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Secretary Birds of Africa | Nature
 
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The Secretary Bird, or Sagittarius serpentarius, is an outlandish bird that lives in the Shaba Reserve of northern Kenya. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Despite their appearance, these are birds of prey and they are very specialized hunters. Rain is scarce in Shaba, but when it does come the savannah is quickly transformed. What was yellow turns green and there is much to be done. The first thing is to gather building materials for a new home. These elegant birds will gather sticks to build their nests…While they do work together, gathering materials is primarily the male’s responsibility. He collects them and carries them over… and she very lovingly arranges them. It’s mating season, and time to turn on the charm. Soaring high in undulating flight, the male and the female capture each other’s hearts. They build an enormous nest high in an Acacia tree. Anyone can see how they go about this, but they are more reserved about doing their thing. No one has ever seen them in the act of mating. What we do know is that the female lays no more than three eggs and if all three of them hatch it will be a big family of secretaries. And if they’re going to raise healthy offspring they will need nourishment. Hunting insects together is a pleasant activity for the couple, but as birds of prey they won’t pass up a small feline or careless rodent that crosses their path. This plumed glider knows very well what he is looking for. The savannah is a virtual supermarket. Peck on, and don’t forget to do your exercises... There’s room for everyone. The kite is a “cousin” of the secretary bird, a small but muscular relative who needs no invitation to sit himself down at the table. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs CULTURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/CultureDocs FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
GoPro: Botafumeiro - Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
 
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The Botafumeiro is one of the most characteristic elements of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ EXPRESS DOCUMENTARIES http://pdoc.es/ExpressPL The first reference to the botafumeiro appears in a marginal note of the Codex Calixtinus, written precisely in the dawn of the XV century. It links it to the grand solemnities celebrated in the interior of the basilica. The botafumeiro is filled with incense and coal and is set in motion by driving a few men who swing it through a pulley system. This runs around the cathedral spreading smoke from the burning purifying and perfuming the interior of the basilica. The censer is used on special dates during the liturgy such as Easter Sunday, Christmas, Pentecost ... With this video we made all the way through the cathedral through a GoPro camera on the top of the botafumeiro, accompanied by a great music that accompanies the movement of large censer. ▶SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶EXPRESS DOCUMENTARIES http://pdoc.es/ExpressPL ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Fiddler Crab. Land of Dragons | Nature - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary “Land of Dragons” | http://bit.ly/LDragons The fiddler crab is another species that live in the archipelago. It’s name comes from it’s enormous claws, almost equal in size as the rest of its body. This outsized claw serves two basic functions: to mark his territory, and attract the females. To do this, the males displays it, with energetic movements. The mud of the mangrove swamps is a source of food. To extract the nutritious substances it contains, the crab scoops it up with its claws, and transfers it to a special organ opposite its mouth. The male can only use one of his claws. The other is so big that it is useless for collecting mud. The females don’t have this problem. The mangrove forest is home to a number of species of fiddler crabs, but the females have no problem identifying potential mates. Each species is of a different colour, and performs a different courting dance, which is just as well with so many suitors together. The enormous number of crabs limits the size of their territories, and increases competition. With so many suitors together, it is not long before a fight breaks out. During the mating season, these fierce clashes will be often repeated among all the species of crabs that live in the mangrove forest. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Tarahumara Indians. Mexico | Tribes - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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In northwest Mexico, the Tarahumara Indians, have lived for centuries. They are a very hospitable tribe. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Raramuri means “those with light feet”. They have always liked to run, and they still do; that’s why the men play rarajipo. To play this game they kick a small ball with the top of their feet as they run along a course. They kick a ball called the komakali forcefully with the tops of their feet. Each team supports its favourite player. They follow him throughout the race, providing water, food and encouragement. The teams bet, and the winner is whoever makes it to the finish line, which may be 60 to 120 miles from the start, but that’s no big deal for these Indians with light feet… Their ancestors came across the Bering Strait from Asia. The family is very important to them because it’s the basic social unit that they depend on for their well-being, such as it is. They are strong people, accustomed to live with very little, and they value people more than things. The most experienced man in the village is the siríame, or chief. He is elected in a way that can’t be rigged, by the public raising of hands. Every Sunday he gives a public talk and the people come to him to solve community problems. Like their ancestors, they grow corn. They have few resources but they do have their own philosophy: They entrust their children with responsibilities from a very early age; they never scold them and they teach them to make decisions for themselves. They have corn and a few animals. Scarcity leads to illness, but despite his appearance this boy is being treated, says the village doctor, an affable man named Cherokee. The Raramuri marry very young, from the age of sixteen. The women call all their children by the same name: Dánala. ▶ SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶ FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶ TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes ▶ FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶ TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶ TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Mud Houses Batammariba | Tribes - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes Batammariba are a tribe also known as somba (means naked people). They live in Benin, Africa and they build their own mud houses. This houses are called tata. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Angkor Wat. The Macro-City of Cambodia | History Documentary
 
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A documentary about angkor wat, the macro-city of cambodia, an ancient temple visited every day by million of tourist anxious to meet about its history. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ EXPRESS DOCUMENTARIES http://pdoc.es/ExpressPL One of the most visited monuments of Cambodia, whose enigmatic history has been forgotten.  Its inhabitants abandoned this sacred place overnight. Angkor Wat was a Hindu temple and part of a huge temple complex belonging to the holy city of Angkor, capital of the Khmer empire. This kingdom was born in the ninth century and prospered for over 600 years. It grew in size and its population multiplied at great speed, until suddenly, a city that had grown to almost a million inhabitants, was abandoned. Eventually, it was swallowed up by the dense jungle. Similar in size to metropolitan New York, Angkor is today a set of ruins that is of great interest to historians. The splendour of the Khmer empire was based on water. The plain of Angkor flooded with the monsoons, and a vast network of reservoirs and canals, over 1,000 kilometers in total, was constructed to supply the rice fields and fill reservoirs. But in order to create this macro-city, thousands of trees were cut down, which led to its ruin: without trees, the rain-cycle broke down, the rains devastated crops, and the canals collapsed. Finally, fleeing was the only solution for inhabitants desperate to survive at all costs. ▶SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶EXPRESS DOCUMENTARIES http://pdoc.es/ExpressPL ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Mudskipper. Land of Dragons | Nature - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary “Land of Dragons” | http://bit.ly/LDragons The mudskipper is one of the few species of fish in the world capable of living out of the water. This amazing ability means it can feed on the tiny algae, crustaceans and worms which live among the mangroves. And it comes out of the water not just to get food. Courtship also takes place on land. The male shows off his dorsal fin to the females. As they don’t have legs, the mudskippers use their pectoral fins to propel themselves along. To breathe, they use a system similar to the crabs: they retain water in their gills. When they ingest food, they have to expel this water, so the mudskippers constantly need to replenish their reserves. This also keeps their skin wet, this is very important, because that is another way in which they absorb oxygen. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Sparrowhawk Documentary
 
