Watch Life in the Air season 1 episode 3 (S01E03)
This episode features a creature that creates sound out of thin air with the world's fastest courtship display and arguably the world's most aggressive bird.
In a South American jungle, there's 'hunt and evasion' flying during the night, as bats and moths fight for the upper hand in one of the world's oldest arms races.
Plus a camera films a giant flock to unlock the secrets that keep half a million birds from colliding in the same air space.
Watch Life in the Air season 1 episode 2 (S01E02)
This episode looks at powered flight, revealing why peregrine falcons can top 200 miles an hour, how a hummingbird is a slave to its own rather manic lifestyle and that the albatross's secret to flying for free is its nose. Heavyweight beetles break the rules to find love, a devious sparrow-hawk uses agility to execute a lightning-fast raid on his prey and half a million mother bats dominate the sky above, and below, the ground with a dazzling display of aerial prowess.
Watch Life in the Air season 1 episode 1 (S01E01)
In Africa, a caracal's 'rocket-propelled' launch enables it to catch birds in flight. In the Australian outback, a kangaroo's hop is key to finding water in a desert of over a million square kilometres. On an English farm, an insect's ultimate ejector seat accelerates it to 700G with help from a clutch in its crotch. And high above the jungles of Borneo, a leaping snake's unique shape allows it to glide, even without wings.