Weird Nature - Netflix
An astonishing exploration of nature's strangest behavior. From cartwheeling caterpillars to acrobatic skunks, nature reveals its wondrous, spectacular and undoubtedly bizarre side. In six engrossing episodes, many natural oddities of animal behavior are explored, interpreted and filmed in exquisite detail. Using a unique presentation that combines elements of drama and special effects to explain each amazing subject, Weird Nature delves deep into the every day lives of living things to reveal that the bizarre is commonplace in the natural world.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Weird Nature - Annihilation (VanderMeer novel) - Netflix
Annihilation is a 2014 novel by Jeff VanderMeer. It is the first in a series of three books called the Southern Reach Trilogy. The book describes a team of four women (a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor) who set out into an area known as Area X. The area is abandoned and cut off from the rest of civilization. They are the 12th expedition. The other expeditions have been fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma. The novel won the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. A film based on the novel, starring Natalie Portman, was released by Paramount Pictures on February 23, 2018.
Weird Nature - Background - Netflix
The inspiration for Annihilation and the Southern Reach Trilogy was a 14-mile (23 km) hike through St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Florida. Many of the animals and vegetation that VanderMeer has seen on this hike over the past 17 years appear in the novel. He has said that someday he hopes to do a “Weird Nature” anthology as well. In March 2014, as part of a piece on VanderMeer and Annihilation, VanderMeer visited the St. Marks Lighthouse that inspired one of the settings in Annihilation.
Weird Nature - References - Netflix