Gallery: MOVIE REVIEW: Frozen Planet’s David Attenborough Shows Us The ...

The Emmy-winning team that brought us Planet Earth and The Blue Planet, amazing documentaries narrated by world-famous naturalist David Attenborough, is releasing a new series called Frozen Planet, and Inhabitat got a sneak peek this Earth Week. Frozen Planet follows the changing seasons and remarkable lives of a variety of animal groups that live in the Arctic and Antarctic in the most demanding of climates. But, because this is David Attenborough’s team, we don’t just follow a few polar bears and penguins. This film takes us under the sea ice to watch a “brinecicle,” or salt water icicle, extend its deadly reach to the sea floor, trapping starfish and any other creatures that can’t escape in time. We watch killer whales swimming in unison to create a wave that washes their prey off an ice floe above. The cameras even take us into glacial ice caves filled with remarkable crystal formations, and we follow a lone caterpillar through the tundra as it freezes solid every winter and reemerges in the spring to try again (for 14 years!) to reach maturity and make its chrysalis. Read on for more of our favorite scenes from this spectacular series.

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