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Video Spotlight: What a Wonderful World

  • Paul Tavner
  • 18 December 2011

Regular viewers of our Video Spotlight feature will already know that we’re big fans of David Attenborough. This week, it’s our pleasure to bring you something ever so slightly different. Think of it as an early Christmas present to those of you that celebrate it and, if you don’t, this is still something that absolutely everyone can (and should) enjoy.

The immortal words of ‘What a Wonderful World’ made popular by Louis Armstrong somehow take on new significance when delivered as prose by Sir David. Combine their beautiful sentiments with some of the most outstanding footage of the natural wonders our world, and you’ve got a recipe for something very special.

From ocean surf to mountain peak, from jungle heat to polar cool, this short video acts as a sort of a highlight reel for some of Earth’s greatest hits. The sheer number of impressive clips makes it hard to pick favourites, but the glimpse of chimps using tools and the newly hatched turtle heading toward breaking waves are difficult to top.

No matter which you pick, it’s hard to disagree that we really do live in a wonderful world.

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Paul Tavner

Born and raised in the heart of the British countryside, Paul has lived and worked in London for the last four years. He loves most things about city life, but tries to make regular escapes on travel adventures to maintain his sanity. Paul is Techie-in-chief of the Travel Word and tries his best to keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.
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animal conservation, birds, mountains, opinion, outdoors, responsible travel, video spotlight, waterfalls,

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