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.
Watch a opportunistic Photuris firely set a trap behind a spider’s web.
These African birds treat themselves to a bee hive feast on the side of a cliff.
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!
The naturalist recounts the changes he’s witnessed to Borneo’s tropical forests — home to the endangered orangutan.
Practice makes perfect for these brown bear cubs of Finland.
The jungle is these lowland gorilla’s playground.
What better way to celebrate your birthday than with beluga whales and polar bears?
Australia holds the largest concentration of prehistoric images in the world — including those of an ancient Tasmanian devil and the extinct Thylacine wolf.
At this Florida manatee hangout, youngsters get the chance to meet some unusually chilled-out reptiles.
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.
Graveside flowers are worth fighting for.
The nickname “Flying Lemur” may be a bit misleading, but these Colugos are the masters of the glide.
An arctic fox must hunt tirelessly to feed her seven pups.
Why the square face? Well, you’ll see.
It starts with a duet and ends with a frenzied chorus. The message is clear: stay away from our territory!
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.
The rules are simple: winner takes all.
This periodical cicada swarm is the largest insect invasion on the planet.
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.
These highly social boto dolphins use sonar and teamwork to navigate life in the murky water they call home.
The river holds a secret for any lizard willing to leap for it.
When that bamboo diet doesn’t get you fat enough to hibernate…
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.
Few animals can survive in the harshest desert in the world, but these rare Bactrian camels manage just fine.
The three-mile-high summits of the Ethiopian highlands are for expert climbers only: Gelada baboons.
As their ice world disappears, polar bears have been known to swim up to 60 miles offshore in search of food.
The beavers of Yellowstone fell hundreds of cottonwood trees every year as they construct their homes.
Tiny squirrels and giant bears alike must take great risks to prepare for winter.
There’s food in the tundra, if you know where to look.
Watch how this humpback family works together to hunt off the coast of Alaska.
It’s easier to hide when there’s only two of you.
Love is in the air, and this Arctic ground squirrel doesn’t want to miss his first date!
Simplicity is the key to a jellyfish’s success.
Pigs can’t fly, but they sure can swim!
The Southern cassowary is the closest animal we have to a living dinosaur.
Humpback whales use ingenious teamwork, bubbles and sound to trick herring to the surface.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Narwhals are some of the most mysterious and elusive animals in the oceans.
Male lemurs woo females via the power of pheromones.
Take a closeup look at what happens when venus flytraps call a temporary truce.
Watch how this deadly plant trap its prey.
A fascinating look at how creeping plants anchor themselves in the search for sunlight.
In Southern France, the Damselfly is on the hunt to find the most suitable mate for breeding.
These insects pack potent chemical weapons to protect against predators.
These amphibious fish fight and mate on land.
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.
Sea snakes breed in underwater caves and have some of the most toxic venom in the world.
Male giant bullfrogs, which can weigh more than two pounds, battle it out during mating season.
The clownfish male is under constant surveillance by the female to ensure his egg-caring performance is up to par.
These clever monkeys have a brilliant strategy to gain access to food.
Brave? Yes. Insanely risky? Also yes.
These unique fish spread their wings and leave the ocean to escape predatory Dorados.
Whether it’s playing the waiting game or facing a challenge head-on, everyone’s got their own unique style.
Octopuses live and breathe underwater, but that doesn’t stop the Australian Abdopus from roaming on land, too.
A human would need to run at 100 mph to do what the “Jesus Christ lizard” does easily!
This muscular hunter can lift prey over half its own body weight.
These fruit thieves are a vendor’s worst nightmare.
The lights in this city of seven million are a sight behold.
Don’t climb another panther chameleon’s tree unless you’re looking for trouble!
What these ping-pong ball-sized moles lack in sight, they make up for in hearing.
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.
These giraffe-neck weevils go to impressive lengths to find a mate.
Would you have the guts to get up close and personal with these dangerous predators?
This young woman must lead her herd on a perilous month long migration.
The world’s largest animal can weigh up to 190 tons.
These sulfur miners journey into one of the world’s most dangerous volcanic sites in Indonesia.
The fastest land animal on the planet, cheetahs can reach 58 mph while hunting.
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.
This young male widowbird figures out how to (literally) raise his game.
Everyone wants to wear the crown.
Watch the first-ever footage of an octopus using shell armor to hide from a shark!
To survive in the forest, tiger cubs must learn to blend in.
Bulk up, share, mind your manners and work on your speed!
The ‘Blue Planet II’ crew went old-school to film airborne Giant trevally in South Africa.
Which chimps have what it takes to climb the hierarchy?
It takes weeks underwater to find and film the fascinating animals of the deep.
Discover how the ‘Blue Planet 2’ crew filmed a mother walrus and her pup using the UHD Mega-dome.
Suction cup cameras provided the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew with a whole new perspective of a sperm whale family.
A gathering of orca whales use fascinating teamwork to hunt herring.
See how ‘Blue Planet II’ cameramen used special slow-motion cameras to capture high-speed, bird-on-bird theft!
This ingenious crew took their cameras atop elephants to follow tigers into the forest.
One touch from this beautiful but deadly creature is enough to paralyze.
Painted wolves have an 80% hunting success rate, one of Africa’s very highest.
After reaching a certain body size, Kobudai fish can change from female to male!
No bird is safe from these giant trevally, who’ve learned how to calculate the trajectory of their prey in flight.
Painted wolf Tait’s pack is surrounded by enemies: lions, hyennas, and her rival daughter, Blacktip.
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.
Can this eel escape a toxic brine pool death trap at the bottom of the sea?
Sperm whales can dive up to 3,280 feet deep. Meet the underwater cameraman who managed to capture this split-level footage..
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.
It takes a fearless and patient mother to keep curious cubs safe.
Note these tricks of the trade to avoid painful ant bites!
It took a very special camera stytem to film the lives of the creatures of the reefs.
How far will a blenny go for love?