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The sparrowhawk launches breathtaking attacks, catching its victims by surprise. Small forest birds are forever nervous: they know that lurking among the forest thickets there is an enemy that takes no prisoners. This young sparrowhawk was expelled from its parents’ territory in early autumn. During its first winter, it will travel considerable distances in search of areas of the forest with sufficient hunting; there it will put into practice techniques it learned from its parents. Perched silently on the branches that offer the greatest visibility, this forest pirate strategically searches for the right victim. Lack of experience means its success rate is not yet very high, and it fails often. Many sparrowhawks do not survive their first winter: weakened by long and fruitless pursuits they become easy prey for other predators. So this young hawk cannot afford the slightest error. It crosses the clearing low and fast, pouncing on its prey of choice which has no chance to react. After a lightning attack, the wary hawk kills his victim quickly to avoid drawing attention to itself; its trophy is then taken to its habitual feeding station.
Burrowing Owls | Wild Animals - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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We are on the vast plains of Venezuela. Burrowing owls are fond of lizards, rats and frogs, but they’ll hunt just about anything as long as it's not too big. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! WILD ANIMALS DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlWildAnimals The job of the male owl is to break the rat’s neck then the female will divide it into pieces and prepare the family meal. The baby is impatient or very hungry and grabs the rat to carry him to his cool burrow. Something’s moving in the distance. It’s a red-footed tortoise. These two small owls seem worried. The tortoise is completely harmless, but they must not know that. The mother owl has a baby who’s never seen an animal remotely like this before. This owl is indignant that the strange creature, whatever it is, is headed toward his nest. Unconcerned, the tortoise continues walking toward the security of the forest. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs WILD ANIMALS DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlWildAnimals FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Tikal. Mayan City | History - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! HISTORY DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlHistory Tikal was the sacred city of the Mayan and means "city of language" These ruins are for a civilization that disappeared as such back in the tenth century. His jungle is crazy sounds, jungle birds, the sound of water and the screams of monkeys. Tikal never really disappeared, but no scientist knew of its existence until 1848. When a small airport was built in the middle of the jungle in 1951, experts began arriving ... At first it was just a place of pilgrimage ... but ended up being a city of sixty square kilometers. UNESCO declared World Heritage Site. Despite being already a tourist attraction, there are still undiscovered ruins here ... SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs HISTORY DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlHistory FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Indonesia. Floating Houses | Tribes & Ethnic Groups
 
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At dusk, the boats that have been out hunting come together again. These apparently fragile floating houses are made of wood from the Api tree, and are incredibly resistant, able to withstand an entire lifetime on the sea. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ Documentary. "Indonesia.The Ghosts of Sulawesi" http://pdoc.es/SulawesiPL There is virtually no space in which to move, so much so that the people have stunted legs. The kitchen is in the stern, in the middle the bedrooms and the larder, and in the prow the living room. Though it would seem impossible, an entire family of five members can live on a single boat. They may have very little living space, but the world that surrounds them is in constant change and movement, is open and free. When a child comes into the world, its father throws it into the water to initiate it into this marine environment. At four years old, the child already knows how to manoeuvre the leppa, and by the time they are seven they know all the fishing techniques. They live in such close contact with the sea that when they are born they are given names that describe the surroundings at the time of their birth. Here we find names such as ‘bird alighting on a palm trees that has fallen into the water’, ‘three black clouds in the sky’; or ‘eastern storm with strong winds’. The day is coming to an end in the calm waters of the gulf of Tomini , it is time for the Bajau to take their boats alongside the mangrove swamps, where they will be protected. These nomads of the sea, like the immense majority of traditional communities on this earth, are facing immense, profound changes. Little by little, they are disappearing in silence, and with them centuries of wisdom, forged and practiced over time. There is a Bajau saying that reads: “ We conserve only what we love, we love only what we understand, and we understand only what we have been taught.” ▶ SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶ FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶ TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes ▶ FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶ TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶ TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Didgeridoo. The Men of Fifth World | Tribes - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary "The Men of the Fifth World" | http://bit.ly/PlMen5World The Men of the Fifth World is a documentary that shows us the history, culture and traditions of the Australian aborigines, primitive tribes who inhabit these lands. The old Garimala Yakar, tells firsthand how their world is accompanied by the sound of the didgeridoo, the beat of their tradition, which keeps them together and attached to the land: "The didgeridoo It's our sacred instrument. The men who know how to play it are very important in our culture. With the didgeridoo they communicate our wishes to the spirits. And they call on them to come to our aid when tragedy befalls us. This sacred instrument brings us closer to the world of our ancestors. It is difficult to play, because you have to blow constantly, using the technique of circular breathing. The didgeridoos are made by the ants. Our land, here in northern Australia, is the kingdom of the ants. There are hundreds of thousands of termite hills of many different forms. They build their termite hills from soil and clay mixed with their own saliva and excrement. To collect the didgeridoos, the men go into the forest and when they find a trunk of the right length and thickness, they cut the piece that the will be the didgeridoo". SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Aboriginal Art. The Men of Fifth World | Tribes - Planet Doc Full Documentary
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary "The Men of the Fifth World" | http://bit.ly/PlMen5World The Men of the Fifth World is a documentary that shows us the history, culture and traditions of the Australian aborigines, primitive tribes who inhabit these lands. The old Garimala Yakar, tells firsthand how their world is accompanied by the sound of the didgeridoo, the beat of their tradition, which keeps them together and attached to the land: “My people have always felt the need to express themselves through painting, now and since the beginning of time. Our sacred rocks are covered with these painting which tell of the Dreamtime. There, we can see representations of the creator god Baiame in all his forms, and what the world of our ancestors was like, thousands of years ago. Our art, now called aboriginal art by the white man’s tourist industry, is born from the dreams of each artist and the intense colours we see in our land. Through painting, the past and the present come together, and men have contact with the world beyond. Dots, circles, crosses and spirals symbolise places or paths in the dream. They are a kind of religious map. Almost always, the artist makes reference to especially important moments in our history. Now, our art is exported all around the world.” SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Aboriginal Women. The Men of Fifth World | Tribes - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary "The Men of the Fifth World" | http://bit.ly/PlMen5World The Men of the Fifth World is a documentary that shows us the history, culture and traditions of the Australian aborigines, primitive tribes who inhabit these lands. The old Garimala Yakar, tells firsthand how their world is accompanied by the sound of the didgeridoo, the beat of their tradition, which keeps them together and attached to the land: "Our people were nomads, always moving from one place to another, carrying their few belongings with them. That is why we know the forest so well. In the forest, we know how to get everything we need. The men have always hunted and fished, while our women are expert gatherers. They know where to find edible fruits and roots, and how to get honey. In the high branches of the trees, the bees take advantage of the holes made by the termites to construct their honeycombs. The honey is inside capsules of wax, which means large pieces can be collected without spilling it. The women have always worked in the forest, carrying out these tasks. No one knows nature like they do. Their work is very dangerous. They often come across the king brown, one of the most poisonous snakes in the world, its bite is always fatal." SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Mongolia. Tsaatan Nomads | Tribes - Planet Doc
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes The Tsaatan live in Mongolia, they are a small and little-known tribe whose name means “the people of the reindeer”. They are nomadic, and their life is very hard. They depend entirely on the reindeer for their survival. They milk the reindeer twice a day and make butter, cheese and yogurt. But they don’t consume just dairy products. They also eat meat and wild fruit. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Falcon | Deadly Hunter
 
