Planet Earth returned to the BBC in grand fashion last Sunday, bringing the beauty and madness of this wondrous natural world into the homes of millions of UK viewers. Now, to give the rest of the world a taste of things to come, the BBC is releasing behind the scenes footage using spherical video.
In advance of this tonight’s episode, “Mountains”, BBC released 360 video of how they captured one of the world’s most elusive big cats, the snow leopard, on film. The resulting footage goes from innocuous to highly NSFW very rapidly.
360 video hasn’t managed to find much of a foothold in the mainstream yet, but short immersive experiences like these offer a glimpse into what the future of the format holds.