. The Erosion by water and glaciers has sculpted the mountain range into dramatic valleys and peaks giving with a variety of unique and elegant features. This hiker's paradise contains over 700 miles of trails which lead you through alpine meadows, rugged mountaintops, crystal lakes and majestic waterfalls creating an adventurous visit through natures powerful past and present. Adventure awaits in Glacier National Park ... Always unique ... Always changing ... Always memorable ... The Crown of the Continent!
S01:E08 - Boundary Waters
Experience the indigenous spirit and beauty that nature holds in this magnificent journey through Voyageurs National Park. At the heart of the North American Continent lies a voyageur world of adventure and tranquility where interconnected water routes and boreal forests capture an untouched and stunning native land. The Boundary Waters region stretches from Isle Royal in Lake Superior on the east, to Voyageurs National Park on the west, in between it contains the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness the largest pristine wilderness in the lower 48 states. This historic heaven contains over 1000 icy, clear, blue water, lakes and over a million acres of pristine nature all unchanged since the last Ice Age. The sights and sounds of this unique Northern ecosystem immerse you into a world of freedom almost forgotten. This expedition through nature s original water park paradise contains in-depth interviews and hi-depth imagery to capture the spirit and beauty of Voyageurs National Park. A trip to one of the most untouched and stunning places in the U.S.
S01:E09 - Eagle's View
Prepare to take flight and explore America’s greatest treasures in this ‘birds-eye-view’ exploration through our historic National Parks. This breathtaking series journeys through the elegant and adventurous landscapes of our nation’s most colorful and sacred places. Each one unique, dramatic and powerful, our National Parks reveal the true heart and character of our great continent. From the towering snowcapped mountains of Glacier to the small wildflowers of Yellowstone, the paradise of Mother Nature’s wilderness comes to you through hi-depth imagery. Witness the gripping history and majestic beauty of Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and many more through the unique perspective of – An Eagle’s View!
S01:E10 - Acadia
Awed for its diverse landscapes, amidst the salty ocean shores and granite mountain tops of the Atlantic Coast, Acadia National Park can best be described as an American scenic treasure. Declared the first National Park East of the Mississippi, Acadia s towering landscapes are captured through in-depth interviews and Blu-ray hi-definition. Found off the rugged coastlines of Maine s Atlantic seaboard and comprised of over 47,000 acres of islands, granite mountains, woodlands, lakes, ponds and ocean shorelines, the park is a haven to a diverse population of plant and animal life. Home to the highest point of the U.S. Atlantic coast, the Cadillac Mountain, with steep slopes and elegant features, is a majestic adventure through these remarkable landscapes. Discover the epic history and tranquil environment that is Arcadia National Park...where the sea and mountains meet!
S01:E11 - Death Valley
Rich in natural resources and pioneer history, Death Valley has become an icon of American integrity and strength. World renowned for its extreme climate and adverse conditions the park is a surprising hot spot for wildlife and natural beauty. Death Valley National Park is an amazing capture of our exposed, complex and diverse continent. Witness the parks dramatic mountains, valleys, dunes and basins and discover why this vast desert is home to some of the most adaptable creatures in the world. From the magical bloom of desert wildflowers to the haunting stories and legends of outlaws and ghost towns, this captivating series explores the unique and adventurous world of Death Valley National Park.