Every ant hill is a secret society, one of millions spread across the globe, for millions of years ant have been transmitting clandestine messages and following invisible trails. Only now are we truly coming to understand them, to crack their secret codes. Bert Holldobler studies miniature cities of ants in his laboratory and he has dedicated his life to uncovering the secret world of these aliens
Chasing Ice follows National Geographic photographer James Balog as he sets out across the Arctic in order to deploy several cameras, specifically designed to capture time-lapse footage with the goal of documenting how the landscape is changing over time due to the rapid melting of the world's glaciers.
This is the story of the rise to power of the largest wolf pack ever known, going from strength to strength they are now at a turning point in their lives. The balance of power is shifting within the pack, the leaders face a takeover challenge from within their own family. Winter in Yellowstone is six months of temperatures below freezing it can look beautiful but the conditions are fierce and thi
High on the Virunga Volcanos of Rwanda lives a lost tribe, one of our closest living relatives, the Mountain Gorilla. This particular mountain is a dangerous one, and no more so than for one silverback known as Titus, he has sin his close kin murdered, he's been orphaned and abandoned by his mother. He should have died but there was something in his character that would lead to greatness. From a l
In February of 2013 the earth opened up and killed a man in Florida, swallowing him whole as his entire bedroom collapsed from beneath him as he slept. Jeff Bush was sadly never seen again and his body was never recovered. In this BBC Horizon film Professor Iain Stewart makes his way to the house were this disaster occurred in an attempt to understand what exactly happened there. Jeff Bush was as
A documentary from 1997 were the late Robin Williams goes on an adventure to the Bahamas and Hawaii trying to discover all there is to know about dolphins who happen to be some of the most endearing animals on this planet, they are not only playful and gentle but also very inquisitive and intelligent.
See how a pride of South African lions hunt three distinct prey animals in the Singita Game Reserve. Observe the Pride's unique strategies as they pursue zebra, impala, and ultimately the tallest land animal, the giraffe. Outmanoeuvring the prey is no easy task; especially when each species is equipped with its own set of defensive adaptations. Even so, the lions must eat - and their hunting skill
This BBC documentary tells the story of one of the most extraordinary experiments ever conducted in the history of animal science. In the 1960s a powerful and charismatic scientist flooded a house. He then invited a young woman to live there full-time with a dolphin. Their intention was the ultimate in animal research, they wanted to teach the dolphin to speak English. What happened next would cha
Examining the secret world of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, Pitcairn reveals both these enigmatic marine mammals and the rich habitat in which they live. In the spring, the waters off British Columbia greet the arrival of two great hordes from the open sea -- herring and salmon. Predators, including humans, join in a harvesting frenzy, but none are as efficient in their hunts as the regi