Still the two most isolated wildernesses on our planet, the Arctic and Antarctic are both immense in size, beauty and sheer power. From the relentless grinding of the ever moving ice to the powerful Southern Ocean to the Arctic winds, nature seems to be at it’s most furious in these cold and inhospitable places.
But it’s also home to some of the most iconic animals, penguins, polar bears, killer wales and the massive albatross.
As per usual, the BBC enlist the latest camera technology and film from ever perspective possible; land, air, underwater and below the ice caps. The combination of talent, dedication and technology bring to life the stunning life that abounds in these frozen wastelands, bringing to life creatures that you would swear were cgi fantasies, if it wasn’t for the reputation that precedes the BBC.
What’s more, is that Frozen Planet doesn’t just focus on the wild life, but turns the cameras on the cameramen, showing us just how extreme life can be for the BBC’s best camera teams, and how close they potentially come to death during the course of their work.
Another simply amazing series from the BBC, with breathtaking scenery and fascinating insights, and, of course, cut penguins.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read