Are you a Discovery Channel watcher? Did you see the latest movie Frozen Planet?
A few weeks my family was able to view the movie before it was even on tv AND I got to do a live chat with the producer, Vanessa Berlowitz ~ a mom just like us – who spent time away from her little one to film it.
One question I asked her was if she was ever in real danger while filming. She replied…
Yes. There is inevitable risk when you’re filming a series like this. One of my specialist areas is aerial directing. Part of the reason that it’s dangerous to film in the Arctic is because you get hurricane force winds. The weather can change from being sunny one minute to stormy the next. I got caught in winds when our helicopter got thrown around, and I felt like a piece of clothing in a tumble dryer. There was another moment where we were trying to hover over a waterfall in Greenland that was plunging a mile down into the ice and the cold air sucked our helicopter in. Thankfully, we worked with one of the best pilots in the world, and he was able to pull us out of the situation, but it was definitely touch and go.
The orca whale sequence is amazing! They just posted a clip to their Facebook page today to see!
Be sure to watch Frozen Planet on Discovery or on DVD April 17th ~ your kids will love it too!
I also want to share with you a chance to win a trip of a lifetime…The Ultimate Polar Bear Adventure.
Two pairs of lucky winners (one in the US and one in Canada) will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe these magnificent, endangered polar bears up close as well as discover the rich human and natural history of Manitoba, Canada.
The six-day adventure grand prize includes:
- Round trip airfare to Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Private charter flights between Manitoba and Churchill
- Local sightseeing and two full-day excursions deep into polar bear country
- A private cocktail party and dinner at the Manitoba Museum
- A storytelling session with a First Nation resident
- A dog sledding demonstration
- And much more!
How awesome would that be?! I’m entering!
Ok, I really wanted to talk about Earth Day! But I think I’ve chatted enough…be sure to tell me what you are doing to help save our planet on the 22nd.
BBC Natural History Collection DVDs
Includes Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Life of Birds, Life of Mammals
(ARV at Amazon for $131.99)
I was not compensated in any way and all opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on April 24, 2012 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.