David Attenborough: Origin of Life, Conquest HD | BBC Documentary | Animals & Nature

In search of the earliest animals

In more than fifty years of broadcasting, Sir David Attenborough has travelled the globe to document the living world in all its wonder. Now, in the landmark series First Life, he goes back in time in search of the very first animals.

David Attenborough's First Life is told with stunning photography, state of the art visual effects and the captivating charm of the world's favourite naturalist. It was first broadcast as a two-part series in the UK on BBC Two in November 2010, and as a two-hour special by Discovery Channel in the US. It is now being shown by broadcasters around the world, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The epic story of the beginning of life on Earth from the much loved and respected naturalist, writer and broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough.

Spanning billions of years, First Life reveals the extraordinary story of the evolution of the first life on Earth and how it then evolved into multicellular life, the first plant, the first animal, the first predator, the first to live on land: key moments in the development of the huge diversity of life that has lived on planet Earth.

First Life travels the world, from Canada to Australia, Morocco to Scotland, to unearth the secrets hidden in prehistoric fossils and meet the palaeontologists who have harnessed new techniques to enhance greatly our understanding of the origins of life.


David Attenborough Comforts a Blind Rhino Calf

Sir David Attenborough concluded his BBC One series about the wildlife of Africa with an extraordinary close up meeting with a blind baby rhinoceros.

He described how the rhinoceros may have its sight saved by an operation and thus be given a chance of survival in the wild like another orphaned rhino called Elvis who had been released after being cared for in the same reserve.


Sir David Attenborough Close up with Blind Rhino

Sir David Attenborough concluded his BBC One series about the wildlife of Africa with an extraordinary close up meeting with a blind baby rhinoceros.

He described how the rhinoceros may have its sight saved by an operation and thus be given a chance of survival in the wild like another orphaned rhino called Elvis who had been released after being cared for in the same reserve.


David Attenborough: Monkey Insect Repellent

Amazing footage of how little forest dwelling monkeys use Piper leaves (which have insect repellent properties) to protect themselves against the same unpleasant nip a mosquito would give you or I! From the BBC's Life of Mammals documentary series.


Horizon: Death of the Oceans?

Sir David Attenborough reveals the findings of one of the most ambitious scientific studies of our time - an investigation into what is happening to our oceans. He looks at whether it is too late to save their remarkable biodiversity.

Horizon travels from the cold waters of the North Atlantic to the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef to meet the scientists who are transforming our understanding of this unique habitat. Attenborough explores some of the ways in which we are affecting marine life - from over-fishing to the acidification of sea water.

The film also uncovers the disturbing story of how shipping noise is deafening whales and dolphins, affecting their survival in the future. Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Dr David Kline, prepare to launch an underwater laboratory that will monitor the effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs.


Attenborough:: Cute Baby Chimp

Trials of Life - BBC

David Attenborough observes the behaviour of young Chimpanzees, looking at how they interact with their elders in this clip shot in a forest on the Ivory Coast for the series Trials of Life.


Attenborough: Killer Whales vs. Sea Lions:

Trials of Life - BBC

The sight of a dorsal fin poking through shallow water spells danger for a herd of Seal pups on the shore. A Killer Whale has arrived, looking for a bite to eat.


Attenborough Tastes the Nectar

Bloated from storing nectar from a Mulga tree in the Australian desert, these Ants look more like small grapes than Ants. What does the nectar taste like? David Attenborough finds out.


BBC Quest Under Capricorn: The Frill Lizard

First transmitted in 1963, David Attenborough ventures into the bush to discover the unique wild animals that inhabit the Northern Territory of Australia.

David explains the peculiarities of this lizard, including its extravagant frill and dinosaur-like run.

This programme is included in the BBC Four archive collection of David Attenborough's early films.


David Attenborough: Getting Close to Elsa the Lioness, 1961

First transmitted in 1961, David Attenborough travels to Meru National Park in Kenya to meet Elsa the lioness and her cubs shortly before Elsa's death.

Joy explains how to gauge Elsa's irritability and when she knows it is safe to approach.

This programme is included in the BBC Four archive collection of David Attenborough's early films.


What a Wonderful World with David Attenborough

Originally uploaded by the BBC on Dec 7, 2011 on their youtube channel: youtube.com/bbc re uploaded for everyone thats not located in the UK and can't view it there. So, here you go:

Original description

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/ A celebration of Natural History on BBC One with David Attenborough.