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Parasitic fungi attack

Duration: 02:03

The bizarre and rapid growth of fungal parasites is shown to full effect and for the first time through timelapse. Digital stills of the ant's head were taken at intervals over three weeks and the resulting images sewn together on computer to create a seamless sequence. Tracking shots on a rotational head afford movement around the subject for added drama.

Available since: Mon 1 Jun 2009

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Planet Earth Jungles

8/11 David Attenborough's natural history series looks at tropical rainforests.

First broadcast: 28 Feb 2007

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