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Darwin Stag Beetles Fight for the Right to Mate

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Darwin Stag Beetles Fight for the Right to Mate

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Two Darwin Stag Beetles lock mandibles in a battle for mating supremacy. It's an epic confrontation on a tree branch, 60 feet above the Valdivian canopy - and the loser will find himself thrown all the way down.


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At the southern end of the Andes, in the remote reaches of Patagonia, everything must adapt to constant upheaval, invasion, and explosive change. Cold winds swirl around the Torres del Paine, while one of the most southerly rainforests in the world bursts with natural treasures. See how the Andes' wild and untamed creatures like pumas, frogs, beavers, and more navigate a world of active volcanoes, ice fields, and prehistoric trees.

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