The creatures of New Zealand’s oldest marine reserve are safe from humans, but that doesn’t mean life is easy. They are under constant attack from marauding dolphins, diving cormorants, and the sharks and the marlin that live beyond the boundaries of the reserve.
A drowned volcano, jutting out into the ocean, shelters one of the world’s tiniest marine dolphins. Fresh meltwater from Southern Alps rushes down braided rivers, washes food into the sea and percolates into wetlands that provide a home for the long lived and mysterious eels.
One family’s mission to trace their ancestor’s remains buried deep in the coastal sands of northern New Zealand and, together with a local Maori tribe, attempt to lay to rest the other restless spirits of 499 missing miners lost at sea over 100 years ago.
New Zealand’s Kaikoura peninsula is home to the world’s most acrobatic dolphin species, some of New Zealand’s most robust young Fur Seals, and an unconventional group of Red-Billed Gull families who defend their chicks from dangers both within and outside the colony
An amazing array of plants and animals survives in the Namib, the world’s oldest desert. They’ve had fifty million years to evolve cunning ways to cope with the heat and harvest water from the fog that often blankets this unique coastal desert.