Over 12 Hours Of Our Nation's Greatest Treasures!
In 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law our nation’s first National Park, Yellowstone. The purpose was to preserve the breathtaking scenery and the wildlife within the historic landscape. Since then, other significant pieces of land and sea have been designated as National Parks, in hopes to conserve the past and present glory of each unique ecosystem. Now you can journey through the ecology, geology and beauty of our amber plains, rugged mountain ranges and salty shores in this spectacular collection of majestic beauty - like you have never seen before!
The exquisite National Parks Exploration Series takes viewers on a guided tour across the most visited and significant parks in the United States. Discover the wonder and mystery of these parks and enjoy over 6 DVDs of breathtaking beauty and exciting exploration of our country's most fascinating destinations!
The National Parks featured in this fantastic collection include:
· The Grand Canyon: A Wonder of the Natural World
· Yellowstone: The World's First National Park
· Yosemite: The High Sierras
· Everglades: A Subtropical Paradise
· The Great Smoky Mountains: Crown Jewel of the Appalachians
· The Grand Canyon: A Wonder of the Natural World
· The Black Hills and The Badlands: Gateway to the West
· Glacier: Crown of the Continent
· Death Valley: Thriving Land of Extremes
· Acadia: The First National Park East of the Mississippi
· Voyageurs: Spirit of the Boundary Waters
Bonus DVD: National Parks: An Eagle’s View
The Great Smoky Mountains: Crown Jewel of the Appalachians
A park that today covers over 500,000 acres of breathtaking beauty: lush highland meadows, glorious waterfalls, pristine mountain streams, the highest mountain tops in the Appalachians - the largest stands of old-growth forest in the eastern United States.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park rests in the geographic province known as the Blue Ridge Mountains, named for their distinctive blue appearance when seen from a distance. Discover the mystery and wonder of the Blue Ridge Mountains through in-depth interviews with park rangers. Witness the richness and wonder in this vivid exploration of the Great Smoky Mountains as you soar over hundreds of acres of majestic beauty.
The Black Hills and The Badlands: Gateway to the West
Nestled in the heart of America’s Great Plains are the distinct landscapes of a sacred land that beckons the visitor to enter the nation's mysterious and glorious west. A land of soaring pinnacles, deep canyons, hidden caves, national monuments and countless wildlife sanctuaries. It is also the place of the inglorious death of famed gunslinger, Wild Bill Hickok and the most sacred spot for the Lakota Sioux.
Enjoy breathtaking aerial views and amazing tours with park rangers. Discover the wonder and awe of these contrasting spectacles of the West, one soaring, rich in forests and water and the other barren and deeply eroded, which are brought together by a shared geology and history. They are the Gateway to the Great American West. They are the Black Hills and the Badlands.
Everglades: A Subtropical Paradise
There is no place on the planet like the Everglades. This installment of the National Parks Exploration Series takes you to where two great biomes of life meet: the tropical and the temperate mid-latitude, which makes up much of the continental United States. Plants and animals from each coalesce in the Everglades to produce a sub-tropical tapestry of ecosystems that is unmatched anywhere in the world.
Discover the mystery and wonder of the Everglades firsthand as you enjoy breathtaking aerial views and amazing ground tours with the park rangers in a nature documentary you'll never forget. Spanning over 60 miles, the Everglades is the widest river in the world. (It has been described as a river of grass.) This wonderland of life is a subtropical paradise that mystifies the mind and nurtures the soul.
The Grand Canyon: A Wonder of the Natural World
There is no place like it on the planet! This installment of the National Parks Exploration Series takes you on a thrilling exploration that uncovers the geology of the Colorado Plateau and the forces that have shaped the incredible landscape of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views as you soar over hundreds of acres of awe-inspiring beauty.
Discover the mystery and wonder of the Grand Canyon first-hand through in-depth interviews with the park rangers and ground tours that take you through the park just as if you were there yourself. The Colorado Plateau spans more area than the states of New York, Illinois, Georgia and Virginia combined. Amidst all that landscape is one special gift for the human soul: The Grand Canyon.
Yellowstone: The World's First National Park
On March 1, 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed into existence the world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park. The 2.2 million acres of wilderness is the only complete mid-latitude ecosystem left on the planet. It’s the only remaining temperate ecosystem large enough to contain the entire collection of large predators and broad enough to contain their prey.
Yellowstone National Park is home to the world’s most amazing geysers and hot springs including Old Faithful and the largest volcano on the continent. Discover the mystery and wonder of Yellowstone through in-depth interviews with the park rangers. Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty through aerial and ground tours of the first national park, Yellowstone
Yosemite: The High Sierras
California's mountain range contains some of the most amazing wonders found on the planet. nowhere else is there a grander expression of jaw-dropping experiences.
