They are the last great wildernesses on Earth; places of great challenge in their exploration and where few have successfully mastered how to live in the unforgiving environment; the polar extremities of the planet – the Arctic and Antarctica.
And yet, these are places of power, majesty, beauty and life.
The BBC’s Frozen Planet is another staggering insight into our natural world – a must-see TV series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, that started to air a few weeks ago. The episodes allow us to experience the struggle for life through each of the seasons of the year; how humans have struggled to explore these landscapes; and finally how things may be changing forever. You can catch up with the series on BBC iPlayer:
Episode 6 -The last frontier
Episode 7 – On thin ice
The trailer below shows this world beyond imagination, and a blast of the footage from the series that took some 4 years to film:
The Open University have a free online course and resources to accompany this major seven part series.
The complete series is available on DVD and Blu-Ray from 8 December 2011:
There’s a picture-packed 312-page hardcover book out too: