Friday, April 20, 2012

This Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day and what better way to celebrate it than by enjoying some amazing BBC specials which feature the stunning diversity of life found on our planet.  The BBC is known for producing high-quality nature videos with up-close views of animals in their natural habitats.  For instance, enjoy this adorable video of polar bear cubs venturing out of their den for the first time:

Thanks to BBC Home Entertainment, I have some amazing prizes to give away a lucky winner!

Limited Edition Planet Earth Globe:
this astonishing 11-part BBC series is brilliantly narrated by Sir David Attenborough and sensibly organized so that each 50-minute episode covers a specific geographical region and/or wildlife habitat (mountains, caves, deserts, shallow seas, seasonal forests, etc.) until the entire planet has been magnificently represented by the most astonishing sights and sounds you'll ever experience from the comforts of home.

Frozen Planet  The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements are unmatched anywhere else on our planet. And against all odds, these vast, frigid environments are teeming with life.Using the latest camera technology, Frozen Planet captures unimaginable imagery above and below the ice, and follows the extraordinary fluctuations that accompany the changes of seasons in this most extreme of environments, often for the first time. Visit the Frozen Planet Facebook page :

The winner will also receive a Frozen Planet poster!

BBC Natural History Collection:
Seventeen-disc set includes "Planet Earth" and:
The Blue Planet: Seas of Life. The winner of two Emmy(R) Awards, The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is the definitive exploration of the marine world, chronicling the mysteries the deep in ways never before imagined.  as well as:

The Life of Mammals: Sir David Attenborough's extensive series spans the globe in its effort to examine the mating, social and food gathering rituals of 4,000 species of mammals.

The Life of Birds: The Life of Birds traverses the globe, covering 42 countries and examining over 300 different species. Ultra slow motion film unravels the complexities of bird flight and ultraviolet cameras reveal the world from a bird's point of view.  

To enter, just leave a comment stating what natural wonder you'd most like to visit.  Be sure and leave your email so that I can contact you if you win.  Enter by May 1.  Open to US residents only (sorry!).  The winner will be chosen by and contacted by email, and given 48 hours to respond with a mailing address or I'll have to choose another winner.  Good luck!

Disclaimer:  BBC Home Entertainment provided the prizes for this giveaway

****Also, be sure and enter the BBC Ultimate Polar Bear Sweepstakes for a chance to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures!  Enter before July 31.****


Mysharona said...

I want to see the pyramids

yadgirl said...

I want to see the Grand Canyon

susan1215 said...

I'd like to fly over a volcano in Hawaii

s2s2 at comcast dot net

blue65829 said...

I want to see the geyser at Yellow Stone!
blue65829 at aol dot com

Ronald Oliver said...

I would love to see the Galápagos Islands.


judygr64 said...

I'd love to see Victoria Falls.


Candice said...

Victoria Falls. Thank you for the chance to win!
candicesweeps@yahoo dot com

Elsie said...

I would love to see the Amazon rainforest, the variety of birds and animals would be awesome, and I love to take photos!

Ann Fantom said...

I want to see the Grand Canyon

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Jeanne said...

We really enjoy the nature shows on BBC. I want to see everything but would like to start with StoneHenge.

Sarah said...

I want to see lions in the wild. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

slbastin at gmail dot com

debbie said...

I would like to see the Serengeti national park.




kyl neusch said...

the Galápagos Islands

JD Blosser said...

Angel Falls, one of the biggest spectacular fall I have not been to yet. Thank you for the chance.

Ashley said...

I'd love to see the Galapagos Islands.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Daniel M said...

always wanted to see machu picchu - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Claire said...

Ayers Rock in Australia!

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

Jim W. said...

I'd love to see lava flows from an active volcana

Unknown said...

I'd love to visit iceburgs in Ice Land.


Tamar said...

I want to visit the pyramids of egypt!

tamarsweeps at

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Grand Canyon
vmkids3 at msn dot com

Jen said...

I want to see the Grand Canyon

laurasloves said...

I have always wanted to see the Pyramids.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Valeen said...

I would love to see the Galapagos Islands or an active volcano!

Dawn Reid said...

I would like to see Niagara Falls

bev said...

Nice videos! I would love to visit the Galápagos Islands. Thanks for this contest!

AEKZ2 said...

I really want to see Victoria Falls

Sand said...

I would love to visit the Galapagos Islands.

Erica C. said...

I'd love to see the Galapagos Islands.

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