Nature & Netflix: Finding Our Calm

With the first week of summer behind us, the boys are coming home exhausted. Finding something that fits everyone’s interest has been made simple. By focusing on the fantastic line-up of nature documentaries Netflix has to offer, it’s been more about what to watch rather than finding something they’ll all watch.

Being able to travel to Africa, or the depths of the Pacific ocean, while being mesmerized not only by the outstanding footage but set to the soothing narration of Sir David Attenborough –  has become part of everyone’s end of day routine. By viewing nature documentaries, not only are they being transported to magical places around the world but they are learning as each episode unfolds.

Here are our top four series so far:

The Blue Planet

David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans. ‘The Deep’ & ‘Coral Seas’ are two episodes we watched more than once.

Life Story

Episodes document the journey of animals surviving the hazards of being young through learning how to survive as an adult, climbing the social ladder, getting a mate and becoming a parent. Again, narrated by David Attenborough, watching this series has led to many interesting conversations about the circle of life.

Planet Earth

It took 5 years to make and is known as the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC. It is also the first to be filmed in high definition. It is absolutely stunning to watch.

Africa

Africa, the world’s wildest continent. David Attenborough takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. Visiting deserts, savannas, and jungles – the series introduces you to some of Africa’s amazing wildlife.

 

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