NATURE presents “Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas”
The majestic Rio Grande River cuts deep canyons between the United States and Mexico, creating staggering landscapes in one of the largest protected areas of its kind in North America.
The most remote corner of this infamous borderland is Big Bend National Park — a vast, unspoiled wonderland of serene beauty and home to some of America’s most glorious wildlife. This is true frontier land, where horizons never end and stars blaze as they have for eons. In a journey narrated by Thomas Haden Church, uncover Western dramas as told by the animals themselves. Witness Black Bears as they re-settle these western peaks after facing a near-regional extinction, and see the extraordinary Pallid Bat stalking its insect prey on the desert floor.
Marvel as the smallest owl in the world hunts food for its chicks, and catch a glimpse of the first-ever footage of Anna’s Hummingbirds nesting in Big Bend.
To discuss the new episode coming to PBS on Wednesday, February 10, Skip Hobbie(cinematographer), John Murray (director and producer) joined Fred Kaufman (series executive producer).