The BEST Episodes of Tales By Light

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 2, 2020

Network: Network Ten

Behind every powerful image is a powerful story. Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales By Light follows photographers from Australia and around the world as they push the limits of their craft. Told from the eye of the storyteller, follow these extraordinary artists as they work to capture the perfect image and show us our world in a new light.

Sacred nature: part 2

#1 - Sacred nature: part 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 25, 2016

For years, award winning wildlife photographers Jonathan & Angela Scott have travelled the world, always returning home to Kenya. There they introduced the world to the big cats of the Maasai Mara and now they are part of its fight for survival.

star 8.68
19 votes
Submerged

#2 - Submerged

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 24, 2015

In Papua New Guinea, marine photographer Darren Jew is chasing a photo that has eluded him for years - the submerged wreck of a WWII Bi-Plane.

star 8.26
57 votes
Children in Need Part 1

#3 - Children in Need Part 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 28, 2018

Photographer Simon Lister and Orlando Bloom document at-risk children for UNICEF. They head to Bangladesh where they document impoverished children in challenging conditions.

star 8.25
16 votes
Himalaya

#4 - Himalaya

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 21, 2015

Leading landscape photographer Peter Eastway follows in the footsteps of Frank Hurley - the pioneering Australian photographer on Shackleton's expedition to the south a century ago - to capture the wilderness and wildlife of Antarctica and South Georgia.

star 8.16
31 votes
Life and death: part 1

#5 - Life and death: part 1

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 2016

A celebrated war photographer, Stephen Dupont has captured images in some of the world’s most dangerous regions. Unfortunately this has left him questioning the way he now views life & death and has him seeking a new perspective.

star 8.00
3 votes
Life and death: part 2

#6 - Life and death: part 2

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2016

A celebrated war photographer, Stephen Dupont has captured images in some of the world’s most dangerous regions. Unfortunately this has left him questioning the way he now views life & death and has him seeking a new perspective.

star 8.00
3 votes
Sacred nature: part 1

#7 - Sacred nature: part 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 25, 2016

For years, award winning wildlife photographers Jonathan & Angela Scott have travelled the world, always returning home to Kenya. There they introduced the world to the big cats of the Maasai Mara and now they are part of its fight for survival.

star 7.96
25 votes
Children in Need Part 2

#8 - Children in Need Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 28, 2018

Simon and Orlando visit an improvised school that educates Bangladesh's underprivileged.

star 7.93
15 votes
Panorama

#9 - Panorama

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 28, 2015

Masterful travel photographer Richard l'Anson captures an important religious festival in the Himalayas, followed by a visit to the Tigers of Bandhavgarh and the exuberant Festival of Holi in India.

star 7.89
28 votes
Misunderstood predictors: part 1

#10 - Misunderstood predictors: part 1

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 1, 2016

Over the years Eric Cheng has dived with the planet’s most magnificent creatures. Now he is determined to use his photography to tell the true story of the most misrepresented and demonised species of all – sharks.

star 7.81
21 votes
Wild

#11 - Wild

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 14, 2015

Legendary nature and cultural photographer Art Wolfe captures the great brown bear with the stunning backdrop of Alaska's mountains and glaciers, immigrating wildebeests in the plains East Africa, and the hard-to-find gorillas of Uganda.

star 7.79
34 votes
Misunderstood predictors: part 2

#12 - Misunderstood predictors: part 2

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 1, 2016

Over the years Eric Cheng has dived with the planet’s most magnificent creatures. Now he is determined to use his photography to tell the true story of the most misrepresented and demonised species of all – sharks.

star 7.67
3 votes
Tribes

#13 - Tribes

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 31, 2015

Legendary nature and cultural photographer Art Wolfe captures the famous mud men and the Huli people in Papua New Guinea, and works on his human canvas project with the Surma people of Ethiopia.

star 7.55
44 votes
Adrenaline

#14 - Adrenaline

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 7, 2015

Prominent adventure sports photographer Krystle Wright captures the immersive world of free-diving in Vanuatu, athletes who appear to walk on air in the canyons of Colorado, and powered para-gliders on the flooded salt pans of Utah.

star 7.44
36 votes
Preserving Indigenous Culture Part 1

#15 - Preserving Indigenous Culture Part 1

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 9, 2018

Dylan River showcases his family's filmmaking tradition in the outback of Australia. He focuses his work on the Aboriginal native art which adorns the rock faces in the area.

star 7.33
3 votes
Preserving Indigenous Culture Part 2

#16 - Preserving Indigenous Culture Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 9, 2018

Dylan takes a trip into Arnhem Land, where he engages in a special ritual. He films the unique customs and tribal lifestyle of the Yolngu.

star 7.33
3 votes
Paradise in Peril Part 2

#17 - Paradise in Peril Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 2, 2018

Underwater photographer Shawn Heinrichs attempts to record the beauty of underwater life. Threatened by environmental changes, this marine diversity is captured in a beautiful series of images.

star 7.25
4 votes
Paradise in Peril Part 1

#18 - Paradise in Peril Part 1

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 2, 2018

Underwater photographer Shawn Heinrichs attempts to record the beauty of underwater life. Threatened by environmental changes, this marine diversity is captured in a beautiful series of images.

star 7.13
16 votes