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The peregrine falcon is deadly hunter. It usually attacks from a great height, diving vertically at vertiginous speeds. The falcon is the fastest animal on planet Earth. In dizzying chases that exceed 300km/h the falcon literally sweeps its prey out of the skies. Nothing goes unnoticed by the extraordinary eyesight of this “heavenly peregrine”, which takes full advantage of any open space. Birds on the wing become the object of its well-planned aerial ambushes. But on this occasion, it has detected a target on its perch, so flies low and out of view, picking up speed without betraying its presence until as close as possible. With a cruising speed of over 100km/h, any victim that senses danger and tries to escape will do so too late: a final sprint, and the pigeon is taken with no resistance. Thumbnail: ramon castellanos - halcón peregrino (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0),(https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuercas/) , Flickr
Golden Eagle | HD Documentary
 
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▶ Subscribe to our HD documentary channel! The golden eagle has a wingspan of almost two and a half meters. It hides its presence by hugging the mountain slopes, hoping to catch its prey off-guard. This unrivalled predator feeds on a wide range of prey, including many species of birds and reptiles, but mostly it prefers mammals such as rabbits, hares and groundhogs; it will even hunt foxes, boars and deer. The domains of this majestic bird of prey range from the highest peaks to the deepest valleys, and cover a hunting territory of up 100 square km. The domains of this majestic bird of prey range from the highest peaks to the deepest valleys, and cover a hunting territory of up 100 square km. It hunts at low altitude, sticking close to the mountainside with its languid flight, then diving suddenly onto potential prey. In the mountains during the spring, young groundhog pups are a vital food source for its own brood. But groundhogs are extremely cautious animals, and work together to stay on watch:a system of call signals warns of any danger. Hidden between the slopes, the eagle evades the vigilant eyes of its unsuspecting victim. This incautious groundhog can do nothing when confronted with the king of the skies.
Aboriginal Dance. The Men of the Fifth World | Tribes - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary "The Men of the Fifth World" | http://bit.ly/PlMen5World The Men of the Fifth World is a documentary that shows us the history, culture and traditions of the Australian aborigines, primitive tribes who inhabit these lands. The old Garimala Yakar, tells firsthand how their world is accompanied by the sound of the didgeridoo, the beat of their tradition, which keeps them together and attached to the land: "We share our land with all types of animals, some of them as dangerous as the sea crocodile, a sacred animal for us, even though it is capable of devouring a man in an instant. There are also dangerous poisonous snakes, and others like the olive python that kill their prey by strangling them. The kangaroo is the most characteristic animal of my country. I know over fifty different types, some of them over two metres high. They are beautiful and unique. When we get together to dance around the fire, we sing the dreams of the animals, the stories of how they were created. Those that dance and sing paint their faces and bodies with kaolin, to look like the spirits which, according to our beliefs, are of a grey colour. The dance of the women is slower and more measured. They are normally in a state of trance, possessed by the spirits of the forest which protect them". SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago). Compostela | Documentary Part 1
 
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The Way of St James (Camino de Santiago) is the perfect mix of touristic-sports adventure and religious sentiment. This documentary shows all of the story from the origins until today. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ Documentary "Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago)" http://pdoc.es/WayStJamesPL The discovery of the sepulcher of the Apostle Santiago, in the first third of the IX century, compelled many Christians to make pilgrimages to Compostela to worship his relics. This required the construction of a church. This building, besides guarding and honoring the relics of the Apostle and his disciples Teodoro and Atanasio, had to take in a greater number of pilgrims coming from the Peninsular kingdoms, as well as from the rest of Europe. The purpose of its builders was not only to construct the most perfect church dedicated to the cult of the pilgrims; they wanted to make Compostela a religious and artistic reference for the world, like Rome and Jerusalem. These are the beginnings of a fascinating story, a fabulous saga spanning centuries carried out by thousands of people united in their devotion to the figure of the Apostle Santiago, in a remote corner of Finisterre. They called it Compostela: the field of stars. The present state of the Santiago Cathedral is the result of numerous changes, projects, works, remodeling; in short, an evolving and impassioned architectural and artistic creation developed throughout many centuries. ▶ Compostela: First part of the documentary The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago). The Temple of stars. Even though Jerusalem, Rome and Santiago have been the three great destinations for pilgrims since the Middle Ages, the Jacobean Route to Santiago is the only one that is still traveled the same way today as it was back then: on foot and with little else than a shoulder pouch. It had been a long time since news of the discovery of the Santiago sepulcher had reached France. Near the end of the millennium and in the fields of Aquitania, stories were told of pilgrims who went to worship the Apostle’s tomb to the far reaches of Galician lands, over in the Finisterre. Those were dark and dangerous times. Travelers from the peninsula spoke of bloody battles between Christians and Muslims. Terror broke loose when the Saracen army flattened Compostela. Almanzor had destroyed its basilica and other churches and monasteries. The monks who fled were barely able to safeguard a few codexes and objects of great value. But things later improved. With the Caliphate of Cordoba increasingly worn down, Christians had secured a stable border. Free from threats, the people of the north of the peninsula could rebuild roads,trace new ways and repair bridges, thus normalizing communication with France.The chronicles spoke of the miracles of the Apostle. They said that they had been decisive in the fight against the Muslims. These prowesses helped increase devotion for the Saint even further ▶ SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶ FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶ HISTORY DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlHistory ▶ FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶ TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶ TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
The Sumatran Rhino | Wild Animals - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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In the rainforest of Borneo lives the Sumatran Rhino. This documentary shows us a unique rhinoceros specie: the woolly rhinoceros of Sumatra. Unlike other species have no plaques. It weighs about 800 kiilos and need a large tract of forest to survive. Subscribe our Channel for more Full Documentaries; http://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetDocChannel?sub_confirmation=1 Wild Animals Playlist; https://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PL_xnDE04X2MeTEHfIp0OlD871Y5JmejZY
Aboriginal Australians. The Men of the Fifth World | Tribes - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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In this documentary we know the culture of Australian Aboriginal tribes. SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary "The Men of the Fifth World" | http://bit.ly/PlMen5World The Men of the Fifth World is a documentary that shows us the history, culture and traditions of the Australian aborigines, primitive tribes who inhabit these lands. The old Garimala Yakar, tells firsthand how their world is accompanied by the sound of the didgeridoo, the beat of their tradition, which keeps them together and attached to the land: "In the Kakadu National Park lies Ubirrok, where the Rainbow Serpent stopped after creating the world and was painted on a rock so that people could see her. Over time our forefathers left on the rocks a complete collection of images which depict their way of life and their beliefs. They painted the animals they hunted or fished so the spirits would help them capture them. In this way we know to what extent these animals are the same ones as those we eat today: barramundi fish, long-necked tortoises, kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies. The paintings in some of the most inaccessible places were made by the "mimis", the lesser spirits which are the cause of everything that happens to us, good or bad. On these ancient rocks they also drew figures of the men of that time, warriors and hunters, who used the same spears and harpoons as we do now". SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
The Gurung Honey Hunters | Culture - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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The Gurung tribe makes its home in a deep valley at the foot of the southern face of the Annapurna peaks. We're at the cliff of 300 beehives where people collect the honey. This work it´s a dangerous task. Once the ladder is lowered down the cliff, a handful of burning leaves is put in place. This is essential. The rising smoke will drive the bees away from the honeycomb. His only protection is a mosquito veil over his head. Once he's directly in front of the colonies, he begins to work with a long pole and in the meantime the helpers remain as still as statues. Once the comb is divided, the honey must be collected. A good colony contains between 100 and 150 pounds of rich honey. Full Documentaries playlist | http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_xnDE04X2Mc5pnHfQg40LERYOfVzdZo4 Culture documentaries playlist; http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_xnDE04X2MefNJowWSK7lrjD8n-fx5g9 Subscribe our Channel for more Full Documentaries | http://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetDocChannel?sub_confirmation=1
Indonesia. Bajau (Sea Gypsies Tribe) | Tribes & Ethnic Groups
 
