This is just a way to write David Attenborough a love letter.
If I were to list a few of the most influential public figures in my life these names pop to mind:
Gottfried Leibniz, Carl Sagan, John Lennon, Herman Melville, and David Attenborough
David is now 95 and is still producing and starred in majestic documentaries that give us access to the natural world as has no one else. His work spans nearly 75 years. And he’s still at it. Ironically it was his brother Richard who was the ill-fated scientist in Jurassic Park who messes with Mother Nature to a bad outcome.
I could list David’s many accomplishments and survey his films but I would rather curate a few short clips and one feature length one to give you a measure of the man.
Favorite ocean memory:
Top ten moments
This following video is staggering. You’ve see Sir Richard on roam on wide ranging expeditions to the deserts, poles and mountains. But this one is about a meadow in Switzerland . It is one of the top documentaries I’ve ever seen.
And while we are the subject this is not an Attenborough but it’s worth a look.
Oh, what of Christmas Island? Well, it isn’t on my travel list. Apart from the crab migration there is not much going on and the fact that the shape of the island is vaguely that of a dog doesn’t compel me to visit.