Nature can be harsh, and in this case there can only be one shoebill chick.
This mother bird’s risk paid off — she’s the only resident eagle in this entire forest!
These African birds treat themselves to a bee hive feast on the side of a cliff.
One of Yellowstone’s smallest migrating birds fights to defend his flower patch.
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.
The Southern cassowary is the closest animal we have to a living dinosaur.
Each animal plays their part in the annual spectacle of the South African Sardine Run.
A highly endangered hummingbird with an extraordinary courtship ritual.
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.
See how ‘Blue Planet II’ cameramen used special slow-motion cameras to capture high-speed, bird-on-bird theft!
No bird is safe from these giant trevally, who’ve learned how to calculate the trajectory of their prey in flight.
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…
Tiny squirrels and giant bears alike must take great risks to prepare for winter.
These aerial predators must spend every daylight hour scanning the slopes for prey.
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.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
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!
How does a rookie bear cub get down from a tall tree?
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.
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.
Better safe than sorry! The ‘Planet Earth II’ crew relied on multiple bear saftey precautions during filming.
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.
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.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
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.
You better look out below…. and above!
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
This youngster has an important destiny to fulfill on the dangerous surface.
The nearer he gets to his skittish prey, the quieter he must be.
This Kalahari territory isn’t big enough for the both of them.
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.
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 ‘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.
It starts with a duet and ends with a frenzied chorus. The message is clear: stay away from our territory!
The rules are simple: winner takes all.
The weirdest deep sea creature in the world of the strange.
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.
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.
What happens when two powerful bulls are evenly matched?
Watch how this deadly plant trap its prey.
These insects pack potent chemical weapons to protect against predators.
These amphibious fish fight and mate on land.
Male humpback whales compete with each other while racing after a female.
Male giant bullfrogs, which can weigh more than two pounds, battle it out during mating season.
Brave? Yes. Insanely risky? Also yes.
Each battle has a different ending.
Would you have the guts to get up close and personal with these dangerous predators?
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.
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!
A gathering of orca whales use fascinating teamwork to hunt herring.
One touch from this beautiful but deadly creature is enough to paralyze.
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.
No umbrella required.
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.
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.
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.
At this Florida manatee hangout, youngsters get the chance to meet some unusually chilled-out reptiles.
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.
Red fox can hear the sounds of mice under six feet of snow during freezing Yellowstone winters.
Oarfish look like giant seafish and can grow up to 36 feet long!
How do these gigantic rocks move on their own?
Pigs can’t fly, but they sure can swim!
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”!
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.
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!