The first episode of Planet Earth II has been fantastic, but at the same time, it was full of horror-like scenes. The ones that stand out are the battles between snakes and iguanas. A one-sided fight at that.
The scene is showing baby iguanas that were just laid while trying to get away from a pack of racing snakes. This footage was more than dramatic and left thousands of viewers in shock. Everybody was eagerly awaiting the return of Planet Earth, and in the end, they got more than they asked for. David Attenborough presented the show to BBC audience once again, and there certainly wasn’t those who were disappointed.
The video was filmed in the Galapagos archipelago on Fernandina Islands and was labeled as ‘the stuff of nightmares’ from Twitter users that watched the show. Main reason for this is that the central part of the show revolves around little iguanas fight for survival. Newborns are surfacing from under the sand and are awaited by dozens of deadly predators.
Some of the baby iguanas were lucky enough to escape the racer snakes but others weren’t as fortunate and found themselves in snake jaws. The ending moments came from mortifying crunching while the snakes wrapped they bodies around them.
All that hatchlings were trying to do is to get to the Pacific coast where their parents awaited them. They hatch during the June and this month is when snakes have the best opportunity for feeding.
Even the filming crew was surprised when they first arrived at Galapagos. They claim that during their entire careers they didn’t see anything like this. Sir David himself said that from the start of Planet Earth series nothing like this was filmed.
A lot of people were on their feet waiting for the premiere of Planet Earth II, and they were not left feeling disappointment. Social networks were full of comments that were mentioning Planet Earth II in a positive voice.
On the bright side of the show that was premiering at 8 pm on BBC One, we could see other animals that were rather cute. Show covered a lot of different regions, from Caribbean slots to iguanas on Galapagos. Many people commented on penguins and their fight for survival. They way of finding food and protecting their younglings was loved by every man and women in the audience.
The show, in general, received positive response and critics were few to none. Next episode is airing on Sunday on BBC One so stay tuned.