Supernature - Wild Flyers

The sky is one of the world's most challenging places to live, but across the planet an extraordinary range of animals do something we can only dream of – take to the air. Some spend their whole lives airborne, others only visit – but they all have one thing in common; they only survive by taking to the skies. SuperNature - Wild Flyers reveals their incredible adaptations, tactics and explains brand new discoveries that show how these animals have mastered the sky – and why they all need it to survive.

At the heart of the series is extraordinary animal behavior filmed in the wild, using cutting-edge camera technology to capture the action. But to fully explain how these animals take to the skies and give the audience a privileged new perspective, stylised footage shot in controlled conditions reveals action invisible to the naked eye. Computer-generated graphics also help explain the animals' remarkable powers of flight and how they work. Unique footage obtained with the help of some specially-trained animal stars and special effect techniques are used to give the audience a privileged view of what taking the sky is like. Get ready to experience the thrill of flying alongside these animals and seeing the world from their unique perspective.

Show Info

Airs on: United States PBS (2016 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

Crowded Skies

Episode 1x03; Jul 13, 2016

Even the world's greatest airborne stars aren't alone in the air, which is why being fantastic in flight is no guarantee of success. Once airborne, animals enter a realm of hunters and hunted where only those with incredible tactics, as well as flyin

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Crowded SkiesJul 13, 2016
1x02: Masters of the SkyJul 6, 2016
1x01: Defying GravityJun 29, 2016
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