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How we made it: The making of Life Story

The Life Story team spent 1900 days filming the series, in 29 countries across six continents. They traveled a total of 1,850,798 miles – the equivalent of circling the globe 78 times. They recorded a total of 1800 hours of footage – that’s 300 terabytes of data, or the equivalent of 64,000 DVD’s.

In the articles below we describe the different techniques used to capture some remarkable animal behaviours and stories.