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The BBC has announced 'Planet Earth II' – the follow-up to one of the most lauded nature documentaries of all time – will air later this year, and to truly show off the magnificence of our planet, it's filmed it in 4K.

4K technology contains four times as many pixels as standard high definition, so is much sharper. As well as 4K (or UHD, as it's also known), the BBC has used remote recording and aerial drone technology to capture footage.

'Planet Earth II' is a six-part series that will air 10 years after the original 'Planet Earth'.

Sir David Attenborough will return to narrate the series.

"I am very excited to once again be working with the Natural History Unit on its latest landmark series and am especially looking forward to getting out on location in the next month or so," Attenborough said.

Charlotte Moore, controller of TV channels and iPlayer, added: "A decade on from Sir David Attenborough's 'Planet Earth', this new series promises to be an extraordinary experience for our audience. Filmed over three years across the globe with all the very latest technology, the series uncovers stories about the natural world we have simply never been able to witness before."

Netflix also has a 4K nature documentary in the works, but it won't air until 2019.

Source: BBC

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