Micro Monsters

Discover the extreme and deadly unseen world of bugs - the most successful group of animals on the planet.

Using specially crafted filming techniques, experience the weird and wonderful world from the perspective of the real rulers of our planet – the bugs.

Title: Micro Monsters

Released: 2013

Runtime: 6 x 30

In this revolutionary new series, David Attenborough reveals the marvellous adaptability of the most successful group of animals on the planet. Using pioneering macroscopic 3D techniques, he explores in unparalleled detail the intricate, sophisticated behaviours of these fascinating creatures and the complexity of the environments they build and inhabit, in a world normally hidden from the human eye.

This six-part series tells the story of the prehistoric development of arthropods, how they turned carnivorous and began to develop weaponry, and reveals some of the most amazing creatures alive today.

From armies of killer ants to spiders weaving silken trap doors, ferocious scorpions with paralysing stings, beetles shooting boiling chemicals at their enemies, bees communicating with a waggle dance and assassin bugs that clothe themselves in their victims’ corpses; viewers will go deep into the incredible world of bugs.



Advanced Imaging Society Lumiere

Best 3D Documentary