Nature: Behind the Scenes

The BBC has been producing ground-breaking wildlife programmes from across the globe for over 50 years. Capturing these beautiful and often rare moments means the crew and cameramen must go to some extraordinary lengths. From sleeping underground for weeks at a time, to filming on the world's largest pile of poo. This video collection draws together clips from series such as Frozen Planet, Planet Earth and Deadly 60 and explains exactly what it takes to make some of the most memorable moments in wildlife television.

In order to see this content you need to have an up-to-date version of Flash installed and Javascript turned on.


45 video clips in this collection

In order to see this content you need to have an up-to-date version of Flash installed and Javascript turned on.

View all 45 video clips

Animals in this collection

  • A female Atlantic salmon underwater Atlantic salmon

    Atlantic salmon are truly magnificent fish.

  • Army ant soldier showing large jaws Army ant

    Army ants live in Central and South America.

  • A beaver feeding in the water European beaver

    European beavers have come back from the edge of extinction.

  • Starling on a tree branch (c) Ian Mitchell Starling

    Although seen in their millions in the spectacular winter aerial displays, starlings...

  • A female northern goshawk flying Northern goshawk

    Northern goshawks are strong, powerful

  • Profile of a duck-billed platypus Platypus

    Platypuses are both bizarre looking and unusually adapted.

Habitats in this collection

  • View up into the canopy of sequoia redwoods Coniferous forest

    The coniferous forests of temperate regions undergo warm summers and cool winters,...

Adaptations in this collection

  • A group of termite workers with two soldiers Eusocial

    Eusocial describes species with a very highly developed social structure.

  • Arctic tern in flight Adapted to flying

    Flying, in its true sense, is the ability to move through the air under your own power...