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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
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD

   2011    History
Speed
Speed

   2019    Technology
Absolute Zero
Absolute Zero

   2007    Technology
Myths and Heroes
Myths and Heroes

   2005    History
Inner Worlds Outer Worlds
Inner Worlds Outer Worlds

   2012    Culture
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef

   2017    Culture
Planet Dinosaur
Planet Dinosaur

   2011    Science
Generation Iron
Generation Iron

   2017    Culture