Watch on YouTube TV

Micro Monsters With David Attenborough

Watch live TV from 85+ networks
Free unlimited cloud DVR storage space
6 accounts per household included
$64.99/month.
Cancel anytime.
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.

Latest episodes

VOD available
David Attenborough investigates a world of espionage, social networking and pillage to see how arthropods outwit their enemies in order to survive.
VOD available
Sir David Attenborough zooms in on a set of bugs who prefer co-operation to conflict; A look at the burrowing cockroach and the queen bee.
VOD available
Dating proves to be a tricky business for insects; David Attenborough finds out how certain bugs choose and woo their partners.

Similar on YouTube TV

Various networks
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.
Various networks
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.
Various networks
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.
Various networks
David Attenborough embarks on a 500 million year journey to unravel the incredible rise of animals.
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.
The team behind the triple-Emmy Award-winning series "David Attenborough's First Life" return with another wildlife spectacular hosted by the nature veteran. The focus of the series is the Great Barrier Reef, which Attenborough became enthralled with after filming there back in 1957. Revisiting the area once again with the latest camera technology allows the filming crew to capture even the smallest life-forms. Through the use of satellite scanning, the expanse of the world's largest living organism is viewed in all its glory.
Various networks
Insects play a vital role in the ecosystem of the world. Thousands of fascinating species lurk beneath the surface of Europe and most are undiscovered and waiting to be found. A team of researchers enters the giant jungle of creatures to discover just what is beneath the soil. The little kingdom is an idyllic slice of strange beauty full of a variety of different insects --iridescent jeweled beetles, many types of bees, and other otherworldly types. Despite their tiny sizes these inhabitants play a large role in the ecosystem of the world.
Various networks
David Attenborough journeys across the polar regions of our planet.