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In this documentary we travel to Indonesia, the Sulawesi island, there we know the Toraja and Bajau, two ethnic groups who have a very particular culture and traditions. There, we attended a Toraja funeral, an event that they have become an amazing ritual of several days. We dive into the wonderful world that lies behind the coral reef that runs through large part of the Indonesian archipelago. And finally we boarded on the Bajau (sea gypsies) houseboats who live in even closer contact with the sea. In fact, they could not conceive of life without it. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ Documentary. "Indonesia.The Ghosts of Sulawesi" http://pdoc.es/SulawesiPL The inhabitants of Sulawesi have always had a very close relationship with the sea. These men belong to the Bugui ethnic group, considered the best boat builders and sailors in the Indian Ocean. But there is another ethnic group which lives in even closer contact with the sea. In fact, they could not conceive of life without it. That group is the Bajau. At the other end of the island, in the calm waters of the Gulf of Tomini, these nomads have for centuries conquered the sea. They live out their lives on these small, fragile boats called leppas, where they are born, marry, reproduce and die. In them they move along the coast, propelled by the winds and the currents, and rarely set foot on dry land. Their origins remain unknown, though some anthropologists believe they come from the south of the Malaysian peninsula. Since then, innumerable legends have surrounded these the Sea Gypsies They rarely venture far from the coast. Their lives are spent fishing close by the mangrove swamps and the coral reefs. Here, they find almost everything they need. The Bajau know many different fishing methods, but perhaps the most curious of all is this one, fishing with kites. The technique they use is simple but very effective. It consists of attaching a hook to the kite, which is made from fern leaves, and with the help of a pole, the fisherman can move the hook as far out as he wants. The swaying of the kite keeps the bait in constant movement, attracting above all the flying fish. The government tried to house the first families along the coast, but they were unable to adapt to dry land, and soon returned to their boats. Then, the Bajau suggesting building the village over the sea, and so Torosiaji was born. Though the greatest number of Bajaus live in Sulawesi, there are also groups of them in Myanmar, where they are called Moken, or ‘the people drowned by the sea’; in Thailand, they are known as the Chao Nam, or ‘water people’, and they can also be found along the coasts of the Philippines and Vietnam. 16:50:00 The mosque and the school are the only buildings in Torosiaji standing on dry land. Well, not exactly dry land, because they have been build on foundations made of coral. At midday, the waters are very shallow, and this is when the Bajau comb the sea bottom in search of food. Their basic diet is fish and rice. The rice they buy in the markets on the coast, where once a week the women go to sell the fish they have caught, and buy basic necessities such as fresh water. The Bajau are also magnificent divers, and can remain underwater for over five minutes, and dive down up to 15 metres. ▶ SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶ FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶ TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes ▶ FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶ TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶ TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Aboriginal Hunting | Culture - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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Australian aborigines make their own weapons for hunting. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Ever since people began to hunt, they've racked their brains to invent ever more efficient weapons to bring down their prey. But some of them came up with solutions before the others… Deep in the rainforest they cut lengths of flexible bougainvillea to make spears and harpoons for fishing. They took up the spear against the white men who invaded their country and made them prisoners in their own land. Back outside the forest, a fire is built and the flexible new shafts are heated for straightening and hardening. Then they’re stripped of their bark and cut to the best length for each man. When the tide goes out they hunt the dangerous sting rays. These rays can hide in the sand and give you a painful, stinging surprise… but this hunter is watchful and attentive. After capturing the animal, he holds its tail in his mouth and pulls out the poisonous stinger. Sometimes, of course, a spear can be a little too short… That’s why they invented the boomerang. A simple piece of wood formed into a slight curve that makes it more accurate when thrown. The heavier it is, the more crushing is the blow when it hits its prey. The most skilled hunters can hit an animal from a distance of more than 175 yards. And contrary to popular belief, the boomerang doesn’t come back after it's thrown. That story was made up for tourists, my friend. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs CULTURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/CultureDocs FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Koala Facts | Wild Animals - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! WILD ANIMALS | http://bit.ly/PlWildAnimals Koala Bear documentary. When Australia separated from Gondwanaland, it was like a giant Noah's Ark adrift on the seas, and the animals on it had to adapt in isolation from the rest. The trees also adapted, particularly the eucalyptus tree, which quickly spread. The Koala bear managed the impossible: it adapted to the point where all it eats are eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus leaves are poor quality food, indigestible and full of toxins, but the koala has managed to survive on them. Their digestive process is long, and the koalas go about their business without wasting any energy. This is part of their metabolic strategy. They can survive on only 16 ounces of leaves a day. The young koalas suckle in the marsupial bag until they are 6 months old. When they are weaned, they are initiated into the art of leaf eating. After weaning, the young koalas leave their mothers to live on their own in these woodlands. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs WILD ANIMALS | http://bit.ly/PlWildAnimals FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Gerenuk. Giraffe Neck | Nature - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature In the Shaba Reserve, Kenya, live the Gerenuk. Is a Somali word that means “giraffe’s neck”. Gerenuks are the gazelles that have best adapted to the lack of water. Males have short horns, while females don’t have any at all. The male is marking his territory with his facial glands as he browses… Gerenuks can go for months without drinking. Since the freshest shoots are overhead in a drought, they stretch high to reach them. But they’ve made other adaptations as well. Their upper lip is flexible and their noses are so narrow that they can eat from in between the thorns. ▶ SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶ FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶ NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature ▶ FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶ TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶ TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Flamingos | Nature - Planet Doc Full Documentaries HD
 
