A young male meerkat enters enemy territory for a chance at love.
At this Florida manatee hangout, youngsters get the chance to meet some unusually chilled-out reptiles.
These competing suitors only get one shot to impress a female.
This periodical cicada swarm is the largest insect invasion on the planet.
It’s easier to hide when there’s only two of you.
Of all the hungry hunters, these are the ones that salmon can never see coming.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Octopuses live and breathe underwater, but that doesn’t stop the Australian Abdopus from roaming on land, too.
This muscular hunter can lift prey over half its own body weight.
In Sing-Sing, New Guinea it’s the most eye-catching who get the most attention.
The world’s largest animal can weigh up to 190 tons.
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.
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
With an oversized left eye, this deep-sea squid can detect silhouettes of prey swimming above.
Now safe at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection, this sweet girl enjoys cuddles with her carers.
These adorable owls enjoy seasonal beetle delights and settle in for the breeding season.
Emperor penguins — serial monogamists —move from ocean to ice to choose their mates for the year.
A highly endangered hummingbird with an extraordinary courtship ritual.
A seadragon couple shares a graceful dance in the evening light.
This three-toed pygmy sloth is doing his best to find “the one”!
Will this young female rhino fall for a would-be mate’s eccentric style?
A Grévys zebra proves his worth to a mate.
The rules are simple: winner takes all.
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.
In Southern France, the Damselfly is on the hunt to find the most suitable mate for breeding.
Male giant bullfrogs, which can weigh more than two pounds, battle it out during mating season.
These giraffe-neck weevils go to impressive lengths to find a mate.
This young male widowbird figures out how to (literally) raise his game.
After reaching a certain body size, Kobudai fish can change from female to male!
How far will a blenny go for love?
A meerkat family must rely on one member’s navigational skills to lead them to a better life.
What do you do when you spot a suspicious solitary figure? Sound the alarm!
The first day out of the den is equal parts exhilarating and exhausting for these tiny meerkat pups.
Triplet meerkat babies explore the world outside their den for the very first time.
Mama meerkat Flint has found herself with a family full of rowdy boys!
For its size, the sengi is faster than the cheetah. Can this crafty mother escape a hungry monitor lizard?
These playful young lion cubs annoy their sleep deprived parents in the grasslands.
It’s sunset in the Kalahri — will this hungry Caracal get her supper?
Experience a powerful storm alongside lions, sengis, and reptiles in the African grasslands.
A hungry hawk chases a crafty lizard through cacti in the desert. Will it end in a successful hunt or a great escape?
After surviving a sand storm, desert elephants rely on teamwork to save their youngest member.
After enduring a sandstorm and miles of walking in brutal heat, these desert elephants celebrate with a fruit tree feast.
Young students at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection learn to use rocks to crack open their food.
Johnny sadly spend ten years on a chain. But heroic rescuers at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection have given him a whole new life, full of 24/7 love.
It’s hard to keep these little one’s attention, but the rescuers at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection are up to the challenge.
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.
These bold lizards of the Savannah hunt flies on top of sleeping lions.
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.
This mother bird’s risk paid off — she’s the only resident eagle in this entire forest!
Meet the tiny little dung beetle that could.
This baby monkey’s ancestors have roamed Earth’s forests for millions of years.
For this herd, the grass is always greener on the other side.
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!
A brave chimpanzee uses tools to break into a hidden beehive.
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.
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.
Is expert jungle traveler Alfred destined for life in the orangutan lonely hearts club?
These African birds treat themselves to a bee hive feast on the side of a cliff.
After roaming the earth for millions of years, the Northern white rhino population is down to two.
The jungle is these lowland gorilla’s playground.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
The river holds a secret for any lizard willing to leap for it.
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.
Flood waters bring safety to this frolicking antelope family.
Each animal plays their part in the annual spectacle of the South African Sardine Run.
This tiny female ‘elephant shrew’ outwits her enemies with cheetah like movements.
These special radio collars are saving African wild dogs’ lives.
Each battle has a different ending.
This extraordinary cheetah mother managed to get all her cubs through their first year.
A human would need to run at 100 mph to do what the “Jesus Christ lizard” does easily!
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.
The fastest land animal on the planet, cheetahs can reach 58 mph while hunting.
Follow a fisherman’s journey alongside two thousand others into Antogo Lake!
Everyone wants to wear the crown.
One lion faces off with an entire herd of buffalo to keep her little ones safe.
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.
But this Painted wolf mama certainly does!
Giant spiders, brutal weather conditions, and hours and hours of waiting are all worth it for the moments of pure animal magic.
It takes a fearless and patient mother to keep curious cubs safe.
