Tsunami Caught on Camera

(Discovery Channel, Monday, 9 p.m.)

Five years after the tsunami hit Indian soil, the programme recounts the ordeal of people who were hit by one of the deadliest disasters in history.

On Christmas Eve 2004, across the Indian Ocean, tourists from around the globe were enjoying dream holidays in the sun. But none of the them knew that the very next day their video cameras would capture one of the most devastating natural disasters, which would leave nearly 2,50,000 dead in 14 countries.

This programme is a moving story of the tsunami told through the eyes of those who were there. Shot by ordinary people across the tsunami's huge impact area, the remarkable amateur footage reveals what happened when the waves, caused by a massive underwater earthquake, hit land.

(Animal Planet, Saturday, 11 p.m.)

Snake Crusader Bruce George goes across Australia and Asia on an adventure quest to help the not-so-popular endangered native animals. Along his journey, not only does he come face to face with the iconic cobra and the beautiful yet venomous copperhead snake but he also gets hands-on helping to capture enormous salt water crocodiles in Western Australia.

Echo and the Elephants of Amboseli

(Animal Planet, Monday, 10 p.m.)

Beneath the boundless African skies of the Amboseli National Park, African elephant, Echo, leads her herd as she has done for decades. The wise and experienced mother continues to guide and protect her family — through famine, drought, birth and death; from predators and angry Masai farmers. Follow Echo and the group as they face challenges of surviving the extreme bush terrain.

Equator — Reefs of Riches

(Animal Planet, Wednesday, 10 p.m.)

The Indo-Pacific Ocean comprises thousands of islands, atolls and the largest concentration of coral reefs in the world. The equatorial sun powers ocean currents among the tiny dots of land. Where the archipelago meets the western tip of New Guinea, an intersection of ocean currents creates perhaps the world's richest reefs — in the region of the Rajah Ampat Islands.