Pole to Pole
Premieres March 25, 2007 at 8 PM ET/PT
Follow the sun as it touches the lives of creatures across the planet, bringing a fresh understanding of how the
world is interconnected. From African herds migrating hundreds of miles in search of water to desperate animal
hunts, POLE TO POLE examines how the seasons produce the greatest spectacles on Earth. An elephant swims in Africa’s Okavango River - a behavior rarely caught on film - after journeying hundreds of miles to find water.
Premieres March 25, 2007 at 9 PM ET/PT
Tour the planet’s mightiest mountain ranges and meet the rare animals that inhabit them. From a never-before-seen hunt by snow leopards on the treacherous slopes of the Himalayas to a family of pumas struggling to survive the unstable weather of the Andes, MOUNTAINS reveals life on the planet’s highest peaks. A snow leopard in the
Himalayan Mountains - one of the highest and rarest land predators on Earth.
Premieres March 25, 2007 at 10 PM ET/PT
Explore the depths of the planet’s oceans and discover some of this mysterious world’s most spectacular species. From light shows performed by squids to the blue whale, the largest animal to ever exist, DEEP OCEAN investigates the waters that cover two-thirds of the Earth’s surface but remain largely unknown. The “vampire squid from hell” has a special defense mechanism it emits light from its arms to confuse predators.
Premieres April 1, 2007 at 8 PM ET/PT
Voyage to the world’s harshest environments and learn how life manages to keep a precarious hold in every
desert. From the llama-like guanacos of Chile’s Atacama Desert that survive by licking dew from cactus spines to
lions that scour arid Namibia for antelopes, DESERTS unravels the secrets behind survival in unimaginable
conditions. Yardang rock formed by wind erosion in an Egyptian desert.
Premieres April 1, 2007 at 9 PM ET/PT
Venture to the poles of our planet and find the harshest wild lands, where seasonal change is extreme. From emperor penguins which defy the coldest conditions on Earth to the polar bear that emerges from hibernation with her new cubs, ICE WORLDS explores an ecosystem in which few could survive.
Premieres April 8, 2007 at 8 PM ET/PT
Dive into the planet’s shallow waters where sunlight reaches the seabed and find an explosion of life. From the rarely seen cooperation between snakes and fish hunting for food to the journey of a humpback whale and her newborn calf traveling thousands of miles in search of food, SHALLOW SEAS explores the rarely seen sights of the world’s mighty oceans.
Premieres April 8, 2007 at 9 PM ET/PT
Trek to the Earth’s largest land habitats, where vast open spaces play host to the biggest groups of animals in the world. From the 2,000 mile migration undertaken by three million caribou in the Arctic tundra to a pride of 30 starving lions hunting elephants, GREAT PLAINS reveals the most impressive migrations and boldest hunts on the planet.
Premieres April 15, 2007 at 8 PM ET/PT
Delve deep into this ecosystem, beyond the flourishing plant life, and find an environment that tests each animal’s survival skills. From the elaborate mating rituals of New Guinea’s birds of paradise to the territorial battles of chimpanzees, JUNGLES examines an environment that occupies only three percent of the planet and yet is home to more than half the world’s species. With only two percent of sunlight filtering down to the rainforest floor and so much decay to feed on, fungi thrive.
Premieres April 15, 2007 at 9 PM ET/PT
Follow rivers as they course from mountain to the sea, nourishing unique and dramatic wildlife. From the world’s deepest lake inhabited by the only species of freshwater seal to a stunning look at the world’s highest waterfall, FRESH WATER offers a unique perspective on the secret lives teeming in our purest waters.
Premieres April 22, 2007 at 8 PM ET/PT
Investigate these temperate regions and find some of the most elusive creatures and well-adapted plant life on Earth. From the giant sequoia tree 10 times the size of a blue whale to the trackless Siberian forests where just 40 Amur leopards remain, FORESTS brings to life a seemingly familiar world that remains largely unexplored.Caves
Premieres April 22, 2007 at 9 PM ET/PT