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Steve Backshall arrives on the remote and rugged shores of Bird Island, where he discovers a habitat packed with wildlife.

Steve Backshall arrives on the remote and rugged shores of Bird Island. It's taken four hard days of sailing through some of the roughest seas on earth, but the journey is well worth it as Steve discovers an island packed with stunning wildlife. The wandering albatross, with the largest wingspan of any bird, does its dazzling courtship display just fingertips away from Steve while giant petrels and skuas, two birds with fearsome reputations, tussle to be the next Deadly contender. Steve also gets to dive with some friendly fur seals in the freezing Antarctic waters.

First shown: 5.25pm 27 May 2014

Available for 20 days Duration 28 mins

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