Escape to the Galápagos and meet the Islands’ unique inhabitants in a virtual reality exclusive with David Attenborough
At a time of increasing turbulence across the Galápagos Islands, a consequence of the changing climate, Atlantic and Meta bring meaningful attention to the area’s extraordinary ecosystem through an immersive lens.
In this latest installment of our innovative 3D 180° experiences, the award-winning series Galápagos with David Attenborough is brought to life in virtual reality, transporting audiences on a journey across time, evolution, and human impact.
This three-part VR docuseries launches as the effects of El Niño (a climate pattern that causes unusual warming of surface waters in the Pacific Ocean) continue to negatively impact the survival of the wildlife of the Galápagos.
The threats of El Niño are particularly catastrophic, not only for ravaging the islands’ rare habitats, but potentially destroying this one-of-a-kind ecosystem. The World Meteorological Organization has declared that global warming is likely increasing the impacts of the geographical phenomenon, causing more intense heat and heavier precipitation.
With experts fearing this will be the most intense El Niño in decades, Galápagos with David Attenborough emphasises the vital importance and global significance of this unparalleled ecosystem.
Aerial footage captures the imposing, arid nature of the Galápagos archipelago.
The 8k 180° experience and 3rd order ambisonics, created in partnership with the sound expertise of Q Department, bring audiences face-to-face with the islands’ strangest beasts. From perching on craggy rocks beside Marine Iguanas and Blue-Footed Boobies, to swimming amongst 20-tonne Whale Sharks, and the climate’s most unlikely inhabitants, Galapagos Penguins, Meta Quest watchers find themselves within touching distance of some of the rarest creatures on the planet.