To The Ends of the Earth


Episode Info

At the North Pole, the sun returns after six months of darkness. A pair of courting polar bears reveal a surprisingly tender side and at the Greenland icecap, humpback whales join the largest gathering of seabirds on earth to feast in the Alaskan waters. To the south, the treeline marks the start of the Taiga forest, which contains one third of all trees on earth. Then at the other end of the planet in the Antarctic ocean, penguins struggle to escape sea-lions and teams of orcas using giant waves to seals from ice floes are captured on film for the first time. Below the ice, woodlice the size of dinner plates and terrifying sea spiders can be found whilst above, David retraces the routes of early explorers.


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