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#1 Casper

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  • Chattanooga, TN alongside South Chickamauga Creek, just upstream of the mighty Tennessee River.

Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:46 PM

I have Comcast Xfinity OnDemand and last night i found and watched on the National Geographic channel an hour episode about the Great Smoky Mountains.  This episode is one in a series of about 10 on our National Parks.

I recommend a viewing of this particular one.


Of course it starts with a Mama Bear and her 2 cubs coming out of hibernation, but look at this list of other nice things...


Flowers: Mayapples, Fire Pink, Lady Slippers, Turk Caps, Aster, Witchhazel.

Glowing Fungi.


Turkeys,  Timber Rattlers,  Elk,  Fox.  Bobcat.  Deer Mice.

Butterflies, Hummingbirds.


But of most interest to NANFans... Hellbenders, Mussel Lures, River Chub Mounds, Colored up Shiners and Minnows.



All featuring impressive videography techniques... Time lapse, slow motion, panoramic sweeps, closeups, night vision, underwater, sky drones.


The documentary follows the seasons from Winter to a colorful Autumn back to an icy Winter..


At the end i noted in the credits a German videographer i met while working with FWI.  Also credited were CFI along with my old snorkel boss Jim Herrig.  Dated 2015.


Always good to see what we enjoy... celebrated on television.


Has anyone else seen this?



Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#2 mattknepley

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 08:11 PM

Have not seen it, but it sounds great.  We killed tv in our house a while ago, nobody seems to miss it much until we hear about neat stuff like this.  And college football.  This upcoming season is gonna feel empty in Chalet Kneplet. 

Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#3 Chasmodes

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:08 AM

I haven't seen it yet, but will look for it.  Thanks for letting us know about it.

Kevin Wilson

#4 Toad Drool

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:12 PM

Is there a way for those of us who don't have access to this channel to find it?  I would love to see it, it's just up my alley.  

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