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Wildlife Special: Serpent

Synopsis
Available for the first time on DVD, these Wildlife Specials are masterpieces of expertise and innovation, each narrated by David Attenborough. Award winning cameramen use revolutionary filming techniques, backed by the latest scientific research, and each DVD features one of nature’s superstars, revealing aspects of its life that have never been seen before. Close up and startling photography brings these animals closer to us than ever before their private worlds captured on film in greater detail and more vividly.

Snakes are traditionally thought of as predictably scaly, slithery, primitive and an enemy of man. But the truth is they have a range of behaviour more bizarre and astonishing than almost any other group of animals. One of the most successful species on earth, it is also one of the least documented.

Miniaturised cameras reveal the snakes’ world for the first time from their point of view. Head mounted cameras capture gripping images of the world’s most dangerous snakes hunting and overcoming their prey. Using high speed photography, x ray imaging and state of the art computer graphics, this is the most ambitious look at snakes attempted in television.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2004
Subjects
Anthropology; Biology
Keywords
animal behaviour; natural history

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£7.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

BBC Worldwide Publishing

Web
http://www.bbcworldwide.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8576 3560
Fax
020 8576 3570
Address
80 Wood Lane
London
W12 0TT
Notes
Since Spring 2005, for home video releases see BBC, 2 Entertain Video

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

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