Aired Tuesday May 4, 3:15pm - 3:45pmon BBC Two

Nature's Microworlds

Series 1 Episode 9: Namib Desert

Steve Backshall takes us on a journey to the oldest desert in the world, the Namib in South West Africa, where the treacherous Skeleton Coast sees freezing waters meet awesome dunes. With temperatures regularly reaching 60 degrees and with little to no rainfall, the animals that live here have to be tough. Steve tracks down these amazing animals, and reveals the unique secret that allows life to survive here at all.

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  • Steve BackshallHost