13 September 2010

Picture preview of Discovery Channel's 'First Life with David Attenborough'

This fall, world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough will host Discovery Channel’s First Life—a series event that documents how nature’s first animals evolved and eventually became the modern animals we know today.

As a respected face and voice of natural history programming, Attenborough will use his signature enthusiasm to present viewers with detailed explanations of the development of the digestive tract, how some species evolved to have more than 5,000 lenses as eyes, and how the existence of a “living fossil” could very well be likely. The 84-year-old will also explore a wide range of animals—like a millipede larger than a car—that once roamed the earth and why they are no longer living.

"From the moment they evolved to the moment they took their first steps on land, we can see the first movements, the first eyes, the first skeletons and the very first predators. We can also understand how those first animals laid the foundations for modern life," said Attenborough.

First Life David Attenborough, which combines state of the art computer-generated imagery (CGI) with exotic locations and Attenborough’s masterful storytelling, will debut Sunday, October 24 at 8 p.m.

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Daelyn Fortney | @daelyn
Daelyn is the co-founder & managing director of This Dish Is Veg. In addition to her work at TDIV, Daelyn homeschools her three daughters.

Photo credit: Discovery Channel