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.
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,