This series showcases the incredible wildlife of the archipelago of Indonesia. Incredibly, 15 percent of all the world’s species can be found in this unique region, making it a center of biodiversity that is unmatched anywhere else. We reveal the remarkable ways in which life here has been created, adapted, and reborn over millions of years of natural selection.
Since 1972, hundreds of natural and cultural sites across the globe have been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites. With a focus on North America and the Caribbean Sea, this series communicates important stories about the heritage of humankind through images of unparalleled vividness, conveying the most significant information about select sites while also capturing their spirit.
The last five years have seen rapid developments in camera technology. The result is a wealth of new footage capturing incredible natural phenomena, up close and in stunning detail. This rich seam of filmed material has become an invaluable resource for scientists, pushing their research into uncharted territory. Dangerous Earth delves into this fantastic bank of footage to uncover the latest scientific advances, with each episode focusing on a different subject: volcanoes, auroras, avalanches, icebergs, hurricanes and lightning. Back in the studio, some of the world’s top scientists conduct intriguing experiments and unpack the findings from this spectacular visual database, bringing the science to life in an entertaining and accessible way.
Antarctica is the coldest, driest, windiest continent on the planet. It is 5.4 million square miles of desert and only populated by a handful of researchers and support staff, risking these extremes to conduct groundbreaking and life changing science. An Antarctic base is like a fully operational extraterrestrial facility — a space station on ice. In this fascinating six-part series, our intrepid camera teams gained unprecedented access to New Zealand’s Scott Base and trekked alongside the brave men and women who keep this isolated world running - everybody from chefs serving hot meals to cold crews, to helicopter pilots flying teams across giant glaciers and ice shelves to wildlife colonies. We also follow a number of important science projects, including investigating how climate change in Antarctica could impact the rest of the world, particularly sea-level rises, and a first-of-itskind, in-depth MRI scan of Antarctica’s active volcano, Mount Erebus, to better understand volcanic behaviour around the world. Finally, the series follows the US Coast Guard’s icebreaker, the Polar Star, as it journeys from Tasmania through turbulent seas to reach the sea ice - and break through it. Crews have to break ice for 14 hours a day to clear a shipping lane for vital resupply to this remote continent.