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The BBC High Definition Natural History Collection

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Better than my trip to the Galapagos

  • Dec 1, 2009
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I've been to the Galapagos Islands and, as much as I love the BBC's wildlife unit, at first wondered whether I should bother with a documentary like Galapagos. However, this documentary was awesome and in many ways I saw more of the islands than I saw on my trip. The documentary is a decent length at 2.5 hours and covers the whole gamut of wildlife on the islands. It takes you under the oceans to watch bioluminescent invertebrates and face-to-face with marine iguanas (unfortunately, neither of which are possible as a tourist). Furthermore, the blu-ray version is stunning - frankly, it reminded me how beautiful the area is and makes me want to return soon.

The narrative is generally good, although sometimes it tries too hard to dramatize the Galapagos (i.e., calling the generally lazy marine iguanas "dragons"). Tilda Swinton's narration can seem a bit slow - she's certainly no David Attenborough - but it's not too bad. Definitely don't let the fact that Attenborough didn't narrate this series discourage you from checking it out.

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Genre: Educational, Television, Documentary
Studio: BBC WARNER
DVD Release Date: August 5, 2008

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