Explore the reef with great naturalist

THE first look at David Attenborough's three-part series was screened on Sunday showcasing the reef's unique history and creatures.

Attenborough filmed the documentary in 2013, and spent some time off Gladstone's shores at Heron Island and Lady Elliott.

The docuemtnary started in the northern parts of the reef- highlighting Turtle Island in particular.

Captured inside a submersible, going depths farther than ever before, Attenborough showcased the beauty of Australia's national treasure.

The great naturalist, who first dived here in 1957, returned in 2013 to film the documentary.

"The Great Barrier Reef is just a wonder of the natural world…a lovely place. I was fantastically privileged being in the ship [Alucia] which would take me up in the skies and down to the bottom of the seas… just a dream come true really," Attenborough said.

After showcasing some of the most beautiful corners of the reef, he posed a question in a way that was not pointing any fingers or naming names.

"Do we really care so little about the Earth on which we live that we don't wish to protect one of its greatest wonders from the consequences of our behaviour?"

The next two episodes will be held on ABC.



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