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▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature The Flamingos of the Ebro Delta The only places in Europe where the flamingos regularly raise their young are the Camargue in France and the Fuente de Piedra Lagoon in Spain. The Ebro Delta is a pleasant spot where they can spend some down time along the way. ▶SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Southern Right Whales in Peninsula Valdés | Nature - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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The southern right whales come every winter to give birth and raise their calves to peninsula valdes on the Atlantic coast of Patagonia, Argentina ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs NATURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlNature FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Mauritania | Nomads of the Sahara
 
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Mauritania. The land of which, since ancient times, a thousand poets have sung. The country of the bidanes. And of the ADRAR TMAR, the fabulous mountains of sweet dates. These lonely escarpments hide some of the most jealously guarded treasures of the great Sahara desert. For as long as anyone can remember, the nomads have come to these oases to rest and escape from the burning heat. Small islands of intense green and babbling waters. The oasis of TERYIT is home to some of the most important endemic plant species, such as the Saharan fern. In the crystalline waters that gush from the spring live, inexplicably, dozens of small fish, true living fossils from the time when rivers flowed across this desert. In the Mauritanian Adrar, one of the most spectacular phenomena in the world can be found. This is GUELB ER RICHAT, a gigantic primitive volcano the enormous size of which can only be appreciated from the air. Mauritania is a country entirely of desert and with a fascinating history. The terrifying canyons of the AMOJIAR ravine, its vertical walls, and the frequent landslides formed part of the dangers of the road which the ancient caravans had to negotiate in order to reach the mythical cities of the Gold Route. The lost cities of Mauritania. WADAN, the legendary city of palm groves, and its mysterious founders, the BAFUR, who trained dogs for war and were great musicians. To Wadan came the caravans of thousands of dromedaries from the black kingdom of GHANA with slaves, gold and shellac, to exchange them for the salt the wadanies mined in the SEBJA of IYIL. In these lands, the fierce Almoravid warriors conceived their epic plan of creating a vast African empire which would stretch from the river Niger to the shores of the Ebro, in Al-Andalus. They brought together all the tribes of the Sahara under the flag of the most orthodox Islam. This city, formerly rich thanks to its immense palm groves, stands in the centre of the TURAB AL BIDAN, “The Land of the White Men”, the natural frontier with Black Africa. Like all the great cities along the caravan routes, Wadan, before its final decline as a result of the internal struggles which laid it to waste in the eighteenth century, was an important centre for the dissemination of culture. Today, all that remain are the ruins of the once bustling city. It is virtually deserted, its former prosperity now reduced to the very image of desolation. The other great caravan centre in the Adrar of Mauritania is CHINGUETTI. According to popular belief, it was founded by the Almoravids, though studies have suggested it was of later construction. Like Wadan, it is in a lamentable state of conservation, despite the funds donated by UNESCO in order to preserve it. The mosque is the most important building in Chinguetti and perhaps in all of Mauritania. Every year, below its minaret, of dry-stone masonry and reconstructed several times, thousands of the Turab al Bidan faithful gathered to set out on the pilgrimage to Mecca. For this reason, Chinguetti was considered the seventh holy city of Islam. The precarious state of the city is due to the inexorable advance of the desert and the circle of encroaching dunes which are slowly burying it forever. So, the people abandon their homes which, empty and unattended, in time simply crumble. The few inhabitants that still remain are elusive and the streets are empty. It is, to all intents an purposes, a ghost town. Only the odd crafts stall, where you can now buy a family’s most treasured memories, reminds us of the former splendour of Chinguetti, once the source of all erudition and knowledge in Mauritania. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ TRIBES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-tribes-documentaries ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Indigenous Ethnic Groups | Ivory Coast
 
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There are more than sixty indigenous ethnic groups in the Ivory Coast: the Dan is one of them. For them, ceremonial dances have a special significance and importance. The Dan are known for being fierce warriors, forever locked in a struggle with neighboring peoples. But when it comes to dancing, they become peacemakers, organizing two-day festivals in which the best dancers from neighboring villages are chosen. The vocal polyphony is energetic, accompanied by loud drums; women also actively participate in the musical ritual. This is a typical imitative dance, one of the many varieties of these ethnic groups choreography in Ivory Coast. A man wears a mask symbolizing a forest animal. To the sound of drums, the protagonist is driven to the center of the dancing arena by the ringmasters. Supported on stilts, he jumps to mimic the animal he represents. The Dan believe in a world divided into two halves: the village and its inhabitants on one side, and on the other, the world of wild animals and guiding spirits of the forest. In Ivory Coast the amazing stunts sometimes continue until the dancers fall into a trance.
Mekong. Floating Markets | Culture - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! Documentary "Mekong, the river of nine dragons" http://bit.ly/MekongDoc Our journey along the Mekong is coming to an end. Before flowing into the China Sea, in Vietnam, the river forms an extensive and complex delta, known as The Nine Dragons. A network of 5,000 kilometres of natural and artificial canals carries the waters to the rice fields. Cantho is the largest city in the delta. It's small in size, but with a large population. The Lee family runs a flourishing fish business in one corner of the market. Hue is thirty years old, and she is responsible for organising the sale of the merchandise every morning. Her biggest customer is the government itself, which in turn, sells to the restaurants and the workers in the state factories. Along with her, another fifteen members of the family help to unload, classify and clean the fish. The market in Cantho is an example of the rich gastronomy of Vietnam. Over five hundred different dishes, but all of them served with rice. Eight o'clock in the morning, and the Lee's are still busy at work. They transport the fish in primitive fish-farming boats. All types of boats come to the market to buy and sell many different things in the numerous floating markets around the delta. The delta was, until the eighteenth century, part of the Khmer Kingdom of neighbouring Cambodia, and was the last region to be annexed by Vietnam. The Cambodians have not forgotten this territory, which still today they call Lower Cambodia. It is one more reason for the mutual hatred between the two cultures. Around ten o'clock in the morning, the Lee family gets ready to return home. Today they have sold fish worth 75,000 pesetas, an absolute fortune if we consider that the average salary of a civil servant is not even 5,000 pesetas a month. The Lees live quarter of an hour from the market, on the other side of the main branch of the Mekong, in a group of floating houses. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs CULTURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/CultureDocs FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Kestrel | HD Documentary
 
