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Episode 2 of 6

Nature documentary series. This episode provides a bird's-eye view of Africa. Cape gannets arrow dive among sharks, dolphins and whales to join the great sardine run.

Take a breathtaking flight on the wings of birds across six continents and experience some of the world's greatest natural spectacles from a bird's-eye view.

Fly over Africa on the back of a vulture and see the most animal-packed continent with fresh eyes. Arrow dive with cape gannets among sharks, dolphins and whales as they join the great sardine run. Soar with fish eagles as they discover an S-shaped living island comprised entirely of flamingos, and join them on a spectacular hunt. Fly with kelp gulls as they study the hunting behaviour of the greatest underwater predator of all, the great white shark.

On the wings of eagles, fly through the mist-filled Victoria Falls and dive for fish in the mighty Zambezi. Circle with vultures high above the Serengeti as they watch the drama of the wildebeest migration below, and discover what happens when this canny scavenger suddenly becomes prey.

Among toxic soda lakes, find out what it is like to be a flamingo, vulnerable to every predator on the continent, including baboons and hyenas. Join these flamingos as they take part in one of the most beautiful dances in the bird world.

This is Africa as never seen before - from the wings of birds.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 25 Sep 2017 16:15


Role Contributor
Narrator David Tennant
Producer Robert Pilley
Series Producer John Downer


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