Planet Earth II

One interesting thing that’s been happening recently is that some television shows are being released with 360º features to go along with them. For example, the BBC created a lovely set of six 360º videos to coincide with episodes in their Planet Earth II (BBC) series.

In case you haven’t been watching, the new Planet Earth II series is a follow-up to the popular and acclaimed Planet Earth series released ten years ago in 2016. Both series are presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough with the main theme music composed by Hans Zimmer.

Planet Earth II (BBC) (Guide), Planet Earth II (Wikipedia)
Planet Earth (BBC), Planet Earth (Wikipedia)

Here are the six videos from YouTube, and you can also find them on the BBC’s page Planet Earth II in 360º. Of course, as with all YouTube 360º videos, they are fun to watch in a normal browser (click on the video and hold to navigate), but they are better on a phone and best when seen with a VR headset like Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.

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