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By: Laura O’Brien
BBC released a ‘part II’ installment to their hit documentary series “Blue Planet” this year. The series intends to get people enthused about our environment by exposing them to captivating images of unbelievable natural events and amazing creatures, which most people would never see without the dedicated and brave efforts of documentarians. “Blue Planet II” required over 6,000 hours of footage under the sea, which was painstakingly collected in over 4,000 dives that occurred in 39 different countries! GrindTV reported that some special behind-the-scenes footage occurred rather spontaneously after a day of filming.
The production crew entered an awkward impasse with a very grumpy sea lion. Luckily for us, the hilarity was caught on tape. One crew member named Joe narrated the dilemma, “we’re stuck on the dock, I don’t think we can get to the car just yet!” The video then shows one angry sea lion who is not about to let that crew go home. After the crew’s on-the-fly plan (which they hoped would allow them to pass in peace) ended up making things even worse, the crew was forced to practice patience until the sea lion finally let them be. We do not know how long the crew had to wait for the sea lion to lose interest… but he seemed pretty insistent in the first clip.
BBC did an absolutely incredible job with both installments of “Blue Planet”. The stunning visuals along with top-notch narration and fascinating information are what really set the series apart from other documentaries. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see them yet, we highly recommend that you take a look.
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