There is a wide variety of nature documentaries, yet the critics recommend Frozen Planet II, by BBC Earth. The documentary is a British nature documentary series co-produced by the BBC and The Open University, as a sequel to Frozen Planet which was first broadcast in 2011. It was filmed by the BBC Natural History Unit. The production team, which includes executive producer Mark Brownlow and series producer Elizabeth White, was previously responsible for the award-winning series Blue Planet II. Here are some reasons you should watch Frozen Planet II
What is Frozen Planet II focused on?
The docu series narrated and presented by Sir David Attenborough, and music by Hans Zimmer, Frozen Planet II focuses on exploring the wildlife found in the world’s coldest regions which are the Arctic and Antarctic, high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests, and ice-cold oceans. From polar bears to penguins, snow monkeys to Siberian tigers. Each species must overcome a unique set of challenges to endure its extreme environment.
Frozen Planet II episodes
The documentary consists of six episodes, each of them focusing on different species of the frozen world.
Frozen Worlds: The first episode focuses on traveling from pole to pole showing the frozen worlds that exist across the world and the animals that live in them.
Frozen Ocean: This episode looks at the Arctic Ocean. Where polar bears emerge from their dens, a pod of beluga whales confined to an ice hole wait for release, and harp seal mothers teach their pups.
Frozen Peaks: The episode explores ice worlds born of altitude. Found on every continent, these icy islands pose a range of challenges for the animals who live there.
Frozen South: Antarctica is the most extreme frozen place in the world. Seems it is a lifeless place, but later it is shown how life finds a way.
Frozen Lands: Shows the largest land-habitat on Earth, home to great Boreal forests.
Our Frozen Planet: These frozen worlds have reached a tipping point, their future hangs in the balance, and so does ours.
Frozen Planet II production
The series took almost five years to produce, and was filmed over ten years after its predecessor. Frozen Planet II took advantage of significant advances in camera, microphone, and drone technology.
Frozen Planet II critical reception
The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Times, all gave the documentary a maximum five stars. The website IMDb awarded the film a 9.1 out of 10.