Skip to Main Content
Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Footer
Sign in / Register
TV On Demand
Film on TV
Film On Demand
Radio On Demand
Planet Earth II
E5 of 6
Video clips are automatically supplied by broadcasters and distributors. RadioTimes.com is not responsible for the clip's contents.
Series 2 - Episode 5
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Pinterest
Share on Google Plus
Share on WhatsApp
Email to a friend
There’s one of those frantic predator-prey chases in this episode, filmed from directly overhead, presumably from a helicopter.
An arctic wolf is chasing a caribou calf at 40mph across the tundra. There’s a dozen or so metres between them, the little caribou going flat out, but the wolf gaining slightly. Any stumble will be fatal but the little fella keeps bombing along, leaving the wolf eventually breathless and hungry, and leaving us pondering the virtues of speed versus stamina.
The theme here is grasslands, from the flooded Okavango swamp in Africa to the elephant grass of northern India. Look out for the bizarre jumping Jackson’s widowbirds and for one very tough buffalo.
Wildlife that inhabit the world's grasslands, areas that are struck by some of the most dramatic seasonal changes seen in the world. The programme features footage of Brazil's giant anteaters and Asian saiga antelope, as well as lions engaging in ferocious battles with buffalo in the flooded Okavango, bee-eaters taking advantage of elephants to help them catch insects, and caribou embarking on migrations across the freezing northern tundra, stalked every step of the way by predatory Arctic wolves.
Cast & Crew
Full Episode Guide
Meet the team who created David Attenborough’s Planet Earth at the Radio Times Festival
The filmmakers behind the blockbuster wildlife series reveal their secrets – as well as an exclusive preview of this year's Blue Planet II
A new fossil has been named after Sir David Attenborough
| This episode of David Attenborough's Natural World will make your stomach churn
David Attenborough returns with Blue Planet II
Planet Earth II is a contribution to the "planet-wide extinction of wildlife" says Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games
The Radio Times Golden Graham Award winners 2016
Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2016: 10 to 1
Someone made all the animals in Planet Earth II scream like humans and it's brilliant
How Planet Earth II's epic snake vs iguana scene became a symbol of hope
David Tennant narrates heart-melting footage of a chimp adopting a tiny kitten
And the 2016 RadioTimes.com Reader Awards winners are...
What time is Planet Earth II on TV?