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.
Orissa, an East Indian state, is visited for a look at a three-day ceremony to appease a goddess blamed for the smallpox epidemic that has hit one of the villages. Festivities include feeding rice to sacrificial animals, drinking, dancing, slaughtering the animals and distributing the meat of the dead beasts to the community for a feast.
Exploring Scandinavia, a land of contrasts. A variety of wildlife is observed, including reindeer, wolverines, grebes and geese, which inhabit varied geographical areas: mountains, tundra and lush countryside.
A show about birds of prey includes footage of ospreys mating and catching an eight-pound salmon; European sea eagles (which have a wingspan of eight feet); and golden eagles (carrying prey weighing up to five pounds).