Thanks for verifying the clarity of this video. I could imagine no higher compliment. Also, that's a nice website you have begun. I like the look and your writing is strong. I also followed the link from your Galapagos review to your photo album. It looked to be a great experience. I'm amazed you can get that close to the animals. Now, I can't wait to travel there myself. By the way, it looks like that tortoise is shy
Your photos of Dover reminded me how awesome it is. Dover's castle was the best I seen.
I agree its useful to inform people there are sections not exclusively pertaining to animals but honestly I couldn't imagine the documentary not mentioning Darwin. The first thing I thought of, after seeing the title, was Origin of Species. In addition you overstate the actors screen time. Shots containing humans take up maybe 25 minutes and are always narrated in context to their surrounding.
I take issue with your use of "superficial" when describing the images. The shots of these creatures give what you take from them. A scene where a Woodpecker Finch wedges out a grub with a twig, it properly sized, contains depth and revelation to me. And every frame has the additional level of "what did a human have to do to film this"?!?!
You are right Galapagos isn't very detailed but does provide plenty of facts and explanations. With the wealth of potential information it could easily have become overly-dense. As it is, I believe Galapagos leaves you informed but wanting to learn more.
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