Filming of nature documentaries is one of the most challenging jobs. The crew has to face adverse natural conditions along with capturing the natural behaviour of the subjects they are shooting. There is one rule among the crew members though, not to interfere with the animals. But David Attenborough's team of TV show Dynasties for BBC Earth is winning all the praises on the internet since they chose to intervene and rescue a group of penguins falling in a ravine. Here's How Penguins Give Humans Ultimate Relationship Goals! Watch This Romantic Video.
Behind the scenes, footage was broadcast after an emotional second episode featuring the penguins in Antarctica. It depicted the difficulties the crew members had to face when while they were shooting in the extremely low temperatures. In the episode they showed a struggle of a group of penguins in the Atka Bay, surviving or rather their struggle to survive in the extreme weathers. While shooting for over a year in -60 C temperatures, the crew spotted a group of mother penguins and their chicks separated from the colony as they fell in a ravine. Move Over 'Employee of The Month,' This Aquarium Has 'Naughty Penguin' of The Month to Attract Visitors.
— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 18, 2018
The cameraman shot the gruelling footage which showed the mother penguins struggling to pick up their chicks from a slope. The helpless mothers even made a tough choice of leaving their babies and going away. The crew decided to step in to help. They made a ramp structure to help the remaining babies make it up to the top. Their actions have garnered al the love and praise on social media.
Dynasties amazing. The crew saving the penguins will go down as a special moment in wildlife filming.
— Pete Wishart (@PeteWishart) November 18, 2018
Three cheers to the @BBCEarth camera crew for digging a little ramp to save those penguins and their babies...! Remarkable work all round, but extra thanks for giving nature a tiny helping hand. We need to give nature all the helping hands we can. #Dynasties #BBC
— Dominic Jermey (@DomJermey) November 18, 2018
People after watching the episode...
— Becki Hall (@bex1225) November 18, 2018
I’m so glad the crew made that path. It wasn’t altering the food chain, just giving the penguins a chance to survive against the elements. #Dynasties
— Jamie Fox (@jamiefox1) November 18, 2018
Talking about the crew's decision to help the penguins Director Will Lawson told the Times, "You can only react to the facts in front of you. We knew we were the only other animal there. There was no animal benefiting from the demise of these penguins. It was only going to end one way." It is indeed heartwarming to see the crew braving the tough weathers and also helping in whatever way they could to rescue all the penguins to safety.