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Taking To The Air

   2005    Nature
As the early June sun begins to set over a calm river in Central Hungary, masses of ghostly shapes emerge from their larval cases to take to the air for the first time. They are mayflies and in a spectacular display, thousands of them demonstrate how the very first wings were used. From the stunning aerobatics of hoverflies in an English garden to the mass migration of purple crow butterflies in the valleys of Taiwan, this episode tells the tale of the first animals ever to take to the air. Unique footage reveals the lightning fast reactions of bluebottles and hoverflies, filmed with one of the world's fastest cameras, and Sir David Attenborough handles the world's largest (and perhaps most ferocious) insect - the Titan beetle.
Series: Life in the Undergrowth
Woody Allen A Documentary
Woody Allen A Documentary

   2011    History
Life in the Undergrowth
Life in the Undergrowth

   2005    Nature
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles

   2013    History
The Brain with David Eagleman
The Brain with David Eagleman

   2015    Medicine
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History
Senna
Senna

   2010    Culture
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

   2018    History