Description

In “Earthflight”, amazing sights from five continents will be revealed in a whole new light as the five-part series joins the journeys of snow geese, cranes, falcons, albatross, eagles and other birds. Using cutting edge new filming techniques to show everything in exquisite detail, viewers have a uniquely privileged perspective flying 9,000 metres high over the sands of the Sahara or skimming metres over the Great Wall of China. The birds are shown up-close in flight and interacting with other animals down below, from barnacle geese encountering herds of migrating reindeer, to pelicans plunging into hundreds of nurse sharks. Spycams film right in the heart of the flock with microlights, hang-gliders and wirecams making up the aerial filming arsenal. Slow-motion techniques reveal extraordinary detail such as a swallow plucking a fly from the air while new satellite technology enables a seamless transition from views of entire continents to moving aerial images of the animals that live there. Sequences include flamingoes flying over the soda lakes of Africa and becoming prey for hunting baboons, flocks of waders landing in an invasion of horseshore crabs and Hummingbirds darting through the Grand Canyon.

Latest episode: Earthflight Season 1, Episode 6 - Flying High

 

Genre: Documentary
Network:
External Link: BBC One
Released Date: December 29, 2011 (US)

 

Related TV Shows
  • The World According to Paris series poster
    The World According to Paris
  • An Idiot Abroad series poster
    An Idiot Abroad
  • David Attenborough's Africa series poster
    David Attenborough's Africa
  • Black Ink Crew series poster
    Black Ink Crew
  • Long Island Medium series poster
    Long Island Medium
  • Hardcore Pawn series poster
    Hardcore Pawn
  • River Monsters series poster
    River Monsters
  • Ghost Hunters series poster
    Ghost Hunters
  • Finding Bigfoot series poster
    Finding Bigfoot
  • My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding series poster
    My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
List of Episodes
Comments/Discussion