By Sandra Kraisirideja
“Great Migrations,” a seven-part programming event on the National Geographic Channel, begins tonight at 8 p.m.
Four hour-long episodes allow viewers to witness incredible scenery and fascinating interactions of animals and creatures who use migration as an essential tool for their survival.
The great migrations of creatures large and small, from microscopic plankton to enormous sperm whale, are shown with breathtaking cinematography and state-of-the-art technology.
“Great Migrations” continues the National Geographic tradition of bearing witness to extraordinary occurrences on this planet so as to share it with audiences around the world. It is an incredible achievement of filmmaking and is also entertaining and educational.
Narrated by two-time Emmy, three-time Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin, the four core episodes include “Born to Move,” “Need to Breed,” “Feast or Famine” and “Race to Survive.”
The additional episodes, “Science of Great Migrations” “Great Migrations: Behind the Scenes” and “Great Migrations: Rhythm of Life” provide further background on the subject.
It took the National Geographic Great Migrations team two and a half years in the field, traveling 420,000 miles across 20 countries and all seven continents to capture the amazing footage for the program.
The program serves as a moving reminder of the power and beauty of the different creatures and animals that inhabit this planet.
Video: Red crab males must endure a harrowing journey towards the sea — facing yellow crazy ants and traffic along the way. Courtesy of National Geographic Channel.