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.
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.
The naturalist recounts the changes he’s witnessed to Borneo’s tropical forests — home to the endangered orangutan.
These special radio collars are saving African wild dogs’ lives.
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.
Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (‘Gravity’) on how to score nature scenes.
Would you have the guts to get up close and personal with these dangerous predators?
The ‘Dynasties’ team spent two years with David, the Marlon Brando of chimps.
Warning: While washing your shirt, you may share a pool with some interesting friends.
It takes weeks underwater to find and film the fascinating animals of the deep.
Suction cup cameras provided the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew with a whole new perspective of a sperm whale family.
Filming a blue whale feeding underwater is not for the faint of heart.
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.
In the words of ‘The Hunt’ cameraman: “It was the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen”
Giant spiders, brutal weather conditions, and hours and hours of waiting are all worth it for the moments of pure animal magic.
Sperm whales can dive up to 3,280 feet deep. Meet the underwater cameraman who managed to capture this split-level footage..
Over four years of filming, the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew witnessed key changes in the world’s oceans.
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.
Dynasties’ Producer Mike Gunton takes us behind the scenes of nature’s most dramatic stories.
Nature can be harsh, and in this case there can only be one shoebill chick.
Only one hatchling in 1,000 will survive to adulthood, but the ones that do can live over 80 years.
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!
Within their first year of life, penguin chicks face many extraordinary hardships in the arctic.
What happens when two powerful bulls are evenly matched?
Watch how this deadly plant trap its prey.
These amphibious fish fight and mate on land.
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.
Can this marine iguana hatchling outrun dozens of hungry snakes on the beach?
One wrong move and this fisherman could fall into the Mekong River currents.
One lion faces off with an entire herd of buffalo to keep her little ones safe.
Can this eel escape a toxic brine pool death trap at the bottom of the sea?
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
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.
After seven months of hibernation, it’s ClamFest for these hungry grizzly bears!
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.
Practice makes perfect for these brown bear cubs of Finland.
What better way to celebrate your birthday than with beluga whales and polar bears?
A determined polar bear mother leads her cubs into a dangerous new world.
As their ice world disappears, polar bears have been known to swim up to 60 miles offshore in search of food.
Now she has four babies to fatten up for the winter. Her secret? Pine nuts.
Why are cheetahs so fast? Why do tigers have stripes? Habitats force animals to adapt, and the results are fascinating.
Tracking Australia’s most elusive predators was the crew’s greatest challenge, but eventually led them to a very special surprise.
Elusive Iberian lynx and grey wolves were extremely hard to find — let alone film.
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.
This extraordinary cheetah mother managed to get all her cubs through their first year.
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
By carving steps in the ice, the film crew saved part of a penguin colony.
The ‘Blue Planet II’ crew went old-school to film airborne Giant trevally in South Africa.
The ‘Planet Earth II’ camera crew releases peregrine falcon chicks into the skies of New York City.
Breakfast is served.
Discover how the ‘Blue Planet 2’ crew filmed a mother walrus and her pup using the UHD Mega-dome.
Coral has been found all the way down at 6,000 meters deep, but these reefs are incredibly vulnerable.
Like a true star, tigress Raj Behra chose a den no paparazzi could reach by car.
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
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.
The Yukon’s sneakiest residents are masters of disguise all year round.
A female turtle spends five long years returning to her birth site to lay hundreds of eggs of her own.
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 hungry owl and a clever vole engage in a snowy game of cat and mouse.
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.
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.
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!
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!
A brave chimpanzee uses tools to break into a hidden beehive.
90% of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else on earth.
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.
The jungle is these lowland gorilla’s playground.
In these Indonesian waters, whale sharks are protected and thriving.
Otherwise known as “olms”, these creatures can go an entire decade without a meal.
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.
In this strange forest world, life is built on decay.
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.
A whale shark enjoys it’s annual plankton feast while other fish use it as a giant shield.
These highly social boto dolphins use sonar and teamwork to navigate life in the murky water they call home.
In order to confuse birds of prey, these bats have got to get in formation.
Isolated for thousands of years, these mysterious creatures have everything they need inside their caves.
The river holds a secret for any lizard willing to leap for it.
It’s the best way to keep their young safe in busy tropical waters.
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.
There are many different theories behind these mysterious blobs.
Oarfish look like giant seafish and can grow up to 36 feet long!
How do these gigantic rocks move on their own?
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.
A fascinating look at how creeping plants anchor themselves in the search for sunlight.
Red starfish, nemertine worms and sea urchins flourish under the Antarctic ice.
These insects pack potent chemical weapons to protect against predators.
Sea snakes breed in underwater caves and have some of the most toxic venom in the world.
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.
Draco lizards can glide over 100 feet with a single leap.
The world’s largest animal can weigh up to 190 tons.
The fastest land animal on the planet, cheetahs can reach 58 mph while hunting.
These spiders’ silk is the toughest natural fiber on the entire planet.
No umbrella required.
Lose yourself in the sounds of the forest floor.
Experience the unique sound of wings flapping 15 times per second.
The ocean’s master of disguise uses its superpower to hunt crabs and hide from sharks.
No bird is safe from these giant trevally, who’ve learned how to calculate the trajectory of their prey in flight.
These busy grasses have their own special music.
Sit back and let the sound of the ocean wash over you.
This Kalahari territory isn’t big enough for the both of them.
For this herd, the grass is always greener on the other side.
The last hatchling on the beach dodges predators from above and below on her way to the safety of the sea.
After roaming the earth for millions of years, the Northern white rhino population is down to two.
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!
One touch from this beautiful but deadly creature is enough to paralyze.
The nearer he gets to his skittish prey, the quieter he must be.
When violent storms displace chicks from their nests, they must fight to climb back up to the warmth of their parents.
These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
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.
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.
Underwater predators are joined by dive-bombing birds to hunt for prey.
Male giant bullfrogs, which can weigh more than two pounds, battle it out during mating season.
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.
A gathering of orca whales use fascinating teamwork to hunt herring.
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.
A mother otter keeps her pup warm and fluffy while teaching it how to hunt.
At this Florida manatee hangout, youngsters get the chance to meet some unusually chilled-out reptiles.
From fifty-feet up in a tree, mandarin ducklings take their first flights!
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.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
Red fox can hear the sounds of mice under six feet of snow during freezing Yellowstone winters.
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.
This three-toed pygmy sloth is doing his best to find “the one”!
Enthusiasm? Absolutely. Technique? Not quite.
What these ping-pong ball-sized moles lack in sight, they make up for in hearing.
These aerial predators must spend every daylight hour scanning the slopes for prey.
This young male widowbird figures out how to (literally) raise his game.
Seal pups perform a playful dance in front of an audience of very unimpressed penguins.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
These crab-eating monkeys have found a one-stop-shop to swim, fish, and play.
There’s nothing like some Vitamin D to kickstart your morning.