David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies

2014 • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Season 1 episodes (4)

1 The First to Fly
David Attenborough embarks on an extraordinary journey to search for the origins of animal flight, beginning his epic global exploration in the unexpectedly skilful world of the flying insects.
2 Rivals
David Attenborough continues his search for the origins of flying animals, exploring the rise of a new wave of larger flyers...monstrous winged reptiles, feathered dinosaurs, birds and bats.
3 Triumph
David Attenborough concludes his epic history of the evolution of flight with an exploration of the highly versatile flyers that dominate our skies today...from the extraordinarily diverse skills of the birds to the sonar guided precision of the bats.
4 The Making of David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies
The wonder of natural flight, and a dream...to film it like never before. Once again David Attenborough is reunited with his multi award winning 3D team in their most ambitious project yet. Go behind the scenes to see how this amazing project was made.

About this show

In this series, their tenth collaboration, David Attenborough and producer Anthony Geffen once again push the boundaries of documentary filmmaking to explore the power of flight – surely one of the greatest wonders of nature. Over one hundred billion creatures fly through the air today, from nectar drinking hummingbirds to armoured airborne beetles; from bats hunting in the dead of night to bizarre winged lizards. In Conquest of the Skies, David Attenborough travels through time to unravel the astonishing 300 million year story of how flying animals first appeared and then evolved into the huge variety of aeronauts that fill our skies today. Only now, with today’s CGI, the very latest high resolution filming techniques and cutting edge scientific analysis, can he reveal the hidden mechanics. behind their
2 reviews
Michel Bromley
September 28, 2020
The At'n'bro !!! His the Man. !!!