Frozen Planet Episode 3: Frozen Peaks

PHOTO: A High casqued chamelon basks in the sun on the high slopes of Mt Kenya (Image: Freddie Claire)

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Frozen Peaks explores ice worlds born of altitude. Found on every continent, these icy ‘islands in the sky’ pose a range of challenges for the animals who choose to live there, from a mother chameleon who experiences the freezing conditions on a daily basis, to golden eagle parents who use extreme tactics to tackle their huge prey.

From Patagonia to the Atacama desert, to the foothills of the Himalayas, mountain ice worlds are home to a surprisingly diverse range of wildlife. We meet puma, flamingos and giant pandas who have all overcome adversity to make the icy mountains their home. In Japan we meet macaques who brave the snowiest conditions on Earth, and in New Zealand we meet the kea, a mountain parrot who through its intelligence uses the dangers of the mountains to its advantage.

And, filmed for the first time using racer camera drones, we experience first-hand what it is like to fly down the mountainside alongside an avalanche.

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Frozen Planet II is on BBC One and iPlayer from Sunday, 11 September at 8pm.

Source BBC One

September 8, 2022 7:00am ET by BBC One  

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