What Travellers Can Learn From BBC’s Planet Earth

In 2006, BBC launched its most expensive nature documentary ‘Planet Earth’. The show made a remarkable attempt to showcase geographical wonders and thriving ecosystem in all its shining glory, that too, in high definition for the first time. A decade later, the broadcasting giant produced its continuous stellar part 2 that reached over 9 million viewers around the world. Divided into 7 parts, the show unveils survival secrets of the wild and the natural habitat of some of the most interesting species.
The captivating series is the must-watch for all travelers if you wish to renew your relationship with nature and the wild.

1. Don’t be afraid to discover a new land!

For most travelers, nature works as an antidote to stress and mediocrity. Away from the mundane life is a world waiting to be explored, it is waiting for explorers to uncover the blanket of the ‘’undiscovered’’. Not that everyone is Christopher Columbus, but you must have an open mind that unknown paths might lead to amazing discoveries and places.

2. Time is a luxury no money can buy!

When was the last time you went for camping in the woods? Or, when was the last time you decided to go on a wildlife safari during peak season? Even though cities speak the language of rationality, nature holds us to the ground to remind us of our roots. Time is a pricey and an extremely delicious dish. For every traveler must listen to the clock while it stills ticks.


3. A lens can narrate better stories than words!

A high-speed chase in the wild, slow motion effects and awe-inducing time-lapse highlights a story with each shot as a new chapter. What you see and what you end up capturing can be two separate things, but understanding the backdrop of an elusive destination is what turns you into a storyteller.

4. Everyday challenges make us who we are!

In each episode of the series, we are introduced to a different kind of habitat. From the ultimate battle between racer snakes and marine iguanas at the Galapagos Islands to the langurs of India, we are introduced to a new type of survival technique. As humans, we undergo challenges every minute of every day that tests patience and the will to live.

5. Education is better when you travel!

How much can you really know about the underwater giants of the sea, or the big cats that traverse the mountain gorge in silence, or the parthenogenesis Komodo dragons of Indonesia by idly waiting at one place? Nomads, wanderers, and travelers move to explore perspectives that have been out of reach. Every travel story is the byproduct of an important learning experience.

6. Narration is to a story what journey is to a destination!

A succinctly put story is the meat to your burger. Irrespective of the medium you choose such as written stories, pictures or videos, a coherent story line is vital to keep the readers interested. In the Planet Earth documentaries, each story has a perfect narration that unveils the animals as characters and their habitat in an intriguing way.

Image credits: bbc.co.uk

This is the digital age, so start exploring and keep sharing. Happy travels!