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Kestrel documentary recorded in High Definition (HD). The hunt of this bird is very particular, it remains in the still air until it recognizes a potential prey and then it pounces to her. This pair of kestrels patrols the open plains in search of reptiles, insects, and small birds and mammals. Out on the plains, camouflage is essential for survival. Perched on a promontory, he waits for any sign of overconfidence. Occasionally, a low flypast leads to an impetuous victim to give away its position. This small falcon weighs no more than 200g and possesses extraordinary eyesight. he can distinguish the smallest of movements even of a grasshopper up to 100m away. Through their hunting, these small raptors help prevent infestations of insects and small mammals, and so they are highly beneficial for the environment ▶SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ EXPRES DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-express-documentaries ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Crab | Wild Animals - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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The most characteristic and abundant crab that lives in these mangroves is the fiddler crab ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ ANIMALES SALVAJES | http://bit.ly/PlAnimales This crab is so named because of the size of their claws. They get their food from the mud… and it’s their playground as well. The crab picks up chunks of mud with its claws and places them in palps in front of its mouth. The mud is filtered through some fine hairs and… down the hatch! Of course the male can only use one of his claws. The other is so big that it’s worthless for picking up mud. He uses this claw to mark out territory… And why not, to attract female fiddlers. When he wants to impress them he’ll shake his large claw around vigorously. Several species of fiddler crabs coexist in the mangrove swamp. Nevertheless, these ladies have no trouble telling their own gentlemen friends from the others. The female crab accompanies the male crab to his shelter where nobody will bother them while they mate. It’s also common to see two males fighting over a female crab at the border between their territories. So many adoring bachelors, and all of them so virile, can only lead to squabbling. ▶ SUSCRÍBETE | http://bit.ly/PlDoc ▶ DOCUMENTALES COMPLETOS EN ESPAÑOL | http://bit.ly/DocCompletos ▶ ANIMALES SALVAJES | http://bit.ly/PlAnimales ▶ FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPlDoc ▶ TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPlDoc
Karo Tribe | Ethiopia
 
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To the southeast of the River Omo, Ethiopia is the territory of the Karo, an ethnic group of barely 1,000 people. They are constantly under threat: persistent droughts that cause a cycle of famine, a severe pandemic or a simple war with their powerful neighbors the Mursi could lead to their ultimate extinction. Their customs and ways of life have remained the same for 500 years. The Karo mark their social statuses and personal identities with ornaments on their skin: they are considered masters of body painting. The women of this Ethiopian tribe colour their hair with a mixture of animal fat and red clay; they wear brightly coloured necklaces, their arms boast numerous bracelets and they wear leather skirts. They make dances and Men, women and children alike all dance. And the rhythm is especially striking in courtship rituals. Although the men are always more painted, the women often employ decorative scarring, shallow incisions that, with a coating of ink, acquire a unique touch that attracts the men. Their artistic designs imitate the plumage of birds and the stripes of zebra; the white chalk mixed with water highlights their bodies, and, though it lasts only for one day, is long enough to shine out in ceremonial feasts. The Karo were originally a tribe of hunter-herders, but they were forced to work the land in order to survive, due to the continuing scourges of tsetse fly which infected their animals and decimated their herd
Water Scorpion | Express Animal Documentaries
 
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The water scorpion or Nepa is a voracious predator insect. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ EXPRESS DOCUMENTARIES http://pdoc.es/ExpressPL Seemingly awkward when swimming, it rarely leaves the water, doing so only when forced to fly to another pond to find more resources. Its effective camouflage keeps it hidden from its most common predators and also from its own prey. Insects capable of rapid growth and expansion can damage both environments and health, and water scorpions play an important role in regulating insect populations. As part of this process, huge numbers of mosquito larvae and pupae are eaten by several species of aquatic insects, before they even reach the surface. Through the tube at the end of its abdomen, the Nepa draws air from above the surface while it remains below, lying in wait for its prey. Its prehensile forelegs trap anything within reach. Its victim firmly clasped, it sucks out their insides through a tubular mouthpiece until its meal is completely empty. ▶SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶EXPRESS DOCUMENTARIES http://pdoc.es/ExpressPL ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Way of life of Tarahumara Tribe
 
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▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ Spanish video: http://planetdoc.tv/documental-indios-tarahumaras The Tarahumara Indians live in northwest Mexico. The family is very important to them because it’s the basic social unit that they depend on for their well-being, such as it is. They are strong people, accustomed to live with very little, and they value people more than things. The most experienced man in the village is the siríame, or chief. He is elected by the public raising of hands. Every Sunday he gives a public talk and the people come to him to solve community problems. They entrust their children with responsibilities from a very early age; they never scold them and they teach them to make decisions for themselves. They have corn and a few animals. Scarcity leads to illness, but despite his appearance this boy is being treated, says the village doctor, an affable man named Cherokee. The Raramuri marry very young, from the age of sixteen. The women call all their children by the same name: Dánala. Raramuri means “those with light feet”. They have always liked to run, and they still do; that’s why the men play rarajipo. To play this game they kick a small ball with the top of their feet as they run along a course. They kick a ball called the komakali forcefully with the tops of their feet. Each team supports its favourite player. They follow him throughout the race, providing water, food and encouragement. The teams bet, and the winner is whoever makes it to the finish line, which may be 60 to 120 miles from the start, but that’s no big deal for these Indians with light feet…
Serengeti National Park - Part 4
 
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▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ Spanish video: http://planetdoc.tv/documental-parque-nacional-serengueti-parte-3 The Serengeti National Park is located in the eastern region of Africa between the Rift Valley and Lake Victoria, covering an area of 30,000 km2, is the scene of one of the most spectacular migrations on earth. Every year, hundreds of thousands of gnus follow the rains in search of pasture, in a cyclical migration which marks the lives of both plants and animals in the regions they cross. The government of Tanzania, aware of the importance of this migration, decided to give official protection to 17,000 km2 of this region. And so the Serengeti National Park was born 03.14 There are six different species of vulture in the Serengeti. The bearded vulture and the white-headed vulture are not only scavengers but also predators, and are capable of eating muscle and hard tissue, thanks to their powerful beaks. They then leave way for the white-back vulture and the roppel who, with their long, featherless necks, can reach right down into the entrails. Finally, the hooded vulture and the Egyptian vulture will clear up anything left on the body or on the ground. From a great distance, the vultures can be seen landing, and this helps scavengers on land find the dead bodies. Thanks to its tremendous speed, the cheetah is the most successful feline hunter in the Serengeti. However, with the advantage of speed comes the lack of strength to fight off lions and hyenas and, whenever they can, they will snatch his food from him. This herbivore, the Thompson's gazelle, makes up 90% of the cheetah’s diet, and he will join them on their annual migration. Wherever they go, he follows in pursuit. The gazelles follow the herds of gnus as they cross the savannah. The gnu represents less than 5% of the cheetah's diet, but he is nonetheless very much affected by their migrations. Life in the Serengeti is influenced by the migrations of the gnus, but is ultimately determined by the rains. In the northern region of the Serengeti, the landscape changes. The vast, open plains give way to trees, and instead of the short, resistant grasses, we find other types, growing up to two metres high. The animals, too, are different here. A leopard. This cat prefers trees to empty spaces. The trees can be used as watchtowers, and provide shelter and a safe place, out of reach of the lions and hyenas, where he can hide the animals he has hunted down. His rate of success in hunting is much lower than that of the cheetah, and he simply can't afford to have his food stolen. On the western edge of the park, the Grumeti river has its own particular ecosystem. This is the land of the hippopotamus. They are nocturnal animals, dozing during the day, and making the most of the cool of night to eat the 60kg of grass they need every day. As the temperature rises, they move and find rest and relief in the water. It may not look like it, but the hippopotamus' skin is very sensitive to the sun. When they are not submerged in the water, they have to cover themselves in mud, to protect themselves from the harmful rays. Of all the predators in the Serengeti, only one is feared by the hyenas. This is the largest, and most powerful of all - the lion. Stealing food is normal in the Serengeti. The lions steal from the hyenas, the hyenas from the cheetahs, and the leopards hide their food in the trees to prevent it from being taken.
Maasai People | Tribes - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes The Maasai live in southern Kenya and Amboseli very near the border with Tanzania. The Maasai love and care for their livestock. Maasai women perform multiple tasks but they also have time to get pretty. With the creation of Amboseli National Park the government relocated them at a location nearby. The maasai are warriors. They eat animal blood, mixed with milk, the blood gives them an extra helping of protein and vitamins. Maasai women perform multiple tasks but they also have time to get pretty. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs TRIBES DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlTribes FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Kuelap Ancient City of Peru
 
