Watch: Planet Earth II captures an epic moment between a giraffe and lioness
Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth series is packed with drama that shows us why it's an epic series which could not be missed.
This time the series captures the savagery of the desert where a songbird pins its prey on cactus spikes to dismember its prey and leave the corpses hanging.
The incredible photography and Attenborough's insights makes it a wonderful watch no matter how violent it is.
But the best moment in the latest episode was the epic moment between a giraffe and a lioness.
There were encounters between implausible adversaries between a bat and a deathstalker scorpion.
In Namib desert a pride of starving lions were finding hunting difficult to hunt as there are no covers to lay an ambush.
After three days they decide to take on giraffe who with a single kick could kill a lion.
Attenborough builds up the tension as the pride spreads preparing for an ambush with perfect photography and pulsating soundtrack that is nothing less than a Hitchcock climax.
One of the strongest females in the pride makes the charge to bring the giraffe down.
In bated breath, Attenborough says, "It’s now up to her," as the lioness takes a leap off the ground at the base of giraffe's neck.
However, as she could not hold on to neck she comes crashing down the ground and moaning in pain after giraffe's tries to trample her.
To watch the incredible journey of these creatures David Attenborough's Planet Earth II is a must watch.