Planet Earth

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  • TV-PG
  • 2006
  • 2 Seasons
  • 9.4  (171,257)

Planet Earth is a series of documentary films featured on the Discovery Chanel. The show provides unique and awe inspiring video photography meant to capture the mind and imagination. Covering all points of the globe, the show gives new appreciation to the place human beings call home. Animal migration scenes are a favorite among viewers and show the sheer magnitude of some of the great antelope migrations on the African plain. Slow motion photography captures the life and death struggle between predator and prey as they attempt to rear the next generation of hunters and hunted. Tender moments between adult and young lions give new appreciation for the ferocious creature known as the King of Beasts. The show's ocean photography captures the vast power and beauty of waves, storms and the abundant life that dwells within it. Slow motion videotape set to appropriately synchronized music shows the acrobatic dolphin as it leaps in freedom and races in wakes created by water vessels. Surprisingly agile, the great white shark is recorded with its ability to breach waters. However, it is motivated by the need to kill and is videotaped with super, slow motion that records and dramatically slows every intricate inch of the great white's movement throughout the kill. Haunting music enhances the moment. Large fish schools, known as bait balls, reflect shimmering scales as they dance in unison just beneath the ocean's surface. The majestic blue whale breaches and displaces enough water to fill a swimming pool. Yet, the show records the beauty and wonder of a flower or beautifully colored butterfly as it gently lands to feed on natures resources. Insects that can only be seen as a result of remote travel and patience are brought into living rooms through the program and leave audiences amazed. Videotaped bird migrations film television screens and become a collective sky of feathers. Rare bird species that are only captured through the photographers lens amaze through courtship ritual and daily activity. Planet Earth also details some of the most remote and harsh environments capable of sustaining life. It allows the viewer to travel around the world without leaving home.

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Cities
6. Cities
March 25, 2017
Cities serve as places of surprising opportunity for animals to thrive.
Grasslands
5. Grasslands
March 18, 2017
Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the greatest gatherings of wildlife on Earth, but hostile seasons pose a survival risk.
Deserts
4. Deserts
March 11, 2017
Deserts force animals to devise ingenious ways to cope with hostile conditions. We see for the first time how a small bat faces one of the deadliest scorpions in the world just to get a meal.
Jungles
3. Jungles
March 4, 2017
The jungles are the richest habitats on earth: mysterious worlds with incredible animals. We jump through the forest of Madagascar with the acrobatic Indri and venture to discover strange mushrooms and creatures that shine in the dark.
Mountains
2. Mountains
February 25, 2017
The great mountain ranges are some of the planet's most spectacular landscapes, but they are unforgiving places to live in, and only a few animals have what it takes to live at extreme altitude. Mountain animals are amongst the most elusive in the world, and this film provides unique and intimate glimpses into their secretive lives.
Islands
1. Islands
February 18, 2017
Remote islands offer sanctuary for some of the planet's strangest and rarest creatures. The rare pygmy three-toed sloth enjoys a peaceful existence on an idyllic Caribbean island, while nesting albatross thrive in predator-free isolation. But island life always comes at a cost.
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

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Planet Earth is a series of documentary films featured on the Discovery Chanel. The show provides unique and awe inspiring video photography meant to capture the mind and imagination. Covering all points of the globe, the show gives new appreciation to the place human beings call home.

Animal migration scenes are a favorite among viewers and show the sheer magnitude of some of the great antelope migrations on the African plain. Slow motion photography captures the life and death struggle between predator and prey as they attempt to rear the next generation of hunters and hunted. Tender moments between adult and young lions give new appreciation for the ferocious creature known as the King of Beasts.

The show's ocean photography captures the vast power and beauty of waves, storms and the abundant life that dwells within it. Slow motion videotape set to appropriately synchronized music shows the acrobatic dolphin as it leaps in freedom and races in wakes created by water vessels. Surprisingly agile, the great white shark is recorded with its ability to breach waters. However, it is motivated by the need to kill and is videotaped with super, slow motion that records and dramatically slows every intricate inch of the great white's movement throughout the kill. Haunting music enhances the moment. Large fish schools, known as bait balls, reflect shimmering scales as they dance in unison just beneath the ocean's surface. The majestic blue whale breaches and displaces enough water to fill a swimming pool.

Yet, the show records the beauty and wonder of a flower or beautifully colored butterfly as it gently lands to feed on natures resources. Insects that can only be seen as a result of remote travel and patience are brought into living rooms through the program and leave audiences amazed. Videotaped bird migrations film television screens and become a collective sky of feathers. Rare bird species that are only captured through the photographers lens amaze through courtship ritual and daily activity. Planet Earth also details some of the most remote and harsh environments capable of sustaining life. It allows the viewer to travel around the world without leaving home.

Planet Earth is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on March 5, 2006.

Where to Watch Planet Earth

Planet Earth is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Planet Earth on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 5, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    9.4  (171,257)