This week in nature is about one absolutely stunning thing.  This…so much of this…


I feel that the leading driver in wildlife conservation is educating people about how cool wildlife is.  People that think wildlife is cool are motivated to donate time, money, and energy into conservation.  The BBC is a big driver of that education thanks to the incredible quality of the content that they produce.  Planet Earth and Blue Planet are the finest nature based TV series that have ever been made and they are just the crowned jewels in the vast canon of shows that the BBC has produced.

As exciting as it is for the BBC to drop Blue Planet II on us, I’m appreciating that we get at least one more stunning TV series narrated by the undisputed king of modern nature eduction, David Attenborough.

Are those monkeys boxing in the picture behind him?

David Attenborough IS modern nature education!  He is also 91 years old.  Who knows how many more series that he has left in him?  For now, we do get another incredible wildlife series narrated by Attenborough.

Episode 1 of Blue Planet II was incredibly gorgeous, filled with amazing and bizarre wildlife behavior, and literally everything that I could have wanted it to be.  I won’t spoil it for you, but if you haven’t seen it yet… gender switching fish that look like they are mutants of the apocalypse.  Nature, you can’t make this crap up.

The male of the Asian Sheepshead Wrasse (on the right) is the most mutated looking creature on the planet.  I know as I’ve seen plenty of mutants!

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