David Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to survive. Featuring epic spectacles, amazing TV firsts and examples of new wildlife behaviour.
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S01 E01Oct 12, 2009
Challenges of Life A look at how some animals and plants go to extremes to give themselves a chance to breed.
S01 E02Oct 19, 2009
Reptiles and Amphibians A look at the strategies used by reptiles and amphibians to conquer their shortcomings.
S01 E03Oct 26, 2009
Mammals How mammals dominate the planet through having warm blood and by caring for their young.
S01 E04Nov 2, 2009
Fish A look at various fish species including sea dragon, fringehead and Hawaiian goby.
S01 E05Nov 9, 2009
Birds A slow-motion camera captures the unique flight of the Marvellous Spatuletail Hummingbird.
S01 E06Nov 16, 2009
Insects Super-slow motion shows a bombardier beetle firing boiling liquid at its enemies.