Documentary review: ‘Galápagos: the Islands that Changed the World’

Totally awesome three-part series about some rather special islands.

GalapagosWhen Galápagos was first shown on television in 2006, I sat staring at the screen open-mouthed. It is one of the most visually stunning documentaries I have ever seen. Three hours of amazing photography, marvellously narrated by Tilda Swinton. If you haven't seen the series yet, you're in for one hell of a treat. This is the Galápagos up close and personal.

Most of the documentary is about the wonderful wildlife of the Galápagos archipelago, but a young Charles Darwin makes several appearances. The actor they chose is perfect for the part, and his wardrobe is utterly convincing.

What are you waiting for? Go any buy this DVD immediately. There is also an accompanying book.

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletter
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