Just beyond our cities is a wild and untamed world that the Nat Geo Channel explores in a breathtaking four-part documentary. The show Untamed Americas showcases american wildlife and emphasizes the importance of wildlife preservation by revealing the natural beauties of the mountains, deserts, forests and coasts.
Making the series took over 2 years and was a big logistical challenge. The filmmakers travelled thousands of miles from Alaska to Patagonia to capture the extreme wildlife of the continent. They decided to organize the program into four themes to enable the audiences to really appreciate the variety and diversity of the different types of landscapes and to take the same journey as the team did, down to the American Cordillera.
The four-hour miniseries explores the Americas with amazing footage of stories and events:
- From awakened black bears, newborn elk calves to the Rockies, discover the Mountains of Americas
- From male gentoo penguins to the Sea of Cortez off the Mexican Coast, the Coasts of Americas features some of the greatest spectacles on Earth
- Explore the deserts of Americas, where wildlife such as mustangs, lizards and Humboldt penguins have developed an array of survival strategies
- Take a through the forests of Americas where the animals living there endure extremes such as floods, freezing temperatures and fires
“I want to make people aware of it, to care about it and experience it for themselves,” says producer Karen Bass. “Let’s not kid ourselves that we understand our planet, because we don’t. It’s inspiration. It’s revelation.” Untamed Americas is an environmental program that aims to raise audience awareness about wildlife preservation and points to our environmental responsibility to preserve these species and lands from man-made threats.