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National Geographic Channel turns its state-of-the-art cameras on America for a close-up of its national parks. More than three years in the making, the eight-part series goes beyond the homegrown beauty to allow viewers to witness moments full of drama, watch stories of life and death, and discover hidden gems in high-tech ways heretofore never presented on TV. Each hourlong episode features one park, from the geysers of Yellowstone and the hot desert of Saguaro to the sprawling Smoky Mountains and world-famous Grand Canyon.

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The Saguaro National Park is a diverse habitat between heaven and hell with more species than any other desert in North America.
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Meeting the Gila monster, a feisty resident of the Grand Canyon.
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A wilderness jewel of vast forests and yawning valleys, Yellowstone is home to large bison herds, wolf packs, and generations of grizzly bears.
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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts vast forests, lush meadows and a kaleidoscope of vibrant and mystical autumnal colors.
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Sculpted by nature over millions of years, the Grand Canyon may be America's best-known natural wonder, but few have seen beyond its north side.
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Visiting one of America's newest National Parks, the Saguaro Desert in Arizona.
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The Olympic peninsula is home to one of North America's most diverse parks.
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The landscape and animals inside Yosemite National Park.
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The Everlands are home to thousands of species, a puzzle of different habitats all contributing to a remarkable biodiversity.
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The Gate of the Arctic national park in Northern Alaska is one of the last untamed places on Earth.
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Yosemite National Park is home to coyotes, black bears, blackbacked woodpeckers and great gray owls.
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Bears, moose, wolves live in an endless wilderness in The "Gates of the Arctic" national park in the North of Alaska.
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With over 9 million visitors each year, the Great Smoky Mountains offer the best of nature's beauty.
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Out of the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean and teaming with wildlife rises the Olympic peninsula.
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In this updated episode, get a closer look at an apex predator that's endangering the park.
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Few places are as special as Yellowstone National Park. A wilderness jewel that is home to animals like Pygmy Owls and black bears.
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National Geographic Channel turns its state-of-the-art cameras on America for a close-up of its national parks. More than three years in the making, the eight-part series goes beyond the homegrown beauty to allow viewers to witness moments full of drama, watch stories of life and death, and discover hidden gems in high-tech ways heretofore never presented on TV. Each hourlong episode features one park, from the geysers of Yellowstone and the hot desert of Saguaro to the sprawling Smoky Mountains and world-famous Grand Canyon.
aired 113 days ago
National Geographic Channel turns its state-of-the-art cameras on America for a close-up of its national parks. More than three years in the making, the eight-part series goes beyond the homegrown beauty to allow viewers to witness moments full of drama, watch stories of life and death, and discover hidden gems in high-tech ways heretofore never presented on TV. Each hourlong episode features one park, from the geysers of Yellowstone and the hot desert of Saguaro to the sprawling Smoky Mountains and world-famous Grand Canyon.
aired 114 days ago
National Geographic Channel turns its state-of-the-art cameras on America for a close-up of its national parks. More than three years in the making, the eight-part series goes beyond the homegrown beauty to allow viewers to witness moments full of drama, watch stories of life and death, and discover hidden gems in high-tech ways heretofore never presented on TV. Each hourlong episode features one park, from the geysers of Yellowstone and the hot desert of Saguaro to the sprawling Smoky Mountains and world-famous Grand Canyon.
aired 114 days ago
National Geographic Channel turns its state-of-the-art cameras on America for a close-up of its national parks. More than three years in the making, the eight-part series goes beyond the homegrown beauty to allow viewers to witness moments full of drama, watch stories of life and death, and discover hidden gems in high-tech ways heretofore never presented on TV. Each hourlong episode features one park, from the geysers of Yellowstone and the hot desert of Saguaro to the sprawling Smoky Mountains and world-famous Grand Canyon.
aired 114 days ago
National Geographic Channel turns its state-of-the-art cameras on America for a close-up of its national parks. More than three years in the making, the eight-part series goes beyond the homegrown beauty to allow viewers to witness moments full of drama, watch stories of life and death, and discover hidden gems in high-tech ways heretofore never presented on TV. Each hourlong episode features one park, from the geysers of Yellowstone and the hot desert of Saguaro to the sprawling Smoky Mountains and world-famous Grand Canyon.

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