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Join National Geographic photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes as they journey deep into the most remote jungles on earth in search of all 39 species of the most amazing birds in the world-Birds of Paradise. Their mission takes them into the jungles of one of last wild places on earth New Guinea where children carry machetes women carry heavy loads and men carry on tribal warfare. Far-flung islands impenetrable jungle and extreme elevations all create areas of isolation where ordinary birds have evolved into some of the most beautifully bizarre species on earth. Digital explorers on an old-fashioned quest Tim and Ed have survived everything the jungle has to throw at them to become first in the world to capture all 39 species of Birds of Paradise on film.
Boring, even obnoxious.
99% of the movie is WITHOUT BIRDS. It's about guys trying to photograph the birds. Luckily I rented the DVD from the library to learn this.
I am a bird lover and for many years I have been watching and collecting quality documentaries. I saw the trailer for this on youtube and got very excited as they showed the rare... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Thagirion
I enjoyed this DVD very much. Yes, it does have a lot of footage about the team but this is a National Geographic video. Read morePublished 7 months ago by K & D
The DVD title is accurate - it "seduces" you into buying a film that is less about these amazing birds, and more about the challenges of filming such an ambitious project. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Da Consumer
Others have made the criticisms for this film; the focus is on the film makers and the birds run a poor [if occasionally] spectacular second. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ken Cross
I would have liked more coverage of the courtship of some of the other species, but I realize you can't cover everything. It would have made it just that more stunning.Published 16 months ago by Peter Odekerken