Watch Swimming With Monsters

Steve Backshall is a marine biologist who is adept at underwater exploration. He wants to share with the world the wonder of the oceans, and he does that by delving into strange areas where filming has rarely been done before. His focus is on four particular aquatic creatures that are popularly conceived as monsters. The most terrifying of these is the Great White Shark, but he is determined to show even this creature's beauty as well as its terrors. Other animals that he hopes to swim with include the anaconda, the hippo and the jumbo squid, each majestic and intimidating.

Animal Planet
1 Season, 4 Episodes
May 23, 2013
Animals, Documentary & Biography
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  • Wildlife expert Steve Backshall dives with one of the deadliest creatures in the sea, the Humboldt Squid. He wants to find out if these 'Red Devils' live up to their blood-thirsty reputation.

  • Wildlife expert Steve Backshall dives with the ocean's ultimate predator, the Great White Shark, in the waters off Guadalupe Island, Mexico.

  • Wildlife naturalist Steve Backshall travels to Africa to embark on a dangerous mission to swim underwater with the fiercely territorial and unpredictable hippo. No scientific team has ever attempted to study hippos underwater in the wild, until now.

  • Wildlife naturalist Steve Backshall travels to a remote area of Brazil where he'll search for the world's biggest snake - the Anaconda. He will swim underwater with the snake in it's own territory - a dangerous mission that no one's attempted before.

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