, BBC’s latest nature documentary, has just starting showing in UK, and will soon reach the US and Planet Earth IIAustralia.
The footage we’ve seen so far has been incredible, from death-defying lizards to love-struck sloths, so we thought it was a good time to put together a list of some of the amazing animal videos we’ve come across recently – from the beautiful, to the insane.
To start with, even the trailer for Planet Earth II is incredible.
There’s the lion that has an unfortunate run-in with a giraffe, and penguins that back-flip into crashing waves. Nature has never looked so awesome:
If you need more feels about wild animals, this sloth swimming across the Escudo Island to find a mate is heart-breaking:
It’s not just love stories that the BBC has been able to capture – a couple of days ago, everyone was rooting for this iguana that managed an incredible escape from a huge group of racer snakes:
Possibly the greatest scene in documentary history. Incredible. #PlanetEarth2 pic.twitter.com/01dDjDJcdX
– ✏️ (@MrLukeJohnston)November 7, 2016
But nature can be brutal, too. Earlier this week, National Geographic released footage of a penguin domestic – a fight between one lady penguin’s old and new mates.
We’re going to warn you now – this video is pretty brutal:
A fight breaks out when a husband comes home and finds his wife with another penguin. pic.twitter.com/9ejYGcJ5TJ
– Nat Geo Channel (@NatGeoChannel)November 4, 2016
Last but not least, we couldn’t forget this terrifying video of a real life ‘snakes on a plane’ scenario this week.
The Areomexico plane had to make a priority landing in Mexico City, when a huge green snake slithered out into the cabin.
The passengers were all surprisingly calm considering the situation – and animal control was able to remove the unwanted passenger.
All we can say is, nature is pretty incredible… unless it ends up on our planes.