When that bamboo diet doesn’t get you fat enough to hibernate…
Tiny squirrels and giant bears alike must take great risks to prepare for winter.
How does a rookie bear cub get down from a tall tree?
Brave? Yes. Insanely risky? Also yes.
A behind-the-scenes look at how the producers of ‘Planet Earth II’ stumbled upon comedy gold.
Watch and learn, grizzly cubs!
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.
Better safe than sorry! The ‘Planet Earth II’ crew relied on multiple bear saftey precautions during filming.
Oy! A very hungry polar bear treated himself to the crew’s bacon, sour cream, yogurt, and more.
Practice makes perfect for these brown bear cubs of Finland.
A determined polar bear mother leads her cubs into a dangerous new world.
After seven months of hibernation, it’s ClamFest for these hungry grizzly bears!
From fifty-feet up in a tree, mandarin ducklings take their first flights!
A monkey nanny-turned-lifeguard has her hands full with the young monkeys of Singapore.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
They’re at the top of every predators hit list, except on this very special island.
These 20-day-old chicks must face the first challenge of their lives.
Young stoats learn important life skills during play — plus they get to break out their dance moves.
It’s an uphill battle to climb this muddy mountain.
These clever monkeys have a brilliant strategy to gain access to food.
So many tunnels, so little time. Will this Marten get lucky and find a mouse?
Enthusiasm? Absolutely. Technique? Not quite.
There’s nothing like some Vitamin D to kickstart your morning.
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
The ‘Planet Earth II’ camera crew releases peregrine falcon chicks into the skies of New York City.
But this Painted wolf mama certainly does!
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.
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 a fish feast for the ages in Katmai National Park, where grizzly bears eat up to 90 pounds a day.
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!
Of all the hungry hunters, these are the ones that salmon can never see coming.
A young Alaskan brown bear hasn’t quite mastered the art of catching leaping salmon.
It’s a seadragon dad’s job to carry the fertilized eggs until they hatch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
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.
Now she has four babies to fatten up for the winter. Her secret? Pine nuts.
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.
Bulk up, share, mind your manners and work on your speed!
Discover how the ‘Blue Planet 2’ crew filmed a mother walrus and her pup using the UHD Mega-dome.
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.
It takes a fearless and patient mother to keep curious cubs safe.
What better way to celebrate your birthday than with beluga whales and polar bears?
As their ice world disappears, polar bears have been known to swim up to 60 miles offshore in search of food.
Meet the tiny little dung beetle that could.
For this herd, the grass is always greener on the other side.
A brave chimpanzee uses tools to break into a hidden beehive.
The three-mile-high summits of the Ethiopian highlands are for expert climbers only: Gelada baboons.
It’s every lizard for themselves when a snake interrupts a tree trunk courtship.
A fascinating look at how creeping plants anchor themselves in the search for sunlight.
Don’t climb another panther chameleon’s tree unless you’re looking for trouble!
Which chimps have what it takes to climb the hierarchy?
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
Will this young female rhino fall for a would-be mate’s eccentric style?
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!
A clownfish family comes together to make home improvements.
A Grévys zebra proves his worth to a mate.
Why are cheetahs so fast? Why do tigers have stripes? Habitats force animals to adapt, and the results are fascinating.
These African birds treat themselves to a bee hive feast on the side of a cliff.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
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.
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 wild dogs of Northern Singapore are no match for this close-knit otter family.
Everyone wants to wear the crown.
One lion faces off with an entire herd of buffalo to keep her little ones safe.
How do emperor penguins survive the cruelest winters on earth?
A gathering of orca whales use fascinating teamwork to hunt herring.
The signature Spinner dolphin twist: maybe for communication, maybe just for fun.
Painted wolf Tait’s pack is surrounded by enemies: lions, hyennas, and her rival daughter, Blacktip.
The Hunt’ producers filmed a wild dog hunt from both land and air — and the results are riveting!
These bold lizards of the Savannah hunt flies on top of sleeping lions.
Pigs can’t fly, but they sure can swim!
Flood waters bring safety to this frolicking antelope family.
This three-toed pygmy sloth is doing his best to find “the one”!
Graveside flowers are worth fighting for.
With a successful mid-air twist, these fish can collect their tasty prize.
The nickname “Flying Lemur” may be a bit misleading, but these Colugos are the masters of the glide.
As the largest herbavores in the sea, dugons can eat an entire football field’s worth of sea grass in a single day.
A seadragon couple shares a graceful dance in the evening light.
These inquisitive walruses were eager for some camera time!
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.
These Antarctic residents get front row seats to one of nature’s greatest light shows.
By carving steps in the ice, the film crew saved part of a penguin colony.
Warning: While washing your shirt, you may share a pool with some interesting friends.
Breakfast is served.
How far will a blenny go for love?
After roaming the earth for millions of years, the Northern white rhino population is down to two.
With the help of angelfish, this oceanic wanderer rids itself of clingy parasites.
A whale shark enjoys it’s annual plankton feast while other fish use it as a giant shield.
Few animals can survive in the harshest desert in the world, but these rare Bactrian camels manage just fine.
Watch a opportunistic Photuris firely set a trap behind a spider’s web.
What happens when two powerful bulls are evenly matched?
The beavers of Yellowstone fell hundreds of cottonwood trees every year as they construct their homes.
One of Yellowstone’s smallest migrating birds fights to defend his flower patch.
Red fox can hear the sounds of mice under six feet of snow during freezing Yellowstone winters.
Oarfish look like giant seafish and can grow up to 36 feet long!
How do these gigantic rocks move on their own?
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.
Saguaro cactus flowers bloom over a period of successive nights in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
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.
Painted wolves have an 80% hunting success rate, one of Africa’s very highest.
White water lilies and spring flowers are reborn as the winter ice retreats.