Four new, dramatic and compelling stories from the award-winning series The Natural World series, the jewel in the crown of the BBC Natural History Unit, features breathtaking photography and gripping narrative across a diverse array of wildlife stories. The Wild Places of Essex In the unexpected surroundings of Essex, award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane encounters peregrine falcons at Tilbury Power Station, deer rutting in earshot of the M25, barn owls, badgers and bluebells in Billericay and a large colony of common seals. Birds of Paradise Narrated by David Attenborough, The Natural World joins a team of New Guinean naturalists deep in the rainforest as they try to film the spectacular birds of paradise and their bizarre courtship displays. Forest Elephants The forest elephant is a smaller, elusive cousin of the African elephant and inhabits the dark rainforests of Africa. Filming in an elephant oasis in the Central African Republic, Natural World takes a closer look at this critically endangered species. Andrea - Queen of the Mantas Following marine biologist Andrea Marshall, an expert on the Manta Ray, this film features superb underwater photography and reveals new behaviour of these graceful giants of the ocean, including breathtaking footage of their courtship dances.