Onto North America, the continent that experiences the most dramatic seasonal change. Appropriately, the team explore a variety of landscapes: from the frozen Yukon, to the southern swamps and the Arizona desert.
The producers were aware that the US is an area that viewers are fairly familiar with, so they went the extra mile to shoot a side of the region that is rarely seen.
As a result, they had cameramen lying facedown in rivers filming river chubs, and boat crews belting out the Jurassic Park theme to attract beluga whales.
They team also shined a spotlight on prairie dogs in South Dakota. These adorable rodents use a complex form of communication, supposedly superior to that used by chimpanzees and even dolphins.