David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

Life in the Dark

Series 2 - Episode 3 Life in the Dark



How do giant squid hunt 1,000 metres down, and how does an owl turn its head 270° in either direction without tearing arteries or breaking bone? Find out in this bite-sized natural history doc about seeing in the dark. In this genial edition (it’s like a wise-off when Sir David holds an owl), you’ll have your own eyes widened by colour receptors and bioluminescence.


David Attenborough examines the vision in squid and owls, which have both developed incredible adaptations to help them navigate at night.

Cast & Crew

Presenter David Attenborough