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24-hour sunlight in Arctic summer
24-hour sunlight in Arctic summer

Duration: 01:57

Discusses 24-hour daylight in the Arctic summer.

 
A family of otters at home
A family of otters at home

Duration: 01:54

Night footage of otters returning to their home and their behaviour once inside.

 
A kingfisher dives to catch fish
A kingfisher dives to catch fish

Duration: 01:59

Slow motion footage of a kingfisher diving to catch small fish.

 
A male panda competes to mate with a female
A male panda competes to mate with a female

Duration: 04:30

A male panda competes for a female before mating - a rarely seen event.

 
A polar bear hunts a walrus
A polar bear hunts a walrus

Duration: 02:01

A polar bear unsuccessfully hunts a walrus on an Arctic island.

 
A year at the poles
A year at the poles

Duration: 02:09

The challenges faced by creatures living at the poles.

 
Adaptation - finding a niche habitat
Adaptation - finding a niche habitat

Duration: 2:35

Walia Ibex live on sheer cliffs in Ethiopia. They have adapted to live on steep cliffs to escape human predation and survive.

 
Adaptation - reptiles of the Galapagos Islands
Adaptation - reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

Duration: 01:59

An introduction to the adaptations of marine and land iguanas and giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands.

 
Adaptation: animal and plant
Adaptation: animal and plant

Duration: 02:57

An introduction to the adaptations of some marine and terrestrial animals and plants.

 
An estuarine ecosystem
An estuarine ecosystem

Duration: 04:26

Chris Watson from The One Show visits an estuary and uses a pair of hydrophones to listen to the animals living above and below the mud.

 
An iguana finds a nesting site
An iguana finds a nesting site

Duration: 01:45

A female iguana is followed as she climbs down the inside of a volcano to nest.

 
Anti-poaching patrol
Anti-poaching patrol

Duration: 5:31

A team of anti-poaching rangers in the Masai Mara discuss the importance controlling the bush meat trade.

 
Attaching a camera to a whale shark
Attaching a camera to a whale shark

Duration: 01:43

Scientists are attaching cameras to sharks to learn more about them.

 
Biography of a wasp
Biography of a wasp

Duration: 05:20

What are the daily activities and the life cycle of a wasp?

 
Birds migration
Birds migration

Duration: 02:27

Vast numbers of swans and cranes are seen migrating to the Poyang Lake in China.

 
Boreal forests in the Arctic
Boreal forests in the Arctic

Duration: 01:48

Aerial footage of the boreal forests south of the Arctic.

 
Bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay
Bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay

Duration: 04:45

A group of naturalists are treated to a close-up view of bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay, Wales.

 
Breath samples are collected from whales to research their health
Breath samples are collected from whales to research their health

Duration: 02:27

Using a remote-controlled helicopter and battling against strong winds, scientists collect residue from a sperm whale's breath to check its health.

 
Camels survive a sandstorm in the Sahara desert
Camels survive a sandstorm in the Sahara desert

Duration: 01:39

Dromedary camels tolerate a sandstorm in the Sahara desert.

 
Chimps catching termites
Chimps catching termites

Duration: 01:00

Two chimpanzees are seen catching and eating flying termites.

 
China's Langur monkeys
China's Langur monkeys

Duration: 02:42

Footage showing the behaviour of Francois' Langur monkeys in China.

 
Chinese deer reintroduced from Britain
Chinese deer reintroduced from Britain

Duration: 01:59

Chinese Père David's deer that were extinct in the wild have been successfully reintroduced to China from Britain.

 
Chinese mountain monkeys
Chinese mountain monkeys

Duration: 02:22

Rare footage of the Chinese mountain monkey, which is adapted to live in very cold conditions.

 
Cicada nymphs emerge
Cicada nymphs emerge

Duration: 01:44

Cicadas have an unusual life cycle - the nymphs emerge after 17 years underground before hatching into their adult form.

 
City wildlife conservation
City wildlife conservation

Duration: 01:48

What can be done to conserve wildlife in city areas? Some ideas for city gardens suggested by conservationists.

