Video: Spend 13 Minutes with Our Awe-Inspiring Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 7, 2016 6
The Emmy award-winning series “Planet Earth,” produced nearly a decade ago, gave us a high-definition look at the vast variety of biomes and habitats our world holds. ©British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

The Emmy award-winning series “Planet Earth,” produced nearly a decade ago, gave us a high-definition look at the vast variety of biomes and habitats our world holds. ©British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Almost a decade ago, the world fell in love with the documentary series Planet Earth. Produced by the BBC, the project employed 71 cameramen spending more than 2,000 days in the field, filming in 204 locations across 62 countries. It took four years to complete the production and was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC—and also the first to be filmed in high definition. The series began its run on American television on the Discovery Channel on March 25, 2007. Nothing yet has eclipsed it for painting an ultimate portrait of the earth.

The series comprises 11, 50-minute episodes, each featuring a different biome or habitat, such as caves, deserts, forests, mountains, oceans, plains or the polar regions. The BBC footage below, uploaded to YouTube by Saki Tumi, presents some of the most beautiful and inspiring views of this planet we call home.

The deserts episode of “Planet Earth” featured unique aerial views of the dunes and rocky escarpments of the Namibian deserts. ©British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

The deserts episode of “Planet Earth” featured unique aerial views of the dunes and rocky escarpments of the Namibian deserts. ©British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Next year, we’ll be coming up on the 10th anniversary of Planet Earth. Yet its scenes still have the power to move our souls. Watch this 13-minute video. It’s another reminder of how beautiful this world can be.

Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,

Candy

6 Comments »

  1. Julie Kimani January 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Nice, love it!

  2. Dean Pausley January 10, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Hope they have done a 3D version.

  3. Elliot Asiedu-Addo January 9, 2016 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Great post!

  4. Sune Holt January 9, 2016 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks Candice for reviving this fantastic film that immediately brings you into a kind of meditation mood because of the great combination of tranquil sequences of landscapes gradually evolving from deserts to forests with lots of water. The underlying monotonous sound just blends it all perfectly together.

  5. Kamal Kishore Thakur January 8, 2016 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Jewels of Mother Nature ………

  6. The best university in UAE January 7, 2016 at 6:00 am - Reply

    inspiring !

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