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Season: 1
Year: 2010

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Born to Move

7 November 2010
Every day, millions of creatures are born into a life on the march, on the wing, on the run. They are migrants. Born to move. From the tiniest butterflies to the largest wildebeest, life itself hinges on these travelers' ability to get up and go. Born to Move spans the globe, revealing four of the most remarkable animal movements: Sperm Whales travelling over a million miles in a lifetime; Red Crabs overcoming horrific obstacles on a daily basis; Monarch Butterflies taking four generations to cross a continent; and Wildebeest, every year rising above the gaping jaws of ravenous crocodiles. National Geographics GREAT MIGRATIONS reveals these spectacular, surprising and inspiring stories in unprecedented fashion. This 3 year production, filmed around the globe with cutting-edge technology delivers gripping stories of birth, death, struggle and renewal. Truly the most moving stories on earth.

Alec Baldwin ... Himself - Narrator

Thomas Fritsch ... Narrator (voice)

Season 1, Episode 2: Need to Breed

7 November 2010
Every day, migrating creatures around the world wage incredible journeys; risking it all in pursuit of the one thing more precious than themselves: the creation and caretaking of their precious young - the next generation of global wanderers. From the rocky beaches of the Falkland Islands to the dense forests of Costa Rica and Australia to the desolate savannah of southern Sudan, countless animals now venture forth on timeless journeys, bent on their own survival -- and the survival of their species.

Alec Baldwin ... Himself - Narrator

Thomas Fritsch ... Narrator (voice)

Season 1, Episode 3: Science of Great Migrations

7 November 2010
Borne of suffering, desperation, and starvation, every migration is a death-defying journey, filled with countless obstacles. Science of Great Migrations will go behind breathtaking images of migration and show how scientists learn from and study these magnificent spectacles of nature. The iconic migration of wildebeest in the Serengeti; the 1,800 mile flight path of the monarch butterfly; the two-month pilgrimage of the southern elephant seal off Patagonia; and the perilous journey of African elephants in Mali together give scientists a look into this dangerous world of migration. Advances in scientific technology and data collection are revealing a new understanding of animal decision-making, swarm dynamics and the inner workings of a herd, flock or pod.

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator
Flavio Quintana ... Himself - Biologist
Rory Wilson ... Himself - Biologist
Marcela Urhart ... Herself - Wildlife Veterinarian
Chip Taylor ... Himself - Insect Ecologist
Martin Wikelski ... Himself - Biologist
John Fryxell ... Himself - Mathematical Ecologist
Jake Wall ... Himself - Biologist
Iain Douglas-Hamilton ... Himself - Biologist, Save The Elephants
David Daballen ... Himself - Researcher, Save The Elephants

Season 1, Episode 4: Feast or Famine

14 November 2010
Every migration is an epic journey, driven in large part by hunger. Every day, trillions of creatures are moving in search of greener pastures. From microscopic plankton to rare desert elephants; from predatory bald eagles to luminous jellyfish; from ravenous Great White Sharks to lightning quick peregrine falcons; our planet is on the move. Countless creatures on timeless journeys, moving in numbers, surviving as one.

Alec Baldwin ... Himself - Narrator

Season 1, Episode 5: Race to Survive

14 November 2010
Migrations are ticking clocks: every day, countless animals must move or die, driven by changing seasons, and a changing climate; they are racing to reach their destination, before it's too late, to breed, feed or simply stay alive. From the ever changing Arctic ice floes to the salt pans of Botswana, trillions of creatures are compelled to journey - for the sake of their own survival and their legacy. But for animals ranging from walruses to whale sharks, zebras to orangutans, pronghorn to plankton -- every day is a race against time.

Alec Baldwin ... Himself - Narrator

Season 1, Episode 6: Behind the Scenes

14 November 2010
Starting in 2007, National Geographic crews dispersed all over the planet to film the most amazing and unique animal migration stories ever told. Over the 2 years, the crew spent 350 hours in trees, 500 hours in blinds and 400 hours underwater. This behind-the-scenes story takes you to the depths of the sea and the far corners of the earth as you experience the dangers, difficulties and adventures of a National Geographic Cameraman.
James Byrne ... Himself - Narrator
Mike Shepard ... Himself
Eric Berkenpas ... Himself
Andy Casagrande ... Himself
Robert Poole ... Himself (as Bob Poole)
El Mehdi Doumbia ... Himself
Neil Rettig ... Himself
John Benam ... Himself
Justine Evans ... Herself
Andrew Shillabeer ... Himself (as Andy Shillabeer)
Adam Ravetch ... Himself
Johnny Friday ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 7: Rhythm of Life

20 November 2010
Great Migrations: Rhythm of Life is an unprecedented National Geographic Film. This film is a unique presentation of the very best footage and spectacular orchestral score of NatGeo's Great Migrations Television Event. The film brings together images from around the world, filmed over 3 years, resulting in a completely unique, narration-free, musical journey around the world. Great Migrations: Rhythm of Life is a breathtaking ride on the tailwinds of billions of creatures marching, swimming and flying across the planet on death-defying journeys.

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