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.
The role color plays in the everyday existence of animals and man. Included: its usefulness in the animal kingdom as a camouflage for predators and prey; and its use by humans to attract attention, clothe themselves and decorate their surroundings.
The Rocky Mountains provide the setting for a study of the animals populating the area. They include trumpeter swans, pronghorns (which are found in a wildlife refuge near Yellowstone National Park), bison, moose, wapiti, grizzly bears and lemmings.
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.
The nomadic bushmen living in Africa's Kalahari desert are studied, including their unique appearance, culture and language (which utilizes clicking sounds); and their reliance on the sparse vegetation growing in the arid region for their survival.
In Yugoslavia's Plitzwitze National Park, the nature enthusiast can see dippers wading in water and diving to gather food from the river floors; rock doves attracting the predatory peregrines; fish otters; fast-flying hawk moths.
A study of Africa's inhabitants includes a look at the technologically primitive bushmen of the Kalahari desert, the Chamus living on the shores of Lake Baringo, the Dogon tribesmen (who are seen performing a dance wearing masks), the Zulus, the Kamba people and Masai warriors.
Marsupials, mammals that have an abdominal pouch, are seen in Australia. Among the most famous are kangaroos, koalas and opossums. The country also is the home of emus, anteaters, webbed-footed platypusses, scrub turkeys and lyrebirds.
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).