8 Stunning Nature Documentaries ...

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Nature Documentaries take you out of the theatre (or your living room, wherever you happen to be watching!) and transport you to an entirely different world. You might end up in the ocean or the desert, at the Arctic or the plains. I love a nature documentary that really explains something to me; I want to learn something that I didn't know before and understand why an animal does what it does, or why something occurs only in a certain area. I've found some of the best documentaries about nature that I'd love to share with you, and I want to hear about your favorites, too!

1. Blue Planet

Blue Planet is actually a series of nature documentaries, and as such, it's a deeply comprehensive look at the world around us.

It highlights the sea life of many animals, including those that hadn't been examined before this documentary.

Of course, you'll have to deal with some detailed discussions about sperm whales.

2. Microcosmos

There was no way I could skip this nature documentary.

Funnily enough, watching Roseanne years ago alerted me to its presence.

Cinemax has nothing on this movie, which shows in glorious detail the mating habits of some very amorous insects.

3. The Cove

The Cove is one of the most amazing nature documentaries I've ever seen.

It's an Academy Award winner, and if you've seen it, you know why.

It, too, primarily features animals – specifically, it focuses on the secretive dolphin hunts that take place in Tajii, Japan.

I'm a dolphin lover from birth, so this one really hit home to me.

4. Planet Earth

Planet Earth is another series of documentaries about nature.

It, too, is incredibly detailed, primarily focusing on many of Earth's ecosystems, how they've changed, and how they might change in the future.

This one pulls no punches, in that it also highlights the effect humans have on the world around us.

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