In this vibrant and engaging documentary, professional wildlife photographer Todd Gustafson brings viewers to eye level with the world’s most dramatic wildlife. Through Todd’s lens, we explore the human condition in nature and the life imperatives we have in common with the natural world.

Where to Watch

To the Ends of the Earth: The Natural World – Pushing Boundaries premieres Monday January 4, 2021 at 10 p.m. on CPTV. At that time it will also be available to view on-demand on this page, on video.cptv.org, as well as additional CPTV and PBS streaming platforms.

More About the Program

Jane Goodall, narrator of the program, explains: “Through Todd’s lens we see a vanishing natural world. We can see a world we have the power to protect. Collectively these photographs explore different aspects of the animals’ behavior, a visual commentary on what it means to be born free into the last wild places. And think how these wild creatures have so much in common with each other – and with us.”

The program illustrates what it means to be a storyteller through photographic imagery. It celebrates each species’ individualism while connecting the human race with the natural world, as well as learning from a professional photographer what it takes to capture these moments in order to deliver a more impactful message to viewers.

More About the To the Ends of the Earth Series

To the Ends of the Earth started as a gallery, then a limited edition three-book set, and finally a series of hour-long documentaries for public television, complete with soaring orchestral score. The stunning photographs and HD video illustrate what humanity and the natural world have in common, pushing boundaries – those things that forever bind our fates together. 

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To the Ends of the Earth: The Natural World – Pushing Boundaries is presented by Connecticut Public Television and distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT).

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