Planet Earth II preview: see what’s in store in the ‘Jungles’ episode this Sunday

Planet Earth ll is proving to be unmissable – and this Sunday's episode looks every bit as good as what we've seen so far

It may have taken nearly three years to make, involving 117 filming trips across 40 countries, but the BBC nature spectacular Planet Earth II is well worth it.

The Sir David Attenborough-narrated show has already grabbed headlines with its first two episodes, so we expect the third , titled “Jungles”, to be no different.

Jungles provide the richest habitats on the planet – mysterious worlds of high drama where extraordinary animals attempt to survive in the most competitive place on earth.

Flooded forests are home to caiman-hunting jaguars and dolphins that swim among the tree tops, while in the dense underworld, ninja frogs fight off wasps and flying dragons soar between trees.

Acrobatic indri leap through the forests of Madagascar, while the jungle night conceals strange fungi and glow-in-the-dark creatures never filmed before.

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The racer snakes had viewers holding their breath as they swarmed after baby iguana

So far, the show has shown gripping footage of a baby marine iguana trying to escape a nest of racer snakes, and footage of what some labelled a “rape” between a male snow leopard and a female defending her young.

The third episode sees the team head to the jungle in Brazil, exploring the rainforests of Costa Rica and the verdant offerings in Madagascar.

Here is a small glimpse of what is in store…


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Female Jaguar watching for prey on the banks of a river in Brazil

Among the things viewers will see is a female jaguar on a riverbank in the jungle in Brazil, looking for prey.

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A Jaguar patrols a riverbank in the jungle looking for a meal

Indri Lemurs

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Cute Indris will feature in the upcoming episode

Indri Lemurs are the largest of their variety to be found in Madagascar. They live in rainforests and will be shown soaring through the air as they leap from one tree to the next.

A red-eyed tree frog

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The colourful tree frog will be unmissable

Planet Earth ll continues on BBC1, Sunday, November 20, 8.00pm