Dynasties’ Producer Mike Gunton takes us behind the scenes of nature’s most dramatic stories.
Hummingbirds must consume half their weight in nectar each day — plus compete with hungry bees!
She’s very slow and very determined. Watch a sloth’s journey to a juicy clump of fresh leaves.
The Yukon’s sneakiest residents are masters of disguise all year round.
A mother otter keeps her pup warm and fluffy while teaching it how to hunt.
A female turtle spends five long years returning to her birth site to lay hundreds of eggs of her own.
A hungry owl and a clever vole engage in a snowy game of cat and mouse.
These penguins gather on Deception Island, an active volcano, to breed.
Watch a gangly Guanaco calf take its very wobbly first steps.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Narwhals are some of the most mysterious and elusive animals in the oceans.
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.
These insects pack potent chemical weapons to protect against predators.
These amphibious fish fight and mate on land.
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.
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.
These fruit thieves are a vendor’s worst nightmare.
The lights in this city of seven million are a sight behold.
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?
This young woman must lead her herd on a perilous month long migration.
These sulfur miners journey into one of the world’s most dangerous volcanic sites in Indonesia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 do these gigantic rocks move on their own?
Saguaro cactus flowers bloom over a period of successive nights in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
These crab-eating monkeys have found a one-stop-shop to swim, fish, and play.
These gray leaf monkeys might appear drab, but their newborns stick out like a (cute) sore thumb!
Watch and learn, grizzly cubs!
There’s nothing like some Vitamin D to kickstart your morning.
Lose yourself in the sounds of the forest floor.
With night vision 20x stronger than humans, these tiny primates are some of the jungle’s most impressive predators.
It’s a seadragon dad’s job to carry the fertilized eggs until they hatch.
90% of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else on earth.
Tracking Australia’s most elusive predators was the crew’s greatest challenge, but eventually led them to a very special surprise.
Isolated for thousands of years, these mysterious creatures have everything they need inside their caves.
A determined polar bear mother leads her cubs into a dangerous new world.
There are many different theories behind these mysterious blobs.
The reason is more sinister than you may imagine.
Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (‘Gravity’) on how to score nature scenes.
Coral has been found all the way down at 6,000 meters deep, but these reefs are incredibly vulnerable.
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.
Watch these curious cubs welcome their mother back to the den.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
A whale shark enjoys it’s annual plankton feast while other fish use it as a giant shield.
From fifty-feet up in a tree, mandarin ducklings take their first flights!
Now she has four babies to fatten up for the winter. Her secret? Pine nuts.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
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.
One male stays behind to watch out for everyone’s tadpoles.
A clownfish family comes together to make home improvements.
A mother humpback whale must go without food while her calf consumes 500 liters of her milk a day.
Tigress Raj Behra’s two week old cubs take their very first steps.
It’s every lizard for themselves when a snake interrupts a tree trunk courtship.
What happens when two powerful bulls are evenly matched?
Male humpback whales compete with each other while racing after a female.
One of Yellowstone’s smallest migrating birds fights to defend his flower patch.
Experience the unique sound of wings flapping 15 times per second.
These busy grasses have their own special music.
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.
In this strange forest world, life is built on decay.
The wild dogs of Northern Singapore are no match for this close-knit otter family.
After seven months of hibernation, it’s ClamFest for these hungry grizzly bears!
You better look out below…. and above!
Can this marine iguana hatchling outrun dozens of hungry snakes on the beach?
A crab must run the gauntlet to reach its far away feeding grounds.
Sit back and let the sound of the ocean wash over you.
Better safe than sorry! The ‘Planet Earth II’ crew relied on multiple bear saftey precautions during filming.
With hungry kittens to feed, a Margay cat prowls the jungle at night.
Elusive Iberian lynx and grey wolves were extremely hard to find — let alone film.
In these Indonesian waters, whale sharks are protected and thriving.
With a successful mid-air twist, these fish can collect their tasty prize.
He who rules the rubbish bin may rule the troop.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
It’s a fish feast for the ages in Katmai National Park, where grizzly bears eat up to 90 pounds a day.
They’re at the top of every predators hit list, except on this very special island.
White water lilies and spring flowers are reborn as the winter ice retreats.
These inquisitive walruses were eager for some camera time!
There’s no better storyteller than nature.
Explore the tricked-out boat ‘The Hunt’ crew used to film elusive deep-sea predators.
A behind-the-scenes look at how the producers of ‘Planet Earth II’ stumbled upon comedy gold.
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
These Antarctic residents get front row seats to one of nature’s greatest light shows.
Warning: While washing your shirt, you may share a pool with some interesting friends.
The ‘Planet Earth II’ camera crew releases peregrine falcon chicks into the skies of New York City.