After all this self-iso at home, it’s normal to get a little cabin fever. Now’s not the time to travel the world and explore natures best. But thankfully, Disney+ has joined forces with National Geographic to give us nature docos that feel like a breath of fresh air.
So once you're done with the old-school Disney Channel original movies and reboots, why not give some of these a try?
Since we're all stuck at home, why not watch animals across the planet on their migration journeys? This series follows different species through their epic migrations that could literally mean life or death. From penguins, desert elephants, crabs, sperm whales, wildebeests, and more.
One Strange Rock
Want something a bit more outta this world? In One Strange Rock, astronauts delve into the story of life on earth. The visuals are a thing of pure beauty. That's because the guy who directed movies such as Black Swan and Mother! is behind the series. To make it even better, Will Smith tags along for the ride to narrate and host.
America's National Parks
America's home to some interesting and truly bizarre plants and wildlife. (The above video of the firefly light show is from the “Great Smoky Mountains” ep.) If you want to go even further, five national parks are offering virtual tours while we all practice safe social distancing.
Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasures
Oceanographer Sylvia Earl dives into the ocean to educate and inspire people to protect it. Sea of Hope inspired Barack Obama (who appears in the film) to create “blue parks” to help protect America's oceans and marine wildlife.
Journey to Shark Eden
Shark Week can happen every week with the huge range of Nat Geo shark shows featured on Disney+. Journey to Shark Eden is an impressive doco that follows scientists studying sharks in the coral reefs off Tahiti. The perfect closest you'll get to being stranded on the island with sharks.
Unlikely Animal Friends
If adorable animals is more your thing, check out Nat Geo’s docuseries Unlikely Animal Friends. There's a sheep and rhinoceros who become BFFs. Need we say more? It's the sorta stuff we need in our life right now.
Head across the globe to explore the varied flora and fauna of Russia right from your living room. With some of the most extreme landscapes you could ever imagine - which animals are strong enough to survive?