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The Best Nature Documentary TV Shows

List Rules
Shows near the top must be only the best Nature Documentary TV series.

The very best nature documentary shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest nature documentary shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular nature documentary TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining nature documentary show of all time is. Don't let your favorite nature documentary television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of nature documentary television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Examples of shows on this list: The Private Life of Plants, In the Womb and more.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best nature documentary show of all time?" and "What are the greatest nature documentary shows?"
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  • The planet and its wildlife.
  • Animals meet the challenges of surviving in iconic habitats.
  • The Blue Planet is a British nature documentary series created and produced by the BBC, It premiered on 12 September 2001 in the United Kingdom. It is narrated by David Attenborough. Described as ...more
  • The Life of Birds is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 21 October 1998. A study of the evolution and habits of ...more
  • The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the UK from 19 January 1984. The sequel to his ...more
  • David Attenborough journeys across the polar regions of our planet.
  • David Attenborough guides viewers through a world of bizarre and beautiful life forms.
  • A look at mammals.
  • Amphibians and reptiles' survival; host David Attenborough.
  • The Private Life of Plants is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first shown in the United Kingdom from 11 January 1995. A study of the growth, movement, ...more
  • Africa
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    David Attenborough takes a breathtaking journey through the vast and diverse continent of Africa.
  • An exploration of the diverse landscape and strange wildlife on the land off the coast of Africa.
  • Life on Earth: A Natural History by David Attenborough is a television natural history series made by the BBC in association with Warner Bros. and Reiner Moritz Productions. It was transmitted in the ...more
  • Big Cat Diary, also known as Big Cat Week or Big Cat Live according to the format of the show was a long-running nature documentary series on BBC television which follows the lives of African big ...more
  • The history and culture of the South Pacific islands.
  • Australia's Steve and Terri Irwin travel the world for close encounters with wildlife.
  • Saving Planet Earth is a season of nature documentaries with a conservation theme, screened on BBC Television in 2007 to mark the 50th anniversary of its specialist factual department, the BBC ...more
  • In the Womb is a documentary television special miniseries that was premiered on March 6, 2005, on the National Geographic Channel. Originally beginning as a special about human pregnancy, the ...more
  • Natural history; narrated by David Attenborough.
  • The Crocodile Hunter Diaries is a wildlife documentary television series first aired on cable TV channel Animal Planet. It was created as a spin-off to the original Crocodile Hunter series hosted by ...more
  • Croc Files is a wildlife documentary television series focusing on crocodiles first aired on cable TV channel Animal Planet. It was created as a spin-off to the original Crocodile Hunter and The ...more
  • The Secret Life of Elephants is a BBC nature documentary series following the lives of elephants and the work of the conservation charity Save the Elephants in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. It was ...more
  • Plants and animals flourish in Africa.
  • Inside Life is a BBC nature documentary series for children's television which aired on the CBBC Channel in autumn 2009. It is a companion to the BBC Natural History Unit's series, Life, which looks ...more
  • Yellowstone is a BBC nature documentary series broadcast from 15 March 2009. Narrated by Peter Firth, the series takes a look at a year in the life of Yellowstone National Park, examining how its ...more