The nearer he gets to his skittish prey, the quieter he must be.
The ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ crew tracked this fearless puma mother for a hundred miles to film her life and death struggle to provide for her cubs.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
The fastest land animal on the planet, cheetahs can reach 58 mph while hunting.
It takes a fearless and patient mother to keep curious cubs safe.
After roaming the earth for millions of years, the Northern white rhino population is down to two.
When that bamboo diet doesn’t get you fat enough to hibernate…
Sandhill crane families face a storm on the way to Mexico.
She isn’t much to look at, but this Bald Eagle’s got attitude for days.
Tiny squirrels and giant bears alike must take great risks to prepare for winter.
These aerial predators must spend every daylight hour scanning the slopes for prey.
How do emperor penguins survive the cruelest winters on earth?
When chicks are left home alone in negative 40 degree weather, huddling is their only hope.
The naturalist recounts the changes he’s witnessed to Borneo’s tropical forests — home to the endangered orangutan.
In these Indonesian waters, whale sharks are protected and thriving.
The nickname “Flying Lemur” may be a bit misleading, but these Colugos are the masters of the glide.
It starts with a duet and ends with a frenzied chorus. The message is clear: stay away from our territory!
A monkey nanny-turned-lifeguard has her hands full with the young monkeys of Singapore.
It’s every lizard for themselves when a snake interrupts a tree trunk courtship.
He who rules the rubbish bin may rule the troop.
The wild dogs of Northern Singapore are no match for this close-knit otter family.
They’re at the top of every predators hit list, except on this very special island.
These fruit thieves are a vendor’s worst nightmare.
The lights in this city of seven million are a sight behold.
In Sing-Sing, New Guinea it’s the most eye-catching who get the most attention.
Draco lizards can glide over 100 feet with a single leap.
Would you have the guts to get up close and personal with these dangerous predators?
These sulfur miners journey into one of the world’s most dangerous volcanic sites in Indonesia.
One wrong move and this fisherman could fall into the Mekong River currents.
To survive in the forest, tiger cubs must learn to blend in.
Which chimps have what it takes to climb the hierarchy?
Tigress Raj Behra’s two week old cubs take their very first steps.
Like a true star, tigress Raj Behra chose a den no paparazzi could reach by car.
Giant spiders, brutal weather conditions, and hours and hours of waiting are all worth it for the moments of pure animal magic.
Dynasties’ Producer Mike Gunton takes us behind the scenes of nature’s most dramatic stories.
It’s a seadragon dad’s job to carry the fertilized eggs until they hatch.
Nature can be harsh, and in this case there can only be one shoebill chick.
This youngster has an important destiny to fulfill on the dangerous surface.
Baby ostriches dodge elephants, giraffes, zebras, and brawling lions while trying to quench their thirst.
This mother bird’s risk paid off — she’s the only resident eagle in this entire forest!
This baby monkey’s ancestors have roamed Earth’s forests for millions of years.
The last hatchling on the beach dodges predators from above and below on her way to the safety of the sea.
Only one hatchling in 1,000 will survive to adulthood, but the ones that do can live over 80 years.
These penguins gather on Deception Island, an active volcano, to breed.
Is expert jungle traveler Alfred destined for life in the orangutan lonely hearts club?
Watch a gangly Guanaco calf take its very wobbly first steps.
90% of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else on earth.
When violent storms displace chicks from their nests, they must fight to climb back up to the warmth of their parents.
Tracking Australia’s most elusive predators was the crew’s greatest challenge, but eventually led them to a very special surprise.
Practice makes perfect for these brown bear cubs of Finland.
The jungle is these lowland gorilla’s playground.
At this Florida manatee hangout, youngsters get the chance to meet some unusually chilled-out reptiles.
Watch these curious cubs welcome their mother back to the den.
Seal pups perform a playful dance in front of an audience of very unimpressed penguins.
Otherwise known as “olms”, these creatures can go an entire decade without a meal.
A mother humpback whale must go without food while her calf consumes 500 liters of her milk a day.
An arctic fox must hunt tirelessly to feed her seven pups.
From fifty-feet up in a tree, mandarin ducklings take their first flights!
It’s the best way to keep their young safe in busy tropical waters.
Within their first year of life, penguin chicks face many extraordinary hardships in the arctic.
