This is the story of how water rules our world. As it moves around the globe and through our atmosphere, it changes the weather, shapes the land and impacts all living things.
One of the toughest environments is the tidal zone. Here the force of waves face the resistance of rocks, smashing everything churning in between, but animals and plants still make a living.
Rain and flooding are perfectly normal in some areas, like the equatorial rainforest. Rivers burst their banks and 250,000 square kilometres are flooded. River creatures are free to stroll around the tree canopy.
The great plains of African see millions of tons of animals on the move, and all because of the rain.
Our planet’s battered by the force of water, but also shaped and nurtured by it. It can be devastating but also giving, creating new opportunities.