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Heroes: Sir David Attenborough

Friday, November 27, 2020


His voice is unmistakable! I have heard of his voice for so many years on television documentaries since my childhood. I am sure you can recognize his voice instantly! For today's post, I would like to talk about David Attenborough. 

Over the years, we have seen so many naturalists making lots of wildlife documentaries. Everyone has their own unique personality / character. But whenever I think about a naturalist on TV, it would always be him, the one and only David Attenborough. I tried to watch almost every documentaries I can find featuring him. One of the most unforgettable and my favorite series is The Life of Birds. As a birder, I of course bought a copy of the DVD for my own collection. 

David Attenborough joined BBC in 1952 and made remarkable journeys into the wilderness to film the wonders of nature. Such an incredibly strong passion for nature, even age could not stop him from sharing his knowledge to the world. I truly believe he has witnessed so many things in life more than anyone else and he have seen the changes to the natural world - good and bad. 

He has been to Borneo and he even helped to highlight on the bridge project over Kinabatangan River which was eventually abandoned. Read the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/21/attenborough-guardian-headline-halts-borneo-bridge

Learn about this fascinating figure. Check him out on Google and YouTube. Watch his documentaries.  

Here are some links for a start:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Life_of_Birds#DVD_and_book

https://borneoproject.org/tag/david-attenborough/

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/25/680079474/sir-david-attenboroughs-field-recordings-from-across-the-planet

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/nine-astonishing-ways-david-attenborough-shaped-your-world/z4k2kmn 


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