Sir David Attenborough is set to explore the Great Barrier Reef in a new BBC One series. The broadcaster and naturalist has previously filmed in Queensland, Australia for the BBC program Zoo Quest in 1957. The majority of his new series will be filmed underwater, and the program will be using some pioneering camera technology to enhance the unearthing of the history of the bio-diverse landmark.
When speaking to Radio Times about the documentary, Attenborough said, “people say to me, ‘What was the most magical thing you ever saw in your life?’ And I always say without a word of exaggeration, ‘The first time I was lucky enough to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef. As I entered the water I remember suddenly seeing these amazing multi-coloured species living in communities… just astounding and unforgettable beauty. So I’m very excited to be returning to the Reef with all the latest technology and science to see one of the most important places on the planet in a whole new way“.