Common cranes have been hand-reared to fly alongside a microlight to capture these images.

Earthflight uses many different filming techniques to create the experience of flying with birds as they reveal some of the greatest natural and man-made monuments of the planet.

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Narrated by David Tennant
Music composers: Will Gregory and Steven Faux

Earthflight – Episode 3 “Europe” showing Thursday 12th January at 8pm on BBC One