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Fresh Water

Episode 3 of 11

Documentary series which celebrates earth in all its glory. This edition follows the descent of the planet's mightiest rivers from their mountain sources to the sea.

This edition takes an epic river journey following the descent of the planet's mightiest rivers from their mountain sources to the sea. Breathtaking river scenery is revealed by a revolutionary helicopter camera mount - from the world's highest and broadest waterfalls to the awe-inspiring spectacle of the 10,000-strong flocks of greater snow geese in flight.

We witness underwater swimming monkeys, giant salamanders - at two metres the world's largest amphibian - on the hunt in a remote mountain river of Japan, and river dolphins in the Amazon, showing off lumps of rocks to win over a mate.

New underwater worlds are discovered - we break the ice of the world's deepest lake, Baikal in Siberia, home to the only freshwater seal and bizarre giant amphipods. We dive into the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland patrolled by caiman and piranhas.

We also encounter dramatic showdowns between gangs of Indian otters and mugger crocodiles. In Africa, the lightning ambushes of Nile crocodiles on wildebeest are filmed for the first time at ultra-high speed.

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1 hour

Last on

Wed 14 Mar 2018 15:15

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter David Attenborough
Producer Mark Brownlow
Director Alastair Fothergill
Series Producer Alastair Fothergill

Broadcasts

  • Tue 16 May 2006 01:20
  • Wed 24 Jan 2007 19:00
  • Wed 13 Aug 2008 18:00
  • Tue 16 Sep 2008 20:00
  • Sat 18 Apr 2009 18:00
  • Sun 19 Apr 2009 18:00
  • Sun 3 May 2009 17:30
  • Sat 2 Oct 2010 20:05
  • Wed 10 Nov 2010 19:00
  • Thu 11 Nov 2010 00:45
  • Sat 7 Jul 2012 16:55
  • Thu 16 May 2013 16:15
  • Tue 8 Apr 2014 15:15
  • Wed 23 Aug 2017 16:15
  • Wed 14 Mar 2018 13:30
  • Wed 14 Mar 2018 15:15

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