Get up-close and personal with this awesome predator of the sea. Air Jaws: Sharks of South Africa - Aerial attacks by Great White Sharks in South Africa's False Bay rank among the most awesome predatory events in nature. When the timing is right, the one-ton shark explodes out of the water like a missile armed with teeth and, within seconds, devours its prey. Deep water drop-offs around Seal Island, known as the ring of death , make it the ideal hunting ground for these animals to repeatedly leap from the water. Now, a team of experts is trying to solve the mystery of how, why and when they take to the air and whether White Sharks in Australia will also soar for their supper. Air Jaws Apocalypse - Shark expert Chris Fallows and legendary producer Jeff Kurr are on a quest to learn more about the Great White Sharks of Seal Island, South Africa. Armed with new technology, Kurr and his team are risking their lives to capture the ultimate close-up of the legendary 14-foot Great White named Colossus, but the truth about Colossus may be more shocking than anyone could have imagined. Ultimate Air Jaws - Off the coast of South Africa, massive Great White Sharks blast from the water, pulling sneak attacks on their seal prey. Shark expert Chris Fallows and filmmaker Jeff Kurr pair up once again to investigate and film these spectacular aerial displays, as well as the sharks' underwater behaviour, using state-of-the-art, slowmotion technology.
This superb collection of David Attenborough documentaries will transport you round the world to uncover this beautiful planet we call our home. From the sensational series Kingdom of Plants, which reveals a wholly unseen dimension of plant life, to the enchanting islands of the Galapagos, uncovering a truly mesmerising exploration of the world’s most miraculous landscape, plant-life and animals, proving time and again an Attenborough programme offers a truly unique experience. Together for the first time these collected works clearly demonstrate why Attenborough is regarded as one of the finest minds working in the field of natural history today. His depth and breadth of knowledge is second to none and his sympathetic and direct delivery leaves one feeling educated and entertained in equal measure.
Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough • Galapagos with David Attenborough
• David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive • Micro Monsters with David
Attenborough • David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies • The Penguin King
• David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals • David Attenborough’s First Life
Bear parachutes into the boulder-strewn desert canyons on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. In temperatures soaring into the 120s, he tackles dehydration, heatstroke and overwhelming odds to show how you can survive the challenges of the desert. Bear traps a skunk, makes an ingenious water trap from his bootlaces, and scales cliffs 500 feet high. Yet the biggest threat to him comes from a tiny bee sting which swells his eyes shut and half blinds him. In this terrible condition he has to battle a deadly diamondback rattlesnake.
THE DEEP SOUTH Bear tackles the deadly swamps of the Deep South which were left devastated by Hurricane Katrina. He discovers how easy it is to get lost in the maze of rotten vegetation and stinking water. Bear gets deep into the swamps - home to 2 million alligators - and tries to avoid being attacked. He grapples venomous snakes, hunts giant rodents and builds shelters from violent storms. Bear uses his ingenuity to get food by snagging a catfish using only his bare hands, but pays the price. He follows the trail of destruction caused by the hurricane to show how to get out alive.
IRELAND Bear lands on the West Coast of Ireland where the remains of 10,000 wrecked boats litter the shoreline. He shows how to survive the rugged terrain and scales sea cliffs 2,000 feet high in a bid to get inland to civilisation. Bear gets stuck in a peat bog retrieving a dead sheep so he can get food and protection from the elements. He risks hypothermia when his overnight shelter is washed out by a rain storm and has to use every ounce of his skill and determination using a rotten piece of rope to negotiate a 100 foot ravine.
Enjoy the very best natural history programming ever made, brought to you by the world's greatest natural history presenter.
This stunning set contains over 7 hours of amazing stories and footage, including exclusive bonus and behind-the-scenes material. Natural History Museum Alive: Perhaps David's most ambitious project to date, this incredible special brings back to life a selection of extinct creatures housed in the world-famous Natural History Museum.