 
Close encounter with mountain gorillas
Close encounter with mountain gorillas

Duration: 08:31

A young David Attenborough gets close to a group of African mountain gorillas in a famous piece of wildlife film.

 
Competition amongst male antelopes during the mating season
Competition amongst male antelopes during the mating season

Duration: 4:11

Male antelopes compete to control a herd of females on the high plains of Tibet as part of the rutting season.

 
Competition for mating between sea turtles
Competition for mating between sea turtles

Duration: 3:18

Male sea turtles compete to mate with a single female, endangering her life.

 
Courtship in a pair of Chinese horned pheasants
Courtship in a pair of Chinese horned pheasants

Duration: 01:39

A male Chinese horned pheasant or tragopan displays to a female in a courtship display.

 
Courtship of fur seals
Courtship of fur seals

Duration: 01:19

Adolescent fur seals are seen beginning their courtship underwater.

 
Courtship of the albatross
Courtship of the albatross

Duration: 01:59

Albatrosses are seen returning from time at sea, finding their mates and bonding through their courtship dance.

 
Courtship of the Chinese alligator
Courtship of the Chinese alligator

Duration: 02:40

The unusual courtship of this rare reptile is shown, together with an explanation of its plight.

 
Deep sea scavenge
Deep sea scavenge

Duration: 01:01

A carcass on the ocean floor is eaten by scavengers.

 
Dolphins hunt in shallow water
Dolphins hunt in shallow water

Duration: 02:00

Ingenious and unusual hunting techniques of dolphins.

 
Ecology of the honey bee
Ecology of the honey bee

Duration: 03:43

Why is the British population of honey bees in a critical state?

 
Ecosystems on extinct submerged volcanoes
Ecosystems on extinct submerged volcanoes

Duration: 02:00

Sponges and corals thrive deep on the flanks of an extinct oceanic volcano.

 
Extremophile cave bacteria feed on minerals
Extremophile cave bacteria feed on minerals

Duration: 01:25

Extremophile bacteria in Mexico thrive by feeding on cave minerals, deriving no energy from the sun either directly or indirectly.

 
Extremophiles and deep sea ecosystems
Extremophiles and deep sea ecosystems

Duration: 03:59

How organisms survive in the deep sea.

 
Flowers bloom in spring on China's mountain slopes
Flowers bloom in spring on China's mountain slopes

Duration: 01:49

Flowers are seen blooming during spring in China's mountains - one of nature's most spectacular events.

 
Freediving with whales
Freediving with whales

Duration: 02:00

A freediver is seen swimming with a humpback whale and her calf.

 
Fungal growth using time lapse photography
Fungal growth using time lapse photography

Duration: 02:00

The growth of tropical fungi and the decomposition of plant litter are seen speeded up using time lapse photography.

 
Gibbon behaviour in the forests of China
Gibbon behaviour in the forests of China

Duration: 02:38

Wild gibbons are seen in the forests of China, feeding and calling to each other.

 
Glacial retreat on South Georgia
Glacial retreat on South Georgia

Duration: 02:37

David Attenborough describes the extent of glacial retreat in South Georgia.

 
Golden snub-nosed monkey habitat is threatened by human activities
Golden snub-nosed monkey habitat is threatened by human activities

Duration: 02:13

The Golden snub-nosed monkey is endemic to China and its habitat is threatened by human activities. The footage shows the monkeys grooming and foraging for food.

 
Habitats and ecosystems
Habitats and ecosystems

Duration: 01:46

An introduction to habitats and ecosystems, using a seashore and woodland as examples.

 
Himalayan snake has evolved to live in hot springs
Himalayan snake has evolved to live in hot springs

Duration: 02:10

A species of snake has evolved to live successfully in Himalayan hot springs and is able to regulate its body temperature.

 
Hippopotamuses fight to defend their territory
Hippopotamuses fight to defend their territory

Duration: 01:11

Male and female hippopotamuses in the Nile are seen fighting to defend their territory and their young.

 
How do juvenile ravens find a mate?
How do juvenile ravens find a mate?

Duration: 03:55

Juvenile ravens gather at communal roosts in order to find and court a mate, with whom they pair for life.

