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Brandenburg part of BBC 'Life' series

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.

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.

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