BBC’s new work “The Mating Game” was launched on October 4th

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BBC’s new work “The Mating Game” was launched on October 4th. It has a shooting time of over 9,000 hours and captures 83 courtship strategies in nature.

The new BBC work “The Mating Game”, created by the original crew of the BBC Planet series classic “A Perfect Planet” and known as the “Father of World Nature Documentaries”, will be released on October 4th. Beep.

The film crew spanned 22 countries and regions on six continents, and the shooting time exceeded 9,000 hours.

BBC’s new work "The Mating Game" was launched on October 4th

“The Mating Game” successfully captured 83 incredible courtship strategies in the natural world, as well as 1,556 courtship performances and 367 fights triggered by spouse competition.

“The Mating Game” has 5 episodes, each 60 minutes, it is a landmark documentary.

The theme explored in this film is the ultimate pursuit of nature-courtship.

Each episode of “The Mating Game” shows the courtship behavior of animals living in grasslands, oceans, jungles and freshwater.

On the open grassland, courtship strategies will be displayed in full view.

The ocean is the origin of life and the first place where courtship games appeared.

How to find a mate in the vast and sparse habitat has become the biggest challenge faced by marine life.

In a crowded jungle, the most important thing is how to stand out from the crowd.

The short period of fresh water abundance can often trigger spectacular courtship rituals, leading to fierce conflicts.

“The Mating Game” truly records the courtship strategies that show the animals’ high IQ and EQ. They fight, chase, dance, and even cheat and shame.

BBC’s new work "The Mating Game" was launched on October 4th

David Attenborough described the courtship game in the film as “dramatic and sometimes funny”.

Some animals use more cunning methods, and new ideas can be seen everywhere.

Philomachus pugnax will deceive competitors through cross-dressing, sneaking close to the beloved female.

Male nursery-web spiders will disguise worthless things as precious gifts to deceive female nursery-web spiders.

When asked about the original intention of making this documentary.

David Attenborough said: “I hope these precious images will make the audience realize that the diversity of nature has exceeded human imagination, what dominates the animal world, and what dominates the behavior of animals. Darwin firmly believes in the most sensitive. Creatures are happy because of pure beauty. No matter how we define this emotion, we want to share it with the audience.”

BBC’s new work "The Mating Game" was launched on October 4th

Andrenidae is a solitary creature, living underground for most of its life.

Only at the time of mating, they will come out in groups to find a mate.

In order to film the story of Andrenidae appearing and mating in the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Arizona, the film crew endured the long and hot day in the desert and waited for Andrenidae to appear.

In the end, the professional slow-motion camera not only captured the various stages of Andrenidae’s reproductive behavior, but also captured the magical, interesting and extremely gentle courtship behavior: the song of friendship.

BBC’s new work "The Mating Game" was launched on October 4th

All animals are driven by reproductive needs, but the cruelty of nature makes the hope of successful courtship of some animals very slim.

The last episode of “The Mating Game” tells about the creatures that have managed to overcome huge obstacles and survived: male Lophiiformes will merge with female Lophiiformes and live and die together.

The Phoebastria immutabilis will stay together for life.

Courtship in Meleagris gallopavo, Texas, turned into teamwork.

In order to get a chance to mate, Magicicada did not hesitate to hide underground for 17 years, burrowing out of the ground in groups to resist predators, thus ensuring the chance of survival of offspring.

Humans’ excessive deforestation and environmental changes have led to a large number of deaths due to insufficient breeding grounds for animals.

BBC’s new work "The Mating Game" was launched on October 4th

But hope still exists.

Extraordinary scientific breakthroughs provide solutions to help other species reproduce.

The film crew made a special trip to Sichuan to photograph the giant panda, which was previously listed as an endangered animal, proving that humans can also have a positive impact on the reproduction of other species.

The film uses 8K shooting technology, and the crew spent a lot of time and energy preparing more complete shooting equipment and more detailed shooting plans for different subjects.

BBC’s new work "The Mating Game" was launched on October 4th

The underwater camera for shooting Megaptera novaeangliae is equipped with a gyroscope and can be fixed on the side of the hull to ensure that the film crew successfully captures the precious images of Megaptera novaeangliae mating during the “courtship competition”.

This “courtship battle” was shocking but extremely gentle.

A remote, automatically triggered camera is arranged at the courtship site of Great Argus, allowing long-term hidden shooting.

This is also the first time that humans have successfully photographed such a sophisticated courtship behavior of Great Argus.

Many scenes in “The Mating Game” were captured by humans for the first time, and have important scientific research value.

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