BBC Earth colouring is released to coincide with the global launch of PLANET EARTH II - the latest Attenborough-narrated wildlife documentary epic from the BBC's Natural History Unit.

Free to download, the app features packs of 12 intricate line drawings based on iconic shots from the new inspirational series - the first picture in each pack is free, with the remainder available as an in-app purchase.

Each illustration is accompanied by a Fact File and can be meticulously coloured using free-form and block-fill colouring tools - all of your artistic creations can then be uploaded and shared across your favourite social media.

Launched with 3 initial packs, there are 36 illustrations based on iconic shots from PLANET EARTH II. Future pack releases will draw on BBC Earth's archives to bring you new sets of illustrations inspired by the natural world.

Key Features:
• Switch effortlessly between free-form paint tools and block-fill colouring to produce accomplished images with light, shade and texture.
• Pick from hundreds of shades and colours arranged in a spectrum of specially-created wildlife palettes.
• Save your sensational pictures in your artwork library.
• Share your impressive creations with all your friends using our in-built sharing functionality.
• Check out our ‘be inspired’ gallery for inspiration or search social media using #bbcearthcolouring
• Experiment with our free preview picture and then buy packs and discounted bundles in the BBC Earth colouring store.

Customer Care:
If you experience any technical issues with this app please get in touch with our Customer Care Team. Most issues can be easily fixed and we are always happy to help. Contact us at

This app does not collect or store any personal data from your device. View our privacy policy here

This app asks for permission to send you push notifications. Push notifications can be changed in your device's settings.

This app offers in-app purchases which cost real money and which will be charged to your store account. In-app purchase options can be changed in your device's settings.

This app asks for permission to access the camera of your device to allow storage of your creations in your photo library. You can turn down permission but you will not be able to save pictures to your camera roll.

This app does not collect or store any personal data from your device.

About BBC Worldwide:
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What's New

Version 1.1

minor amends

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
22 Ratings
22 Ratings

What a lovely App

Anne of Nocatee

How nice and easy to use this is! What a clever App. You will be happy with this; My family and I are enjoying this App especially yesterday and today on Christmas. I liked the treefrog picture the most. They are all very nice pictures.

Best coloring book app ever!


This is a great app! I've always search for a coloring book type of app and the majority of are missing something. This app reminds me of when I used to color when I was a kid. My kids love it too!

Only three samples?


You are given just three samples to try. Then you either have to buy a pack or listen to the background sounds which was annoying. I was able to find the tab to silence it. It's a great idea for this prestigious company to offer coloring. I hope they rethink what and how they offer the products.


BBC Worldwide LTD
94.1 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© BBC Worldwide 2016
In-App Purchases
  1. PLANET EARTH II bundle $3.99
  2. grasslands and cities $1.99
  3. mountains and jungles $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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