David Attenborough returns to his most magical place on earth... In 1957, Sir David Attenborough first visited and scuba dived on one of our planet's most extraordinary creations, the Great Barrier Reef. An array of animals such as the manta ray, the walking epaulette shark and the humpback whale have made the Reef their home. Shrouded in mystery and mostly inaccessible, Attenborough always wanted to go back to further explore the ecosystem he describes as "like no other in the natural world". Sixty years on, using brand-new technology and the latest scientific research, the world's most renowned naturalist dives down into uncharted waters to unlock the secrets of the Reef, embarking on a personal journey that reveals the true extent of its diversity, characters and complexity along the way.
A Wonder Captured Beautifully
- Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough review by PN
It's a BBC production, that lets you know the cinematography is going to be first class and it doesn't disappoint at all plus the legendary narrator himself, god of all nature documentaries, David is top notch once again.
This series focusses heavily on the damage to the barrier reef and the future it faces, it's sad to see but also shows conservation efforts underway. That aside, the footage and wildlife captured and their struggles is simply incredible, these series always have great story telling pace and variety, you never get bored. As with all these shows, get it on Blu Ray, the barrier reef is stunning.