Discovery World Sends Viewers Soaring When WINGED PLANET Premieres October 12

— September 10, 2013

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TORONTO (September 10, 2013) WINGED PLANET, a two-hour special premiering at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT Saturday, October 12 on Discovery World, comes from the award-winning filmmaker John Downer (POLAR BEARS: SPY ON THE ICE). Downer is internationally recognized for transforming wildlife filmmaking by pioneering the use of spy cameras to capture nature’s most intimate moments. In his latest project, Downer developed a new team of Spycams to offer viewers a jaw-dropping picture of the world from an entirely different perspective.

The world is seen from the eyes of our feathered friends when WINGED PLANET premieres Saturday, October 12 on Discovery World

Spycams allow viewers a moving three-dimensional view as they ride on the backs of spectacular eagles, cranes, pelicans, snow geese, and countless other birds while they soar above some of the most awe-inspiring parts of America, Africa, and Europe. WINGED PLANET takes viewers on the flight of a lifetime, as they follow these remarkable creatures that use the landscapes below them to navigate, search for food, roost, and migrate.


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