Bohemia: A Year in the Wetlands

European wildlife in a wetland paradise

Journey to Bohemia, a natural environment at the heart of Europe. Here lies a hidden mosaic of lakes and gently flowing rivers, of misty forests and mysterious peat bogs.

Bohemia: A Year in the Wetlands documents each natural season passing in this majestic place, and takes an intimate look at the animals inhabiting it.

Inside this important wetland, is a natural world shaped both by nature and centuries of influence by man. It is a magnet for huge flocks of birds and home to an amazing diversity of plant and animal life.

In spring there is an explosion of life as the trees are weighed down with nests of cormorants, egrets, herons and storks.

With the arrival of winter the landscape becomes silent and desolate. Otters are hunting fish under the ice of frozen lakes while White-tailed Eagles soar over gaps in the ice, targeting fish and birds.

Since his early childhood wildlife cinematographer Jiri Petr has spent much of his time in this wildlife paradise. Together with him, we will explore this remarkable habitat and observe the changing faces of nature during the course of one year that inspired many artists and writers alike.

Bohemia: A Year in the Wetlands
  • Info
  • Release date2009
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Michael Schlamberger, Jiří Petr
  • Part of the seriesThe Secrets of Nature
  • Production companyScience Vision