These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
Within their first year of life, penguin chicks face many extraordinary hardships in the arctic.
A determined polar bear mother leads her cubs into a dangerous new world.
A polar bear can smell a seal’s breathing hole from over a half a mile away.
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
Oy! A very hungry polar bear treated himself to the crew’s bacon, sour cream, yogurt, and more.
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.
It’s an uphill battle to climb this muddy mountain.
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.
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!
What better way to celebrate your birthday than with beluga whales and polar bears?
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.
Narwhals are some of the most mysterious and elusive animals in the oceans.
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.
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.
The first day out of the den is equal parts exhilarating and exhausting for these tiny meerkat pups.
Triplet meerkat babies explore the world outside their den for the very first time.
Hummingbirds must consume half their weight in nectar each day — plus compete with hungry bees!
She’s very slow and very determined. Watch a sloth’s journey to a juicy clump of fresh leaves.
These playful young lion cubs annoy their sleep deprived parents in the grasslands.
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.
Now safe at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection, this sweet girl enjoys cuddles with her carers.
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.
It’s hard to keep these little one’s attention, but the rescuers at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection are up to the challenge.
The Yukon’s sneakiest residents are masters of disguise all year round.
These adorable owls enjoy seasonal beetle delights and settle in for the breeding season.
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.
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!
Meet the tiny little dung beetle that could.
This baby monkey’s ancestors have roamed Earth’s forests for millions of years.
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!
A brave chimpanzee uses tools to break into a hidden beehive.
After roaming the earth for millions of years, the Northern white rhino population is down to two.
Practice makes perfect for these brown bear cubs of Finland.
At this Florida manatee hangout, youngsters get the chance to meet some unusually chilled-out reptiles.
Graveside flowers are worth fighting for.
These competing suitors only get one shot to impress a female.
With the help of angelfish, this oceanic wanderer rids itself of clingy parasites.
A whale shark enjoys it’s annual plankton feast while other fish use it as a giant shield.
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.
The river holds a secret for any lizard willing to leap for it.
The three-mile-high summits of the Ethiopian highlands are for expert climbers only: Gelada baboons.
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.
Flood waters bring safety to this frolicking antelope family.
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.
Young stoats learn important life skills during play — plus they get to break out their dance moves.
A seadragon couple shares a graceful dance in the evening light.
These gray leaf monkeys might appear drab, but their newborns stick out like a (cute) sore thumb!
These inquisitive walruses were eager for some camera time!
Enthusiasm? Absolutely. Technique? Not quite.
A behind-the-scenes look at how the producers of ‘Planet Earth II’ stumbled upon comedy gold.
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.
These busy grasses have their own special music.
Sit back and let the sound of the ocean wash over you.
Why the square face? Well, you’ll see.
This young woman must lead her herd on a perilous month long migration.
Over four years of filming, the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew witnessed key changes in the world’s oceans.
A female turtle spends five long years returning to her birth site to lay hundreds of eggs of her own.
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.
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.
Pigs can’t fly, but they sure can swim!
The Southern cassowary is the closest animal we have to a living dinosaur.
Octopuses live and breathe underwater, but that doesn’t stop the Australian Abdopus from roaming on land, too.
Can this marine iguana hatchling outrun dozens of hungry snakes on the beach?
Would you have the guts to get up close and personal with these dangerous predators?
Warning: While washing your shirt, you may share a pool with some interesting friends.
Hungry monkeys make a daring leap of faith across a crocodile infested river.
“Randy Shandy” has a flirtatious reputation, and his rival males are having none of it.
With hungry kittens to feed, a Margay cat prowls the jungle at night.
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?
A hungry hawk chases a crafty lizard through cacti in the desert. Will it end in a successful hunt or a great escape?
A hungry owl and a clever vole engage in a snowy game of cat and mouse.
The nearer he gets to his skittish prey, the quieter he must be.
Why are cheetahs so fast? Why do tigers have stripes? Habitats force animals to adapt, and the results are fascinating.
