Long days, plenty of food, idleness and la Dolce Vita – for us, this is what summer is all about. But Nature can’t afford to take a holiday. On the contrary, the long hours of sunshine demand peak performance all round. Animals and plants must use these warm and heady days to grow and reproduce. In opulent images, the film reveals how the plant and animal worlds deal with the challenges of summer. An abundance of warmth, light and food should ideally make for a carefree time. But the unbridled energy of summer also manifests itself in extreme heat and violent thunderstorms. We highlight the many aspects of this vibrant life – the delightful as well as difficult sides –creating a colourful kaleidoscope of the Days of Summer.