Life Episodes

2010, TV Show

Life episodes

Creatures of the Deep

Deep-sea marine invertebrates are examined. Included: giant spider crabs converge in the shallows to molt; Humboldt squid stalk their prey. read more

Challenges of Life Season 1, Episode 1

Extreme stories of survival unfold in the opener of the documentary series focused on wildlife. read more

Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians are examined. read more

Flying With Butterflies

The team wanted to 'fly' a camera through the thousands of monarch butterflies during their mass hibernation in the Mexican forests, so they worked at a place where thousands of butterflies come to the ground each day to drink from a small stream. read more

Rock Pooling

Cameraman Mike Pitts and producer Adam Chapman travelled to the Falkland Islands to discover a pod of orca has learned how to hunt naïve elephant seal pups when they first venture into the water. read more

The Heat Run

For the first time Life has succeeded in filming a complete sequence of the colossal humpback whale's courtship battle - known as the "heat run." Getting near fighting whales was a dangerous assignment for underwater cameraman Roger Munns. read more

Sink or Swim

The Life team travelled to the Antarctic to film the slow-motion world of the creatures living under the ice. The team also discovered that creating their very own shipwreck in the Bahamas was much more difficult than they imagined. read more

Ninety-nine Percent

The majority of primates live in tropical forest and spend a lot of time up in the trees or concealed behind leaves. The Life team had to use all its intelligence on primates, forward-thinking, field craft, and hand-eye co-ordination to succeed. read more

Chasing the Dragon

Cameraman Kevin Flay attempts to film a Komodo dragon hunting a water buffalo. At one waterhole, and after a long wait, he manages to film a dragon biting a buffalo. read more


The team was trying to achieve a shot that had never been attempted before---the entire growing season in a woodland, filmed in one shot. It would bring together elements of time-lapse photography, computer graphics and a lot of patience. read more

Hide & Seek

Cameraman Barrie Britton and assistant producer Stephen Lyle not only attempt to film the male Vogelkop bowerbird weaving and decorating his extraordinary bower, but to also capture his courtship behavior and the mating ritual itself. read more

Fish Out of Water

Sailfish are cameraman Rick Rosenthal's life passion, so he jumped at the opportunity to film them off the coast of Mexico. Meanwhile, in Tobago, another crew led by Doug Anderson were after flying fish. read more

Ice Alliance

Working in Antarctica, one team was diving under the ice of the Ross Sea; another camped out in a chinstrap penguin colony; and a third ventured down to the Antarctic Peninsula in search of the two top predators. read more

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Premiered: March 21, 2010, on Discovery Channel
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: An examination of wildlife in its natural habitat.


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