Our Planet season 1 review: A deteriorating circle of life

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Gentoo penguins may be the fastest penguins underwater, but when they come ashore to breed in Spring, they can only travel as fast as their little feet will carry them. Unperturbed by Antarctica’s snow and ice, they journey up and down the slopes, taking it in turns to incubate their eggs. Antarctica Peninsula. Photo Credit: Netflix

Our Planet is a visually stunning adventure for everyone.

Netflix’s original series of documentaries, Our Planet, explores the different habitats of the natural world while emphasizing the importance of each of them. Produced in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and narrated by David Attenborough, it takes its viewers on a breathtaking journey across whatever naturally rich spaces are left untouched by man and are at the risk of destruction.

Along with stunning visuals, Our Planet incorporates the work of some of the best wildlife cinematographers in the industry, who along with the rest of the team, worked for four years, filming in over 60 countries. Among them, is Sophie Darlington, who has worked with both Disney Nature and the BBC Natural History Unit.

The series uses innovative drone technology for some never before seen footage from the seas and includes a range of information and visuals from all the continents of the world. Each episode of Our Planet focuses on a particular habitat, explaining the systemic dependence of the different species indigenous to the habitat. Each episode makes references to the consequences of the involvement of mankind in different areas and concludes with a plea to visit their official site for more information on what we can do to save these unique pockets of nature’s wonders.