The true testament of how well your High Definition TV screen will look can be found by playing a nature video and I can honestly say, not just any nature video. We recently purchased Disney’s Earth on Bluray and were pleased with the quality and impressed with out TV. We were never able to experience the HD experience except with our own home movies and the lighting was never good enough to see it. Then a few weeks later, Warner Brothers sent me a review copy of Yellowstone. WOW.
America’s first National Park, Yellowstone, is one of the most spectacular wildernesses on Earth and home to some of the richest wildlife beyond the plains of Africa. Yellowstone: Battle for Life reveals the beauty and struggles of this amazing natural treasure. A must-own documentary for nature enthusiasts everywhere, the release contains three hour-long episodes that encompass nearly an entire year at Yellowstone National Park, as well as 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes special features.
The DVD is broken up into three episodes, which are the three seasons that Yellowstone has. I learned that there really is no fall because the winter is so long and hard. Spring is barely existent as well but it is when all of the animals are able to procreate. My husband and I were glued to the TV while we watched in amazement how colorful Yellowstone really is. It’s hard to believe that something that beautiful exists in the United States. I learned a lot of historical information and was never bored.
Winter: The Wolf’s Story
The Druid Peak wolves are adept hunters in the depths of harsh Yellowstone winters, proving agile enough to defeat a fully-grown buffalo. However, with spring approaches crisis for this group as rival wolf packs and hungry bears emerging from hibernation jeopardize their survival.
Spring: The Grizzly Bear’s Story
As the new life of spring emerges so does the grizzly bear mother with her cubs. She is on the prowl to find nourishment to feed her growing family, but she must compete for their survival with packs of wolves and coyotes as well as the ever-looming bald eagles.
Summer: The Great Herd’s Story
Experience the splendor as herds of buffalo, elk and moose gather by the thousands across the plains of Yellowstone. BBC reveals the intensity of the fighting between bulls that is often so brutal it ends in severe injury and even death, as Yellowstone’s inhabitants prepare for the return to winter once again.