Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth III - "We must now look at the world through a new lens"

Find out everything you need to know about the new series that uses pioneering filmmaking technology to reveal the greatest wonders of life on earth



Sir David Attenborough presents Planet Earth III, a brand new Natural History series for BBC One and iPlayer. Journeying to the far reaches of our planet, this eight part series follows some of the world’s most amazing species, telling extraordinary stories that are dramatic, thrilling, funny and sometimes heart-breaking, but always full of hope.

"In this new series of Planet Earth we travel to the most astonishing wild places, see mysterious creatures, witness rare, spectacular wonders, and reveal breath-taking animal dramas. The natural world continues to surprise us, but since Darwin’s time it has changed beyond recognition, being transformed by a powerful force – us. We will see how animals are adapting in extraordinary ways, to survive the new challenges they face. At this crucial time in our history, we must now look at the world through a new lens." — Sir David Attenborough on location at Downe Bank, near to Charles Darwin’s family home, Kent

Filmed over the course of nearly five years, the new series uses pioneering filmmaking technology to reveal the greatest wonders of life on earth. Lightweight drones, high-speed cameras and remotely operated deep-sea submersibles transport viewers to spectacular unseen landscapes, from remote jungle to scorching deserts, and from the darkest caves to the depths of the ocean.

Nearly two decades since the original series of Planet Earth aired on BBC One, we see how science and technology has advanced, but also how our planet has changed. We’ve reached a critical point in our planet’s history and the natural world has changed more over the past few decades than ever previously observed in our human history. These changes have been felt across every ecosystem and by the countless creatures that we share this planet with.*


Planet Earth III will begin on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday 22 October.

Source BBC One

October 17, 2023 4:00am ET by BBC One  


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