In an en­chant­ing new doc­u­men­tary se­ries, we meet the ex­tra­or­di­nary crea­tures that in­habit the vast and an­cient con­ti­nent of Aus­tralia.

Australian Geographic - - Wild Australia -

SEE THESE WA­TER dragons in ac­tion in The Mag­i­cal Land of Oz, a land­mark new tele­vi­sion se­ries show­ing in Fe­bru­ary on ABC TV. The film­mak­ers trav­elled across the en­tire con­ti­nent, from dis­tant snow peaks to rolling sa­van­nahs and freez­ing south­ern seas, to record ex­cit­ing new footage of crea­tures great and small, fa­mil­iar and new.

Aus­tralia’s unique and var­ied en­vi­ron­ments, as well as its huge land­mass and rel­a­tively small pop­u­la­tion, make it a thrilling place for any arm­chair ecol­o­gist to explore. But even one of the most bi­o­log­i­cally di­verse coun­tries on Earth is be­set by the per­ils of the An­thro­pocene era we’re liv­ing in, with na­tive an­i­mals af­fected by mass ex­tinc­tion, co­ral bleach­ing and more. Nar­rated by the iconic Barry Humphries, The Mag­i­cal Land of Oz show­cases our trea­sures, and in­spires us to pro­tect and pre­serve them.

Din­goes, WA.

Wa­ter dragon, QLD.

Whale shark, WA.

Tree kan­ga­roo, QLD

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