In my Nature Photography class we watched the behind the scenes extras for the documentary series Planet Earth. I have seen the series before and it has always been a favorite of mine. I love the nature documentary films, and have always awed in amazement at what scenes they can capture in the wild.
Watching what actually goes into the making of this series was pretty cool and gave me some perspective. I never really think about how much time it takes to make these, but there was one guy who sat in a cave for weeks waiting to get the shot he wanted. They also travel to pretty dangerous locations, but in some cases the more dangerous location the better footage they get. They also talked about how in order to do this one must be extremely innovative. Since they are in the wild and in some places where human visitors have not been to in 25 years, things do not also go according to plan, and they have to be creative in how to get the footage they need.