Around the first full moon of winter, hundreds of thousands of spider crabs gather to shed their shells.
Meet the group who’ve been helping dolphins suffering from plastic since the 1980’s.
Over four years of filming, the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew witnessed key changes in the world’s oceans.
Here’s how to hunt in the shallowest of waters.
These highly social boto dolphins use sonar and teamwork to navigate life in the murky water they call home.
Underwater predators are joined by dive-bombing birds to hunt for prey.
The signature Spinner dolphin twist: maybe for communication, maybe just for fun.
This mother bird’s risk paid off — she’s the only resident eagle in this entire forest!
After roaming the earth for millions of years, the Northern white rhino population is down to two.
In these Indonesian waters, whale sharks are protected and thriving.
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.
Now she has four babies to fatten up for the winter. Her secret? Pine nuts.
Watch how this itty bitty floating lizard manages to survive in the rainforest despite its tiny stature.
One male stays behind to watch out for everyone’s tadpoles.
There’s no better storyteller than nature.
This young woman must lead her herd on a perilous month long migration.
By carving steps in the ice, the film crew saved part of a penguin colony.
Filming a blue whale feeding underwater is not for the faint of heart.
In the words of ‘The Hunt’ cameraman: “It was the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen”
Why are cheetahs so fast? Why do tigers have stripes? Habitats force animals to adapt, and the results are fascinating.
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.
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.
What better way to celebrate your birthday than with beluga whales and polar bears?
These special radio collars are saving African wild dogs’ lives.
These inquisitive walruses were eager for some camera time!
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.
Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (‘Gravity’) on how to score nature scenes.
A behind-the-scenes look at how the producers of ‘Planet Earth II’ stumbled upon comedy gold.
Would you have the guts to get up close and personal with these dangerous predators?
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
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.
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.
Coral has been found all the way down at 6,000 meters deep, but these reefs are incredibly vulnerable.
Like a true star, tigress Raj Behra chose a den no paparazzi could reach by car.
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
Better safe than sorry! The ‘Planet Earth II’ crew relied on multiple bear saftey precautions during filming.
The Hunt’ producers filmed a wild dog hunt from both land and air — and the results are riveting!
Dynasties’ Producer Mike Gunton takes us behind the scenes of nature’s most dramatic stories.
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!
The ocean’s master of disguise uses its superpower to hunt crabs and hide from sharks.
Starfish race for the highest point to spawn.
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!
One touch from this beautiful but deadly creature is enough to paralyze.
After reaching a certain body size, Kobudai fish can change from female to male!
No bird is safe from these giant trevally, who’ve learned how to calculate the trajectory of their prey in flight.
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.
With an oversized left eye, this deep-sea squid can detect silhouettes of prey swimming above.
It took a very special camera stytem to film the lives of the creatures of the reefs.
Only one hatchling in 1,000 will survive to adulthood, but the ones that do can live over 80 years.
In temperate seas, there are even more squid than fish.
With the help of angelfish, this oceanic wanderer rids itself of clingy parasites.
The weirdest deep sea creature in the world of the strange.
From fifty-feet up in a tree, mandarin ducklings take their first flights!
It’s the best way to keep their young safe in busy tropical waters.
She isn’t much to look at, but this Bald Eagle’s got attitude for days.
Of all the hungry hunters, these are the ones that salmon can never see coming.
Each animal plays their part in the annual spectacle of the South African Sardine Run.
These 20-day-old chicks must face the first challenge of their lives.
You better look out below…. and above!
This baby monkey’s ancestors have roamed Earth’s forests for millions of years.
These penguins gather on Deception Island, an active volcano, to breed.
Watch a gangly Guanaco calf take its very wobbly first steps.
90% of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else on earth.
The jungle is these lowland gorilla’s playground.
Australia holds the largest concentration of prehistoric images in the world — including those of an ancient Tasmanian devil and the extinct Thylacine wolf.
A mother humpback whale must go without food while her calf consumes 500 liters of her milk a day.
As the largest herbavores in the sea, dugons can eat an entire football field’s worth of sea grass in a single day.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
These competing suitors only get one shot to impress a female.
Measured from the sea floor, some of these peaks are taller than Everest!
Isolated for thousands of years, these mysterious creatures have everything they need inside their caves.
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.
A determined polar bear mother leads her cubs into a dangerous new world.
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.
The reason is more sinister than you may imagine.
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.
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 youngster has an important destiny to fulfill on the dangerous surface.
Meet the tiny little dung beetle that could.
A brave chimpanzee uses tools to break into a hidden beehive.
With a successful mid-air twist, these fish can collect their tasty prize.
The nickname “Flying Lemur” may be a bit misleading, but these Colugos are the masters of the glide.
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.
The wild dogs of Northern Singapore are no match for this close-knit otter family.
This tiny female ‘elephant shrew’ outwits her enemies with cheetah like movements.
These clever monkeys have a brilliant strategy to gain access to food.
A human would need to run at 100 mph to do what the “Jesus Christ lizard” does easily!
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.
It takes weeks underwater to find and film the fascinating animals of the deep.
Painted wolves have an 80% hunting success rate, one of Africa’s very highest.
Giant spiders, brutal weather conditions, and hours and hours of waiting are all worth it for the moments of pure animal magic.
It takes a fearless and patient mother to keep curious cubs safe.
It’s a seadragon dad’s job to carry the fertilized eggs until they hatch.
For this herd, the grass is always greener on the other side.
A Grévys zebra proves his worth to a mate.
Watch a opportunistic Photuris firely set a trap behind a spider’s web.
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.
Otherwise known as “olms”, these creatures can go an entire decade without a meal.
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!
When that bamboo diet doesn’t get you fat enough to hibernate…
The last hatchling on the beach dodges predators from above and below on her way to the safety of the sea.
A whale shark enjoys it’s annual plankton feast while other fish use it as a giant shield.
As their ice world disappears, polar bears have been known to swim up to 60 miles offshore in search of food.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
Watch how this humpback family works together to hunt off the coast of Alaska.
Oarfish look like giant seafish and can grow up to 36 feet long!
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.
Humpback whales use ingenious teamwork, bubbles and sound to trick herring to the surface.
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.
A seadragon couple shares a graceful dance in the evening light.
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.
The clownfish male is under constant surveillance by the female to ensure his egg-caring performance is up to par.
These unique fish spread their wings and leave the ocean to escape predatory Dorados.
Octopuses live and breathe underwater, but that doesn’t stop the Australian Abdopus from roaming on land, too.
Sit back and let the sound of the ocean wash over you.
A clownfish family comes together to make home improvements.
How far will a blenny go for love?
Nature can be harsh, and in this case there can only be one shoebill chick.
How do emperor penguins survive the cruelest winters on earth?
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.
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!
Seal pups perform a playful dance in front of an audience of very unimpressed penguins.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
These crab-eating monkeys have found a one-stop-shop to swim, fish, and play.
A monkey nanny-turned-lifeguard has her hands full with the young monkeys of Singapore.
The beavers of Yellowstone fell hundreds of cottonwood trees every year as they construct their homes.
It’s easier to hide when there’s only two of you.
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.
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.
Male giant bullfrogs, which can weigh more than two pounds, battle it out during mating season.
This three-toed pygmy sloth is doing his best to find “the one”!
Follow a fisherman’s journey alongside two thousand others into Antogo Lake!