For many of us, "North America" is our home. We live in this extraordinary continent each and every day, but have we ever truly experienced first-hand the wide scope of incredible dangers challenging our diverse and tenacious continent? If you think you know "North America" , you can think again. In this unforgettable television event, Discovery Channel turns the lens toward its homeland and captures a land where life collides with hostile, untamed wilderness in the most diverse, deadly environment on Earth. From the network behind PLANET EARTH, LIFE, FROZEN PLANET and AFRICA, the breathtaking, seven-part series "North America" begins its journey Sunday, May 19 at 9PM ET/PT and runs through Sunday, June 16.
Traveling the continent for more than three years from the sub-zero Canadian tundra to the tropical rainforests of Panama, Discovery's first, independently-produced natural history landmark series, "NORTH AMERICA", reveals that "survival of the fittest" is truly the law here amid threatening terrain and ferocious weather. "Discovery Channel sets the pace when it comes to natural history programming", said Eileen O'Neill, Group President of Discovery and TLC Networks, "For this series it made sense to explore the continent many of us call ‘home'. I'm excited to include "NORTH AMERICA" in the ranks of Discovery's epic natural history programming."
You will never look at your backyard the same way again as we discover a hidden world where life -- ranging from the familiar to the exotic -- battles deep freezes, deadly fires and explosive super storms. Discovery's determined production crew journeyed the span of "North America" including the frigid Yukon Territory, the lush forests of Belize, the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, the barren deserts of the American Southwest and more. They spent 2,830 days on location on 250 separate expeditions, and utilized eleven different types of cameras to shoot more than 850 hours of footage. State of the art equipment including ultra-high-speed cameras, night viewing devices, and a one-of-a-kind submarine camera allowed the crew to capture behaviors never seen before on television. Time-lapses shot in HDR transformed the continent's most severe weather events into truly mind-blowing imagery. (Source: Discovery Channel)