Frozen Planet: Icy Finger of Death
A brinicle, or brine icicle, plunges toward the Antarctic seabed from the ice shelf above, killing everything in its path. This had never been filmed before Frozen Planet.
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Frozen Planet: Killer Whales "Wave Wash" Seal
A pod of orcas, or killer whales, cooperate to wash a Weddell seal off an ice floe. This sequence, filmed for Frozen Planet, marks the first complete filming of killer whale "wave washing" behavior.
Frozen Planet: Woolly Bear Caterpillar
Frozen Planet producer Vanessa Berlowitz takes you behind the scenes of one of only four scenes in the series that were shot under controlled conditions.
Frozen Planet: Gray Wolves Chase Down Bison
A pack of northern gray wolves harass and then attack a herd of wood bison. This is the first time wolves have been filmed hunting bison, both from the ground and from the air.
Frozen Planet: Deep in to the polar bear's den
Field Producer Jason Roberts and Cameraman Mark Smith crawl into a polar bear's den in the Arctic. Nervous that the bear will return, they bravely take a tour of the den, lined with icy polar bear hairs and scratched with claw marks.
Frozen Planet: How to track a killer whale
Producer Kathryn Jeffs and Orca Scientist John Durban explain how biologists track killer whales in Antarctica using satellite tags. This allowed the Frozen Planet film crew to pinpoint the location of the orcas.
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Frozen Planet: A Changing Planet
Frozen Planet filmmakers felt a moral imperative to document the polar regions before they change forever. Due to climate change, the Arctic and Antarctic are changing faster than anywhere else on the planet.
Frozen Planet: Living With Criminal Penguins
The most extreme shoot on the Frozen Planet series? Hands down, the Adelie penguin shoot: a grueling 4-month exercise in isolation and endurance. The two filmmakers nearly lost their minds, but came back with brilliant footage.
Frozen Planet: Journey to the South Pole
Frozen Planet marks the first aerial shots of the South Pole. Series producer Vanessa Berlowitz is amazed by how much has changed at the South Pole, and how much has stayed the same, over the past 100 years.
Frozen Planet: Driven Mad By Penguins
Spending six straight weeks with penguins could drive anyone mad. These two Frozen Planet camera men reflect on a day in the life with penguins surrounding them.
Frozen Planet: Filming Curious Killer Whales
These camera men witness something truly spectacular. While trying to attract the attention of just one killer whale, they are able to spark an interest in many different nearby orcas.
Frozen Planet: Musk Ox Save Calf from Wolves
Arctic wolves attack a musk ox calf on Canada's Ellesmere Island, but the herd rushes to its defense. When threatened, musk oxen will form a defensive circle around the calves, the sick and the elderly.