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Last day of a conference yay!

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Why ‘Planet Earth II’ is required viewing now more than ever

  • Since the last Planet Earth series aired, we’ve had to face a tremendous amount of discouraging news on the environmental front.
  • We’ve seen several international climate-change accords come and go without much consequence;
  • We’ve lived through three of the hottest years on record back-to-back-to-back
  • And we’re witnessing the rise of a president who believes climate change — alongside his tie line — is manufactured in China.
  • The stakes have been raised, and the tone of Planet Earth II has taken on a gravity to match them. Read more

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Drone captures a whale opening its mouth to feed. That is a big mouth.

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The Silent Flying of an Owl. 

The video shows how effortlessly an owl fly’s compared to other bird species. 

A pigeon that has a relatively large body and small wings needs to flap furiously to produce enough lift. A falcon has large wings that move more aggressively so the bird can gain much faster speeds. 

Both birds create large turbulence in the air and noise as a result. Comparatively, the owl is the perfect night time hunter, silently flying through the sky.

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Two Beautiful Humpback Whales Dance

Male humpback whales repeat each others songs and add to them so they become ever more complex and beautiful, showing off their memory and sheer volume #Animal Attraction  #CouplesWeek
Narrated by David Attenborough.

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The view from the London Eye just hours before the awful events of yesterday, and this morning watching the news. We had a voucher so we went and once we got back on the tube it was all unfolding. I’ve never really been this close to it before and it is sad, and scary, but mostly we all have to keep being brave, stay together and know that one day terror attacks will be in the past. London friends, stay safe and look after each other. I love this city so much n hate to see it hurting

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If you have not watched this video of an iguana attacked by dozens of snakes from the upcoming BBC Planet Earth 2, you need to just stop and watch it.

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This. Is a lot. Of. Panda.