Have you seen the Planet Earth series? It is AMAZING! If you're at all interested in animals, wildlife, geography, nature, or simply love learning about other parts of our world, then definitely rent these DVD's!
According to The Discovery Channel, "More than five years in the making, PLANET EARTH redefines blue-chip natural history filmmaking and continues the Discovery Channel mission to provide the highest quality programming in the world. The 11-part series will amaze viewers with never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time, and unprecedented high-definition production techniques." The 5-DVD set includes chapters such as: Pole to Pole, mountains, deep ocean, ice worlds, jungles, and forests.
Now just a warning - this footage is real and RAW, so there are definitely some sad moments in observing the "circle of life". And as an animal lover it can be sad to see the reality of our world....but the amazing insight and the true beauty and awe of this series still has me hooked. Check it out!
One creature that I was so mesmerized by in the segment I watched last night is called the African Flat Lizard - it is rainbow colored! Sooo cool. I think I was a naturalist or a biologist in a previous life. :)