PORTUGAL - EUROPE´S WILD WEST

The mainland, the islands and the sea form a spectacular backdrop to Portugal's fascinating plants and animals. Europe both begins and ends here, at the boundary between land and sea. It is a beginning and an end, life and death, and everything in between. The animals on land, at sea and in the air are constantly torn between the urge to leave and the longing to return to the historic locations that continue to reveal unexpected discoveries and dramatic adventures. These include the adventures of the Mediterranean monk seals as they struggle to survive off the coast of Madeira, wild horses that face down wolves and storks who build their nests on pillars of rock that rise from the sea to avoid potential predators. It is a fascinating voyage of discovery, as we encounter the cannibalism of the world's largest wolf spider and dive below the surface of the sea to explore the ghostly shipwrecks that have become home to rays and octopuses. And there is far more to see...