I would like to recommend the BBC documentary Yellowstone: Battle for Life. While I enjoyed the Earth series, it seemed like more of a show-off piece than a coherent presentation; they moved from one animal to the next based on loose themes like "caves" or "deep oceans" without linking together the properties of any location or ecosystem. Yellowstone uses the same filming techniques as Earth to tell the complete story of a particular place. Its organizing principle is simple enough: Part one, "winter," shows us the animals of Yellowstone frozen in the elements, in a tableau that looks like it hasn't changed in thousands of years. We see wolves hunting caribou, bison on a migration, white rabbits running across the snow. We are not told until much later that the timelessness is deceptive, as wolves were only reintroduced into Yellowstone about a decade ago. Nor do we see evidence of any human presence: We are presented with the ideal of Yellowstone untouched.
In part 2, "summer," we cycle through the mating rituals and life cycles of all the important animals that live in Yellowstone. We even learn about some of the plants, such as the pine trees that disperse their seeds using a particular bird that hides thousands every year and remembers 75 percent of them. Part 3, "autumn," begins with the elk mating ceremonies, and then opens up the setting so that we finally see the human landscape outside of the wilderness. These are the farms where the elk wander in the winter, and the prairies where ranchers face down the wolves. We are introduced to the fragility of a place that the beginning of the series implied we could take for granted. This message, while not original to nature shows, is delivered organically and with a minimal amount of didacticism. It is well-written, well-filmed, and above all, well-edited.