He who rules the rubbish bin may rule the troop.
The lights in this city of seven million are a sight behold.
The ‘Planet Earth II’ camera crew releases peregrine falcon chicks into the skies of New York City.
Breakfast is served.
These penguins gather on Deception Island, an active volcano, to breed.
They’re at the top of every predators hit list, except on this very special island.
Pigs can’t fly, but they sure can swim!
This baby monkey’s ancestors have roamed Earth’s forests for millions of years.
A brave chimpanzee uses tools to break into a hidden beehive.
Is expert jungle traveler Alfred destined for life in the orangutan lonely hearts club?
The naturalist recounts the changes he’s witnessed to Borneo’s tropical forests — home to the endangered orangutan.
The jungle is these lowland gorilla’s playground.
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!
These crab-eating monkeys have found a one-stop-shop to swim, fish, and play.
The three-mile-high summits of the Ethiopian highlands are for expert climbers only: Gelada baboons.
A monkey nanny-turned-lifeguard has her hands full with the young monkeys of Singapore.
These gray leaf monkeys might appear drab, but their newborns stick out like a (cute) sore thumb!
These clever monkeys have a brilliant strategy to gain access to food.
Enthusiasm? Absolutely. Technique? Not quite.
These fruit thieves are a vendor’s worst nightmare.
Everyone wants to wear the crown.
The ‘Dynasties’ team spent two years with David, the Marlon Brando of chimps.
Which chimps have what it takes to climb the hierarchy?
In these Indonesian waters, whale sharks are protected and thriving.
The nickname “Flying Lemur” may be a bit misleading, but these Colugos are the masters of the glide.
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…
It’s every lizard for themselves when a snake interrupts a tree trunk courtship.
The wild dogs of Northern Singapore are no match for this close-knit otter family.
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?
These sulfur miners journey into one of the world’s most dangerous volcanic sites in Indonesia.
One wrong move and this fisherman could fall into the Mekong River currents.
To survive in the forest, tiger cubs must learn to blend in.
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.
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.
Nature can be harsh, and in this case there can only be one shoebill chick.
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.
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.
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!
Graveside flowers are worth fighting for.
These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
Why the square face? Well, you’ll see.
In temperate seas, there are even more squid than fish.
The rules are simple: winner takes all.
What happens when two powerful bulls are evenly matched?
One of Yellowstone’s smallest migrating birds fights to defend his flower patch.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
These amphibious fish fight and mate on land.
Male giant bullfrogs, which can weigh more than two pounds, battle it out during mating season.
Don’t climb another panther chameleon’s tree unless you’re looking for trouble!
One lion faces off with an entire herd of buffalo to keep her little ones safe.
See how ‘Blue Planet II’ cameramen used special slow-motion cameras to capture high-speed, bird-on-bird theft!
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.
The nearer he gets to his skittish prey, the quieter he must be.
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.
Watch a opportunistic Photuris firely set a trap behind a spider’s web.
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.
An arctic fox must hunt tirelessly to feed her seven pups.
The weirdest deep sea creature in the world of the strange.
In order to confuse birds of prey, these bats have got to get in formation.
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.
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.
The Southern cassowary is the closest animal we have to a living dinosaur.
Underwater predators are joined by dive-bombing birds to hunt for prey.
Watch how this deadly plant trap its prey.
These insects pack potent chemical weapons to protect against predators.
Male humpback whales compete with each other while racing after a female.
You better look out below…. and above!
Brave? Yes. Insanely risky? Also yes.
Each battle has a different ending.
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!
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.
One touch from this beautiful but deadly creature is enough to paralyze.
No bird is safe from these giant trevally, who’ve learned how to calculate the trajectory of their prey in flight.
Better safe than sorry! The ‘Planet Earth II’ crew relied on multiple bear saftey precautions during filming.
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.
As the largest herbavores in the sea, dugons can eat an entire football field’s worth of sea grass in a single day.
Can this marine iguana hatchling outrun dozens of hungry snakes on the beach?
This three-toed pygmy sloth is doing his best to find “the one”!
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.
Will this young female rhino fall for a would-be mate’s eccentric style?
This mother bird’s risk paid off — she’s the only resident eagle in this entire forest!
For this herd, the grass is always greener on the other side.
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!
Watch a gangly Guanaco calf take its very wobbly first steps.
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.
What better way to celebrate your birthday than with beluga whales and polar bears?
With a successful mid-air twist, these fish can collect their tasty prize.
These highly social boto dolphins use sonar and teamwork to navigate life in the murky water they call home.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
It’s a fish feast for the ages in Katmai National Park, where grizzly bears eat up to 90 pounds a day.
How do these gigantic rocks move on their own?
These 20-day-old chicks must face the first challenge of their lives.
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.
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.
This extraordinary cheetah mother managed to get all her cubs through their first year.
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.
Watch and learn, grizzly cubs!
There’s nothing like some Vitamin D to kickstart your morning.
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
Lose yourself in the sounds of the forest floor.
These Antarctic residents get front row seats to one of nature’s greatest light shows.
The ‘Blue Planet II’ crew went old-school to film airborne Giant trevally in South Africa.
Warning: While washing your shirt, you may share a pool with some interesting friends.
But this Painted wolf mama certainly does!
Sit back and let the sound of the ocean wash over you.
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
It takes a fearless and patient mother to keep curious cubs safe.