Galapagos: David takes us on an extraordinary journey to the enchanting Galapagos Islands, unlocking the secrets of their formation and showing the unique wildlife and fauna in a whole new light.
Micro Monsters: See the hidden world of insects and scorpions as never before. David's passion for, and knowledge of, the arthropod world is given free rein with new developments in macro filming techniques providing unprecedented images.
BONUS FEATURES - Making of Micro Monsters and Natural History Museum Alive, plus exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes material.
Enjoy the very best natural history programming ever made, brought to you by the world's greatest natural history presenter. This stunning set contains over 7 hours of amazing stories and footage, including exclusive bonus and behind-the-scenes material. Natural History Museum Alive: Perhaps David's most ambitious project to date, this incredible special brings back to life a selection of extinct creatures housed in the world-famous Natural History Museum. Galapagos: David takes us ton an extraordinary journey to the enchanting Galapagos Islands, unlocking the secrets of their formation and showing the unique wildlife and fauna in a whole new light. Micro Monsters: See the hidden world of insects and scorpions as never before. David's passion for, and knowledge of, the arthropod world is given free rein with new developments in macro filming techniques providing unprecedented images. Bonus Features: Making of Micro Monsters and Natural History Museum Alive, plus exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes material.
In fifty years of broadcasting, Sir David Attenborough has travelled the globe to document the living world in all its wonder. Now, in the landmark series First Life, he completes his journey by going back in time to the very roots of the tree of life, in search of the very first animals.
From the fog bound coastline of Newfoundland to the deserts of North Africa and the rainforests of Queensland, Attenborough finds evidence in fossils and living animals of an extraordinary period in Earth's history, half a billion years ago, when animals first appeared in the oceans. From the first animals that moved, to the first predators that killed and the first legs that walked on land.
First Life is told with stunning photography, cutting-edge visual effects and the captivating charm of the world's favourite naturalist. This is a story that can only be told now because in the last twenty years, stunning fossil finds at sites across the world have transformed our understanding of the first life forms, and the latest technology allows us to in photorealistic CGI the creatures that evolved the traits and tools that allow all animals, including us, to survive to this day.
He moves from our time scale to theirs, revealing the true nature of plants as creatures that are every bit as dynamic and aggressive as animals. And he does all this in one unique place, a microcosm of the whole plant world where some 90% of all known plant species are represented: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This spectacular adventure through the Kingdom of Plants is so immersive and compelling it has the capacity to amaze even the least greenfingered. Disc 1 Life in the Wet Zone & Solving the Secrets Disc 2 Survival Disc 3 The Making Of David Attenborough s Kingdom of Plants
As the doors are locked and night falls, David meets the extinct creatures that fascinate him the most, as they magically come alive in front of his eyes: dinosaurs, ice age beasts and giant reptiles.
From the stories and myths surrounding their discovery and acquisition by the museum, to the somewhat fanciful Victorian interpretations, we gain a greater understanding of these amazing extinct creatures.
Working with the world's leading scientists from the Natural History Museum, David is able to analyse each specimen, piecing together the clues before finally revealing each creature as it has never been seen before.
Where did it live?
What did it eat?
And most importantly what did it look like?
This is a special collaboration of experts and curators from the Natural History Museum with 3D and ground-breaking CGI technology.
Set within the spectacular Natural History Museum, this remarkable film fulfils the dreams of the nation's favourite naturalist.
Radio Times Online: "Exemplary... Fascinating."
The Sun TV Magazine: "Brilliant 3D documentary. Incredible."
The Telegraph: "Nifty - cutting edge technology."
The Independent: "Critics' Choice"
The Observer: "A CGI treat."
Mail On Sunday: "4 stars, magical."
The Guardian: "State-of-the-art technology."
David Attenborough has spent his career marvelling at the beauty and variety of animal life on Earth, constantly in awe of the incredible diversity of creatures that have evolved from just a handful of ancient life forms. Now, with newly discovered fossil sites and advances in scientific research, David can piece together biological clues from animals alive today, to make the extraordinary connections that explain how the incredible range of creatures on Earth came to be.
