"The Ends of the Earth" is the first episode in the Frozen Planet series about the polar regions. The first half of the episode is mainly about the Arctic while the second half features the Antarctic.
The Gentoo penguins are discussed and featured
in this episode with discussion on bodysurfing. There is also
discussion of penguins in general with the Gentoo penguin footage.
Southern Sea Lion is introduced to the narrative as it threatens the
penguins ability to go fishing and the sea lion struggles to catch the
penguins in the water. The footage includes the sea lion chasing a
Gentoo penguin on land.
The next animals shown in the episode are
whales. The whales featured include Minke, Southern Humpback whales,
and Orcas. The orcas (i.e. killer whales) are shown hunting seals (crab
eater and Weddell) including the whales working together to make waves
to crack the icebergs the seals are on and knock the seals off the ice.
the killer whale footage, there is footage of the continent including
discussion of its isolation and lack of mammals and reptiles. It
briefly mentions the two plants native to the continent before going on
to discuss giant sea animals such as jellyfish. Mount Erebus, a volcano
in Antarctica, and the arrival of humans and early explorers like
Amundsen and Scott are also mentioned.