Science and Nature

Expedition

Head into the unknown with naturalist Steve Backshall as he journeys to the world’s last unexplored places and faces challenges around the globe, encountering extraordinary wildlife and meeting remarkable people along the way.

Oman - Desert Canyon

48m 18s

Follow Steve Backshall to Oman, where he plans to drop nearly 1,300 feet into the deepest canyon in Southern Arabia. In the scorching desert heat, Steve and his team will explore an area where no human has ever set foot.

Episodes

  • Saudi Arabia: Expedition Volcanic Underworld: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Saudi Arabia: Expedition Volcanic Underworld

    S2 E2 - 52m 1s

    Follow Steve on a mission to explore an unmapped volcanic underworld in search of the longest lava tube in Arabia. On this expedition, Steve and his team start their journey at the ancient city of Hegra, where secrets lie waiting to be uncovered.

  • Kamchatka: Expedition Grizzly River: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kamchatka: Expedition Grizzly River

    S2 E1 - 52m

    Join Steve Backshall on the Kamchatka peninsula as he takes on white water so extreme it has never been attempted. In the pristine wilderness, Steve and his team explore an area packed with more brown bears than almost anywhere else on the planet.

  • Expedition Unseen: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Expedition Unseen

    S2 E6 - 51m 24s

    Embark with Steve to the remotest parts of the planet in search of precious natural wonders. From Saudi Arabia to Kamchatka, Steve and his team unearth the secrets of an ancient civilization and discovers wildlife more at risk than ever before.

  • Socorro: Expedition Shark Island: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Socorro: Expedition Shark Island

    S2 E5 - 51m 8s

    Dive with Steve on an expedition to the remote volcanic island of Clarion in the Revillagigedo National Park. Steve and his team are looking to discover where shark mothers give birth and help protect a new generation of these ocean giants.

  • Gabon: Expedition Jungle Paradise: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Gabon: Expedition Jungle Paradise

    S2 E4 - 51m 50s

    Travel to the Moukalaba Doudou National Park with Steve, whose mission is to explore what animals are in the jungle beyond. Steve and his team hope to discover if this jungle could be home to an undiscovered population of chimpanzees.

  • Kyrgyzstan: Expedition Mountain Ghost: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kyrgyzstan: Expedition Mountain Ghost

    S2 E3 - 51m 8s

    Travel to Kyrgyzstan with Steve as he searches for snow leopards, one of the world's most endangered species. If evidence of snow leopards breeding in the Djangart valley is found, Steve and his team hope to turn it into a protected nature reserve.

Extras + Features

  • Climbing Al-Khuribah: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Climbing Al-Khuribah

    S2 E6 - 5m 16s

    Steve and team climb the first two pinnacles of Al-Khuribah, the highest point of the ancient Dadan Kingdom. What lies at the top could hold the key to a 3000-year old mystery of why this ancient civilization disappeared. The rock is severely eroded, so expert climber Leo Houlding secures a route, and Steve and ropes expert Aldo Kane follow behind him.

  • Mexican Mob Squad: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mexican Mob Squad

    S2 E6 - 4m 26s

    Steve and team use a drone to locate a huge squadron of Mobula Rays in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The rays cluster together and take turns launching themselves out of the water. Steve gets up close and personal with the Mobula as he free dives alongside them.

  • Attracting Sealife at Night: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Attracting Sealife at Night

    S2 E6 - 3m 24s

    Steve places a light in the water to attract plankton to the area where his boat is. He suspects that the plankton will help draw the Mobula near. Instead, Steve ends up diving amidst a frenzy of fish with no Mobula in sight.

  • Gorilla Group Gentil: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Gorilla Group Gentil

    S2 E6 - 3m 56s

    Steve and team visit a family of gorillas known as Group Gentil in Moukalaba Doudou National Park. After a year without any contact from humans, the gorillas react peacefully and curiously but with a watchful, territorial eye.

  • Tracking Revillagigedo National Park’s Sharks: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tracking Revillagigedo National Park’s Sharks

    S2 E5 - 3m 4s

    Steve discusses the importance of tagging and tracking migratory patterns of sharks as a key to the survival of our oceans. Mauricio explains the process of tagging a shark.

  • Shark Island Dive Testing: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shark Island Dive Testing

    S2 E5 - 4m 49s

    Steve and team test their dive equipment and swim alongside some Galapagos and Silvertip Sharks. They also encounter a giant Manta Ray. Their test run is cut short by some safety issues.

  • Diving Roca Partida: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Diving Roca Partida

    S2 E5 - 4m 27s

    Steve and team dive Roca Partida, a sea mount that is part of the Revillagigedo Islands. They marvel at the abundant wildlife that the sea mount attracts and are thrilled to encounter a Whale Shark, our ocean's largest fish. Mauricio successfully inserts a tracker tag into the shark's dorsal fin.

  • The Place Where the River Disappears: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Place Where the River Disappears

    S2 E4 - 2m 13s

    Steve and team begin their first descent down the Nyanga River. Their canoes are pulled faster and faster around boils and whirlpools as they approach an infamous canyon.

  • Jungle Nightlife: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jungle Nightlife

    S2 E4 - 1m 59s

    Steve sets up camp, but before he turns in for the night, he goes with Ghislain to look for signs of life in the jungle darkness. It isn't long before they stumble upon an endangered Hinge-back Tortoise.

  • Forest Creatures at Night: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Forest Creatures at Night

    S2 E4 - 4m 10s

    Alessandra sets camera traps in hopes of capturing chimpanzees. Steve, Ghislain and Roger explore the forest at night and encounter a wood mouse and an antelope, neither of whom show any fear at all. Alessandra's camera trap captures night vision footage of a large elephant.

  • Crocs by Night: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crocs by Night

    S2 E4 - 2m 30s

    Nighttime is when the jungle's predators come out to hunt, and Steve has set out to find them. He finds a large Dwarf Crocodile and an endangered Slender-snouted Crocodile.

  • Tracking the Mountain Ghost: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tracking the Mountain Ghost

    S2 E3 - 3m 43s

    Steve and his team of experts explore the Djangart Valley in search of snow leopards. They discuss how to trace them and identify areas that are prime placement for their camera trackers.

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