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Arctic summer

Duration: 01:00

The cameraman used an old 35mm camera with a turntable to capture tracking timelapse of the 24-hour sun. Each day, he programmed the intervalometer, carefully working out the angle and timing of each shot along the suns' trajectory. Over the eight week shoot, only two days produced a sequence where the batteries lasted the course, the weather didn't change significantly and nothing wandered into shot.

Available since: Fri 29 May 2009

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Planet Earth Ice Worlds

6/11 David Attenborough examines the frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic.

First broadcast: 05 Nov 2006

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