Moment of Impact
Video: Full Episode - Part 1 - Hunters & Herds

Watch the full documentary Moment of Impact: Hunters and Herds here on the PBS Nature web site.

The natural world is filled with “moments of impact” – the split seconds when animals come into contact with each other and the world around them. Previously these moments were too fast or too hidden for us to see. But now new camera technologies reveal what’s behind these remarkable moments, and cutting edge animations illustrate the “inside story” of animal bioengineering that allows each moment of impact to take place. This film premiered April 4, 2010.

  • Bridget Willard

    Oh that was great. I love the graphics. Another amazing series. I can’t wait for the next one.

  • Kevin Flynn

    I really appreciate that this episode goes above, beyond and literally “inside of” the now-cliched predator and prey chase scene. I also appreciate that the prey animals get equal time and respect for their own amazing survival skills.

  • Karen Ester

    Great show! What was the animal that was eating ants? I think it was called a scaley penguin. It reminded me of a armadillo. I have never seen that animal before. I am trying to find it on the internet, but I am not having any luck. Please help?

  • Shame

    It’s called the scaly anteater or pangolin, it was my first time to see a scaly anteater. It was an awesome show, that’s some amazing camera work and graphics! Great job guys.

  • RoyalG

    Awesome Web Site… Thank You PBS

  • Greg Daniels

    This was absolutely briliant! I missed the first half on TV the other night (KQED) but was mesmerized by the second half. Thank you for adding the content here so I can see the rest. This is my favorite show on PBS, by the way! Thank you!

  • heidi

    What the heck! I clicked on “watch full episode”. After 20 minutes, the show stopped and the message “The selected item is not currently available” appeared on the screen. Not nice!

  • Janet

    Heidi, your connection to the wireless or cable might be interupted – try going back on and starting where you stopped, by sliding the cursor on the timeline or clicking on the picture of the next segment.

    I’m loving this episode, and am glad there’s going to be more of it next week.

  • Dora

    Wow! This is absolutely incredible, especially the animation!!!

  • Andrita

    When will these videos Moment of Impact be available for purchase? They are wonderful. I need them for my life science class when we study ecosystems. The computers at our school are unable to stream the video because we use wireless and we’re unable to get it even if we put our blue cable in the back of our computers. I’m desperate – I’ll have to have it for next year.

  • NATURE Online

    Hi Andrita – Click here to order Moment of Impact on DVD.

  • Kenneth Madore

    great show. I will never look at a cat the same way. The feline is impressive species that astounds me with their grace, agility,flexibility, speed & cunning. I saw things about animals i never knew before. I can’t wait to see part2.

  • Rachelle

    What truely incredible animals. I especially enjoyed learning about the ways the prey protects themselves from the predators. I also enjoyed understanding how the animals’ bodies work to allow them to do such amazing things. Wonderful photography! I am always so impressed by PBS and Nature.

  • Marie

    Isaiah 40: 25 “But to whom can YOU people liken me so that I should be made his equal?” says the Holy One. 26 “Raise YOUR eyes high up and see. Who has created these things? It is the One who is bringing forth the army of them even by number, all of whom he calls even by name. Due to the abundance of dynamic energy, he also being vigorous in power, not one [of them] is missing.
    Psalm 83:18 (King James Version)
    18That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

  • Kat

    I love what I’ve seen so far, but every few minutes the video stops and tells me it’s done, even though there are still 40 minutes left in the show. Help? Can you fix this? I really want to see the whole thing!

  • Rodney E. Harden Sr.

    I trully have a fascination with cheetas. I was really amazed to find out that adult ground squirrels have a tolerance to rattlesnake venom. When the squirrel got bit by the snake, I was sure that it would die.Thank you for this episode!


  • Kalid Nour

    Thank you very much for the video, I learned a lot from it and it shows how God is great and creative.

  • Mishel Chen

    This was a great movie!My mom though doesnt like it cause she didnt like the termite part.

  • Matt P

    Neat, but repetitive, with many conclusory statements and wrong statements. Cheetahs are not as fast as rockets, for example. If the show is intended for young viewers, that kind of embellishment is fine. If it’s for adults, it’s a waste of time.

