crowded skies

Preview: Crowded Skies

The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep, and even die on the wing. Survival up here depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also out-flying the competition.

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Defying Gravity

Explore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne in the first place. From leapers to gliders and those that effortlessly fly for hours, each creature has special techniques. But all must overcome a powerful force — gravity.

  • 2020-10-08T07:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Masters of the Sky

Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the planet's strongest flyers push the laws of physics to the limit. Explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability and endurance.

  • 2020-10-09T06:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Crowded Skies

The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep and even die on the wing. Survival up there depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also out-flying the competition.

  • 2020-10-09T07:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD