From the Emmy Award-winning team behind Planet Earth and Our Planet comes Our Planet II. At any given moment on planet Earth, billions of animals are on the move. Captured with spectacular and innovative cinematography, Our Planet II unravels the mysteries of how and why animals migrate to reveal some of the most dramatic and compelling stories in the natural world.
In every corner of our world, at any given moment, billions of animals have someplace important to be. Giant whales, elusive pumas, tiny red crablets, rapacious locusts, elegant cranes – almost every animal migrates, and whether they’re traveling in massive packs or taking long, lonely treks across their territory, these animal groups often intersect in symbiotic ways. They’re driven by instinct, following the sun and patterns carved out by their ancestors over millions of years – and the health of our planet depends on it. But as the climate warms, our ice caps melt, and the impact of humanity spreads into ever more remote regions of the natural world, can these animals adapt to survive?
Following the groundbreaking success of Our Planet, Silverback Films has once again collaborated with narrator Sir David Attenborough for these four new episodes, focused on the migratory patterns of dozens of animal species as they embark on often life-threatening journeys to feed, breed, and find new homes. Eye-popping drone shots of stampeding herds crossing vast savannahs mix with revolutionary low-light camera work in the darkest depths of the rainforest; stunning underwater footage shows aquatic creatures swimming in patterns as magnificent as the flocks of birds that soar through our skies. Each episode represents three months of the Earth’s orbit, highlighting major animal gatherings and events to showcase the mind-boggling diversity of the animal kingdom as well as rare and never-before-seen moments of animal behavior that will astound even the most avid viewer of nature documentaries – and each episode ends in a cliffhanger that links it to the next. Taken as a whole, Our Planet II tells an unprecedented story about overcoming obstacles on a global scale, and the message at the heart of these action-packed, emotional, unforgettable sequences is simple: To preserve the planet we call home, we must preserve the freedom to move.