Trek - Spy on the Wildebeest

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Nature Documentary narrated by David Attenborough and published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC Wildlife Specials series in 2007 - English narration

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Imagine being part of the Greatest Wildlife Spectacle on Earth. Imagine experiencing it as if you were one of the animals involved. The same brand of revolutionary photography that spied on Lions, Elephants and Bears, now focuses on nature's most awe-inspiring event, the Great Wildebeest Migration. TREK features a cast of literally thousands, as countless wildebeest, zebra and antelope are joined by the hyena, leopard, jackal, cheetah and crocodile that prey on them. To personalise this story, spycams follow the fortunes of a baby wildebeest. We experience all the significant events of his 3000 kilometre year-long circular journey. This epic story combines natural humour with high-octane drama. But the bouldercams, dungcams and invisiblecams of past productions have grown into an army of over twenty mobile and remote cameras.These give saturation coverage of this awe-inspiring event.

Trek: Spy on the wildebeest is a two part series starting with 'The Journey' and ending with 'The Crossing'.

[edit] The Journey

Through the use of stealthcam, cameras built inside capsules resembling everything from crocodiles and hippos to mudpiles and dragonflies, the magnificent journey of more than a million wildebeest across Tanzania's Serengeti Plain has been captured like never before.

The migration is the largest of land animals on the planet and the perils on the 3000km round trip, which the wildebeest take annually for food and water, are numerous. Wildebeest are on the hit list of every African predator.

By land and across water, their lives are in constant danger from cheetahs, lions, hyenas and crocodiles, as well as nature's most gruelling physical challenges.

Their coming signals food for their enemies on the plains and in the rivers. Their enemies wait to pick them off at the slightest chance. So survival tactics are called for from the first minutes of a newborn wildebeest's life.

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Beating the odds against the predators on Tanzania's Serengeti Plain and the Kenyan Masa Marai, the wildebeest calf has survived the first part of the huge 3000 km round trek with his mother and the herd.

But the crossing of the Mara River presents the biggest challenge yet for this fragile little creature. Its raging torrents are a death trap and there are crocodiles galore waiting to pick him off.

Croc cam, skullcam, tortoisecam and hippocam, filming from ground level camouflaged cameras, capture all the drama and danger up close as the herd run the gauntlet of their land and water enemies for their annual epic mission.

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  • Total Size (MB): 2,071.93 MB
  • Runtime per Part: 00:58:09
  • Video Codec Name: XviD MPEG-4 codec
  • Video Bitrate: 4597 KB/s
  • Video Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Audio Codec Name: FAST Multimedia AG DVM (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 384 KB/s (CBR)
  • Audio Channels: 2 Ch
  • Audio Sampling Rate: 48000 Hz
  • Subtitles: English, Chinese
  • Source: HDTV
  • Ripped by: Soyeb
  • Originally uploaded on: Demonoid tracker

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 9000 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Video Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio Bitrate: 384 Kbps CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 6
  • Run-Time: 59mins
  • Framerate: 25FPS
  • Number of Parts: 2
  • Part Size: 3.82 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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