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Patagonia is a landscape without definable borders, stretching across Chile and Argentina, running from 39 degrees to 56 degrees south of the equator.

This series explores the unfamiliar, haunted quality of Patagonia: a world of weird animals and strange landscapes, huge mountain ranges and windswept plains. It reveals how life survives and flourishes in these environments, from the ducklings who must fling themselves into glacial melt waters on the first day of life to the condors who must master the wild winds to the flamingos who seek out oases where the wind has made the water just salty enough to support the shrimps they rely on.

It also discovers how humans interact with this wild environment. Gauchos, Patagonia’s cowboys, rely on a strong relationship with their horses to sustain their livelihood, while in a modern twist, state-of-the-art wind farms are harnessing the power of these windswept plains. And on the coast – a ferocious meeting point for the Pacific, Atlantic and Antarctic oceans – divers pick scallops by hand.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Monday February 17 at 7:20pm

Fire And Ice

Episode 1 | Series 1

Patagonia invites you into a rarely seen South American wilderness, to discover the secret lives of pumas and hummingbirds, soar with condors and explore monkey puzzle forests from…

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday February 18 at 2:55am

Fire And Ice

Episode 1 | Series 1

Patagonia invites you into a rarely seen South American wilderness, to discover the secret lives of pumas and hummingbirds, soar with condors and explore monkey puzzle forests from…

Episode 2, Series 1

Monday February 24 at 7:20pm

Heat And Dust

Episode 2 | Series 1

From the Andes peaks, we follow the path of the relentless wind, sweeping east through Patagonia's dry desert. Discover the weird world of giant guinea pigs and desert-dwelling penguins…

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday February 25 at 3:05am

Heat And Dust

Episode 2 | Series 1

From the Andes peaks, we follow the path of the relentless wind, sweeping east through Patagonia's dry desert. Discover the weird world of giant guinea pigs and desert-dwelling penguins…

Episode 3, Series 1

Monday March 2 at 7:20pm

Life On The Edge

Episode 3 | Series 1

From the cold, fearsome waters of Cape Horn, where brave rockhopper penguins overcome huge challenges to raise their young, to the far north, with huge elephant seals battling for…

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday March 3 at 2:30am

Life On The Edge

Episode 3 | Series 1

From the cold, fearsome waters of Cape Horn, where brave rockhopper penguins overcome huge challenges to raise their young, to the far north, with huge elephant seals battling for…

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