Earthflight and Crane Song

News Release Date: 
August 22, 2013

What would it be like to see the world from a bird’s perspective, or to experience riding on the backs of bald eagles and snow geese or flying alongside a flock of brown pelicans as they scan and dive for fish in the ocean below?

State-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques make it possible to do just that and more as “Earthflight,” a “Nature” special presentation, takes NET Television viewers on a breathtaking aerial adventure over six continents. Witness some of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles, struggles, migrations, and stunning landscapes from a bird’s-eye view when “Earthflight” airs for six consecutive Wednesdays at 7 p.m. CT on NET1 and NET-HD, beginning Sept. 4.

Whether retracing the North American flight paths taken by thousands of migrating wild snow geese traveling to their Arctic breeding grounds or witnessing, for the first time, the aerobatics of devil rays as they somersault and splash back into the sea, the series’ goal is to show the world on the wings of birds.

In the Sept. 4 premiere episode, “North America,” snow geese are seen in Nebraska as well as other locales across the county, with the program also tracking the activities of pelicans and bald eagles. 

Following at 8 p.m. CT on Sept. 4, is an encore broadcast of NET Television’s “Crane Song,” a stunning visual essay of the Sandhill cranes’ migration through Nebraska, weaving together striking images and majestic sounds of the birds’ journey with the stories and insights of the individuals who observe these creatures, as well as landowners endeavoring to ensure a habitat that is welcoming to the cranes.

Future episodes of “Earthflight” will examine bird species in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. 

NET1 and NET-HD are part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete program schedule, visit NET’s website (netnebraska.org/television).

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RELEASE WRITTEN BY:  Larry L. Kubert, 402-472-9333, ext. 389, or e-mail at lkubert@netNebraska.org