It isn't every day that you get to watch the ocean come alive. But Blue Planet II is a BBC Earth documentary that takes you on an unexpected journey. Narrated and presented by Sir David Attenborough, the legendary naturalist, the film is everything you didn't know you were missing out on.
When I first stepped into the theatre, I wasn't sure of what to expect. Halfheartedly hoping for something interesting, I was munching on popcorn before the film began. But what followed was a crusade of knowledge and a visual treat. I was awestruck by his enchanting voice and the mesmerizing background score composed by Hans Zimmer. It not only covers the deep unchartered depths of Antarctica but also informs you of what the human world has done to the north pole with the melting ice caps.
While the first installment in 2001, Blue Planet received a phenomenal response, it's sequel promises so much more. It took about 4 years to film, consisting of 125 expeditions across 39 countries and produced more than 6,000 hours of dive footage from over an estimated 4000 underwater dives.
A visual treat for every water baby like me, if you still aren't convinced about this spectacular film, google barreleye fish and imagine 20-minute footage of just that creature.