How Planet Earth II filmed its thrilling “Snake Island” chase scene


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.

  • Caleb Hightower

    That is truly creepy to watch.

    • LOL I KNOW RITE!? Great camera work but I’ve never cheered so hard for an iguana in my life. 🙂

  • david

    By ‘DVD’ I hope you mean ‘BluRay’ — standard def is no way to watch Planet Earth.

    • LOL Yes I do and no it isn’t. 🙂

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