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Atlantic: A Year in the Wild

  • 2018
  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Nature

Summary

The Atlantic Ocean is vast, wild and unforgiving. Stretching from the Antarctic in the south to the Arctic in the north. Four films, each documenting a different season in and around the Atlantic, through the lives of the animals that live there. Every season brings new challenges. All must be resilient and adaptable if they're to survive a year in the wild Atlantic.

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Episode 4: Autumn

Summary

In the Atlantic's far north, autumn is the season of gales, cooling temperatures and driving rain. This is the season when the wildlife must make the final preparations for winter or migrate to warmer climes. For some autumn is also the season to battle for a mate

Review

It’s autumn in the Atlantic’s far north, so animals are preparing to face winter head on – or leave for warmer climes. The last film of the series shows how the cooler days kick-start the dramatic red deer rut in Scotland and encourage painted lady butterflies to begin their extraordinary migration, propelled by 30mph winds to Africa.

Further south, in the waters around the Azores, a family of sperm whales is bonding with a calf by nuzzling it and making clicking noises, while hundreds of rays gracefully glide in to feed on small fish at depths that would crush a submarine. It’s mesmerising.

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  • Summary

    In the Atlantic's far north, autumn is the season of gales, cooling temperatures and driving rain. This is the season when the wildlife must make the final preparations for winter or migrate to warmer climes. For some autumn is also the season to battle for a mate

    Review

    It’s autumn in the Atlantic’s far north, so animals are preparing to face winter head on – or leave for warmer climes. The last film of the series shows how the cooler days kick-start the dramatic red deer rut in Scotland and encourage painted lady butterflies to begin their extraordinary migration, propelled by 30mph winds to Africa.

    Further south, in the waters around the Azores, a family of sperm whales is bonding with a calf by nuzzling it and making clicking noises, while hundreds of rays gracefully glide in to feed on small fish at depths that would crush a submarine. It’s mesmerising.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Series producerDuncan Chard
    Executive producerEmily Dalton

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

Streaming

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