A Wild Year On Earth

The start of the year is a time of extremes across Earth. From the realm of the Polar Bear, the Arctic winds plunge the Northern Hemisphere into winter. While in the tropics, animals and humans have a different response to the season.

About the Show

As Earth travels around the sun, wildlife across the globe navigate the changing seasons. Just as humans follow their own calendar of rituals and events, the biological clocks of animals coordinate their physiology and anticipate rhythmic changes in the environment. Over the course of the year, many of the great natural events happen with clockwork precision.This landmark six-part documentary series charts the planet's most spectacular events of migration, rebirth and transformation. Over the course of a turbulent and perilous year, we witness how finely tuned creatures face the Earth's seasonal patterns as they become more extreme, less predictable and dangerously unreliable.Dramatic 4K footage, shot across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America provides breathtaking spectacles such as black kites hunting in the flames of wildfire, Africa's epic wildebeest migration and Japan's cherry blossom season.