Among other projects, I’m currently working on some promos for BBC America’s "BBC Earth", which is basically Planet Earth and Blue Planet and other outstanding BBC natural history footage cut into a bunch of specials (airing June 21)…needless to say, the footage is absolutely mindblowing…I kept thinking I’d found a clip to post, but then no! I should post THIS clip, and then no wait! THIS clip!
Here is the clip I’m posting. It has no sound, but somehow I feel like that adds to the fantastic-ness.
June’s banner photo is from a few weeks ago when Maxine and I spent a day and a half at NC’s Outer Banks…we first came across the buoy at night and it was really scary, looking like a spaceship washed up on the shore. Apparently it washed up a few months prior when NC had some serious storm waves.
We ran into people later who told us that it costs a million dollars to haul a buoy back out to sea when it beaches like that. And that if the serial number can be read, then they can tell which agency is responsible for it (coast guard, etc.); if the serial number is unreadable (quite likely) then nobody takes responsibility and they just leave the darn thing on the shore! It was massive and striking on the beach.
First, this great BBC story about a dolphin saving a couple of beached whales. My favorite line:
"I don’t speak whale and I don’t speak dolphin," Mr Smith told the BBC, "but there was obviously something that went on because the two whales changed their attitude from being quite distressed to following the dolphin quite willingly and directly along the beach and straight out to sea."
Also, some dolphins have been blowing bubble rings and then swimming through them and playing with them. According to the youtube info, this behavior "is a phenomenon that has intrigued scientists watching dolphins in the wild and now is fascinating millions of guests at SeaWorld Orlando."