The Blue Planet: The Deep
An absorbing exploration of the volcanic ridges and huge trenches at the very bottom of the world’s oceans, The Deep captures new species of wildlife never seen on film before. Advanced underwater filming techniques and special submersibles were used to capture intriguing footage of the previously unseen dumbo octopus and hairy anglerfish.
The second of eight episodes in the blockbuster natural history series, The Blue Planet: The Deep was produced by the former head of the BBC Natural History Unit, Alastair Fothergill. With measured narration from David Attenborough, visually stunning footage dominates the episode, bringing to life the intriguing deep sea environment.
Descending over 4000m to the very bottom of the ocean, the production offers a spellbinding glimpse into the specialised creatures that withstand the environment’s intense pressure and cold. Echinoderms sweep the seabed and six gilled sharks, unchanged for one hundred and fifty million years, inhabit the murky depths.
Through pioneering cinematography, The Deep examines the area’s strange creatures and their unusual adaptations, providing a fascinating insight into an alien world.