A close look at animal species found in Antarctica. Featured is footage of emperor and Adelie penguins in various stages of development, Weddell seals (which may grow to nine feet in length and weigh up to 900 pounds) and leopard seals, the penguins' archenemies.
Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa, is the setting for a study of lemurs, tree-dwelling primates that are related to monkeys. Also: footage of mudskippers, fish that can survive out of water for periods of time.
Examining nature's plumbing system---how water is absorbed from the ocean, deposited over the land and transferred back to the sea. Water habitats are observed, including rivers and marshlands. Also: how man harnesses water to provide energy.
A wide variety of birds are observed around East Africa's Lake Nakuru. Included is footage of lightweight lake pelicans flying at high speeds, emus and cormorants catching food for their young, herons attacking their prey, malachite kingfishers beating their catch to death, a giant fisheagle devouring a flamingo.
Tropical rain forests, steep mountain slopes and dangerous river rapids are among the scenic sights found in the Malay Archipelago. Also: footage of the Komodo dragon, Java rhinoceros, gibbons, orangutans.