This episode looks at our planet as a whole and considers the key factors that have shaped its natural history.
Learn more about the geological and volcanic forces that shape the land and its mountain chains.
See the planet’s most spectacular rivers and lakes, such as the widest continuous waterfall, the thundering Iguaçu Falls.
Gain unique access to a hidden world including poisonous caves and flooded caves.
‘Planet Earth’ unravels the secrets behind desert survival and reveals the ephemeral nature of this dynamic environment.
Take a journey to the polar extremes of our planet, where for most of the year the Arctic and Antarctic are locked in ice.
Follow a pride of 30 lions—one of the largest in Africa—as they attempt to hunt elephants around one of the few remaining waterholes.
Beautiful floating aerial shots introduce the world’s most spectacular forest vistas.
The newly discovered coral reefs in tropical Indonesia are home to fantasy-like creatures such as the head-butting pygmy seahorse.
Travel from the evergreen forests of the frozen north to the deciduous dry forests of the Equator.
An oceanic whitetip shark, fast becoming a global rarity, hunts the uppermost 100 meters of the sea alone.
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