Win a copy of BBC Earth’s “Life” on DVD

froggy guyI remember when my husband sat me down and told me I had to watch BBC Earth’s Planet Earth. I sat there with my mouth open watching a film that introduced me to beautiful birds, fish, animals and other miraculous creatures that I will probably never get to see in person. Not only were the creatures beautiful, the film itself was stunning. The color, the closeups, the everything…it’s just an amazing film to watch. If you’re looking to understand why its so important that we don’t harm natural habitats and why we need to care for this Earth, Planet Earth goes a long way in helping you understand.

The makers of Planet Earth have released another film, Life, that offers the same experience. There are 130 stories from the natural world – 54 of which have never been captured on film before. In addition to the creatures, the film also dedicates one portion to plants. The technology used to film Life has improved since the filming of Planet Earth (hard to believe it gets better than that).

Take a look at a clip from the film. You’ll see sea creatures you most likely have never seen before and wouldn’t get a chance to see if not for this film.

Like what you see? I sure do. Warner Brothers has given me to copies of the film on DVD to give away to my readers. Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, their are four DVD’s in each box with 484 minutes of stunning image after stunning image. Special features that weren’t seen when the Discovery Channel initially ran Life include ten behind the scenes video diaries by the filmmaking team, deleted scenes, and a music only viewing option.

How can you win one of the two copies I have? It’s easy. Simply leave a comment below and tell me where you favorite place is to go to experience the natural world. This is very important – in your comment, you must leave a way for me to contact you if your name does not link to contact information. Your e-mail address or your twitter name would be ideal. If I have no way of contacting you, you will not be eligible to win. Two winners will be chosen at random.

life dvdHere is some other fine print:

  • The contest will run until Wednesday, June 9, 2010 and end at 11:59 ET.
  • Contest is only open to residents of the United States.
  • The films will be send media mail – so your patience in their arrival after the contest ends is appreciated.
  • Winners will be announced on Friday, June 10, 2010.
  • Please only enter once. Second entries will be discarded.

  1. I go to the ocean to experience the natural world. For me it’s a place of serenity. A place to go recharge and to heal. It’s the one place on earth where my head is quiet and my soul’s at peace. When I stand at the edge of the ocean (the edge of the world as I know it) I cannot imagine not believing in a God. It’s where eternity and forever are real. For me the ocean is as much a part of the natural world as it is the mystical.

    • Tracy Cassidy
    • June 4th, 2010

    I am so excited about this DVD, although I haven’t yet seen it. The clips I have seen are amazing! Thank you for the chance to win it!

    • Beth
    • June 5th, 2010

    I love to walk in the woods right near my house, or even sit in my own backyard. We have all sorts of plants, animals, and birds here. I’ve seen rabbits, skunks, red foxes, and even a deer or two.I love to be out there early in the morning or late at night, when it’s quiet, to just enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. I do have a dream, though, to someday travel to the Galapagos Islands to see the amazing wildlife that only lives there.

    • Meredith Neilland
    • June 5th, 2010

    It’s funny, last night I had a dream that I moved to Wyoming! It was random, but reading this, I wonder if maybe I dreamed it for a reason. It makes me think that my favorite place to go to experience the natural world is out West. I remember going to Yosemite when I was about 10 years old. A family friend told me to look up in the sky and it was so dark and clear that I could see the Milky Way. On that trip I also saw amazing rock structures like Half Dome and El Capitan , giant redwood trees that were hundreds of years old, and a multitude of wild animals in their natural habitat. Now that I’m remembering it all, I really want to go back!

  2. I love the ocean in winter, but I also love to walk in the woods adjoining our property and seeing the foxes, deer, and birds that live alongside us.

    • Melissa Young
    • June 5th, 2010

    I love to take my kids on scavanger hunts in the woods. We look for “nature”. They find sticks, bugs, rocks, dirt, and leaves. They love it! I am so happy to have the opportunity to win a copy of the movie!

  3. My favorite way to experience nature is under water, scuba diving. Every time I dive, I see new and exciting things. My favorite diving memory is seeing a Caribbean reef octopus escape from the mouth of a scorpionfish, shoot some ink in self defense, and flee.

  4. My favorite way to experience nature is to do a bit of Urban Exploration through abandoned buildings and see the way nature reclaims the remnants of mankind’s destruction. So amazing to see a flower pushing up through a crack in a concrete floor to flower in a tiny patch of light through a collapsed roof, or to see a family of birds nesting in the rafters of some forgotten building. Reminds me of the resilience of nature.

    • Kathryn
    • June 8th, 2010

    I live in the city of san francisco. My favorite place to experience nature is in community gardens throughout the city. To escape, I hop on my bike and weave through traffic until I arrive to one of these secret gardens. They are so peaceful and it reminds me that we are living within nature. Even when it seems like humankind is conquering it, nature is there. Twitter: @BillsClimateLab

    • Corey Tyler
    • June 8th, 2010

    Brazil. In November of ’09 I spent a week there, disconnected from modern technology and surrounded by nature. Bright birds, colorful butterflies, interesting insects and much more waited right outside my bedroom door. As night fell, we sat by a fire engaging in conversation and looking at the stars, shining so much brighter than the stars I can see at home. My trip there was an amazing experience.


    • Allison Smith
    • June 9th, 2010

    It’s amazing what I see when I sit still and am quiet in my own garden. There are many different birds, bees, and crawling insects that don’t seem to mind my being there. They will go about their business while I watch. If I am there early in the evening, I may also be visited by a rabbit or two.

    • Stephanie Coleman
    • June 9th, 2010

    Living where we do in Texas, we are not close to the wonderful ocean, nor do we have mountains. However, we go to different parks in the area and look at the different varieties of plants and trees. My children really enjoy the “cat-tails”. We see different wildlife- from bugs, butterflies, snakes, birds, ducks, squirrels, armadillos, roadrunners (and they are fast), coyotes (they don’t bother you),and any other wildlife we may see. When we have been fortunate to visit the ocean- it truly is one of the most spectacular places to observe- you can get “lost” just looking out at the ocean. But for now, we are content with the beautiful stars at night and all we can see at day.

    • Dori Moura
    • June 9th, 2010

    We are fortunate to live in a town with a huge, wild and amazing municipal park. From rugged back-country trails to creekside picnic tables to fresh, cool swimming holes, Bidwell Park has it all, and it’s just a bike ride away!

    • Vicki Howell
    • June 9th, 2010

    I love to go to National Parks. One of my favorite is the Kit Carson National Park in Terrero NM. It is near Santa Fe, so you can pass through there and leave your sophistication. When you get up in the mountains and see the chipmunks jumping all over the roads, it makes you smile. Then, fish for trout and cook it over the open fire. It transports you back to another world. What a wonderful world we live in!