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The Golden Voice of Naturalist Sir David Attenborough

An amazing naturalist documenting nature for over sixty years.

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough

The Life of Birds Sir David Attenborough

The Life of Birds Sir David Attenborough

The Great Barrier Reef Sir David Attenborough

The Great Barrier Reef Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough will celebrate his 96th birthday on May 8, 2022, and the world is so much more educated about our planet and nature because of his dedication.

Born David Frederick Attenborough on May 8, 1926, in the United Kingdom. His parents fostered two Jewish refugee girls from Germany and his two brothers; the family was complete. By the age of seven, Sir David was already collecting fossils, stones, and other specimens with a large collection of butterflies.

His adopted sister Marianne gave him a piece of amber with prehistoric creatures in the amber, igniting his inquisitive mind. Then, one day in 1936, he and his brother Richard attended a lecture by a fellow called Grey Owl (Archibald Stansfeld Belaney), a Canadian fur trapper and environmentalist. Sir David was so influenced by his speech of conservation he knew this would be his calling.

He captured audiences with a melodious voice as he narrated over 100 documentaries making it seem like they were on the expeditions with him. Sir David has spent his life giving the world a glimpse into our planet.

The Beginning Career of Sir David Attenborough

Sir David began working for the BBC (the British Broadcasting Corp.) and almost single handily invented the value of documentaries. His first project was the Zoo Quest. After that, he realized he needed to be making his own documentaries directing and producing, and most importantly, narrating them. He left the BBC and began his lifelong career with his first documentary Life On Earth.

Life On Earth series began in the South American rainforest and made Sir David one of the foremost naturalists, and a household name.


Attenborough's Life On Earth

Attenborough's Life On Earth

Documentaries By Sir David Attenborough

Just a few of Sir David's documentaries:

The Blue Planet, 2001, is the most famous and his favorite.

A Life On The Planet 2020 illustrates the devastating changes on our planet.

The Life Of Birds 1998 took three years to make, covering 42 countries.

Planet Earth 2006 took five years to make, covering 64 countries.

Frozen Planet 2011 covers the Arctic and Antarctic.

Extinction: The Facts 2020, human activity, poaching, illegal trade, overfishing.

The Green Planet focuses on plants and nature and the urgent action to avoid catastrophic climate change.

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Attenborough's Blue Planet

Attenborough's Blue Planet

Attenborough's Extinction

Attenborough's Extinction

Attenborough's The Green Planet

Attenborough's The Green Planet

Facts On Sir David Attenborough

Attenborough has 18 plants and animals named after him, and when asked what his favorite animal was, he replied, "the Sloth." When he met Greta Thunberg, he called her "astonishing and admirable."

Attenborough has been knighted not once but twice, first in 1985 and again in 2020 when he was 94 years. He wrote his autobiography, published in 2020. In addition, the BBC presented a documentary about him and his sixty years in the wild.

When Sir David joined Instagram, in less than five hours, he had one million followers!. Sir Davis has thirty-two university degrees. He has been to the Great Barrier Reef and said, "we are heading for a future where the Great Barrier Reef will be a coral graveyard."

When he gave a speech at the United Nations Climate Change COP26, he referenced "the greatest problem solvers to have existed on earth...and I have witnessed a terrible decline..but you can witness a wonderful recovery." He then described humans as "the plague on earth."

Sir David has been named among the 100 greatest Britains, and a poll taken in 2004 listed him as the most trustworthy public figure in Britain in recorded history. He is treasured in Britain and well-respected as a naturalist and a true humane individual.

Sir David has won over forty awards for his service as a naturalist, so many documentaries, written many books, and instilled the beauty of nature to so many Today, he cautions all of us to care for the planet and each to do their part before it's too late.


Sir David Attenborough's Favorite Animal, Sloth

Sir David Attenborough's Favorite Animal, Sloth

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Sources Used

https://earth.org/david-attenborough=best-documentaries

https"//reefworld.org/blog/attenborough

https://www.bbc.co.uk

https://www.biography.com/personality/david-attenborough

http://en/wikipedia.org/wiki/zdavid_Attenborough


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