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We reveal the extraordinary riches and wonders that have kept people coming to the Polar Regions for thousands of years. Most Arctic people live in Siberia. On the coast, traditional people still hunt walrus from open boats, but today's settlers are drawn to the Arctic by its abundant minerals. Above, the spectacular Northern lights can disrupt power supplies so scientists monitor it constantly.
In Antarctica, we join male emperor penguins in their darkest hour, battling to protect precious eggs from fierce polar storms. The sun finally returns, and with it comes the female emperor penguins, sleek and fat, ready to deliver the first meal to their precious chick. The adelies flood back and as the ice edge bustles with life, male emperor penguins can finally return to the sea.
Autumn means dramatic battles and epic journeys. Time is running out - the Arctic Ocean is freezing over. Polar bears gather on the Arctic coast as they wait for the return of the ice. Meanwhile two thousand beluga whales head for one special estuary, to thrash their snow-white bodies against the gravel and exfoliate. Inland, the tundra undergoes a dramatic transformation from green to fiery red.
On the Island of South Georgia, a bull fur seal is prepared to fight to the death with a rival. Fur flies as the little pups struggle desperately to keep out of the way of the dueling giants. Further south, a minke whale is hunted amongst the ice floes by a family of killer whales. The dramatic chase lasts over 2 hours and has never been filmed before. The killers harass the minke whale, taking it in turns to wear it down. Eventually it succumbs to the relentless battering...
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