Penguins turn to a life of crime to build the perfect nest.
These camera men witness something truly spectacular.
Fossilized remains provide evidence of DNA swapping through sexual reproduction.
Frozen Planet marks the first aerial shots of the South Pole.
The earliest animals, called protoanimals, paved the way for all animal life.
300 million years ago the atmosphere was full of oxygen and giant arthropods.
Frozen Planet filmmakers felt a moral imperative to document the polar regions.
From BBC Earth and Alastair Fothergill, Executive Producer of Planet Earth and The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, Frozen Planet is the epic tale of two disappearing wildernesses. The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements - the weather, the rough ocean and the ice - is unmatched anywhere else on our planet. Many of the most spectacular landscapes, charismatic animals and their behavior have never been recorded before. Filmed with the same breathtaking camera techniques as Planet Earth and Life, Frozen Planet tells the compelling story of animals such as the wandering albatross, the adelie penguin and the polar bear, and paints a portrait that will take your breath away, at a moment when, melting fast, the frozen regions of our planet may soon be changed forever.
Collagen provides the building blocks for multi-cellular organisms.
This is time of great breakthroughs in high speed photography.
Increasing temperatures may be the reason for the drop in polar bear numbers.
This man risks his life to collect guillemot eggs from the side of a cliff.
The Congo rainforest covers the very heart of Africa, it is a dynamic and pulsating habitat, packed with life. From the competitive center of the forest to the open edge of the Atlantic Ocean, this is all about carving out space in a crowded world. Here in the Congo, no matter how tough the competition, you must stand up and fight for yourself and your patch.
East Africa is a land which is constantly changing. To survive here, creatures must be able to deal with unpredictable twists and turns - wet turning to dry, famine to feast, cold to hot - no matter how hostile and unpredictable it becomes. From dense forests, to snow capped peaks, steamy swamps to endless savannah, this unique and varied land is also a haven for life.
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Every animal on the planet has the drive to raise their young. This final special showcases the most breath-taking and touching courtship, birthing and parenting behaviors. The polar bear mother and her cubs, pink river dolphins’ mating dance, the famous courtship dances of the birds of paradise, and forest elephant families. There are heartbreaking stories, such as when the chicks of the snow geese are snatched by an Arctic fox. While other tales have happy endings, like the polar bear mother leading her tiny cubs out of their den.
Hidden away in the shadow of the Himalayas, roam the last great herds of India's giant grazers; one-horned rhinoceroses, wild buffalo and Asian elephants. Through the eyes of a newborn elephant calf, visit a land of unexpected contrasts and else variety.
This is the real story of the jungles of central India made famous by Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Bears, boars, monkeys, mongoose and more all coexist in the world of predator and prey. We'll also meet the two most feared animals in the hierarchy of the jungle: the Bengal tiger and India's wild dog. Join us as we witness how the battle of survival is heightened dry season.
The indigenous people call it marusthali, meaning region of death. Found in this harsh area of drought and heat is the Asiatic lion, one of the world's rarest big cats and India's national emblem. The unforgiving desert is also home to one of the world's fastest terrestrial mammals, the blackbuck. Witness the adaptability of nature in this inhospitable place.
Under the shadow of the Himalayas hide rhinoceroses, wild buffalo and Asian elephants. Through the eyes of a newborn elephant calf, explore this land of unexpected contrasts and natural beauty.
The desert of northwest India is one of the most challenging environments on the planet, where only the best adapted survive.
Tucked away from the densely populated cities of India lies an ancient jungle where wildlife must battle to survive.
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