Watch a opportunistic Photuris firely set a trap behind a spider’s web.
Tracking Australia’s most elusive predators was the crew’s greatest challenge, but eventually led them to a very special surprise.
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.
In order to confuse birds of prey, these bats have got to get in formation.
Of all the hungry hunters, these are the ones that salmon can never see coming.
Underwater predators are joined by dive-bombing birds to hunt for prey.
These insects pack potent chemical weapons to protect against predators.
This tiny female ‘elephant shrew’ outwits her enemies with cheetah like movements.
Male humpback whales compete with each other while racing after a female.
You better look out below…. and above!
So many tunnels, so little time. Will this Marten get lucky and find a mouse?
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.
Each battle has a different ending.
Draco lizards can glide over 100 feet with a single leap.
The fastest land animal on the planet, cheetahs can reach 58 mph while hunting.
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!
Painted wolves have an 80% hunting success rate, one of Africa’s very highest.
No bird is safe from these giant trevally, who’ve learned how to calculate the trajectory of their prey in flight.
Dolphins, sailfish, and rays all get in on the lanternfish hunting action.
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.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
Measured from the sea floor, some of these peaks are taller than Everest!
These highly social boto dolphins use sonar and teamwork to navigate life in the murky water they call home.
It’s every lizard for themselves when a snake interrupts a tree trunk courtship.
One of Yellowstone’s smallest migrating birds fights to defend his flower patch.
After seven months of hibernation, it’s ClamFest for these hungry grizzly bears!
How do these gigantic rocks move on their own?
They’re at the top of every predators hit list, except on this very special island.
These 20-day-old chicks must face the first challenge of their lives.
A fascinating look at how creeping plants anchor themselves in the search for sunlight.
A highly endangered hummingbird with an extraordinary courtship ritual.
Watch and learn, grizzly cubs!
The ‘Planet Earth II’ camera crew releases peregrine falcon chicks into the skies of New York City.
Starfish race for the highest point to spawn.
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
Nature can be harsh, and in this case there can only be one shoebill chick.
This Kalahari territory isn’t big enough for the both of them.
A Grévys zebra proves his worth to a mate.
It starts with a duet and ends with a frenzied chorus. The message is clear: stay away from our territory!
In temperate seas, there are even more squid than fish.
The rules are simple: winner takes all.
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?
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!
Using their binocular vision and precision beaks, hornbills successfully catch bats for dinner — for the first time ever caught on camera!
With night vision 20x stronger than humans, these tiny primates are some of the jungle’s most impressive predators.
These bold lizards of the Savannah hunt flies on top of sleeping lions.
Red fox can hear the sounds of mice under six feet of snow during freezing Yellowstone winters.
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.
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.
Take a closeup look at what happens when venus flytraps call a temporary truce.
Watch how this deadly plant trap its prey.
There’s no better storyteller than nature.
This muscular hunter can lift prey over half its own body weight.
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.
These spiders’ silk is the toughest natural fiber on the entire planet.
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.
In the words of ‘The Hunt’ cameraman: “It was the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen”
Painted wolf Tait’s pack is surrounded by enemies: lions, hyennas, and her rival daughter, Blacktip.
The Hunt’ producers filmed a wild dog hunt from both land and air — and the results are riveting!
When that bamboo diet doesn’t get you fat enough to hibernate…
After traveling thousands of miles, swallows quench their thirst in the heart of the Sahara.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
The weirdest deep sea creature in the world of the strange.
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.
One wrong move and this fisherman could fall into the Mekong River currents.
A gathering of orca whales use fascinating teamwork to hunt herring.
One touch from this beautiful but deadly creature is enough to paralyze.
Better safe than sorry! The ‘Planet Earth II’ crew relied on multiple bear saftey precautions during filming.
Around the first full moon of winter, hundreds of thousands of spider crabs gather to shed their shells.
The nickname “Flying Lemur” may be a bit misleading, but these Colugos are the masters of the glide.