Science and Nature

Life from Above

Behold Earth as it’s never been seen before. Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand-new perspective, revealing its incredible movements, colors, patterns and just how fast it’s changing.

Changing Planet

54m 11s

Cameras in space show just how fast our planet is changing. Cities are growing, forests are disappearing and glaciers melting but in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape, saving a family of chimpanzees.

Episodes

  • Changing Planet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Changing Planet

    S1 E4 - 54m 11s

    Cameras in space show just how fast our planet is changing. Cities are growing, forests are disappearing and glaciers melting but in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape, saving a family of chimpanzees.

  • Patterned Planet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Patterned Planet

    S1 E3 - 54m 41s

    From space earth’s surface is covered in weird and wonderful shapes. Wombats design their own landscape in Australia and hundreds of forest elephants create a tear in the endless green of the Congo forest canopy.

  • Colorful Planet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Colorful Planet

    S1 E2 - 54m 40s

    From space earth is not just a blue planet but a kaleidoscope of color. Swirls of turquoise phytoplankton trigger an oceanic feeding frenzy, China turns yellow as millions of flowers bloom and at night the waters off the coast of Argentina are spotted with mysterious green lights.

  • Moving Planet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Moving Planet

    S1 E1 - 54m 39s

    Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective. Our planet is constantly on the move; from individual animals to powerful weather systems. Follow an elephant family struggling through drought and marvel as thousands of Shaolin Kung-Fu students perform in perfect synchronicity.

Extras + Features

  • The Disappearing Lake: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Disappearing Lake

    S1 E4 - 2m 21s

    As the water levels drop at Poyang Lake thousands of birds arrive to feed on the roots of aquatic plants that are uncovered. Critically endangered Siberian cranes travel the furthest; a month long journey for the unique feeding opportunity brought about by the changing water levels.

  • Human Change: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Human Change

    S1 E4 - 2m 4s

    Cameras in space show mines sprawl and irrigation circles appear in the desert. We have found ingenious ways to use earth’s natural resources but we have also left our trash behind.

  • Reforestation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Reforestation

    S1 E4 - 1m 21s

    The reforestation of trees in Tanzania could save a community of Chimpanzees. Deforestation around their reserve left the community isolated but now new chimps have been seen using the newly forested corridors to move into the area. Potential mates and a sign of a brighter future.

  • Episode 4 Preview | Changing Planet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 Preview | Changing Planet

    S1 E4 - 30s

    Cameras in space show just how fast our planet is changing. Cities are growing, forests are disappearing and glaciers melting but in Tanzania locals have regenerated the landscape, saving a family of chimpanzees.

  • Village of the Elephants: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Village of the Elephants

    S1 E3 - 1m 6s

    A tear in the forest canopy of the Congo has been created by the movement of elephants.

  • The Desert Transforms: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Desert Transforms

    S1 E3 - 2m 52s

    A paninga turtle heads deep into the burning desert for an extraordinary weather event. Rain fill the dunes, creating hundreds of pools. Only from space can we appreciate the scale of the transformation.

  • Using Satellites to Make Discoveries: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Using Satellites to Make Discoveries

    S1 E3 - 1m 58s

    The world’s longest beaver dam in Alberta and an island of unexplored forest on top of vertical cliffs in Mozambique are two incredible discoveries made using satellite images.

  • Episode 3 Preview | Patterned Planet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview | Patterned Planet

    S1 E3 - 30s

    From space earth’s surface is covered in weird and wonderful shapes. Wombats design their own landscape in Australia and hundreds of forest elephants create a tear in the endless green of the Congo forest canopy.

  • The Aurora: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Aurora

    S1 E2 - 1m 48s

    From space the aurora is even more spectacular. The lights are brighter and the sheer scale of this natural spectacle is revealed.

  • Episode 2 Preview | Colorful Planet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview | Colorful Planet

    S1 E2 - 30s

    From space earth is not just a blue planet but a kaleidoscope of color. Swirls of turquoise phytoplankton trigger an oceanic feeding frenzy, China turns yellow as millions of flowers bloom and at night the waters off the coast of Argentina are spotted with mysterious green lights.

  • 4,000 Parakeets: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    4,000 Parakeets

    S1 E2 - 1m 57s

    When Joseph Sekar put out food for two parakeets struggling in the city little did he know that 15 years later he would be feeding 4,000 birds. He and his granddaughters prepare their rooftop for the arrival of the parakeets.

  • China’s Yellow Fields: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    China’s Yellow Fields

    S1 E2 - 1m 23s

    Thousands of rapeseed flowers bloom en masse transforming the landscape on a scale that can only truly be appreciated from above. Nomadic beekeepers arrive in time for the bloom to make honey but their window of opportunity is short. The fields will be sprayed with pesticides in just two weeks.

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