The Our Planet walrus episode has encouraged audiences to flock to social media and demand change, so here’s what it’s all about.
David Attenborough’s new documentary nature series reached Netflix on Friday, April 5th, 2019.
It’s brought to us by the same team responsible for the fantastic Blue Planet and Planet Earth.
This latest effort was filmed over four years and across fifty different countries. It also boasts a phenomenal soundtrack. Despite all the beauty on display, one moment painfully stands out.
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Our Planet: Walrus
You may have noticed recently that social media has been overrun with talk of Our Planet’s walrus episode.
It’s raised many a tear. Concerned and emotional audiences on Twitter are referring to a moment in which a walrus falls to its death from a great height.
The Pacific walruses are left confused and conflicted by the retreat of the ice. With poor eyesight, the creatures climb cliffs and fall to their deaths in an attempt to reach the surface.
What episode is it?
The Our Planet Walrus episode refers to episode 2.
It’s worth watching the whole episode. However, if you want to cut to the walrus segment then it’s worth skipping to roughly 44 minutes in.
The scene is filmed in the Russian Arctic.
Our Planet: Walrus reactions
The footage has left many emotionally devastated.
It’s now being highlighted as a symbol of climate change; of horror.
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— Will Burry (@willburry18) April 5, 2019
I'm watching #OurPlanet and I've decided, enough is enough, it's time to put David Attenborough in charge of the World.
— Tom Walker (@IamTomWalker) April 5, 2019
Literally full on sobbed to the walrus moment. This whole docu series is so heart breaking. #OurPlanet I wish as humans we can do more.
— ?▪ Jessica ▪ ? (@Fernevie) April 5, 2019
What it feels like watching OUR PLANET
Show: Look at this amazing creature, and the amazing surroundings planet earth has made.
Me: Omg it so beautiful.
Show: It will be gone in 20 years if we don't do something.
— David D. (@David99361372) April 5, 2019
Has it been controversial?
Our Planet showcases some very distressing content.
However, it’s presenting a desperate truth. This is what’s going on, and the crew are highlighting the importance of a range of environmental issues.
Attenborough’s series is a marvel and has attracted great acclaim. More importantly, it’s advocating reflection.
OUR PLANET IS NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX