SUPERSENSES – SUPER POWERS

A lizard that can run on water, a colourful crustacean with a deadly punch, a miniscule frog with skin that can kill, a beaver with iron-coated teeth, and a crocodile with a bite so strong, it can crush a car. The natural world is packed with incredible superpowers. We find out why and how some of the world’s most amazing animals use their special powers to survive in a diverse range of environments, and how they push the limits of engineering to achieve incredible feats that humans can only dream of. Sometimes, in the animal kingdom, it takes a super power just to make it through the day. Across the planet, we follow each of our animal superheroes – from sandfish swimming through the desert sands of Arabia, to the deadly fer-de-lance lurking in the murky shadows of the Amazon rainforest. In the animal world, all creatures have to adapt in order to survive, and these animals have done so in an array of unbelievable ways. In this episode, we scour the globe for the strangest and most surprising animal skills and, in a round of competitive challenges, we discover which creature holds the title for Super Strength, Most Toxic, Master of Disguise, Greatest Escape Artist, and Master Builder. These faceoffs showcase an extraordinary variety of animal abilities, and allow us to question what it is that makes a truly super-powered animal. Through many millions of years of evolution, these creatures have developed extraordinary abilities to help them survive in a variety of challenging environments. These special skills allow them to stealthily elude their predators, capture their unsuspecting prey, and even drastically alter the world around them. Here, we come face to face with the superheroes of the animal kingdom, revealing their secrets and discovering how and why they have evolved such awesome abilities.

Episodes Supersenses
Super Sight
Super Powers
Invisible World

Wildlife / Series / 4K
Length 48’ 4K (3×48′)
Co-Production Blink Films with The Element in association with Smithsonian Networks for Love Nature with the support of the Incentives for the Irish Film Industry