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Bactrian camels

Duration: 02:02

There are few of these nomadic camels left in the vast Mongolian wilderness. They're so acutely sensitive they take fright when you're more than 4km away but a powerful HJ40 lens enabled the crew to film from a distance. Aerials were filmed from a Russian M18 helicopter using a conventional Tyler mount to dampen the shake. Increasing the film speed to 40fps rather than 25fps made the images smoother.

Available since: Thu 28 May 2009


Key talent
David Attenborough
Huw Cordey
Alastair Fothergill

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Planet Earth Deserts

5/11 A look at earth's most spectacular deserts, revealing the secrets behind desert survival.

First broadcast: 30 May 2006

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