Sir David Attenborough, our whispery tour guide, has already whisked us to Antarctica and Asia in his latest continent-hopping BBC series. Now it was the turn of South America, the most species-rich continent on Earth.
From the volcanoes of the Andes to the Amazon rainforest, this was another spectacularly-shot and suitably epic hour of Sunday TV. Here are the highlights of episode three.
Pouncing, persistent puma steals the show
The episode began with its most action-packed and blood-spattered sequence, high up in Patagonia, where a puma mother drew on a lifetime’s experience to catch prey three times her weight.
The puma, named Sarmiento by researchers, was hunting guanacos to feed her family….