Continent: South America

Bolivia: The Altiplano

  Episode 1

Art journeys to one of the earth’s most extreme environments – the rugged and remote Altiplano. More lunar than earthly in appearance, Bolivia’s high plain is a land lost in time. The Altiplano’s dazzling dreamscapes include the world’s largest salt flat, an island of golden cactus, scarlet-tinted lakes, twin volcanoes and surreal skies.   Explore this episode »

Patagonia: Torres del Paine

  Episode 3

Torres del Paine National Park in the far southern Andes of Patagonia is remote and inaccessible. For adventurers it’s the ‘edge’ destination. Art’s images tell a story of nature at its wildest, of a place where jagged peaks scrape the sky, icebergs catch the light, guanacos watch for pumas and Andean condors rule the skies.  Explore this episode »

Peru: Manu

  Episode 7

It’s a place where clouds conceal rare birds, animals blend into the forest, predators hide in the shadows and native peoples are disappearing. Manu, in southern Peru, belongs to the largest area of protected rain forest in the Amazon. Art goes downriver and encounters spectacular birds, animals and peoples of the Amazon, who together are struggling to survive.  Explore this episode »

Patagonia: Mt. Fitz Roy

  Episode 9

Rugged Patagonia offers Himalayan-quality drama in a small package. Just above El Chalten, South America’s unofficial trekking capital, rises the jagged silhouette of Mt. Fitz Roy, revered in the world of mountaineering and photographed thousands of times. Art sets off in search of a different and unique view of the peak. En route, he treks through an ancient forest, fords an icy river, goes under a glacier and traverses one of the largest ice caps in the world.  Explore this episode »

Brazil: The Pantanal

  Episode 5

Located in the heart of South America, the Pantanal is the worlds 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. In episode five, Art Wolfe arrives just as the seasonal floods recede and discoverers both an ecological paradise and a vibrant cowboy culture.  Explore this episode »