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The broad-leafed forests are perhaps the most familiar, yet only with the help of timelapse photography can you appreciate the near miraculous transformation they undergo every spring. This technique is taken to new heights as cameras travel across the woodland floor, capturing the annual regeneration in a single, gently moving sequence. All of the early spring flowers must grow before the leaves on the trees above, as they will shade the woodland floor from light. This clip from Planet Earth was first published on Nature Video Collections: bbc.co.uk/nature/collections. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
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