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Human Planet BBC Documentary 1080p

Watch exclusive clips from the fantatstic series “Human Planet” from the BBC in stunning 1080p. Human Planet is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series that marvels at mankind’s incredible relationship with nature in the world today.

Uniquely in the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth. Each episode takes you to the extremes of our planet: the arctic, mountains, oceans, jungles, grasslands, deserts, rivers and even the urban jungle. Here you will meet people who survive by building complex, exciting and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbours and the hostile elements of the natural world.

Human Planet crews have filmed in around 80 locations, bringing you many stories that have never been told on television before. The team has trekked with HD cameras and state of the art gear to film from the air, from the ground and underwater. The result: a “cinematic experience” created by world-class natural history and documentary camera crews and programme makers.

26 clips from the series, including: (Click “Next” in Video Player Controls”)

  • Human Planet Trailer
  • Sea Bed Hunting On One Breath: Two and a half minutes on one breath. Filmed underwater in real-time for Human Planet, Bajau fisherman, Sulbin, freedives to 20 metres to catch a fish.
  • 3,000 Arctic Reindeer Face a Mighty Water Crossing: Elle-Helene, a young girl from northern Norway, leads the dramatic migration of 3,000 reindeer across 2 1/2 km of water to new pasture.
  • Ken Bradshaw’s big wave hold down: Surfer and legendary big wave hell-man, Ken Bradshaw comes unstuck charging waves at Himalayas on Hawaii’s North Shore. He battles for air as a six wave set pounds the inside.
  • 3,000 Arctic Reindeer Face a Mighty Water Crossing: Elle-Helene, a young girl from northern Norway, leads the dramatic migration of 3,000 reindeer across 2 1/2 km of water to new pasture.
  • Girls Judge Boys in Desert Sex Factor: After a long drought it’s the first Gerewol for 6 years, a male beauty contest for the Wodaabe men of the Niger desert to impress young women and get a new lover.
  • Thousands of fishermen empty lake in minutes: On one day of the year the Dogon people of Mali can fish in the sacred water of Lake Antogo. It’s every fisherman for himself as the lake is emptied in minutes.
  • Paddle Surfer Rides Monster Wave: A stand up paddle surfer braves the big waves in Hawaii. Unseen footage from Human Planet Episode 1:Oceans.
  • Hunting a Shark From the Deep: Amos and his son Karl-Frederik catch the largest Greenland Shark they’ve ever landed and pull it up 800 metres through a hole in the ice before feeding it to their hungry dogs.
  • Race against the tide, risking death under huge blocks of ice: The people of Kangiqsujuaq in Canada go to great lengths to add variety to their diet of seal meat, venturing under the sea ice during the extreme low tides of the spring equinox to gather mussels. It’s a race against time. They have less than half an hour to search these temporary caverns before the tide rushes back in. A look-out keeps watch for the returning tide, but warning shouts can’t be too loud in case the echoes bring down the ice.
  • Facing angry bees 40 metres high and unattached for honey: Tete climbs up a 40 metre tree, balances on a precarious branch and endures being stung by an angry swarm of bees to reach the most sought after of jungle foods — honey.
  • Children hunt world’s largest venomous spider for dinner: Orlando and his friends go into the Venezualan jungle in search of a snack – the venomous goliath birdeater, the world’s largest spider which is the size of a dinner plate.
  • Family and pets move into a jungle treehouse: This Korowai family in Papua move into their new home 30 metres up in the jungle canopy. (age-restricted!)
  • Uncontacted Tribe: New footage of one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes living in the Brazilian rainforest. Jose Carlos Meirelles works for FUNAI, a government agency that protects Brazil’s indigenous people. Because of the threat posed by illegal logging and mining, he believes that the fight to protect these people depends on proving and publicising their existence. This aerial footage was shot from 1km away using a stabilised zoom lens. Brazil is thought to be home to around 70 isolated tribes.
  • Dynamite-triggered Avalanche: Heavy snowfall can pose a deadly threat in the Swiss Alps so, armed with dynamite, ski patrolman Martin sets off a controlled avalanche from a helicopter.
  • Fox Hunting with a Golden Eagle: Get an birds eye view of the action as a Kazakh hunter and golden eagle team up to hunt a fox in the barren Altai Mountains of Mongolia.
  • Gelada Monkey Army Raids Ethiopian Harvest: In the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia, a harvest is under attack from a ravenous enemy. Twelve year old Dereje steps up to defend his crops from the cunning Gelada monkeys
  • Three Men vs. Fifteen Hungry Lions: Dorobo men cut and butcher an already dead wildebeest before taking it away.
  • Snake Bracelets: There are millions of snakes in this flooded grassland around Tonle Sap lake in Camobodia; most are edible water snakes but some are venomous. Vaana’s catch is destined for the biggest snake market in the world but not before his children have had a chance to play.
  • Australian Helicopter Cowboys: A helicowboy swoops into the ‘death zone’ to bring in 2000 cattle over 50km in the Australian outback.
  • Fishing at Victoria Falls: To avoid the dangerous animals of the Zambezi river Josphat and his brothers have opted for an alternative place to fish where elephants, crocodiles and hippos don’t dare go.
  • Highwire Fishing: During monsoon season the Mekong swells to 20 times its normal volume, which brings more fish to the Khone Falls but makes them much harder to catch. Sam Niang, a local fisherman, came up with a plan to get to the best fishing perch. He built a tightrope across the rapids out of old cable and bits of rope.
  • Falcons Save Dubai: Keeping Dubai pigeon free is a challenge, but there’s an ancient Arabian solution to this modern urban problem.
  • Showdown In Elk Town: Every summer the town of Estes, Colorado is terrorised by rutting male elk so fired up they invade the streets and charge at the tourists.
  • Monkey Muggers: Gangs of rhesus macaque monkeys run riot in the Indian city of Jaipur.
Duration: 59:30
Language: EN
Resolution max: 1080p
Video Source: The Documentary Network
Published on: 2011-08-19
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