Galapagos with David AttenboroughHDClosed Captioning
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Two hundred years after Charles Darwin set foot on the shores of the Galapagos Islands, David Attenborough travels to this mysterious archipelago. It was amongst its flora and fauna that Darwin founded his theories on evolution. Today’s scientists continue to make discoveries as they explore the Galapagos Island's evolutionary history.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOrigin||The islands of the Galapagos rose explosively from the ocean four million years ago. Although life would not seem viable in such a remote Pacific outpost, the first arrivals landed as the fires still burned. David Attenborough explores the islands for the animals and plants that descend from these pioneers: from the sea birds carrying the seeds that made a tentative foothold on these rocks, to equator-dwelling penguins and a dancing bird with blue feet. This is a story of treacherous journeys, life-forms that forged unlikely companionships, and survival against all odds. It is the story of an evolutionary melting pot in which anything and everything is possible.||49:58||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAdaptation||Once life arrived in the Galapagos, it exploded into unique and spectacular forms. David Attenborough investigates the driving forces behind such evolutionary innovations. We learn that life must be able to adapt quickly in these ever-changing volcanic landscapes. It has resulted in species found nowhere else in the world, such as giant whale sharks and marine iguanas that can spit sea-salt from their noses, dandelion seeds that grow into tree-sized plants and spiders that can blend perfectly into the darkness||49:58||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEvolution||No two islands in the Galapagos are the same. The imperceptible drift of a continental plate keeps each island biologically isolated. David Attenborough explores this evolutionary crucible, encountering tortoises that weigh up to quarter of a tonne, finches that use tools and lizards that communicate using press-ups; for Darwin, this was all evidence for his theory of evolution. We see the final footage of the world famous tortoise fondly known as Lonesome George, the last survivor of his species. David Attenborough was the last person to have ever filmed with him.||49:58||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMaking Attenborough's Galapagos 3D!||This programme joins David Attenborough as he embarks on the next ground-breaking chapter in his remarkable career. He heads for the Galapagos Islands to capture the full range of life there - in 3D. We follow this hugely ambitious project, as separate specialist units spread across the archipelago - to film in remote regions, from the air, and beneath the waves. In the process we enjoy the chance to observe the off-camera David Attenborough, as he interacts with the islands’ extraordinary creatures.||49:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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