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David Attenborough investigates the evolution of nature's flight in this documentary series. Using 3D macroscopic and high-speed filming techniques, the show captures flying mammals, reptiles and insects, as well as birds from all over the world. Attenborough travels from Scotland to Borneo to find the extraordinary species gracing the skies. Created by the award-winning team behind "Natural History Museum Alive" and "Flying Monsters," this series utilizes the latest technology to delve deeper into the animal kingdom to present the natural world's engineering and aeronautics in action.

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Sir David Attenborough turns his attention to the creatures that dominate our skies today.
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After meeting some critters who glide through life in Borneo, Sir David Attenborough decides to turn back the clock.
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Sir David Attenborough charts the story of animals who defy gravity, starting with the planet's first flyers: the insect.

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The naturalist, broadcaster and writer continues to be intrigued by certain animals, despite a lifelong career of wildlife filmmaking. In "David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities," he highlights some of nature's evolutionary anomalies and how curious critters baffle and fascinate scientists. Each episode features two animals, linked by a common theme, who adapt to their environments in unusual ways. Filmed throughout the U.K., stories of nature turning the ordinary into the extraordinary are showcased with Attenborough's storytelling and amazing images of the animals.
Produced by the team that created BBC's "Planet Earth" series, "The Hunt" explores the relationship between predators and their prey. Sir David Attenborough narrates this documentary while the cameras follow the animals in their natural habitats. With a specific focus on strategy, the hunters are examined in detail -- from their use of the environment to their sharp instincts and physical prowess. On the other side of the fence are the hunted, which use their senses and defense tactics to flee when they feel threatened. Each episode centers on a different habitat, and the last one focuses on the state of the planet.
"Dynasties" is a documentary by Sir David Attenborough as he goes on a journey behind some of the most celebrated and endangered animals on the planet. Follow the stories of penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves, and tigers. Each of these animals is locked in a heroic struggle against the forces of nature and their rivals -- they face harsh environmental conditions, dangerous predators, and even the greatest threat: humans. They actively seek to fight for their survival and the survival of their families -- their dynasties.
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Sir David Attenborough takes viewers deep into the world of bugs. Pioneering macroscopic techniques allow Attenborough to explore in unparalleled detail the intricate, sophisticated behaviors of fascinating creatures and the complexity of the environments they build and inhabit in a world normally hidden from the human eye. Each episode explores a different aspect of the little-known lives of insects, from the deceptive defensive mechanisms harbored by spiders and scorpions to the creation of colonies and how social arrangements develop.
Madagascar is a land just off the coast of Africa that is full of misty mountains, tropical rainforests and spiny desert scrub. It is also home to strange wildlife, much of which is not found elsewhere on Earth. This documentary series, from the BBC's Natural History Unit, showcases the island's diverse and rare wildlife, some of it being filmed for the first time. Among the animals featured on "Madagascar" are lemurs, frogs that change color from brown to yellow, wasps that pluck tadpoles from trees and fish that swim upside down. David Attenborough narrates the three-part series.
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From the frozen tundra in the north to the dry forests of the equator, Sir David Attenborough narrates a compelling view of the planet. "Planet Earth" was the first natural history documentary to be filmed in high definition, and now a decade later improved technology has made it possible to capture further details, from elusive animal behaviors to previously inaccessible remote landscapes. In addition to exploring the wilderness, the series examines urban dwellings, focusing on animals that have adapted to city life.
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A follow-up to the 2001 award-winning show "The Blue Planet," this natural history series sees Sir David Attenborough return as narrator and host. A breathtaking exploration of the world's vast oceans, hourlong episodes capture animals and other living organisms in their natural habitat, presenting viewers with a fascinating insight into what life is like underwater. From tropical seas to the harsh conditions of the Arctic, the makers of "Blue Planet II" use modern filming equipment and techniques to shine a light on areas of the planet that humans have never seen before.
Whenever documentary filmmakers at Discovery Channel and the BBC unite for a project, stellar television seems to follow. "Planet Earth: Africa" stems from this collaboration, as did the breakthrough natural history series "Life" in 2009. David Attenborough narrated that one, and he's back to take viewers on a journey through the vast and diverse continent of Africa. Four years in the making, during which more than 2,000 hours of video were shot, the program consists of six hour-long episodes that feature an array of never-before-filmed species, animal behaviors and previously unknown places. Cameras uncover the extreme dangers of the Kalahari, the dense forests and snow-capped peaks of the Savannah, the dynamic Congo rainforest, the ever-changing climate of the Cape and the massive and parched Sahara.