Three key se­quences

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Earth From Space - Chloë Sarosh chooses her favourite mo­ments from the se­ries.

A hur­ri­cane and a mouse

Beach mice in the dune sys­tems of Florida’s Alabama Point have been dec­i­mated by hur­ri­canes sev­eral times. The team set out to film the species, but didn’t an­tic­i­pate the ar­rival of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey, the largest storm since Ka­t­rina in 2005. It was a tense time for all in­volved – via satel­lite, they watched the storm form and head to­wards land. In the event, mice (and crew) missed the worst of the ex­treme weather.

New for­est, new hope

It is im­pos­si­ble to ig­nore the dev­as­tat­ing im­pact hu­mans are hav­ing on Earth’s trop­i­cal forests but, in Tan­za­nia, there’s a story of hope. Guided by satel­lite im­agery, the Jane Goodall In­sti­tute and a lo­cal com­mu­nity have re­gen­er­ated an area of for­est large enough to be seen from space. Not only has it sta­bilised the land against land­slides and flood­ing, but it has also given chim­panzees in a neigh­bour­ing re­serve a more se­cure fu­ture.

Great­est light show on Earth

Auro­ras are fa­mous for be­ing some of the most dra­matic nat­u­ral spec­ta­cles on our planet, but seen from space they are truly ex­tra­or­di­nary. The sheer scale of the light dis­plays, their colours rang­ing from greens to reds and pur­ples, is sim­ply cap­ti­vat­ing. When the pro­duc­tion team saw footage taken from the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion for the first time, it was a real hair-on-end mo­ment.

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