Friday, November 13th, 2020...9:58 am

Planet Earth

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By Da Beattie

I first discovered David Attenborough through my living room cupboard. Amongst many other DVD’s was the Planet Earth full DVD collection of 5. Back when our TV was a cube, and you had to rewind the VHS, the DVDs seemed like a new foreign adventure.

In light of his new Netflix original documentary, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, I thought I would go through some of my favorite nature documentaries.

Planet Earth would be the most iconic. I may have watched Planet Earth II before Planet Earth, but it was then when I fell in love with David Attenborough’s iconic narration. Blue Planet is the ocean version of Planet Earth, and both are produced by BBC Earth.

Our Planet, a Netflix original series, is also narrated by David Attenborough. Possibly more interesting than the actual series Our Planet: Behind the Scenes takes you to the site of the film and to the everyday struggles of filming in different conditions.

Although not narrated by David Attenborough, one of my favorite Netflix original series is Night on Earth. Less than sixty minutes, each episode is a great before bed documentary. The six episodes take you across the earth, filming never seen before activity that occurs only in the dark. Using thermal imaging cameras and other technology, Netflix also takes you behind the scenes in Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark.

If you are looking for more of a story, DisneyNature has gone across the world and turns each documentary into stories with characters.
If you’ll now excuse me, I am going to watch Dancing with Birds.

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