Behind the Scenes on Planet Earth II

“Keeping natural history fresh is something that plagues my mind all the time,” admits BBC Natural History Unit creative director Mike Gunton as he reflects on the three years that have gone into the NHU’s latest BBC1 blockbuster.

A sequel to a landmark series from a decade ago would seem to pose a particular challenge, but that’s the task the NHU set itself with Planet Earth II.

 

The secret lies in its visual grammar: where the first series wowed with its majestic ‘God’s eye’ aerial shots of glaciers,

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