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Life on the Reef 

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Over the course of a year, Life on the Reef follows those who live in one of the most extraordinary places on the planet, Australia's Great Barrier Reef - where man meets wild and Nature calls the shots.
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Paddy Caldwell Paddy Caldwell ...  Diving Instructor 3 episodes, 2015
Mark Read Mark Read ...  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Ranger 3 episodes, 2015
Rupert Reid ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2015
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Over the course of a year, Life on the Reef follows those who live in one of the most extraordinary places on the planet, Australia's Great Barrier Reef - where man meets wild and Nature calls the shots.

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The blue frontier - where man meets wild

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2015 (Australia) See more »

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Queensland, Australia

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ARTE, Northern Pictures See more »
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Exquisite Cinematography
7 March 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

I found this DVD at my local library, consisting of 3 episodes (each about 55-56 min. long) that, I believe at least one if not all 3 were shown on PBS television. The series focuses on the Great Barrier Reef, on the East Coast of Australia, nearly 1500 miles in length, making it the largest reef system in the world. The documentary series highlights the incredibly complex and interconnected ecosystem of the reef, from the smallest microorganisms to the 40 ton humpback whales, who migrate there each year form Antarctica.

If you're expecting to see spectacular and exquisite cinematography you won't be disappointed, as what's presented to the viewer is truly a marvel. The episodes try to illustrate how the Australian officials, local police and rescue teams, scientists, and concerned citizens try to keep a balance between commercial interests, tourists, and natural occurrences that can easily threaten this fragile ecosystem.

There are numerous contributors to this movie, but I'll single out director Nick Robinson who also shot some of the cinematography along with Jon Shaw and Luke Peterson. Also, the narration by Rupert Reid is most engaging.

All in all, I found this film to be most fascinating and informative, and I was amazed to see things I had never known existed.


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