BBC Yellowstone: Battle for Life
Approximately 150 minutes
From BBC Video:
America's first National Park, Yellowstone, is one of the most spectacular wildernesses on Earth and home to some of the richest wildlife beyond the plains of Africa. This July, the world-renowned BBC Natural History Unit reveals the beauty and struggles of this amazing natural treasure in Yellowstone: Battle for Life. Through this remarkable BBC/Animal Planet and Discovery co-production, viewers will follow the intertwining stories of Yellowstone's iconic inhabitants - including America's last great bison herds, the grizzly bear, the grey wolf, antelope and more - as they battle to survive.
SYNOPSES: Episode 1: Winter - The Wolf's Story - The Druid Peak wolves are adept hunters in the depths of harsh Yellowstone winters, proving agile enough to defeat a fully-grown buffalo. However, with spring approaches crisis for this group as rival wolf packs and hungry bears emerging from hibernation jeopardize their survival.
Episode 2: Spring - The Grizzly Bear's Story - As the new life of spring emerges so does the grizzly bear mother with her cubs. She is on the prowl to find nourishment to feed her growing family, but she must compete for their survival with packs of wolves and coyotes as well as the ever-looming bald eagles.
Episode 3: Summer - The Great Herd's Story - Experience the splendor as herds of buffalo, elk and moose gather by the thousands across the plains of Yellowstone. BBC reveals the intensity of the fighting between bulls that is often so brutal it ends in severe injury and even death, as Yellowstone's inhabitants prepare for the return to winter once again.
Another wonderful production from BBC. Though the content doesn't cover a lot of new ground and glosses over some of the wildlife found in Yellowstone, the documentary is visually stunning. The documentary starts with winter and this episode was our favorite. Perhaps because of the landscape being dominated by snow, the content seemed more focused. The second and third episodes centered on spring and summer respectively feel a bit more disjointed. However those episodes featured stunning photography clearly demonstrating why Yellowstone is a National Park. This documentary is made for high definition video.