It is believed to be one of the largest animal societies in the world, where over a billion ants from rival colonies live in peace. All contents are provided by non-affiliated third parties. But add the name Attenborough to the title of any film about the natural world and it becomes a much more enticing prospect. See our , our current and for upcoming releases! This land of ice and fire will not be tamed. Their dad teaches them to swim and eventually to catch piranha for themselves, but they must also learn to stay away from the neighbours from hell - the giant caiman. It is believed to be one of the largest animal societies in the world, where over a billion ants from rival colonies live in peace.
Venturing down in the Nadir, a specially equipped deep sea submersible, Liz goes in search of an elusive ocean giant, the mola, or sunfish, to understand more about its little-known behaviour in the deep. Here, Liz joins the team tagging and tracking hammerhead sharks that school at this location in huge numbers as they try to unlock the secrets of this stunning behaviour. Take the world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, whose huge appetite means it must take on prey ten times its weight, or the tallest animal of them all - the giraffe - who, with such a long neck, must control immense blood pressure. Nature's biggest beasts must go to extraordinary lengths to thrive. Beneath his feet lies a vast network of tunnels and chambers, home to a huge empire of ants.
Fascinated by the monkeys, Colin hopes to reveal their sometimes violent, often playful and, just like our own, highly political world. The multiplayer and skirmish options help to improve it further, by adding a greater sense of immediacy and excitement, which is so sorely missing from the campaign missions. Please allow 1 - 5 working days for delivery within Australian Metro areas major cities and surrounding suburbs , 1-7 working days for regional areas and 5-15 Business Days for orders outside Australia. This is a community managed collection, hosted offshore. Sir David was studying a supercolony of half a billion tiny communists in the Swiss Jura mountains, an ant society that has ditched its old monarchies and embraced international socialism. It is a story of dedicated dads, enormous eggs and a serious need for speed. You need look no further than Ant from Ant and Dec to see what I mean.
We uncover the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky characters, putting their problem solving to the test on a specially designed assault course. Well, if you live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Drew Reed is the go-to 'beaver buster'. But now, an international team of scientists think they have finally found their lair, one thousand metres down, off the coast of Japan. Through winter, spring and into summer, David turns detective to find the answers. David reveals all aspects of the frogs' life, their anatomy, their extraordinary behaviour and their ability to live in some of the most extreme places on the planet, as he goes on an eye-opening journey into the fabulous lives of frogs.
From dramatic interactions between individual ants, to sweeping moves across battle scenes and supply lines, Attenborough and the Empire of the Ants promises to put the viewer into the thick of the action like never before. An arctic fox family must eke out a cliff-top living, an eider farmer has his hands full playing duck dad to hundreds of new arrivals and Viking horsemen prepare to saddle up for the autumn round up. In an urgent and daring mission, with a determined Ugandan team, he plans to round up 20 of the world's rarest giraffe to take across and beyond the mighty Nile River. All in all though, they seem pretty harmless. It is time to meet the animal family we should never underestimate - the super squirrels. And far from being the court jesters of the animal world, these flightless curiosities once nearly ruled the land. With them every step of the way is local cameraman Brad Bestelink.
Breeding was controlled by a single queen in each nest, maintaining the purity of the genetic line but reducing opportunity and diversity. In crystalline slow-motion, we saw each hunter ant stretch wide its barbed jaws and hurl itself at the spider like a barbaric weapon. Drew works as a wetland conservationist, helping to keep the peace between beavers and people. This megalopolis defies all theories of how ant society works, and even challenges the laws of evolution - because here, they all live together in peace in a huge empire of 1,200 nests. But in the outside world, the ants will have control.
Why are they the shape they are? Description: 1 videodisc 52 min. Join Sir David Attenborough to find out about one of the largest animal societies in the world, where over a billion ants live in peace. Beneath his feet lies a vast network of tunnels and chambers, home to a huge empire of ants. These large members of the crocodile family are a real threat to the giant otter family and Diablo must go to extraordinary lengths to try to protect his cubs. But how is an egg made? The ants just kept killing. Salutes to the entire crew. This megalopolis defies all theories of how ant society works, and even challenges the laws of evolution - because here, they all live together in peace in a huge empire of 1,200 nests.
. All the old boundaries between nests have been swept aside. On the other side of the mountain, though, where each ant colony was a strictly separate fiefdom, things were not so rosy. The assorted widows and divorcees of the street met, as they always do, around a kitchen table, to exchange gossip about any available middle-aged men. We also see the world through the eyes of an orphan red squirrel called Billy, as he grows up and develops all the skills he will need to be released back to the wild.
Ant armies were constantly at war over territory and invasions. Abstract: Winter in the Swiss Jura Mountains. Nothing lives in the frozen landscape or so it seems. Resource collection and combat take place at ground level, while building your colony occurs in the ant hill. Most ants are merely a nuisance; they crawl on you outside or they try to sneak a chip at your picnic. But the most striking moments came during a hunt among wildflowers, when a posse of ants gave chase to a panicking female spider with a bundle of eggs clasped to her abdomen.
What he discovers leads him on a much bigger journey than he was ever expecting. Winter in the Swiss Jura Mountains. But nothing can prepare the Alucia crew for the power of the ocean in this isolated marine wonderland. Their harmonious existence breaks many of the rules for both ants and evolution, and raises some important questions. David Attenborough is in the Swiss Jura Mountains to discover the secrets of a giant.