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Earthflight

Earthflight is a six-part BBC documentary series narrated by David Tennant, which takes a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experiences some of the world's greatest natural spectacles from a bird's-eye view. We see the world through the eyes of birds, taking flight across six continents: North America, Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. We see a flock of snow geese flies north and is hunted by bald eagles in North America; cape gannets join the great sardine run in Africa; cranes and geese soar over Venice; condors soar along the Andes; and demoiselle cranes negotiate a dangerous Himalayan pass on their way to India. The last program of the series is a special one looking at the techniques used in the production of Earthflight.

Episode 1 - North America
A flock of snow geese flies north and is hunted by bald eagles. Pelicans are shown gliding under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Episode 2 - Africa
Fly over Africa on the back of a vulture and see the most animal-packed continent with fresh eyes. Arrow-dive with cape gannets among sharks, dolphins and whales as they join the great sardine run.

Episode 3 - Europe
White storks leave Africa and struggle to reach Istanbul, the gateway to Europe, while cranes take an easier route over the monkey-guarded Rock of Gibraltar.

Episode 4 - South America
Condors soar along the Andes, scarlet macaws explore the heart of the Amazon and hummingbirds and vultures see the continent's greatest sights.

Episode 5 - Asia and Australia
Demoiselle cranes negotiate a dangerous Himalayan pass on their way to India while high-flying bar-headed geese take the fast track five miles above.

Episode 6 - Flying High
To fly like a bird, Earthflight not only captured remarkable images of wild flocks but also relied on some extraordinary relationships between people and birds.


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