The range of seasons in Britain are as extraordinary as the climate is unique. The splendour of the autumn colour change is as magnificent as anywhere on earth, while the animal migration is of planet-wide importance. For the first time, the BBC Natural History Unit’s filming techniques and expertise are focused on Britain.
Beautiful time-lapse photography illustrates how the landscape is changing minute by minute, day by day, month by month – from a waterfall freezing solid to an entire hillside of heather bursting with colour.
These same techniques also show how the people of Britain are entwined with the natural fabric of the country and its seasonal rhythms – from rows of pumpkins growing for Halloween, to the mowing of millions of garden lawns.
New filming techniques offer a fresh perspective on Britain’s natural world. Animated ‘chlorophyll maps’ pinpoint the places where the first green shoots start to grow in spring and the last leaves fall in autumn, while slow-motion techniques capture magical moments, like owls hunting in the snow and the violent battles between sika deer.
Wild Kingdom is a delightful series that reveals why Britain’s climate is so unique and why the country’s relationship with its wildlife is so enduring and so special.
Episode 4 | Series 1