Documentary. Earth that made us 2011
Life in Cold Blood: Armoured Giants.
  • Director: Miles Barton

    Miles Barton is currently a Series Producer in the BBC Natural History Unit. He has produced a number of award-winning films. These include those from Sir David Attenborough’s Life of Birds in 1998. Life in Cold Blood won the Wildscreen’s Golden Panda award for best series and also a BAFTA award.

United Kingdom,  2008,  60 min.
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Documentary. Earth that made us

Life in Cold Blood is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough and it is a study of the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles. "Armoured Giants" is the final programme covers the most ancient of the reptiles: the crocodiles and turtles. In the Galápagos Islands, among the giant tortoises, Attenborough explains how the creatures came to develop their shells as a defence against predators. In northern Australia, Attenborough observes a large gathering of crocodiles at a flooded coastal road: they time their arrival to ambush migrating mullet. The complex communication and body language of the American alligator is investigated and in Argentina, the calls of young caimans help their mother locate and lead them to a nursery pool. In Venezuela, a female spectacled caiman in charge of an entire crèche leads the infants from a drying river bed on a trek to permanent water.

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