Rare Place, Rare Wildlife: New Zealand – Take an armchair tour of the “Lord or the Rings” countryside marked by glaciers, the Southern Alps, and communities with world-renowned architecture. Here is the sperm whale, the real Moby Dick diving 10,000 feet. Here are nesting royal albatross with 12-foot wingspans. Here is the blue-eyed penguin-rarest on earth. Here is the flightless, pear-shaped kiwi bird. There they live in accessible, protected areas for thousands of years pocketed among the Maori people. Visit the rare beauty of this island nation with Naturalist, Melonie Shipman, without the 36 hour plane trip!