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Last Updated: Friday February 10 2006 16:07 GMT

In Pictures: Planet Earth

A new BBC nature series called Planet Earth begins on BBC One soon. Here's a picture of an African Elephant swimming underwater, in Okavango, Botswana

A new BBC nature series called Planet Earth begins on BBC One soon. Here's a picture of an African Elephant swimming underwater, in Okavango, Botswana

The series looks at incredible sights around the planet, from weird animal habits to amazing mountain ranges, like here at Mount Everest

The series looks at incredible sights around the planet, from weird animal habits to amazing mountain ranges, like here at Mount Everest

The programmes also include life underwater, such as these Piranhas in Brazil [Credit: Peter Scoones]

It includes life underwater, such as these Piranhas in Brazil

Caves are also covered, like this one called Lechuguilla cave, New Mexico, USA

Caves are also covered, like this one called Lechuguilla cave, New Mexico, USA

This shows the Male Superb Bird of Paradise (seen from the front) performing a courtship display in a rainforest, Papua New Guinea

This shot shows the Male Superb Bird of Paradise (seen from the front) performing a courtship display in a rainforest in Papua New Guinea

Here's a snow leopard in the Himalayas. Until now, nobody had ever filmed snow leopards in the wild in close-up with a long lens

Here's a snow leopard in the Himalayas. Until now, nobody had ever filmed snow leopards in the wild in close-up with a long lens

This photo shows a group of desert elephants plodding through the sand dunes [Credit:  Paul Brehen]

This photo shows a group of desert elephants plodding through the sand dunes

Here are some African wild dogs running through the bush in Botswana, Africa [Ben Osborne]

Here are some African wild dogs running through the bush in Botswana, Africa



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