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▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ Spanish video: http://planetdoc.tv/documental-kuelap-ciudad-fortaleza Kuelap is an ancient city located in Peru. It is a fortress where the Chachapoyas Indians lived. The city of Kuelap is built in stone at 3,000 meters high. The wall that surrounds it has a length of 600 meters and inside it we find old buildings, mostly circular and with pointed roofs. The Lords of the Abyss were Indians of fair complexion and perfect, brave and daring traits, according to the chroniclers. Only the Incas managed to conquer them, but not fighting, but cutting off the supply of water and food to the fort. And yet it took months to surrender … As we approach the innermost enclaves of the Chachapoyas and their cliffside tombs, the atmosphere turns otherworldly… and funereal… More than 100 mummies have been found at the sacred mountain cliffs of La Petaca. The atmosphere here is surreal. The mummies are perfectly preserved, if a mummy can be considered perfect that is. The sarcophagi of Karajia contain many Chachapoya mummies. The secrets of these statues that gaze off into space are another mystery that has yet to be explained.
The Lord of Sipan. The Forerunners of the Inca | History - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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The discovery of the Tomb of the Lord of Sipan, a former president of Peru, was the most important archaeological discovery of America in the last decades. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ Documentary "The Forerunners of the Inca" http://pdoc.es/ForeIncas In every corner of Peru, we find pyramids and tombs. The country is one enormous archaeological treasure, and experts estimate that only about 15% has been discovered. Every day, gangs of ‘huaqueros’, or grave robbers, defile a little more of this world cultural heritage. The sacred site of Sipan stands on a former Mochica cemetery. Often, when a new grave is dug, they find a mummy, with its treasures of pottery and decorative objects. Here is buried the first grave robber to enter the funeral pyramid of the Lord of Sipan, the most important archaeological find in America in recent decades. His name was Ernil Bernal. These objects are made of gold, and come from the tomb of the Lord of Sipan. The police seized them from the grave robber Ernil Bernal, and they provided the clue for the archaelogist Walter Alva to discover this extraordinary Moche mausoleum. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs HISTORY DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlHistory FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
The Asian Lion | Wild Animals - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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The Asian lion lives with man in a large nature reserve called Gir northwest India. ▶ WILD ANIMALS DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlWildAnimals ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! The Asiatic lion and the African lion are different. The Asian lion is somewhat smaller and less impressive mane; their behavior with men is also different. The Asiatic lion looking for food (especially buffaloes) and the African lion hunting taking advantage of of females. Men do not carry guns as much carry a stick, and saunter among the lions, with their cattle. The lionesses do not usually attack domestic livestock; chitales or hunt wild boars and antelopes, and it is rare to attack the buffalo. Lions killed buffalo as has more or less wild herbivores. The buffalo hunting means more meat with the same effort. The men assume they know that "for peace", the lions have to eat. Men know that "for peace", the lions have to eat. ▶ SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶ FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶ WILD ANIMALS DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/PlWildAnimals ▶ FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶ TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶ TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Chanchan, The World´s Largest Adobe City | History - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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In this documentary we discover Chanchán, the world´s largest adobe city of XI century. It was the Chimú who through irrigation channels founded the city of Chanchán. Is formed by corridors that connect the different rooms to the main ceremonial plaza, the largest one in the world back then, a 7.72 mi2 courtyard with nine walled enclosures. It was a very hierarchical society. The Gran Chimú was above everything else. They were great metal workers. The numerous artifacts found are made of gold. The Chimú worshiped the sun and the moon. There are sea references everywhere, typical of a city whose inhabitants spent their lives fishing. Full Documentaries | http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_xnDE04X2Mc5pnHfQg40LERYOfVzdZo4 Subscribe our Channel for more Full Documentaries; http://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetDocChannel?sub_confirmation=1 History Playlist; https://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PL_xnDE04X2McG2AisEmEQ4Vzo_CBaUNwQ
Toraja Funerals | Culture - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! CULTURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/CultureDocs These are the Sulawesi highlands, in Indonesia, home of the former head-hunters known as toraja, which means “mountain men”. In the village of Kete, the funeral of a nobleman celebrated. The deceased Mayanna was a pung, a wealthy local. The burial ceremony will be so sumptuous, though, that his family will be ruined economically. the extravagance of the ceremony will guaranty that the dead man will rejoin his ancestors in paradise. This funeral dance is called Mabadong. The men dance as they hold onto each other’s little fingers, singing together in an intense lamentation. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs CULTURE DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/CultureDocs FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Owl Hunting
 
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The owl is the real master, lord of the night forest. Owls have a extraordinary night vision.In this documentary we see the attack of the eagle owl. The extraordinary power of this raptor is awesome: cloaked in darkness, able to face the toughest of adversaries, falling on them like a ghostly shadow. With the dusk, diurnal species look for a refuge to rest for the night. This unsuspecting pair of mallard ducks has no idea they are being observed: the most feared of nocturnal predators waits for the arrival of its ally, the night, before it launching its resounding attack. The eagle owl does not usually hunt ducks, but this pair has aroused the curiosity of a young owl which has recently flown the nest. Its ability to see in total darkness gives this large predator a perfect watching weapon. The serrated edges of its feathers make it almost inaudible in flight. So by the time its victim is aware of his presence, it’s already too late. Until it´ll establishes his own breeding territory, it will roam the forest, learning to hunt a variety of prey, and becoming a super predator feared by all. ▶SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ EXPRES DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-express-documentaries ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Feral Cat HD Documentary
 
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New Playlist with HD documentaries! A feral cat waits for the right moment to launch its lethal attack, crouched between the branches. In the most isolated mountain forests lives one of the last feral cat in Europe. Feral cats feed on small mammals and birds which they hunt in the early hours of the evening. This tired pigeon is looking for a quiet place to roost for the night, and is unaware of the discreet presence of the feline. With the utmost stealth, it finds a blind spot from which to approach without detection: the least noise or sudden movement would betray its presence. It advances in stages, until it close enough to reach its prey in a final, explosive sprint. Sadly for this feral cat, crossbreeding and hybridization with domestic cats is undermining the purity of this extraordinary wild feline. ▶SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶EXPRESS DOCUMENTARIES http://pdoc.es/ExpressPL ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Right Whales
 