In this series David explores the most spectacular wildlife from around the world. He reveals what the mating displays of the bird of paradise can tell us about the first feathered reptiles, how the ancestors of today s predatory sharks triggered the rise of animals on to land, and how the herding and flocking behaviours of birds and mammals may have originated in prehistoric reptiles.
On an eye-opening journey that combines captivating CGI graphics with groundbreaking natural history footage, David also reveals some fascinating truths about our own human biology, and uncovers some of the amazing ways that our bodies today still bare the traces of this epic evolutionary story.
David Attenborough: First Life and Rise of Animals - The Origin of the Species
Take an eye-opening journey that combines captivating CGI graphics with groundbreaking natural history footage.
Sir David Attenborough has travelled the globe to document the living world in all its wonder. Now, in the landmark series First Life, he completes his journey by going back in time to the very roots of the tree of life, in search of the first animals. From the fog bound coastline of Newfoundland to the deserts of North Africa and the rainforests of Queensland, Attenborough finds evidence in fossils and living animals of an extraordinary period in Earth s history, half a billion years ago, when animals first appeared in the oceans. First Life is told with stunning photography, cutting-edge visual effects and the captivating charm of the world s favourite naturalist.
The sensational follow up David Attenborough s Rise of Animals charts the complex and fascinating evolutionary path that connects us, and all other vertebrates living on Earth today, to the very first life forms with a backbone. David Attenborough embarks on an incredible 500 million-year journey revealing how the rise of the vertebrates defines our human bodies. It is a remarkable journey that spans the ages, and reaches to the far corners of the modern world, including astonishing encounters with magnificent wildlife and privileged access to previously unseen fossils and excavations in China.
Galapagos is one of the wonder places of the world, a laboratory of evolution. Because of Darwin it is always a historic place for any zoologist. Anyone interested in the history of life on Earth and how it came to be really has to come here. David Attenborough
Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos Islands and the surrounding marine reserve are a unique living museum and showcase of evolution . Ongoing seismic and volcanic activity, together with the extreme isolation of the islands, has led to the development of unusual animal life that directly inspired Charles Darwin s theory of evolution by natural selection following his visit in 1835.
In this stunning series, David Attenborough peels back the Earth s surface to shed light on the hidden forces that have built and shaped one of its most amazing places. This landmark three-part documentary introduces us to a range of extraordinary creatures from the iconic Giant Tortoise to the courting Waved Albatrosses while the use of 3D technology allows us to see all this as if we are actually there. The result is a truly mesmerising exploration of the world s most miraculous landscape, plant life and animals.
Large predator expert Dave Salmoni heads deep into the African bush on a double mission: to return to his wild roots and to save a rogue pride of lions from elimination. Big cats, and especially lions, have long been his passion, but recently Dave has been spending most of his time in the urban jungle as a television host and producer. Now all his toughness, training and focus are put to the test. Can he survive six months in the Namibian bush on a life or death quest?
This is much more than a personal journey as Dave must help a pride of problem lions learn to accept humans, in order to support the growing eco-tourism in the area. Dave's challenge is clear the only way to get into these lions' heads is by getting on foot and heading straight Into the Pride.
He must forge relationships with every lion, from Brutus, the dominant male, to Rough and Tumble, the youngest cubs. All of Dave's experience and knowledge as a zoologist and big cat expert will be tested as he puts everything on the line including his life and the safety of his TV crew so that two species can harmoniously share the land they both depend on for survival.
It s a small world after all...
In this revolutionary new series, David Attenborough reveals the marvellous adaptability of the most successful group of animals on the planet. Using pioneering macroscopic filmmaking techniques, he explores in unparalleled detail the intricate, sophisticated behaviours of these fascinating creatures and the complexity of the environments they build and inhabit, in a world normally hidden from the human eye.
