Watch Again

David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies:

The First to Fly

Watch More
back to video

»The First to Fly

David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies: The First to Fly

Full Episode | 46:00

Join David Attenborough as he tracks the 320-million-year evolution of Earth's first flying creatures: insects. It's a journey into an unexpectedly advanced world through stunning up-close, slow motion footage and high-tech forensics.

More About This episode

Join world-renowned naturalist David Attenborough, as he spans the globe to track the extraordinary evolution of Earth's first flying creatures: insects. It's a journey into an unexpectedly advanced world, where dragonflies use their four wings to deadly effect and butterflies make some of the longest migrations on the planet. Through stunning up-close, slow motion footage and high-tech forensics, we tell their remarkable story, over 320 million years in the making.

Buy This Show

Now, you can watch Smithsonian Channel's incredible documentaries and shows anytime you want by purchasing from any of these distributors:

Download

Return to Video Page