Great Migrations

by Katie Bowell, Curator of Cultural Interpretation

So, what’s everyone doing this Sunday night? Sitting down with a big bowl of popcorn to watch National Geographic’s new series, Great Migrations? Me, too!

I’m so excited for this new seven-part series starting this Sunday at 8:00 p.m.  (especially since Terry Burton, our Digital Media Coordinator saw a sneak peak last week and hasn’t stop raving about it). The recent, grand-scale documentaries that have come out (remember Life?) have raised the bar on cinematography, scope and story, and from what I’ve seen and heard, Great Migrations is pushing the bar even higher.

And almost as amazing as watching the footage of monarch, zebras, jellies and elephants? Learning how filmmakers were able to capture that footage. Over  two years, the film crew spent 350 hours in trees, 500 hours in blinds and 400 hours underwater, and they’ve included “Behind the Scenes” episodes in the series so we can learn the stories behind the stories.

Now that’s how you film red crabs on Christmas Island!

For a complete list of episodes and air times, visit National Geographic. Episode One, “Born to Move,” premiers this Sunday.

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