For a glimpse at just how much effort goes into creating the gorgeous shots captured by the BBC and Discovery Channel, have a look at this exhausting behind-the-scenes footage of a scene from the new series LIFE.
It’s only 60 seconds long, but this time-lapse shot of an English forest blooming in spring took more than two years to create! Narrated by David Attenborough (who voiced the UK version of LIFE — Oprah has the honors stateside), you see how the crew first shot the forest, then the plants over bluescreen, and finally pieced them all together.
It’s 10-minutes long, but plenty engrossing. Still, if you’re looking for the money shot, jump to the 9-minute mark.
Discovery Channel’s new LIFE series airs on Sundays from March 21 through April 18th. For a look at some of the stunning images from the series, hit our gallery here.