Just in case you forgot how amazing Mother Nature truly is, BBC America’s Planet Earth: Blue Planet II is here to remind you. The Emmy-winning Planet Earth franchise premiered on Jan. 20 and will continue to air every Saturday for a total of eight episodes. Production for this season spanned over four years and included filming on every continent and across every ocean, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Antarctic.
Not only did the Blue Planet II crew capture incredible footage of species beyond our imagination, but producer Orla Doherty and her team were also the first humans ever to dive 3,280 feet into the Antarctic in a submersible. Another noteworthy moment included filming creatures seven miles down into the ocean — a point we never knew life was possible.
See photos from this season that will take your breath away.