Life In the Undergrowth

Life In the Undergrowth

Life In the Undergrowth

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2005-01-23
  • Advisory Rating: TV-G
  • Episodes: 5
  • iTunes Price: USD 8.99


Open your eyes to the bizarre, ferocious and surprisingly beautiful world of the invertebrates! Join David Attenborough on his groundbreaking exploration into a spectacular miniature universe never normally seen, but teeming all around us. Not just bugs and beetles, but exotic cicadas, neon glow worms, intricate silk-weaving spiders and iridescent dragonflies - not to mention a whole host of other incredible life forms and intimate, startling behavior. Thanks to technical innovations in lighting, optics and computerized motion control, this turbulent, super-organized world is finally revealed from the perspective of its extraordinary inhabitants. These beasts may be miniscule, but they live life on a truly grand scale...


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4 Intimate Relations 50:11 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
5 Supersocieties 50:05 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes



  • Life in the Undergrowth

    By Khulse
    A wonderful overview of insects and other invertebrates. Each episode examines a single facet of these creatures from an evolutionary perspective, exploring the advantages a particular adaptation offers and using amazing footage of real insects in their natural habitat for examples. To make things particularly interesting, Attenborough focuses on a mix of unusual insects with bizarre traits and peculiar or seldom seen behaviors of more familiar creatures you might find in your own back yard. One of the best insect documentaries I’ve ever seen by a master of nature documentaries.
  • Great, especially love entomology

    By tyrocker
    I've always like catching little critters in my backyard ever since I've been able to walk. My interest for entomology has never stopped and the desire to learn more and more never stops. This documentary is very educational. I learned a lot from it. Everything Attenborough does is great.
  • Yay!

    By Blomli07
    I really like David Attenborough's stuff.. Very educational and entertaining.
  • Attenborough is the Best

    By countessaV
    Unbelievably detailed and beautifully shot! The series is a masterpiece. Thank you David Attenborough! I wish the entire "Life" series weas available for this zone!
  • so great

    By this nickname better not be taken
    this is the best nature series i've seen in a long time, maybe ever. the camera innovations and the footage they were able to get is unreal, and the portraits of the insects' lives were fascinating.