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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The odds of finding something interesting to film are good if you’re filming with multiple crews over span of years. And as with any film, the sequence the audience sees the scenes are not necessarily the sequence that the actors (animals) actually performed.

Since people are bad at distinguishing animals traits, the actors themselves don’t even have to be the same from scene to scene.

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