From armies of killer ants to spiders weaving silken trap doors, ferocious scorpions with paralysing stings, beetles shooting boiling chemicals at their enemies, bees communicating with a waggle dance and assassin bugs that clothe themselves in their victims corpses; David Attenborough will as never before take viewers deep into the macroscopic world of bugs.
The thresher shark has a scythe-like tail which has resulted in it being known as the Grim Reaper. Its tail has elongated to be half the length of the shark and has been developed as the threshers own personal killing machine. In the waters off California we find the mako shark which has evolved to become the fastest shark on the planet. In the Alaskan waters we find the salmon shark, whose ninja skill is a super-heated core which allows it to survive the freezing waters of its home. The oceanic white tip has developed huge pectoral fins that conserve energy. They live far from land and a good source of nutrients, so these fins allow them to undertake long migrations. When they come across food they go into a feeding frenzy. One of the most recognisable of the ninja sharks is the hammerhead which has mastered the art of detection like no other. It has a highly developed sensory system in its snout, allowing it to sense electric current generated by all living things. In warmer waters the bull shark has adapted to another kind of extreme: it can go from saltwater and move to freshwater, a substance toxic to other sharks, which is a skill that makes them extremely dangerous to humans. For each of these super ninja sharks their incredible adaptations make them unique killers; each has a specific ability that makes them special.
Rough Science shows scientists on an island without luxuries trying to overcome problems such as insect bites, a need for power and lack of food, using only the natural resources around them. This DVD, newly resleeved, includes the 4 full programmes from the series. They include: Where are we? What is there to do? Can we generate power? What can we Eat?
An incredible collection of shark programmes.
Shark Week s Impossible Shot
A team of wildlife cameramen, led by Shark Week veteran Andy Casagrande, heads to Gansbaai, South Africa in an attempt to secure a shot that no one has been able to get: a Great White Shark s Polaris breach.
Shark Week s 25 Best Bites
YouTube celebrity Philip DeFranco takes viewers on a fast-paced ride through all of Shark Week's greatest hits, including a jawdropping look back at the greatest breaches, brushes and bites with the ocean's apex predator.
Adrift: 47 Days With Sharks
This is the inspiring true story of two World War II heroes who survived 47 days in the Pacific Ocean fighting off sharks, with only rainwater and food they were able to catch from the ocean to keep them alive.
Amazingly, some shark attack victims around the world have devoted their lives to saving their attackers. Meet the survivors and hear their stories of resilience and triumph as they fight to save sharks.
Ten thousand years ago, as the last ice age ended, many animals became extinct. However, the dog, elephant and lion carry on for their departed kin: the dire wolf, woolly mammoth and saber-tooth tiger. The plains of North America once hosted bison with horns that spanned seven feet and elk with ten-foot antlers. But so much expenditure on sexual displays cost them dearly when the weather warmed and human hunters arrived. During the ice age, elephants with enormous tusks ranged into Eurasia and North America, but today their descendants in Africa face the threat of extinction. Rhinos were abundant ten millennia ago and now all five species are gravely endangered. Meanwhile, hippos, crocodiles, leopards and wild dogs survived the ice age with little or no change to their basic design. This programme spans the globe paying testament to those species that have survived the ice age while also reflecting back on the lives of their descendants.
In the company of Tom Petherick this DVD explores the traditional techniques that have been the cornerstone of english gardening for so many generations.
The human mother seems to be the most committed of all but what makes her so special and which other creatures come up to scratch on the mothering front? Who are the ultimate animal moms? How do the mothers of the animal kingdom compare to those of the human world? Do the deadliest predators have maternal, as well as killer instincts? We found the top ten mothers in the wild and pitted their nurturing abilities up against those of human moms. With polar bears that sleep through labour, elephants that give birth to two-hundred-pound babies, orangutans that build about thirty thousand homes in their lifetime and marine creatures that produce fifty thousand young, these ultimate moms put humans to shame!