How do series like Planet Earth capture footage of things like the inside of ant hills, or sharks feeding off of a dead whale?

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Partially I’m wondering the physical aspect of how they fit in these places or get close enough to dangerous situations to film them; and partially I’m wondering how they seem to be in the right place at the right time to catch things like a dead whale sinking down into the ocean?

What are the odds they’d be there to capture that and how much time do they spend waiting for these types of things?

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Not an ELI5 answer but you might be interested in reading this [ama](https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/aqityx/i_am_lindsay_mccrae_a_cameraman_who_spent_11/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app).

By a guy that lived in Antarctica filming emperor penguins for 11 months for a BBC show.

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