Thursday, 10 May 2012
Planet Earth Live?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00qj06z). I do, however, have a few reservations. Firstly, the obsession with giving the animals who are the foci of the 'wild life dramas' trendy names to try to get people to treat them anthropomorphically (as if they were 'little humans'). Secondly, it's amazing how the nature of the 'goodies' and the 'baddies' switches. An oddly-behaving lioness and her surviving cub are the heros in Kenya (in a world of uncooperative Warthog prey and thieving Hyaena who take the meat out of the babies mouth). Whereas, in California, mother Grey whales attempt to survive the attentions of the nasty Orca ('Killer whales') who want to drown and eat her calf. Obviously, all the participants in all the encounters are trying to do their best for themselves and their offspring. It could have been a little more balanced.