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There is possibly nothing better than Sir David Attenborough laying on
Antarctic ice next to polar bears. And that, Tumblr, is just what you will see in this video.
Appropriate then that on Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) Discovery Channel will air the Frozen Planet series in its entirety, culminating with the U.S. premiere at 8PM e/p of “On Thin Ice.” This, the final episode of Frozen Planet, investigates what rising temperatures mean for the people and wildlife that live at the poles — and for the rest of life on earth.
Sunday’s stack, beginning at 2PM e/p, is the version of Frozen Planet narrated by renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who is also the featured host of “On Thin Ice.”
Here’s a look at how the series was created.
An older caribou bull is forced to fend off a herd of young males intent on stealing his mate. Will he stop to fight or keep up with the chase? He has to play his cards right, as the victor will be the new “boss.”
(We are gearing up for Frozen Planet! Tonight on Discovery Channel at 8pm e/p)
More Frozen Planet videos here
Discovery Channel’s Frozen Planet began airing last weekend on March 18.
In this ultimate portrait of animals in the frozen zones of the Arctic and the Antarctic, we get to see, up close, the animals that live in this habitat like we have never seen them before. The stars of the show are the animals.
The following is a look at some of our favorite images from the series, which you can see every Sunday at 8 e/p (on Discovery) from March 18 until April 15.
A mother polar bear escorts her amazingly adorable cubs across the ice, but the youngsters are too interested in playing, in this scene from Frozen Planet (tonight at 8pm on Discovery Channel).
Another of our favorite scenes from Frozen Planet. Best use of slow motion cameras yet. Really beautiful film here. And an intense look at the struggle between life, death and survival.
Frozen Planet is on Discovery Channel Sunday at 9pm EST.
On Frozen Planet on Discovery Channel this Sunday (at 8pm EST) you will see a bevy of amazing never-before-seen footage from the Antarctic and the Arctic.
In this scene (in the video above) a pod of orcas, or killer whales, cooperate to wash a Weddell seal off an ice floe. This sequence, filmed for Frozen Planet, marks the first complete filming of killer whale “wave washing” behavior. A quartet of killer whales “wave wash” a seal safely atop a large chunk of Antarctic ice.
It’s both tragic and a wonder of nature as all four swim side by side in unison and in community to get to their prey.
Imagine being a seastar off the coast of Antarctica. Sure life is cold, but you crawl around feeling out for food and keeping an eye - or rather five eye spots, those light sensitive organs on the tip of each of your arms - on the ground. And despite your slow and steady motion you are a ruthless predator: a carnivore with a voracious appetite for bivalves, urchins and yes you’ll even take on the occasional crab if it crosses your path.
Indeed, on the Southern Ocean seafloor you are still king of the creepy crawlies; the top predator in a sea where cold waters allow for slow motion assault. But there is one thing that can take you down and it also moves not with lightning fast speed, but in a slow freezing trickle. And similar to your own attack method of extending your stomach out of your body and enveloping your prey in digestive enzymes, this killer enshrines everything it touches in an icy tomb.
Beware the brinicle.
This amazing phenomena was captured for the first time on film during the shooting of Discovery’s Frozen Planet series, which airs Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET
It could save your life.
This live video of the “Penguin Encounter” at SeaWorld San Diego is fascinating. I just watched them eat, and one of them get up and close and personal with the cam. (see above)
Live Q&A sessions happen every Monday from noon to 12:30 p.m. ET starting Monday, March 19. Boookmark it, Tumblr!
Brand-New Frozen Planet Trailer
Narrated by Alec Baldwin, Frozen Planet takes a look at the earth’s polar regions, where the scale and beauty of the scenery and sheer power of the natural elements are unlike anywhere else on the planet.
The seven-part series starts Sunday, March 18.