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▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ Spanish video: http://planetdoc.tv/documental-ballena-franca-austral The southern right whales come every winter to give birth and raise their calves to peninsula valdes on the Atlantic coast of Patagonia, Argentina Thimbnail: Francisco Paez - https://www.flickr.com/photos/fpaez/19456059148/
Gengis Khan. Endangered Tribe | Culture - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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This documentary tells the story of three ethnic groups which, though they inhabit the same territory, have different cultures and traditions. But with one common denominator, they are all HEIRS OF GENGHIS KHAN. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ Documentary "Heirs of Genghis Khan" http://pdoc.es/GenghisKhanPl 800 years ago, this man, called Timuyin and better known as Genghis Khan, “The King of the Universe”, managed to create the largest empire ever known in the history of humanity. It all begin in the year 1190 when Genghis Khan managed to bring together the different nomadic tribes of Mongolia in a single, powerful army of 200,000 men. This, and his undoubted military genius, enabled him to conquer vast territories, stretching from the Pacific to the heart of Europe, and from northern Siberia to India, Iran and Turkey. With the end of the Khan dynasty, a series of civil wars threw the country into confusion, until, in 1578, Buddhism was established as the form of government, under the leadership of Altan Khaan. Two centuries later, Mongolia came under Chinese control, until 1924 when, with the creation of the soviet bloc, the country converted to communism and became a satellite of the USSR. With the arrival of the Russians, Mongolia underwent rapid changes, modernising and industrialising. But with the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, and the consequent disintegration of the Soviet bloc, the Russians left just as quickly as they had arrived, and overnight Mongolia was completely paralysed, suffering political and economic collapse from which it has still far from recovered. Since then, the city has rapidly deteriorated, and its inhabitants struggle to survive as best they can. The Gobi is an extreme, arid desert, covering a third of Mongolia. With temperatures of up to 50 degrees centigrade in summer, which generally fall to 40 degrees below zero in winter, life in the Gobi is harsh and difficult. he Tansendarya live in a camp composed of four gers, the traditional shelter perfectly adapted to the needs of nomadic life. For them, the horse represents much more than simply an animal used for transport and carrying goods, which they began to tame 4,000 years before Christ. Small, fibrous, and incredibly resistant, with strength greatly out of proportion to their size, these horses were key in enabling Genghis Khan to create such a powerful army. While it is still summer in the lowlands, up in the valleys of the Dorkhod Sayani mountains autumn arrived several weeks ago, suddenly and without warning. This is the home of the Tsaatan, one of the smallest and least well-known tribes in Asia. The life of the Tsaatan has never been easy, but since the arrival of communism, part of their culture, traditions and daily life have been destroyed. The herds of reindeer, which had belonged to them since time immemorial, became state property. The Mongolian government accuses them of sexual relations between cousins, brothers and sisters, and even parents and their children. The Tsaatan, which literally means “the reindeer people”, are an ethnic group originating in Russian Siberia, with their own language whose origin lies in Turkey. In the Altai range, winter has arrived with even greater force than normal, and at the start of October a thick layer of snow already covers the mountains. Though we are still in Mongolia, the majority of the people who live in this region are of Kazakh origin. Like the Mongol nomads, they too live in gers, but theirs are considerably bigger and much better decorated. Nothing could be more exciting and enjoyable for a Kazakh from the mountains than to go out hunting with his eagle. These hunters always use female golden eagles, which they consider to be much more aggressive than the males. The Kazakhs use nets to trap eagles when they have just eaten and so are unable to fly. For the first month, they are kept inside the ger, to accustom them to the sounds and smells. Then, for several weeks, they are trained so they maintain their balance on the arm of the rider as he gallops along. Finally, and most difficult of all, they are trained to return to their master after they have been released. From the time they are caught, they always remain close by him, even sleeping at his side. Today, and because they are isolated by the Altai mountains and the river Hovd, these hunters have been able to preserve their language, their cultural traditions, and their identity as Kazakhs. And that is the story of three ethnic groups that live in a world of constant movement, struggling to preserve their most valuable treasure, their culture, which, little by little, is being wiped out by a society engaged in a headlong rush towards globalisation. ▶ SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶ FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs ▶ FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶ TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc
Drugged tribe | Hallucinogen Yopo
 
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Yopo is a hallucinogenic substance naturally extracted from the seeds of a legume in the jungles of Venezuela. The tribe Sanema snorts yopo as a natural drug. Naked, with only a loincloth start dancing, jumping and banging like a hug. Yopo or sakona is a hallucinogen that is sniffed by the nose through a reed, the effects of the drug is a tingling and then they feel possessed by drugs. This drug does not create addition, it helps them to fully merge with the jungle and they get to see the spirits of the forest. The Sanema need to become their totem animal: this way, they feel protected. ▶SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ EXPRES DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-express-documentaries ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Ghosts of Sulawesi | World Curiosities - Planet Doc Full Documentaries
 
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SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! WORLD CURIOSITIES | http://bit.ly/PlWorldCuriosities In Indonesia is located the sulawesi island were live the Bajau, also known as sulawesi ghosts They live in small boats called leppas. They're born on them, they grow up on them, they marry and have children on them, and they die on them. Their relationship to the sea is so close that they're unhappy to step on land, where they really do feel like fish out of water. If they leave the leppa, it's only to visit the underwater depths. They can dive to a depth of up to 50 feet and stay under water for a full five minutes. We still don't know how the Bajau came to live here or how they came to this way of life. Some anthropologists say that they fled from inter-tribal violence in Malaysia, but they believe otherwise. They rarely venture far from shore, though. They stay close by, fishing in the coral reefs. In the evening the Bajau bring their boats close to the mangrove swamp for protection. They meet all their needs on these houseboats made of api wood, but there is so little room to move that older people's legs actually atrophy. Even so, up to five people can live on the boats, which have bedrooms, pantries, kitchens and living rooms. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs WORLD CURIOSITIES | http://bit.ly/PlWorldCuriosities FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
Cappadocia. Underground city (Documentary)
 
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We are in Cappadocia (Turkey), an underground city. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶ WORLD CURIOSITIES | http://bit.ly/PlWorldCuriosities Here the powerful movements of the earth’s crust created the Taurus mountain range 60 million years ago. And thus began the history of this place. After the volcanoes, the action of the winds and waters carved out these “enchanted landscapes”, some as improbable as these “fairies’ chimneys”. In the 4th century, some anchorites came here. Later on, whole religious communities came and excavated underground cities with monasteries, churches and homes. Modern times have brought electricity, gas and some tools, but the people of Cappadocia and their cattle still live in caves under the roofs of these troglodyte buildings. The first settlers were interested in spirituality so they eliminated all excess from their decoration and from the sacred images they worshipped. This period of authentic minimalism was followed by a more colorful one showing episodes from the Bible and, later on, scenes from the life of Christ and his apostles. No sunlight could reach these underground temples, so their paintings and murals have remained intact until now, and can be viewed in all their splendor. No one knows how many people lived in this subterranean world, but it’s thought that some communities had more than thirty thousand members. SUBSCRIBE | http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://bit.ly/Full-Docs WORLD CURIOSITIES | http://bit.ly/PlWorldCuriosities FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc

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