The British production company BBC London recently gathered spectacular images of extraordinary flora from the middle of the desert at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve in the making of a documentary, which will be shared with the world. The production team spent over 10 days in February capturing the splendor of plants and flowers that paint the arid zones of the Desert of Altar, known for the tremendous biodiversity of its flora and fauna. The documentary, which will be part of the BBC program “Green Planet”, is conducted by renowned documentarian and principal BBC London voice David Attenborough. The piece illustrates the process from germination to extinction of flora that form part of the natural resources of the Pinacate, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The production team spent years planning this visit, precisely for when the colorful flora would bloom in the middle of the desert during winter. On this occasion, the production team was accompanied by scientists from the University of Arizona.
Japanese video documentarians also spent time this past month filming in the area of the Pinacate, using a small plane to capture scenes for a UNESCO documentary. This project encompassed diverse subjects from craters to flora, fauna, landscape, and dunes under a more general scope. All production work was done under guidance of staff from the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve to ensure documentary work was done under the environmental protection norms of this national reserve.