From the Emmy-winning team behind Planet Earth and The Blue Planet comes Frozen Planet, the epic tale of two disappearing wildernesses. The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements are unmatched anywhere else on our planet. And against all odds, these vast, frigid environments are teeming with life. Using the latest camera technology, Frozen Planet captures unimaginable imagery above and below the ice, and follows the extraordinary fluctuations that accompany the changes of seasons in this most extreme of environments, often for the first time.
Frozen Planet takes you inside a polar bear’s den to witness a mother polar bear and her newborn cubs, showcases the thrilling hunting tactics employed by a pod of killer whales to launch a seal off an ice floe, uses time-lapse photography to allow you to witness the amazing underwater fauna thriving around Mr. Erebus, the world’s most southerly volcano, and much, much more. Using crystal clear high definition cinematography, Frozen Planet will open your eyes to the remarkable colors and variety of life in this frigid environment. With the Poles under grave threat from climate change, this extraordinary series provides a chance to explore these great wildernesses before they change forever.
1 :01x01 – To The Ends Of The Earth
David begind his adventure by traveling to the North Pole one of the few places he has never visited. Six months of darkness in the area finishes with the return of the sun and a couple of courting polar bears end up revealing a tender side to their nature. At Greenland’s ice cap waterfalls plunge into the heart of the ice, and a huge iceberg stands out. The largest gathering of seabirds on Earth are joined by some humpback whales to feast in rich Alaskan waters. In the Taiga Forest a pack wolves take on some bison prey.
2 :01x02 – Spring
Spring has arrived in the polar regions and male Adelie penguins arrive in Antarctica to build nests. In the Arctic, a polar bear mother hunts with her cubs. A woolly bear caterpillar emerges having spent the whole of the winter frozen solid.
3 :01x03 – Summer
Summer has arrived and it is a difficult time for the polar bears as the cubs take their first swimming lesson. A herd of musk oxenattempt to save a calf that’s caught by a pair of Arctic wolves. Some king penguins attempt to deal with the heat. A minke whale is hunted among the ice floes by a family of killer whales.
4 :01x04 – Autumn
For the animals of the polar regions the Arctic Ocean freezes over and the sea ice advances around Antarctica. Polar bears gather on the Arctic coast waiting for the return of the ice. The tundra changes from green to fiery red and musk ox fight to defend their harems. In Antarctica, newly feathered Adelie penguin chicks take their first swim in the dangerous local waters.
5 :01x05 – Winter
Most animals abandon the polar regions during winter but a few survivors remain. Lonely male polar bears struggle out alone on the frozen sea while females create a den in the mountains as the first blizzards arrive. A wolf and bison are involved in a show down in the frozen forests. In Antarctica, the male emperor penguins snuggle up together in the darkness as they battle to protect eggs from the polar storms.
6 :01x06 – The Last Frontier
The series finds out how both traditional and modern people live in the harshest environments on the planet. On the Siberian coast, people are still hunt ingwalrus from open boats. The Danish Armed Forces are still claiming that they have the rights to Greenland’s mineral wealth with an epic dog sled patrol, covering 2,000 miles. At the South Pole there is a research base which has been designed to withstand the planet’s most harsh winters.