To the extent one can believe nature documentaries have spoilers, the following review is spoiler-free.
From flocks of birds to colonies of ants, big group shots are a staple in most nature documentaries.
Meticulously filmed and explained, these scenes often depict some massive group of animals — occasionally in tandem with another massive group of animals — working to accomplish a monstrous task that’s somehow critical to their survival. Think a pack of wolves cooperatively hunting down prey or a family of beavers collecting materials to build a dam.
Netflix’s Our Planet, a new series narrated by genre icon David Attenborough, is no exception to this rule. Throughout its eight episodes as it explores eight ecosystems, Our Planet investigates the many ways various species work together to overcome obstacles and survive in our mistreated and increasingly inhospitable world. Read more…