To get more insight into the making of Planet Earth II, and the “Snake Island” sequence in particular, I spoke with series executive producer Mike Gunton and director Elizabeth White. The short version? Nature is pretty thrilling (and unforgiving) all on its own, but they’ve honed some techniques to better capture it anyway.
We all saw the amazing clip of the baby iguana being hunted by a terrifying army of snakes. Here’s how they shot it. I can’t wait for the DVD of Planet Earth II. There will be lots of behind the scenes stuff I find so fascinating.