Starting January 14, Power of Nature, sponsored by Nikon, returns to bbc.com and BBC World News for a new 10-part series that reveals more to the Earth’s great wild places than just their natural beauty.

Using extraordinary HD imagery, the individual four minute films focus on a diverse range of the Earth’s most spectacular places and uncover the profound impact individual animals have on them. From the gardener elephants of Africa’s tropical rainforests to the sea otters of the North Pacific, the series will include stunning images of the natural world, and feature interviews with world renowned scientists, economists and biologists who explain the importance of these complex ecosystems that allow our planet to thrive.