A determined polar bear mother leads her cubs into a dangerous new world.
Now she has four babies to fatten up for the winter. Her secret? Pine nuts.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
There’s food in the tundra, if you know where to look.
It’s easier to hide when there’s only two of you.
How does a rookie bear cub get down from a tall tree?
These 20-day-old chicks must face the first challenge of their lives.
These gray leaf monkeys might appear drab, but their newborns stick out like a (cute) sore thumb!
One male stays behind to watch out for everyone’s tadpoles.
The clownfish male is under constant surveillance by the female to ensure his egg-caring performance is up to par.
This extraordinary cheetah mother managed to get all her cubs through their first year.
Enthusiasm? Absolutely. Technique? Not quite.
Watch and learn, grizzly cubs!
Bulk up, share, mind your manners and work on your speed!
The ‘Planet Earth II’ camera crew releases peregrine falcon chicks into the skies of New York City.
Discover how the ‘Blue Planet 2’ crew filmed a mother walrus and her pup using the UHD Mega-dome.
But this Painted wolf mama certainly does!
These bold lizards of the Savannah hunt flies on top of sleeping lions.
Why are cheetahs so fast? Why do tigers have stripes? Habitats force animals to adapt, and the results are fascinating.
Each battle has a different ending.
One lion faces off with an entire herd of buffalo to keep her little ones safe.
Painted wolf Tait’s pack is surrounded by enemies: lions, hyennas, and her rival daughter, Blacktip.
It’s a fish feast for the ages in Katmai National Park, where grizzly bears eat up to 90 pounds a day.
After seven months of hibernation, it’s ClamFest for these hungry grizzly bears!
While tracking gorillas in the Congo, a ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ camera crew were forced to abandon their shoot and flee through the jungle in the middle of the night.
Australia holds the largest concentration of prehistoric images in the world — including those of an ancient Tasmanian devil and the extinct Thylacine wolf.
Here’s how to hunt in the shallowest of waters.
As the largest herbavores in the sea, dugons can eat an entire football field’s worth of sea grass in a single day.
In temperate seas, there are even more squid than fish.
These competing suitors only get one shot to impress a female.
With the help of angelfish, this oceanic wanderer rids itself of clingy parasites.
Measured from the sea floor, some of these peaks are taller than Everest!
The weirdest deep sea creature in the world of the strange.
Isolated for thousands of years, these mysterious creatures have everything they need inside their caves.
Few animals can survive in the harshest desert in the world, but these rare Bactrian camels manage just fine.
There are many different theories behind these mysterious blobs.
How do these gigantic rocks move on their own?
Simplicity is the key to a jellyfish’s success.
The reason is more sinister than you may imagine.
These special radio collars are saving African wild dogs’ lives.
Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (‘Gravity’) on how to score nature scenes.
This muscular hunter can lift prey over half its own body weight.
The world’s largest animal can weigh up to 190 tons.
Alaskan brown bears get up to 90% of their annual energy during the coastal salmon run.
A polar bear can smell a seal’s breathing hole from over a half a mile away.
These spiders’ silk is the toughest natural fiber on the entire planet.
The ‘Dynasties’ team spent two years with David, the Marlon Brando of chimps.
The ‘Blue Planet II’ crew went old-school to film airborne Giant trevally in South Africa.
Coral has been found all the way down at 6,000 meters deep, but these reefs are incredibly vulnerable.
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
The Hunt’ producers filmed a wild dog hunt from both land and air — and the results are riveting!
Meet the group who’ve been helping dolphins suffering from plastic since the 1980’s.
Over four years of filming, the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew witnessed key changes in the world’s oceans.
Elusive Iberian lynx and grey wolves were extremely hard to find — let alone film.
As their ice world disappears, polar bears have been known to swim up to 60 miles offshore in search of food.
For this herd, the grass is always greener on the other side.
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!
A Grévys zebra proves his worth to a mate.
These African birds treat themselves to a bee hive feast on the side of a cliff.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
These crab-eating monkeys have found a one-stop-shop to swim, fish, and play.
These highly social boto dolphins use sonar and teamwork to navigate life in the murky water they call home.
The three-mile-high summits of the Ethiopian highlands are for expert climbers only: Gelada baboons.
