Night on Earth

This six part nature series’ new technology lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s creatures, from lions on the hunt to bats on the wing.

"Moonlit Plains":

From the African savanna to the Peruvian desert, lives of predators and prey are closely linked to the moon’s cycles and the opportunities they bring.

"Frozen Nights":

Mothers with cubs fight to survive, and a lonely monkey finds safety in numbers as animals navigate cold landscapes during the planet’s longest nights.

"Jungle Nights":

Beneath the jungle’s canopy, the night is alive with fantastic beasts, large and small, who use the darkness to socialize, hunt, climb and crawl.

"Dark Seas":

The oceans’ tides ebb and flow in concert with the moon, and so do the lives of the creatures below, from the largest whale shark to the smallest prawn.

"Sleepless Cities":

After dark, the natural world appears in unnatural places: Migrating elephants stroll through town, and urbanized otters romp in the city.

"Dusk Till Dawn":

The night unfolds to reveal magic in the air, drama in the deep, and danger on the ground as animals across the planet rise with the sunset.

Director(s): Peter Fison, Mateo Willis, Hannah Hoare, Ingrid Kvale, Jo Harvey, Bill Markham
Production: Peter Fison, Mateo Willis, Hannah Hoare, Ingrid Kvale, Jo Harvey, Bill Markham, Frances Casey, Jonathan Mussman, Martha Holmes, Tom Hugh-Jones, Plimsoll Productions
Music: Edmund Butt
Actors: Samira Wiley
Year: 2020
Duration: 290 min
Our age recommendation: 8
Language (audio): German, French, English, Italian, Portuguese
Language (subtitles): German, French, English, Italian, Portuguese
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Shooting Locations: Brazil, Japan, Argentina, Norway, Chile, Malaysia
Screening rights: Netflix ()

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Main topic(s): Planet Earth
Secondary topics: wilderness wildlife
Mentions: Arctic Patagonia North Pole aurora borealis night Svalbard polar bear puma guanapo wood frog macaque wolverine patanal Borneo bioluminescence jaguar night monkey forest elephants tungara frog bat tliltocatl albopilosus ocelot atlas moth giant squirrel cheetah lion cactus scorpion grasshopper mouse fur seal Vampire bat sea lion mole owl black rhino city leopard otter monkey turtle gelada bat lion elephant firefly orca hyena flamingo bear salmon Kologo white-handed gibbons sea bear firefly squid dinoflagellates dolphins turtle crab Palau whale shark
Topic Page(s): Planet Earth


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