Tatra Mountains: Life on the Edge (2018)

Viewing

Seen in 2018.

Seen as part of “Europas ursprungliga vildmark” on SVT with Swedish-language narration.

Subject

Animal life in the Tatras, principally on the Slovakian side.

Commentary

Well crafted, avoiding the common pitfall of presenting “characters” and telling ”stories” about them. Here, an animal can be wounded and is later found dead, with the emphasis on how the body is recycled by scavengers. That said, the chamois goat-antelopes are charming.

documentary nature series