Insects Swarm and a Family Nests
A variety of insect species – from hoverflies to leaf roller moths – explode in population at the waterhole. Lured by the steady food source, a pair of swallows moves into the adjacent hide to build a new nest from the surrounding mud. These migrating birds have traveled from the south of the African continent to breed in Tanzania. And our hidden cameras are there to capture this new family.
Premieres on May 19
Explore the daily drama as African wildlife flock to a manmade waterhole rigged with cameras. Dr. M. Sanjayan and his team uncover the complex dynamic of this bustling oasis where elephants, lions, leopards and more meet and compete for water.
Life at the Waterhole Episodes
Life at the Waterhole Extras
S1 Ep3 | 3m
Brought by the explosion of insects, a pair of swallows build a mud nest inside the hide.
S1 Ep3 | 2m 54s
Cameraman Bob Poole observes the social dynamics within herds of giraffe and zebra.
S1 Ep3 | 30s
Learn how the rainy season transforms life at the waterhole.
S1 Ep2 | 2m 32s
As temperatures climb and resources are limited, a spotted hyena arrives to the waterhole.
S1 Ep2 | 5m 9s
M. Sanjayan finds himself face to face with a young bull elephant at the waterhole.
S1 Ep2 | 30s
Discover how heat impacts the animals, as the new waterhole becomes busier in the evening.
Explore the daily drama as African wildlife flock to a manmade waterhole with cameras.