Emperor penguins — serial monogamists —move from ocean to ice to choose their mates for the year.
These penguins gather on Deception Island, an active volcano, to breed.
Seal pups perform a playful dance in front of an audience of very unimpressed penguins.
These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
Within their first year of life, penguin chicks face many extraordinary hardships in the arctic.
It’s an uphill battle to climb this muddy mountain.
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
These Antarctic residents get front row seats to one of nature’s greatest light shows.
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.
The first day out of the den is equal parts exhilarating and exhausting for these tiny meerkat pups.
She’s very slow and very determined. Watch a sloth’s journey to a juicy clump of fresh leaves.
It’s a seadragon dad’s job to carry the fertilized eggs until they hatch.
This baby monkey’s ancestors have roamed Earth’s forests for millions of years.
At this Florida manatee hangout, youngsters get the chance to meet some unusually chilled-out reptiles.
A whale shark enjoys it’s annual plankton feast while other fish use it as a giant shield.
Flood waters bring safety to this frolicking antelope family.
White water lilies and spring flowers are reborn as the winter ice retreats.
A seadragon couple shares a graceful dance in the evening light.
Enthusiasm? Absolutely. Technique? Not quite.
This three-toed pygmy sloth is doing his best to find “the one”!
There’s nothing like some Vitamin D to kickstart your morning.
No umbrella required.
Lose yourself in the sounds of the forest floor.
Experience the unique sound of wings flapping 15 times per second.
The signature Spinner dolphin twist: maybe for communication, maybe just for fun.
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.
Find out what it takes to capture the perfect skyscape.
It’s impossible to feel alone under a blanket of stars.
For astrophotographer Antoine Ribaut, the fight against light pollution means carving his very own telescope lenses.
In total darkness and without any light pollution, it’s possible to see 7-8 thousand stars. Let the night sky take your breath away with astrophotographers Antoine Ribaut and Amber Terranova.
Rescuers (and dogs!) bond with curious young chimps at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection.
Meet the adorably curious animal stars of ‘Eden: Untamed Planet’, who got up close and very personal with the lucky crew.
The ‘Eden’ crew films flying squirrels by night as they search for delicious truffles.
Fortune favors the brave bears.
Young flamingo fledglings use the help of a seasonal wind to break their shackles of ice.
Discover how scientists track the turtles of Galapagos National Park to give them the best chance of living full, healthy lives — of up to 150 years or more!
This remarkable sea lion hunting technique is unique to the Galapagos — and hungry pelicans get to reap the benefits, too!
Watch the surprising twist ending when an opportunistic hyena interrupts a leopard and her prey.
While on the hunt for insects, this patient frog must be on the lookout for ambushes by other hidden predators.
The ‘Eden: Untamed Planet’ crew faced extremely hostile conditions to film wildlife on the remote coast of Namibia.
Hungry monkeys make a daring leap of faith across a crocodile infested river.
The ‘Eden: Untamed Planet’ crew dodged thousands of roosting bats and millions of hungry cockroaches while filming inside a magnificent cave.
Ready or not, it’s time for these baby meerkats to leave the only home they’ve ever known.
With hungry kittens to feed, a Margay cat prowls the jungle at night.
With night vision 20x stronger than humans, these tiny primates are some of the jungle’s most impressive predators.
Hummingbirds must consume half their weight in nectar each day — plus compete with hungry bees!
For its size, the sengi is faster than the cheetah. Can this crafty mother escape a hungry monitor lizard?
It’s sunset in the Kalahri — will this hungry Caracal get her supper?
Experience a powerful storm alongside lions, sengis, and reptiles in the African grasslands.
After surviving a sand storm, desert elephants rely on teamwork to save their youngest member.
After enduring a sandstorm and miles of walking in brutal heat, these desert elephants celebrate with a fruit tree feast.
Young students at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection learn to use rocks to crack open their food.
Johnny sadly spend ten years on a chain. But heroic rescuers at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection have given him a whole new life, full of 24/7 love.
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.
These adorable owls enjoy seasonal beetle delights and settle in for the breeding season.
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.
Will this young female rhino fall for a would-be mate’s eccentric style?
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.
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.
This mother bird’s risk paid off — she’s the only resident eagle in this entire forest!
Meet the tiny little dung beetle that could.
For this herd, the grass is always greener on the other side.
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!
A Grévys zebra proves his worth to a mate.
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.
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.
These African birds treat themselves to a bee hive feast on the side of a cliff.
After roaming the earth for millions of years, the Northern white rhino population is down to two.
When violent storms displace chicks from their nests, they must fight to climb back up to the warmth of their parents.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
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.
A mother humpback whale must go without food while her calf consumes 500 liters of her milk a day.
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.
These highly social boto dolphins use sonar and teamwork to navigate life in the murky water they call home.
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.
A determined polar bear mother leads her cubs into a dangerous new world.
It’s every lizard for themselves when a snake interrupts a tree trunk courtship.
The beavers of Yellowstone fell hundreds of cottonwood trees every year as they construct their homes.
Now she has four babies to fatten up for the winter. Her secret? Pine nuts.
One of Yellowstone’s smallest migrating birds fights to defend his flower patch.
Red fox can hear the sounds of mice under six feet of snow during freezing Yellowstone winters.
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.
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.
After seven months of hibernation, it’s ClamFest for these hungry grizzly bears!
There are many different theories behind these mysterious blobs.
How do these gigantic rocks move on their own?
Simplicity is the key to a jellyfish’s success.
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!
The Southern cassowary is the closest animal we have to a living dinosaur.
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.
Humpback whales use ingenious teamwork, bubbles and sound to trick herring to the surface.
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.
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.
A fascinating look at how creeping plants anchor themselves in the search for sunlight.
