An award-winning series exploring the wildlife and people of Brazil’s Amazon. We journey into a tropical jungle of staggering beauty and witness the wonders of nature in what has been called “the greatest evolutionary theater in the world. Every year for six months, the Amazon floodplain is entirely submerged, forcing residents (plants, animals, and man) to adapt to an environment half in, half out of water.
In waters 50 feet deep we encounter graceful pink river dolphins navigating through flooded treetops; the three-toed sloth swimming agilely among the branches; we watch 3-foot long arowana fish leap through the air to grab insects and bats perched on tree trunks, and meet two masterful hunters – the electric eel and the notorious piranha.
Narrated by Anthony Hopkins