Season 1

A celebration of California’s wildlife and wild places, and their coexistence with the 40 million people who call it home. Famous for its beaches and Hollywood, California is also a wellspring of biodiversity. Bounded by mountains, deserts and the Pacific Ocean, here are iconic wild places like Yosemite National Park and Death Valley, as well as Baja California’s lesser-known wild beauty.

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Planet California

Close Encounters

A wild and spectacular cast of creatures on land and sea are ready for their close-up.

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Close Encounters

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Planet California

Rivers of Gold

A fascinating array of wildlife adjusts to a rapidly changing world, connected by rivers.

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Rivers of Gold