Born from volcanic fire 25 million years ago, the Andes are the longest mountain chain on the planet. Pushed upwards by huge tectonic forces, they continue to rise, creating new landscapes and new habitats for a diverse variety of creatures. Explore the mountains’ extremes and celebrate the animals that call it home on a 4,000-mile journey along the western edge of South America, from icy Southern Patagonia to the oxygen-deprived Altiplano plateau to the northern tropical Andes.
Part 1: Patagonia Untamed
See how life adapts to explosive change in the untamed Patagonian Andes.
Part 2: Extreme Survival
Meet the exceptional animals that have adapted to survive in the difficult conditions of the Andes’ Altiplano plateau.
Part 3: Life in the Clouds
An in-depth look at the northern Andes’ active volcanoes, cloud forests, and wildly diverse collection of creatures.