BBC One’s Natural History Unit has commissioned a new series on African wildlife and landscapes for a 2012 premiere.
The six-part series, called Africa, will explore previously unseen landscapes using the latest in filming technology. "The series combines the epic power of Africa’s landscapes with intimate and dramatic moments in the lives of individual creatures that struggle to survive there," said executive producer Mike Gunton.
"Each episode focuses on a different region, unearthing the elements that have given each place its own unique character. With this series we have the chance to bring about a step-change in the way we use new photographic technology to enhance the intensity of the audience’s experience and offer new perspectives on this amazing continent,’ said Gunton.
“That means there’s everything from previously unseen landscapes filmed from the air; 700 day time-lapses; joining vultures as they soar over equatorial glaciers; following camels to an oasis hidden inside an extinct volcano; or capturing the microscopic detail of the strange behaviour of sand grains."