The series, narrated by Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), airs as part of the weekly programming event Wonderstruck, celebrating the elegance and power of our planet.
The fifth episode, titled “A Time of Activation,” is set in September.
"Seasonal swings activate change across the natural world. The heat rises in Southern Africa as the dry season deepens," reads the logline.
"A hungry pride of lions attacks animals desperate for water and stressed hippos are forced into ever decreasing pools."
Produced by Northern Pictures, the series chronicles the planet’s most spectacular events of migration, rebirth and transformation over the course of a year.
Throughout the series, Carmichael reveals how the natural world and its creatures are connected to the Earth’s seasonal patterns,