The legendary David Attenborough presents Frozen Planet, a landmark series that traverses the two greatest wilderness areas on Earth – the Arctic and Antarctic – from Sunday, October 30, at 6.30pm on Channel Nine.
Over six enthralling episodes, this series from the BBC Natural History Unit paints a portrait of the polar regions that will take your breath away at a time when melting of the ice caps means they might soon be changed forever.
This series crosses the spectacular landscape of the North and South Poles and gives viewers a never-seen-before look at their charismatic wildlife. Using unique aerial photography and underwater cameras that plunge into the icy polar depths, we follow the life journeys of the animals struggling for survival in this unforgiving environment: the polar bear, the albatross and the adelie penguin.
Frozen Planet is an ultimate natural history of the fascinating polar regions. Its journey into the southern hemisphere starts at the Antarctic Convergence, where cold water from Antarctica meets the warmer currents from the north. This massive expanse of ocean includes the roughest waters in the world, in the Drake Passage, and remote sub-Antarctic islands packed with wildlife.
In the northern hemisphere we traverse the Arctic Circle, which includes much of Alaska, the tundra regions of northern Canada and the vast taiga forests of Siberia.
Finally the series explores man’s presence at the North and South Poles – a presence that almost pales into insignificance in the grandeur of two of the most inhospitable regions on Earth.
Premiere episode – Sunday, October 30, at 6.30pm
Episode two – Wednesday, November 2 at 8.30pm on Nine