The seven-part series “Africa,” a Discovery Channel/BBC co-production that was four years in the making, makes its debut at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 on Discovery Channel.
Forest Whitaker narrates the project, which spotlights new species, new places and new animal behaviors, including this violent giraffe fight that took a month to locate and film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50em1rV12X4
More information on “Africa,” provided by Disovery Channel, is as follows:
Here is just a sampling of what crews went through to make “Africa”:
- 1,598 days on location
- 79 filming expeditions
- 553 cameras capturing more than 2,000 hours of HD footage
In that time, crews had some dangerous encounters:
- A cameraman was trapped in a tree for four hours with an elephant trying to shake him out of it. Recent surges in poaching have made some elephants wary of humans.
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