Young stoats learn important life skills during play — plus they get to break out their dance moves.
Everyone wants to wear the crown.
A gathering of orca whales use fascinating teamwork to hunt herring.
The signature Spinner dolphin twist: maybe for communication, maybe just for fun.
A clownfish family comes together to make home improvements.
Meet the tiny little dung beetle that could.
A brave chimpanzee uses tools to break into a hidden beehive.
What better way to celebrate your birthday than with beluga whales and polar bears?
With a successful mid-air twist, these fish can collect their tasty prize.
The river holds a secret for any lizard willing to leap for it.
This tiny female ‘elephant shrew’ outwits her enemies with cheetah like movements.
Watch how this itty bitty floating lizard manages to survive in the rainforest despite its tiny stature.
These clever monkeys have a brilliant strategy to gain access to food.
There’s no better storyteller than nature.
Explore the tricked-out boat ‘The Hunt’ crew used to film elusive deep-sea predators.
A human would need to run at 100 mph to do what the “Jesus Christ lizard” does easily!
This young woman must lead her herd on a perilous month long migration.
By carving steps in the ice, the film crew saved part of a penguin colony.
It takes weeks underwater to find and film the fascinating animals of the deep.
Painted wolves have an 80% hunting success rate, one of Africa’s very highest.
After traveling thousands of miles, swallows quench their thirst in the heart of the Sahara.
This Kalahari territory isn’t big enough for the both of them.
Watch a opportunistic Photuris firely set a trap behind a spider’s web.
After facing the roughest seas in the world, the ‘Seven World, One Planet’ Antarctica crew found themselves in the middle of an elephant seal duel!
These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
Why the square face? Well, you’ll see.
The rules are simple: winner takes all.
In order to confuse birds of prey, these bats have got to get in formation.
What happens when two powerful bulls are evenly matched?
The Southern cassowary is the closest animal we have to a living dinosaur.
Underwater predators are joined by dive-bombing birds to hunt for prey.
Watch how this deadly plant trap its prey.
These insects pack potent chemical weapons to protect against predators.
These amphibious fish fight and mate on land.
Male humpback whales compete with each other while racing after a female.
Male giant bullfrogs, which can weigh more than two pounds, battle it out during mating season.
You better look out below…. and above!
Brave? Yes. Insanely risky? Also yes.
A crab must run the gauntlet to reach its far away feeding grounds.
Watch the first-ever footage of an octopus using shell armor to hide from a shark!
One touch from this beautiful but deadly creature is enough to paralyze.
No bird is safe from these giant trevally, who’ve learned how to calculate the trajectory of their prey in flight.
Better safe than sorry! The ‘Planet Earth II’ crew relied on multiple bear saftey precautions during filming.
Dolphins, sailfish, and rays all get in on the lanternfish hunting action.
Around the first full moon of winter, hundreds of thousands of spider crabs gather to shed their shells.
Will this young female rhino fall for a would-be mate’s eccentric style?
A whale shark enjoys it’s annual plankton feast while other fish use it as a giant shield.
Love is in the air, and this Arctic ground squirrel doesn’t want to miss his first date!
Male lemurs woo females via the power of pheromones.
A highly endangered hummingbird with an extraordinary courtship ritual.
A seadragon couple shares a graceful dance in the evening light.
These giraffe-neck weevils go to impressive lengths to find a mate.
This three-toed pygmy sloth is doing his best to find “the one”!
This young male widowbird figures out how to (literally) raise his game.
How far will a blenny go for love?
In this strange forest world, life is built on decay.
This periodical cicada swarm is the largest insect invasion on the planet.
Lose yourself in the sounds of the forest floor.
Breakfast is served.
These busy grasses have their own special music.
Sit back and let the sound of the ocean wash over you.
Red fox can hear the sounds of mice under six feet of snow during freezing Yellowstone winters.
It’s an uphill battle to climb this muddy mountain.
So many tunnels, so little time. Will this Marten get lucky and find a mouse?
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
These Antarctic residents get front row seats to one of nature’s greatest light shows.
Oy! A very hungry polar bear treated himself to the crew’s bacon, sour cream, yogurt, and more.
Young manatees boop noses with alligators in the warm pools off the coast of Florida. Explore North America on an all-new ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ this Saturday at 9/8c.