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Science Wednesday: Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 2:34pm -- WCVE

Take a breathtaking voyage with the world’s birds, soaring across six continents, witnessing spectacular animal migrations and great natural wonders, swooping down to interact with life-and-death dramas on land and at sea. This Nature special employs state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques to show the world from an amazing aerial perspective.

Watch Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation: North America September 4 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.

What would it be like to see the world from a bird’s perspective? To experience riding on the backs of bald eagles and snow geese or flying alongside a flock of brown pelicans as they scan and dive for fish in the ocean below. State-of-the-art technology has now made it possible to do just that and more as Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation takes viewers on a breathtaking aerial adventure over six continents. Witness some of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles, struggles, migrations, and stunning landscapes from a bird’s-eye view when Earthflight airs on six consecutive Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2 and 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS.

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After the broadcast, each episode will be available for online streaming at pbs.org/nature.

It took Earthflight series producer John Downer and his team four years to film more than 100 bird species in 40 different countries. Whether retracing the North American flight paths taken by thousands of migrating wild snow geese traveling to their Arctic breeding grounds or witnessing, for the first time, the aerobatics of devil rays as they somersault and splash back into the sea, the goal was to show the world on the wings of birds.