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‘Planet Earth II’ Plays With Time to Showcase Otherwise Unobservable Natural Phenomena

Vox Observatory

takes a look at how the BBC’s groundbreaking new nature documentary

Planet Earth II

uses the latest in camera technology to slow down or speed up time in order to show us natural phenomena that would otherwise be invisible to the human eye.

“In the old days these cameras were actually designed for filming things like crashes. They were basically scientific tools to see what happens under impact on cars crashing into walls or buildings collapsing,” said Mike Gunton, executive producer of the BBC’s

Planet Earth II

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