    Many of the segments had relatively little new information to share, even with CGI. I found myself reciting many aspects of the animals, including what makes them special, internally, to fill the gaps.

    Don’t be afraid to assume the audience is smart.

  • sherra franklin

    God has built some amazing creatures. I hope one day MAN can be one of those creatures too.

  • alice darby

    it is wonderful that you allow the full episode to be shown.(not like other networks)…i enjoyed watching it….thank u very much for the intertainment…i will continue to watch PBS

  • nitin

    no vedios available because of some ristriction. What is that , do you invite and waste customers time.

  • Robert

    Tonight 9/15/2010 I tried to watch some of the videos and after the commercial a message appears that says this video is not available. This happens on all videos. Is this temporary or not? I feel my computer is more than needed to watch videos.
    Thank you,

  • Nature at work

    Kethen; Cats have eyes on the front of there face which means they are a predator as well as have a certain amount of intelligents unlike dogs which are domesticated from wolves, drink toilet water, train easily & do pretty much anything for food. Cats don’t train easily when they’re domsticated even when thy’re not they are considered a dangerouse beauty.

  • scott

    very very well put together! nice to see mother earth and all of the lord and ladys creation.

  • lui

    video is not available in my area due to rights restrictions? for nearly every video. why is this?

  • Vuk

    Is this episode available to buy, where I can order it?

  • kk

    ive just started the video and i am very happy i love it i just whish i knew what countries tis was shot in does any body know?

  • dave

    it amzaing how the hunters bring down its prey

  • Malcolm

    I keep recieving pop ups informing me that a video is not available to my region, so I was unable to enjoy one of your nature programs.
    It was a little disapointing not being able to watch one of your nature episodes on line.


    i like the video but i really liked when it showed the baby giraffe
    and when i saw the baby lion i screamed symba!!!!! and im at school right now!

  • David

    Thanks for letting me click through and watch the ad before informing me that I cannot watch the video in my region. Why not put that information first? Think I’ll contribute to PBS when I get back to the States?

  • Jeremy

    I’m unable to view nature videos. Can someone tell me why ?

  • Scott DiGuistini

    Its really disappointing that I can’t stream any of this excellent content from Canada!!

  • jordan

    arhhhhhh why cant i see my beloved lions , silly restrictions. does anyone else ko where i can view these videos???

  • Russ

    Only thing I can say is GREAT Production

  • Buckoroo

    Thanks PBS

    Everybody please,please pledge.

  • endedmylife

    Not available in malaysia:(

  • SAM


  • natalie widrig

    wow…. i’m not aloud to watch anything due to me living in B.C. -.- still… I LOVE CLOUD! :DDDDDDDD

  • Tony M

    Hey guys, I see several of you not being aloud to watch these video’s because of your country.. Well I will see if I can put these videos on youtube, with pbs’s permission, and maybe you could watch them that way? My youtube is T0nyM1995.

  • Paul D.

    Excellent Information for science.

  • Lee J

    What a fantastic video; it was a great way to get my students interested in predator prey interactions. The video held their attention the entire time, and it was a great jumping off point for further conversation and study!

    Thank you!

  • Co

    I keep trying to watch full episodes for awhile now and nothing’s available. Is there something wrong with the site? It keeps saying “difficulties…check back soon”.

  • John deCoville

    I enjoyed watching the Himalayas showing the wildlife at extreme altitudes and conditions. I thought for sure that the Snow Leopard would get its prey, a sort of wild sheep, but amazingly, the sheep, using gravity, shook loose from the leopard’s grasp and jumping into a raging river to escape — wow!

    I found myself rooting for both predator and prey and for the process they live in. Keep up the wonderful photography!!


    John deCoville

  • Evan W

    Dear Nature on PBS.

    You guys did such a wonderful job! Moment of impact-part is one of my favorite episodes!
    It’s made with such great computer generation and the best footage. I love Nature and it
    is my favorite show! I watch it so much. Thank you so so much for creating this show!

    Evan W

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