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Wings over the Serengeti - Region 2 National Geographic DVD

Wings over the Serengeti - Region 2 National Geographic DVD
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“In this magnificently filmed saga, nature’s most misunderstood creatures are revealed as an integral part of Africa’s bounty”

In the heat-withered Serengeti, a hungry lioness spots her unsuspecting prey and springs into action.

National Geographic has brought us this and similar scenes before, but Wings over the Serengeti reveals the complex aftermath of the kill. As the lioness struggles to drag her prize to safety, the smell of fresh meat instantly broadcasts across the plains, drawing a wave of scavengers who will move in for the next taste.

Any unlucky carcass is dispatched in a matter of minutes by a feeding frenzy that attracts jackals and hyenas along with vultures. Scavenging insects swarm over the remaining bones and horns.

While this film focuses primarily on the griffin vulture (“nature’s undertaker”), it considers the role of all scavengers in this harsh ecosystem. Generally despised as harbingers of death, they actually help maintain the health of the savannah by disposing of waste and returning nutrients to the soil.

Vultures and other scavengers recycle the raw elements of life. If it was not for them, the plains would be an immense graveyard. From the mighty lion to the lowly dung beetle, each creature has a place in Africa’s circle of life.

High above the tooth-and-claw drama of the Serengeti, nature’s undertakers are watching and waiting. Reviled but vital, vultures bide their time until the inevitable feasting opportunity.

Insect larvae dissolve skeletons, and the bumbling dung beetle distributes its little nitrogen-rich packages evenly across the land. Lingering images of carnage are not for the faint of heart, but this film is a very interesting study of the transformation from death to life.

Time-lapse photography and unique point-of-view filming highlight the stunning beauty of the Serengeti.


Region:             Region 0 (region-free)

Video format:     PAL

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Language:         English

Subtitles:          None

Screen size:      Full screen (4:3 aspect ratio)

Duration:           52 mins approx



This DVD is produced in PAL video format (UK/Europe/Australia/New Zealand/etc). Buyers in the USA, Canada, Japan and other NTSC regions should check compatibility with their equipment before purchasing this DVD. If in doubt, please contact us.

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Wings over the Serengeti - Region 2 National Geographic DVD
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