Cheetahs hunt together to take down a larger victim, and a newborn Ibex must think quickly on its feet if it’s to survive. Also, the Greater Bulldog bat catches his prey by surprise.
Skills learnt during infancy helps the stoat overcome the much larger rabbit, and the bottlenose dolphins employ a food catching technique passed down from generation to generation.
Brown bears look to fatten up ahead of winter by catching salmon, and an Ethiopian wolf mother needs the pack's help to feed her pups. Elsewhere, the star-nosed mole senses food with great speed.
Chital deer avoid a tiger with a little help from the langur monkeys, and the Californian Ground squirrel takes on the smell of a rattle snake to intimidate predators.
An Orca whale comes up with a unique way of hunting seals.
Two members of the Life crew get up close and personal with elephant seals; although getting too close could jeopardise the integrity of the film.
Nature's free runners
The Life team visited the rocky outcrops of the Australian outback to film brush-tailed rock wallabies.Watch the rock wallabies' escape
These rock fortesses protect the wallabies from most predators, but when wedge-tailed eagles spot them from above, the wallabies need to use their extraordinary agility to escape.
Stoats are extremely effective hunters. They develop their hunting skills at a young age by play-fighting with their siblings.Wildlife Finder: watch these predators in action
The survival of brown bears in Alaska depends on the annual salmon run. If the bears can fatten up sufficiently, they will make it through the winter.Wildlife Finder: listen to a grizzly bear snoring
Killer whales are highly intelligent and efficient predators that are widespread throughout the world's oceans. These sea mammals have developed a huge variety of specialised hunting methods.Wildlife Finder: watch orcas hunting
Southern Elephant Seal
Southern elephant seals are the largest type of seal in the world. Despite their great size when the seals are young they need to be wary of killer whales, which could be lurking in the surf.Wildlife Finder: watch footage of the these huge seals
Greater bulldog bat
Greater bulldog bats are extremely good at fishing. They use echolocation to detect very small fish just under the surface of the water and then they swoop in for the kill.Wildlife Finder: watch these superb fishers in action
The star-nosed mole uses its extraordinary nose to hunt equally successfully both undergound and underwater.Wildlife Finder: watch this 'peculiar' looking mole hunt
These ibex are extremely agile and can negotiate sheer cliff faces with ease. This ability, developed at an early age, enables them to evade even the most cunning predators.Wildlife Finder: watch a young ibex trying to outwit a fox
Red foxes are the world's most widespread species of wild canine. They are highly adaptable and are equally at home on the streets of London as they are in the mountains of Israel.Wildlife Finder: discover more about the red fox
- David Attenborough
- Series Producer
- Martha Holmes
- Executive Producer
- Michael Gunton
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