After four years in the making, Frozen Planet -- created by the award-winning team who brought us the epic journey of Planet Earth -- will soon air on the Discovery Channel. Narrated by actor Alec Baldwin, the seven-part series will provide the "ultimate portrait of our earth's polar regions, where the scale and beauty of the scenery and sheer power of the natural elements are unlike anywhere else on the planet."
If you just can't wait for the premier, here's a sneak peek of some of the incredible footage we will witness starting Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
According to the Discovery Channel, this video offers an incredible glimpse at how a brinicle is formed and the effect the phenomenon has on slow-moving invertebrates.
Like a lightning bolt hurled down from Mount Olympus, an icy “finger of death” strikes at sea life beneath the Antarctic ice shelf in what is surely one of the most jaw-dropping natural history sequences ever filmed. Called a brinicle, or brine icicle, this sinister tube of ice grows over a matter of hours as brine leeches from the forming sea ice above.
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