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Series: Earthflight

 

Flying High

   2012    Nature
To fly like a bird, Earthflight not only captured remarkable images of wild flocks but also relied on some extraordinary relationships between people and birds. Filmed over four years, in six continents and more than 40 countries, the Earthflight team used many extraordinary techniques. For some of the unique flying shots, members of the team became part of the flock. The birds followed wherever they went - even in a microlight over Edinburgh and London. In Africa, paragliders floated alongside wild vultures, while a model vulture carried a camera inside the flock. In South America, wild-living macaws, that were rescued as babies, still come back to visit their 'foster mother' as he travels along a jungle river. In Africa, a radio-controlled 'drone' silently infiltrates masses of pink flamingos without disturbing a feather, and microlights and helicopters capture the dramatic moment white storks arrive over Istanbul. In Africa a tame vulture carried a camera across the African bush and recreated the behaviour of his wild relatives. Similarly, in the USA, a flock of hand-reared snow geese followed the migration route of wild flocks and took in the sights and sounds of New York - managing to get lost in Brooklyn
Wonders of Life
Wonders of Life

   2013    Science
Conquest of the Skies
Conquest of the Skies

   2015    Nature
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
Human Universe
Human Universe

   2014    History
Senna
Senna

   2010    Culture
Science and Islam
Science and Islam

   2017    History
Vegan
Vegan

   2019    Culture
Wild Russia
Wild Russia

   2009    Nature