Big Bend – The Wild Frontier of Texas


In a journey narrated by Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, HBO’s Divorce), uncover Western dramas as told by the animals themselves. Showcasing the natural magic of Big Bend over the course of a year, the film searches out its secret places and wild creatures, including many species of birds, butterflies, bats, reptiles, cacti and scorpions. Big Bend is home to a greater variety of these creatures than nearly any other U.S. National Park. 

The film features Big Bend’s remarkable Black Bears — pioneers who came across the Mexican desert and were the first to reclaim Texas after decades of hunting and persecution. Witness the magnificent courtship display of the Lucifer Hummingbird and the extraordinary Pallid Bat stalking its insect prey on the desert floor at night, both in super slow motion. Observe male Bighorn Sheep fighting for dominance and the unique way beavers keep themselves groomed. Watch the Elf Owl, the smallest owl in the world, hunt food for its chicks. And catch a glimpse of the first-ever footage of Anna’s Hummingbirds nesting in Big Bend.


Wednesday, May 18, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, May 23, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

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