Using a unique presentation that combines elements of drama and special effects to explaing each amazing subject, Weird Nature delves deep into the every day lives of living things to reveal that the bizarre is commonplace in the natural world.
Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, one and a half times the size of California, is home to amazing animals found nowhere else on the planet. In fact, thanks to millions of years of isolation from the rest of the world, around three fourths of its species are endemic, occurring naturally only in Madagascar. The most widely known of these are lemurs.
State of the art camera technology used to focus on what humans cannot see with the naked eye. From seeing the microscopic changes to ice crystals that can trigger an avalanche to watching in horror the invisible aftermath of a sneeze on a commuter train and learning how the surface of an ordinary looking plant hides an astounding secret that will make walking on the moon safer, Richard harnesses cutting-edge technologies to transport the viewer into a spectacular micro realm.
An odyssey over three years in the making, Winged Migration certainly is an amazing experience to behold. Its most impressive and moving achievement is its ability to draw the viewer into an almost foreign world, traveling along with a myriad of bird species as they undertake their semiannual migrations over vast distances. Just as MicroCosmos placed the viewer into an ant-sized world where blades of grass loomed like skyscrapers, Winged Migration offers the world through birds’ eyes.
Two hundred million years ago there was an extraordinary development in the history of life: an ancient group of reptiles made a giant evolutionary leap into the skies. In this ground breaking, BAFTA winning, documentary, Travel back in time to discover how and why these pterosaur's took flight, and why after 150 million years of aerial domination they vanished. Using state of the art CGI, and based on new finds and the latest research, Flying Monsters recreates these spectacular creatures and takes us into their world.