“Earth Live” re-airs this weekend.
Image via Scott Gries/National Geographic.
On July 9, National Geographic aired one of its most spectacular wildlife films ever produced, “Earth Live.” Hosted by Jane Lynch and Phil Keoghan, the two-hour global TV event took viewers across six continents in two hours to showcase the best of the animal kingdom in real-time. Some of the world’s greatest cinematographers captured a number of wildlife firsts, including an aerial view of a gigantic humpback whale in Alaska and a group of long-tailed macaques demonstrating tool use.
In celebration of this Saturday night’s encore presentation of “Earth Live,” GOOD is sharing some of the most unforgettable clips from the wildlife spectacular.
On a remote Thai island, a group of long-tailed macaques demonstrated tool use. These intelligent monkeys pry oysters and other shellfish off the rocks, and then use rocks to crack them open for the food inside.
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In Frederick Sound, Alaska, a specifically designed drone called the “snot-bot” captured DNA from a humpback whale in a live television first.
In Kenya’s Masai Mara, wildlife cinematographer Sophie Darlington filmed a lioness feeding her cubs in the middle of the night using new low-light Canon ME20 camera technology that uses the moonlight to capture footage in full color.
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Nat Geo will replay “Earth Live” Saturday, July 15, at 9 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET, and Sunday, July 16, at 9 a.m. ET. You can also watch it on Nat Geo’s website with a cable subscription.