Planet Earth II: Official Extended Trailer | BBC Earth
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“Planet Earth II will be one of the most awe-inspiring journeys into the natural world to date. Breathtaking cinematography and a stunning cast of wildlife will literally be followed by the camera to far flung locations across the globe.” – Michael J. Sanderson

IMDb | Official Website  (BBC) (Media Center) (Jungles Episode) (Episodes)

Year of Production

Michael J. Sanderson – Cinematographer
Michael J. Sanderson – Drone cinematographer
Michael J. Sanderson – Himself

Planet Earth II: Jungles (Episode 3)
Planet Earth II: Diaries (“Making of” where Michael Sanderson features as himself)

Broadcast Dates: 
EO NPO, 15 January 2017, 20:20 (Netherlands)
ZDF, 22 January 2017, 19:30 (Germany)
BBC1, 20 November 2016 (UK)

Film Festival Nominations & Awards for the Episode Jungles of Planet Earth II

  • Series Award (nominee): Wildscreen Festival 2018 (UK)
  • Best Audioscape (winner): Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2017 (USA)
  • Sound: Factual Bafta TV Craft Awards 2017 – British Academy of Film and Television Arts (UK)
  • Photography: Factual – Bafta TV Craft Awards 2017 – British Academy of Film and Television Arts (UK)
  • Audience Award (winner) – International Wildlife Film Festival – Green Screen Naturfilmfestival 2017 (Germany)
  • Cinematography (Camera team): RTS West of England Awards 2017 – Royal Television Society (UK)
  • Official selection: International Wildlife Film Festival – IWFF 2017 (USA)



  • Michael Sanderson was the cinematographer of the scene “Spider Monkeys saves trapped baby” that was considered a very exciting moment of the Jungles episode’.
  • Michael Sanderson also feature for the Diaries of the same episode.
  • The drone that Michael Sanderson used to film the aerials in Brazil for the Jungle episode it was build by him. He has been developing this skill and expertise since the year 2008, long before this technology started to be used to film wildlife.
  • Michael has been filming in Guatemala since 2003 where is being developing his survival skills in the jungles and climbing to the canopy of the trees.
  • Michael Sanderson has been filming wildlife in 4K since 2008.

Unofficial ‘Behind the Scenes’ featuring Michael Sanderson



Jungles are the richest places on earth. A magical world of surprise, drama and unforgettable wild characters. From the Jungles of Brazil, home to caiman hunting jaguars and strange jungle dolphins that swim in the tree tops, to Costa Rica where ninja frogs fight huge wasps, we watch as the animals face life in the most competitive place on earth. We follow alongside the beautiful indri as she bounces through the forest in Madagascar and stay out late at night to witness glow-in-the-dark creatures never before filmed! There are even mini ‘dragon lizards’ with a special trick to deal with life in the jungle! © BBC


Visual Soundscapes – Jungles | Planet Earth II | BBC America

10 Hours Of Relaxing Jungle Sounds | Planet Earth II | Earth Unplugged


Produced by
BBC Studios Production, BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télèvisions