The first year of life is the toughest. Four cinematographers follow six iconic baby animals as they face the challenges of surviving their first year on Earth. For these animal babies, it is the story of what it takes to survive in the wild.
Back for a sixth season following nature's most ferocious battles. Extraordinary weapons and tactics are revealed as CGI explores the incredible science behind the fight for survival. From the mightiest of predators, like lions, crocodiles, and sharks, to the toughest little critters with surprising weaponry, like the grasshopper mouse and spider wasp, it takes you to new testosterone-fueled levels of excitement.
Explores the extraordinary hidden world of insects where a leaf weighs more than a car and a blade of grass soars like a skyscraper. The Borneo rainforest brings the beautiful and dangerous universe of its tiny stars up close and personal. Cutting-edge technology magnifies the bugs up to 250,000 times their normal size.
Africa and India host an incredible array of wild creatures that engage in a daily ballet of life and death. Among these species is an elite group of twelve mammals and reptiles equipped with a deadly arsenal of predatory skills. These creatures have honed their skills to ensure the survival of their species and have become experts in tracking down prey and gobbling it up. Witness first-hand their savagery and genius in their battles to survive.
An adventure that lets you swim alongside some of the most exotic creatures on the planet. Among them are Green Sea Turtles who gather off Kona so that Surgeonfish can strip harmful algae from thier shells; an ominous, predatory Humboldt Squid that changes color four times per second like a flashing strobe light; and an underdoge Mantis Shrip, who claws have the speed of a .22-caliber bullet, in battle against a hungry octopus.
It's home to over a billion people. Yet you can see animals that exist nowhere else on Earth, where the natural world has been woven into people's lives and where wilderness still holds strong. From the Valley of the Flowers in West Himalaya and turtles hatching on the beaches of the east coast to the lions of the Gir forest, it reveals a land packed full of unrivalled wildlife experiences.
Being big can have its advantages, but it also comes with sizeable challenges. Take the world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, whose huge appetite means it must take on prey ten times its weight, or the tallest of them all, the giraffe, who with such a long neck must control immense blood pressure. Nature's biggest beasts must go to extraordinary lengths to thrive. For them, size does matter.
What actually makes owls so special? Bird trainers Lloyd and Rose Buck and their very special family of owls provide a rare opportunity to learn more about these unique birds. Using the latest technology, we can take a brand new look at owls in more detail than ever before. The real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently are influencing 21st century technology and design.
From the shelter of our homes, snow looks magical, but it's a harsh reality to many animals. Snow means freezing temperatures, which these animals must endure for many months. Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan meets some of the world's most iconic snow animals across the globe, from the penguins of Antarctica to the bison of Yellowstone and the Arctic fox.
What happens when a professor invites an octopus to live in his home? NATURE follows Dr. David Scheel as he links behavioral discoveries to amazing octopus stories around the world, from the Day octopus that can change color and texture, to the Coconut octopus who carries around its coconut shell to hide. But most fascinating is Scheel's and his daughter's evolving relationship with 1Heidi.2
The sky is a challenging place to live, but extraordinary animals do something we only dream of 6 take to the air. Some spend their lives airborne, others only visit, but they all have one thing in common: they only survive by taking to the skies. This three-part series reveals the incredible adaptations that explain how these animals have mastered the sky and why they all need it to survive.
Examine the world's most extraordinary wildlife living in the newest and fastest changing habitat on the planet - cities. The innovative three-part series features a diverse cast of animals that are adjusting to this new world better than predicted, not only applying their natural born skills and abilities to life in the city, but also making amazing physical or behavioral adaptations.