Adventurer and survivalist Ed Stafford is back, pushing his survival skills to the limit and pittng himself once again against Mother Nature. In this brand new season, Ed will tackle three new challenges in which he is left high and dry in some of the most inhospitable and extreme environments - equipped with nothing but an emergency phone, medical kit and his camera to record his adventures.From the arid and rocky Gobi Desert in Mongolia to the tropical jungles of Guatemala and the Namibian bushveld, each location presents a unique and deadly test as Ed strives to not just survive, but thrive in some of the world’s toughest environments.
"Monster Bug Wars" takes you ringside to witness some of nature's deadliest encounters-where losers aren't just KO'd, they're eaten alive. This is the no-holds-barred, real-life world of Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes and Killer Ants who fight to the death. It's a six-episode bug-eat-bug gladiatorial contest where stings, spikes and deadly venom are wielded with cold-blooded precision. Filmed in super close-up high definition and illustrated with state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Bug Wars brings to life nature's ultimate fight club-five encounters per episode-with expert commentary from Cornell University's eminent entomologist, Dr Linda Rayor, and "Professor Poison", Dr Bryan Grieg Fry from The University of Queensland.
Surviving in Africa is not easy. A demanding human population increases the pressure on wilderness areas and persecutes the animals that threaten crops and livestock. But there are some protected areas in southern Africa where leopards, elephants and hyenas live a sheltered existence. Trees Of Life tells three stories of the endurance and survival of Africa’s most iconic natural history symbols – from predators to prey, extreme environments and legendary trees. A pride of lions, a territorial leopard and a cheetah mother play out their lives in the shadows of three impressive trees – the Sausage tree in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, the Acacia Camel Thorn, in the Kalahri in South Africa and the Marula Tree in the Manyaleti near the Kruger National Park.