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Heat and Dust

Documentary series delving into the South American wilderness. This episode discovers the weird world of maras, desert-dwelling penguins and guanacos.

Patagonia invites you 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.

From the Andes peaks, we follow the path of the relentless wind, sweeping east through Patagonia's dry desert. We discover a weird world of maras - giant guinea pigs - and desert-dwelling penguins, and witness the first faltering steps of baby guanacos - Patagonia's very own camels. People live here too - brave souls who have taken on this arid world and carved out a home.

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Role Contributor
Narrator Santiago Cabrera
Executive Producer James Honeyborne
Producer Nick Smith-Baker
Series Producer Tuppence Stone


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