Bringing a lofty new perspective to the nature documentary, as well as taking the term eye-in-the-sky to its apogee, this four-part series provides an amazing look at our planet from orbit.

High-tech satellites zoom in on individual animals, penguin colonies, elephant herds and plankton blooms with incredible clarity, and peer into previously inaccessible areas of the globe. The changing surface of our world is also charted, as cities expand and forests diminish, with the dulcet tones of narrator Chiwetel Ejiofor as a guide.

“The reason this series has been made now is because the technology is so good that every pixel of a satellite image is 30cm on the ground. So we can track an image from as far away as possible to as close as possible,” explained producer Chloë Sarosh in an interview with The Guardian. “The timing is so precise. We had to have cameras on the ground and a drone in the sky at the exact moment the satellite was going over in its orbit.”

A breathtaking spectacle that will leave you on a, well, high, this is another landmark achievement from the BBC’s Natural History unit.

Release Date: May 6, 2020
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Narrated by:
Chiwetel Ejiofor

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