This is a short compliation with some of the best shots from all Little Big World episodes that were released in 2021. Pandemic-wise there are mostly episodes from Europe except for the Los Angeles film, which was shot pre-pandemic.
Chapters 00:00 Ore Mountains, Germany 00:21 Hallstatt, Austria 00:31 Moldova 00:47 Venice, Italy 01:02 Danube Delta Romania 01:10 Romania 01:33 Sofia, Bulgaria 01:45 Los Angeles, USA 01:55 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
A wintry view of the high desert of northern Nevada. Videographer: Derek Reich.
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture
Dorsoduro is Venice’s university district and the streets around the Campo Santa Margherita are filled with unpretentious eateries, indie shops and vintage fashion boutiques. After dark, informal bars draw a young local crowd. Important cultural destinations here include the Gallerie dell’Accademia, for classic Venetian masterpieces, and the waterside Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which houses modern works.
Timeline: 0:00:00 – Intro 0:01:09 – FONDAMENTA ZATTERE AL PONTE LONGO 0:06:58 – SOTOPORTEGO FIORAVANTE 0:07:47 – PONTE DE LA SCOAZZERA 0:08:33 – CAMPO S. TROVASO 0:09:04 – FONDAMENTA BONLINI 0:09:53 – PONTE S. TROVASO 0:10:27 – FONDAMENTA NANI 0:13:26 – FONDAMENTA ZATTERE AI GESUATI 0:18:48 – FONDAMENTA BRAGADIN 0:20:58 – CAMPO SAN VIO 0:21:50 – CALLE NUOVO SANT’AGNESE 0:23:33 – PONTE DELL’ACCADEMIA 0:26:06 – CAMPIELLO S. VIDAL
A wildlife photographer travels to India intent on documenting the rarest stork on earth but soon discovers a conservation hero and her inspiring efforts to rally a community to save it.
The Greater Adjutant is a large scavenging stork that was once widely distributed across India and Southeast Asia but is now confined to a last stronghold in Assam, India, with small populations persisting in Cambodia’s northern plains region. The species is classified as Endangered by the IUCN with a rapidly declining population of around 1,200 individuals. The key threats to the species are direct human persecution, particularly at nesting colonies, habitat destruction, including felling of nest-trees, and drainage, conversion, pollution and degradation of wetlands. Historically, adjutants bred during the dry season, taking advantage of abundant prey steadily trapped by receding water levels, and scavenging the remains of now extirpated megafauna. Today, the last adjutants survive alongside humans, congregating at garbage dumps and nesting colonially in rural villages. The majority world’s remain population lives around the city of Guwahati and relies on a single garbage dump for food and nearby villages for nesting. As the adjutant’s nesting colonies occur outside of state protected areas in Assam, community conservation initiatives are the only hope for saving the bird from extinction. Through the efforts of a remarkable conservation leader, Dr. Purnima Devi Barman, and the movement she has inspired, the birds are now protected, celebrated, and increasing their numbers locally. Despite this success and the momentum to conserve the species, the Greater Adjutant’s existence remains precarious.
Mystic is a village and census-designated place in Groton and Stonington, Connecticut, United States. Historically, Mystic was a significant Connecticut seaport with more than 600 ships built over 135 years starting in 1784.