Thursday, October 6, 2011

Planet Earth

I love BBC's Planet Earth!

On our weekly date night, my husband and I often work through little projects.

Some we never complete, including creating our own card game (too hard) and reading the Chronicles of Narnia out loud to each other (too boring, no offense Clive Staples Lewis).

We complete some of our little projects, like reading the Harry Potter series out load to each other and watching the entire extended Lord of the Rings trilogy and appendices. Yes, we can be quite nerdy.

Although we're five years late in discovering it, our current date night project is watching BBC's nature documentary, Planet Earth. I've never seen anything quite like it. In case you've never seen it or want to see pieces of it again, here are three stand out moments from the eleven hours of footage.

1. The neon blue and black face-like thing in this photo is a bird of paradise trying to attract the little, brown female in front of him. He looks like something out of horror movie.

2. This footage is simply stunning. (If you don't have two minutes to spare, start it at 1:20.)

3. In case the shark attack scared you, here is some absolutely adorable footage of a polar bear mama and her two cubs that should cheer you right back up. When I first saw it, I felt like my heart was going to explode with the cuteness.

There are so many jaw-dropping scenes in this documentary, including footage of animals, plants, and places that I didn't even know existed. I highly recommend buying it. (Or checking it out from your public library if you're cheap like us!)

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