Why the square face? Well, you’ll see.
It’s sunset in the Kalahri — will this hungry Caracal get her supper?
The nearer he gets to his skittish prey, the quieter he must be.
In order to confuse birds of prey, these bats have got to get in formation.
Red fox can hear the sounds of mice under six feet of snow during freezing Yellowstone winters.
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.
Underwater predators are joined by dive-bombing birds to hunt for prey.
You better look out below…. and above!
This muscular hunter can lift prey over half its own body weight.
A crab must run the gauntlet to reach its far away feeding grounds.
To survive in the forest, tiger cubs must learn to blend in.
The ‘Blue Planet II’ crew went old-school to film airborne Giant trevally in South Africa.
A gathering of orca whales use fascinating teamwork to hunt herring.
One touch from this beautiful but deadly creature is enough to paralyze.
The nickname “Flying Lemur” may be a bit misleading, but these Colugos are the masters of the glide.
A mother humpback whale must go without food while her calf consumes 500 liters of her milk a day.
These competing suitors only get one shot to impress a female.
The rules are simple: winner takes all.
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.
A determined polar bear mother leads her cubs into a dangerous new world.
Lose yourself in the sounds of the forest floor.
Breakfast is served.
These busy grasses have their own special music.
Sit back and let the sound of the ocean wash over you.
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.
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?
Seal pups perform a playful dance in front of an audience of very unimpressed penguins.
These two make for surprisingly well-matched rivals.
An arctic fox must hunt tirelessly to feed her seven pups.
Within their first year of life, penguin chicks face many extraordinary hardships in the arctic.
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.
It’s an uphill battle to climb this muddy mountain.
Brave? Yes. Insanely risky? Also yes.
This young woman must lead her herd on a perilous month long migration.
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.
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 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.
Oy! A very hungry polar bear treated himself to the crew’s bacon, sour cream, yogurt, and more.
Over four years of filming, the ‘Blue Planet II’ crew witnessed key changes in the world’s oceans.
Dynasties’ Producer Mike Gunton takes us behind the scenes of nature’s most dramatic stories.
For its size, the sengi is faster than the cheetah. Can this crafty mother escape a hungry monitor lizard?
Experience a powerful storm alongside lions, sengis, and reptiles in the African grasslands.
A hungry hawk chases a crafty lizard through cacti in the desert. Will it end in a successful hunt or a great escape?
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.
The Yukon’s sneakiest residents are masters of disguise all year round.
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.
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.
After traveling thousands of miles, swallows quench their thirst in the heart of the Sahara.
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!
Pronk around! Pronk around! Pronk up, pronk up and get down!
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.
90% of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else on earth.
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.
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.
The jungle is these lowland gorilla’s playground.
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.
In this strange forest world, life is built on decay.
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.
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!
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.
The river holds a secret for any lizard willing to leap for it.
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.
The three-mile-high summits of the Ethiopian highlands are for expert climbers only: Gelada baboons.
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!
The Southern cassowary is the closest animal we have to a living dinosaur.
A fascinating look at how creeping plants anchor themselves in the search for sunlight.
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 special radio collars are saving African wild dogs’ lives.
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.
A human would need to run at 100 mph to do what the “Jesus Christ lizard” does easily!
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.
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.
These spiders’ silk is the toughest natural fiber on the entire planet.
No umbrella required.
Experience the unique sound of wings flapping 15 times per second.
The ‘Dynasties’ team spent two years with David, the Marlon Brando of chimps.
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.
The ‘Planet Earth II’ camera crew releases peregrine falcon chicks into the skies of New York City.
No bird is safe from these giant trevally, who’ve learned how to calculate the trajectory of their prey in flight.
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!
These playful young lion cubs annoy their sleep deprived parents in the grasslands.
A mother otter keeps her pup warm and fluffy while teaching it how to hunt.
Will this young female rhino fall for a would-be mate’s eccentric style?
Meet the tiny little dung beetle that could.
This baby monkey’s ancestors have roamed Earth’s forests for millions of years.
For this herd, the grass is always greener on the other side.
The last hatchling on the beach dodges predators from above and below on her way to the safety of the sea.
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.
Practice makes perfect for these brown bear cubs of Finland.
Australia holds the largest concentration of prehistoric images in the world — including those of an ancient Tasmanian devil and the extinct Thylacine wolf.
At this Florida manatee hangout, youngsters get the chance to meet some unusually chilled-out reptiles.
Graveside flowers are worth fighting for.
As their ice world disappears, polar bears have been known to swim up to 60 miles offshore in search of food.
The beavers of Yellowstone fell hundreds of cottonwood trees every year as they construct their homes.
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 easier to hide when there’s only two of you.
Love is in the air, and this Arctic ground squirrel doesn’t want to miss his first date!
Humpback whales use ingenious teamwork, bubbles and sound to trick herring to the surface.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Male lemurs woo females via the power of pheromones.
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 amphibious fish fight and mate on land.
This tiny female ‘elephant shrew’ outwits her enemies with cheetah like movements.
Watch how this itty bitty floating lizard manages to survive in the rainforest despite its tiny stature.
Male giant bullfrogs, which can weigh more than two pounds, battle it out during mating season.
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.
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.
These fruit thieves are a vendor’s worst nightmare.
The lights in this city of seven million are a sight behold.
Don’t climb another panther chameleon’s tree unless you’re looking for trouble!
What these ping-pong ball-sized moles lack in sight, they make up for in hearing.
In Sing-Sing, New Guinea it’s the most eye-catching who get the most attention.
These giraffe-neck weevils go to impressive lengths to find a mate.
These sulfur miners journey into one of the world’s most dangerous volcanic sites in Indonesia.
This young male widowbird figures out how to (literally) raise his game.
Everyone wants to wear the crown.
Watch the first-ever footage of an octopus using shell armor to hide from a shark!
Bulk up, share, mind your manners and work on your speed!
Which chimps have what it takes to climb the hierarchy?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Around the first full moon of winter, hundreds of thousands of spider crabs gather to shed their shells.
It takes a fearless and patient mother to keep curious cubs safe.
Note these tricks of the trade to avoid painful ant bites!
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?
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.
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?
One of Yellowstone’s smallest migrating birds fights to defend his flower patch.
One lion faces off with an entire herd of buffalo to keep her little ones safe.
All the baby animals have come out to play.
So many tunnels, so little time. Will this Marten get lucky and find a mouse?
Each battle has a different ending.
Can this marine iguana hatchling outrun dozens of hungry snakes on the beach?
These aerial predators must spend every daylight hour scanning the slopes for prey.
Watch and learn, grizzly cubs!
In the words of ‘The Hunt’ cameraman: “It was the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever seen”
Only one hatchling in 1,000 will survive to adulthood, but the ones that do can live over 80 years.
One of only 40 Amur leopards left in the wild, a mother works hard to get her young cub through the winter.
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.
Male humpback whales compete with each other while racing after a female.
One wrong move and this fisherman could fall into the Mekong River currents.
It’s hard to keep these little one’s attention, but the rescuers at Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection are up to the challenge.
The reason is more sinister than you may imagine.
Coral has been found all the way down at 6,000 meters deep, but these reefs are incredibly vulnerable.
Meet the group who’ve been helping dolphins suffering from plastic since the 1980’s.
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.
Elusive Iberian lynx and grey wolves were extremely hard to find — let alone film.
Jump on in, the water’s fine!
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.