The Sierra Nevada's mountain range contains some of the most amazing wonders found on the planet. Filled with such notable geographic features including Lake Tahoe, three National Parks, two National Monuments and seemingly endless wilderness areas, the Sierras are truly spectacular in every sense of the word. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views as you soar over its majesty. Discover the history and geology first-hand through in-depth interviews with the park rangers and ground tours that take you through the park. Rich in history and known as the place of the gold discovery, the home of modern mountain climbing and the birthplace of America's national parks system, this modern marvel is over 100 million years in the making. This is Yosemite country.
Death Valley: Thriving Land of Extremes
Rich in natural resources and pioneer history, Death Valley has become an icon of American integrity and strength. World-renowned for its extreme climate and adverse conditions, the park is a surprising hot spot for wildlife and natural beauty.
Death Valley National Park is an amazing capture of our exposed, complex and diverse continent. Witness the park's dramatic mountains, valleys, dunes and basins through Blu-ray hi-definition and discover why this vast desert is home to some of the most adaptable creatures in the world. From the magical bloom of desert wildflowers to the haunting stories and legends of outlaws and ghost towns, this captivating series explores the unique and adventurous world of Death Valley National Park.
Glacier: Crown of the Continent
Discover the allure and artistry of Mother Nature’s wilderness in this breathtaking exploration through Glacier National Park. Tucked away and hidden from view by snowcapped mountains and pristine forests lies the Rocky Mountain’s glass slipper.
Glacier National Park sits in one of the planet's three great mountain chains. The erosion by water and glaciers has sculpted the mountain range into dramatic valleys and peaks with a variety of unique and elegant features. This hiker’s paradise contains over 700 miles of trails which lead you through alpine meadows, rugged mountaintops, crystal lakes and majestic waterfalls creating an adventurous visit through nature's powerful past and present. Witness the gripping history and remarkable landscape of the Crown of the Continent through in-depth interviews and high definition imagery. Adventure awaits in Glacier National Park.
Acadia: The First National Park East of the Mississippi
Awed for its diverse landscapes, amidst the salty ocean shores and granite mountain tops of the Atlantic Coast, Acadia National Park can best be described as an American scenic treasure.
Declared the first National Park East of the Mississippi, Acadia’s towering landscapes are captured through in-depth interviews and high definition. Found off the rugged coastlines of Maine’s Atlantic seaboard and comprised of over 47,000 acres of islands, granite mountains, woodlands, lakes, ponds and ocean shorelines, the park is a haven to a diverse population of plant and animal life. Home to the highest point of the U.S. Atlantic coast, the Cadillac Mountain, with steep slopes and elegant features, is a majestic adventure through these remarkable landscapes. Discover the epic history and tranquil environment that is Acadia National Park…where the sea and mountains meet!
Voyageurs: Spirit of the Boundary Waters
Experience the indigenous spirit and beauty that nature holds in this magnificent journey through Voyageurs National Park. At the heart of the North American Continent lies a voyageur world of adventure and tranquility where interconnected water routes and boreal forests capture an untouched and stunning native land.
The Boundary Waters region stretches from Isle Royal in Lake Superior on the east, to Voyageurs National Park on the west, in between it contains the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness – the largest pristine wilderness in the lower 48 states. This historic heaven contains over 1000 icy, clear, blue lakes and over a million acres of pristine nature all unchanged since the last Ice Age. The sights and sounds of this unique Northern ecosystem immerse you into a world of freedom almost forgotten. This expedition through nature’s original water park paradise contains in-depth interviews and beautiful imagery that captures the spirit and beauty of Voyageurs National Park. A trip to one of the most untouched and stunning places in the U.S.
Disc 6 – BONUS DISC –
America’s National Parks: An Eagle’s View
Soar above the Majestic Sights of our Nation's Natural Beauty!
“It was here that the romance of my life began.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Prepare to take flight and explore America’s greatest treasures in this ‘birds-eye-view’ exploration through our historic National Parks. This breathtaking series journeys through the elegant and adventurous landscapes of our nation’s most colorful and sacred places.
Each one unique, dramatic and powerful, our National Parks reveal the true heart and character of our great continent. From the towering snowcapped mountains of Glacier to the small wildflowers of Yellowstone, the paradise of Mother Nature’s wilderness comes to you through hi-depth imagery. Witness the gripping history and majestic beauty of Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and many more through the unique perspective of – An Eagle’s View!