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Brandenburg part of BBC 'Life' series

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ELY -- Former Daily Globe photographer Jim Brandenburg was part of the production team for the upcoming "Plants" (Program 9) of the new BBC "Life" documentary series airing at 7 p.m. April 18 on The Discovery Channel.

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Brandenburg and BBC producer Neil Lucas spent months filming Minnesota's north woods at Ravenwood, Jim Brandenburg's home near Ely, and the prairies of southwest Minnesota.

Through the use of cutting-edge digital HD time-lapse photography, "Plants" reveals how plants battle for life and face the challenges of their habitats. One sequence in the program is the "most complex ever done for a natural history show in the history of television" said British science journalist Sir David Attenborough, who also wrote the "Life" series.

Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, "Life" is a BBC and Discovery Channel co-production. The 11-part natural history series is airing on Discovery Channel on Sundays through April 18.

On the Net:

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/life-the-series-videos/

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