 
Huge flocks of Red-billed Quelea
Huge flocks of Red-billed Quelea

Duration: 01:27

The largest flock of Red-billed Quelea birds on the planet is caught on camera.

 
Human impact on marine mammals
Human impact on marine mammals

Duration: 04:09

David Attenborough reveals the distressing effects ocean noise is having on marine mammals.

 
Human survival in a hot climate - the Australian outback
Human survival in a hot climate - the Australian outback

Duration: 4:18

In the heat of the Australian outback, what special techniques do Aborigines use to find food and water?

 
Humboldt penguins in the Atacama Desert
Humboldt penguins in the Atacama Desert

Duration: 02:12

Humboldt penguins are able to survive in the harsh conditions of the Atacama Desert in South America.

 
Hydrothermal vent extremophiles
Hydrothermal vent extremophiles

Duration: 01:22

A description of the species found around hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. The species around these hot vents are unique due to geographical isolation.

 
Ice retreats in spring on the Arctic tundra
Ice retreats in spring on the Arctic tundra

Duration: 01:12

Satellite and time lapse photography show ice retreating from the tundra in spring.

 
Jumping spiders hunt on Everest
Jumping spiders hunt on Everest

Duration: 02:06

A jumping spider hunts a springtail high on the flanks of Everest in the Himalayas.

 
Leafcutter ants feeding at night
Leafcutter ants feeding at night

Duration: 2:05

A Leafcutter ant trail is investigated in the Guyana rainforest. The ants use leaf matter to culture fungus, which they eat.

 
Life in a frozen lake
Life in a frozen lake

Duration: 02:00

Life thrives under the surface of Lake Baikal, a frozen Siberian lake. There are many endemic species in the lake although the cold temperatures mean bacteria are scarce.

 
Lions hunt an elephant
Lions hunt an elephant

Duration: 01:47

Lions kill an elephant in a night hunt filmed using infrared cameras.

 
Man's impact on endangered turtles
Man's impact on endangered turtles

Duration: 01:36

Man has had an impact on the population of a rare species of turtle, which has very nearly resulted in its extinction.

 
Mandarin ducklings jump from their tree-top nest
Mandarin ducklings jump from their tree-top nest

Duration: 01:48

Mandarin duck fledglings jump from their nest high up in a forest tree trunk.

 
Marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands - diving for food
Marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands - diving for food

Duration: 02:00

Cold-blooded marine iguanas from the Galapagos Islands are seen warming themselves in the sun before diving into the sea to graze on red and green algae.

 
Marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands - thermal imaging
Marine iguanas of the Galapagos Islands - thermal imaging

Duration: 04:00

A thermal imaging camera reveals the changing body temperature of the cold-blooded marine iguana.

 
Mongolian gazelles congregate to give birth
Mongolian gazelles congregate to give birth

Duration: 01:23

Mongolian gazelles congregate to give birth within the safety of the herd, helping to minimise the risk from predators.

 
Owls hunting petrels by stealth
Owls hunting petrels by stealth

Duration: 02:01

Owls are seen stalking and catching petrels as they leave or return to their nests in the Galapagos.

 
Penguins huddle under southern lights
Penguins huddle under southern lights

Duration: 00:47

The aurora australis or southern lights are seen above a huddle of penguins.

 
Plankton migrate to the ocean surface at night
Plankton migrate to the ocean surface at night

Duration: 01:57

A spectacular variety of plankton rise from the ocean depths at night in the Galapagos Islands.

 
Plant adaptations to living in salt water
Plant adaptations to living in salt water

David Attenborough describes how mangrove trees are adapted to living in saline coastal environments.

 
Plant adaptations to overcome environmental limitions.
Plant adaptations to overcome environmental limitions.

Duration: 05:33

Plants need light and water in order to photosynthesise. These are limited in many habitats, so the plants must have adaptations which enable them to survive.

 
Plant and animal cell structures
Plant and animal cell structures

Duration: 02:01

A look at the cells of different organisms and a comparison of the structures found in plant and animal cells.

