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on 14 August 2012
Having eagerly devoured the 'Lost Land' programmes, I can honestly say that this is just as good, and in some ways perhaps even better.

Exploring nature's unfamiliar and, at times, scary nocturnal world, a team of scientists and film-makers travel the length of Central and South America to showcase some of the weird and wonderful creatures that emerge after dark.

Use of thermal imaging and the like does not always make for the most engaging wildlife programming, and for this reason I wasn't quite sure what to expect. However, the programme-makers seem to have been quite conscious of this, and the use of any such technology is amply balanced by more conventional filming methods, resulting in an edge-of-your-seat journey to rival anything featured in the 'Lost Land' series.

Set against the backdrop of South America's stunning natural landscapes - including the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia - and featuring some quite remarkable footage, series highlights include a death-defying close encounter with a jaguar, some beautiful images of owl monkeys, and a wonderfully intimate window into the secret world of the puma.

My only gripe, though admittedly a microscopic one, is that this time there was no Steve Backshall, and although it wasn't quite the same without him scaling a cliff-face, dangling from a rope or doing battle with rapids, perhaps even Steve would struggle to steal the show when there are jaguars and pumas involved!
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on 28 August 2012
It's a decent wildlife documentary with lots of cutting-edge technology - excellent infrared and nighttime cameras. Some amazing footage -- spiders pouncing, pumas hunting in the dark. Unfortunately, the show is saturated with unprofessional and sensationalist melodrama that consistently rings false -- "Oh my god! What IS that? It's coming to get me!"

The presenters are likeable, but just not credible. They've been over-directed and it all ends up a bit silly. If I had known better, I'd have waited for it to repeat on TV and saved my money.
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on 12 November 2013
Brilliant series (sadly too short !) but the use of the new generation IR and low light cameras is amazing at showing natural nocturnal behaviour. I like george mcgavin so any programme with him in is always a safe bet !
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on 7 August 2014
Good family watching, very interesting to see all the nightime creatures
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on 1 September 2014
no problems would recommend excellent buy
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on 1 December 2015
another classic with quick delivery
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on 6 January 2017
excellent
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on 12 May 2014
This DVD was excellent value, well documented and filmed, very enjoyable. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in wild life
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on 9 February 2014
Not jam-packed with lifeforms as expected, this another BBC produced three-toed slothlike oogler for the layman as he gets home from work.
This is easy viewing, but does not make you leap out of your seat for another cup of tea.
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on 17 August 2015
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