Scene From ‘Planet Earth 2’ Has People On the Edge of Their Seats

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It’s only a two minute long video, but this nature scene feels like a fictional movie with a crazy race for survival set to a suspenseful soundtrack. The cinematography of “Planet Earth 2” provides such an up-close and clear look at a real situation between a marine iguana and a group of racer snakes that it puts the viewer in the middle of the action.

Immediately, you’re on the side of the lone iguana facing hungry predators. The quickly slithering snakes can cause you to shudder, and once they have the iguana in a tangle of their bodies, you can’t imagine that there’s a way out.

BoredPanda writes that this intense scene was filmed on “Fernandina, the third largest island of the Galapagos Islands,” and comes to us ten years after the first “Planet Earth” series was made by the BBC.

The BBC also uploaded a video that shows a bit of the behind-the-scenes work that took place filming these creatures at odds in the Galapagos. Be forewarned that the scene shown in this short video is more graphic, and if you’re rooting for the iguana, you won’t be happy with the outcome.