Episode 1 - Islands
The series opener, focused on Islands, did not disappoint. Filmed in visually stunning high definition, Attenborough takes us closer to the wildlife than ever before; from following a pygmy three-toed sloth in his search for love, to an exhilarating (and, quite frankly, terrifying) chase scene involving a newly hatched marine iguana and the, aptly-named, racer snakes.
Planet Earth serves as a reminder of how diverse and fascinating the natural world can be, and, as Attenborough himself points out, how much it has changed even in the last 10 years. It also showed just how tough life in the wild can be, whether you’re a baby sifaka lemur in the spiny forests of Madagascar, or a chinstrap penguin trying to raise a family on an active volcano.