BBC Earth Colouring 4+

BBC Studios Distribution Ltd.

    • 4.0 • 21 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Go wild and unleash your creativity as you colour iconic scenes from BBC Earth’s landmark series.

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.

The app launches with 3 initial packs featuring 36 stunning illustrations taken from PLANET EARTH II. Future pack releases will draw on BBC Earth's archives to bring you new sets of drawings inspired by the natural world.

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

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.
• Compatible with the Apple pencil for iPad Pro
• 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.

Free to download, the app features packs of 12 images - the first picture in each pack is free, with the remainder available as an in-app purchase. In-app purchases cost real money 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

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

minor amends

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Leicester Barczyk ,

Get the controls right

Marvellous app with high potential; its approach is a great first step. Navigation however (e.g. Zooming, moving around picture) can be quite a pain.

Also, areas not meant to be coloured may be coloured unnoticed, hence requiring a lot of undos and therefore much hard work is deleted along with the error.

Do expand beyond Planet Earth II, but don't steer (too far) away from wildlife.

MarkLeedsUK ,

Images need cleaning up!

It's a great app, the only flaw, and it's an important one, is the quality of the source images.

They obviously haven't cleaned them up, if you fill with a colour then there will be lots of small white pixels left over, most of which are almost impossible to get to. This makes the final drawings look really poor and childish.

They need to invest a bit more time and effort to clean up the black & white starter drawings and make sure they fill properly. It's not difficult, fill the entire image with red for instance, by clicking all the major areas. Then go in and tidy up any small white areas - black them out or expand slightly the adjoining white bits. Then repeat until the final image is fully covered.

If they do that then this is a brilliant app, until then - it's okay.

SJ_Tucker ,


I'm not Picasso, but this app makes me feel like I can achieve his level of greatness.

I can paint with the colours of the wind, and feel the wolf cry to the blue corn moon.

It's a beautiful app, with beautiful drawings and even better abilities to release you creativity than other apps on the market.

It's worth paying £1.49!!

App Privacy

The developer, BBC Studios Distribution Ltd., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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