The BEST Episodes of Hostile Planet
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Network: National Geographic
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.