Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise

Patagonia is a sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains as well as the deserts, pampas and grasslands east of this southern portion of the Andes.

Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise is a BBC documentary series narrated by Santiago Cabrera, exploring the landscapes and wildlife of Patagonia. The series delves into a rarely seen South American wilderness, home to surprising creatures who survive in environments that range from the mighty Andes Mountains to Cape Horn.

Episode 1 - Fire and Ice

Episode 1 - Fire and Ice
Cameras reveal the secret lives of pumas and hummingbirds, soar with condors over glacial peaks and explore monkey puzzle forests dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.

Episode 2 - Heat and Dust
This episode follows the path of the relentless wind, sweeping east through Patagonia's dry desert from the Andes' peaks. The programme reveals a weird world of maras and desert-dwelling penguins.

Episode 3 - Life on the Edge
This episode looks at the 4,000-mile coast that stretches from the cold waters of Cape Horn - where rockhopper penguins overcome huge challenges to raise their young - to the far north's much warmer climate, where huge elephant seals battle for position in the heat of the desert.

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