1 Tahrcountry Musings: BBC Unveils Spectacular New Series – “Planet Earth”

Monday, March 06, 2006

BBC Unveils Spectacular New Series – “Planet Earth”

BBC ‘s new series “Planet Earth”, promises to be a veritable feast for the eyes. Planet Earth, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, took four years to make. New technology has helped the producers in depicting what would have been unthinkable 5 years back.
The series includes

  • A complete hunt by wolves filmed from the air.
  • Grizzly bears in the Rockies tending newborn cubs and feeding on moths.
  • Displaying birds of paradise captured with a low light camera, including the blue bird of paradise which has never been filmed in the wild before.
  • Footage of a new species of blind cave fish in Thailand.
  • Pink river dolphins presenting stones as gifts during courtship - the only known use of tools by wild dolphins.


Anonymous said...

It will be sometime before the rest of th e world gets to view it. But coming from Attenbourogh, it sure is going to be a gripping affair

JLB said...

This sounds wonderful!

statmatt said...

I watched the first episode of Planet Earth last night and it lived up to the hype - the situations and filming were wonderful!

Great Whites hunting seals off the coast of South Africa; African Hunting Dogs actually hunting - showing how amazing they really are; polar bear mother and cubs emerging from the den in Spring; carribou migration from the air.

Breathtaking - I hope they show it where you are soon!

tahrman said...

Thanks for the update statmatt. we are eagerly looking forward to it