Cosmos Global Documentaries PARADISE ON EARTH Episode 1
The vast untouched grassy plains of the unique Massai Mara extend far beyond the horizon and seem to go on forever in what is the most important Nature Reserve in Kenya.
An estimated 1.4 million wildebeest inhabit the picturesque mosaic of small hills and forests that line the riverbanks and huge grass covered plains of the Massai Mara which is one of the most animal-rich regions in the world. More than half a million gazelle roam the magnificent plains of the savannah and herds of zebra are also to be found in great numbers, a sight that conjures up Africa, safaris and exotic wildlife.
For many years, Monument Valley and its distinctive mesas in the northern region of Arizona have become one of the most famous natural landmarks in the U.S.A. This glowing landscape owed its initial fame to the American film industry as numerous classic westerns have been filmed amid its striking scenery. The stunning beauty of the area’s spectacular rock needles and towers is a truly remarkable sight.
Even though the province of Yunnan, in the southwest of China, is one of the country’s poorest regions, the Stone Forest Of Shilin is one of the country’s most beautiful natural treasures. The bizarre rock formations rise up 30 meters into the sky and create numerous fascinating images. The Chinese created some extremely descriptive names for the various rocky areas of Yunnan Shilin, ‘The Cluster of Pinnacles That Supports the Sky’, being one of many colorful names given to the pinnacles.
Along the geothermal zone of the Hvítá River, around 80 kilometres from Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik, the great Strokkur Geyser located in the southwestern section of the island attracts much interest. With its sparse and unique landscape, Iceland has managed to retain its fascinating natural splendor right up to the present day. And its remarkable geysers are one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomena.