Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears
This brand-new seven half collection sees famend bushcraft professional Ray Mears delving additional into the outback. Ray travels throughout Australia to find how the wildlife and other people thrive and adapt in among the planet’s final nice areas of wilderness.
Half 1: Ningaloo Coast
In episode one, Ray heads west to dive on Ningaloo reef. That is the longest fringing coral reef on the earth, and is seen from outer area. And the reef isn’t the one large in these waters. Ray has a pleasant encounter with an enormous whale shark, the world’s greatest fish. Not as massive although as a megalodon – an historic shark the scale of two double-decker buses, whose fossilized tooth Ray finds within the cliffs close to the reef.
Half 2: Kakadu Wetlands
Ray travels by boat and truck via the wetland wilderness of Kakadu, in Australia’s Northern Territory, to fulfill an aboriginal clan who farm this land by fireplace. Kakadu is a 20,000 sq. kilometre Phrase Heritage Website, and it’s considered one of Ray’s favorite locations. He travels in a flat-bottomed boat up the Yellow Water billabong and sees a masked plover chase off a white bellied fish eagle.
Half three: Nitmiluk Gorge
Ray begins his journey in a helicopter over the huge space of Nitmiluk nationwide park in Northern Australia. Beneath him he sees a stony wilderness, twice the scale of London, created earlier than dinosaurs roamed the earth. He then travels on foot, following waterholes via this completely uninhabited land. This path leads him to a dry forest, the place parrots and cockatoos abound.
Half four: Kangaroo Island
Ray travels the size of Kangaroo Island, off Australia’s South Coast, described because the “wild jewel” within the continent’s crown. When the early explorers got here to the island they discovered a land teeming with kangaroos and different species with no predators to hurt them. Ray units out to find simply how a lot of this unique paradise is left. First he comes throughout a sooty kangaroo, which is exclusive to Kangaroo Island, after which meets Paul Stanton, who has been farming on the island for 30 years. Ray learns how Paul lives in concord along with his kangaroo neighbours.
Half 5: Dampier Peninsula
Ray is up at dawn on the rugged Dampier peninsula in North West Australia. He’s right here to see a novel phenomenon – the unbelievable excessive tides that change as a lot as 12 metres between excessive and low. He desires to seek out out simply how a lot these wild tides form the lives of the animals and other people right here. Ray explores the tough and closely indented shoreline of Dampier – if it was straightened out, it might stretch half manner around the world!
Half 6: Flinders Ranges
It’s morning within the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, the continent’s largest vary of mountains. Ray is travelling via the arid grassland of the foothills to succeed in the highest of one of many ridges. Alongside the way in which, he’ll meet a few of Australia’s most iconic animals. A lot of the vary is grazed, and Ray meets farmer Tony Smith and his head shepherd Norton Warnest. Tony is the fourth technology of farmers right here, and Ray learns about their lifestyle, and the challenges of sheep farming right here.
Half 7: Walpole Forest
Ray follows the Frankland River into the center of Walpole Forest – ۲ hundred sq. kilometres of wooded wilderness in Western Australia. The forest is 65 million years outdated, and has all the time supplied meals and shelter for aboriginal folks. Ray is looking for out large timber, and the creatures that stay amongst them.