I have to do something to make up for my recommendation of Outlander a few weeks ago. Very sorry if anybody dialed up the Netflix series and found themselves in a dungeon with a sadistic British captain and our Scottish hero having his worst day ever.
To atone, I am going to make this Lazy Sunday a quick respite. Up top is an excerpt from the Netflix series Our Planet—ten cute baby animals.
The full eight-part documentary was filmed in 50 countries, with more than 600 crew members. It is incredibly beautiful to watch. Sir David Attenborough narrates, in his usual moving way. You’ll find Our Planet over on Netflix.
This series has drawn attention because it differs from other nature documentaries that show the glories of nature but ignore the damage caused by humans to these ecosystems, animals, and landscapes.
This series calls out our impact on the planet.
As I watch the gorillas and walruses and narwals and icebergs, I appreciate the reminder that we humans are responsible for doing our part to make the world better, not worse. Nothing less than the future of our fragile planet is at stake.
It was ironic to discover, given my attempt here to find a peaceful antidote to Outlander, that Netflix actually tweeted the following alert about the graphic scenes in Our Planet:
Apparently a wildebeest can have its worst day ever, too.