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The planet is teeming with myriad life forms, both plant and animal, all interlocked in a struggle for survival. As time goes on, some living things are forced to adapt and change to survive. This series chronicles some of the most unusual, if not downright bizarre, behaviors that living organisms have devised to keep their species alive. The 11-episode series was four years in the making, taking camera crews to every continent and habitat.

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Time-lapse photography reveals all the drama of the plant world, unable to be seen by the naked eye.
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An investigation of marine invertebrates and the way they thrive in the toughest parts of the ocean; divers swim into a shoal of predatory Humboldt squid as the creatures emerge from the depths to hunt in packs; time-lapse photography reveals thousands of starfish gathering under the Arctic ice to devour a seal carcass; a giant octopus protects her eggs by using her body to wall up a cave, starving to death in the process.
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Explore the battles fought daily between carnivores and their prey around the world.
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The world's most diverse animal group, insects possess fearsome weapons but also show tenderness.
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Birds can fly at high speeds and cover great distances, but also can show murderous tendencies.
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The secret and ferocious world of the great white shark, sailfish, puffer fish and barracuda.
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Millions of fruit bats migrate from the Congo to Zambia; a sengis escapes death; whale fight.
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Reptiles and amphibians live on every continent except Antarctica; frogs hunt bats; Komodo dragons track buffalo; snakes that live and breed in the sea.
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The diversity of animals and plants, and stories of survival in nature; capuchin monkeys use stone hammers; killer whales hunt seals; an elephant herd follows the matriarch.
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Primates are intelligent, capable of problem solving, communicating and social interaction.
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Reptiles and amphibians live on every continent except Antarctica; frogs hunt bats; Komodo dragons track buffalo; snakes that live and breed in the sea.
aired 286 days ago
The diversity of animals and plants, and stories of survival in nature; capuchin monkeys use stone hammers; killer whales hunt seals; an elephant herd follows the matriarch.
aired 286 days ago
Primates are intelligent, capable of problem solving, communicating and social interaction.
aired 286 days ago
Time-lapse photography reveals all the drama of the plant world, unable to be seen by the naked eye.
aired 286 days ago
An investigation of marine invertebrates and the way they thrive in the toughest parts of the ocean; divers swim into a shoal of predatory Humboldt squid as the creatures emerge from the depths to hunt in packs.
aired 286 days ago
Exploring the battles fought daily between carnivores and their prey around the world.
aired 286 days ago
The world's most diverse animal group, insects possess fearsome weapons but also show tenderness.
aired 286 days ago
Birds can fly at high speeds and cover great distances.
aired 286 days ago
The secret and ferocious world of the great white shark, sailfish, puffer fish and barracuda.
aired 286 days ago
Millions of fruit bats migrate from the Congo to Zambia; a sengis escapes death; whale fight.

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