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.
Red fox can hear the sounds of mice under six feet of snow during freezing Yellowstone winters.
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.
So many tunnels, so little time. Will this Marten get lucky and find a mouse?
How do emperor penguins survive the cruelest winters on earth?
By carving steps in the ice, the film crew saved part of a penguin colony.
When chicks are left home alone in negative 40 degree weather, huddling is their only hope.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
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.
These aerial predators must spend every daylight hour scanning the slopes for prey.
The naturalist recounts the changes he’s witnessed to Borneo’s tropical forests — home to the endangered orangutan.
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.
It starts with a duet and ends with a frenzied chorus. The message is clear: stay away from our territory!
A monkey nanny-turned-lifeguard has her hands full with the young monkeys of Singapore.
It’s every lizard for themselves when a snake interrupts a tree trunk courtship.
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.
They’re at the top of every predators hit list, except on this very special island.
These fruit thieves are a vendor’s worst nightmare.
The lights in this city of seven million are a sight behold.
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.
Which chimps have what it takes to climb the hierarchy?
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.
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.
It’s a fish feast for the ages in Katmai National Park, where grizzly bears eat up to 90 pounds a day.
After seven months of hibernation, it’s ClamFest for these hungry grizzly bears!
A young Alaskan brown bear hasn’t quite mastered the art of catching leaping salmon.
Otherwise known as “olms”, these creatures can go an entire decade without a meal.
Isolated for thousands of years, these mysterious creatures have everything they need inside their caves.
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.
Why are cheetahs so fast? Why do tigers have stripes? Habitats force animals to adapt, and the results are fascinating.
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.
Tracking Australia’s most elusive predators was the crew’s greatest challenge, but eventually led them to a very special surprise.
The jungle is these lowland gorilla’s playground.
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.
With a successful mid-air twist, these fish can collect their tasty prize.
In this strange forest world, life is built on decay.
Why the square face? Well, you’ll see.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ‘Dynasties’ team spent two years with David, the Marlon Brando of chimps.
The ‘Blue Planet II’ crew went old-school to film airborne Giant trevally in South Africa.
The ocean’s master of disguise uses its superpower to hunt crabs and hide from sharks.
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.
Breakfast is served.
Discover how the ‘Blue Planet 2’ crew filmed a mother walrus and her pup using the UHD Mega-dome.
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 ‘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!
Watch these curious cubs welcome their mother back to the den.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
Will this young female rhino fall for a would-be mate’s eccentric style?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Graveside flowers are worth fighting for.
An arctic fox must hunt tirelessly to feed her seven pups.
Within their first year of life, penguin chicks face many extraordinary hardships in the arctic.
The beavers of Yellowstone fell hundreds of cottonwood trees every year as they construct their homes.
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.
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.
Male lemurs woo females via the power of pheromones.
Take a closeup look at what happens when venus flytraps call a temporary truce.
Watch how this deadly plant trap its prey.
In Southern France, the Damselfly is on the hunt to find the most suitable mate for breeding.
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.
Male giant bullfrogs, which can weigh more than two pounds, battle it out during mating season.
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.
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.
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.
These giraffe-neck weevils go to impressive lengths to find a mate.
This young woman must lead her herd on a perilous month long migration.
This young male widowbird figures out how to (literally) raise his game.
Everyone wants to wear the crown.
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.
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.
After reaching a certain body size, Kobudai fish can change from female to male!
Painted wolf Tait’s pack is surrounded by enemies: lions, hyennas, and her rival daughter, Blacktip.
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.
How far will a blenny go for love?
These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
White water lilies and spring flowers are reborn as the winter ice retreats.
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
These Antarctic residents get front row seats to one of nature’s greatest light shows.
A Grévys zebra proves his worth to a mate.
The reason is more sinister than you may imagine.
Coral has been found all the way down at 6,000 meters deep, but these reefs are incredibly vulnerable.
Meet the group who’ve been helping dolphins suffering from plastic since the 1980’s.
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.
Elusive Iberian lynx and grey wolves were extremely hard to find — let alone film.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
These crab-eating monkeys have found a one-stop-shop to swim, fish, and play.
You better look out below…. and above!
Can this marine iguana hatchling outrun dozens of hungry snakes on the beach?
There’s nothing like some Vitamin D to kickstart your morning.
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.
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.