David Attenborough’s Seven World’s filming reveals rare sights and sounds

accreditation
David Attenborough (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
David Attenborough (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Seven Worlds, One Planet, the king of nature documentaries, showcases some rare sights and sounds.

The breathtaking seven-part series, which will air in South Africa on BBC Earth (DStv 184) in early March 2020, unearths the extraordinary wildlife stories and unseen wild places of the seven continents, according to the BBC.

Rising sea levels, melting ice caps, unusual weather events and their impact on creatures around the world form a major part of many of the episodes.

Sir David Attenborough says he was stunned after the cameras caught sight of the notoriously shy dingo, reports Express.

The dingo, a member of the dog family found only in Australia, has rarely been filmed over the years because it’s terribly fearful of humans.

Another rare sighting showcased is a group of polar bears in the Canadian Arctic hunting in an incredible new way, according to The Guardian.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

The bears appear to sit and wait on seaside boulders for beluga whales to swim past only to pounce and kill the snow-white whales.

While filming Sumatran rhinos in Asia, the crew encountered the singing of the rhinos which is an incredibly rare thing to hear.

"There had been just one recording made of them singing before," Emma Napper one of the series producers told The Guardian.

A big first for the crew was the capturing of a fin whale feeding aggregation in Antarctica which contained about 150 whales.

But despite the rare sighting shown in the series, Attenborough has a sobering thought for viewers: "Which of these unique species will survive the coming decades now depends on us."

READ NEXT: William and Kate announce their most ambitious project to date: A plan to save the planet

Source: BBC, Express, The Guardian

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24