The Planet Earth series has been a massive hit for the BBC for over a decade. The production costs are huge, and each season takes years to put together. We know that some photographers go to great lengths to capture animal subjects, while others take shortcuts to fake the footage they need. So how is Planet Earth really made?
With the recent release of a documentary that explores the making of Planet Earth, the BBC is giving viewers an inside look at the series' production methods. The documentary depicts long weeks spent on location, dangerous animal encounters, and even geopolitical incidents. The making of Planet Earth is a labor of love for everyone involved in the project. Various production teams have risked their lives and committed countless hours to capturing the magic of the natural world.
Crews Came Up Against Some Fairly Treacherous Animals
Geopolitical Tension Couldn't Stop The 'Planet Earth' Team
Crews Needed Patience For Both Animals And Permits
They Use High Tech Equipment To Bring The Audience Into The Wilderness
A Group Of Baboons In Ethiopia Almost Forced The Crew To Break Their Golden Rule
The Crew Had To Live In Some Less-Than-Ideal Environments, Including Caves