Sir David Attenborough’s latest groundbreaking TV series will look at the ways animals use sound to communicate, thrive and survive in the natural world.
Each episode of the three-part series will feature in-depth stories of eight animals, followed by five minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, using the latest in audio technology including specially adapted cameras and laser vibrometers.
Secret World of Sound with David Attenborough will launch on February 25 on Sky Nature and on streaming platform Now.
In a first look of the series, Sir David says: “The natural world is filled with sound, and for some animals, sound is the key to survival.
“The most advanced audio technology can now record sounds that we can’t even hear. Sound can make a difference between life or death.
“It’s time to open your ears to life as you’ve never heard it before.”
Sir David will explore how unhatched caimans communicate with each other while in the egg, how lions and hyenas battle in the dark using sound, a fish with an eerie hum and the mimicry in birds.
Series producer Sharmila Choudhury said: “We are delighted to be able to reveal a fascinating side to the natural world that is often overlooked, showing the many astonishing ways that animals use sound to survive and thrive.”
Poppy Dixon, director of documentaries and factual at Sky UK, said: “We’re incredibly excited to bring this ground-breaking natural history series to the Sky audience.
“Offering a surprising and intimate view of the natural world, through the medium of sound, we’re thrilled to have worked with the incomparable Sir David Attenborough and the Humble Bee team on this innovative project.”