Get ready to get frozen with mind-boggling scenes and breathtaking visuals in the forthcoming visual treat by David Attenborough. After 2006 nature document `Planet Earth’, here comes `Frozen Planet’ — to the British Broadcasting Corporation shortly, and the Discovery Channel this spring. Frozen Planet is billed as a sequel to the mind-boggling and ground-breaking Planet Earth. Frozen Planet looks absolutely tantalizing and will take viewers on a seven-part tour of the life in the Arctic and Antarctic. And, this film has another peculiarity: This will be the last time international viewers will get to hear Sir Richard Attenborough narrate a film of this magnitude. In other words, this will be his swan song.
This could be the last time the astonishing images of some species are filmed in their natural habitats because of the devastating effects of global warming, the show’s producer has claimed.
Frozen Planet shows the wilderness of the Arctic and Antarctic teeming with life, from the albatross and Adelie penguin in the south, to the polar bear and timber wolf in northern Canada.
But the acclaimed producer of the program, who also made the landmark Blue Planet series in 2001, has warned that the programs could turn out to be the last to capture such footage on camera due to the effects of climate change.
“There is a particular poignancy to Frozen Planet because this could be our last chance to film the Poles as they are now,” said Alastair Fothergill, the executive producer.
“Global warming is having devastating effects on this fragile environment and its wildlife.”
The new seven part series uses the latest equipment to film the killer whales and the elusive Greenland shark and a new aerial camera system so as to film under the tip of the icebergs to reveal the creatures of the deep.
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