David Attenborough is 95 years old. In this “Grand Lord” who has been with nature all his life, we seem to be able to see the gifts that nature brings to him: a healthy body, always incomparably vigorous vitality, and a mind that is never lacking in curiosity.
In 1985, David Attenborough was awarded the title of knight. Sir Alex Ferguson, even if he is not a fan of nature documentaries, will be heard. As early as 2012, BBC launched a three-part documentary “David Attenborough: 60 Years of Nature Exploration” to commemorate the 60th anniversary of David Attenborough’s fieldwork and documentary shooting. In this documentary, we can see the classic passages in Sir Alex Ferguson’s works, from the animal hunting journey under the black and white camera, the ocean and plant kingdom under the color camera, to the wild animal world captured by the high-speed camera. These natural images presented using the latest technology of the times have amazed countless audiences around the world, immersed in the amazing charm of technology and nature.
The same classic shots also appeared in the documentary “David Attenborough: A Life Journey on Earth” 8 years later, but these images now have a deeper meaning-this time, David Attenborough will The camera focused on my own life journey, and also on the discordant images behind the amazing natural world. The autobiography of this documentary of the same name “Life on Our Planet: Witnesses and Visions of My Life” was also written by Sir Alex Ferguson at the same time. The documentary brought the audience a visual shock with pictures.
The personal memories of Sir Alex Ferguson are the same as his shots. There are no lengthy old people talking, only condensed and meaningful pictures: In 1937, the 11-year-old Sir Alex explored the fossils of ancient times in the middle of England; in 1954, the 28-year-old Sir Alex. He recorded “Zoo Adventure” for the BBC and embarked on a trip to Africa; in 1961, he witnessed the endless natural appearance of the African savannah “Serengeti”; in 1968, he was one of the world’s one billion viewers. Sir Alex, he was amazed by the photos of the earth taken by Apollo 8. In 1978, Sir Alex started shooting for the inter-epoch-making, color nature documentary “Life on Earth”… However, the images that amazed him in the first half of his life have already begun. There have been drastic changes. He introduced in the last episode of “Life on Earth”: “Compared to when I was born, the number of people on Earth has doubled… Our bodies have not changed much in 200,000 years, but we Our behavior and society are increasingly disconnected from the surrounding natural environment…Nothing can stop us. Unless we stop ourselves, we will continue to consume the earth’s material resources until they are exhausted.
However, the reality is that the natural environment continues to deteriorate and accelerates. In 1989, when Ferguson returned to the tropical rain forests of Southeast Asia where he encountered orangutans more than 30 years ago (the 1950s), he discovered that Malaysia had converted 2 million hectares of forest into oil palm plantations. The disappearance of the tropical rain forest with rich biodiversity means the extinction of the living environment of countless animals and plants. And this story of the complete destruction and disappearance of the regional ecosystem will continue: the coral bleaching and death captured by the lens of “Blue Planet” in 1997; the “Frozen Planet” in 2011 recorded the retreat of glaciers, the prolonged ice-free period, The extinction crisis brought by the lack of food to the polar bear population…These terrifying changes are still accelerating.
Of course, there are also touching stories of those brave nature protectors in Sir Alex Ferguson’s writings. Diane Fauci, who has worked tirelessly for the protection of African mountain gorillas; Grímek, director of Oscar-winning documentary film “The Serengeti Will Not Die”, has been committed to the promotion of the African savannah for a long time; early Before the importance of environmental protection was widely valued, the newly independent Tanzania was determined to prohibit people from living and living in the Serengeti region of its territory.
In this way, life on our planet is undergoing life journey after life in destruction and coexistence.