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Introduction: Episode 2: Nature's Wonders (India From Above) (01:26)


India is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Aerial footage provides a unique perspective of various landscapes and their inhabitants.

Salt Farming (05:50)

India is nearly 1.2 million square miles and home to over a billion people. Approximately 70% live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihood. From October to June, farmers mine salt in the Rann of Kutch.

Seasonal Migration (06:06)

Welcoming visitors is part of India's culture and tradition. Every fall, the residents of Khichan welcome thousands of demoiselle cranes with sacks of grain; the birds will eat over 1.4 million pounds of grain in six months.

Natural Resources (05:40)

India has 4% of Earth's fresh water. In Abhaneri, villagers collect water from the Chand Baori stepwell. Patches of vegetation float on Loktak Lake; some hold buildings. The Meitei live on phumdis and employ a unique fish farming technique.

Indian Monsoon (05:20)

India comprises 2.4% of Earth's land mass. Monsoon season delivers nearly 80% of India's annual rainfall and dictates the lives of inhabitants. Fishermen navigate stormy weather off the coast of Vizhinjam; Kumaran relies on traditional methods.

Meghalaya (04:50)

Clouds dump over 450 inches of rainfall each year, creating a unique challenge for the Khasis. Elbin carries supplies between communities along a network of ancient paths; he crosses bridges made with the roots of rubber trees.

Bhedaghat (02:57)

A group of boys dives from marble cliffs into the Narmada River. The high concentration of magnesium in the marble makes it soft, leading to the creation of the Dhuandhar Falls.

Lonar Lake (02:49)

Lonar is 500 feet deep and contains alkaline, saline, and fresh water; it lies inside an impact crater. Scientists discover special organisms living in the water, including a type of bacteria that uses the Earth's magnetic field to navigate.

Thar Desert (07:50)

Border areas between India and Pakistan can be volatile. The Border Security Force patrols the desert that covers 77,000 square miles. Constable Juli Devi leads members of her Mahila Prahari squad; heat is a challenge. The BSF uses camels to navigate the desert. (Credits)

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Episode 2: Nature's Wonders (India From Above)

Part of the Series : India From Above
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A journey through India’s fascinating natural wonders: the land of 40-million-year-old monsoons that nourish man and nature; the Thar desert, where women officers brave extreme weather to guard the nation; a floating civilization on a lake; the marble rocks of Bhedaghat; a crater lake; the white desert-supplier of the country’s salt; and a migration saved by a village. Experience India From Above.

Length: 43 minutes

Item#: BVL283846

Copyright date: ©2020

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