The WORST episodes of Nature
Every episode of Nature ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Nature!
Transport viewers to faraway places ranging from the steamy plains of Africa to the splendors of cold Antarctica. The main focus is on animals and ecosystems around the world.
#1 - The Elephant Challenge
Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/8/1988
A growing African population threatens elephant survival by farming its foraging land and hunting the beast for ivory.
#2 - Masked Monkeys
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/24/1987
Echoing hoots and trills, bandit masks, feathered tufts and orange noses distinguish African forest monkeys called quenons.
#4 - Hawaii: Islands of the Fire Goddess
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/14/1988
A Hawaiian island evolves from underwater volcano to snow-capped mountain and finally to coral atoll.
#5 - Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari: The Search for the Jewel (1)
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/21/1988
The first of a three-part survey of "Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari" describes how earthquakes diverted the Okavango River into Botswana's Kalahari Desert. Observed: elephants, zebras, buffaloes, vultures, ostriches, bush babies and bat-eared foxes.
#6 - Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari: The Living Jewel (2)
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/28/1988
Creatures of the air, trees and water brave the five-month floods through the Okavango delta. Part 2 of "Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari," observes African skimmers, lily trotters, baboons, dwarf mouth-breeders, tiger fish and catfishlike squeakers.
#7 - Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari: A New Challenge (3)
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/6/1988
People of Botswana must balance wildlife protection with preservation of their precious water source.
#9 - Miracle of the Scarlet Salmon
Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/27/1988
After two years in the Pacific, the sockeye salmon battles rapids returning to its birthplace to spawn.
#10 - Cowboys, Caimans and Capybaras
Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/24/1988
Ranchers and scientists practice conservationism in Venezuelan and Colombian grasslands to protect native animals.
#11 - Tom's River: Reflections of a River Keeper
Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/1/1988
Naturalist Tom Williams studies England's Avon River and the fish and fowl it supports.
#13 - The Coral Triangle
Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 6/12/1988
An exploration of the coral reefs of the Malay Triangle made up of the Philippines, Malaysia and New Guinea.
#14 - Bonebreakers' Mountain
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/9/1988
An exploration of the Spanish Pyrenees mountains and the bearded "bonebreaker" vulture that lives in this harsh environment.
#15 - Extremadura: Spain's Forgotten Forest
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/16/1988
Explores Spain's Extremadura, an oak forest and wilderness plain, home to griffin vultures, imperial eagles, genets and other animals native to Africa.
#16 - Peacock's War
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/30/1988
Former Vietnam medic Doug Peacock lives as a firewatcher and conservationist in Montana's Glacier National Park.
#17 - Nature of Australia - End of Isolation
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/18/1988
Modern Australians want to recapture the Aborigines ability to live harmoniously with indigenous plants and animals.
#18 - Night Hunters
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/8/1989
The different types of owls and the characteristics which make them ideal birds of prey.
#19 - Beyond Timbuktu
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/5/1989
Wildlife artist Bruce Pearson sketches the various bird species found in the arid lands of Western Africa's Mali, through which the River Niger flows.
#20 - Under the Emerald Sea
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/19/1989
Explores the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Vancouver, B.C.
#21 - Wild Waterfalls
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/26/1989
Explores the variety of local environments found around waterfalls in Africa, South and North America.
#22 - The Forgotten Garden
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/26/1987
What happens when a finely maintained garden is abandoned.
#23 - Leopard: A Darkness in the Grass
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/14/1986
The activities of an elusive female leopard are traced over a two-day period on the hot plains of Africa.
#24 - The Elephant Challenge
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/18/1987
A look at the survival of the African elephants, as ivory and foraging land became more valuable.
#25 - Ichkeul: Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/8/1987
A freshwater lake in Tunisia that turns salty every summer.