Saguaro cactus flowers bloom over a period of successive nights in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
In Southern France, the Damselfly is on the hunt to find the most suitable mate for breeding.
A highly endangered hummingbird with an extraordinary courtship ritual.
Male humpback whales compete with each other while racing after a female.
Sea snakes breed in underwater caves and have some of the most toxic venom in the world.
One male stays behind to watch out for everyone’s tadpoles.
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.
You better look out below…. and above!
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.
These special radio collars are saving African wild dogs’ lives.
These inquisitive walruses were eager for some camera time!
Each battle has a different ending.
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 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 lights in this city of seven million are a sight behold.
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.
Draco lizards can glide over 100 feet with a single leap.
These giraffe-neck weevils go to impressive lengths to find a mate.
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.
This young male widowbird figures out how to (literally) raise his game.
One wrong move and this fisherman could fall into the Mekong River currents.
Follow a fisherman’s journey alongside two thousand others into Antogo Lake!
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.
The ‘Dynasties’ team spent two years with David, the Marlon Brando of chimps.
To survive in the forest, tiger cubs must learn to blend in.
Bulk up, share, mind your manners and work on your speed!
The ocean’s master of disguise uses its superpower to hunt crabs and hide from sharks.
The ‘Planet Earth II’ camera crew releases peregrine falcon chicks into the skies of New York City.
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.
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”
Coral has been found all the way down at 6,000 meters deep, but these reefs are incredibly vulnerable.
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.
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!
Oy! A very hungry polar bear treated himself to the crew’s bacon, sour cream, yogurt, and more.
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..
Around the first full moon of winter, hundreds of thousands of spider crabs gather to shed their shells.
A clownfish family comes together to make home improvements.
It takes a fearless and patient mother to keep curious cubs safe.
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?
An arctic fox must hunt tirelessly to feed her seven pups.
As their ice world disappears, polar bears have been known to swim up to 60 miles offshore in search of food.
Red starfish, nemertine worms and sea urchins flourish under the Antarctic ice.
Brave? Yes. Insanely risky? Also yes.
When chicks are left home alone in negative 40 degree weather, huddling is their only hope.
Discover how the ‘Blue Planet 2’ crew filmed a mother walrus and her pup using the UHD Mega-dome.
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.
In the Luangwa Valley, conditions are perfect for baby leopards, elephants, monkeys and more to take their very first steps in the world.
Baby meerkats make for easy eagle pickings. Can this young one’s family find him in time?
It’s hard work to keep an eye on three rambunctious baby meerkat pups.
Triplet meerkat babies explore the world outside their den for the very first time.
These playful young lion cubs annoy their sleep deprived parents in the grasslands.
Now safe at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection, this sweet girl enjoys cuddles with her carers.
It’s hard to keep these little one’s attention, but the rescuers at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection are up to the challenge.
Graveside flowers are worth fighting for.
From fifty-feet up in a tree, mandarin ducklings take their first flights!
These crab-eating monkeys have found a one-stop-shop to swim, fish, and play.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
A young Alaskan brown bear hasn’t quite mastered the art of catching leaping salmon.
Young stoats learn important life skills during play — plus they get to break out their dance moves.
These gray leaf monkeys might appear drab, but their newborns stick out like a (cute) sore thumb!
A behind-the-scenes look at how the producers of ‘Planet Earth II’ stumbled upon comedy gold.
These busy grasses have their own special music.
Why the square face? Well, you’ll see.
Over four years of filming, the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew witnessed key changes in the world’s oceans.
Few people have ever been this close to the stunning San Rafael glacier — the fastest calving glacier in the world.
Is expert jungle traveler Alfred destined for life in the orangutan lonely hearts club?
Watch these curious cubs welcome their mother back to the den.
The attraction is mutual between these two young meerkats. But will family come between them?
Watch a gangly Guanaco calf take its very wobbly first steps.
A monkey nanny-turned-lifeguard has her hands full with the young monkeys of Singapore.
These 20-day-old chicks must face the first challenge of their lives.
Watch how this itty bitty floating lizard manages to survive in the rainforest despite its tiny stature.
So many tunnels, so little time. Will this Marten get lucky and find a mouse?
Watch and learn, grizzly cubs!
Everyone wants to wear the crown.
Which chimps have what it takes to climb the hierarchy?
But this Painted wolf mama certainly does!
Like a true star, tigress Raj Behra chose a den no paparazzi could reach by car.
A hungry hawk chases a crafty lizard through cacti in the desert. Will it end in a successful hunt or a great escape?
Warning: While washing your shirt, you may share a pool with some interesting friends.
Starfish race for the highest point to spawn.
While their babysitter naps on the job, two curious meerkats sneak out to a dangerous cattle ring.
How does a rookie bear cub get down from a tall tree?
In Sing-Sing, New Guinea it’s the most eye-catching who get the most attention.
Breakfast is served.
When that bamboo diet doesn’t get you fat enough to hibernate…
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.
It’s easier to hide when there’s only two of you.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
Love is in the air, and this Arctic ground squirrel doesn’t want to miss his first date!
These aerial predators must spend every daylight hour scanning the slopes for prey.
90% of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else on earth.
An alpha male woos some lusty females with a show-stopping performance.
Watch how this deadly plant trap its prey.
“Randy Shandy” has a flirtatious reputation, and his rival males are having none of it.
A young male meerkat enters enemy territory for a chance at love.
After traveling thousands of miles, swallows quench their thirst in the heart of the Sahara.
In these Indonesian waters, whale sharks are protected and thriving.
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.
There’s no better storyteller than nature.
These fruit thieves are a vendor’s worst nightmare.
The ‘Blue Planet II’ crew went old-school to film airborne Giant trevally in South Africa.