Narrated by Emmy®-winner Sir David Attenborough, Seven Worlds, One Planet is a brand new ambitious seven-part landmark nature docu-series. Each one-hour episode will transport viewers to a single continent and tell the story of its spectacular wildlife and iconic landscapes. Millions of years ago incredible forces ripped apart the Earth's crust creating seven extraordinary continents.
This series will reveal how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there. We will discover why Australasia is full of peculiar and venomous wildlife; why North America is a land of opportunity where pioneers succeed; and what the consequences are for life racing to compete on the richest of all continents, South America.
Futó sorozat 2019.10 - 2019.10 | 60 perc @BBC One, GB
David Attenborough (Narrator),
Episode one takes us to Antarctica - the coldest, windiest, most hostile continent. Only the toughest can survive here. From Weddell seals that grind back the ice with their teeth, to colourful starfish carpeting the seabed beneath the ice; huge colonies of king penguins crowd any ice-free land, and four-tonne elephant seals fight for territory on the beach.
Life comes here because the ocean that surrounds the continent is incredibly rich. Thousands of penguins, seals, albatross, and over a hundred great whales feast on krill baitballs. However, the ocean here is warming - and with that comes an uncertain future.
Asia is the largest and most extreme continent on our planet, stretching from the Arctic Circle in the north to the tropical forests on the equator. The animals here face the hottest deserts, tallest jungles and highest mountains found anywhere on Earth. But the continent has not always looked like this. These extreme worlds were created when India collided with the rest of Asia 30 million years ago, shaping the continent as we know it today. Animals here have adapted to the extreme environments in almost unbelievable ways.
South America - the most species rich continent on Earth.
From the volcanoes of the Andes to the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, animals here must specialise if they are to carve out a niche.
In Patagonia, a puma mother draws on a lifetime's experience to catch prey three times her weight. In the cloud forest, rarely seen Andean bears clamber 30 metres into the canopy to find elusive fruit.
Poison dart frogs use ingenious methods to keep their tadpoles safe, whilst anacondas stalk capuchin monkeys. At Igauzu Falls, swifts make death-defying flights through one of the biggest waterfalls on Earth.
Australia: a land cast adrift at the time of the dinosaurs.
Isolated for millions of years, the weird and wonderful animals marooned here are like nowhere else on Earth. In its jungles a cassowary - one of the most dangerous birds in the world - stands six feet tall.
Inland, kangaroos and wombats brave snowstorms, and gum tree forests are filled with never-before-seen predators. In its red desert heart, reptiles drink through their skin and huge flocks of wild budgerigars swirl in search of water. On secret islands Tasmanian devils roam, and offshore thousands of sharks gather for a rare event.