Elusive Iberian lynx and grey wolves were extremely hard to find — let alone film.
Practice makes perfect for these brown bear cubs of Finland.
Graveside flowers are worth fighting for.
There are many different theories behind these mysterious blobs.
The reason is more sinister than you may imagine.
In Southern France, the Damselfly is on the hunt to find the most suitable mate for breeding.
These aerial predators must spend every daylight hour scanning the slopes for prey.
A hungry owl and a clever vole engage in a snowy game of cat and mouse.
These African birds treat themselves to a bee hive feast on the side of a cliff.
The Yukon’s sneakiest residents are masters of disguise all year round.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
When that bamboo diet doesn’t get you fat enough to hibernate…
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.
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.
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?
Nature can be harsh, and in this case there can only be one shoebill chick.
After traveling thousands of miles, swallows quench their thirst in the heart of the Sahara.
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!
These penguins gather on Deception Island, an active volcano, to breed.
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.
These competing suitors only get one shot to impress a female.
From fifty-feet up in a tree, mandarin ducklings take their first flights!
In order to confuse birds of prey, these bats have got to get in formation.
One of Yellowstone’s smallest migrating birds fights to defend his flower patch.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
There’s food in the tundra, if you know where to look.
The Southern cassowary is the closest animal we have to a living dinosaur.
Of all the hungry hunters, these are the ones that salmon can never see coming.
Each animal plays their part in the annual spectacle of the South African Sardine Run.
Underwater predators are joined by dive-bombing birds to hunt for prey.
These 20-day-old chicks must face the first challenge of their lives.
A highly endangered hummingbird with an extraordinary courtship ritual.
You better look out below…. and above!
This muscular hunter can lift prey over half its own body weight.
This young male widowbird figures out how to (literally) raise his game.
Experience the unique sound of wings flapping 15 times per second.
The ‘Planet Earth II’ camera crew releases peregrine falcon chicks into the skies of New York City.
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
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.
These adorable owls enjoy seasonal beetle delights and settle in for the breeding season.
For its size, the sengi is faster than the cheetah. Can this crafty mother escape a hungry monitor lizard?
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.
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.
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.
These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
Why the square face? Well, you’ll see.
Here’s how to hunt in the shallowest of waters.
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.
As their ice world disappears, polar bears have been known to swim up to 60 miles offshore in search of food.
The wild dogs of Northern Singapore are no match for this close-knit otter family.
Red fox can hear the sounds of mice under six feet of snow during freezing Yellowstone winters.
Watch how this humpback family works together to hunt off the coast of Alaska.
Humpback whales use ingenious teamwork, bubbles and sound to trick herring to the surface.
Take a closeup look at what happens when venus flytraps call a temporary truce.
Watch how this deadly plant trap its prey.
This tiny female ‘elephant shrew’ outwits her enemies with cheetah like movements.
So many tunnels, so little time. Will this Marten get lucky and find a mouse?
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.
There’s no better storyteller than nature.
Each battle has a different ending.
Can this marine iguana hatchling outrun dozens of hungry snakes on the beach?
What these ping-pong ball-sized moles lack in sight, they make up for in hearing.
Watch and learn, grizzly cubs!
The fastest land animal on the planet, cheetahs can reach 58 mph while hunting.
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.
One lion faces off with an entire herd of buffalo to keep her little ones safe.
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!
Bulk up, share, mind your manners and work on your speed!
It takes weeks underwater to find and film the fascinating animals of the deep.
See how ‘Blue Planet II’ cameramen used special slow-motion cameras to capture high-speed, bird-on-bird theft!
In the words of ‘The Hunt’ cameraman: “It was the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen”
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.
The Hunt’ producers filmed a wild dog hunt from both land and air — and the results are riveting!
Dolphins, sailfish, and rays all get in on the lanternfish hunting action.
This baby monkey’s ancestors have roamed Earth’s forests for millions of 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?
Watch a gangly Guanaco calf take its very wobbly first steps.
The jungle is these lowland gorilla’s playground.
Measured from the sea floor, some of these peaks are taller than Everest!
The three-mile-high summits of the Ethiopian highlands are for expert climbers only: Gelada baboons.
Enthusiasm? Absolutely. Technique? Not quite.
A behind-the-scenes look at how the producers of ‘Planet Earth II’ stumbled upon comedy gold.
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 three-toed pygmy sloth is doing his best to find “the one”!
Warning: While washing your shirt, you may share a pool with some interesting friends.
Better safe than sorry! The ‘Planet Earth II’ crew relied on multiple bear saftey precautions during filming.
A mother otter keeps her pup warm and fluffy while teaching it how to hunt.
Emperor penguins — serial monogamists —move from ocean to ice to choose their mates for the year.
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.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
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.
Brave? Yes. Insanely risky? Also yes.
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
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.
Oy! A very hungry polar bear treated himself to the crew’s bacon, sour cream, yogurt, and more.
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.