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Flying Monsters (National Geographic HD Documentary)

For thousands of years, humans have believed that there were once flying monsters. Such creatures became mythologized, with stories about them shared around the world. But could they have really existed? About 220 million years ago dinosaurs were on the rise to dominating the Earth. But another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap—control of the skies. They were the pterosaurs—after insects, the first animals ever to fly. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction. In Flying Monsters 3D, Sir David Attenborough, the world’s leading naturalist, sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs. State-of-the-art, 3-D CGI (by creators whose credits include Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Avatar) re-creates these spectacular creatures and takes us into their world. Attenborough works with scientists and engineers to understand the incredible story of their evolution. It’s a story told through a series of stunning environments, including Big Bend National Park in Texas, Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, and China’s remote Liaoning Province. In many ways the story of the pterosaur is the story of every creature that has ever flown.

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