- 2 Seasons
Planet Earth is a series of documentary films featured on the Discovery Chanel. The show provides unique and awe inspiring video photography meant to capture the mind and imagination. Covering all points of the globe, the show gives new appreciation to the place human beings call home. Animal migration scenes are a favorite among viewers and show the sheer magnitude of some of the great antelope migrations on the African plain. Slow motion photography captures the life and death struggle between predator and prey as they attempt to rear the next generation of hunters and hunted. Tender moments between adult and young lions give new appreciation for the ferocious creature known as the King of Beasts. The show's ocean photography captures the vast power and beauty of waves, storms and the abundant life that dwells within it. Slow motion videotape set to appropriately synchronized music shows the acrobatic dolphin as it leaps in freedom and races in wakes created by water vessels. Surprisingly agile, the great white shark is recorded with its ability to breach waters. However, it is motivated by the need to kill and is videotaped with super, slow motion that records and dramatically slows every intricate inch of the great white's movement throughout the kill. Haunting music enhances the moment. Large fish schools, known as bait balls, reflect shimmering scales as they dance in unison just beneath the ocean's surface. The majestic blue whale breaches and displaces enough water to fill a swimming pool. Yet, the show records the beauty and wonder of a flower or beautifully colored butterfly as it gently lands to feed on natures resources. Insects that can only be seen as a result of remote travel and patience are brought into living rooms through the program and leave audiences amazed. Videotaped bird migrations film television screens and become a collective sky of feathers. Rare bird species that are only captured through the photographers lens amaze through courtship ritual and daily activity. Planet Earth also details some of the most remote and harsh environments capable of sustaining life. It allows the viewer to travel around the world without leaving home.