 
Polar bears must adapt to melting ice caps
Polar bears must adapt to melting ice caps

Duration: 04:33

As the polar ice caps melt, polar bears must either quickly adapt to their changing habitat or migrate and pursue alternative food sources to survive.

 
Population growth patterns in squirrels
Population growth patterns in squirrels

Duration: 03:36

What factors affect squirrel populations in Cumbria? An expert provides answers and shows how fieldwork is used to study population growth patterns and trends.

 
Pygmy hogs raising their young
Pygmy hogs raising their young

Duration: 01:20

How the world's smallest wild pig, the pygmy hog, raises its young.

 
Rain shadow on the Tibetan Plateau
Rain shadow on the Tibetan Plateau

Duration: 01:55

The Tibetan Plateau is in the rain shadow of the Himalaya and is therefore very dry as well as cold. Wild yak are amongst the few animals that can survive.

 
Rainforest destruction
Rainforest destruction

Duration: 03:15

David Attenborough shows how human activity has affected rainforest ecosystems and biodiversity.

 
Red squirrel obstacle course (no narration)
Red squirrel obstacle course (no narration)

Duration: 01:04

Red squirrels are seen feeding in the wild and overcoming a manmade obstacle course constructed by Autumnwatch.

 
Red squirrels conquer assault course to reach food
Red squirrels conquer assault course to reach food

Duration: 01:39

Red squirrels can learn to overcome the physical challenges and obstacles of an assault course in order to reach food.

 
Red squirrels feeding
Red squirrels feeding

Duration: 00:54

Endangered young red squirrels are caught on camera in a breeding centre at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve.

 
Relationships within impala and elephant herds in the Masai Mara
Relationships within impala and elephant herds in the Masai Mara

Duration: 04:24

Dominance and feeding relationships within groups of impala and elephants in the Masai Mara.

 
Rutting sika deer
Rutting sika deer

Duration: 02:03

What is the behaviour of sika deer in the rutting season?

 
Sailfish feeding frenzy
Sailfish feeding frenzy

Duration: 01:53

A rare gathering of many sailfish to hunt a shoal of baitfish in the open ocean.

 
Saltwater crocodiles catch fish at high tide
Saltwater crocodiles catch fish at high tide

Duration: 3:46

Saltwater crocodiles line up to feed on mullet fish swimming upstream at high tide.

 
Sea birds nest in the desert
Sea birds nest in the desert

Duration: 02:01

Socotra cormorants nest in the harsh conditions of the coastal desert of Bahrain.

 
Sea snakes hunting
Sea snakes hunting

Duration: 01:56

Venomous sea snakes have adapted to hunt cooperatively alongside shoaling predatory fish.

 
Sea urchins destroy kelp forests
Sea urchins destroy kelp forests

Duration: 01:24

Sea urchins invade and destroy marine kelp forests.

 
Seahorses off the south coast of Britain
Seahorses off the south coast of Britain

Duration: 05:05

Presenter Kate Humble scuba dives off Studland Bay and finds a pregnant male spiny sea horse. The ecology and reproduction of these specialised fish are discussed along with the threats to their survival.

 
Seals hunt penguins on the beach
Seals hunt penguins on the beach

Duration: 02:00

Footage of seals hunting penguins on a beach.

 
Social structure and roles within a troop of baboons
Social structure and roles within a troop of baboons

Duration: 05:05

What is the structure of baboon society? Why are hornbills useful in predicting the weather?

 
Some benefits of organic farming
Some benefits of organic farming

Duration: 2:27

An organic farmer explains the reasons she farms organically.

 
Springtime in the Galapagos Islands
Springtime in the Galapagos Islands

Duration: 01:45

During the spring months in the Galapagos Islands, seeds germinate and produce flowers which are eaten by iguanas and pollinated by bees.

 
Starlings flock at dusk
Starlings flock at dusk

Duration: 02:17

Thousands of starlings are seen flocking at dusk.

 
Symbiosis between tortoises and finches
Symbiosis between tortoises and finches

Duration: 01:42

An example of a symbiotic relationship - tortoises gather at a water hole to drink and have their skin picked free of parasites by finches.

