The BEST Episodes of Hostile Planet

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Hostile Planet, a six-part series executive produced by cinematographer and director Guillermo Navarro, producer Martha Holmes, Tom Hugh-Jones and Bear Grylls, draws attention to the most extraordinary accounts of animals that have adapted to the cruelest evolutionary curveballs.

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#1 - Polar

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 6, 2019

The frozen poles are home to the planet's ultimate survivalists, including polar bears, penguins and Arctic wolves; their world is changing fast -- breaking apart under their feet -- and their resilience will be tested beyond the extreme.

star 8.15
48 votes

#2 - Mountains

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 1, 2019

The highest mountains on Earth are home to snow leopards, golden eagles, mountain goats, barnacle goslings, and gelada monkeys; only the toughest of animals can endure the extreme weather, scarce food supplies and limited oxygen on these peaks.

star 8.07
112 votes

#3 - Oceans

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 8, 2019

Delving beneath the surface of the Earth's oceans to uncover a world of extraordinary extremes, including crushing depths, stormy coasts, vast blue deserts, and crowded reefs; how seals fend off sharks; how orcas fight to survive.

star 7.92
76 votes

#4 - Grasslands

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 15, 2019

In the grasslands, animals endure freezes, fires, floods, and droughts; bull elephants clash in mating battles; cheetahs and gazelles engage in a predator-and-prey dance in the Kenyan savanna; bison battle a blizzard while being pursued by wolves.

star 7.84
62 votes

#5 - Jungles

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 22, 2019

Jungles comprise the most diverse habitats on Earth in which only the most resilient species triumph; the fiercest jungle species include jaguars, caimans, gibbons, orangutans, spectral tarsiers, hummingbirds, and parasites.

star 7.77
69 votes

#6 - Deserts

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 29, 2019

Deserts are getting even hotter, drier and bigger, yet a host of remarkable animals still survive in the harshest of conditions, including cunning hyenas, pint-sized meerkats and sand-dwelling spiders.

star 7.75
55 votes