Sunday, June 03, 2007

Discovery Channel - Planet Earth

Uwe asked for just one gift for your birthday and that was the Discovery Channel: Planet Earth DVD collection. It took 5 years to make, and has amazing video footage.
This is a male species of Bird of Paradise, never before caught on film, doing his mating dance for a female. It looks like Japanese animation, or a video game character doesn't it? (New Guinea has 42 species of Birds of Paradise, each more bizarre than the last.)
If interested, you can check out the video clip on youtube here. After he cleans the floor of the jungle, he does a dance where he looks like a fairy. He's also able to mimic a number of sounds. You can hardly believe your eyes. It's strange, unbelievable, and wonderful to watch.

1 comment:

Humaun Kabir said...

Thanks for sharing this with us! Some really amazing features.

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