These playful young lion cubs annoy their sleep deprived parents in the grasslands.
Young students at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection learn to use rocks to crack open their food.
A mother otter keeps her pup warm and fluffy while teaching it how to hunt.
Watch a gangly Guanaco calf take its very wobbly first steps.
When violent storms displace chicks from their nests, they must fight to climb back up to the warmth of their parents.
An arctic fox must hunt tirelessly to feed her seven pups.
From fifty-feet up in a tree, mandarin ducklings take their first flights!
All the baby animals have come out to play.
It’s easier to hide when there’s only two of you.
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!
This extraordinary cheetah mother managed to get all her cubs through their first year.
When chicks are left home alone in negative 40 degree weather, huddling is their only hope.
Tigress Raj Behra’s two week old cubs take their very first steps.
It takes a fearless and patient mother to keep curious cubs safe.
The Yukon’s sneakiest residents are masters of disguise all year round.
When that bamboo diet doesn’t get you fat enough to hibernate…
Red fox can hear the sounds of mice under six feet of snow during freezing Yellowstone winters.
Love is in the air, and this Arctic ground squirrel doesn’t want to miss his first date!
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?
How do emperor penguins survive the cruelest winters on earth?
By carving steps in the ice, the film crew saved part of a penguin colony.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
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.
Emperor penguins — serial monogamists —move from ocean to ice to choose their mates for the year.
These penguins gather on Deception Island, an active volcano, to breed.
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!
What better way to celebrate your birthday than with beluga whales and polar bears?
Seal pups perform a playful dance in front of an audience of very unimpressed penguins.
These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
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.
As their ice world disappears, polar bears have been known to swim up to 60 miles offshore in search of food.
Narwhals are some of the most mysterious and elusive animals in the oceans.
Red starfish, nemertine worms and sea urchins flourish under the Antarctic ice.
Brave? Yes. Insanely risky? Also yes.
A polar bear can smell a seal’s breathing hole from over a half a mile away.
These Antarctic residents get front row seats to one of nature’s greatest light shows.
Discover how the ‘Blue Planet 2’ crew filmed a mother walrus and her pup using the UHD Mega-dome.
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.
Why the square face? Well, you’ll see.
This young woman must lead her herd on a perilous month long migration.
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
Oy! A very hungry polar bear treated himself to the crew’s bacon, sour cream, yogurt, and more.
Over four years of filming, the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew witnessed key changes in the world’s oceans.
Everyone wants to wear the crown.
One lion faces off with an entire herd of buffalo to keep her little ones safe.
The ‘Dynasties’ team spent two years with David, the Marlon Brando of chimps.
To survive in the forest, tiger cubs must learn to blend in.
Bulk up, share, mind your manners and work on your speed!
Which chimps have what it takes to climb the hierarchy?
Painted wolves have an 80% hunting success rate, one of Africa’s very highest.
Painted wolf Tait’s pack is surrounded by enemies: lions, hyennas, and her rival daughter, Blacktip.
But this Painted wolf mama certainly does!
Like a true star, tigress Raj Behra chose a den no paparazzi could reach by car.
A hungry owl and a clever vole engage in a snowy game of cat and mouse.
White water lilies and spring flowers are reborn as the winter ice retreats.
These inquisitive walruses were eager for some camera time!
Hungry monkeys make a daring leap of faith across a crocodile infested river.
Baby meerkats make for easy eagle pickings. Can this young one’s family find him in time?
With night vision 20x stronger than humans, these tiny primates are some of the jungle’s most impressive predators.
For its size, the sengi is faster than the cheetah. Can this crafty mother escape a hungry monitor lizard?
It’s sunset in the Kalahri — will this hungry Caracal get her supper?
A hungry hawk chases a crafty lizard through cacti in the desert. Will it end in a successful hunt or a great escape?
A female turtle spends five long years returning to her birth site to lay hundreds of eggs of her own.
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.
After traveling thousands of miles, swallows quench their thirst in the heart of the Sahara.
The nearer he gets to his skittish prey, the quieter he must be.
Baby ostriches dodge elephants, giraffes, zebras, and brawling lions while trying to quench their thirst.
This Kalahari territory isn’t big enough for the both of them.
Why are cheetahs so fast? Why do tigers have stripes? Habitats force animals to adapt, and the results are fascinating.
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.
Watch a opportunistic Photuris firely set a trap behind a spider’s web.
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.
It starts with a duet and ends with a frenzied chorus. The message is clear: stay away from our territory!
The rules are simple: winner takes all.
The weirdest deep sea creature in the world of the strange.
In order to confuse birds of prey, these bats have got to get in formation.
Few animals can survive in the harshest desert in the world, but these rare Bactrian camels manage just fine.
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.
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!
Each battle has a different ending.
Would you have the guts to get up close and personal with these dangerous predators?
One wrong move and this fisherman could fall into the Mekong River currents.
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!
A gathering of orca whales use fascinating teamwork to hunt herring.
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.
Elusive Iberian lynx and grey wolves were extremely hard to find — let alone film.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
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.