‘Take A Deep Breath’ For Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet II’

The latest nature documentary features “some of the most awe-inspiring shots and highlights from the new series.”

Just last year, BBC earth’s nature documentary series, “Planet Earth II,” showcased some fascinating animals and their habitats. The final episode of the series touched the heart strings of many viewers, particularly the last scene of the documentary showing the tragic fate of baby turtles because of manmade city lights.  

And now the nature-history TV series has released another sequel known as “Blue Planet II.”

Its trailer is magical, to say the least.

David Attenborough returns as a narrator in the five-minute preview, called the “prequel.”

The seven-episode series, which will be released later this year, features the soundtrack “Ocean Bloom” developed by esteemed composer Hans Zimmer and Glastonbury headliners Radiohead. 

The prequel is a visual treat for the eyes; every frame of the preview defines the beauty of wildlife and marine life with perfect cinematography. It begins with explaining the ocean, being the largest habitat on earth, pointing toward the changes the series has gone through over generations.

“Take a deep breath” is Attenborough’s message to the viewers. 

With the help of new sounds and new technology, the series explores the mysteries of deep sea life. A breathtaking scene from the preview showcases how a dolphin spits to eat its prey.

Mohawk-sporting fish, dancing crabs, seahorses and other fairy tale creatures make an appearance in this beautiful trailer. 

"New science and new technology allow us to voyage further and deeper than ever before," narrates Attenborough, promising untold stories from this planet.   

According to BBC Earth, “The prequel features an array of some of the most awe-inspiring shots and highlights from the new series” featuring species that have never been filmed before — including a species of crab with hairy chests, nicknamed the "Hoff crab" after David Hasselhoff.

This stunning preview of creatures breathing in our planet is all the more reason for us to become responsible and take care of the environment. The planet, in every sense, is the true underdog that entails such incredible species, even though we, the humans exploit it, making it worse every day.

The struggle for survival of species living under the sea or on the coastlines is very real. Nearly 20,000 species are at risk of extinction and innumerable others, that haven’t even been discovered yet, are also becoming extinct.

We need to make a pledge to ourselves to stop endangering life on earth, to cut down on littering water with waste and toxic chemicals – no one trashes the environment on purpose, but just a few people take full responsibility of staying true to the cause of environment.

Thumbnail Credits: Reuters, Mike Blake

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