Supersense: Sixth Sense
The first of six episodes in the Supersense series, Sixth Sense journeys through the world's open plains, grasslands, ponds, rivers and oceans, providing a comprehensive and intriguing exploration of animal senses.
Award-winning cameraman John Downer employs a number of innovative filming techniques to shed light on this fascinating topic. By superimposing computer effects over animal footage, the extraordinary world of animal perception is brought to life. Rats appear red as snakes lock-in on their position using infra-red sensing, we 'see' the electrical impulses emitted as a platypus locates its prey, and contour lines arc along the sea bed indicating the magnetic fields dolphins use for navigation.
Widely acclaimed for its stunning special effects, Supersense is classed as one of the most innovative and visually arresting representations of an animal's point of view.