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  • elstoof 9 Jan 2013 22:01:40 15,990 posts
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    I don't know how you can film that without thinking, fuck with the protocol - I'm chucking that poor baby animal that's barely had a chance to live a bucket of water and some sticky buns.
  • HelloNo 9 Jan 2013 22:11:27 1,849 posts
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    I know right? Then I think, hang on, having chicken tonight.
  • localnotail 9 Jan 2013 22:26:10 23,084 posts
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    :( I was saving it to watch on Sunday afternoon with my little 'un before bed. She loves nature shows. She'll have no idea what's going on, but I'll probably blub.
  • Trafford 9 Jan 2013 22:30:13 7,783 posts
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    A lovely lakes and Flamingo sequence.

    That Shoebill was a sinister bird alright.
  • elstoof 9 Jan 2013 22:33:45 15,990 posts
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    Yeah that was pretty dark.
  • BillMurray 10 Jan 2013 01:09:07 8,824 posts
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    Just finished tonight's episode. Brilliant again, lots of sad bits but I'm pleased we had a happy ending with lots of adorable baby elephants running around towards the end.
  • Razz 14 Jan 2013 23:00:26 63,077 posts
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    I'm watching this for the first time, I almost bust a lung laughing at this bit.

  • Psychotext 14 Jan 2013 23:01:08 60,687 posts
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    I don't want to watch it again after the bird and the elephant last week. :cry:
  • localnotail 14 Jan 2013 23:10:07 23,084 posts
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    *hug*

    It was very sad, but they had to let nature run its course. Must've been heartbreaking filming that.

    Some amazing colours on that flamingo bit.
  • localnotail 28 Jan 2013 23:22:26 23,084 posts
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    They saved the baby turtles in the Cape episode. I guess it depends on the degree of intervention. Turtles just needed a bit of shepherding to the sea. Elephant needed longer-term help.

    They really are stunning programmes.
  • Scurrminator 28 Jan 2013 23:52:41 8,891 posts
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    That elephant was dead. Nothing they could do. The mother would have flipped out if they'd gone near.
    They do help sometimes when they can (seen them rescue trapped penguins before).
  • Trafford 31 Jan 2013 15:11:11 7,783 posts
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    Last nights show was again incredible.
    Feel I have to mention the Tumbleweed section and the Mole Queen.
  • PatrickEwing 31 Jan 2013 16:08:21 2,288 posts
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    It's rare to watch something and be astounded, but this really is incredible. I was open jawed with the shot of the almost cliff like sand storm.
  • Vortex808 1 Feb 2013 20:43:49 10,977 posts
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    Our cat loved watching the bit on ants tonight.

    She was right up to the screen watching them. I'm surprised she wasn't pawing at the screen!
  • RelaxedMikki 1 Feb 2013 20:54:40 1,628 posts
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    Yup. Amazing. Thanks. Could have missed this.
  • elstoof 1 Feb 2013 21:12:26 15,990 posts
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    Just watched my recording of the Sahara episode, amazing. Those mole rats were brilliant, and that bit of info about the vaporised, former largest lake on earth and its 7000 tonnes of algae dust per day getting blown across the Atlantic to fertilise the amazon blew my mind.
  • Vortex808 1 Feb 2013 21:19:14 10,977 posts
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    Watching the movement of the sand dunes was something else.

    I've really enjoyed this series. So many amazing scenes over the course of it. I had to skip that elephant scene when we watched it with our son though. He was perturbed enough by the shoebill

    A harsh lesson on nature.
  • The-Bodybuilder 2 Feb 2013 14:32:29 16,241 posts
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    How long did it take to make this show?
    Looks like it would've taken years.
  • monkehhh 2 Feb 2013 14:39:49 4,485 posts
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    @The-Bodybuilder Somewhere around 4 years in the field, madness!
  • elstoof 2 Feb 2013 15:40:01 15,990 posts
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    They always spend a few years producing these dont they? I'd have thought the bbc would have near constant filming projects on the go with a series out once they've got enough footage - and that alone justifies the licence for me.
  • Syrette 7 Feb 2013 01:56:57 47,907 posts
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    Found myself on here donating money earlier (to the Amboseli elephant people)...

    http://www.elephanttrust.org/

    That poor little starving elephant ;_;
  • BillMurray 7 Feb 2013 02:15:01 8,824 posts
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    Blind baby rhino was adorable, with its chirping.
  • CharlieStCloud 7 Feb 2013 08:40:01 5,820 posts
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    David Attenborough made me cry with his last few words of the series ...

    ... :' (

    The talking to the baby rhino part (at the very end) made me love him even more.
  • Scurrminator 7 Feb 2013 08:42:58 8,891 posts
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    Yeah the baby rhino bit was very touching.
    I love David Attenborough. He's absolutely brilliant; one of a kind.

    I'd love to go on a holiday where I could help out with animals like they were doing with turtles/mountain gorillas etc. Wouldn't know where to start though and the governments of such countries are usually extremely corrupt and I wouldn't want to line the wrong pockets.

    Edited by Scurrminator at 08:51:10 07-02-2013
  • mad_caddy 7 Feb 2013 09:42:35 3,306 posts
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    David Attenboroughis the single toughest man on the face of the planet, he hung around with all kinds of animals, some utterly lethal, and all he's ever worn is a pair of brown shoes, beige slacks and a shirt. and the man still lives.
  • Ziz0u 7 Feb 2013 10:09:28 10,853 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Found myself on here donating money earlier (to the Amboseli elephant people)...

    http://www.elephanttrust.org/

    That poor little starving elephant ;_;
    Good stuff :)

    I can't wait for this to come to DVD/BR so I can, ya know, watch it.
  • Scurrminator 7 Feb 2013 11:01:28 8,891 posts
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    mad_caddy wrote:
    David Attenboroughis the single toughest man on the face of the planet, he hung around with all kinds of animals, some utterly lethal, and all he's ever worn is a pair of brown shoes, beige slacks and a shirt. and the man still lives.
    Loved how he just kind of stood there when that bull was wandering through the camp.
    And when that Rhino was coming towards him he STILL gets his lines done.
    Major balls.
  • President_Weasel 7 Feb 2013 11:12:41 11,951 posts
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    Attenborough is the best.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeaAZ1On-w8
  • Ziz0u 12 Mar 2013 10:39:26 10,853 posts
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    The DVD is out on Friday. Tempted...
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