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Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge

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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.3 Antarctica and the Falkland Islands It is spring on the Antarctic Peninsula and the frozen wilderness is a veritable nursery for penguins, shore birds and seal pups. Art Wolfe crosses the infamous Drake Passage--the treacherous body of water south of Cape Horn to explore the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic coast--in search of wildlife and landscapes inherent to this pristine and unforgiving land.
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204 SU 04/06/14 08:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Brazil: The Pantanal Located in the heart of South America, the Pantanal is the world's largest wetland and home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. It's a unique place where human activity and wildlife coexist. Here Brazilian cowboys ride herd alongside toothy caimans, giant otters, capybaras, macaws and toucans. Art Wolfe arrives just as the seasonal floods have receded and discovers both an ecological paradise and a vibrant cowboy culture.
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205 WE 04/09/14 08:30am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Brazil: The Pantanal Located in the heart of South America, the Pantanal is the world's largest wetland and home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. It's a unique place where human activity and wildlife coexist. Here Brazilian cowboys ride herd alongside toothy caimans, giant otters, capybaras, macaws and toucans. Art Wolfe arrives just as the seasonal floods have receded and discovers both an ecological paradise and a vibrant cowboy culture.
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205 WE 04/09/14 02:30pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 West Africa: Togo and Benin West Africa is the birthplace of Voodoo; in Togo and Benin ancestors commingle with the living. Whether its vulture heads for sale at a fetish market or sacred bloodstained altars, Voodoo is always front and center. Art Wolfe visits villages known for their vibrant inhabitants and intense rituals--he discovers frenzied trances, powerful masked dances and an extraordinary fire-eating ceremony--all part of everyday life.
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206 SU 04/13/14 08:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 New Zealand New Zealand's extreme beauty is central to its identity. Here indigenous Maori people see themselves as guardians of the land. Art captures portraits of contemporary Maori artists who wear their stories on their faces in the form of sacred tattoos, and convey their sense of stewardship through their art. Then he heads off to the wild South Island to explore the natural history of this pristine and beautifully preserved island nation.
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207 WE 04/16/14 08:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 New Zealand New Zealand's extreme beauty is central to its identity. Here indigenous Maori people see themselves as guardians of the land. Art captures portraits of contemporary Maori artists who wear their stories on their faces in the form of sacred tattoos, and convey their sense of stewardship through their art. Then he heads off to the wild South Island to explore the natural history of this pristine and beautifully preserved island nation.
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207 WE 04/16/14 02:30pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Wild Asia: Nepal and India Beyond India and Nepal's crowded cities lie precious remnants of wild Asia where tigers, rhino and bear still roam. Art travels by elephant deep into Kipling country in search of the last of the planet's Bengal tigers. Here, through the lens of his camera, he captures images of mahouts handlers bound to the elephants they've cared for from childhood as they bathe and tend to their animals. In Nepal, Art encounters exotic wildlife including rare Asian rhinos, elusive sloth bears and primeval Gharial crocodiles.
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208 SU 04/20/14 08:30am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mexico: Baja Both an ocean oasis and isolated desert, the northern part of the narrow Baja peninsula is home to a surprising variety of plant and animal life. After a voyage on the Sea of Cortez in search of migrating gray whales, Art ventures inland through the unforgiving Catavina desert and discovers a photographer's playground of light and magical landscapes.
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209 WE 04/23/14 08:30am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mexico: Baja Both an ocean oasis and isolated desert, the northern part of the narrow Baja peninsula is home to a surprising variety of plant and animal life. After a voyage on the Sea of Cortez in search of migrating gray whales, Art ventures inland through the unforgiving Catavina desert and discovers a photographer's playground of light and magical landscapes.
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209 WE 04/23/14 02:30pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Kingdom of Bhutan Known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan has survived in isolation for more than a thousand years. As this enlightened Buddhist kingdom greets the 21st century, its greatest challenge is to preserve its soul. Art Wolfe finds a photographer's nirvana of mountainside monasteries, sacred festivals and chanting monks in an environmentally and spiritually progressive nation. (10 of 13)
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210 SU 04/27/14 08:30am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Making of Travels to the Edge Ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world with a renowned photographer? Art Wolfe and the Travels crew are followed as they venture through the remote kingdom of Bhutan and Nepal's lowland wilderness. They travel along a perilous drive over a high mountain pass; track unpredictable sloth bears; and keep pace with Art at a frenetic Buddhist festival. It is all in a day's work as the crew works to capture Art's quest for the perfect shots. (11 of 13)
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211 WE 04/30/14 08:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Making of Travels to the Edge Ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world with a renowned photographer? Art Wolfe and the Travels crew are followed as they venture through the remote kingdom of Bhutan and Nepal's lowland wilderness. They travel along a perilous drive over a high mountain pass; track unpredictable sloth bears; and keep pace with Art at a frenetic Buddhist festival. It is all in a day's work as the crew works to capture Art's quest for the perfect shots. (11 of 13)
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211 WE 04/30/14 02:30pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mexico: Baja Both an ocean oasis and isolated desert, the northern part of the narrow Baja peninsula is home to a surprising variety of plant and animal life. After a voyage on the Sea of Cortez in search of migrating gray whales, Art ventures inland through the unforgiving Catavina desert and discovers a photographer's playground of light and magical landscapes.
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209 SA 05/03/14 10:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mexico: Baja Both an ocean oasis and isolated desert, the northern part of the narrow Baja peninsula is home to a surprising variety of plant and animal life. After a voyage on the Sea of Cortez in search of migrating gray whales, Art ventures inland through the unforgiving Catavina desert and discovers a photographer's playground of light and magical landscapes.
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209 SA 05/03/14 10:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mongolia: Mountain to Steppe Known for its arid steppes, skilled nomadic horsemen and Genghis Khan, a visit to Mongolia feels like a trip back in time. At the annual Naadam Festival, contestants vie to be the victor in the centuries-old pursuits of wrestling, archery and horseracing. Art Wolfe pursues prehistoric wild horses as they roam the steppe; rides in the mountains with a Kazakh tribesman who hunts with golden eagles; and catches up with nomadic reindeer herders at their summer camp near the Siberian border.
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212 SU 05/04/14 08:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mexico: Baja Both an ocean oasis and isolated desert, the northern part of the narrow Baja peninsula is home to a surprising variety of plant and animal life. After a voyage on the Sea of Cortez in search of migrating gray whales, Art ventures inland through the unforgiving Catavina desert and discovers a photographer's playground of light and magical landscapes.
WEB LINK
209 SU 05/04/14 04:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Iceland: Earth, Air, Fire and Water A land of geysers, glaciers, volcanoes and rough-hewn coastlines: Nowhere else on Earth do the four elements collide in such dramatic fashion as in Iceland. Art captures dramatic expressions of the planet's geomorphology using composition, pattern and light to create a striking portrait of a volatile and dynamic landscape.
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213 WE 05/07/14 08:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Iceland: Earth, Air, Fire and Water A land of geysers, glaciers, volcanoes and rough-hewn coastlines: Nowhere else on Earth do the four elements collide in such dramatic fashion as in Iceland. Art captures dramatic expressions of the planet's geomorphology using composition, pattern and light to create a striking portrait of a volatile and dynamic landscape.
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213 WE 05/07/14 02:30pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST