Natural History DVDs

We have a big selection of DVDs to choose from at your local library. Here's a selection of our favourite natural history documentaries.

From vast deserts to the depths of the oceans, these documentaries take you to new worlds.

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The Green Planet (2022)

Rating: G

Narrated by: Sir David Attenborough


Step into a magical hidden world full of remarkable new behaviour, emotional stories and surprising heroes. Plants live secret, unseen lives. Using specialist cameras, this spectacular series allows us to travel beyond the power of the human eye, to look closer at their interconnected world, showcasing over two decades of new discoveries. From deserts, tropical jungles and underwater worlds to seasonal lands and our own urban environment, each episode introduces a set of plants, reveals the battles they face, and the ingenious ways they've found to survive.

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A Perfect Planet: The Story of Earth's Power and Fragility (2021)

Rating: PG

Narrated by: Sir David Attenborough


Planet Earth is perfect. Everything about our world - its size, its distance from the Sun, its spin and tilt, its moon - is perfectly suited to our existence, and our planet's natural forces perfectly nurture life. A global weather system circulates and distributes fresh water to all corners of the globe, marine currents deliver nutrients to even the deepest reaches of the ocean, sunlight warms and energises everything it touches, and powerful volcanoes create and fertilise the land. As a result, there is literally no part of our planet where life can't be found.

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Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure (2021)

Rating: Exempt from classification


Follow Dame Judi Dench as she delves deep into one of the few untouched rainforests remaining in South East Asia. Passionate about trees and orangutans, she embarks on a wild adventure to Borneo, the world's third-largest island, with experts as her guides.Enjoy close up encounters with orangutans, sun bears, elephants, crocodiles and hornbills. Dench glimpses amazing flying creatures like the Kubong, a gliding mammal that can fly for over 100 metres. Then there are more than a million bats, a dung beetle called Bob and a snake she names James Bond.

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Serengeti (2020)

Rating: PG


With unique access to a pristine and unspoiled corner of the Serengeti's Pride Lands deep in the heart of Africa, this series captures the drama of the daily lives of and emotional moments faced by lions, baboons, elephants, leopards and other creatures commonly found in this Tanzanian national park.

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Wonders of The Sea (2019)

Rating: Exempt from classification

Director: Jean-Michel Cousteau


From Fiji to the Bahamas, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his children, Celine and Fabien, embark on a voyage to discover the ocean as never seen before and learn more about the threats that put the ocean at risk.