Join adventurer and renowned photographer Ryan Pyle, as he spends months exploring and photographing some of the best Extreme Trekking locations in the world. His human powered adventures are always inspiring, as he proves that anyone can get out and explore the great unknown.
Extreme Treks is a modern television series that is part adventure, part exploration and part education. The best way to understand and respect the world around us is to put yourself right in the path of Mother Nature herself. Leave your laptop at home, unplug from your life and get out and explore the world with Ryan Pyle.
The journeys undertaken in the series take the viewer on a spiritual, cultural and physically extreme adventures.
In 1899 there were no cars or planes, women didn’t have the vote and the average life expectancy was 31. By 2000, airports and planes linked countries across the world and man had walked on the moon. Vaccines, organ transplants and the discovery of DNA all changed the face of medical care.
Icons profiles the people who helped create our modern world from the explorers and sportspeople who took human achievement to its limit, to the artists who inspired the world, and the leaders who shaped it. This is the story of the 20th century, told through its most famous faces.
Each episode focuses on one natural tragedy and answers the questions who, what, where, why and when, for each natural disaster. Using real footage from the event, including the lead up to, and the aftermath, the viewer will have an overview of some of the key natural disasters that have come to shape the world today, as we know it.
Under the streets of our cities, something sinister is lurking: fatbergs. These huge masses of congealed fat and human waste are a product of what we flush down our toilets and sinks. Why are we suddenly seeing more of them?
In this surprising film, a team of experts dissect a five tonne sample taken from a fatberg that’s at least 750 metres long.
What is it made of? And what does it reveal about us? Fascinating discoveries show the potentially deadly threats fatbergs pose, and the simple changes we could make to our habits to keep our sewers safer.
The equator is home to a remarkable range of ecosystems and species. But world leading cameraman Gordon Buchanan knows there’s another story to tell. The region between the tropics is home to 40% of the world’s population. It’s rich in resources, and the perfect place to grow cash crops on a grand scale.
As a result, this string of abundant habitats is blighted by poaching, deforestation and flooding. It’s where modern dilemmas come into sharp focus. And the best vantage point to monitor these changes? From above.
Gordon takes an epic journey around the centre of the world, over tropical islands, snow capped volcanoes and sweeping savannah. It’s a unique planetary health check from the air at a defining moment for the natural world.
BBC Earth seeks to inspire audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of our universe. The channel showcases the work of the world’s foremost factual film-makers and it seeks to take audiences on a thrilling journey of discovery.
From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human.