On a remote island in the Pacific, Will Smith descends into the heart of an active volcano to investigate sounds beyond human hearing. Will discovers that everything on our planet creates its own unique sound—even if we can’t always hear it. With the help of technology, we can tune into the hidden sounds of our planet, from the pull of the moon on our mountains and cities to a silent rumble so deep and powerful, it can move the earth around it.
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Italian Speleologist, Professor Francesco Sauro greets the arrival of the helicopter carrying Bio acoustician Prof. Michel André, high in the Italian Dolomites. (photo credit: National Geographic for Disney+/Nat Sharman)
Hailing from Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root’s Nutopia, the world’s most charismatic movie star, Will Smith (“Ali,” “Pursuit of Happyness,” “Bad Boys,” “Bad Boys II,” “Bad Boys For Life” and “Men in Black I, II, III”) will take viewers on an awe-inspiring journey to explore the mind-blowing phenomena that make life on Planet Earth possible. In each episode, Smith - whose curiosity and wonder is positively infectious - is guided by National Geographic Explorers, traveling to different corners of the world to get up close and personal with the weirdest, most unusual, dangerous, and thrilling spectacles of the planet. Smith’s experiences – and the use of cutting-edge technology -- will unveil the mysteries that lie all around us and show how the tiniest details have enormous consequences for this place we call home. This is Earth as you have never seen it before. (photo credit: National Geographic for Disney+/Kyle Christy)
The sun breaks through, shining on the dividing line of life - the nutrient rich ash from the volcano can both take life and also create it. (photo credit:National Geographic for Disney+/Brendan McGinty)