Sir David Attenborough will return narrating a brand new natural history series from the team behind the BBC’s ground-breaking Planet Earth series, executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey of Silverback Films.

231 Sir David Attenborough to narrate landmark natural history series

Set to broadcast on BBC One in the autumn, the show, which currently has the working title “The Hunt”, will explore the dynamic relationship between predators and their prey. The series looks in detail at the strategies predators use to catch their prey and those that the prey use to escape, with each episode based on one of our planet’s key habitats. From open grasslands to dense forests, the arctic to the open ocean, the series will reveal the challenges predators and prey face in these very different worlds.

Many of the stories will show rarely seen animal behaviour such as polar bears using meltwater pools in the ice to stalk seals; Arctic foxes leaping to catch auks mid-flight; and killer whales hunting humpback whale calves in tropical waters. The Hunt will also feature animals that have rarely been filmed, including the endangered South American marine otters.

The seventh episode will take a fresh look at the state of our planet through the eyes of the top predators and the scientists and conservationists who are fighting to protect them.

The music will be provided by composer Steven Price, who won an Oscar in 2014 for his score to Gravity.

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