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This three-part series takes a look at locations that feature some of the most spectacular seasonal changes in the world. `Earth's Greatest Spectacles', narrated by actor Domhnall Gleeson, showcases the yearly transformations, in addition to exploring the processes that cause the changes to occur and showing how the local wildlife adapt to the changing conditions. Each episode highlights a different location - the Svalbard Islands in the Arctic Ocean, which is home to thousands of polar bears; Botswana's Okavango Delta, which is produced by seasonal flooding; and American region New England, home of some of the most incredible colour changes on Earth as leaves turn from green to various shades of gold and red each autumn.

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The Okavango Delta is a lush wetland of islands and lagoons in the middle of the vast, featureless Kalahari Desert.
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Svalbard in the Arctic spends many months of the year in complete darkness, an unrelenting frozen winter with temperatures down to 40 below Celsius.
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New England is the stage for the most incredible color change on earth, when the vivid greens of summer give way to the golds and reds of autumn.
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Svalbard in the Arctic spends many months of the year in complete darkness, an unrelenting frozen winter with temperatures down to 40 below Celsius.

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