Planet Earth II

2016 • BBC America
1.32K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (8)

1 Islands
From adorable pygmy sloths to huge living dragons, islands offer a refuge for the planet'€™s strangest creatures. But life on these isolated lands is full of unexpected challenges.
2 Mountains
The great mountain ranges are some of the planet's most spectacular landscapes, but they are unforgiving places to live in, and only a few animals have what it takes to live at extreme altitude. Mountain animals are amongst the most elusive in the world, and this film provides unique and intimate glimpses into their secretive lives.
3 Jungle
Jungles provide the richest habitats on the planet - mysterious worlds of high drama where extraordinary animals attempt to survive in the most competitive place on earth. Flooded forests are home to caiman hunting jaguars and strange dolphins that swim amongst the tree tops, while in the dense underworld, ninja frogs fight off wasps and flying dragons soar between trees.
4 Deserts
The world's deserts are lands of extremes that force animals to come up with ingenious ways of coping with hostile conditions. A pride of desert lions are so hungry they risk hunting a giraffe several times their size. Filmed for the first time, a tiny bat does battle with one of the world's deadliest scorpions, and in Madagascar, a locust swarm of biblical proportions is seen as never before.
5 Grasslands
Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the vast gatherings of wildlife, but to survive here animals must endure hostile seasonal changes. From Asia's bizarre looking saiga antelope, to the giant ant-eaters of Brazil, grassland animals have adapted in extraordinary ways to cope with these extremes.
6 Cities
Cities are the fastest growing habitat on Earth but, for animals, life in the manmade world is not easy. Some are surprisingly successful - Leopards prowl the streets of Mumbai and Peregrine falcons hunt amongst New York's skyscrapers. Many creatures, however, are struggling to cope in the urban jungle. As the architects of our future will we choose to build cities that are home both for us and for wildlife?
7 Diaries
Behind the scenes with the Planet Earth II film crews as they document epic wildlife stories.
101 Trailer
10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now we take you closer than ever before. This is life in all its wonder. This is Planet Earth II.

About this show

Traveling through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands and cities, Planet Earth II explores the unique characteristics of Earth's most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them. New technology has allowed individual stories to be captured in an unparalleled level of detail and for the first time viewers will be immersed in incredible landscapes and share the most dramatic moments in the lives of animals. From spellbinding wildlife spectacle to intimate encounters, Planet Earth II will take you closer than ever before.
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Oliver Emmett Knox
July 15, 2021
"Planet Earth II" is one of BBC’s most gorgeous documentary series to date. BBC and David Attenborough have created yet another documentary masterpiece. This series takes viewers on a journey around the world to many different natural landscapes with diverse and incredible wildlife as well as covering a section of wildlife in urban environments. The photography is incredible. The filmmakers use innovative remote cameras in order to get incredibly close to the animals that they were filming. There are mesmerizing scenes of birds soaring in the blue sky, captivating green of leaves trembling in wake of monkeys jumping over them, the enchanting scene of Nubian Ibex baby deftly climbing down the cliff and dodging the red fox, the eye relieving sight of flamingos parading in a single line and all the grandeur of mountains. This series also presents a warning about climate change having an enormous influence on life on Earth and gives very valuable messages about what humanity can do to take better care of Planet Earth. Once again, David Attenborough does a flawless in providing very informative narration. Hans Zimmer composed an excellent music score for the series. An absolutely gorgeous sequel to Planet Earth. The sheer beauty of Planet Earth and different wildlife species is shown closer than ever. BBC's Planet Earth II is clearly outstanding in every sense of the word. Highly recommended for BBC documentary fans, nature and animal lovers, and environmental advocates who want to preserve the Earth's wildlife diversity and fragile ecosystems.
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A Google user
July 25, 2017
God love Sir Attenborough. This man has done more for ecology & all of the species on our planet, including US, than even he is probably aware of. His quest to open our eyes & minds to the unrivaled majesty of the Earth should be seen as a gentle crusade to end wanton destruction and ignorance. The world is richer with him in it and will become substantially poorer when he leaves it.
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Josh Vogler
February 22, 2017
BBC's distribution strategy is stuck in the dark ages. Do a Google search of the old man in charge of BBC and read some of his antiquated ideas. The people I know who pirate content have seen ALL the episodes a while back. I would glady pay to watch them, but they make the paying customer suffer...while the non-paying customer enjoy the show at their leisure. I can't wait until Netflix starts producing their own nature documentaries with the same people that did Planet's coming in 2019. Top Gear is on Amazon Prime right now. So after that not a single sane person would pay for BBC to control the way they enjoy the content, and they are digging their own grave.
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