Secret Life Of Predators
What Lies Beneath+
Our rivers and oceans are ruthless battlefields, constantly testing the bravery of even the biggest and deadliest carnivores. Every marine habitat calls for unique body designs, exquisitely evolved senses, and outrageously complex - or bizarre - tactics for success
In Plain Sight+
In stark contrast to the forest there are places on Earth where meadows, tundra or fields of ice stretch in every direction as far as the eye can see. Without trees to buffer wind, temperatures are extreme.
In our planet's liquid space, predators of all shapes and sizes face incredible obstacles to success - and survival, because underwater battlefields test the mettle of even the biggest and deadliest carnivores.
Take a look at the hunting strategies used by forest hunters as they fight to stay alive in some of the world's most verdant landscapes.
Worldwide, predators that inhabit open spaces must hide in plain sight in order to thrive. On the vast plains of the African savanna, banded mongooses rely on strength in numbers in order to succeed in a land of giants. Cheetahs and Secretary birds must conquer extreme heat and elusive prey, risking their lives to feed their offspring. In Central Asia, the long-eared hedgehog hunts at night because larger predators are sleeping then ... and soaring over the grasslands, golden eagles struggle for every meal. Mongolian wolves hunt alone instead of in packs because food is so scarce on the Steppe. In the High Arctic, Arctic foxes hunt constantly...
Where the edges of mountains, forests, rivers and oceans create limitations on hunting grounds for predators, the hunters are forced to specialize, develop unexpected strategies and display incredible fortitude. In this hour, our perception of some of the most iconic predators will be turned upside down, and we'll be introduced to a few surprising carnivores. We'll witness remarkable altruism among African lions … meet predatory birds who dance for their dinner, and see marine mammals hunt on land. Nothing is what it seems at The Edge, and the predators that live in these harsh arenas are pushed beyond their limits every day.