Take an amazing journey across Earth's polar regions to explore our least known wildernesses. Northern polar bears and southern penguins both endure unimaginably harsh conditions, while spectacular frozen phenomenon shape life for the planet.
Rejoice with the animal locals as the sun returns from its 5-month absence, bringing warmth and urgency to these icy, windswept worlds. From a 14-year moth pupation to the accelerated rearing of arctic wolves, see life respond to the sun’s arrival.
Constant sunshine opens up a brief window of plenty in the polar regions. From king penguins to polar bear pups, watch as frost-hardy creatures cope with the bounty–and dangers–provided by perpetual daylight.
Autumn means dramatic battles and epic journeys for animals in the polar regions. Time is running out; the Arctic Ocean is freezing over and the sea ice advances around Antarctica every day. Witness riveting behaviours in this transitional season.
Plummeting temperatures, ferocious winds, and sheer darkness make winter at the poles the greatest test for life. From eider ducks and voles to penguins and polar bears, see how only the most well-adapted survive.
Meet the nomadic tribes of the north and the residents of the coldest city on earth. See how science continues to bring governments and researchers to both poles. From the clean air to the mineral-rich earth, there is a world of riches to discover.
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