A close look at animal species found in Antarctica. Featured is footage of emperor and Adelie penguins in various stages of development, Weddell seals (which may grow to nine feet in length and weigh up to 900 pounds) and leopard seals, the penguins' archenemies.
Animal survival in Southeast Africa's savannas is observed. Highlights include footage of plant eaters such as zebras, wildebeests, water buffalos, white rhinos and elephants; and carnivorous lions and wild dogs.
A show about birds of prey includes footage of ospreys mating and catching an eight-pound salmon; European sea eagles (which have a wingspan of eight feet); and golden eagles (carrying prey weighing up to five pounds).
The Rocky Mountains provide the setting for a study of the animals populating the area. They include trumpeter swans, pronghorns (which are found in a wildlife refuge near Yellowstone National Park), bison, moose, wapiti, grizzly bears and lemmings.
In Yugoslavia's Plitzwitze National Park, the nature enthusiast can see dippers wading in water and diving to gather food from the river floors; rock doves attracting the predatory peregrines; fish otters; fast-flying hawk moths.