Male giant bullfrogs, which can weigh more than two pounds, battle it out during mating season.
One male stays behind to watch out for everyone’s tadpoles.
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.
Will this young female rhino fall for a would-be mate’s eccentric style?
A Grévys zebra proves his worth to a mate.
These competing suitors only get one shot to impress a female.
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.
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?
With a successful mid-air twist, these fish can collect their tasty prize.
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!
Lose yourself in the sounds of the forest floor.
Young students at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection learn to use rocks to crack open their food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nature can be harsh, and in this case there can only be one shoebill chick.
This Kalahari territory isn’t big enough for the both of them.
These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
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?
One of Yellowstone’s smallest migrating birds fights to defend his flower patch.
One lion faces off with an entire herd of buffalo to keep her little ones safe.
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.
Only one hatchling in 1,000 will survive to adulthood, but the ones that do can live over 80 years.
When violent storms displace chicks from their nests, they must fight to climb back up to the warmth of their parents.
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.
In order to confuse birds of prey, these bats have got to get in formation.
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.
Underwater predators are joined by dive-bombing birds to hunt for prey.
Male humpback whales compete with each other while racing after a female.
You better look out below…. and above!
Each battle has a different ending.
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.
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.
Better safe than sorry! The ‘Planet Earth II’ crew relied on multiple bear saftey precautions during filming.
It’s a seadragon dad’s job to carry the fertilized eggs until they hatch.
White water lilies and spring flowers are reborn as the winter ice retreats.
Saguaro cactus flowers bloom over a period of successive nights in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
Red starfish, nemertine worms and sea urchins flourish under the Antarctic ice.
Young stoats learn important life skills during play — plus they get to break out their dance moves.
A highly endangered hummingbird with an extraordinary courtship ritual.
It’s an uphill battle to climb this muddy mountain.
A seadragon couple shares a graceful dance in the evening light.
These gray leaf monkeys might appear drab, but their newborns stick out like a (cute) sore thumb!
It’s every lizard for themselves when a snake interrupts a tree trunk courtship.
This three-toed pygmy sloth is doing his best to find “the one”!
This mother bird’s risk paid off — she’s the only resident eagle in this entire forest!
In this strange forest world, life is built on decay.
These crab-eating monkeys have found a one-stop-shop to swim, fish, and play.
Enthusiasm? Absolutely. Technique? Not quite.
Experience the unique sound of wings flapping 15 times per second.
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
Dynasties’ Producer Mike Gunton takes us behind the scenes of nature’s most dramatic stories.
These bold lizards of the Savannah hunt flies on top of sleeping lions.
From fifty-feet up in a tree, mandarin ducklings take their first flights!
Isolated for thousands of years, these mysterious creatures have everything they need inside their caves.
Starfish race for the highest point to spawn.
Can this marine iguana hatchling outrun dozens of hungry snakes on the beach?
Warning: While washing your shirt, you may share a pool with some interesting friends.
Tigress Raj Behra’s two week old cubs take their very first steps.
Sit back and let the sound of the ocean wash over you.
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!
In these Indonesian waters, whale sharks are protected and thriving.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
A mother humpback whale must go without food while her calf consumes 500 liters of her milk a day.
A whale shark enjoys it’s annual plankton feast while other fish use it as a giant shield.
A monkey nanny-turned-lifeguard has her hands full with the young monkeys of Singapore.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
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.
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.
Flood waters bring safety to this frolicking antelope family.
Each animal plays their part in the annual spectacle of the South African Sardine Run.
These inquisitive walruses were eager for some camera time!
Explore the tricked-out boat ‘The Hunt’ crew used to film elusive deep-sea predators.
Follow a fisherman’s journey alongside two thousand others into Antogo Lake!
The ocean’s master of disguise uses its superpower to hunt crabs and hide from sharks.
Filming a blue whale feeding underwater is not for the faint of heart.
In the words of ‘The Hunt’ cameraman: “It was the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen”
Coral has been found all the way down at 6,000 meters deep, but these reefs are incredibly vulnerable.
The signature Spinner dolphin twist: maybe for communication, maybe just for fun.
Meet the group who’ve been helping dolphins suffering from plastic since the 1980’s.
With an oversized left eye, this deep-sea squid can detect silhouettes of prey swimming above.
Over four years of filming, the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew witnessed key changes in the world’s oceans.
A clownfish family comes together to make home improvements.