A new BBC Two documentary series narrated by Sam Neill has begun, examining the wildlife of New Zealand, which has been left to its own devices for 80 million years.
The opening edition features the antipodean island chain's weirdest and most ancient species, including dinosaur-like reptiles, insects that have become giants and flightless birds that behave like badgers, while the people who settled developed their own unique culture, and all must battle the natural forces that shape the islands.
-- oea®tho (@geographyquotes) July 19, 2016
-- Charlie (@charlie_strange) July 19, 2016
The beauty of the country captured on camera inspired a lot of people to pack up their belongings and head down under.
-- Singapom (@Singapom) July 19, 2016
-- Nick Shelley (@saintsman5) July 19, 2016
-- Will (@GodlyElf) July 19, 2016
I don't think I could be any more in love with #NewZealand
-- Sophie M ? (@BellaBaciami) July 19, 2016
-- Lisa Loughlin (@lisaloughlin1) July 19, 2016
See ya later Britain! We're off!