Predators: The Ultimate Killing Machines/ documentary video

by bluesbaby5050 on January 25th, 2015

Predators: The Ultimate Killing Machines/ documentary video. Predators, a series of six half-hour films, uses miniaturized cameras mounted on the hunters themselves to show the chase from their perspective. The series also uses action replays and computer animations, allowing it to analyze the tactics of predator and prey from every angle. It shows that both are often evenly matched, with no room on either side for the slightest mistake. One of the series producers, David Wallace, explained what his team had set out to do.

Explosive moment. "In a standard natural history series, we take the life cycle of an animal or a place and beam the viewer there. We give them something like binoculars so that they can see it in a very classical, real way. "What we're trying to do in Predators is to take a tiny moment in time, the moment when a predator detects, identifies, approaches and grabs its prey.

"We try to explode that very short moment and open it up so that the viewer can see what is going on. "These are really important moments for understanding how animals work. Their senses, their bodies, their behaviours are all designed for these moments." Hunters featured in the first film, The Ultimate Predators, include cheetahs, crocodiles, golden eagles, great white sharks and spiders.

Fatal heart attacks. The team dropped it into water from a height of 15 metres to simulate the real acceleration and impact of a dive. The series also reports on one species of spider (Amaurobius) whose young eat their own mother. It found that polar bears have the best sense of smell in the bear family, and can detect a seal 64 km away.

It takes four days for a dog whelk to eat a mussel, which in the last ten hours undergoes a series of fatal heart attacks. And it takes killer whales more than 30 years to perfect their skill in beaching themselves to catch sea lions. But David Wallace insists that Predators is not gruesome: "There's very little blood and gore in this. What we're really trying to do is celebrate the magnificence of the predator - and the prey." [174 mintues]

Watch the full documentary now - https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=0g1Bfdt2BKg&x-yt-cl=8...

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3 Comments

pasqualie: Blue you should watch the youtube videos

They have adapted and changed. They recorded orcas hunting systematically and killing and eating great whites off the coast of california. Was interesting to watch, the marine biologist was shocked to see them hunt and kill great white sharks, and they got it all on film.

I think they changing and adapting because of limited food, as well the great whites are competition for the seals.

bluesbaby5050: I ALWAYS watch them first.......

I just don't post all that I do watch at that time. I only post the interesting ones that I think will interest people. This web site reaches many people all over this planet, and not everyone is aware of certain events, such as with animal behaviors. And yes I do agree that some animals are changing right along with humans. It's either adapt with the higher vibrations, or leave because they can't/or with humans, because they won't. I do not post at random.

bluesbaby5050: By the way Pasq. I watch them on the site that I ........

Subscribe to, and not from Youtube. I use the Youtube channel to post them, as it is also provided, because it's easier for people to watch from, depending on where they are from. I keep a small list that I have watched, and when I have the time I post some that I checked off so as not to re-post them here. I sometimes watch them with my grandchildren when they visit, depending on the content within.

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