Our Great National Parks

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Our Great National Parks
Presented byBarack Obama
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
Running time50–54 min
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseApril 13, 2022 (2022-04-13)

Our Great National Parks is a five-part Netflix documentary series about some of the world's national parks and their wildlife. It is presented by former president of the United States Barack Obama and was released on April 13, 2022.[1][2]



No.TitleOriginal release date
1"A World Of Wonder"April 13, 2022 (2022-04-13)
From Africa's beaches to Japan's islands to Australia's Great Barrier Reef—the natural world's untamed beauty comes into focus
2"Chilean Patagonia"April 13, 2022 (2022-04-13)
Encompassing twenty-four unique national parks, the magnificent Chilean Patagonia is rapidly becoming one of the most protected places on the planet
3"Tsavo, Kenya"April 13, 2022 (2022-04-13)
In Kenya's Tsavo Conservation Area, thousands of elephants roam the breathtaking, vast landscape, along with hippos, rhinos, hornbills and more
4"Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary"April 13, 2022 (2022-04-13)
California's vibrant coastline gets its close-up, with an emphasis on the delicate balance struck between wildlife & humanity
5"Gunung Leuser, Indonesia"April 13, 2022 (2022-04-13)
Next stop: Gunung Leuser National Park in Indonesia, home to some of the most endangered species on earth, including the rare Sumatran tiger


Critical response[edit]

The documentary received generally positive reviews upon its release, with Ed Power of The Telegraph stating it is "dazzlingly gorgeous yet a long way short of groundbreaking",[3] and Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter stating it "doesn’t push too hard to be educational [but]....Just because Our Great National Parks isn’t always revelatory definitely doesn’t mean, though, that it isn’t generally attractive and occasionally breathtaking."[1]


Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Narrator Barack Obama (for "A World of Wonder") Won [4]
Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program Christiaan Muñoz-Salas and Ignacio Walker (for "Chilean Patagonia") Nominated
Critics' Choice Documentary Awards Best Limited Documentary Series Our Great National Parks Nominated [5]
Best Narration Barack Obama Nominated
Best Cinematography Cinematography Team Won
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Original Song/Score — Documentary Series - TV/Digital David Schweitzer Nominated [6]


  1. ^ a b Fienberg, Daniel (2022-04-12). "Netflix's 'Our Great National Parks': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-04-16.
  2. ^ "Barack Obama Narrates A Gorgeous New Netflix Series: 'Our Great National Parks'". Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  3. ^ Power, Ed (2022-04-06). "Our Great National Parks, review: nice try Obama, but Attenborough remains leader of the pack". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2022-04-16.
  4. ^ Moreau, Jordan (July 12, 2022). "Emmys 2022: Complete Nominations List". Variety. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  5. ^ Davis, Clayton (October 17, 2022). "'Fire of Love' and 'Good Night Oppy' Lead Critics Choice Documentary Award Nominations". Variety. Retrieved October 17, 2022.
  6. ^ Anderson, Erik (November 3, 2022). "'Black Panther,' 'Bros,' 'Everything Everywhere All at Once,' 'Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio' lead Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) nominations". AwardsWatch. Retrieved November 3, 2022.

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