About the Series

The power of flight is one of nature’s greatest achievements.  From its humble beginnings, over one hundred billion creatures soar through the sky today, from tiny, nectar-drinking hummingbirds to armoured airborne beetles, bizarre winged lizards and sonar-guided bats hunting in the dead of night.

In Conquest of the Skies 3D, David Attenborough travels through time to unravel the astonishing, 300-million-year story of the flying animals.  Who were the first flying creatures, where did they evolve, and how did they adapt into the huge variety of aeronauts that fill our skies today?  Only now can he reveal the hidden mechanics behind their gravity-defying skills, using cutting-edge CGI, the very latest in high-resolution filming techniques, and pioneering scientific analysis.

Epsiode Guide and Viewing Schedule

 

“A visually dazzling study of the evolution of flight” 

– THE SUNDAY TIMES

 

 

Conquest of the Skies builds on every lesson we’ve learnt over the last 5 years of 3D programme-making. It’s the most ambitious series yet.’

-David Attenborough

“Remarkable series”

– THE TELEGRAPH

“Breathtaking photography”

– THE GUARDIAN

“Astonishing”

– DAILY MAIL