Secrets of the Whales
The majestic sea creatures, the whales, need saving and understanding.
National Geographic’s Secrets of the Whales is from filmmaker James Cameron (Avatar) and with narration from Sigourney Weaver (Alien). The score is from French composer Raphaelie Thibaut (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil).
Here’s the show’s description:
Epic, revealing, and emotional, that’s what you get when immersed in the secretive world of whales and observe life and love from their perspectives. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker and conservationist James Cameron, Secret of the Whales plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals, and sperm whales. Featuring the expansive knowledge and skill of acclaimed National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry, the four-part Earth Day special-event series unveils new science and technology to spotlight whales as they make lifelong friendships, teach clan heritage, and traditions to their young, and grieve deeply for the loss of love ones. Filmed over three years in 24 global locations, throughout this epic journey, we learn that whales are far more complex and more like us than ever imagined. This is a personal story that very few are lucky enough to witness—until now.
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With whales facing constant threats from whaling and global warming, the human race needs to have a better understanding of these species in the ocean. They may be large in size, but they understand the concept of loss and family. With Secrets of the Whales, these documentary series hope to show us the more empathic side of these whales.
National Geographic releases the four-part series on Earth Day, April 22 on Disney+.
Watch the trailer below. Let us know what you think.