If you are always curious to explore, learn about the Earth, always ask questions about the mystery of nature and life, explore them through vivid and realistic documentaries is a perfect idea. Not only that, According to BBC Earth and the University of California, but documentaries about nature and the environment can also help viewers improve mental health effectively. Here are 10 natural and environmental documentaries for anyone with a special interest in the environment and the earth that will help you make the journey to discover the most interesting nooks and crannies of this beautiful planet via the small screen on Netflix.
PLANET EARTH: MINISERIES (2007)
Blue Planet II: Miniseries (2017) is a lively documentary that depicts the story of the characteristics of each marine species, the spectacular hunts, and the dangers of the deep ocean. In addition to elaborate frames, you are also intrigued by the charming storytelling style of David Attenborough through interesting, witty scientific interpretations. The epic background music composed by renowned composer Hans Zimmer also left a deep impression.
OUR PLANET I (2019)
Our Planet I tells about interesting adventures across the cold, arctic, arid Africa, or the thick South American forests. Nature is expressed through the sections included Deserts and Grasslands, Frozen Worlds, Forests, and Jungles. Our Planet I is considered a sumptuous visual feast, helping us to explore more deeply about the Earth and call people to join hands to take action for the environment right now.
CHASING ICE (2012)
Chasing Ice lured viewers into the adventure of scientist and nature photographer James Balog on an Arctic trip in search of evidence of climate change. The frames were filmed with a special camera to record the gradual melting of glaciers over the years. The beautiful footage of Chasing Ice will make us delighted by the spectacular natural scenery. Then there is awareness of the consequences of climate change. This work is considered by critics to be a genuine and breathtaking film, but, if you don’t want to feel the pain and despair of what climate change is causing, then you can consider it.
CHASING CORAL (2017)
Chasin Coral mand gives you the sparkling frame of the immense ocean and the beauty of the coral reef. But besides that, it has led the public to really ponder the danger of coral reefs. A group of people including a former advertising specialist, a guy who is passionate about corals, camera designers, and oceanographers in an effort to capture images of this beautiful coral reef before they die. With profound content and vivid footage, the work seriously warns us of the negative consequences of future climate change.
A PLASTIC OCEAN (2016)
A Plastic Ocean exposes the fact that our ocean is polluted by tons of plastic, causing us to ponder and make a change now. Craig Leeson who is a professional diver Tanra Streeter and a team of scientists traveled to more than 20 locations over a four-year period to explore the consequences of plastic pollution on marine life and the environment. If you’re curious and want to learn about the effects of plastic and how it works, this is the right choice for you.
The work is about a smart killer whale named Tilikum but imprisoned for life to entertain people. Because of the bad conditions of the captivity, Tilikum became violent and killed three employees of the SeaWorld ocean park in the US. Blackfish shocked the world in 2013 with the stern message, sparking a wave of strong opposition in animal rights.
The documentary explores the background in Virunga National Park in Congo which is one of the planet’s most biodiverse areas. There, forest rangers must confront the poachers of rare mountain gorillas. The film not only reflects illegal wildlife hunting but also honors the silent dedication of its staff.
THE IVORY GAME (2016)
The Ivory Game has revealed the secret of the ivory trade (both legal and illegal) in the context of illegal elephant hunting in Africa is the focus of public opinion. According to the film, this trade kills about 35,000 elephants each year. This means one elephant is killed every 15 minutes. The documentary is a call to protect elephants from extinction as well as to strictly punish poachers.
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007)
Encounters At The End Of The World is the adventure of the famous German director Werner Herzog to McMurdo station (the most populous region in the far south of Antarctica). The meeting between him and the people here is that has attracted the attention of the audience. Sophisticated guidance and spectacular frames of huge glaciers will surprise you.
NIGHT ON EARTH (2020)
This is a new documentary series shot using the latest technology to capture valuable images of the wildlife world at night. The film reappears on the screen unprecedented behavior of the animal world at night. From the secret life of bats, the big cats hunt to the way animals adapt in cities and towns. With the voice of actress Samira Wiley, the film will make you constantly attracted to the vivid story.