Steve's Herpetological Blog

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#SteveReviews: Mammals

It is always a cause of celebration when a new Attenborough series lands on the BBC. The latest instalment titled Mammals is an extraordinary testament to the unparalleled beauty and diversity of these animals, as well as demonstrating their ability…

#SteveReviews: Rattled

One thing I will never get tired of is amazing documentaries on reptiles and amphibians. Thankfully, Rattled by The Orianne Society is on of these. In this short, captivating and insightful documentary a spotlight shines on one of the most…

#SteveReviews: Attenborough and the Giant Sea Monster

A new year, a new beginning. This year was no different but it did come with a nice little treat courtesy of the BBC. They blessed us with a new special featuring the incomparable Sir David Attenborough, a man that…

#SteveReviews: Planet Earth III

It is always a momentous occasion when a new landmark Attenborough series airs on BBC One, especially one following in the footsteps of Planet Earth II. It was during the beginning year or two of my PhD when I heard…

#SteveReviews: Life on Our Planet

It is weird to me to watch a nature documentary, especially one which by title appears to be a spinoff of an Attenborough series and not have him narrate it. Instead however, Life on Our Planet which is available on…

#SteveReviews: Secrets of Squirrels

It is rare that you’ll see my posting about mammals on this blog, mainly because I think they’re overhyped and focussed on too much, compared to other taxa. I may focus obsessively on amphibians and reptiles, but even I often…

#SteveReviews: Little Matters – Insects

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to get up close and personal with the tiniest denizens of the animal kingdom, Little Matters: Insects on Netflix is your passport to a world of minuscule marvels and creepy-crawly capers. This documentary…

#SteveReviews: Crocs of Katuma

It isn’t often that you find a documentary film about reptiles, so I was excited when I stumbled across Crocs of Katuma, when scrolling through Amazon Prime. This documentary was released in 2010, and provides an immersive exploration into the…

#SteveReviews: Uncharted Amazon

Sometimes you just want to watch something and unwind after a long day. That means you’re looking for something that isn’t too complex or hard to follow, until at least you’ve had a chance to have a cuppa and recover…

#SteveReviews: Our Great National Parks

It isn’t every day that a former President of the United States narrates a wildlife documentary series, especially given that the dominant force within the genre is Sir David Attenborough. It was a surprise when I opened Netflix one day…