Video Pix

Creatures From A Distant Planet?

We dream, we listen, we look. We hope that maybe one day we will discover life out in the universe — something we can talk to or at least something fascinatingly different to look at.

Meanwhile, right here — right where we live — are creatures so extraordinarily spooky in landscapes so deeply strange they might as well be on the Planet Zantar. These critters could easily pass as extraterrestrials. They don't look Earth-like. But they are.

Here, courtesy of the BBC, are enormous worms and candy-colored sea stars having lunch:

This comes from David Attenborough's special Life on BBC 4. Life is from the makers of the Planet Earth series, and will air on the Discovery Channel in late March.

Have an idea? Pitch it!

The Picture Show on Facebook or on Twitter



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from