 
Synchronised diving of sea birds to catch fish
Synchronised diving of sea birds to catch fish

Duration: 01:56

Sea birds from the Galapagos Islands are seen diving in synchronisation in huge numbers to catch shoals of fish.

 
The daily life of a pride of lions
The daily life of a pride of lions

Duration: 3:34

A description of the day-to-day life and behaviour of a pride of lions.

 
The endangered Chinese giant salamander
The endangered Chinese giant salamander

Duration: 01:26

An introduction to the Chinese giant salamander, which has been hunted to near extinction for its meat.

 
The endangered red-crowned crane
The endangered red-crowned crane

Duration: 01:54

The extremely rare red-crowned cranes are seen nesting with chicks and their annual migration is discussed.

 
The impact of global warming on coral reefs
The impact of global warming on coral reefs

Duration: 02:06

The effects of global warming on a coral reef.

 
The lakes of China's mountains
The lakes of China's mountains

Duration: 01:14

Deep in the Chinese mountains, lakes with a high lime content support rare algae and fish.

 
The life cycle of a crane fly
The life cycle of a crane fly

Duration: 04:44

A description of the life cycle of the crane fly including feeding and mating behaviour of the adult insect.

 
The mountains and glaciers of the Himalayas
The mountains and glaciers of the Himalayas

Duration: 01:36

Aerial footage of the Chinese and Tibetan Himalayas shows detail of their mountain slopes and glacial valleys.

 
The polar food chain
The polar food chain

Duration: 02:07

David Attenborough describes the various trophic levels of a polar marine food chain.

 
The territorial display of gorillas
The territorial display of gorillas

Duration: 01:21

A male gorilla is seen beating his chest and calling to mark his territory in the Congo.

 
Tibetan fox hunting its prey
Tibetan fox hunting its prey

Duration: 01:34

A Tibetan fox stalks its rodent prey.

 
Tigers and their fight for survival
Tigers and their fight for survival

Duration: 01:53

George McGavin visits a small nature reserve in India which is home to twenty seven tigers. He meets a worker at the reserve who describes the plight these tigers face when they stray from the reserve.

 
Tigers in Bhutan and their plight
Tigers in Bhutan and their plight

Duration: 02:06

George McGavin sees an adult female tiger with two cubs in the nature reserve in Bhutan. The plight of these tigers is then discussed.

 
Tiny bats that live in bamboo
Tiny bats that live in bamboo

Duration: 03:10

This tiny bat is seen feeding and returning to its brood inside a bamboo stem.

 
Trapping birds for conservation purposes
Trapping birds for conservation purposes

Duration: 2:01

Mr Jin is seen luring birds into nets on China's sand flats to measure, ring and weigh them for conservation.

 
Tree-dwelling colugos glide between the trees
Tree-dwelling colugos glide between the trees

Duration: 01:41

Footage of the nocturnal colugo, an arboreal gliding mammal, gliding between the trees to feed in the Borneo jungle.

 
Waterfalls of the River Nile
Waterfalls of the River Nile

Duration: 01:00

Footage of the huge waterfall in the River Nile that forms from annual floodwater.

 
Whale shark feeding
Whale shark feeding

Duration: 01:57

A whale shark and tuna feed on a shoal of small fish.

 
What role do vultures have in the ecosystem and how can scientists study them?
What role do vultures have in the ecosystem and how can scientists study them?

Duration: 05:02

Vultures eat more meat in the Masai Mara than all of the mammals combined. How can scientists find out more about them?

 
Why is the sea salty?
Why is the sea salty?

Duration: 01:53

Chris Packham explains why seawater is salty.

 
Wild pandas in the Chinese mountains
Wild pandas in the Chinese mountains

Duration: 02:49

A wild panda is seen feeding on bamboo leaves in the mountains of China.

 
Wild sheep survive the Tibetan winter
Wild sheep survive the Tibetan winter

Duration: 01:54

Argali sheep roam the snow-covered Tibetan mountains during winter looking for food.

 
World's 'rarest tree frog' found
World's 'rarest tree frog' found

Duration: 0:59

An extremely rare female frog has been spotted for the first time in 20 years.

 

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