After traveling thousands of miles, swallows quench their thirst in the heart of the Sahara.
This Kalahari territory isn’t big enough for the both of them.
For this herd, the grass is always greener on the other side.
A Grévys zebra proves his worth to a mate.
A brave chimpanzee uses tools to break into a hidden beehive.
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.
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.
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.
Flood waters bring safety to this frolicking antelope family.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
These special radio collars are saving African wild dogs’ lives.
Don’t climb another panther chameleon’s tree unless you’re looking for trouble!
The fastest land animal on the planet, cheetahs can reach 58 mph while hunting.
Follow a fisherman’s journey alongside two thousand others into Antogo Lake!
Everyone wants to wear the crown.
Breakfast is served.
Painted wolves have an 80% hunting success rate, one of Africa’s very highest.
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!
The nearer he gets to his skittish prey, the quieter he must be.
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.
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!
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.
Is expert jungle traveler Alfred destined for life in the orangutan lonely hearts club?
The jungle is these lowland gorilla’s playground.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
Few animals can survive in the harshest desert in the world, but these rare Bactrian camels manage just fine.
Each animal plays their part in the annual spectacle of the South African Sardine Run.
Male lemurs woo females via the power of pheromones.
This tiny female ‘elephant shrew’ outwits her enemies with cheetah like movements.
Each battle has a different ending.
This extraordinary cheetah mother managed to get all her cubs through their first year.
A human would need to run at 100 mph to do what the “Jesus Christ lizard” does easily!
What these ping-pong ball-sized moles lack in sight, they make up for in hearing.
One lion faces off with an entire herd of buffalo to keep her little ones safe.
The ‘Dynasties’ team spent two years with David, the Marlon Brando of chimps.
Bulk up, share, mind your manners and work on your speed!
The ‘Blue Planet II’ crew went old-school to film airborne Giant trevally in South Africa.
But this Painted wolf mama certainly does!
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.
Dynasties’ Producer Mike Gunton takes us behind the scenes of nature’s most dramatic stories.
Nature can be harsh, and in this case there can only be one shoebill chick.
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.
One of Yellowstone’s smallest migrating birds fights to defend his flower patch.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
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.
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 20-day-old chicks must face the first challenge of their lives.
A highly endangered hummingbird with an extraordinary courtship ritual.
You better look out below…. and above!
This muscular hunter can lift prey over half its own body weight.
These aerial predators must spend every daylight hour scanning the slopes for prey.
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.
This ‘Planet Earth II’ cameraman describes what it was like to camp out in the canopy.
It’s a seadragon dad’s job to carry the fertilized eggs until they hatch.
90% of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else on earth.
Watch a opportunistic Photuris firely set a trap behind a spider’s web.
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.
What better way to celebrate your birthday than with beluga whales and polar bears?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Isolated for thousands of years, these mysterious creatures have everything they need inside their caves.
When that bamboo diet doesn’t get you fat enough to hibernate…
It’s the best way to keep their young safe in busy tropical waters.
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!
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 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.
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?
The world’s largest animal can weigh up to 190 tons.
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.
No umbrella required.
Lose yourself in the sounds of the forest floor.
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.
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.
Like a true star, tigress Raj Behra chose a den no paparazzi could reach by car.
Better safe than sorry! The ‘Planet Earth II’ crew relied on multiple bear saftey precautions during filming.
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!
Brave? Yes. Insanely risky? Also yes.
Can this marine iguana hatchling outrun dozens of hungry snakes on the beach?
One wrong move and this fisherman could fall into the Mekong River currents.
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!
One touch from this beautiful but deadly creature is enough to paralyze.
Australia holds the largest concentration of prehistoric images in the world — including those of an ancient Tasmanian devil and the extinct Thylacine wolf.
Saguaro cactus flowers bloom over a period of successive nights in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
These crab-eating monkeys have found a one-stop-shop to swim, fish, and play.
It’s every lizard for themselves when a snake interrupts a tree trunk courtship.
They’re at the top of every predators hit list, except on this very special island.
A seadragon couple shares a graceful dance in the evening light.
Watch how this itty bitty floating lizard manages to survive in the rainforest despite its tiny stature.
These gray leaf monkeys might appear drab, but their newborns stick out like a (cute) sore thumb!
Enthusiasm? Absolutely. Technique? Not quite.
In Sing-Sing, New Guinea it’s the most eye-catching who get the most attention.
This three-toed pygmy sloth is doing his best to find “the one”!
There’s nothing like some Vitamin D to kickstart your morning.
To survive in the forest, tiger cubs must learn to blend in.
This ingenious crew took their cameras atop elephants to follow tigers into the forest.
Coral has been found all the way down at 6,000 meters deep, but these reefs are incredibly vulnerable.
Tigress Raj Behra’s two week old cubs take their very first steps.
It took a very special camera stytem to film the lives of the creatures of the reefs.
Watch and learn, grizzly cubs!
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 giraffe-neck weevils go to impressive lengths to find a mate.
Note these tricks of the trade to avoid painful ant bites!
These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
Within their first year of life, penguin chicks face many extraordinary hardships in the arctic.
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?
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.
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.
A gathering of orca whales use fascinating teamwork to hunt herring.
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.
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.
Graveside flowers are worth fighting for.
This mama otter keeps her baby’s fluff on fleek.
It’s a fish feast for the ages in Katmai National Park, where grizzly bears eat up to 90 pounds a day.
White water lilies and spring flowers are reborn as the winter ice retreats.
These fruit thieves are a vendor’s worst nightmare.
The lights in this city of seven million are a sight behold.
A behind-the-scenes look at how the producers of ‘Planet Earth II’ stumbled upon comedy gold.
I felt like I wanted to hug him.
These Antarctic residents get front row seats to one of nature’s greatest light shows.
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.
A mother humpback whale must go without food while her calf consumes 500 liters of her milk a day.
As their ice world disappears, polar bears have been known to swim up to 60 miles offshore in search of food.
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.
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.
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.
A young Alaskan brown bear hasn’t quite mastered the art of catching leaping salmon.
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.
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 unique fish spread their wings and leave the ocean to escape predatory Dorados.
Starfish race for the highest point to spawn.
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.
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!
In the words of ‘The Hunt’ cameraman: “It was the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen”
The signature Spinner dolphin twist: maybe for communication, maybe just for fun.
After reaching a certain body size, Kobudai fish can change from female to male!
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..
Meet the group who’ve been helping dolphins suffering from plastic since the 1980’s.
With an oversized left eye, this deep-sea squid can detect silhouettes of prey swimming above.
Over four years of filming, the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew witnessed key changes in the world’s oceans.
A clownfish family comes together to make home improvements.
How far will a blenny go for love?