04 November 2010

Twelve spectacular photos from National Geographic's 'Great Migrations'

On Sunday November 7, National Geographic Channel will premier Great Migrations, a seven-part high-definition series that takes viewers on the journeys of millions of animals who travel from one point to another to ensure the survival of their species.

From National Geographic Channel:
Shot from land and air, in trees and cliff-blinds, on ice floes and underwater, Great Migrations tells the formidable, powerful stories of many of the planet’s species and their movements, while revealing new scientific discoveries with breathtaking high-definition clarity. The miraculous red crab migration on Christmas Island. Flying foxes in Australia and army ants in Costa Rica. Wildebeest, great white sharks, zebra and Mali elephants. Microscopic plankton and jellyfish in Indonesia. The first radio transmitter attached to a monarch butterfly. The first film crew on the ground in Sudan in 25 years, there to capture the migration of the white-eared kob. The beauty of these stories is underscored by new knowledge of these species’ fragile existence and their life-and-death quest for survival in an ever-changing world.

Three years in the making, spanning 420,000 miles through 20 countries on all 7 continents, Great Migrations is narrated by two-time Emmy and three-time Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin.

Stay tuned for the Great Migrations episode guide which we will present tomorrow. Update 11/5: National Geographic Channel's 'Great Migrations' episode guide

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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: National Geographic Channel