Yellow-eyed wildcats set their claws for combat, while magnificent snakes bask in the sun waiting for their young to be born. This is not Africa or the Amazon, but Britain - a place of sanctuary for some of the world's most captivating animals, insects, sea life and birds!
Watch in wonder as top wildlife camera crews capture the astonishing lives of our island's most secretive creatures. Did you know that a woodpecker endures 1,200 times the force of gravity when its beak hits wood, or that our native peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world at 145mph? Filmed over four years WILD ISLANDS explores the untouched, unspoiled and untamed British Isles that we seldom see.
Part 1: A Land for All Seasons
You'll see first-hand the rich divesity of animal life, feel the influence of changing seasons and marvel at animals' ingenuity in the face of life's challenges.
Feel the tension as magnificent stags lock horns in a fierce battle for supremacy, witness drama as a family of rabbits experience life in the open for the very first time, enter the twilight world of the hedgehog and share its litter's first perilous weeks of life, and see rare footage of adders and Scottish wildcats.
Part 2: Majestic Skies
The skies around the British Isles contain some spectacular creatures, bird and insect alike.
Meet the colony of brightly-coloured Puffins on Skokholm island. Watch in awe at the iridescent acrobatics of the aggressive hawker dragonfly, then accompany the ghostly Barn Owl on a hunting trip. Join the young Red Kite learning to fly, and follow majestic migratory birds like Bewick and Whooper swans as they seek winter shelter.
Part 3: Creatures of Wind and Wave
You'll explore oceans, lakes and rivers teeming with life.
Meet a pair of new-born otters and witness their first swimming and fishing lessons. Marvel at the peregrine falcon's spectacular grace, then share the suspense as it teaches its chicks to take to the air for the first time. Join grey seals as they dive, bask and play, and discover their survival tricks.
Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1568 kbps
Video Resolution: 672x368
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.826:1
Audio Codec: Dolby AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 60:00
Number Of Parts: 3
Part Size: 746MB
Subtitles: English subtitles
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